Monday, June 7, 2010

This woman is my one of my heroines: costume designer Sandy Powell.

I was first drawn to her through the film Orlando (1993), directed by Sally Potter. She had also designed the costumes for Shakespeare in Love, the Aviator, Wings of the Dove, Interview with the Vampire. You get the idea.
She is an amazingly talented designer and knocked all the A-listers for six, as far am I'm concerned, this year at the Oscars, with her 1930's style gown and fabulous accessories. She won (again) for Young Victoria.

Welcome to Lissom Yarn

Hi out there,

So, this is the blog attached to Lissom Yarn, my fashion studio and boutique in Flemington, Melbourne.

Here I will be finding beautiful things to share with you: colours, designs, fashion tips and style notes, costume, history , sustainability and anything thats inspiring me lately in my travels through everyday fashion and design.

I hope you can enjoy and be inspired to look at fashion and design from a different perspective; fashion is not just what's on the catwalk, it is a larger expression of how we see ourselves in the context of our communities and what we value in ourselves and others. It is the most immediate and flexible transference of ideology in modern society and helps to both align and divide people.

I believe fashion can be constructive, not just consumptive, and hope this forum helps to get these ideas flowing.