28.6.11

Poppy French for Selfridges Technicolourology

Faithful Reader! This has been a long time coming, though now Technicolourology has launched at Selfridges, this info is no longer embargoed! I asked Miss Poppy French, photographer and textile buff if she would be interested in making some props and doing a bit of prop styling for our new summer scheme - Technicolourology. She accepted the challenge, and then I took over her life for about three weeks - roarhahaha! Anyway, she survived the process with only a mouthful of fluff her only inconvenience. I think she may have even enjoyed it...We commissioned Poppy to make various small props for the new windows - pebbles, pompoms, mounds, clouds and snakes - quite a shopping list for one woman and her sewing machine. After a great day sourcing and buying fabric in faithful Shepherds Bush, Poppy set to work. I would get regular updates, which generally showed her home in Surrey slowly sinking in an ocean of threads, cut offs and fluff (loads more fluff to come). The pebbles: The fantastic cloud (and brother!) The poms get an airing: With everything more or less sewn, we installed Poppy in a tiny corner of the studio, gave her some fans and water and got her stuffing everything she had made! We welcomed the lovely and freshly graduated Sabrina from the Performance Design and Practise course at CSM to assist Poppy with the props. The pompoms coming together in the studio - Technicolour in motion! The windows launched on Friday last week and have received a fantastic response. Poppy's bits and pieces appear in a few windows accross the Oxford and Duke Street run, as well as online: Go check them out!

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