BFW

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014

BFW

A few years ago I got approached by Brighton Fashion week asking me to showcase my work on the catwalk. This was such a huge honour for me but unfortunately I couldn’t get together the fee in time and had to decline. It’s one thing regarding my business I’ve always regretted. Since then I have shown my work at Winchester Fashion Week, Southsea Fashion week and got asked to take part in SCFW but Brighton’s still always been in the back of my mind. Earlier this month I got asked to take part in a curated Fashion Market as part of the fashion weeks schedule and I jumped at the chance to get back on their radar… I wouldn’t be missing this second opportunity to build bridges with an event I so much want to be a part of. So on Saturday 11 October you will find me selling my wares as one of the 40 handpicked artists and makers. I will be selling artwork, jewellery and lingerie as well as advertising my lingerie service and taking orders. I’ve posted the info as an event so if you’re able to come down and say hi, it would be lovely to see some familiar faces ( I have even reinvented a Mia Mai iconic print for the occasion! ūüôā...

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Etch

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014

I’m excited to announce that I’m about to embark on a little collaborative project with the lovely people over at Etch. If you haven’t heard of this Portsmouth based company yet I encourage you to visit their website and see what they offer…. you’ll be impressed I ensure you! Ever since I saw the beautiful wooden Strong Island Phone cases I have been lusting after them and imagining Mia Mai girls adorning the backs of phones… I finally got round to chatting the staff and am excited to say that you’ll soon be able to purchase a Mia Mai illustrated wooden phone case via me/etch for just ¬£42.50 I’m debating on creating some new artwork or reworking some of my old favourite pieces! I’d appreciate any feedback or suggestions you may have! ūüôā I’ll do another post when I have some prototypes to show you! Exciting stuff!! ūüôā...

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New Mia Mai Lingerie Collection…

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014

New Mia Mai Lingerie Collection…

So as you may or may not know I have been designing a new collection this year of lingerie inspired by the collection above made in 2012. Last time I customised some plain shop brought bras I must admit and underwired bras are a little above my technical knowhow. This year I decided to make everything myself (expect no underwires) and I’ve discovered Pants are hard! haha…. I have plodded on though and I love it so… I like not having a design in mind when I start out… I literally play around with the fabric and the details until something sticks and i think, yeah, that’s really something special. As with all I do, I use a mix of vintage materials, trims with¬†haberdashery¬†brought items and materials an clothes I’ve¬†collected along the way. People have kindly donated me some incredible indian fabrics and clothes to cut up and recreate. It has forced me to look at colour in a new light, I tend to shy away from bright colours especially colours like pink, purple and green, but seeing these fabrics with their incredible surface embellishments, I¬†couldn’t¬†deny¬†that they needed to be used. As always I work in a non typical matchy matchy way…. I create¬†separates¬†that work together, cutting up old doilies¬†and cushions to make bra’s, crop tops, knickers and fancy frilly shorts. I have also made an effort to make a¬†range¬†of plus size stuff too…. Not that it’s really plus size but I’ve made things¬†that will fit from a size 6 to 16…. I like that this will allow much more people to enjoy my creations and stress the importance that whatever your size you deserve to feel beautiful in some skimpy garments, whether its to seduce a lover or just whilst¬†you’re¬†dancing round the flat on your tod! I have really gotten into the ethnic inspiration and have brought some traditional indian jewellery to compliment the collection. I’ve used pinterest to collect jewellery and garment inspiration which you can see here and¬†here. I thought it would be nice to show you some sneak peaks…. I cant wait to photograph it on human flesh…. that’s when it will come to life! Please elt me know your thoughts… I would adore some...

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Progress

Posted by on Nov 29, 2013

Progress

I am plodding on with all the website updates, and my oh my…. there’s alot to update! :/ I’m also still waiting for my Christmas Cards to finally be finished… sorry if you are waiting on them! I will get them done soon i promise! I’m also debating doing a December sale through the website to encourage more visits and traffic… lots to think about!!

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