1am check-in, 4am check-out, production lines and flight delays, all in the name of research

By |April 1st, 2011|

T’was an exciting week in the land of Colab and the ongoing book research.

A much-needed brush up on production procedures and methods was essential for chapter 8 of the book, so with a specific vendor in mind, the flights were booked and hotels reserved.

Now, I’m not going to go on […]

The Blue Peter method of planning and writing a fashion bestseller.

By |March 23rd, 2011|

Please don’t laugh, I know there are computer programs for this and I know I’m taking the hard route in planning the next stage of the book, but maybe it’s because i was born in the 60’s that I’m stuck, and actually quite happy, with my Blue Peter method of […]

Red is the new Merlot: ground breaking fashion trends from the ‘Fash’ Pack

By |March 3rd, 2011|

I wish I could spend all day, everyday, tracking the fashion shows at the recent fashion weeks but alas a book needs writing, a blog updating and a new consultancy project needs to commence. I do, however need to know what is hot and hip for the next season as […]

Linking fashion graduates to industry? Whatever next…

By |February 6th, 2011|

Times have changed since I was at school, in my day there was no t’internet, no mobile phones and a fax machine was cutting edge technology.

If there was a central information site which listed fashion courses, creative workshops, had online learning, my world would have been different, and i have […]

All business and no bulls**t

By |February 6th, 2011|

So you all know that I’m in the throes of writing a book, right?

Ok – so the current stage is that it’s in its first draft stage and I’m in the process of writing the book proposal.

Having never written one of these before, or rather, successfully written one, I am […]

From New York to Austin to Central America in 3 weeks

By |February 6th, 2011|

Over the past 6 months my career has taken a slight tangent. Quiting a full-time position on a Runway line, shown at NY fashion week, I started to write a book and decided to take a consulting role in development or production projects. Still with the intention of working in […]