Friday, April 27, 2012

Crooked Knitwear Videography

Behind The Scenes: Crooked Knitwear Spring/Summer Collection 2012 from Hatch'd Magazine on Vimeo.
Hello Everybody,

Sorry it's been a while since you've heard from inside the Crooked House but I assure you this is because we've been super busy, but we've got a long awaited treat in store for you today, our friends at Hatch'd Magazine have published a benind the scenes videography of our day at the Clockworks made by the lovely Lara Elizabeth Elliot who's done a cracking job. As promised the website is now also up and running, we still have some odd ends to tie up but we hope you all take some time to check out all the brand new items on sale for the first time online and I promise you can expect much, much more. Read the article at Hatch'd Magazine here.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A word about the weather

So we've decided to make arrangements to compensate for the impending weather ie. apparently it's going to chuck it down.. Do not fret though, we'll just been moving the celebrations indoors where there will be an indoor theatre screening of the videogrpahy. Also we will be serving nibbles and drinks including some home made sangria from 2pm until 8pm so come early to partake of our hospitality. Remember you'll also have a chance to peruse through our new collection so don't forget your purses ladies as we've got new stock coming out of our ear holes and we're also extra exited by all the new fabrics that arrived yesterday that we spent most of yesterday afternoon chewing the fat over. We've also finally went through an X factor style process of finalizing our choices for photos we're going to exhibit on Saturday so we're off to the printers today, it was agonising choosing our favourites out of so many fabulous shots but we think you'll all be impressed. I'm also particularly exited about the progress we've made on the website, products are being uploaded and everything is almost ready to go! So exiting! So as I've probably mentioned about a dozen times, can't wait to see you all on Saturday!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Crooked House Celebrations!

Just to remind everyone, you are all invited to our launch party at The Crooked House on Saturday! We can't wait to show you all the fantastic photos from the Clockworks and we've also got a treat in store because lovely Lara Elliott from Hatch'd Magazine has made a videography about us and we're very much looking forward to seeing it.  So we've decided to have a viewing of it, hopefully in the back garden accompanied by a drink and a nice fire.
 Most importantly we will also be celebrating the launch of the brand new website which many of you have contributed to, this is our way of thanking everyone who helped us with their talents and hard work.  So I hope to see you all there in your party wear and since I'm feeling generous I'll leave you with a sneaky picture of our day at the Clockworks taken by Ewan Mathers. Just a reminder of a lovely day, just as Saturday promises to be. Can't wait to see you all!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Struck Gold

Tailored Jacket by Bennett, dress from New Look, bag from Primark and boots borrowed form Megan.
I am rather in love with the Life charity shop on Green Lane right now. Today, not only did they give Bambi a huge bag full of priceless vintage sewing patterns for the modest sum of £3 but I have also just picked up a vintage Bennett camel wool suit for £5.50! I'm so delighted with it, I've been searching for something just like it all year and now I finally have the perfect tailored jacket to go with my summer wardrobe and it fits me like a dream.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Pushing the Boat Out

Well it's been an interesting week in the Crooked House, we've had some great feedback about our day at the Clockworks and now we're looking forward to getting ready for the launch party on April 21st. We've been catching up on commissions and Megan put in a performance on Wednesday as a guest creative professional at the Quad, lending her expertise and advice to young Derby creative. Now we're getting set for the big Crooked House reshuffle so soon we will have a new attic workroom in which we'll be hosting Crooked House workshops so all you budding designers and makers can pick up some exclusive mad skills from our own Megan Crook. Megan is also taking a well earned holiday in Berlin this week where she'll be sporting the new collection for the first time, which leaves little ole me captaining the Crooked ship this week.  Also I'm pleased to see our entrepreneurial friends ElizaLeren getting some great publicity lately, they've been featured in today's Derby Telegraph with an article about their boutique on Green Lane which you should all check out and you can read the article here. Not only that but Bambi managed to find her way into a national Ugandan publication New Vision  courtesy of one a favourite blogger of ours, Isaac Fashionare256.  Nice one guys.

Courtesy of Fashionaire256