To celebrate the launch of our new e-commerce website we’re running a “Design A Doodle” competition.

Your doodles can be big, small, abstract, funny, flowery, or simply a way of getting rid of some emotional baggage.

Whatever pops into your head we want it!

The winning doodler will receive £750.00 worth of Ghulam Sakina clothing of your choice AND your doodle will be used in either our new clothing or home range.

The entry deadline is 31st May 2009.

Please submit your designs by post to our studio address along with: your name, address, email and contact telephone number.

Ghulam Sakina Ltd
Studio One
Fairmule House
27 Waterson Street
London E2 8HT

NB: overseas entrants may submit their doodles by email to:

PS: Even though we’re not allowed to join in the doodle competition ourselves (apparently that’s “cheating”), we didn’t want to be left out. So here a few “artist” offerings from all of us here at Ghulam Sakina. Happy doodling!

Emer's doodle:

Gemma's doodle:

Leah's doodle:

Squat's doodle:

Tana's doodle:


WARNING! Delicious recipe ahead. You may need to change into something with an elasticated waist.

This is by far and away my favourite thing to bake, which is why I wanted to share it with you all, (except Tana who hates bananas – sorry).

It’s REALLY easy to do and it’s ideal for using up bananas that you've kept for a bit too long.

4oz butter or margarine
6oz sugar
8oz self raising flour
2 eggs
2 large or 3 medium, very ripe bananas
a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg

1. Heat the oven to gas mark 4; 180C
2. Grease a 2lb loaf tin.
3. Mash the bananas with a fork.
4. Cream the butter and sugar together and mix in the eggs.
5. Mix together the two yellow messes you now have.
6. Mix in the flour and the tasty spices
7. Scrape into the loaf tin and bake for 40 minutes then lower the temperature to gas mark 2; 150C and cook for a further 30 minutes.
8. When it’s good and crispy on the top, take it out of the oven, place it on a rack, and try desperately to let it cool before stuffing your face.

The beauty of this recipe is that you can add pretty much anything you want to it. Personally I like to add a good handful of dark chocolate drops, but you could add chopped nuts, honey (for added moistness), blueberries, sultanas, the list goes on.

Sometimes I put melted dark chocolate on the top, or even a layer of butter icing, or I eat it warm with vanilla ice cream and raspberries….. Well you get the point. Happy baking!


Hello and welcome to the very first post on the new Ghulam Sakina blog!

We’ll be posting pics of our trips, lookbooks and inspirations for everyone into the Ghulam Sakina magic.

Keep checking for information on work experience, upcoming sales, recipes and saucy links!