I am so excited to finally be able to share with you the editorial I photographed on my last trip to Guangzhou, China. I don’t know if many people know that my day job is working as a Senior Womenswear Designer…and as such I find myself in China an awful lot. For example, I am going again on Monday…and it will be my tenth trip! Prior to my last journey, I have always kicked myself for not taking more images of the incredible fabric & craft markets. Before I first came to Guangzhou, I had no idea what to expect…and couldn’t possibly imagine the sheer volume of supplies and industry behind everything that I saw. So on my last trip, I made it my mission to document what I saw, with a hope to share this aspect of the garment industry. I was lucky enough to have my story picked up by Frankie Magazine, so if you get your mittens on the latest issue, you will see some of it!
I can’ t help but share more of the images form my story, that haven’t been published. As you can see, there is just so much texture and colour and amazingness to behold throughout the markets. It’s amazing to me that so much of what can be seen in the markets is destined to live in foreign boutiques and on bodies so far removed from the space it originated in. I think about Guangzhou a lot, and I feel like in many ways, the city has had a profound influence on my personal work. I find a strange beauty and magic in seeing things on mass, all glittering and spilling out.
The market is a strange place of contrasts. One minute you will be strolling through a lustrous sequin library, and the next you will find yourself confronted with a grey, urban metropolis…or someone sleeping on a bed of shiny belt clips.
Thanks for taking the time to have a look at my snaps! Looking forward to going back on Monday, and hopefully taking some more snaps to document my journey!
i make. you wear it. from Rachel Lynch on Vimeo.
A few moons ago now, I had the absolute pleasure of working with Hayley Macfarlane and Iris Hall on a cutie film featuring some of my frocks and sparkly goodies! It was such a brilliant day, and it’s so wonderful to see it captured by such a bunch of talented sweethearts!
Happy watching! 🙂
A couple of months ago I made the decision to trade in my gym membership for a ceramics class, and it was a really fantastic choice. There was a time when I was dutifully heading to the gym everyday after work – destined for an hour of solid jigging about, un-coordinated attempts at overly complicated routines, followed by slothing on the couch when I got home, too exhausted to do anything else but congratulate myself by eating a tim tam. (more…)
In mid June, I packed some of my poms in a suitcase and hit the road to Sydney. The destination was GAFFA gallery in the CBD to install Apomogy at the finals of the Yen Magazine Female Art Awards. Whilst I love travelling with Thomas, or friends, or family (literally with anyone) it was nice to have the day to myself to have a look/shop around the city. I treated myself to a fabby breakfast, multiple coffees and then had a glorious afternoon in the gallery just listening to Beyonce and installing my work. Unfortunately I couldn’t make it to the opening night party itself due to work commitments, but it looked like a real hoot of a time. And boy, oh boy, the other finalists in the exhibits had some exquisite work on display!! So many clever cats out there.
Photo courtesy of Yen Magazine.
As we all know, it’s getting pretty cold out there! We know it’s time to crack out the girl’s skivvies when they start shivering or burrowing into our jumpers (whilst we’re still wearing them). SO crack them out we did, and now they have been trotting around the house looking so damn cute. Speaking of damn cute, I took some time to show Daphne her newest editorial in Frankie Magazine, which she enjoyed very much.
I set aside some time in June to do some critical bedazzling to create a fancy frock to wear to my next GOMA workshop. I find bedazzling to be such a good way to tune out and relax…
Last weekend I got to hang out at GOMA in my bedazzled frock and make some paper masks and collages. What an ideal way to spend a Sunday!
July is set to be a pretty busy month! I have some pretty fun things cooking away behind the scenes, and I can’t wait to share them with you all! Chat soon. xx
The kind folk at Etsy requested I come up with something fun for their Etsy Craft party fiestas! Being an obliging girl, I said yes, and put together this fun DIY involving patty cakes and sticky dots! See below,and happy making!
Lately, I have kept my head down, working away pretty solidly for all of April/May. In my last post I spoke about launching my Apomogy exhibit, and now that it has closed I am beginning prep for my next workshop/display at Artisan in Fortitude Valley in August. In a splendid turn of events, the ‘Great Wall of Apomogy’ from my exhibit has made it to the final 20 of the Yen Magazine Female Art Awards. I will also be doing an Apomogy TED talk in September, which I have already begun madly prepping for. It makes my legs a little bit numb just thinking about it.
In my down time, as usual, I have been spending my time hanging out with my husband and infant sausage dogs. As you can see from the below snaps, ‘hanging out’ often consists of covering aforementioned poochies (and sometimes husband) in stickers/headpieces/kisses.
Last Friday night was extra exciting as it was the launch of the Cindy Sherman Exhibition at GOMA. The launch of the exhibition also meant the beginning of my tie in workshops for the gallery – which began Sunday, and were a total blast! I got to craft some wonderful accessories (including funglasses and earrings) with a whole bunch of excellent people..so thank you to everyone who came along and made the day so wonderful!
Lovely GOMA crafters!
For anyone heading to Splendour in the Grass Festival…I will definitely see you there. My pal Patience and I will be Craft Captaining the Craft Tent together…which we are SO JAZZED ABOUT! We will be running a ‘fake it til you make it workshop’ and I will be running an Apomogy one, so please stop by and say “HELLO!”.
Thanks for stoping by and having a read. Chat soon. xx