The Pazuki Blog
Mexico! May 05 2017, 2 Comments
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.
There was no shortage of street art.
Shrines outside houses.
The colours and creativity carry on into the graveyards, a place for picnics and music.
Mescale bars and market food.
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.
Luscious herbs, papier mache pinatas, and dangerous looking coloured mescales in the market.
The best market jewellery was from Sal Timbaaco.
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.
Museo Rufino Tamayo, an astonishing collection of pre-Hispanic artefacts.
Olga our kind landlady wearing a Pazuki scarf I gave her.
Textile museum. The embroidery in Oaxaca is extraordinary, if I lived there I would definitely wear nothing but hand embroidered smocky dresses.
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.
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.
Loved these humorous miniature tin paintings.
An original colour choice for an apartment building.
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.
Chelsea in Bloom... May 31 2016, 0 Comments
Last Thursday Pookie made the Pazuki annual visit to The Chelsea Flower Show.
Chelsea really was in bloom - beautiful blues.
A forest of flowers.
#Selfie in a mirror growing out of the grasses.
Succulents, agaves & aloes in the Mathematics Garden.
Luscious greens and textured stones.
It was all hustle and bustle.
Looking through the gate across the river to Battersea Park - Battersea Power Station.
SS15 Collection Launch Party at Dragana Perisic April 20 2015, 0 Comments
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 :).
Dragana Perisic - 51 Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DJ.
India January 29 2015, 2 Comments
Pazuki and Gentlemans Style March 06 2014, 0 Comments
One of our long time Pazuki fans Neil Rivers contacted Pazuki saying he might have an exciting venture for us, knowing Pazuki used to create a selection of menswear and men's accessories... A company that wants to specialise in 'Gentlemans Style'. So we rushed around, grouping together current prints from the latest SS14 and the upcoming AW14 collections that we thought were the most suitable. Along with a selection of photographs of our current and future stock on men and some 'ways to wear' fashion boards.
All set up and ready for the Gentleman's Style meeting
Thursday morning came and we had the pleasure of meeting Max and Ryan from the upcoming online lifestyle and fashion concept Gentlemans Style. They were full of fantastic ideas on how to expand the ever growing collection of Pazuki clothing and cater it towards men. We were extremely excited about some of the ideas instantly and are itching to get designing and producing as soon as we can (waistcoats, ties, shirts, pocket squares) some of the other ideas we are still slightly sceptical about... But we could be proven wrong (Pazuki onesie... hmmm). We can't wait to get working with them to make it all happen!
Max and Ryan looking through photographs and our SS14 scarves
Here at Pazuki we had been toying with the thought of adding a menswear line to Pazuki once again for some time (as many of our scarves are worn and enjoyed by men - why not have a clothing collection too?). We now have an excuse to make this become a reality.
A snippet of 'City Soup' one of our SS14 scarves ... were thinking Printed shirt?!
Ryan taught us the proper way to test a scarf is to gave it a sniff, we're not sold on that one :)
Once Ryan had finished sniffing our scarves, we gave them all a tour of Pazuki HQ...
Pookie, Max, Neil and Ryan in the Pazuki Studio discussing possible print designs
It was a very productive and inspiring morning, the Gentlemans Style team are full of fantastic ideas and we can't wait to spend some more time with them.