How I experienced the life of a model, with Gudrun Sjoden

I haven’t exactly been blessed with the looks of a model, so no-one was more surprised than me to receive an offer to be photographed for a fashion catalogue. In fact, my first reaction may have been a snort. But it all makes sense when you find out that the invitation came from Gudrun Sjoden.Continue reading “How I experienced the life of a model, with Gudrun Sjoden”

Painting staff and customers at Gudrun Sjödén

Today is International Women’s Day, and it was very nice to be invited to celebrate the day at the shop of Swedish fashion label Gudrun Sjödén. I took my watercolours and brushes up to Covent Garden in London, and had a really pleasant, if somewhat hectic, afternoon. You might remember my post a couple ofContinue reading “Painting staff and customers at Gudrun Sjödén”

Meeting Gudrun and the women who wear her clothes

Yesterday, I had the very singular experience of sitting in the London Gudrun Sjödén shop, sketching away while customers came to greet Gudrun herself, who was in town for a flying visit. As I listened to the women who queued up to speak to Gudrun, and as I chatted to her in between times, itContinue reading “Meeting Gudrun and the women who wear her clothes”

A surprising thing

All right, so this lovely thing happened. I’ve had this Gudrun Sjoden dress pinned to my wish I could justify that Pinterest board for.. well, for 25 weeks, according to Pinterest itself. Something about the pattern and the colours really appealed to me, and the cut is one of the few that actually suits myContinue reading “A surprising thing”