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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.  

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Working Drawings for warehouse project

 For a project I am currently doing at university I have been set the task of designing a collection of 10 outfits (we only have to make 2 garnets which can create an outfit) for the british clothing company Warehouse. Andrea the jersey designer for warehouse came in to brief us and gave us 4 trends we could choose from for SS13 to bace our collection on, these being: Masai, Binary, Flounce and NYC Grunge. 

Any one who has seen my previous work, or that knows me would of properly expected me to pick the grunge trend. I was tempted, but instead i decided to go with Masai as a means of pushing myself and my work. The dress below is one of the pieces from my collection that I will be making. 
 The main body of the dress will be made from a fine jersey with a black chiffon bodice which features stud and chain detail along the neck line and a twisted and knotted detail at the waist. 
I should be making the toile for this in the next week and will be posting pictures of the toile as well as my other work soon. :) 

Friday, 18 January 2013

Redyeing My Hair

Although the plum colour of my hair is just the same as it was when i dyed it the lilac has faded quite a bit so i about 6 hours ago I was combing in more lilac. The dye is still in, I am going to try and see if I can get it to last longer this time. ;)  

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

vintage find

Today i went into London to do some research for a uni project. For part of this research I ventured to Notting Hill to go to some of the vintage shops primarily to see if there was anything that I could cut up and drape and use for inspiration. In one of these vintage shops I came across this, a really cute little puff sleeved leather jacket. and the best part is it was only £30. I just think its totally adorable. 

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Chenilled Bodice

this is a bodice i made for college a couple of summers ago, It is made from vintage cotton which i have chenilled and hand printed using a lino tile. 

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Pall and bear


Hear are just a couple of things that I got for Christmas, all are from pall and bear. 
Studded peplum dress: I love this, the dress is very figure hugging and draws you in at the waist, I just need an excuse to wear it!! Although I may just have to post a picture of me in it soon. 
Stone wash jeans with stud detailing down the side: i couldn't find a close up of the studs, so I will make a point of wearing them soon and take a picture. But the blue overlocking on the inside makes for an interesting "pop" when turning up the cuffs. Along with the stud detailing they add that little extra to the simple skinny jean. There a bit snug at the moment, but once i have burnt of the christmas fat they should fit amazingly. 
Chain detail black skinny: the simple chain detailing down the outside seam just makes these jeans for me, what else can i say? there committable, there cut beautifully and like the other jeans there that little something more than the simple skinny. I am wearing these jeans hear in my OOTD. 
Chunky knitted sweater vest : With stud detailing on the shoulders and tassels down the arm hole again this is a twist on the "classic" knitted vest, and it is defiantly along way from the vest Chandler was always wearing. 

Monday, 7 January 2013

Outfit of the day.

I know the quality of these photos are quite bad. (sorry don't really have means of doing these any more without using my webcam) 

Cardigan: The Anybody Collection at Rocket 
Vest: Top Shop
Jeans: Pall and Bear 
shoes (not seen): old beat up converse   

Saturday, 5 January 2013

a new year, a new hair colour

 so i have died my hair purple I have know idea how long it will last but, but hear we are. 

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Skulls and roses: you've got me drawing again

So its 1am or there a bouts and i have just finished this drawing of the skull and roses. It's the first time i have actually sat down and drawn something for the sake of drawing in about a year, maybe longer, but its defiant the first time in over 3 years since I have worked in charcoal. Over all I am happy with how this has termed out, but i'll see how i feel after i've had some shut eye. 

under neath are a couple of photos of the drawing in different stages.....enjoy