Friday, 30 September 2011

A Life Backstage Vol 1: Arckiv Runway Show

Photography by Paul Soso. 

I was a very lucky girl last week to work backstage at menswear label Arckiv's debut runway show: For Here We have no Abiding City (part 1). This was my first real experience of the fashion industry having mostly worked in theatre and film so far - and I had a great time! We had the challenge of setting the scene in St Paul's Church in Shadwell - lots of building, draping and lighting white sheets. The detail, love and passion that had gone into the planning of this event was clear. I found the collection and creative director Fraser Laing so inspiring. Militant, angular pieces layered with structured crinolines and flowing undergarments to the backdrop of Bach, lilies, thistles and white roses. Graceful but ultimately masculine. Just beautiful. 

I even managed to pick up some flowers as a memento.



More lovely runway and backstage shots here by Norman Vickery
http://www.flickr.com/photos/normanvickery/6179029335/in/photostream/

This is the best thing about working freelance in London - you never know what's around the next corner! Watch this space for more of my backstage adventures,

x Rachel

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Boot Sale Beauts

When I went home for the week I managed to pop along to the local boot sale with my mum - one of our favourite pass times. Look at a couple of little treasures I found! The cake-stand is my favourite. I saw it first time round and tried to resist it... but as we passed through on the way back it was still there, how could I not bring it home with me? I have a special plan for it which I shall share later... 


x Rachel


Linked with Flea Market Finds (Her Library Adventures), Thrift Share Monday (Apron Thrift Girl) and Thrifty Things Friday (The Thrifty Groove).

Thursday, 8 September 2011

W e l c o m e

Hello, welcome to my new blog Pointless Pretty Things! I'm really excited about starting my blogging journey and hopefully making some lovely friends along the way. I will be sharing little snippets of life as a freelance designer in London, along with crafty D.I.Ys and, of course, the seemingly pointless pretty things that make me smile.

I'm Rachel. Nice to meet you :)


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