Last year, I came across an incredibly beautiful collection of handmade blouses, upcycled from vintage kimonos, by a British company called Beautiful Soul. Each piece was one-of-a-kind and absolutely stunning. I really identified with what she was doing and appreciated each of her pieces as individual works of art.

Based in Notting Hill, one of my favorite London neighborhoods, Nicola Woods is the founder and designer of this company. Her business model is so similar to mine and pieces so lovely that I have been following her ever since.

Over the past couple of seasons, Nicola has come out with new collections that are just as stunning as her repurposed kimono pieces. Pictured above are a few pieces from Beautiful Soul’s ‘Olivia Rose’ Collection for 2012. I am so in love with the long turquoise dress with poppies on it. Check out the new collection here.

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