Wednesday, 15 August 2012

It's been a while since I've posted but I'm back!

I recently took part in a Fashion and Photography summer school at UCA Rochester and had to post about it. Myself and 30 other girls spent a week living on campus at the university and where given the oppurtunity to experience the many benefits of the fashion and photography courses. The summer school aim was 'Designing for the Catwalk' in which we had to bring items from lampshades to paddling pools to old towels to curtains to create an outfit fit for the catwalk. By no means was this an easy task but we persevered! With the guidance of our lectururers and graduates we created an inventive collection that varied in shape and size.

amazing textile made from silk fibres

the initial stages of my creation...

our crazy lovely mentors!

Much to my dismay, we were told that we had to model our own creations for the catwalk and for the photoshoot. At the mo i don't have any images to show you of the photoshoot but they should be sent to me by the beginning of September

Monday, 27 February 2012

Mary, Mary quite contrary... why are your designs so god damn beautiful?!

I have a newly founnd obsession with Mary Katrantzou. Her prints are simply gorgeous and the shapes of her dresses are new and inivative. I was super excited when the woman herself had designed a collection of lovely pieces for Topshop. I went down to Oxford Circus for the opening of the collection a couple of weeks ago only to find that the t-shirt she designed for new-gen had sold out in 30 minutes. I think i had a mental breakdown in front of the shop assisstant.... Anyway here are some of her finest work from the now finished, London Fashion Week. The patterned shirt and trousers are so beautiful i think i'm going to cry.


Sunday, 19 February 2012

Alexa named Young Style Ambassador

Alexa Young has been named Young Style Ambassador by the British Fashion Council and its been a long time coming. She has twice won the Vodafone British Style Award at the British Fashion Awards and is an internationally renowned fashion icon. Good on'ya Alexa!!

Simone Rocha

Ireland's brightest young fashion spark, Simone Rocha displayed her A/W 2012 collection yesterday, demonstrating intricate and varied fabric work and also showcasing her trademark piece, the floating perspex brogue.


Nicole Farhi

With a slightly glitzy-gothicy feel to her collection this season, Nicole Farhi unleashed her A/W collection today. Although the collection mainly consisted of monchromes, it was still effortlessley feminine.


Margret Howell

Margret Howell showed today how to make the simplisticly slouchy beautiful with an added bobble beret hat! I don't think i've ever seen such a beautiful olive shade dress either...We salute you Margret!