The New Year’s Resolution

The end of the year tends to encourage conversations on the speed of time passing, reflecting on all that’s been achieved, the shit that we’ve survived and the ability to drink consecutively for an impressive number of days. The words “New Year’s Resolution” have been spilling out of mouths and buzzing between ears. A top plan for January seems to be kick starting a more active and balanced life style. (After a brief flirtation with the idea of Parkour, I’ve settled on Street Dance classes!)   Three months into existence, Sassy’s resolution has… Read More

113 Butterflies

113 Butterflies   Since I was a child I’ve always been very slim, doctors diagnosed me with a sort of assimilation issue that always characterised my childhood… I was quite jealous of my peers when their boobs started to grow giving to their bodies a graceful shape; my turn arrived much later on!   I was a skinny, curly haired tomboy who loved the outdoors, other children’s company and experiencing a sense of freedom. I enjoyed the parties of the Palestinian community that my dad used to organise in our house; they were so loud and spontaneous. It was from those parties that I learnt… Read More

Bella Singleton on building her brand.

Designer and illustrator, Bella Singleton, is as unique and inspiring in character as she is in her work. Her creations offer a feast for the eyes and a trip for the imagination. Dynamic colours, intricate illustrations and diverse patterns combine to create pieces of art which hang, not on a wall but on the body. After studying Printed Textiles, Singleton has built her own business, printing her designs onto silk scarves, allowing a classic item to become a contemporary accessory.  Her work has been described as a celebration for personal expression, encouraging the way to dress be an extension of ourselves. Bella Singleton talks with Sassy about her journey so far, the highs and lows of building an independent brand and what’s in… Read More