Guest Diary Post: A quick day in L&C shoes…

The incredible and talented Ronda from Lovers & Collaborators took us along on her latest journey overseas to China. Check out more on Ronda at the L&C website here.

The more I come to this country the more I love it. The people here and the endless opportunities it offers you are beyond comparison. This place allows you to create and imagine anything your heart desires.


There are no limits; fashion is my true desire and is the reason for my heart to beat..

Just arrived – 7am to China. China, Turkey, and soon India, will be the main manufacturing for Lovers & Collaborators Winter 12.

The view from my hotel where I have a quick nap then off to a hearty breakfast.

A street sign to Starbucks, how very convenient! 🙂

In every country I visit, I love to research and scope out the local magazines and the different styles of photography and pieces they feature.


Buying an assortment of magazines: Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire and other local Chinese magazines.

An image I fell in love with from one of the magazines. Sometimes it’s the mood or a feeling that can inspire you to create, design and draw.  Went to the outskirts of the fabric markets of China. I love how culturally different the streets are compared to western countries.

After buying the fabrics, they are held out the front for a pick up from the suppliers. There are so many fabric stores and markets that your imagination is free to run wild.

Time for a quick break and a little walk around to soak in the culture and beauty of China.

Back to the market, the place is so big that I think it will take a whole month to see it all! For the past 7 years I’ve seen this lovely lady sewing on the streets. I had a brief chat to her and she is here every day from 9am to 6pm doing quick alterations for the locals.

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  • Reply BellaB Sunday 13th January, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Kinda interesting.

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Friday 30th December, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    China looks like an interesting country to visit. So full of life and activity

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