The Pazuki Blog

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


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.

 

 


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

 


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

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

Max and Ryan looking through photographs and our SS14 scarves

Brain storming!

Brain storming!

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?!

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 :)

Testing scarves

Testing scarves

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

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.

 

Pazuki xx