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Mexico! May 05 2017, 2 Comments

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Oaxaca City

I totally fell in love with Oaxaca City, despite having a population of 4 million people, it had none of that big city hustle and bustle – arty, foody and always something unexpected and extraordinary going on in the streets.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Street Art

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Street Art

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Street Art

There was no shortage of street art.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Roadside Shrine

Shrines outside houses.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Colourful grave yards

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Colourful grave yards

The colours and creativity carry on into the graveyards, a place for picnics and music.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Mescale Bars

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Market Food

Mescale bars and market food.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Boulenc Bakery

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Garden of Boulenc

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Sarah & Paco

One of our favourite breakfast places, the Boulenc Bakery – Sarah falls in love with Paco the chihuaha, they share the same hair colour and have matching blue stripe shirts on. I loved the loos, using re-cycled materials.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Luscious Herbs

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Papier Mache Pinatas

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Mescales

Luscious herbs, papier mache pinatas, and dangerous looking coloured mescales in the market.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Sal Timbaaco Jewellery

The best market jewellery was from Sal Timbaaco.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Botanical Gardens

Beautiful botanical gardens in the centre of Oaxaca, originally an army base and totally barren, it was saved from becoming a hotel complex and instead became a haven of plants and trees indigenous to Oaxaca state. Our guide explained how so many plants had traditional uses, a beautiful, natural way of living that needs preserving.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Museo Rufino Tamayo

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Museo Rufino Tamayo

Museo Rufino Tamayo, an astonishing collection of pre-Hispanic artefacts.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Olga wearing Pazuki Jug of Flowers Scarf

Olga our kind landlady wearing a Pazuki scarf I gave her.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Textile Museum

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Textile Museum

Textile museum. The embroidery in Oaxaca is extraordinary, if I lived there I would definitely wear nothing but hand embroidered smocky dresses.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Carpets Dulizan in Teotitlan Village

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Carpets Dulizan in Teotitlan Village

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Carpets Dulizan in Teotitlan Village

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Hand-dyed yarn

I couldn’t resist buying 3 carpets from Dulizan in Teotitlan village. The wool is all hand-dyed with natural dyes on the roof top.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Paper Making - Institute of Art, San Agustin

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Paper Making - Institute of Art, San Agustin

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Paper Making - Institute of Art, San Agustin

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Paper Making - Institute of Art, San Agustin

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Paper Making - Institute of Art, San Agustin

The paper-making studio attached to a beautiful art school - the Institute of Arts in San Agustin Etla, founded by the famous Mexican artist, Francisco Toledo, in an old textile factory.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Paper Making - Tin painting

Loved these humorous miniature tin paintings.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Fencing

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Fencing

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Fencing

Inspirational fencing.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Colourful Apartment Building

An original colour choice for an apartment building.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Beach House (Acrylic on Handmade Paper)

A few days down at the beach, we rented a cool beach house. I just had time to dab some acrylic paint onto the hand-made paper I bought at the art school, not easy as it was very absorbent and so hot my paints dried up instantly.

Pazuki xx


Chelsea in Bloom... May 31 2016, 0 Comments

Last Thursday Pookie made the Pazuki annual visit to The Chelsea Flower Show. 

Chelsea in bloom... blue
Chelsea really was in bloom - beautiful blues.

Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea Flower Show
A forest of flowers.

Chelsea Flower Show

Selfie - CFS
#Selfie in a mirror growing out of the grasses.

Scrumptious succulents - CFS
Scrumptious Succulents...

Succulents, agaves and aloes
Succulents, agaves & aloes in the Mathematics Garden.

Chelsea Flower Show
Luscious greens and textured stones.

Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea Flower Show
It was all hustle and bustle.

Looking through the gate across the river to #BatterseaPark
Looking through the gate across the river to Battersea Park - Battersea Power Station.

Pazuki xx


Vintage Pazuki on film in The Danish Girl January 12 2016, 3 Comments

Can I remember all the prints I've ever done? Probably not all, but I nearly jumped out of my seat when watching The Danish Girl and saw Alicia Vikander wearing a dress made out of scarves I designed in the 80s called "Library".


Made in the days when I worked with Suzy Thompson and we hand-painted all the artwork with opaque light proof ink onto huge pieces of film and had everything printed in Macclesfield by Belford Prints.

Where they got the fabric from I don't know, we only ever printed small runs for a handful of stores - Paul Smith spotted them at Timney Fowler under the flyover in Portobello, it led to us designing many prints for his collections, I think he liked our quirky style.

Costume Designer Paco Delgado has now been Oscar nominated for his work in 'The Danish Girl'.

This same fabric was also bought by the House of Elliot BBC series and later exhibited at the V&A.

These photos are of the one remaining piece I kept of this print. Screen-printed with discharge dyes in a rainbow technique where you smerge three dye colours at once, to achieve a more colourful effect without making more screens.

