Saturday, October 3, 2009

Retro find




I had a lot of fun re-discovering Cath Kidston's work while I was in London. It seems her particular brand of design-cute and nostalgia has really taken off as she had shops (almost) everywhere I looked. There was a bit of indulgence on my part, I will admit... (Some of it to be shared very soon!) I tried to stay strong but it was these retro fabric bags that were my undoing ;) Aren't they divine? The fabric is the real deal - it has that fabulous crepe-feel, if you know what I mean? I'm still chasing down the name and designer... leafing through retro fabric texts looking for my wonderful find... *sigh* Love Saturdays :) Hope you have a lovely weekend!

17 comments:

M* (Melanie) said...

The bags are beautiful Kylie! I love that 50's style of fabric. You are very lucky!

Kickcan and Conkers said...

I really like those bags Kylie. Yes,, Cath Kidston was everywhere last time I went to the UK, she'd even brought out CK flowery radios ...
This is a very Lucienne Day-ish type of fabric, isn't it? Bark cloth? Heals are celebrating their bicententary and have launched a great book featuring work by all the fabric designers who designed for them, if you're interested.

Thea said...

I love those fabrics too. I'm pretty sure it is "barkcloth" made of heavy cotton but with the "crepey" feel you describe and very popular in the 50's and 60's. This may help you with your research.

blue moss said...

love the fabric! love the bags...and i do love cath kidston :)
happy weekend

Kate said...

They are gorgeous Kylie. I particularly like the red fabric one.

caramela said...

Oh these are gorgeous Kylie- particularly the top one- I find your determination to be 'strong' and the way you 'give in'....to the beautiful things, so totally endearing! You make me laugh- Did you make the bags?
Love ya,
Annamaria xx

angela said...

They are very cool!! I can understand how strong the temptations would of been, you've done well!

Blueberry Park said...

They are fabulous, Kylie and a real find. I know what you mean about that lovely crepe feel. Enjoy ;-)

clare's craftroom said...

Great bags , I love that fabric !

Clair said...

Oh, how awful that you have to leaf through retro fabric texts. I feel your pain :)

Tania said...

Oh, feel free to preach Cath Kidston and lovely bags to the converted...

tiel said...

i love this style.

I was thinking they are either a Lucienne Day design or Marian Mahler.

Christina Lowry said...

No wonder you couldn't resist!! They are great! Hope you find the designer. :)

Michelle said...

they are gorgeous - not an indulgence at all, but an investment!

Adele said...

These patterns are brilliant, I have been trying to achieve this sort of look with some of my work, it's not easy to achieve such a random look.
Adele

ArtMind said...

They are gorgeous! I can see why you were attracted to them!

elk said...

this fabric is really so inspiring...art by the yard!