Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Folksy Feel...................

It has been an age since I last did an outfit post. Now that classes have finished for the year, I need to keep busy and regular posting will help me stay out of boredom or too much thinking!!!
Anyhoo, the outfit has a distinctively 70's folk/hippy vibe methinks. Skirt: 1990's Sportsgirl, Clogs Marcus B, Belt - opshop/thrifted, black resin bangle - It Was Me, Green striped resin bangle from Corky Saint Clair under Flinders Street Station. The clay beads around my neck are thrifted/op-shopped.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New Gossip Girl Ad...........

Okay, I watch gossip girl sometimes and it has been quite some time. Think I finished watching season 2. Anyhoo, I saw this ad in practically every tram stop in the city today and am so blown away by how gorgeous they all look. Very aesthetically pleasing!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Miu Resort - Prints

Here's some Monday morning inspiration. I really love these 70's inspired prints and most of the stuff from this particular show.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dolce and Gabbana S/S 11 RTW

Wow, I'm a bit blown away and surprised by this collection. Surprised because it's not the usual D&G sexed up woman, but way more demure and feminine, with the use of monochrome, especially white and the lace and broderies. The short little shift dresses, extremely short but manages to avoid being slutty simply by the use of lace and it being white/cream/ivory. And, I guess with the whole GFC thing, it makes financial sense to use a limited pallette.
I'm loving the tiny cropped jackets too.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Drawing Faces...................

These two ladies I drew for the latest design assignment. I took my time and used a 0.03 fineliner for the face details and outlines and pencils and markers for the rest. It's funny because when I started the classes I told myself I couldn't draw and especially not faces. The markers made a world of difference. I think I was scared to use them previously, but so glad I did and I'll definitely be using them from now on. They are quite pricey but so worth it. The girl on the right reminds me of the actress Melissa George!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Shorts I Made..............

This is the latest garment I've made. I used cotton/nylon ripstop fabric. I'm very pleased with the end result. They fit perfectly too. I also drafted the pattern.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

60's Inspiration

For class I need to come up with a set of designs referencing an era and a design idea/detail. Since I'm such a fan of the 60's, guess what I've chosen!
60's and the future ( the idea of the future back then)
So I want to make a fitted mini shift dress out of a brocade or tapestry type fabric a la Courreges or Pierre Cardin.
If you want to see a film that shows 60's fashion and London - watch "Blow Up".

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Gorgeous New Tax Return Shoes :)

So this is what I got with this years tax return. Very, very, very happy indeed. They give me height and just make me feel as wonderful as any pair of new shoes will do. I wore them this evening and despite the 4.5 inch heel are ridiculously comfortable and I walked about a kilometer in them. I don't know about you, but i'm always having trouble finding a shoe that ticks all of my boxes.
They are from Fat at the GPO in Melbourne.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Goodfellas Collars

Still obsessing over collars! I love them all besides De Niro's as it's a bit regular.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Gaston Jaunet

The name 'Gaston Jaunet" popped into my head this morning while I was thinking about tailored shirts and collars.

In the early 90's I discovered a bunch of designer deadstock at the huge old Salvos shop that used to be on Smith St. It was amazing, all beautiful French designer threads. I wish I still had the gorgeous lilac cotton close fitting shirt AND an amazing pair of lilac wool tailored flared trousers!!! The prices were ridiculously cheap too. I also wish I had bought more and actually kept the stuff.

Anyhoo, recalling those beautiful pieces has inspired me to create a shirt reminisent of the one I had.
The shirt in the picture is nothing like the one I had, but it was the same shade.

Friday, August 13, 2010

miu miu collars

I'm very inspired by these beautiful collars, I kind of want to make something similar or at least start wearing collars in general. Also, I haven't been around for ages, was going to abandon the whole blog thing as my studies got in the way. But I really want to keep it going now. So hello to anyone who used to read my posts :)

Friday, February 12, 2010

RIP Lee McQueen :(

I have just discovered this awful news :( His contribution to fashion has been immense and influential and he won't be forgotten.
So, so sad.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Suffering from Inertia.................

I've finished my course - last year - which still feels like this year!@?*!! Haven't made anything new or purchased anything even from an op shop or market - scrounging for my school fees and upcoming rent - which has been kind of fun being a tightass and not wasting dollars on needless shite and living like i'm loaded - so I'm enjoying living on nothing (but let's see how long that ceases to be fun)

Anyhoo, I thought I'd post this Burberry ad I saw on another blog because it's fashiony related but the first thing that struck me when I saw this was how hot the guy was - the guy on the right. Actually, he's not even that hot, but he's pretty cute, maybe I just dig his hair - I dunno.