Wednesday, 20 November 2013

The Big Launch

My oh my! Its been a long tiiiiime!

I'm going to be very honest and tell you that I have found it extremely difficult keeping up with every social media platform I choose to use, particularly in the last couple of months.

I celebrated my mum's 70th birthday in Spain (again!), travelled to the weaving villages of Indonesia and moved home all in the month of September!

Since then I have been unpacking, seeking out a local last minute nursery for my Cecilia, bedding in the cat who's 'new' life has been unfortunately sabotaged by a five-fold family gang of cats next door (there goes her screaming at the patio door thumping the window....poor Tinks!) all whilst preparing diligently for the Big cuvcuv Launch - life has been full on and rather hectic and as they say, everything literally does happen at once! 

Its important I continue with my blog because its the most efficient way of communicating the whole story, so what better way to update than to plug the great show that I am to be launching at! 
The East London Design Show
This year it is their Twentieth Year Anniversary 
and it is taking place in a bigger and better location, The Truman Brewery

just off Brick Lane, a Bengali curry haven! (Check out the sweet and particularly savoury delights of Ambala......heavenly and hot!)

I used to live around the corner from here for a year in 2009/10 when I came back from travelling. Its a very cool area, oozing trend and hip! Beards and brogues, loafers and tatts, big hair, silk scarves and lippy! I would frequent the local greasy caff and share HP sauce with Gilbert & George 

who reside in Fournier Street famous for its Farrow and Ball hues!! teehee! so I'm uber excited to be lugging my boxes into an urban field of young designers and surrounding myself with 'tomorrow's talent today'!!

Its going to be the best year!! I am one of more than 38 new brands joining this year amongst approx 130 designers from all over the country and from afar!! There is an array of various categories to browse including my particular favourites: 

Alice Mara

cute cruet set
Studio Kimono 
want it love it!
Emily Maude
elegant illustration
and Katy and June  who I was looking at supplying Fortnum's a few years ago - so sweeeeet! A great curation of stationery

love these pop up cards 
And on my Christmas list this year will be Osbelk & Co - a newby at the show 

yes please!
stunning colour combo!

and I think these hot gold numbers would suit me and frankly a lot of my friends perfectly! That teal colour sneaks in and works so well in Esska Shoe Designs

And what better way to start or even finish your Christmas shopping choosing from homewares, women and men's fashion accessories, children's toys and clothing and lots of jewellery!! 

I have been a punter at this show as a former buyer and as a customer and I always find a little gem! 

It is seriously child friendly, with a dedicated create space, play area and baby changing facilities! Last year Cecilia made a mask, ate cake and got glittery sticky - brilliant! 
This year there's an extended craft workshop area and the launch of a fabulous food hall. 
Its a massive space so you can make a day of it!
 Theres even djs and a tipple! come on you know you want to! 

I have a 2 for 1 voucher that I will be sharing on my facebook and twitter at the end of this week and I will be holding a competition for free tickets too so watch this space..........this 
show is not to be missed!!!!!