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Jackie? Are you there??! x



Leaving on our adventure..not sure how Bella managed to take this pic, but I love the way the shadow looks like a man with a big nose…




Charlie is our fashionisto today..he’s insisted on wearing his top back-to-front..




To match his blue nail varnish (Yep, a fashion statement rather than hyperthermia..)




First part of the journey is by train.  The kids are tickled pink by the window of this platform cafe…made on purpose or did someone get bored?!



Fuel stop at Brockley (re-named broccoli by Bella..)



They’re not  impressed by my blue egg brunch, but honestly it’s Delicious!



There’s a serendipitous magazine on the table….reminding us we’re here on a mission from New York (Click for the NY link and the complete story!)..we have to find Jackie’s book ‘Silk for the Feed Dog’ before anyone else does..she’s literally sent it from across the Atlantic..




Except – so near yet so far..there’s no effing internet on my phone so now we don’t have a map.  Tip to self: Always carry a paper back-up…and we’re on a deadline for the magic to happen..




We jump on a bus..it’s the scenic route but at least I can remember the way from Lewisham (we’re travelling two sides of a very large triangle)..the question is..will we make it in time??



There it is!! London’s smallest library…



Is it there? Are we too late?








All the way from New York!! Utterly totes amazing!!!  So thrilled it’s there and there is such a things as magic in the world..



And the kids are thrilled to swap and find books of their own too..

Time to go home for a nice cup of tea and a good read..except I have two children to entertain…

but hey!..they have books too! Result!

Laters, a very happy, Kate x

(Quick link back to the NY part of the story!)




Oh! How I LOVE!

I have more dresses from our first collection…not perfectly shot because these were taken literally on the rails at the factory…but perfectly made…

IMG_1858This is the (Frilly) Billie in black broderie anglais…effing awesome in my entirely biased opinion! I will die to wear this dress..the piping…sooo chic!

IMG_1866The Grace in black..just a completely different dress…simple, elegant…wonderful!

IMG_1859This is our no-named shirt…Lace is our reflection on now..this print represents our vision for the future and a very british essence we wanted to capture.  What has delighted us (can you tell?!) is that we wanted the core of our first collection to be cross-seasonal so we could carry it forward whilst growing new ideas…the other concept we wanted to embrace is escalator dressing..the ability to wear an item dressed up out to dinner..or casually with a pair of jeans or flip-flops..the final criteria is that where humanely possible everything will have pockets..love. love. LOVE! – check out the cuffs and the shoulders..


The Valentina, tarted up…don’t you want to just touch it? stroke it? Wear it? She is gorgeous!

Laters, a delighted Kate xxx

Cushions with a touch of vintage..

Slipping in an extra post for the lovely Rubyfoot who was wondering what to do with her  scarfs…and for the wonderful Lizzie at the vintage traveller who has just been given a beautiful scarf!

These pictures are from a project Anna and I did last summer when we were experimenting with vintage..there is an amazing stall in Portabello Market that just sells silk scarves, we trawled the rails to unearth the best to turn into cushions…when you see the beauty of some of the designs (the still life is one of my favourites) you appreciate they really are works of art and should be admired in their full glory.

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aters, Kate x

The Cool Dude

The following pictures were taken over the Easter weekend..first my cool dude son, three year old Charlie…just because he is..

IMG_1614 IMG_1615 IMG_1622 IMG_1623 IMG_1625 IMG_1626Who then went down with Chicken pox…or as he calls them chicken Pops!

Nice one son..

IMG_1676 Flying eggs…just for laura! xIMG_1676 IMG_1674IMG_1677On Easter Sunday everyone had to decorate an egg – and race it!IMG_1679 IMG_1680The spotty one won!

Laters, Kate x