June 13, 2010Comments are off for this post.

The first Spring Summer Collection, 5 years ago….

Eilis boyle 2006 small

HPIM2030-final small

HPIM2161-final small

HPIM2181-final small 
2006 cropped 

HPIM2288-final-3 small

This was the first Spring Summer I did 5 years ago.

 It feels equally as long as it does recent.

If you haven't seen or heard of the girl in the pictures you will soon...; )


March 29, 2010Comments are off for this post.

June Havoc

June havoc 2
June Havoc

1913 -2010 


March 7, 2010Comments are off for this post.


Grace kelly and audrey hepburn 
Via Iconicphotos

Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly

Backstage at the 28th Annual Academy Awards 

 March 21, 1956

March 5, 2010Comments are off for this post.




Impossible to imagine anyone, or anything, stealing the limelight from wonderful Chacha.

During this shoot Jade silently glided herself  straight into the centre of the frame, seconds before snapping each shot. 

 She posed as if knowing, she was meant to be there

Thank you for such a beautiful shoot.


This post is in your memory.

 The Great 'Dame' Jade

February 18, 2010Comments are off for this post.

The red carpet calls


Today I received an email asking for a few 'gunnas'* for the next red carpet event. As if I didn't have any lovely pieces I could easily send today. I have decided to embark myself in a 38 hour frenzy ,making a few pieces I think would be much nicer for the wonderful candidate.

There is nothing better than an impossible deadline to get one's life back in track...specially after a week or so living in limbo....

In anticipation of a couple of sleepless nights and overdosing in chocolate and coffee...I wish you all a wonderful weekend  !


*gunnas snatched from the POB dictionary

February 17, 2010Comments are off for this post.

Faded Romantic by Helen James


I know Helen James and myself share a few readers, but for those who may have missed this shoot check out her blog to see more incredible images.

Helen James Design

All photographs by

EJ Carr  Model Vanessa at Morgan The Agency Hair and Make up Ivey Sullivan at Morgan the Agency All clothing and accessories (unless stated otherwise) by Helen James

February 16, 2010Comments are off for this post.


Dior dog 
LouiseDahlWolfe Photograph by Louise Dahl-Wolfe



What a terrible week.

There is no hiding my sentiment, and I have bored you all about this already, regarding the passing of McQueen. I'm not sure why I have been so affected by it, but losing a dear friend several years ago in the exact same manner has brought up ghosts of the past which have to be dealt with.

It's as if someone has ripped my heart out and turned my brain into mushy peas. I can't think and the headache is permanent

Travelling to London the day after the news, and it was miserably cold and wet, didn't help escape the moment. He was on the cover of every single paper, on the news on the Express train to Paddington and every conversation I over heard was talking about him.

I did go from fabric shop to fabric shop listening to personal stories of a young and determined McQueen, breathless, running around looking for fabrics. It was meaningful to be in London that day. And although sad I'm glad I was there

On a complete different note, yesterday, as I walked the dog, a wonderful 6 or 7 month old boxer puppy came out of nowhere and joined us for a couple of hours of play.

When it was time to go I didn't have the heart to leave her behind in the park, on her own. Incredibly thin she jumped into my car and we drove her to the vet to check her micro chip...the bad news is some irresponsible owner had not fulfilled their duties of doing this . Leaving me with this adorable dog and no where to find her owner.

I printed posters, drove around and went to the same park several times. No sign of owner.

She stayed the night, but I live in a tiny apartment and all I can say is that no one slept well last night.

This morning I drove her to the pound. I cried the 40 minute journey there and the 40 minute journey back. If I had a garden I would have kept her.

I would like to scream at her owner  for not being responsible enough to microchip her. I wouldn't be so upset and the poor dog wouldn't be freezing out in the cold now.

To end this moan on a lighter note..it turns out I will be going to Paris after all...

February 15, 2010Comments are off for this post.


Queen elizabeth coronation


Who, and if anybody, can or will be McQueen's successor?

February 13, 2010Comments are off for this post.



Alexander mcqueen birdAlexander McQueen


'Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there,
 wondering, fearing, doubting,
 dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.'
Photograph by Mario Sorrenti via Fashion Indie

January 29, 2010Comments are off for this post.

Alex Ceball






For more information on one of my favourite contemporary illustrators, visit his site:  Alex Ceball