29 June 2010

A promising weekend and a lovely feature

I can't believe it's already the end of June! This month has gone so fast, I even didn't have time to do half of what I had planned, but I'm really grateful to everyone who chose to trust bagatelles&co and to all the wonderful bloggers who featured my work in the past few weeks! Speaking of which, I had a lovely surprise over the weekend to see my Azulejos clucth featured in pretty pretty blog Creature Comforts.

One of my best friend is getting married this weekend in Paris, and guess who's making her dress? ... he he it's me! I have only a few days left to make sure it's all fine and fitting well... (oh stress!)  and to complete my last orders for the month. I'll be leaving for Paris in a couple of days, I can't wait to meet up with all my friends and family, and of course, cherry on the cake, to see my friend wearing "my dress" on her big day! I'll be posting photos of the dress when I'm back next week...
On this note, I leave you with some pretty wedding inspiration found on Pinterest...

... and my Azulejos clutch in Creature Comforts ( unfortunately sold out by now...)

25 June 2010

We Make London Summer edition

Oh la la !!! It has been so busy this week that I completely forgot to mention I was participating to  We Make London summer craft fair tomorrow...

I will be mostly selling my little brooches and Gigi purses, although I'll still bring along a few of my bigger bags. There will also be cute bows made of Liberty fabric to wear as a brooch...
Etsy is the main sponsor and will be organizing a raffle so it should be fun!
I know it's really hard to think about staying indoors on a Saturday afternoon with such a nice weather but it should be a nice event with lots of nice Designer/Makers ( 80!!! can you believe it!!!?)
Anyway, I'm looking forward to it!

21 June 2010

Coeur de Pirate

Since I recently discovered Coeur de Pirate, I've been listening to them everyday! This particular song keeps humming in my head... I love the lighthearted retro feel to it... Perfect to start off the week!

Coeur de pirate || Ensemble from Dare To Care Records 

16 June 2010

Oh Miss Flower!

Beautiful photos by Bo-Lee for Vogue Korea via the Fashion Post
I love everything: the colours, the flowers, the accessories, amazing styling and the girls are so cute!

15 June 2010

Pretty things: feeling crafty

diy pom pom via once wed


Today I would like to share with you the work of one my favourite Etsy designer: Nadinoo
Nadia, the designer behind this cute label kindly lent me some of her pieces for my photoshoot: here, here and here.

"Celebrating the lady from era’s gone by, Nadinoo invites timeless silhouettes and detailing to create it’s vintage felt collections. Designs include boastful bows, flirtatious frills and beautiful bell shapes in sumptuous silks and cottons from Liberty of London prints."

So here she tells us a bit more about her and her work:

Where did you grow up and where do you currently live?
I had grown up between Lancashire, England and Tripoli, Libya; I currently live in East London.

What, if any, formal training have you had in fashion design/dressmaking?
I studied a 4 Year Fashion design and Technology degree at Manchester Metropolitan University.

What do you find is the most challenging in your work?
Fitting everything I need to do into my day is always tricky, I still haven’t managed a full weekend off this year.

What three words spring to mind when you think of your lovely clothes?
Pretty, Cutesy and Playful..

Where do you find your inspiration?
Everywhere really, I don’t think I ever switch off as I’m inspired even by my dreams on the occasion. I love scouring vintage stores and flea markets through dusty rails to find forgotten treasures, I’ve found so many pretty detailing and silhouettes that filter through into Nadinoo designs. I like my collections to have a hint of inspiration from all my favourite eras, so there is a little something for everyone.

If you could be a piece of clothing what would it be and why?
I think I would be my big Velvet Orange hat with fruit on it, I think it’s nuts but makes me smile when I wear it :)

5 things you love?
* My Fiancé
*Fish & Chips
*Cups of tea

What is your favourite material?
I love working in cotton it is so nice to handle cut and sew giving you a perfectly finished garment each time.

What does the future hold for you and your shop?
We hope to open up our first Nadinoo boutique in London early next year with adjoining atelier. I have really enjoyed the contact and conversations we have had with our customers over the internet but to do it in person will be even more fun!

Fore more info, Nadia's website and lovely blog...

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