With all the recent trend for artsy Bloomsbury style it seems the old Pazuki prints have come into their own again. We used to love screen-printing using discharge dyes which burn out a pre-dyed background to create rich earthy colours, and drawing in an old-fashioned wood-cut style. Now it's all digital, which gives you huge creative freedom without the cost of making screens, but I'm still nostalgic for the discipline of screen-printing, the depth of colour and particular look it has.

Pazuki xx


Inspirational trip to beautiful Rome October 08 2015, 0 Comments

So much inspiration in this beautiful city...

View from above into a piazza through trees
View from above into a piazza through trees

Backstreet Rome
Backstreet Rome

Backstreet Rome
Backstreet Rome

Backstreet Rome
Backstreet Rome

Backstreet Rome
Backstreet Rome


Backstreet Rome

Backstreet Rome
Backstreet Rome 


Backstreet Rome

 So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street
So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street

so many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street
So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street

so many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street
So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street

so many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street
So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street

So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street
So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street

So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street
So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street

So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street
So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street

So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street
So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street

So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street
So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street

Doria Pamphilj Gallery
Doria Pamphilj Gallery

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Doria Pamphilj Gallery

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Doria Pamphilj Gallery
Doria Pamphilj Gallery

Doria Pamphilj Gallery
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Doria Pamphilj Gallery
Doria Pamphilj Gallery

Doria Pamphilj Gallery
Doria Pamphilj Gallery

Pazuki xx


A weekend in Norfolk... August 17 2015, 0 Comments


Heading to the Norfolk coast, sea just over the horizon

Blakeney House potting shed

Flint Wall


Blakeney

Holkam Beach

Beach finds

Morston Church

Pazuki xx


Snaps from Chelsea Flower Show 2015 June 08 2015, 0 Comments

A few snaps from the annual Pazuki visit to the wonderful Chelsea Flower Show London.


Beautiful red strawberries


'Floating' gardens 


A Perfumer’s Garden in Grasse by L’Occitane


Spring time reflections


The Brewin Dolphin Garden by Bowles and Wyer with Wheelbarrow


Sean Murray's garden at the Chelsea Flower Show - the winner of 'The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge' TV show

Pazuki xx

 


Weekend away to Helsinki... June 05 2015, 0 Comments

Weekend break to Helsinki, Finland.


Welcome to Helsinki 


Helsinki Station - Bright blue skies


First meal - Smoked salmon on rye at a very Finnish Bakery ‘Karl Fazer Cafe’


Central Helsinki


Torni Tower - Looking out at the view through glasses and bottles.


View from the top - casting a shadow over the surrounding buildings



Colourful 19th century Cathedral 


‘Trendy' Area of Helsinki a hipster haven - Kallio 



‘Trendy' Area of Helsinki a hipster haven - Kallio 


‘Trendy' Area of Helsinki a hipster haven - Kallio 

 
‘Goths’ in the park


Impromptu burger sales - outside bike shop 



Impromptu cafe - these were everywhere!


Shot of Artex a famous design shop in the heart of Helsinki 


Interesting Helsinki Architecture


Interesting Helsinki Architecture


Gates galore!


Ceramic plate in the Design Museum


Glass - Exhibition at the Design Museum


Glass - One of the things Finland does


Collections of Bicycles by the Kiasma Contemporary Arts Museum 


Blue House in the  Puu Käpylä area


More brightly coloured houses in the Puu Käpylä area


Puu Käpylä area


Primordial forest 20 minutes out of Helsinki 


Tangled tree roots in the primordial forest


River


GIANT snail


My companions… on the boardwalk








Marimekko was everywhere, the plane, the hotel and these country cottage curtains 


Famous Poet Eino Leino 


Coffee Shop / Flower Shop run by Japanese people - making the coffee with such precision 


Coffee girl was even sporting a Marimekko dress 

Pazuki xx

 


How to style your Pazuki summer sarong! June 04 2015, 0 Comments

Dress Wrap

1. Simply wrap the sarong around your middle (just under your arms).
2. Gather fabric from each of the top corners and double tie in the middle of your bust. 

This style is chic and really makes your sarong versatile - fancy cocktails after a day on the beach? Transform your sarong into an edgy dress for evening drinks.

Plain Halter Neck Wrap

1. Simply wrap the sarong around your middle (just under your arms).
2. Grab each of the top corners cross over and tie around the back of your neck. 

This style offers a lot of coverage. Perfect for a stroll into town after sunning on the beach.

Twist Neck Sarong Wrap

A 'twist' on the above style. 
1. Simply wrap the sarong around your middle (just under your arms).
2. Grab each of the top corners and before crossing over to tie around the back of your neck, twist a couple of times - or until you get the desired effect.

This style also offers a lot of coverage. 

 

Tie Front Skirt

1. Wrap the sarong around your waist - high or low (just above your hips).
2. And simply tie the sides in the middle - double knot.

This style is extremely flattering - nipping you in at the waist. Just throw on over your swimwear or layer it up with a plain camisole or T-shirt for an easy summer look.

Classic Tie Side Sarong

1. Wrap the sarong around your waist - high or low (just above your hips).
2. And simply tie the sides to one side - double knot.

This style is the quickest - so great for when you want to cover up after a swim.

