с новым годом...
That's Happy New Year in Russian, because I'm so cold right now, I feel like I am in Russia.
I had vowed that I was going to be super organised and update my blog more, yet It's already the 12th and I seem to have been whisked away in a magical vortex of work and excitement....
So I have to say that 2009 came with an abundance of highlights..... It marked both my third catwalk show at London Fashion Week, as well as my debut at Vienna Fashion Week...and two brand new collections under my belt!
On top of that I got to work on some awesome projects this year and also got to take my brand to a more international focus as travelling is the only other thing that comes close to my work as far as my LOVE LIST goes!
Jetting stateside to work in New York as creative coordinator of the NYC AGAINST HIV event as well as presenting my collection on the catwalk over there was a particular fun point....however the falling over and scarring my knee for life, was not so great! Battle wounds........
The beginning of the year saw my special event with Jodie Harsh, 'The Emma Bell Circus comes to Town' thrown at Circus with the amazing Ladyhawke as guest DJ and cupcakes galore up for grabs by the scrumptious, 'Outsider Tart'.
Other juicy highlights include having Big Brother Twins, Samanda rock my AW09 show and styling Little Boots for Notion Magazine!wooeeee! 2009 also saw Ebony Bones rocking my robes as well as Raquel Reed, Beth Jeans Houghton, Jodie Harsh, Annie and Olivia Merilahti of 'The Do'!!
And of course, in keeping with the International twist, 2009 saw me branching out and going all continental (like a breakfast...) and moving to Vienna for a juicy chunk of the year! I am super grateful to have been taken under the wing of the wonderful Quartier21 programme who offered me a position as Artist in Residence in a beautiful studio in a beautiful city!!! Vienna was AMAZING and allowed me to work with a huge selection of talented creatives from all over the World, present my first European showcase and of course work in a totally new environment which was super inspiring!!!
All and all a very happy, busy and exciting year...and I'm tropically excited for the realms of 2010! There's some juicy treats and projects lurking up my bejewelled sleeves...so keep those peepers peeled for upcoming gossip and shizzle!
Best foot forward and all that for the year ahead....So far I was super chuffed to get a mention in the 'Evening Standard's' trend predictions for 2010, a nice bit of coverage on SS10 in 'The Journal' and to have my garments featured in an awesome shoot styled by Alexis Knox in the latest issue of Notion Magazine!!!
Enough of my rambling....and reminiscing and whatever else!
Magical unicorn wishes and kisses for 2010 folks!
Love and Gin and Tonic,