Mexican motifs have long been an interest of mine. I chose a highly decorative sugar skull as a new embroidery option for our on-line bespoke Dandy website. My factory sent me this photo of them where each pair is steamed to make the velvet pert and pristine before being packed into our tissue paper and boxes.
I dream of going to Mexico…. I bought a Mexican hand painted skirt at a vintage fair the other day that I will use for the AW13 photo shoot. I love artists like Frida Kahlo, Juan Soriano and architect Luis Barragan who, for a long time after seeing his work, inspired me to go through a phase of painting one wall raspberry fool pink!