|Me and Zandra|
Plus have you seen the quilted bathmat project on my site made with Zandra's fabrics?
|Quilted Bathmat Project|
As you may be aware Zandra owns the Fashion & Textile Museum in London, and she lives in a big penthouse apartment above, plus one floor is her studio which is where we were invited to meet Zandra.
The first thing that caught our eye as we entered the building was the amazing floor in the entrance! It had beautiful crystals in it and sparkled and glittered as you walked through.
We then walked up a few flights of stairs to enter Zandra's vibrant studio, the pictures below show you around her studio space.
As you can see much like the lady herself the studio was an explosion of colour and almost like a gallery with quirky works of art scattered throughout. I particularily liked the 'Z' chandelier which was designed especially for Zandra by her friend Andrew Logan.
I also rather liked this amazing mirrored artwork on her wall.
The stunning quilt you can see over a screen there was made by Stuart Hillard of The Great British Sewing Bee fame, using Zandra's fabric collection.
I then sat down with Zandra to interview her for Love Sewing Magazine. The interview appears in issue 8 of the magazine which goes on sale this week. I have to admit I was feeling a little intimidated about meeting such an icon, Zandra is the most famous person I have interviewed. But I am happy to report that she was absolutely lovely and immediately put me at ease, it was like chatting with a friend rather than a formal interview and the time flew by. I was rather sad when it came to an end. When our time was up she kindly offered to pose for pictured with us both, my picture is at the top of the feature and below is Julia with Zandra plus a shot of Zandra alone.
So don't forget if you'd like to read the full interview with Zandra look for issue 8 (Jan issue) of Love Sewing on sale tomorrow I believe.
All images © Julia Bremble