Friday, 29 January 2010

Photographing fashion

I'm looking forward to the 'Photographing Fashion' exhibition, which is opening in March at the Fashion Museum in Bath.

It's going to include examples of British fashion from the 1960s, including pieces by Mary Quant and Jean Muir as well as original photographs from the Sunday Times fashion archive.

Monday, 25 January 2010

Spring is in the air

Mondays are always a busy, busy day in the Anusha office, as we catch up after the weekend. We're especially hectic at the moment as we're beginning to take delivery of our new spring/summer collection - I do enjoy the excitement of unpacking boxes of goodies!

My love affair with gold jewellery continues (we're talking subtle/tasteful, not bling!). I'm really pleased with our new range of beautiful, textured-finish gold and semi-precious stone earrings, bracelets, cuffs and necklaces. Perfect pieces for summer - I know you're going to love them. They'll make an appearance online in the next couple of weeks...

Friday, 22 January 2010

Full length and fabulous!

I'm very excited - tomorrow evening, Mr Anusha and I have been invited to The Pump Rooms in Bath to celebrate the civil partnership of some wonderful friends of ours.

With a dress code of 'full length and fabulous', it seems rude not to push the boat out for the occasion! Claudia, Anusha's hair and make-up artist has kindly agreed to come round to my house tomorrow afternoon to work her magic. I'm ashamed to admit, I've been inspired by pictures of Cheryl Cole's messy-dressy do, which she was sporting at the National TV Awards on Wednesday!

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Photo location - booked!

I've just come back from George Bayntun, a family-run bookshop and bindery in Bath, where I'm going to do my next Anusha photo shoot. Little inside the shop has changed since 1938.

Downstairs, in the amazing Victorian bindery, a small team binds books entirely by hand (apparently, there are over 100 stages in this process). Lovely Annie showed me round the building today, giving me a chance to see the huge collection of hand tools and blocks (they have over 15,000 - some dating back to the eighteenth century), rolls of colourful goat and calf skins, and gorgeous hand-marbled papers.

What a treat for a wet Wednesday morning!

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Deary me!

I came across this brilliantly kitsch 1950s vintage print, 'Deary Me', via stylist Selina Lake's blog. It's available as a canvas or print at Surface View.

Monday, 11 January 2010

The big freeze

Brrr! This amazing image of a frozen Britain was taken by Nasa's Terra satellite last Thursday.

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Friday, 8 January 2010

The Aigle has landed

My Aigle (French for 'eagle') lace-up welly boots were delivered today. Perfect timing: this terrible weather we've been having looks set to continue for at least another week. I'm giving the boots a test-run tomorrow - I hope the chunky soles will give me enough grip to deal with the incredibly icy hills of Bath!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Keep warm!

Forget about fighting your way through the snow today! Relax and click through to the Anusha sale - more items have just been added, with some seriously slashed-down prices!