The other day I felt the urge to reply to a comment on a Facebook post about an “ugly” dress that was very simply cut and selling for €200, made in linen jersey.  Not one of my creations, by the way.  And not my adjective … each to their own bad taste, as they say here in France.

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I first came across l'Atelier Ndomo via my great friend in South Africa, Binky Newman.  A big fan of his work, she took one of his designs and interpreted it in basketry for her Design Afrika show at Maison & Objet in September 2016.

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Proteas, South Africa’s national flower, cost two a penny here in Cape Town, where I’m spending some of my winter, sourcing the new ADORNjewellery collection and homeware collection, as well as doing some relaxing and getting LOTS of mani- pedicures! Such luxury. My fingernails only ever grow when I’m away from the workshop ... no pins to pull out!

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Another year comes to a close tonight at La Trésorerie, a year of new experiences in my new store that I have quickly grown to love. The Spring/Summer 2018 clothing collection is waiting in the wings, ready for the photoshoot on the 7th January.

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