Category: self portrait

Annie goes Electric

I’ve acquired an iPad Pro with the intention of learning to illustrate digitally. Here’s the first very quick sketch done in procreate on the device – I’m hoping to post an improved version when I’m better.

What Artists Wear : Book review

I love books about clothes and how and why we wear what we do. Charlie Porter’s collection of essays, What Artists Wear is a satisfying marriage of art history and fashion writing. It begins with sections on Louise Bourgeois and her friendship with Helmut Lang, Georgia O’Keefe (whose three-piece suit appears on the cover), and the […]

Satin Brocade Jacket

I found this bright cyan blue jacket in the op-shop. Its a Chinese style cheongsam, or long shirt made of rayon from a Shanghai label called Peony Brand. The cheongsam / qipao and associated garments were adapted from traditional Chinese dress and popularised in the 1920’s although mine is not that old. I don’t wear […]

Linen Haori Jacket

I love the latest piece I’ve ordered from a favourite company, OFFON Clothing, a label based in Vilnius, Lithuania. Simona and her team specialise in linen clothing with a simple and unpretentious feel, manufactured ethically and transparently. It is an unlined citrus yellow jacket loosely based on a haori, a traditional hip-length Japanese garment worn […]

Day Job Dress Codes

Sometimes a day will start with a couple of hours sketching in court and end behind the counter at my bookshop job. This requires a change in heel height and sensibility (if not the loudness of my pants). When I’m in court, I usually sit with the journalists in the media section and a business […]