Notes from Pippa, Kabul, August 2011

Notes from Pippa, designing her newest collection for Turquoise Mountain. Kabul, August 2011: "Walking through the bazaar every day to Javid's new workshop has been an adventure in itself, considered an unsafe area at first one walks through with caution and head down ..but then the next time you look up and smile and when you smile even the most frightening Taliban fierce face under big turbans and shawls and beards suddenly opens into a beautiful smile and wave and nod in greeting - isn't smiling wonderful?"