Ekaterina Kukhareva & J Maskrey

I attended the BLOW press day yesterday – there are some great brands over there right now.

My fave has got to be Ekaterina Kukhareva, whose AW11 collection is based around the concept of a Russian Tsarina.  I love that she uses knitwear and tassels.  It’s all deliciously dark and very ornate but in a new wintry way – due to the prevalence of knitwear and crochet.

Another favourite has got to be J Maskrey for the kitsch use of skulls..

It’s decidedly glam rock, but modernised (which, let’s face it, is bound to get my attention seeing as I’m a bit of a rocker at heart).

And look! –

I am in love with these J Maskrey keyrings, which BLOW were giving away in goodie bags to attendees.

They’re sitting rather happily alongside my hedgehog and dog.

My Muji dog keyring is called Isambard after Isambard Kingdom Brunel.  Just in case you were interested…