I’ve decided to ‘brand’ myself. I sourced little vintage French pinnies for front of house. The bibs are pinned up with safety pins (nod to my punk days), garnished with skulls and little silver ‘charms’ of food that I have found on my travels.
I also asked young designer Rachael Rodgers to come up with designs for my food range ‘The Underground Restaurant’. I’m going to sell salsa, guacamole, pickled lemons and other products. The notes I gave to her were “I want it punky, edgy, pirate, foody with feminine, French, gingham and vintage”. In short, include influences from my personal history, travels, and the illicit, clandestine, guerilla nature of The Underground Restaurant.
Here are some of her sketches. What do you think?
I like this one, it’s like all my blue and white china.