Swash Attack

Swash Attack

>> I've written about Swash so many times that I'm running out of ways to play with their name.  The Swash posts will keep on coming though so long as I keep instantly squealing as soon as I see a new Swash lookbook has come out.  The way Sarah Swash and Toshio Yamanaka render flora, fauna curiosities and animalia in delicate watercolours and arranged them into a print portfolio that is seemingly endless will never cease to amaze me.  Yesterday, because I had to go to Antwerp for the day, I dispatched Steve to their sample sale (apologies for not notifying you guys beforehand – not getting enough time notice on these sample sale happenings) to pick up a few things which will tide me over on my Swash fix until I get hungry for more.  The huge pillow that I'm holding is in indication of where my next Swash purchase will lie.  You might have seen on Twitter that Steve and I have been busy house hunting and have plunged into the task of *gulp* buying our own place.  We're well on our way now to acquiring a hovel and Swash will definitely come into play when it comes to soft furnishings of our new above.  There lies the flexibility of being a deft-handed print master.  Cushions, upholstering a sofa bed, curtains, possibly even a laminate dining table surface – the ideas are running rampant in my head as to how I can shamelessly get Swash into my house.  

Of course, their primary offerings of clothes, scarves and accessories (you can find Swash specimens online on FarFetch and 39-39) are still my main priority.  Steve did a commendable job of spending my blank cheque in my absence by picking out a beautiful reversible silk bomber jacket, an illustrated cardigan and a printed body with a contrast collar.  That will add to my growing Swash stash quite nicely.  Swash are in the process of moving studios and I'm hoping to visit their new digs to sit down properly and talk about their illustrated world very soon so bewarned, I'll have to unleash another Swash-y post title.    












Swash bomber jacket, cardigan, bodysuit and socks worn with Dagmar knit skirt and Emma Cook heels

EOS_M_Default_tcm14-945146Note of Disclosure: Pictures above taken with the new Canon EOS M.  I'm categorically saying that this is a game-changing camera that will reduce my visits to a chiropractor (DSLRs and heavy tote bags weighting down one shoulder makes for a seriously wacked out back).


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  1. Denisa

    2012-12-09 at 4:18 PM

    Very nice style and I like your pumps. Have a nice day.

  2. Sophie

    2012-12-09 at 4:19 PM

    Very cool jacket. I love the back detail! xx

  3. Kazuko

    2012-12-09 at 4:28 PM

    oh, i’m such a fan, but they’re so hard to get hold of (thanks for sharing 3939 – they’re new to me. you probably already know that ra antwerp and maryam nassir zadeh carry swash, too?) love their reversible bomber jackets. and the dog on your pillow graces the backside of my iphone btw 🙂

  4. absolutelymrsk

    2012-12-09 at 4:30 PM

    all right! definitely going to check it out when i’m in london! love eclectic brands, but unfortunatelly i do not know a lot of young, fresh eclectic designers! Ra in antwerp is an inspiration for me to discover new brands. anyway, how perfect can a jacket be: it is a bomber one with a smashing print and gorgeous fabric! sounds perfect to me!
    PS thank you for your inspirational talk yesterday! truly loved it to hear your story and so nice to hear that you have stayed true to your fashion identity

  5. Theunknownsisters

    2012-12-09 at 5:33 PM

    Love you style “Style Bubble”!!
    Kisses from Spain

  6. Amalie

    2012-12-09 at 5:37 PM

    It’s unbelievably nice prints! And I love the fact that even the buttons are decorated!

  7. malu

    2012-12-09 at 6:58 PM

    Lovely! ‚ô•
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  8. mo

    2012-12-09 at 7:49 PM

    Oh my… you’re really colorfull!! I like your style, I’m gonna look here more frequently! Recently I’ve tried mixing prits – you should check this out!:)


    2012-12-09 at 8:15 PM

    So much to look at, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Susie, even the buttons tell stories, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  10. Lauren

    2012-12-09 at 9:53 PM

    I feel like I’ve just been to my favorite art museum! The pieces are works of killer art!! Your really kick it, babe!
    -Lauren at adorn la femme

  11. Linda Famularcano

    2012-12-09 at 10:05 PM

    What an awesome outfit! Love those socks and shoes especially! xx
    P.S. Liked this post on Bloglovin 😉

  12. Rhoda Wong

    2012-12-09 at 11:28 PM
  13. The Provoker

    2012-12-09 at 11:30 PM

    Loving the print on print, especially how you did your socks and emma heels, quirky fun! Btw, you have to check out my most recent outfit post as I’m sporting possibly the most provoking Prada fur stole I’d ever wear, seriously it’s very provoking lol.

  14. TheTrendSpotter

    2012-12-10 at 3:49 AM

    I love the beautiful prints and and your writing style 🙂 You are gorgeous!

  15. Joanna

    2012-12-10 at 9:29 AM

    This jacket is the best thing I’ve seen in months, amazing!

  16. Suzi Maynard

    2012-12-10 at 10:18 AM

    Loving this label. Swash=amazing.
    Suzi x
    For the Love of Audrey

  17. jessbuurman

    2012-12-10 at 11:15 AM

    Love the cardigan and color of the cardigan.
    So wonderful.

  18. izzy

    2012-12-10 at 4:09 PM

    Such an amazing outfit, love all the prints 🙂

  19. sixsixsickgirls

    2012-12-10 at 11:11 PM

    Swash sample sale–I’m green with envy! Amazing choices by Steve, as usual.

  20. Fashion Design Program

    2012-12-11 at 5:58 AM

    I do not know a lot of younger, clean modern designers. Ra in antwerp is an motivation for me to find new manufacturers.

  21. laila

    2012-12-12 at 7:56 AM

    cooool dit is cooooooooool!
    liefs, laila.

  22. Penny

    2012-12-14 at 8:18 AM

    So colorful and beautiful clothes! Love them!

  23. Penny

    2012-12-14 at 8:18 AM
  24. fab

    2012-12-28 at 9:22 PM

    I mean. I need these. Something, anything!
    Thanks for sharing, this is awesome.

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