Saturday, 18 October 2014

The Best of Friends

During our Autumn photo shoot the child and the horse unexpectedly developed a special friendship. The two of them were so content together it made the rest of us feel rather redundant. Also, they had some very important interests in common: running around, standing around and eating. Here are some photos from that peculiar day:

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Things I Learnt From the Spring/Summer Shoot

There's always room for improvement, especially for a beginner... These are a few of the things I will look out for when I set out on the next shoot:

Watch out for wind.

Give the model clothes that fit.

If you want the model facing east, shoot in the morning…

…and wait for a cloudy day.

Don't work with children.

Don't work with children.

Don't work with children.

OK, do work with children.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Spring Inspiration

To find inspiration for this year's spring collection I went for a walk along the beach in Ljugarn, Gotland, and here's what I found: blue and grey. 

This flower is called blåeld, blue fire.

These are raukar, rock formations carved by the sea wearing away the softer limestone.

Strandsippa. A flower that grows on the beach.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Wrap Up Warm For Winter - Competition

Announcing our first Competition!

I've been admiring artisan bootmakers Seven Boot Lane from across the room since I first spotted them at a trade show about six months ago. The quality of the boots is outstanding and the style sits perfectly in the pared-down middle ground between cowboy and biker with the occasional nod to the equestrian or the military. They are designed by a husband and wife team in Somerset and crafted by hand in a small artisan factory in Elche in Spain, one of the few surviving shoe-making towns in Europe. 

So I've teamed up with them and we're now giving away a Winter Gift Set to one lucky winner:


So that's all the winter accessories you need, handcrafted with love in the finest materials. To join in, just drop us a line by email, twitter or Facebook and let us know what you Love Most About Winter. And add your name to the email list for for updates and results! A winner will be chosen on the 20th December. Until then, all my readers get a 10% discount at Seven Boot Lane, just enter the code ANNA1310 at the checkout.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

The Chocolate Sheep Has Arrived

This week, and this week only, the Chocolate Sheep is in London! We have taken over studio 1.1 in  Shoreditch and will be open every day until Sunday. Caitlin Paxton of Paxton Chocolate has made her special Easter eggs and is offering her signature thins for every visitor to taste. And for everyone who is feeling the cold I've filled the hop with scarves, hats and wrist warmers in wool, alpaca and cashmere. Redchurch Street is a lovely little street, and we can also warmly recommend the coffee shop opposite us.