Tuesday, December 23, 2008

merry christmas!

merry christmas to one and all:)
this year it means the most to me to be with my loved ones.. i hope you are with yours too! x

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

christmas at the MLC belinda store

Branded like our gift packaging, this was an inexpensive and elegant way to do our MLC windows for christmas..
i was also at the end of my energy and inspiration, so i needed to change from the proposed Klimt inspired design and create something that would still retain its class... i know its not an innovative idea, but i think it is well executed and sometimes, that is just as nice:)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

stained glass christmas at Paddington

this is the Belinda paddington version of the stain glass..
again the star lead her..
this time in shades of blue and green! :) x

Thursday, December 11, 2008

stained glass christmas at Double Bay 2

Ah.. 'the three wise women rejoice in miu miu, stella and Marni'
stain glass joys in Double bay Belinda.

The first image is before i hand painted the colours.. big props to Eric , our signwriter for working on the vinyl elements with me:) <3

then i painted the colours... on the inside or back of the stained glass panel..

the effect , as viewed from inside..

the street view..(eventually, we had a sign with the title made up, for the top of the window)

the effect close up, from the entrance to the store..

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

stained glass christmas at Double Bay

Stain glass was the inspiration for this years Christmas windows. It was a project that was influenced heavily by the stain glass ideals of hand worked but very graphic elements, and the look of modern stain glass panels.
Whilst at the corner shop window (see below posts) i used perspex to create fields of colour and light within the window.. at Belinda we were more literal with giant sheets of clear acrylic hanging to create stain glass window pains within the window.

Originally the idea was to paint directly onto the glass and turn our store fronts into stain glass windows, however budget and time constraints meant i had to use the perspex sheets and bring the 'stained glass' inside for most of our displays.. except this one... Due to the architecture of the window, we were able to paint directly onto the glass, and for that, this is my favourite of all of them.. it is installed as it was designed:)
Yay! small victories but good ones:)

"the star lead her to the shoes and bag she had been dreaming of.."

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

wednesday inspirations

ah its wednesday and for the first time in ages, i feel inspired! so im sharing my wednesday inspiration email with you all as well.. :)
i will upload pics of the rest of my xmas windows over the weekend:)

Monday, December 1, 2008

xmas at the corner shop paddington

Today i did our xmas display in the corner shop paddington. The idea was a collaboration between simone and myself. i think it has a lovely feeling; modern, young and arty, but still very functional, feminine and all importantly, festive!
merry christmas

Sunday, November 23, 2008

moments in the strand

an isabel marant moment in the corner strand..

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Well i know i have been away for AGES, and im sorry but as i loose assistants left right and centre (BOO financial crisis BOOOOOOOOOOO) my nose is to the grindstone and i barely have time to get everything into the displays let alone documented and posted here in the virtual world..
And i AM sorry.. i loathe times when life takes over and you have little to no hiatus time to do the good stuff..
anyhoo.. here are some pics for our latest shoe and bag displays at the strand..
love the casual bow popping up in new places..
be prepared for a posting onslaught next week when ALL our xmas displays go in! YAY!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


PHEW! After two days (17 hours to be exact) of blu-taccing origami paper sheets to the walls of the window, we have the Autumn Winter 09 'pixelator' launch window installed in the MLC.. yay!

Akira Isogawa in the back window (lovely textures from the australian/japanese darling)

Donna Karan in the side window (what a dress!!! Thank you Donna!)

Lanvin in the front left window..(I think this is their best trench yet! amazing)

Dries Van Noten in the front right (as always, effortless to dress and combine)

and now I can be sick quietly with tonsillitis.. does everyone else also get sick when you need to be in peak performance??xx

Thursday, October 30, 2008

After being inspired by Jason Eppink's pixelators --> pixelator
( massive respect <3 )

I designed our soft launch of the aw09 collections (and ss08 australian collections) in our Belinda shoe store.

The colour works well behind a predominantly black set of collections and adds a summery kick to the window... This is important, as its combating the resistance we often find when launching our winter season in the beginnings of the blazing Aussie summer..

Sunday, October 26, 2008

when worlds collide..

they other day i was musing to myself, wouldnt the world just be a better place if there was a blog with amazing photography of amazing windows...


the world is a better place now:)
thanks to the JC report for the original link which lead me to this page!
and to the modelizer for being awesome.
x e

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

wednesday inspirations

My wednesday inspiration email today was driven by the overall greyness in sydney for the last couple of days. They are some pics i took of mainly grey moments on my travels over the last month.. hopefully they will abate the rain gods and throw us back to colour tomorrow! xx

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Summer Lovin..

today, while waiting for the arrival of garden furniture to finish a display from aussie swimwear designers Anna and Boy, we had some fun with our male mannequin and the synthetic grass to be used for the installation..

He lay there, in his own private garden scene through lunchtime, reminding us all how good summer is:)


Monday, October 13, 2008

love this:

cause my favourite thing is everything too:) except im not tall.


Sunday, October 12, 2008

sunday afternoon

things doing it for me today:
prince, snowglobe rings, impromptu dumplings with new friends and klimt's visions of chickens and spring..

Friday, October 3, 2008

Things doing it for me today:

Kaleidoscopes, Becks 'youthless', sit down lunches with friends and painting my own shoes..x

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Romance was born @ the corner shop

As a part of The Corner Shop events series, we have been working with young designers to create amazing installations within The Corner Shop in the Strand Arcade..
Romance was born is our latest in this series; Changing our store into a tribal wedding filled with their current NAMASTE ready to wear and one off catwalk pieces..
The installation has to be seen to be fully apprieciated due to its intricate detailing and the layering of props/fashion/ideas/and Del Kathryn motifs... as Anna and Luke say 'More is more'.. lol what a great inspiration to work under!
here are some pics:)

My greatest respect to the Romance was Born crew, who were not only excellently talented in their vision and installation set up, but inspired us all to get 'namasted' up and have a good time.
<3 xx