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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

A little late, but OOTD

this is a little late, but the other week i went down to London for LFW, and although I didn't get to go to any shows I had a great time watching the guests arrive and leave at Burberry, and then wondering around the shows at covent garden.   

I am wearing: vintage style dress from a one off little boutique Enjoy Clothing
Ted Backer leather jacket, 
Forever 21 studded belt
round sunglasses eBay
Dr Martens 8 eyelet black boots

Monday, 23 September 2013

We Are The Ocean Reined My Life.

Now of course I don't mean that literally, in fact I think WATO were the first band I saw live without my parents.  Witch was now to many years ago that I now care to think.  Any way; I am wearing a "heart in hand" grey beanie, "We are the ocean ruined my life" T-shirt, Ted Baker leather jacket, Topshop Wet look leggings, and, 8 eyelet black Dr Martens.  

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Selected finalist for the Esty lingerie design competition

I have been selected as a finalist for the Esty lingerie international design competition were I have designed a lingerie set around the them of my chosen flower. Mine being Baby's Breath and Lavender. 
The competition Is now open for the public vote. So if you are on Facebook (I am just going to take a stab in the dark and presume that you are) then please please vote for me by liking my image. It only takes a second and means the world to me. 

below are more images that I entered for the competition that have not been shown on the Facebook page.

Monday, 29 July 2013

new layout

So i had a little hiccup updating the layout of the blog, completely losing the previous layout and having to start it all again from scratch
But hear we are, a little wile later, I will properly continue tweaking it in the next couple of days. So don't be surprised if it all changes again and little bits hear and there don't quite match. 
But now its time to do a little bit of sewing. 

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Vintage Skater Skirt With Hand Painted Hem

Last week I made a new skirt to go onto my etsy store. The skirt is made from vintage fabric which used t oblong to my grate-grandmother and the hem has been hand painted to give an ombre effect. 
I am making each skirt that I sell specifically for that individual customer and their waist measurement. 

The skirt is for sale at

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

new outfit on my

Contrast Denim Shorts

I have a new item added to my etsy store: 
 A pair of denim cut off shorts with distressed hem. The left side has been bleached to a near white giving a speckled effect. The waist band sits about an inch and a half below the natural waist helping to give the shorts a very relaxed feel the outside side seams are also open an inch and half up from the hem to help give a relaxed worn in feel. 

SIZE: Waist band from side to side 38cm

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

denim shirt with patch pocket

This is a vintage denim shirt which has been re-made and re constructed for a modern fit and to be in keeping with to days "vintage grunge" fashions. 

A heavily woven silk 'tribal/ethnic' fabric has been sewn onto the right breast pocket giving the shirt a unique edge over other denim shirts as it is also highly in keeping with the tribal trends for this summer. 

 the width of the shirt when flat is 24" from the bottom of the arm hole to arm hole. and the length from the bottom of the collar stand to the hem is 27" making it perfect for a unisex garment especially if worn over sized

This shirt is a statement item and highly in keeping with current fashion trends, yet this shirt has the benefit of being a one off, you will stand out from the crowd in it. 

As all of the details have been done by hand this shirt is truly a one of a kind and there is no other garment exactly like it. 

This shirt is one of a kind and is a truly unique vintage revival piece.

for sale at:  

Monday, 8 July 2013

Moths and Megan Frau

The First project for my second year at uni is on tailoring and over the summer we had to come up with a concept. At the moment I am greatly inspired by the artist Megan Frau who combines moths birds and other animals/ insects into her portraiture creating very textural pieces which have strong links to decay. 

I have previously looked at her work for my As portraiture project to the left is one of Megan's prints were as the right is my recreation 

Any way, so for my tailoring project I am currently planing (this will properly change over the summer)  to work the patterns and texture of the moths and birds into the lining of my jacket, bellow is a drawing of a humming bird and two moths that I am later planing on turning into a repeat pattern. 

Sunday, 9 June 2013

earrings for sale

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Outfit of the day: heart in hand

So this is yesterdays outfit of the day. I am wearing a long grey column maxi dress which has been shredded in the skirt. It is clinched in at the waist with a narrow studded belt. 
Over the top I am wearing a mesh short sleeved crop top and my Heart In Hand beanie which i got at slam dunk festival in Hatfeild. I got loads of compliments about the dress and even had one guy bet the number of tattoos i had, He did wrongly guess that the guy I'm with would have 6 tattoos and is a musician (which actuly describes my ex)but any way hear it is...

