Sunday, 27 May 2012

Well, it's been a long time, long time now Since I've seen you smile

I had a wander round some of the charity shops in Headingley, and for once actually managed to find a lot of really nice things..[above] cute little bag, summer reading, Secretary DVD, random bracelets. view from my window at home.

On Friday night I went to a BBQ, no more work or exams, lots of food, wine, inflatable dolphins, it was lovelyyyy. :)

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Yeah, it hurts to say, but I want you to stay Sometimes, sometimes

From top left: bracelets, both 50p secound hand, FINALLY high top white converse from ebay happyhappy :), a board for my latest textile design project, handmade card for one of my friends birthdays, colourful shoes-primark, currently reading, letter from a 'penpal'. 

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Textiles For Fashion Project

I've nearly finished my Textiles For Fashion Project, looking at the theme of 'Journeys'. I looked at both digital prints, created in photoshop, as well as lasercuts and layering. I decided on layering transparent, pastel coloured fabrics. I created my lasercut designs in illustrator, a mix of large motifs and repeat designs. The end product being a Spring/Summer 2013 collection for High Street brand Zara.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

it does a dozen somersaults and it leaves you supercharged

Topshop, River Island, New Look & Miss Selfridge look like they've been drenched in cotton candy, and decorated by a 5 year old girl, full of pastels, gingham, floral, lace and crochet, nostalgic (70s bright and block) , child-like (eg; cars, mermaids, shells..) ditsy and polka-dot prints, as well as the odd pair of sequined hotpants and bandeau crop top. 
One of the style icons this trend makes me think of is Brigitte Bardot (above). I love the huge hair-beehives and ponytails, bows and headbands, high waisted shorts, crop tops and ankle jeans/bottoms. (Lana Del ReyMarina Lambrini Diamandis from Marina & The Diamonds also appear as if they look to Bardot for inspiration).

It also reminds me of Meadham Kirchhoff's Spring/Summer 12 collection, which I reckon would've been a BIG influence of the sudden popularity of cute, cartoony nail designs and dip-dyed hair!