Friday, 12 December 2014

Print Project

Again, here is another one of my projects, this time featuring my friend, Megan. As the title may suggest the focus of this brief was to create a print, based on an image from my earlier Surrealism research (my overarching theme up until Christmas). I chose Elsa Schiaparelli's veil from her 1931 circus collection, where the blue wavy lines actually represent the snakes on Medusa's head. I used a mixture of tie dying and printing with paint onto fabric to make this jacket.




 jacket - homemade

Monday, 8 December 2014

White Jumper

This is probably now my favourite skirt and I wear it all the time! You may remember I showed it back in September here, but this time I'm wearing it with a really simple but useful jumper I found in the charity shop. Another charity shop piece is this bag that my Mum bought me for christmas (probably 2 years ago now...).









 jumper - charity shop
skirt - River Island
bag - charity shop
boots - Office

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Surrealist Design Project

One of the projects that I've been working on recently is my Surrealist Design Project. The brief was to combine ideas from one designer (Vivien Chong) and one artist (Jenny Liz Rome) to design a final outcome... 








dress - homemade

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Christmas Party Wish List

I've only been posting outfits recently because everything's been so hectic (I'm currently working on four different projects which have been taking up the majority of my time...!) but as I've been browsing online a lot, I decided to do a party wish list for Misguided and Pretty Little Thing. Let me know which are your favourites...

Missguided Party

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Pretty Little Thing
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Blue Velvet

 I'm loving Topshop's clothes at the moment - it's all so christmassy!  I decided to make my own winter themed top using this really lovely blue velvet. I kept it very basic (I think it took me a maximum of 1 hour...) so that I'd be able to mix and match it easily with my different skirts. The skirt I'm wearing here, I bought from New Look last year. 








Saturday, 15 November 2014

2 years of blogging

So I've actually been blogging for just over 2 years now (how time flies...!). Admittedly my blog reading has been lacking a bit a huge amount over the past year compared to back in the day when I'd just started up....(I must have had a lot more time on my hands back then!), but I've kept up with documenting my outfits and anything that I've made, and here are some of my favourites... 

November to December

1,2,3
1,2,3
January to March

1,2,3
1,2,3
 April to June

1,2,3
1,2,3
 July to September

1,2,3
1,2,3
October to November

1,2,3
1,2,3

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Winter

Ok so this might not be the most exciting outfit, and showing a pair of jeans on my blog (or even wearing them in real life) is a very rare occurrence for me but since it's been getting a lot colder recently I thought it would be a good idea to invest in a pair. I say invest...but I think I only spent about £15 on them (I found them on ebay but they're originally from Topshop so well worth the price I think). Also new in is this mint coat. Another ebay purchase, and I'm in love. The fur, the colour, just everything.







 coat - Topshop via ebay
shirt - charity shop
jeans - Topshop via ebay
boots - Office

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Art Foundation: receipt dress

This is a slightly different post as it features my friend, Libby, wearing one of my final outcomes for my Art Foundation course. The really short project (about 2 weeks) involved making 2 accessories based around our research of Surrealism, and using things which are 'destined for the dustbin'. I made one necklace out of wires, and then this bag out of old receipts. As I really need to bulk up my portfolio, I decided to make this dress to go with it. If you're interested in how I made it (or if not stop reading now!), I created my own panelled pattern for the top on which the middle I printed (just using a standard printer haha) and the side panels I actually stitched together some receipts and covered it with a plastic fabric, on to which I ironed to create the cool black ombre effect. 











 dress - homemade