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Category Archive: Birdies

Shop the Trend: Put a Feather on It

Earlier this week I talked how birds and feathers emerged as one of the biggest trends on the European catwalks for Autumn/Winter 2014-15, with the likes of Alberta Ferretti dressing her ‘birds’ in layers of real feathers. Meanwhile, at other designer collections, feather prints appeared on many a top, bottom and frock. Here’s my round-up […]

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Birdy of the Week: Autumn 2014-15 Trends

Just when you thought you’d seen the back of birds (and I was almost considering re-naming this blog “wee watermelon”), along comes a flock of feathers down the catwalks of Milan for Autumn/Winter 2014-15. The pieces that were paraded back in February are dropping into stores now, and it seems that Europe’s leading designers have […]

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Birdy of the Week: British Bird Cushions

I’m quite taken with the The Shop Floor Project’s annual British artist cushion collection, particularly the vintage-inspired bird prints by Bedfordshire artist Chris Andrews. Reminiscent of 1940s school-book illustrations, the three designs, including a blue tit, goldfinch and greenfinch, have been printed onto linen twill fabric cushions. They are £59 each and available from The […]

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Birdy Pick of the Week: Scotland Decides

As most of you know, this here wee blog hatched in London in the summer of 2007. It first took flight from the kitchen table in our flat on Kingsland Road in Haggerston, East London. I wasn’t very impressed with Kingsland Road when we first arrived. But I grew more fond of it over the […]

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Birdy of the Week: Donna Wilson for John Lewis

Hurrah for UK designer Donna Wilson and her gorgeous and affordable new babies and childrenswear range for John Lewis. As a long-time admirer of Donna’s handmade aesthetic and her wonderfully whimsical creatures and characters, I’m thrilled to see her expand her reach beyond the design niche and straight into one of the UK’s biggest department […]

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Birdy of the Week: Inaluxe Print

‘The Birds of Australia’ print by Inaluxe, $39. How glorious is this ‘Birds of Australia‘ print by Australian designers Inaluxe? Based in the Grampians in Australia, Inaluxe is a small design team consisting of Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd. You’re probably already familiar with their bright and bold, retro-inspired art, as they’ve worked with high […]

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