Monday, October 8, 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012
So finally, my beautiful lockets arrived. I had spent months working on these babies - designing them, changing the design, working on them again, then waiting for them to go into production, and finally....they are here. I love them. They are so perfect and so special and everything I wanted, right down to the off white creamy enamel face. So, with the lockets complete, I set to work on designing the boxes that would house them. And so, we have 12 new boxes for each scent. I love these lockets! Lou x
Posted by Lou at 3:19 PM
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Yesterday I finally put something together that I had been planning for a while - 3 liquid perfume sets with each set comprising 4 glass roll on bottles that contained a particular type of fragrance. The first is a floral set which includes perfumes dedicated to rose, geranium and jasmine flowers amongst others. The second is what I call my 'Mysterious Notes' set which is basically for those bold, brave types who want a definitive and unique scent to wear, and the third set is called 'Mother Nature' which comprises all of the beautiful smells of nature - fresh, clean scents, herbal, fauna, even fruity smells. And I am so pleased with the outcome of each box set. I spent so long designing the labels, literally a whole day on each and have now put the collection in the shop. It helps to love your own products. It really does. When you feel so passionate about your product, all you want to do is shout it's credentials from the roof tops. And I like that I spend most of the time frantically rolling Acalendra onto my wrists like some sort of addict. It's a good thing to be so enamoured with something you have produced with your own hands.
Posted by Lou at 9:39 AM
Saturday, May 5, 2012
I wanted to show you the art of my mum, Maureen De Silva. She is extremely talented (although refuses to believe so) and knocks up a painting a day - she has something of a factory production line going on. These are a few of her latest, and some of my favs xx
Posted by Lou at 7:31 AM
Thursday, May 3, 2012
So i know it's been a long, loooong time since I last posted on the old blog, but I just couldn't find the time to sit down and devote a deservedly fair amount of time to it and actually write more than 3 words, but here I am! So, what can I tell you? A fair bit has been happening of late, including lots of new additions to the shop. The whole liquid perfume line is up and running, and we've even managed to include a body butter, which was, weirdly, the hardest product I've made so far of everything we sell. Something to do with getting the consistency right, and a lot of whipping.... Saville's Row aside, Wade and I had his dad come stay with us for a little over a week.......and I have been psyching myself up to dive straight back into the painting - did I mention I paint? Nerves have overcome me more and more recently with regard to the art - nervousness about getting back into it after such a long stint away, but when you feel the adrenalin and frustration coursing through your veins, your bones every time you hear the word 'art' or 'artist', at least in my case, you know you've got to scratch that itch sooner rather than later. And so I am. And I have something of an exhilarated anxiety at the thought of putting a paint brush back in my hand, but I know it will make me truly happy. In other news, it will be mine and Wade's one year anniversary on 6th May! Blimey, a year! It's been an interesting one. I told him that all I would want is for us to get a massive slice of chocolate ice cream cake that they serve down the road at this seafood restaurant and sit at home watching Back to the Future Part 11. It don't take much. So, I will keep you posted on whether he delivers. I feel quite confident that he will receive my anniversary gift to him rather well - the gift of being allowed to sit next to me on the sofa. Also, my computer died recently, and took to the grave every single thing I ever had on it, including all of my photos and everything associated with Saville's Row. Bloody technology. So, whilst I would have loved the chance to dazzle you with some nice little shots, I have now got a very limited supply of what I can show you as I only have about 2 pictures in my photo library. Never the less, lets see what we can find...
And here are the newest additions to the shop - Liquid Vial Perfume Samples
Abuse of a beast.....
And this shot is of the dearest item in the shop - a bottle that I acquired simply because of it's retro beauty. I hope you enjoyed the round up, Lou x
Posted by Lou at 2:41 PM
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Just a few snaps I managed to take yesterday before the sun dipped away for the night. I've been working on some infusions lately, and this latest one is a concoction of herbs and flowers that, once strained, will be incorporated into a balm to aid sleep. A dreamtime salve is next on the cards, which I am very excited about! (is that sad?)So, watch this space, and the shop will soon be stocked with new goodies, Lou x
Posted by Lou at 8:17 AM