Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

Is it bad to suffer the post-Christmas blues pre-Christmas? I think my lack of Festive Cheer must come from the fact I've spent the last week, which happened to be the first week of my holidays, in bed with flu; I'm hoping this illness also acts as a valid excuse for my lack of blog posts!
As my illness has prevented me from going anywhere, and thus preparing a blog post, I thought I'd share a few items which will certainly help persuade me to brave the January sales!

Asymmetric Zip Coat- Reiss
Mohair Wool Jumper- COS

High Neck Cami- Topshop
Fabric Blazer- Zara

Fluffy Neck Jumper-Topshop
Kitty Flats-Free People

Hope you have a great Christmas!!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Art GCSE Final Piece

Remember me? Sorry, I know it's been a while! I thought I'd share some photographs from my GCSE final piece; a carcass applique dress, inspired by artists including Francis Bacon and Zhang Xiaotao. The aim of my final piece was to challenge/change the hushed attitude towards death and embrace it as something natural and inevitable.
 I painted the dress on to silk like fabric and attached it to a t shirt dress, giving it an asymmetric hem; I burnt the silk to seal the fabric and added boning to the carcasses legs to make them more flexible and make it look more 3D. I also attached the silk, using elastic, to make it similar in appearance to a butcher's apron from behind.
Hope you like it!


Sunday, 2 December 2012

Stocking Fillers

With Christmas, dare I say it, just around the corner I thought I'd post some stocking fillers and gift ideas for any of you struggling to find the perfect gift this Winter.

Tribal Necklace- Zara
Deer Print Tee- Emma Cook Topshop

Floral Make up Brush set- Cath Kidston

Megawatt Collar- Free People

Ottoman Hands ring- Asos
Ohh Dear Howard Cushion- Urban Outfitters


Saturday, 1 December 2012

Design Bundle

I was originally going to post a trio of vintage designs but after playing with the paint I decided these three would have to do.  The three designs are loosely vintage inspired; I also tried to create pieces which were slightly similar and sophisticated.

Design 1- Vintage Fur Collar Suit

For this design, I was loosely inspired by the 1920's and 30's. I wanted to try designing office wear and thought attempting to paint fur would benefit and develop my design skills. The bottom of the two piece's jacket has an alternative hem, which is slightly raised above the rest of the design.

Design 2- Houndstooth Dress

My second design was inspired by both the 1950's and 1960's; I also tried to incorporate Audrey Hepburn's style into this piece with the addition of the black satin gloves. I was interested to see how easy the houndstooth pattern would be to achieve using a paint brush (not very as it turns out!) I also chose to make the dress knee length to emphasise the classic style I was working towards.

Design 3- Fur Collar Dress

This design wasn't based on any time period in particular but vintage styles in general. Initially when painting this I was meant to be designing a coat, I found it difficult to look like outerwear and quite liked how it skimmed over the figure.

I'll be posting another post tomorrow (hopefully) to make up for last week.
Enjoy your Saturday!