Bye Bye wordpress

Having moved my work to a new portfolio site and how i have been using tumblr as a blog i think it might be time to shut down this wordpress.

for finished work:

for art i like, things im up to and my own sketches, behind the scenes stuff go to



Louisa Thomas




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hitting the ground, tripping a little bit and then running.

Back from Berlin and busy. Driving to learn, costumes to make and tigers to embroider. sweet sweet sweet. here are some good things:

Like a Virgin – W magazine

Dame of Thrones – W magazine

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Bachelor hats

Little hats/fascinater type things designed and commissioned by Mr Gammon for the channel 5 bachelor promo in June this year. Made by me, I aslo got to help out on set and watch them in use.

Made with straw bases, feathers and paper flowers. the black veil was hand roll hemmed to include a wire for moulding accross the face. You can see them (incredibly briefly!) in the trailer:


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Huge 1920s Egyptian Revival Gilt Metal Faience Necklace Art Deco



Some Like It Hot

Halloween Costume


that is all.

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Never nude Life Drawing

The results of an evening of fun and pillow centric life-drawing with the lovely and talented Nat Preston and Jane Brodie partners in crime and mighty fine ladies. (some food and some posing provided by significant others…)



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top five records #6

1. This photo shoot from Calivintage:


2. Everything, and I mean everything on this food blog

Red Roasted Carrots<br /><br />Combine a couple pinches (or a half teaspoon each) of cinnamon, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder and sea salt. Mix spices well in a bowl (or bag!) with 5 or 6 diagonally (oval) cut carrots plus 1T olive oil and 1t sesame oil. Roast at 400 for 20 minutes on a cookie sheet until the edges are crispy brown. Enjoy warm!<br /><br />Photos and illustrations by Erin Gleeson

3. This American Apparel mesh garter belt, as soon as i get paid im buying this, this and a raspberry martini and then i am gonna go dancing.

4. The song Summer in the City by Lovin spoonful has got me all anxious happy for summer in London

5. This unpublished photo set from LIFE magazine about dissatisfied teenage youth in Japan in the mid-60’s

whoop! x

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top five records #5

This weeks treats…..

1. This illuminating little bit of science:

“The way the brain handles metaphors has also received extensive study; some scientists have contended that figures of speech like “a rough day” are so familiar that they are treated simply as words and no more. Last month, however, a team of researchers from Emory University reported in Brain & Language that when subjects in their laboratory read a metaphor involving texture, the sensory cortex, responsible for perceiving texture through touch, became active. Metaphors like “The singer had a velvet voice” and “He had leathery hands” roused the sensory cortex, while phrases matched for meaning, like “The singer had a pleasing voice” and “He had strong hands,” did not.”

The Neuroscience of Your Brain On Fiction –


2. The blog of Rhea Thierstein, maker of many of the amazing props Tim Walker uses in his stunning photoshoots, her blog is not only full of beautiful behind the scenes photographs, but also real information on how she makes some of these things, I’m not a prop maker,  but so much of this is useful to me, and its all incredibly interesting….

3.  This photo of a chap being rather dapper “Royal Air Force pilot getting a haircut during a break between missions, Great Britain c. 1942”

4. Making everything smell like Vanilla – candles evvverywhere…

5. This diy guide from for a little clay dish, the method could be used for a load of other things to… (conceptual ceramic armour? yes please)

Whoop. L x

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