These are just a few examples - your options are endless. We would love to see how you have styled yours. 

 


SS15 Collection Launch Party at Dragana Perisic April 20 2015, 0 Comments

Snaps from the SS15 Collection Launch - 12th Sunday April 


A man in colour - we approved! He was carrying a flower for his sweetheart.


Another man looking stylish in colour! Was there something happening in London last Sunday that we didn't know about?


Pookie's lime suitcase packed with Pazuki pieces - Today its clearly all about green.


Pookie preparing a limited edition patchwork scarf for sale.


A selection of homemade cakes we had on offer. (Made by the talented Lisa from Pazuki HQ)


Shoppers admiring the SS15 collections.


Do I spy two Silver Rose P716 Shirts from the AW14 collection?


An exciting mix of patchworks and printed clutches by Pazuki mixed with leather wares by Dragana Perisic.


Our SS15 Collection on display and ready to shop.


Veruschka the mannequin was sporting a fresh summer look.

We had a fantastic day. Thanks to all that came and celebrated with us. 
Were you unable to make it? Don't worry the shop is open Mon-Sun for you to browse and shop our latest collection :).

Pazuki xx

Dragana Perisic - 51 Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DJ.

 

 


New York, New York... March 19 2015, 2 Comments

Natalie's Apartment - 


Yummy, the sweetest, cuddliest little rescue poodle, casualty of cruel in-breeding, his legs don't work very well.


Tassels on a cushion


Sparkly Pears




It looks cold outside.


Mantelpiece


I love how The New Yorker still has illustrations on the cover


Natalie about to brave sub-zero temperatures in Paul Poiret-ish style, wearing a vintage coat of her mother's


Natalie shows me a Marks and Spencer velvet jacket she customised with splashes of bleach and silver snakeskin patches - looks fabulous.


Natalie digs out a vintage Pazuki wrap I'd forgotten ever making, back in the days when I made things without considering who would buy them, or how much it would cost to produce.

Out and about - 


Marbles in Chelsea Market


Stack of old books in Anthropologie


Brownstone in Chelsea





ABC store on Broadway


Thawing out in ABC's restaurant.


Hudson River frozen over


DJ at the D&A show


I liked these paper flowers on someone's stand at Tranoi; the whole show was very black and monochrome.


SoHo


Metropolitan Museum


Walking across Central Park


Taxi to the airport

Pookie xx 


Valentines Competition February 04 2015, 0 Comments

Valentines Competition

As Valentine's Day is approaching we are offering you a chance of winning yourself a Pazuki Printed make-up bag from the AW14 Collection!
(We will also have a runner up prize - even more reason to enter)


All we ask is that you answer our Valentine's related question by commenting below - 

Which British poet famously wrote - "Tis better to have loved and lost. Than never to have loved at all." ?

Don't forget to fill in your name and email, otherwise we might struggle to contact you if you're the winner! (This won't be visible to the public so don't worry)

The competition starts at 7pm Wednesday 4th February and will run until 12.00pm Friday 13th February - any answers after this time sadly may not be entered. 

The winners will be announced on Facebook and Twitter on Saturday 14th February so don't forget to give us a follow to keep up to date.

Pazuki xx
(The winners will also be notified by email)

India January 29 2015, 2 Comments

Some snaps from Pookie's recent trip to India -


The neighbourhood - India

This is what Indian ladies get up to when their husbands go out to work -drinking tea in bed

Pragya (Right) shows me her embossed golf leaf painting which took her 3 months to complete - I was very impressed by the large screen they had, see behind, for watching films

Nidhi and Pragya trying on some of our Pazuki samples

Piping hot chilla (Indian Street Food) - Delicious

Queuing up for the tasty treats

Washed down the battery snack with a dark red fruit juice

The streets at night

Under the flyover

Delhi fabric shop - opened up on Sunday just for us - I'm glad I didn't have to tidy up afterwards

Round the back of Nehru Place- rust coloured washing

Delhi street food

Sikh Festival (Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti)

Sikh Festival (Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti)

Sikh Festival (Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti)

A lot of fog and neon sign

Dosa - fermented crepe made from rice batter - another tasty Indian treat

In the factory - looms

Inspecting SS15 production (soon to be available online)

Spinning red yarn - seemed to be spinning a new colour everyday

Beautiful cashmere yarn ready to be spun

Cashmere being spun - ready to be woven into fabrics

Sneak peek - AW15 'Home Sweet Home' being printed

Party at the local hospital - young doctors dancing Bhaṅgṛā 

 Puris (deep fried Indian bread) for breakfast

Outdoor barber's shop - cut and go 

Flying kites from roof tops - to celebrate the holiday Lohri 

Boy off to fly his kite

Kite flying

Street scene

I saw a hundred ways to wear scarves for men and women

Busy bustling traffic

After an all night bumpy bus ride... a very rare treat - First Class British Airways flight back to London #spoiltrotten - feels like England as soon as you get on the plane, lovely BA staff, yummy food, tea in a teapot, and a fascinating documentary on Vivian Maier

What a busy start to 2015
Pookie xx

 


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