Posts Tagged: Jackie Mallon

Kat before the King!

Kat before the King

    The King was shouting, working himself into a terrible rage while Eva raced round him, her pin thin legs encased in graphic black and white tights, fanning the Royal Highness with sheaves of architects’ plans, and he, crimson

Kat before the King!

Kat before the King

    The King was shouting, working himself into a terrible rage while Eva raced round him, her pin thin legs encased in graphic black and white tights, fanning the Royal Highness with sheaves of architects’ plans, and he, crimson

Asleep on the beech

Asleep on the beach

  “I know where we can sleep. Come on!” I found him by an old upturned boat. “What do you think?” I surveyed the flakey blue paint, the damp exposed wooden slats, the tendrils of seaweed. “I’m game if you

Asleep on the beech

Asleep on the beach

  “I know where we can sleep. Come on!” I found him by an old upturned boat. “What do you think?” I surveyed the flakey blue paint, the damp exposed wooden slats, the tendrils of seaweed. “I’m game if you

At the Factory

At the Factory

“I don’t care how you do it, even if you have to live down there and sleep under their machines, it better be done. What are you still standing there for?”

At the Factory

At the Factory

“I don’t care how you do it, even if you have to live down there and sleep under their machines, it better be done. What are you still standing there for?”

Villains

The Villains

I watched Arturo and Paola leaning in to talk quietly to each other, pale faces almost touching like two theatre masks. Was it my imagination or did they also possess a freakish ability to float a few inches above the

Villains

The Villains

I watched Arturo and Paola leaning in to talk quietly to each other, pale faces almost touching like two theatre masks. Was it my imagination or did they also possess a freakish ability to float a few inches above the

Mammone!

‘Mammone’ Up Ahead!

I had happened upon and observed in its natural habitat one of Italy’s most indigenous species: the mammone. On such an encounter, it is recommended to have binoculars, photographic equipment, even a picnic to enjoy these colorful creatures. Then it

Mammone!

‘Mammone’ Up Ahead!

I had happened upon and observed in its natural habitat one of Italy’s most indigenous species: the mammone. On such an encounter, it is recommended to have binoculars, photographic equipment, even a picnic to enjoy these colorful creatures. Then it

Kat and Edward

Kat and Edward

“Can you picture it? Just a couple of swells we’ll be, mincing along the Naviglio, attending flash soirees and –oh, come here a minute, will you?” he said, frowning. “A jauntier angle is called for.” He adjusted my hat so

Kat and Edward

Kat and Edward

“Can you picture it? Just a couple of swells we’ll be, mincing along the Naviglio, attending flash soirees and –oh, come here a minute, will you?” he said, frowning. “A jauntier angle is called for.” He adjusted my hat so

The Feed Dogs

The Feed Dogs

Afternoons passed as I coaxed the diaphanous wisps to approach the needle, only to watch the cranky old machines turn on them, snatching and biting. This won’t hurt a bit, I’d promise and, moments later, have to rescue another gnarled

The Feed Dogs

The Feed Dogs

Afternoons passed as I coaxed the diaphanous wisps to approach the needle, only to watch the cranky old machines turn on them, snatching and biting. This won’t hurt a bit, I’d promise and, moments later, have to rescue another gnarled

Jackie Mallon's sewing machine

The fashion designer who doesn’t sew

Today I retrieved my sewing machine from the back of a cupboard. I suppose all the preparations for the novel launch had got me thinking it might be time to reconcile with those feed dogs. I had to unpack piles of sketchbooks,

Jackie Mallon's sewing machine

The fashion designer who doesn’t sew

Today I retrieved my sewing machine from the back of a cupboard. I suppose all the preparations for the novel launch had got me thinking it might be time to reconcile with those feed dogs. I had to unpack piles of sketchbooks,

Silk for the Feed Dogs

From Fashion to Fiction – Why I Wrote Silk for the Feed Dogs

Fashion and Fiction. Both have intrigued me ever since I was five years old and was first introduced to my nearest public library to discover the wonders that rested inside. For the occasion I happened to be wearing a silk cardigan that

Silk for the Feed Dogs

From Fashion to Fiction – Why I Wrote Silk for the Feed Dogs

Fashion and Fiction. Both have intrigued me ever since I was five years old and was first introduced to my nearest public library to discover the wonders that rested inside. For the occasion I happened to be wearing a silk cardigan that