Fashion illustrator Margot Bowman and blogger Bip Ling have teamed up and designed super stylish Christmas cards to help us raise money for Age UK . Here we catch up with the best friends to find out what inspired them. We can't wait to scribble our own messages in those empty speech bubbles! Can you?
How did you end up working together?
Bip had organised some club nights and thought that we’d be a good team so we got together and created a new night. We first worked together when we launched Hotbed in 2007.
How do your own styles compliment one another?
We’re both a bit mad but we've got different ways of showing it!
How did you guys get started in the creative industries?
We got started in the creative industries because we are passionate about that world.
Tell us what influenced your Christmas cards for Topshop?
Richard Hamilton the British Pop Artist – his work is so inspiring
What are your must-have pieces for Christmas?
Those big furry Unique jackets, sheering backpack and hot chocolate!
What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?
Mince pies and mulled wine.
What’s the best gift you’ve ever been given for Christmas?
Bip: Thongs from my grandma.
Margot: A mattress topper – they're amazing!
Sum up your style…
Bip: simple / causal / boom boom
Margot: westwood / Bjork / bicycle
Share your favourite London hotspots?
Margot: Look Mum No Hands on the Clerkenwell Rd – so good and you can bring your bike in!
Bip: Wimbledon Village
If you had one super power, what would it be?
The power to fly obviously – you could go away for the weekend and you wouldn't even have to go to the airport!
Each pack of eight cards contains two of the four exclusive designs. £2 from each £4 pack purchased will be donated to Age UK. Buy yours here!