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In conversation with Andriana Chunis

Andriana Chunis is a designer and freelance illustrator currently based in her home city of Lviv, Ukraine. Her illustrators are colourful, quirky and 'peculiar' - as Andriana comments herself. Taking inspiration from the people around her, Andriana is authentic in capturing individuality and personal style as reflected through fashion choices.  We talked to the engaging and insightful designer who shared with us her creative journey.

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How to fragrance your home in style

 “Smells are surer than sights and sounds to make the heart strings crack.” That’s the motto of Illumens, a family run company based in Suffolk making the most elegantly perfumed candles and diffusers. Caroline Hardy and her partner develop the fragrances themselves and kindly sent me a selection of their best-selling scented products to share with you.

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Time For Tea

TEA: In the summer, I love to drink my cup of tea outside, have it as something to relax me as I unwind; bare feet propped up on a chair while I read a magazine and sip on soothing warm tea. In the winter, a cup of tea is a welcomed warmer to thaw out frozen fingers.  Being something that has its place in every season and finding a purpose in every occasion; work, rest and play, I thought it best to drink the nation's favourite medicine from beautiful cups that can be enjoyed all year round. 

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Say it with a card

While some are traditional and others more quirky, all are vibrant with beautiful typography. The messages on Katie Leamon's Valentines cards made me smile with amusement as I opened the delicately wrapped selection and flicked past charming and playful messages, equally matched with overtly flattering adjectives for both him and her.

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A top to transcend the seasons

Do we need something new for every occasion? Probably not. But I can sympathise with those who want to change up their wardrobes for different events and work a fresh new look. Although, this shouldn’t necessarily mean having to buy something new each season. Why not invest in items that allow you to get creative and lend themselves to being accessorised and styled?

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An interview with Paula Blanche

Paula Blanche is a designer and freelance illustrator based in Iquique, Chili where she studied Integral Design. Her illustrations are infused with her love of fashion and often feature her favourite style icons. Paula talks to Olive Road Journal and tells us about her work:

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An interview with Amy Pearson

Amy Pearson is a fashion designer, print designer and illustrator based in London. She believes illustration is about telling a story and capturing the emotion of a subject. Her images celebrate style; drawing inspiration from fashion and nature, she dresses her subjects in striking garments and couture-styled outfits. Using a captivating colour palette, Amy’s subjects take on a dramatic and distinctive character, drawing in the viewer.

Amy is currently working as a full time designer at Concepts Paris, a lingerie trend consultancy in London, where she designs prints, garments and illustrations for trend books. She is soon to begin a new venture as a freelance designer and illustrator. Here, Amy talks to Olive Road Journal and tells us about her work:

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HERE TODAY HERE TOMORROW

Here Today-Here Tomorrow is more than a name, it’s a statement. Punchy and powerful, this timely named boutique is defying the disposable, trend-driven nature of the fashion industry, instead, uniting values for quality, sustainability and fair trade clothing. Proudly conveying the brand’s ideologies, ‘Here Today-Here Tomorrow’ offers items made to last and to be cherished.

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MADEMOISELLE PRIVÉ

Named after the sign that Coco displayed on the door of her atelier to enable her to work uninterrupted, the Mademoiselle Privé exhibition at London’s Saatchi Gallery takes you on a sensory journey along the milestones in life of the charismatic founder of Chanel. The exhibition also presents some of the audacious fashion house's most exquisite creations.

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Swedish Stockings

They’ve been announced as Sweden’s third most influential start-up by one of the country's top financial newspapers and when it comes to hosiery, they’re equally committed to style as they are to sustainability.

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