Love, P x
When I worked as the manager of a fashion label a few years ago the staff were all required to learn how to tie scarves and sarongs in different ways to maximise the uses of this great accessory. You can use it as a headscarf, a bag or turn it into lots of different dress styles. When I got this beautiful Louella Odié Pomfet Sarong, I immediately thought of my favourite top to tie. A total beach look, perfect to wear over your bikini with some denim shorts or long flowy skirt. The back is completely exposed which helps with blistering heat we’ve been experiencing. Created by a print-making mother and daughter, with a background in fashion came together to create a unique collection of accessories that show their love for the Island life and Hong Kong heritage. The colours of the Pomfet Sarong are bright and foolproof for summer. A striking yellow with white polka dots and a deep blue in the form of printed fish make this sarong ideal for beach, junks or barbecues. The size is 100cm x 200cm which makes it an excellent size when it comes to tying dresses, and the feel of the fabric is so luxurious, smooth and silky. Can we also just take a moment to appreciate the beautiful packaging!
Last month I did a little write up about super fun and hip knit brand Sheep & Stitch about their cool concept and easy to follow step by step tutorials on how to knit your own scarfs, hats and more. The day I met up with founder Davina to shoot, I modelled 3 of the finished products for her tutorial and here is the 2nd! Now, I know I said the first one was by favourite but looking back at these have made me change my mind! The last scarf I blogged about was a bright yellow cowl and this one is a regular chunky scarf, about 120cm long or so. I adore the colour of this one (off white/grey), I usually pick very minimal, simple timeless pieces when it comes to fashion and jewellery so this one is right up my street.. And It goes so well with a leather jacket, my favourite type of outerwear during this season, but we didn’t shoot it in this season! It was still about 35c when we went out to shoot these, burrr!! Look on for the free tutorial embedded in this post below! Happy knitting! Love, P
Last week, I shot with Sheep & Stitch‘s founder Davina for one of her new creations this beautiful bright yellow cowl. As we shot around the Tai Ping Shan area in Sheung Wan, she told me a little bit about her concept and ideas for Sheep & Stitch and where it all began. A dog lover with a passion for creating beautiful knit wear and wanting to inspire other to create their own designs, Davina came up with Sheep & Stitch, a brand and blog that teaches you how to knit your own designs. Her website not only has a shop that sells yarn, bamboo knitting needles, eco friendly shopping bags but knitting kits, perfect for beginners with an HD videos showing you step by step how to knit the piece you’ve chosen. Sheep & Stitch also have free and full videos on youtube that include step by step tutorials, tip sand more. We shot 2 scarves that day, this one being my favourite. Winter is usually the time for darker more muted colours but why not spruce up your outfit with a pop of colour this year. Better yet, chose your colour and make one yourself This particular cowl has a video to match (below) Thanks Davina for a fun day, it was lovely meeting you! More