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Blossom Mother and Child visit Pazuki February 19 2014, 0 Comments

It's that time of year again... We had Luella and Sophie from Blossom Mother and Child at Pazuki, following up on their visit regarding the AW14 collection before Christmas! In our previous meeting we discussed styles, prints, fabrics, colours and basically what worked best for them. This will be the fourth season Pazuki has collaborated with Blossom and we hope there are many more to come. We work together with Luella on shapes that work for Blossom - she loves our prints, that we are so nearby and can produce things quickly. She is also a big supporter of UK brands :) We had all out new AW14 sample garments and prints all laid out for them ready for their visit.

Part of the AW14 Pazuki collection

Part of the AW14 Pazuki collection

Obviously the meeting started with a few cups of tea and general chit chat before we got down to the serious stuff...

Luella picking out her favourite pieces

Luella picking out her favourite pieces

Trying on all the items is essential for Luella and Sophie, though it is maternity wear and they are both far from pregnant-sized, they carry with them a foam bump. They were keen to discover how comfortable and wearable each item was for their customers before choosing to stock them. The good thing about our maternity pieces is, that regardless of whether you're 9 months gone or not pregnant at all, they are cut to hang beautifully.

Luella looking fantastic wearing the blossom bump under our Pink Pearl Kimono

Luella looking fantastic wearing the blossom bump under our Pink Pearl Kimono

We don't want to give away too much about their upcoming AW14 collection, but we think the prints, cuts and fabrics look fantastic together.

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There's Sophie wearing one of Blossom's key items from SS14, the long silk kimono dress in corsage. Available only on the Blossom Mother and Child website - we love making these! They look amazing on everyone and show off our prints so well... Win win :)

Luella and Sophie carefully making their selection for Pazuki & Blossom's AW14 collaberation

Luella and Sophie carefully making their selection for Pazuki & Blossom's AW14 collaboration

Pazuki xx

AW14 Pazuki Photoshoot February 05 2014, 0 Comments

How was our weekend here at Pazuki? Well we had the small matter of our first photoshoot for A/W 2014!
On Saturday the day started out like many others here at Pazuki HQ, chocolate chip brioche and innumerable cups of tea whilst looking through our new collection. The difference this weekend was that our perusing had a pressing purpose: we were choosing outfits and accessory combinations for our lovely photographer, Stewart Bywater, to shoot.
With Stewart filling us in on his traumatic morning and our main model nowhere to be seen, (for genuinely unforeseen circumstances it must be said), we were on for a typically exciting day of shooting!

Fortunately for us we had organised some shots of the beautiful Coleman Douglas Pearls, which provided the main inspiration for our new pearly prints. Chrissie, of Coleman Douglas Pearls, arrived with her daughter Natalia and a huge selection of her exquisite pearls – ranging from understated single pearl earrings to extravagant pearl and leather necklaces.

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We then had the pleasure of teaming our prints with their inspiration. The combinations were to be worn, fittingly, by Natalia.

Camille (Our MUA, stylist and SS14 model) with Natalia (Model)

Camille (Our MUA, stylist and SS14 model) with Natalia (Model)

Our first shots were all taken at the Pazuki HQ...

Natalia in AW14 Flint and Pearl Blouse.


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Natalia in AW14 Flint and Pearl Blouse

Attention to detail!

Attention to detail!

Pookie and Stewart assessing photos.

Pookie and Stewart assessing photos

We spent much of the morning wearing all (yes ALL) of the pearls around, just to ensure that none were misplaced of course! Once our main model, Laura, had arrived and was ready to go, we moved the shoot out on location, to the stunning house which inspired another of our new prints - Mantelpiece.

Ashleigh making last minute scarf adjustments.

Ashleigh making last minute scarf adjustments

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Pookie and Ashleigh (wearing the new Mantelpiece scarf) both deep in thought.

Pookie and Ashleigh (wearing the new Mantelpiece scarf) both deep in thought

Pookie wearing all the pearls!

Pookie wearing all the pearls!

We shot late into the afternoon, with Stewart and the models showing superb enthusiasm and dedication, working through lunch to ensure that we got the all important images we needed. Stewart was even kind enough to finish off the day, catching every last bit of day light, by snapping some extra S/S 14 pictures with, the face of Pazuki S/S, Camille.

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And then by taking a few menswear shots outside, taking advantage of every drop of light, on Barnes Common. All in all it was a fantastic day!

Pazuki xx