Thursday, 26 April 2012


I've listed some of my ebay items It breaks my heart to part with some of these, particularly my Topshop denim playsuit! But it has to be done, I have far too many clothes and a shortage of dolla.. T_T If anyone is interested, all my items start at 99p!

Monday, 23 April 2012

Design Theory Assignment 2

My secound assignment for Design Theory. I decided to design a babies pyjama collection, inspired by the WGSN A/W 2013 trend Eco-Hedonism. I collected images of illustrations from old children's fairtale books, William Morris wallpaper and art by Arthur Rackham.

Eyes wide open

Above: strawberry nails, blouse from charity shop which I shortened and added a ribbon too, outfit.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Don't call me, I'll call you, with what you say, I'll obey

From working in fashion retail I can't help but notice the current obsession with print! Now that we can wear the clothes in store I love taking note of what the River Island girls are wearing. The illustrations below are a couple of my favourites..

The digital print on the right top is my own from a current textiles project looking at layering. 

Finally a little wish list, I am DYEING for some black vans, high waisted green pinstripe shorts from Topshop, skull bracelts, a crochet waistcoat/cardi, print canvas backpack, tie-dye leggings from River Island, the floaty print top, also from River Island and some floral ankle jeans.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Video Games

One of the re-occurring trends I've noticed from recently browsing trend sites/flicking through fashion magazines (oh-so-eager-fashion-student) is a sort of 'Americana Nostalgia'. Most obvious in the Spring/Summer collections of Prada, focusing on the style of the 50's (midi pleat skirt/pencil skirts, crop bandeau's and bare middriffs..) 

This, mixed with the current fad for pastels and washed out shades, delicate, feminine prints such as floral and paisley, minimal and simplistic, traditional shapes and styles such as crystal pleat skirts and dresses, bra-lets and simple blouses inspired me to create the 2 illustrations below.. (as well as the video for Video Games by Lana Del Rey, which despite having complained about her many times, is actually really growing on me now!!)

ABOVE: Buffalo 66, Lana Del Rey for Prada S/S 12, Buffalo 66, Lana Del Rey, Prada S/S 12 (and again twice), Valley Of The Dolls, Buffalo 66, Blue Velvet, Lana Del Rey, Juergen Teller for Marc Jacobs (Twice), Unknown tumblr.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

A filmaker is like a peeping tom, a voyeur

Images from the film 'The Dreamers'. I thought it was a very weird story, the characters are quite strange but in a good way. I think.. hahaa. One of my favourite scenes is the characters running through the Louvre, attempting to be the record of 9 minutes, that they had seen in a french film. 

I would really like to make a den and have candles in wine bottles.