There’s a first time for everything you know…

I can’t remember the name of the song, but it speaksĀ the iconic words ‘there is a first time for everything, you know…’. The song goes on to name first times regarding house music, but all the same, there is a first time for everything, and for me, this is the first time I am writing a blog. I’d thought about it so many times, would I or wouldn’t I? That question over and over, but now I’ve decided to just bite the bullet and go for it.

The name is something you may find a bit odd, ‘Lush Thoughts of a Striking Kitten”. What is a ‘striking kitten’ I hear you ask?

Many years ago (actually it was probably around 2001), when I was fresh-faced out of fashion college, I was dead poor and coveted a very funky bowling shirt that was in the trendy store, General Pants, which upon the back had printed “The Idaho Strikes”. The shirt was $100 and since that was around the same as a whole week of pay for me, I decided to make my own version. So I mucked around (not very expertly at all) and created my version, embroidered with the ficitious bowling team “The Striking Kittens”. Striking = strike for bowling/an attractive item and Kitten = pet name for a young attractive girl. Witty, wasn’t I?

Striking Kittens however, ended up being the name I gave my indepent fashion label I created not long after, and now the name is fully entwined with my life, although I suppose at 30, I am not really a kitten anymore.

So these ‘lush thoughts’ I’m going to have will basically centre around what I find beautiful in this world, whether that be the latest creation I’ve designed and sewn, to some delicious food or drink I’ve invented or just tweaked.

So stick with me, because I hope to start showing you something really interesting very soon. Ta for now! xoxo