Wednesday, 28 December 2011

sales shopping

It's been so so long since I 've bought anything from the High Street, so went abit spend-happy in Topshop. Fake barbour, £30, Map T Shirt, £10, Sequin top, £20 and the floral dress was £15. Though it wasn't too bad as I got abit extra knocked off the price with student discount :)

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

illustrator workbook

For one of our modules we had to create a 'Workbook' developing our skills on illustrator, these are a few examples of my pages. Although illustrator can be very frustrating I actually kind of enjoyed playing around on it, and I know the skills will be very useful for when go to work in a design office. :)

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

dragon tattoo

Some of my favourite pieces from Trish Summerville's (costume designer of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo films) Dragon Tattoo collection available at selected H&M stores

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Mickey, pearls & velvet DIY shorts

Above: earings, £2.50 from a charity shop, mickey jumper, vintage, velvet shorts £3, charity shop..

All alone in Leeds for the moment due to work so spent a day in the center, rummaging in the vintage and charity shops. The shorts were originally trousers, with 70's style flares! I really hate flares so have cut them off and hemmed them. 

Friday, 16 December 2011

nebula nail art

Above: Inspiration for nail art. Nebula images, cosmic print dress (Setareh mohtarez), latest album artwork for Coldplay, beautiful cosmic wedge, crystals ring, crystal.
Sorry, the photo isn't great, yesturday I decorated my nails in a cosmic/space like design. Using a mix of purples, navys and glittery polishes, finishing off with little white specks for the stars.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

outfit post & a few bits and bobs

1. My little pocket mirror, £1.25 from the charity shop.
2. Earrings.
3. Uni room.
4. What I wore yesturday.. Beatles T-Shirt is from H&M, the shorts are from a charity shop (originally they were full length, but i cut and bleached them) glittery tights and tapestry bag is from a car boot sale and the knit jumper is from a jumble sale.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

sewing the invisible, paper dresses

One of the most influential artists I researched for my laser cutting projects is Jum Nakao. He is most famous for his 'Costura da Invisivel' (Sewing the Invisible) collection, a dress collection made entirely of paper. I like the effect the photographer has used in the photos above to create a kind of silent film, ghostly effect.

on the 7th day of christmas

Work from my textiles project.
Only 2 days left and the first semester is finally over!! :) I can't wait to go home for Christmas..and maybe get an advent calender hahaa. Now all I really need to worry about is finding a placement for next year, and the next semester..eeeek. :(