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.
New York, New York... March 19 2015, 2 Comments
Yummy, the sweetest, cuddliest little rescue poodle, casualty of cruel in-breeding, his legs don't work very well.
Tassels on a cushion
It looks cold outside.
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.
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.
Walking across Central Park
Taxi to the airport
Goldie HP France Trunk Show in pictures ... October 29 2014, 0 Comments
Pazuki Trunk Show at Goldie HP France Japan October 29 2014, 0 Comments
As you all will know Pazuki has just had its first Trunk Show with Goldie HP France in Japan! Starting in Tokyo and then moving to Osaka.
On display we had a collection of imagery and press from over the past 30 years of Pazuki (ranging from magazine articles to studio photographs).
Alongside this we had a selection of archive pieces showcasing the variety of Pazuki work.
I wasn’t alone on this adventure but also joined by Suzy who worked with me for 11 years (until 1994).
At the shows customers were able to order from limited edition patchwork pieces –with the possibility of choosing the shape and the colour of the item and have it finished off with their name printed on the label.
Also the customers were able to purchase one-off pieces which had been created with vintage fabrics and trims ...
Pazuki cardigans and clothing.
All the staff and customers came wearing their favourite Pazuki items.
This lady had bought 40 Pazuki pieces in the last 6 years.
- Let us know how many Pazuki pieces you have in your wardrobe.
I really liked how the staff all had their individual style of dressing and were so friendly and helpful to the customers, like they were old friends. Customer service is clearly key at Goldie HP France.
Suzy and I had a wonderful time meeting everyone.