Monday, September 12, 2011


Kate Hoolahan.

Kate Hoolahan is working on her Masters in design in Perth. She has a wonderfully fresh approach to graphic design and also produces some lovely digital drawings. The first piece of hers that I saw was this fashion illustration and I was immediately captivated. 

Kate laid out the Crowns Clothing Spring/Summer 11-12 lookbook, which I am yet to take photos of despite having already sent it out to retailers! I'll have to get some images soon.
 Here is some more of her work. Visit her portfolio at


Saturday, September 10, 2011


I have been way too slack with blogging, oh dear. I do have an excuse though, as I have been busy putting the new Crowns Clothing collection online for preorder on Etsy. Here are a few shots from the lookbook!

Addington blouse and Collingwood skirt

Caroline draped crop and Haddington shorts

Flora swing dress

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


I have a new website! will now take you to the official Crowns Clothing website and portfolio. The blog will stay here, however! I have been wrestling with the new site for a little while so I am really happy that it is now finally up and functional. Check it out!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Sale time! I'm having a clear out of the stock in my Etsy shop in preparation for the new range that will be coming soon.

Don't miss out! Get 30% off everything in stock with the code AUGCLEAR. The sale will last until August 15th.

Saturday, August 6, 2011


How gorgeous are these photos? They're actually super magnified photos of sand grains! They'd look lovely printed on fabric...

via the Daily Mail

Saturday, July 30, 2011


A selection of delectable sorbet-coloured blankets. The bottom two blankets are still waiting to be made into capes!

Thursday, July 28, 2011


I made this Claremont skirt for a customer a few weeks ago. She loved the design but had too many blue skirts, so we decided on this lush forest green linen with contrasting lemon yellow pockets. I think it looks great polished off with the vintage wooden buttons.
Send me an email or contact me via the Crowns Clothing Etsy for your own custom orders.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Yesterday I picked up the latest issue of Idealog, a magazine dedicated to ideas and innovation in New Zealand. I have to admit I'm not in the habit of reading this magazine regularly, but I had a feeling that it might be a good idea to check the Gear page ('Design. Performance. Innovation.' !) in the July/August issue.

What's that? Rechargeable 3D TV glasses? An aerated ski helmet? Oh! The capes?

I was super stoked to see this, and a big old thanks to the folks at Idealog for thinking my ideas are worthy of logging!