Make Do And Mend...

Im in procrastination mode at the moment...
...Thinking about life faith love hope

I came here wanting to brag about one of my life-long dreams coming true for my 21st birthday...
Instead after watching the Hope for Haiti telethon I was kinda humbled in my tracks and thought it was pretty irrelevenant posting

about that right now when my brain was in a different mindset altogether.

So I was sifting through my images and came across a project I'd done in my first year of university, and it kinda just made sense...

This was a group theme we came up with entitled 'Avaritia quod Invidia' [meaning Greed and Envy in Greek]. We wanted to create a collection based on the juxtaposition of these two concepts.
Hence the idea of 'make do and mend' 
It just shows in times of disaster, poverty, recession, what you can do with so little.

This was a shoot I loved by Tim Walker for Vogue, UK 2009

         Yes!! this entire ensemble was made from pick-n-mix sweety bags!

6,000 cotton balls and toilet-roll wedges

9 tea towels

And who else but the Dame herself of DIY, Vivienne Westwood.
Make necklaces out of safety pins, shawls from blankets, tablecloths, curtains or towels"

 Soo I decided to see what interesting silhouettes I could create from fabric manipulation of hessian (potato sack). 

Some stand work.

I ended up making a crop jacket using this technique in linen and harem trousers, unfortunately I don't have any good images of the garments on my comp but I'll dig it out and take some.
I'll post 'em up soon.

I hope the message behind this was loud and clear! :)


Feeling The Night Before: Printed Garment Show

Still on the lookout for my 6"1 model-friend-muse that I can use for all my shows...
Until then I'll be rocking my own ish!..

Was slyly regrettin this idea considering this was me the night before...

 Celebrating the beautiful lady in the left hand corners 22nd in Yoyos!
*note - squint of eye takes place after the intake of a mixture of alcoholic substances.

Anyways On With The Show...!

Them stunners on my feet - Irregular Choice wedge - entl. Flashing Lights (Last pair!)


10 Days Later...

Deadline Over...

Personally I do not want to hear the words:

or anything slightly to do with nineteenth century fashion for many a years to come...

Over the summer we conducted research into nineteenth century underwear, and had to make our own authentic corsets using the technical construction of that era.
6 weeks later we then had to make a contemporary piece inspired by.... what do you know Yes! nineteenth century fashion and architecture.
Soo after 3 long months of making here I are my end results.

Three words to sum up this module: draining, demanding, monotous....and the list goes on but I'm sure you can all enter thesaurus.com and look under LONG!

Well it's official i'll never be the best pattern cutter...But who said I wanted to be???
I'll say this again I want to drape, distress and play with weird and wonderful materials/fabrics. and then yes give these ideas to a seamstress.. But hey I'm not going to a uni with amazing technicians or technology for that matter, but I'm slyly glad how much I've taught myself, and improved as a designer over the past year.

So this was the more technical-based module, we then had another module: Printed Garment

I really did feel less restricted with my thoughts process and was able to expirement more with materials. It has definitely clarified in my head what area of fashion I want to go into after collecting my degree...print/textile fashion. (unisex wear - as in them cool couples that rock eack others stuff!)

My whole theme lied under the sense of 'hidden messages', for example those you see in rippled water.

And this was my final print.

Im tired of trying to align images in this post now,
so snapz from the fashion show will be up in the next post! peace x


Night Life

So I started taking midnight snapz on the motorway back from York.
I took these while my mum was driving through Leeds [bobbing my head through the window with my cam sturdly gripping my neck!] She kept thinkin she had to stop for me to take pictures of the christmas lights..I was like no keep driving!!
Hmm I really like the floating bears and trees!

I'm guna carry on developing and experimenting with this technique, and hopefully come out with some really cool prints that I can get professionally done in the FabPad! (one of the limited few peaks of UEL)

New Brief!

Soo just being given our new design brief....

Autumn/Winter 2010 for our chosen designer!

Started scrolling down the list to see my designer and I must say I was getting quite excited!!

Alexander Wang

Alexander McQueen


Christopher Kane

Gareth Pugh



O.K. Issey Miyake actually killed me!! One of my all-time favourite designers...

Anyways carried on down the list...on my little blackberry screen in anticipation and....



LE PETITE SALOPE!?![translation "the little whore"]
Im sorry??

who are you.... copied and pasted quick tym... I needed imagery fast!

Initial thoughts: beautiful drapery, charcoal palette, bows, ribbon, elegance, frills, finest silks, grecian-inspired, float, fly, dream.

I bid u all goodnight! @ 5am hmph.

You see everything in color
While the world is getting darker
Love is on its way