As i said i got the hat at Slam Dunk, and I've got to say that heart in hand were amazing :) so at the end of the evening i brought my self this, as after all who can resist buying a beanie. any way the guys were at the stall when i brought it who insisted on taking a photo of me in it. just a shame they never uploaded it so i couldn't show you the picture. 

Saturday, 25 May 2013

My Work in the 1st and 2nd year fashion show

At the end of every year my university puts on a fashion show to show the work of the second years last project and to show a selection of the first years work. (I am a first year student) and all 3 of my garments got selected for the show.

The first 2 outfits were for my "capturing the market" project, were I was to design for the clothing store Warehouse under the theme Masai 

In the first outfit, I made the jacket made out of 100% silk with bleached denim pockets and panel in the back. The jacket has a relaxed feel with dropped shoulders and a rolled collar and brass buttons along the centre front.  

 the second is a maxi dress with a chiffon blouse and jersey skirt with a twisted waist. and embellished detail along the neck line

The there was a dress for my "A Cut Above" project, in which I had to design and make a dress for a chosen designer, mine being Rick Owens, This dress has a wet look lycra skirt and a waxed top. The fins across the bust line going across to the back represent the ribs with an open back and exposed zip running up the back to the shoulders. 

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Outfit of the day: chiffon and lace dress

A black chiffon dress with an elasticated waist and lace yoke, Paired with a pair of suspender leggings from nasty gal 

I think this is quite a cute little dress and the leggings help to add something different to it, and kind of toughen it up a tad. 

Friday, 3 May 2013


I ordered some t-shirts couple of weeks ago and they arrived earlier this week. i have got professional photos done yet (I'm doing a look book at the end of the month) but in the been time hear we are. 

And of course they are up on my etsy store so why not take a peek 

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

T-shirts ordered, now to organise a photo shoot :)

So as most of you are properly aware I have an etsy store in witch i sell customised vintage denim shirts and hand made jewellery. Well, I have just put in an order to get some t-shirts printed and they will hopefully be hear in about 2 weeks :) and well i am rather exited. 

When they get hear I am hoping to do a professional photo shoot in Medway kent 10 minuets from the dartford crossing just out side London and so I am after models, makeup artists and hear stylists as well as a photographer. 

If any one is interested feel free to drop me an email at :) 

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

etsy store name change

I have changed the name of my etsy store to Cross My Heart Apparel 

you can access it at: or

lots more stock coming over easter!!

Sunday, 24 March 2013

cross my heart and hope to die

I have been experimenting with some imagery for a little side project I have planned for after the easter holidays.It's not much at the moment and I'm still just experimenting with the basics of illustrator. But don't be a frayed to let me know what you think.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

new web sight on the way

so i am shore that most of you are aware that i sell clothing and accessories on etsy (if not don't worry i forgive you) but i am currently in the process of getting a web sight made up and i will soon be getting some exiting new stock brought in (unfortunately this will have to weight till after easter when the next instalment of my student lone comes in) but in the mean time i will soon have more customised vintage shirts put up.

And keep your eyes peeled for cross my heart fashions on the new websight

Thursday, 14 February 2013

new tattoo

So today i got my second tattoo done at Diablo Tattoos in Rochester and it was carried out by Matt 

The quote reads "turn your face towards the sun and let the shadows fall behind you" 
The past year has been pretty tough on me,  I was in a really dark place and fixating on that darkness embracing it. This tattoo is to remind me to put this darkness behind me and to focus on all that is good with my life not all the bad. That there will always be darkness but to turn my back on it and to focus on the light. 

And yes it did hurt, but it wasn't as bad as i thought it would be, it was more painful towards the front, and i actuly found it quite relaxing the further back it got. 

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Outfit of the day: fringe belt

Yesterday I got this felt through the post (I got it in the nasty gal sale) and yes it's a belt, the belt is elasticated with a large metal panel at the front, and fringing to finish the hole thing off.  I think that this belt is really cute and flirty and I got quite a few compliments wearing it today :) 

The belt is worn over a pair of black leather look panel shorts from new look and a baggie Kurt Cobain crop top.