My love for fashion illustration, and tactile objects in the form of fabrics, thread, and ribbon that can be easily kept within a haberdashery box, led me to illustrator, Linda Bennett. Her unique use of mixed media which includes old postcards, textiles and paper, with fashion illustrations lights up my eyes! This vibrant piece called A Modern Curiosity‘ fully encompasses Linda’s passion for fashion and illustration, with its graceful, yet striking presence. l particulary find the colourful 3-dimensional effect inspiring – one can almost touch those beautiful shiny pearls!

With its illustrative 1920’s ‘strike a pose’ – reminiscent of the musical film – ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’, l feel this work captures the true nature of fashion in a demure and fun-loving way.

A modern twist on a past-time that surely is a curiosity!