Ever since Sophie went to a photo exhibition of the famous african photographer, Seydou Keita, she became literally obsessed with african print fabrics. This spring, she just had to have a skirt made of such fabric. The trouble question though was : how? At the time the high street shops did not seem to foresee the coming trend. It was little brain storming for me to answer to that question, I knew I had to be brave enough to take Sophie to Shepherd's Bush market one day and that her eyes would be dazzled for hours by an overwhelming choice of african fabrics.
The next step was to have my little couturier enter on stage and do marvels at shaping, cutting, sewing and fitting Sophie's first dreamy and unique african princess's skirt. I do not think that Sophie has ever experienced such an agonising wait with a touch of mounting excitement while waiting for the skirt to be prepared. Would the finished product fulfil her expectations?
Finally, it was ready, and we could not wait any longer to disclose it to you on the occasion of a trip to our local market and fishmonger. AD
purple coton jumper : Cos (current) | skirt : bespoke | pink suede shoes : Primark (current) | necklace : Topshop | pink clutch : Zara | fish cushion : Ikea (current) | basket : Tiger