Friday, 26 November 2010

7. Jenny Zarins

Unfortunately, I'm off work today due to illness, but on the upper-hand I get a day to update my blog. I'm also having a browse round the internet looking at other blogs, artists, photographers etc to help lift my spirits slightly.

In this search, I of course came to Toast. I actually decided to spend some time looking at the people who created Toast and I stumbled across the photographer Jenny Zarins. Her photography is beautiful, and she really captures something special in her photographs and for me her images are what make Toast what it is.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

5. Toast

This website is a big inspiration for me. It's always the place to go when I need a little design/ photography fix so I figured I should share this you, this shop is all I ever dream of running.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

4. Canopy

Canopy is the company I now work for. We specialise in high end menswear, ladieswear and luggage. The company itself has been running for over 40 years, but has only been dealing with mens fashion for approx. 7 weeks. As I work in the menswear store (43 Sadlergate) I'm obviously going to be slightly biased towards that.
The labels you can expect to find will be Barbour, Lavenham, Mulberry, Dunhill, Y.M.C., Folk, Oliver Spencer, Universal Works, Levis, John Smedley, Holland Esquire and more, with footwear from Loake, Cheaney, N.D.C., Clarks, Grenson etc. With these names available in store, we offer something unique that Derby is yet to find.

Having only worked there for about 5 weeks, I'm still finding my feet and getting to know who's and what's what's, but I have high ambitions for this, so I thought I'd give everyone a sneak preview of what (I hope) to come.

The website will change according to the season (pictures shown: A/W '10), and remember this is a draft.

[images shown: Andy Fox, edited images from Toast and clothes from Topshop]

3. Si Scott

Si Scott. From my College days, a lot of people know he was a big inspiration for me, and his work still is (especially his collection for the Tokyo Design Week).

Saturday, 6 November 2010


I've been a little busy for a while and completely forgot about my blog.
A lot has happened. I've started my new job, been drawing, designing, buying etc and all is going well!

I went into Nottingham today and the dress sense is another level of that of Derby. The whole day today has been great! I discovered Backlash clothing and bought myself a few bits, went off to COW and then onto Vintage Warehouse and bought myself another bit of something that I'm really looking forward to getting it altered. What's going to come out of today (in my head) is Paul Smith meets Burberry meets Barbour!
There was also a shop called Kitsch which was amazing, full of all vintage bits and bobs, and there was a lovely vintage motorbike in the window, which rekindled my love for the Triumph Thunderbird (the one from Factory Girl). Very productive day I'd say!