Fashion and music, you know?

Posted in Fashion, Illustration, My drawings, My work for my clients, World wide web by nicolarowlands on August 5, 2010

A friend I went to High School with in Chicago now runs a fashion and music blog called Stic Of The Week.  She writes about who’s who and what’s what in the world of festivals and being cool and wearing wayfarers and stuff.  I did her a little blog header redesign, trying to keep it festival-y and music-y.

She is using the little birdy as their twitter avatar and I’ve also just done her some business cards for her to hand out at Lollapalooza. I’ll post photos of the cards soon.

Wanted: Ukranian prints vested on me

Posted in Books, clothes, Fashion, Things to buy by nicolarowlands on March 6, 2009

vestsvests2I have found this absolutely beautiful book in the library which contains a multitude of Ukranian patterns.  After some thought I’ve concluded that a Ukranian waistcoat would make my life decidedly more enjoyable.

I’m a lumberjack and I’m OK

Posted in Blogs, clothes, Fashion by nicolarowlands on March 2, 2009

Blogger Michael Williams who writes A Continuous Lean, a beautifully styled site,  posted this interesting article from Newsweek about the rise of classic American clothing.  I was so glad that he made the point ‘Like all things in life, moderation is key. Otherwise, it is a costume’  because having lived in the USA for 9 years I find it amusing to see the LL Bean backpacks and raincoats I used to loathe in school replacing nu rave sweaters on the backs of hipsters around Manchester.  Quite ironic that this type of clothing is made to last…