Sunday, 16 October 2011

less words....more pictures....

hello again!

The weather here in Arusha is still all moody and rainy, the mountain was beautiful sunshine at the bottom this afternoon with a complete storm going on at the top! anyway, Gordon the dog and i are just relaxing and uploading more imagery from the fashion show if you care to take a look....

ps. the fashion show is going on tour soon, to the commercial capital, Dar Es Salaam....

Firstly here's a little video of Gordon hiding by the fence avoiding the flies!
video


 Super mini-hand dyed and beaded....
detail of beaded waistband-one week=one skirt....
short waistcoat, beading detail & red 3/4 length skirt detail....
multi-functional accessory-belt, wrist band, choker scarf, tasseled and beaded dyed goat leather....
Beading detail on long length a-line top and handkerchief hem skirt....

i am really enjoying being involved with Schwari, hope you enjoy looking at these images....
i would appreciate any feedback!

Lindsey xx

Thursday, 13 October 2011


hello everyone!

So, after a very long time i have found the time to blog again. I've managed to find time to read Witchmountain and Laurenchericedesigns blogs!  they both keep great ones, which are always worth reading.

well, life here in Tanzania, is very English-like this week. rainy, cold and dark. Rubbish!





Here's Gordon laying under the umbrella outside the house.

I was lucky enough a few weeks ago to be involved in some of the designing for Schwari Collectables. which is based here in Arusha, Tanzania. Schwari, was one of the collections to be part of Maridadi Fashion show at Arusha Hotel. the fashion show saw some beautiful designs for all over the world. it was also in support of a rape and sexual abuse crisis center, based in Tanzania, such a worthy cause as it supports so many needy people. 
here follows some imagery from Schwari which was on the catwalk.



the materials are all hand dyed, then beaded by clever Maasai girls who live locally. The 2010 collection last year was subdued colours so this year was quiet the turn around showing lovely brights. Hopefullt i managed to add a slight western touch to some of the designs??!







hopefully you'll enjoy looking at these pictures! let me know?! 
more as soon as possible! 
xxxx