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AW10 Wool coat with chain attachment that pulls pocket area into a handbag-like draping

Photos in above collage from Masha Ma’s blog – CSM MA 2008 Graduate collection

There is nothing more exciting than to visit the very room where something fascinating was conceived. I don’t mean to sound perverse, but I believe Masha Ma is knocked up with a kick-ass collection for SS11, no pun intended! The studio was thick with the smell of steampress and the sound of sewing machines thumping when I arrived, and I couldn’t help but think of all the blogger events PR companies keep churning out, when a simple studio visit as such can instantly inspire. The pieces in this post are from AW10, but it should serve as a worthwhile preview to the upcoming collection. Masha Ma, a CSM MA Womenswear graduate, seems to be particularly adept at tailoring and fabric manipulation, note the origamiesque fold of the black wool coat I squeezed into. Shucks, if Mariano hadn’t wrangled it off of me I’d have come home with it, I think.

This btw is the day of the Seven Sisters incident. I figured if a day is made by a fruitful excursion something has to rain on my parade, this is Londontown afterall.

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  1. Wow, I love that coat so incredibly much! I thought it was a handbag at first until I read the caption. Beautiful.

  2. GOSH *Squeals* that cropped jacket/blazer/whatever is beautiful!!!!

  3. can i please have your wedge tie up shoes ?
    they’re soooo pretty !
    im loving the peplum style dresses !
    the one in the shiny fabric is really awesome !

  4. AWESOME! :)
    Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!!!!!
    Esp. that navy/black dress
    omgoshhhh!! <3 <3

  5. Oh, it all looks so hypnotizing. But above all else, I am jealous of her space. A clean white studio with great natural light. Could you ask for anything else?

  6. lovelovelove the shoes!

  7. That coat is absolutely stunning.

  8. WOOOOWW. this is so inspiring. that coat is gorgeous. so are those shoeesssssssss…. :)



  9. That ruffled collar/cape at the bottom is absolutely gorgeous. And I love all your photos–it’s always fun to see other people’s workspaces.

  10. I’d be so happy to stay stuck in that coat & would be praying that nobody could cut/get me out of it! :)

  11. what camera do you use?
    so clean and fresh blog!

  12. omg that black wool jacket you’re wearing is absolutely stunning!! lucky, you at least got the chance to wear it! :)


  13. Your blog is truly an inspiration.

  14. ah shini, these photos are so beautiful and what an incredible collection. you are so right, everything looks like intricate origami but in a wearable contemporary fashion. i love this post… you are so right about how inspiring a simple visit can be. are they showing at LFW? xx

  15. That coat is fanTAStic! I want it!

  16. Now THAT’S the type of studio-workspace I would set up my own label, love that steam presser esp when they make the sound ‘Phew phew Poooof’ something like that.

  17. Love the clothes and the studio!

  18. So cuteeee

    I love this blog by the way

    I HAVE to follow you on blogloving



  19. awesome photos!the clothes are so pretty!
    love the cut of the clothes, especially the cropped biker jacket


  20. I love the coat you are wearing!

    Melai of Style and Soul

  21. Wow, absolutely beautiful collection, and what a gorgeous studio!

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  23. ++f+

    brilliance. the skirt too — you made that, yes?

  24. Awesome!

    I love seeing inside of other people’s studios!


  25. By picture #2 my nose was glued to the screen (okay, yes, I am a bit short-sighted), but I’m totally with you – this IS exciting. And no, I wouldn’t have given the coat back. I would have just sneeked out, or bribed my way out… The coat, the chain, the pocket… what a clever idea!

  26. Beautiful pictures. I really like the coat you were wearing and the piece in the second picture. Perfect for fall! It’s kind of crazy how looking at them makes me wish it was fall already (I really don’t like rain) :D


  27. beautiful pictures! i love the clothing, and your wedges!

  28. you’re photos are amazing and you’re style is better. I’d love you to check out my blog.

  29. I agree, and I would have gone home with more than just a coat :D

  30. I get a lot of emails to visit studios for previews but living in the Midlands makes it quite hard to travel to london and i hate traveling alone anyway! This collection looks so great the coat you wear is fabulous! Inspires me to get down to a preview soon!
    – Great post!
    Adèle – http://moltocuriosa.com

  31. I love all the flashes of gold in these photos. The chain, those decorative leaves, the embroidery… gorgeous.


  33. Great clothes, especially the gold bolero and draped coat with chain. Great, great, greaatt

  34. Absolutely beautiful clothes. I love when you cover upcoming designers! I hope to see more from Masha Ma in the future. :)

  35. these items are really creative and very unusual. i like the tidiness of each picture and each setting, i wish i was this organised

  36. the tailoring is amazing, such beautiful structure with such great modern twists!!
    love ur blog
    such beautiful photos!! I want to learn so bad!!

  37. These pieces are incredible, I just love the draping of the jacket! x


  38. Ooh! Some of those pieces look absolutely divine. I fell in complete love with that black coat you’re wearing. It’s so perfect.

  39. wow!!!! you look amazing. just love your blog, such an awesome quality to everything you do. definitely a fave in my world :)


  40. I like the structure of the collection

  41. What lovely pieces. Your photos really do the clothes justice.

  42. I love that coat – it’s stunning. Going to take a look at their website now to see if it falls anywhere near my kind of budget (please please please…). xx

  43. Love that safety pin detailing..its beautiful.

  44. These pictures are really good. I love the atmosphere of design studio.

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  47. […] any showrooms let alone press appointments.  Shin was invited too and read the feature on her post, it sounded exciting…I, in my heart REGRETTED for not emailing back ‘Yes yes I would […]

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  50. what are those black sneaker wedges you have on called?

  51. I find these pictures just stunning

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