Megan Dowsett is a creative consultant working in museums, galleries and the arts, an illustrator who is finding her voice through personal and local projects, and a parent to two young beings who can't help but influence her creative journey.

Through the name Norris and the Flamingo, she shares the sense of adventure that runs through all of life, wherever we are on our journey. A sense of imagination, of possibility and discovery, for children and adults alike.

18 February 2014

Isabella Blow at Somerset House

I treated myself to a trip to the Isabella Blow exhibition at Somerset House.  I have very little idea about fashion past, present or future, but I always love to explore the decadence of over-the-top, utterly impractical, richly and vibrantly textured costume, and the way it is crafted to fit the human form.
More than anything else, the exotic forms of Philip Treacy's hats caught my attention - what more decadent, indulgent, fanciful item to celebrate pure fashion?  And their shapes and forms were exquisite ... unlike clothing, hat design is an almost entirely sculptural concept, to form something simply to perch on or around the head ...
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