08 April, 2014

Nadinoo studio/shop space

A DREAM

I have been dreaming of a studio/shop space since the very beginning of Nadinoo over 5 years ago, a place that combines the fun experience of shopping where one can see, touch and try on all our clothing while getting an insight into the creative process that goes into each collection we design. I feel giddy to announce that this little dream will be coming true as we open our doors in Manchester's Craft and Design Centre on the 19th of April. 

Studio 24
Craft & Design Centre
17 Oak Street,
Manchester
M4 5JD
UK
12. 3. 4. 5. (All images sourced from Pinterest)

 I hope to share photos of the actual shop very soon, we have been working night and day to get this space ready for your eyes and I hope you will love it!

25 March, 2014

A different dream..

TAKE COURAGE

A wonderful welcome home treat to see our Colour me in dress styled so elegantly by Cat on the Eastbourne coastline. She posted these breath taking photos over on her blog Take Courage, along with a thought provoking piece on her current daydreams. I have to admit I'm a little smitten!
Why not pop over to the TAKE COURAGE blog and enjoy the full post?

12 March, 2014

Made in South Africa

I have to admit I'm not a big fan of throwing things away, even though we have moved around the world more times than I care to remember, I feel something is not rubbish until it can be used no more! Which is why I'm a little smitten with South African brand RE create who leave nothing to waste. They have cleverly found the cutest ways to re-purpose old suitcases, broken scales and other household objects no longer fit for the job. I remember seeing one of their delightful suitcase seats in a magazine a good few years ago and thinking they were onto a winner! So it was utter joy when I stumbled into their store in Woodstock, Cape Town, they were even kind enough to let me take these photos so I could share their cleverness with you all! 
Above photography by Nadinoo

If you have a treasured peace lying around the house that you would love to see RE created, why not get in contact with these guys and see what new life they can breath into it for you..

My Pick..

07 March, 2014

Made in South Africa

ZANA

I was delighted to stumble across this lovely space within Salt circle and find it open, I'm usually peeking through their windows on a Saturday trying to see all their vibrant prints and get a sense of what they create during the working week. Thankfully they decided to open their studio doors to the public on a Saturday and I was able to step inside and have a good look around. 
For some time now I've been daydreaming of opening a studio/retail space for Nadinoo and seeing how successfully Zana harmoniously combined the two is wonderfully assuring. I love getting a glimpse into other designers work spaces (especially while they work) seeing sewing machines, cutting tables and finished products piled high is all incredibly motivating. Even the warm welcome you receive from the designers as you enter makes you feel your not intruding, only admiring what they create!
Photography by Nadinoo & ZANA

Be sure to nip over to the ZANA website for their entire offering, the blog is packed with creative ideas and nifty tutorials which I'm sure will inspire.

02 February, 2014

Cape Town Adventures

 World of Birds

With only a few weeks left in Cape Town we have been trying to make our way to the few places we have yet to see. We had promised to take Lula to the world of Birds, only a 15 minute drive from our home but for one reason or another had never made it.. So this week we trotted off down the road to see ourselves some feathery friends. I'm not sure what I was expecting but it took me by surprise how vast this place is... Set in the middle of Hout bay it felt like we had landed in a tropical rainforest. There was not a type of bird we didn't see flying over our heads and yet we only made it round a third of the sanctuary before closing time.

The outfit

I felt very at home in my Paint by numbers playsuit, camouflaging into my tropical surroundings with ease. The weather is still very very hot here so a light weight cotton playsuit or dress is the natural choice to keep me cool. I have been enjoying adding a few colourful accessories to my outfits, feels like the right thing to do while I'm in Africa. People are really not shy about wearing bright eye catching colours in bold prints, it's quite refreshing to not be the only one. 

Paint by numbers playsuit by Nadinoo (now 10% off!)
Crayon coloured bangles from African stalls
Green patent jazz shoes Labour of love

Photography by Nadinoo