I was lucky enough to get hold of this wonderful dress by the equally wonderful Skinny laminx couple of weeks ago. As soon as I saw it (via another designer that I'm a huge fan of) I knew that it was perfect for Lily and had to have it.
Heather ( the talent behind Skinny laminx) is quite literally one of my favourite textile designers ever. And I'm not alone in my admiration. In fact, just a couple of days ago my neighbour, who is herself a great designer (and is soon to be featured right here!), listed Heather as one of those designers that make you want to give it all up. And I totally agree. Her designs are clever and beautiful and emminantly useable.
Anybody who owns a Skinny laminx tea towel will tell you that they are the best quality tea towels that you can buy and that not only do they look amazing, but they also dry incredibly well. Seriously, once you use a Skinny laminx tea towel (not that you'll want to at first, because it seems almost sacrilege) you will not look back.
Heather is based in South Africa and works out of her studio in Cape Town where she designs and (along with a number of other talented people) makes her gorgeous tea towels, cushions and napkins as well as printing her amazing fabrics. On top of running her hugely popular Etsy shop, Heather also writes her uber inspiring blog, where she explains her design process and keeps us all up to date (and salivating) over her new designs.
And as if that wasn't enough, Heather is also the editor of the Elle Decoration, SA blog!
I can't hide it. I'm a passionate (some would say argumentative, but they're plainly wrong) person and I am particularly passionate about talented people and Heather makes me want to shout from the rooftops. Not that she needs me to, as it's not exactly a secret that she has an amazing talent.
And just in case you weren't convinced...when Lily saw her new dress, her exact words were 'Oh Wow!".
And that girl knows what she's talking about.