It was such a special night on the 20th of December 2011 at St Martins Lane Hotel. They were so generous to host a celebratory dinner in their much celebrated restaurant Asia De Cuba for the lovely Marian Kihogo who has worked so hard for the last 2 years to create a visionary platform for the communication of what fashion really is and how it is to be perceived, and above all that it is inclusive…Thank you ever-so-much for inviting me to be part of the celebrations!
A toast to Marian Kihogo
The Artwork: I had to capture my feelings in a third collage-drawing I have made on Marian. She is depicted as a gold fairy and her dress is made up of pattern pieces – all off-cuts, thrown on the floor of a cutter’s workroom that I have been collecting….I am once again playing with the interaction between negative and positive space.
The Invitation: St. Martins Lane were absolutely top hosts in arranging a lavish drinks reception and spectacular dinner for us all – Definitely worth a visit if you are in the centre..I also had an opportunity to meet some lovely people at the dinner…A familiar face – Alistair Guy, Hannah Almassi of Gracia magazine who informs me she is a fan of my pattern artworks, the lovely Daisy De Villeneuve who is a fabulous illustrator, Lisa – a bubbling power magnet – Head of Harrods social networking, the very beautiful Tolula Adeyemi who was Marian’s guest of honour and Sabina Sdemrit from Access Fashion to name a few…
I was also spoilt with a goody bag filled with treats from Daisy (also my Mama’s name) by Marc Jacobs, Mulberry, Bodhi, Weleda, Mavala of Switzerland, Violent Lips, Biscuiteers, Diego Dalla Palma, Orla Kiely, Revlon, Jainnisa.
Thank you for a wonderful night Marian!