… for Pea’ s sake!

btlogoBAILEYTOMLIN    is   a well  known  firm  for their  exquisite  sculptural  millinery and  jewllery pieces.  

Slide1BAILEYTOMLIN ‘s  designs,  always  amaze,bringing Natue into our  lives  with   originality, technique and quality. Roses, sun rays, strawbberies and dew drops, although classic  decorative  themes,  are  given  a unique  interpretation.

 BAILEYTOMLIN  collections  have  also  a  funky  side,   inspired  by  unexpexted   motives , for  example   …peas!




As  far as   BAILEYTOMLIN   is  concerned,  none of  the  peas  in   the  pod  are  alike . In  fact each  one   has  its  own  story  as  those  in  the  peapod broatch shown below:


Zoom in and the layers and textures glow like jewels in this piece of BAILEY TOMLIN  micro millinery.

  But  would  you  like  to  know  the  secret  behind the  charm  of  this  broach, as  ‘confessed’   by Bridget  the  designer  of BAILEY TOMLIN  ?

A tiny turquoise feather found blowing in the wind at London Zoo !

                         That’s so iridescent it’s irresistible !!!

Good Night Mrs Elsa


                                             ELSA    SCHIAPARELLI

                  10 September 1890, Rome  – 13 November 1973, Paris 

Photograph by Irving Penn. Published in Vogue, October 2003
Photograph by Irving Penn. Published in Vogue, October 2003
Evening dress, summer 1937
(The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Coat, spring 1939
(The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Dress, ca. 1940
(The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Belt, fall 1934
( The Metropolitan Museum of Art )
Cocteau Evaning Jacket, fall 1937
( The Metropolitan Museum of Art )
Hat, Winter 1937-38
( The Metropolitan Museum of Art )
Necklace, fall 1938
( The Metropolitan Museum of Art )
Dinner Dress, February 1937
( Philadelphia Museum of Art )

 Images  above  are  from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Vogue.it and Voguepedia.

 For more info about Mrs Elsa, please click  on the  photos. 

Ecoluxe London Sep ’12 promotes and nurtures UK talent

By Stamo

Ecoluxe London Sep ’12 showroom. Pic by Polydor@PolPic.com

Leading the way in Ethical Fashion is British Talent, Innovation and Ecoluxe London.
In our September ‘ 12 exhibition, we had no less than thirteen UK based companies with Ethical credentials, dedication and support for British manufacturing.

Dresses made of celluloid film and recycled surgical masks by Tytti Thusberg: Ecoluxe London Sep ’12. Pic by Polydor@PolPic.com

With the motto ‘love is everything’, Tracey Ellis founded Shanti Sundays in 2010. Colourful leisure and yoga wear manufactured in the UK with its accessories manufactured in India, where the company also supports various charities.
Shanti Sundays in the Ecoluxe London Sep ’12 showroom. Pic by Polydor@PolPic.com

Supported by Rain: Using broken umbrellas and end of roll fabrics to create unique rainwear made in the UK.
Supported By Rain in the Ecoluxe London Sep ’12 showroom. Pic by Polydor@PolPic.com.

By Stamo: Luxury classics with a twist. Manufactured in the UK.
By Stamo in the Ecoluxe London Sep ’12 showroom. Pic by Polydor@PolPic.com

British designer Romero Bryan, chose to showcase his new collection in Ecoluxe London instead of NY Couture Fashion Week. His first attempt to create luxury with a conscious produced layered jackets and skirts with transparent details in cream and black.
Romero Bryan backless dress

Romero Bryan and Yva from Yvian in Ecoluxe London Sep ’12

Yvian, showcased with us their first collection. Dedicated to fair trade and fair working conditions. Yvian is committed to change lives and promote development through fashion.
Yvian in the Ecoluxe London Sep ’12 showroom

Anna P: leather handbags and cool headbands. This season Anna, besides her leather accessories also showcased her collection made of recycled denim trousers. Everything is UK made.
Headband by Anna P in the Ecoluxe London Sep ’12 showroom. Pic by Polydor@PolPic.com

Rebecca-Jane: Leather handbags and accessories made of recycled and reworked leather jackets. Manufactured in the UK
Rebecca- Jane in Ecoluxe London Sep ’12

Selina Cheong: Leather handbags and accessories manufactured in the UK and made according to the highest quality standards.
Selina Cheong in the Ecoluxe London Sep ’12 showroom

Talented Totes: UK made totes and a range of canvas and fabric bags made in the UK. Menswear fabrics and off cuts are also used to create a range of totes with cool prints on them.
Talented Totes in Ecoluxe London Sep ’12. Pic by Polydor@PolPic.com

Bailey Tomlin: exquisite hair bands, head pieces, jewellery and handbags- designed and created in the UK
Bailey Tomlin in Ecoluxe London Sep ’12. Pic by Polydor@PolPic.com

Hatastic!: reworked and reblocked vintage hats with added ‘bits and bobs’. Chloe works wonders.

Sew Last Season, Elena Garcia, presented her collection of upcycled men’s jackets and shirts.
Sew Last Season in the Ecoluxe London Sep ’12 showroom

The shoe fleur collection from Po-Zu.
Po-Zu in Ecoluxe London Sep ’12. Pic by Polydor@PolPic.com

A picture is a thousand words so please feel free to talk about them.

Bailey Tomlin

Bridget Bailey of Baily Tomlin is an artist that always surprises us with her creations.
This season her theme was bee-coluxe with bees and flies decorating bouquets, headpieces and jewellery.

1) Your passion beyond fashion
Growing things
2) Your life in three words
Not long enough
3) Your life in colours
It’s gold today…
(4) Your Hero
My mum at the moment
5) What is your song/music
Janelle Monae
6) What do you wear to bed
Nothing but I love pyjamas…
7) Your favourite Flower
So many…

8) Your favourite food recipe
Fresh asparagus
9) Your rescue cooking trick
Not worrying about it
10) Live to eat or eat to live
Love both

11) Wine: Red or White
Yes please
12) Selfridges or Spitalfields Market
Liberty and my allotment
13) Peace of Mind or Scattered mind
Scattered but at peace with it
14) Fantasy or Reality
Reality can be fantastical
15) Moonlight or Sunlight
Depends what time it is…

16) Journey or Destination
Journey in the right direction
17) What is your walk
18) Who will you be reincarnated as
Not planning to wait till next time
19) What’s important to you
My friends, my dreams, my work
20) Food for Fashion
Plenty of natural indigents and cross pollination