Thursday, 13 November 2014

catch up and fashion inspiration

hey guys long time no see i am so sorry i haven't blogged in a while, i have been in search of a placement but much to my trying i got nada but when one door closes another one opens right, so instead of concentrating on certain things i have instead been doing odd bits and pieces like doing a family tree and well these can be very interesting as you find family that you would never guess having like my grandmothers fathers side go all the way back to the very first kings of Scotland which is amazing and it seems that a generation in that side went back and forth from Glasgow to Newcastle while my grandmothers husbands family they were from Copenhagen, Denmark which i am really proud of and they had jobs from being the captain of a ship to later generations just being chief engineers which takes a lot of skill as i keep being told by my mam.

but anyway i am getting of topic which must bore you guys across the globe so here we go i have to in my final year come up with a project of my own making and well i have racked my brains thinking up concepts and designing random clothes that relate to them but i finally decided not to go with a common concept, I decided to do a homage of my home town South Shields and the rich history it has, we all know that finding the right kind of research is hard so we mainly end up with just secondary research from the internet, which ends up just being clothes but inspiration for garments can come from the tiniest of things like a steeple from a church or a Victorian feature that has lasted generations or even a piece of art work in the local pub that you remember from childhood sunday inspired by everything.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Interview hell

I had my first interview with a cute bridal boutique that makes their own dress's and I really hope I got the placement as I can see many great opportunities coming from the shop.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Hurray i am finished

Finished uni last week wow what a trip that was haha but I will be hanging around campus for a further two weeks and going to my volunteering job at HealthyPlanet which I love and since I am going to be in Preston for at least another fortnight I decided I will make a corset in that time so watch out for photo bombs of me making my wonderful corset.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Costa the meeting place for fashionistas to the wise ones

Well had a day off from work and with my head feeling like someone's jabbed a load of knives into it I needed a bit of me time to relax and shop like all girls do time to time its retail therapy at its peak but I didn't get any clothes just some well needed books and a coffee my perfect relaxation.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

You cant touch this shirt

I made this last year as part of a project for university and a friend modelled it for me and I really liked the place I shot it at.

The shirt is made up of old shirts just so you know he he.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Corset a l'Klimt

 I am really pleased to be sharing my ideas and garments I have made as well as little crafty things I make with the bloggers around the world so lets get to it this Garment below is a Gustav Klimt inspired corset I made in my third year at college at the time I thought it wasn't a very good representation of Klimt's work it just looked like a circuit board from a computer or mother board but now as i go back over the projects I did and the design ideas i had for the corset this was the better choice believe me... but any ways this was my first real achievement as a designer making this on my own with some technical help from my lecturer here and there and then modeled by my stunning friend who is I still believe a model at the moment and she looks marvelous in my corset which is fully lined by the way.

Fabric; corset outer bodice: medium weight cotton, lining: shiny blue sateen, pattern: gold thread and gold Angelina fiber and light blue-green light weight cotton, Ribbon: satin ribbon.