I am so excited that I can finally reveal the secret project I worked on a few months ago. My customised wedding scarf has been featured on the Boho Weddings website, and you can read the blog post, linked at the bottom of this post.
Like every scarf I make, this one is hand painted and the text is done by hand too, in gold paint. Click through the images and you’ll see the process behind the wearable art. The brief I was given by London Local Weddings for the photo shoot was ‘Botanical Industrial Wedding’ and the scarf features leaves in a deep green with metallic text, in keeping with their theme. For more details of this particular scarf, click here.
The finished scarf – made to order
Mixing the dyes
Painting the silk
Checking my design
Painting the design
Setting the dye
Wear as a scarf
Use as a wedding detail
If you would like a custom scarf for your wedding, birthday, christening or any other special occasion, just email me or fill in this form and I’ll come up with a unique design just for you. Click the link below to view the full blog post including other makers from the London Local Weddings collective.
Link: Read the Boho Weddings Blog Post
Botanical Meets Industrial Handmade Warehouse Wedding Inspiration from London Local Weddings
Wimbledon is the event of the summer for tennis aficionados. Whites are de rigeur for the players here, and it’s pretty fashion forward to wear white as an onlooker too. Here’s an outfit that keeps you looking casual and chic with a jacket just in case it rains (it is England, after all).
Balenciaga crepe biker jacket / Max Mara cotton tee shirt / Stella McCartney boyfriend jeans / Ralph Lauren belt / Arati Devasher blue scarf / DKNY bag / Hermés flats / Kate Spade bangle / Zoe Chicco earrings
It can be really depressing when you have an office job and need to decide what to wear to work on a Monday, especially in a job that requires you to wear ‘formal’ clothes. That doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish, or that you must wear one of those (in my opinion) hideous ‘women’s suits’. Dress simply in a black dress, tights and oxfords. Add simple jewellery that doesn’t make too much of a statement. Add a great looking leather bag. The final touch for a bit of colour and classic style is a scarf that goes well with your bag, and well manicured nails. Dressing well is going to make you feel great about having to start the work week after a fabulous weekend.
dress, tights and shoes by Cos t by Weekday / ceramic earrings by Oei Ceramics on Etsy / garnet ring by Naomi Tracz Jewellery / nailpolish by Essie / bagby Rebecca Minkoff / scarf by Arati Devasher
I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be presenting my wholesale (trade) collections at at makers table A29, Pulse London, Kensington Olympia from 14th to 16th May 2017.
I look forward to finding new stockists and having my accessories stocked in a shop near you. If you are unable to make it to London, you can view my trade catalogue online.
Thanking one’s mother for all she’s done for you over the years is always a good idea. It makes her feel cherished, and only strengthens the bond between mother and child even further.
If you’ve left it too late to buy a pressie, here are some ideas on the London Local blog (including details of all the products below) from the London Local Team makers, including a scarf from yours truly – a lovely square scarf in blue and yellow.
Leather jewellery roll by MollumVellum
Hand painted blue and yellow silk scarf by AratiDevasher
Copper and leather cookbook stand by SlinkyHome
Copper textured studs by LMJewellery
DIY cut out flower card by LittlePaperVee
Embroidered metallic wildflower clutch bag by PaperCuttsDesigns
Gardenia scented soy wax candle by MBotanicals
Hand bound photo album by TheIdleBindery
Hand made decorated floral cookies by LemonTreeCakes
Nourishing rose and vanilla bath salts by Hopscotch
It was on sale tote bag by KarinAkessonDesign
Kente fabric tablet case by JubellaLondon
You’re blooming lovely card by EmmaBlock
Knitted sleep mask by SuzieLeeKnitwear
Muscle man card by DukeAndRabbit
Gold leaf statement necklace by GrayJayStudio
But first coffee print by WilkinsLucy
Hand screen printed washbag by SarahCapelPrinting
Rose bloom soothing spritzer by SootheMeSkincare
Thrown ceramic hanging planter by viCeramics
S— is a good friend and also occasionally models for me, as you might have seen in my online shop and on instagram. She loves her satin fish scarf, and has styled it casually in this photograph, taken when out for a coffee with friends. I do love it when clients send me photographs.
I do love it when bloggers pick up on silk puns like ‘seas of silk’, and Mathanki has written such a charming post to go with the quirky title. Read the full article at London is Open blog.
You’ve read my previous blog post for London Local Team on how I make a custom order scarf… now read my take on how to wear a scarf all year round. I’ve featured a selection of makers whose work you will love and covet. Read the full post at the London Local Team Blog.
Custom orders are my favourite scarves to make – they’re a challenge, but a welcome one. Making a customer’s dream come to life is supremely satisfying. I shared the process of making one such scarf in a guest blog post for the London Local Team, and you can read the full article at the London Local Team blog.
Going to exhibitions and opening nights dressed to the nines is all very well, but have you ever thought that you can wear a piece of art just as easily as picking something to hang on a wall? A hand painted silk scarf is a painting, each scarf carefully designed and made as a one-of-a-kind piece impossible to duplicate. That one scarf can be worn in a myriad number of ways, making each outfit as unique as you are yourself.
Suzannah tux coat / C/MEO tank / Roberto Cavalli perfume / BH Cosmetics liquid lipstick / Arati Devasher silk scarf / Christian Loboutin black heels
Featured scarf: Linear Expressions
Order your own bespoke painted silk scarf by emailing Arati Devasher here…