Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Editorial Alert...

Love this editorial for VMAN. 'The other face of Ashley Olsen' photographed by Sebastian Faena and styled by sofia achaval.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Saatchi Gallery

I visited the Saatchi Gallery recently, and its known for being a bit kooky. Well it didn't disappoint. Some Weird and Some Wonderful exhibitions. All in the name of research for my final collection!

Final Crit

What i've been working all term for. My jacket (right) was for a project called 'traces' we had to design a jacket inspired by memories. My group decided on a theme called 'parting is such sweet sorrow' which encompasses falling in love and heart break. Our two main trends being Romance and Grunge I've used innovative shapes and silouettes to portray the theme and colours and textures to show the bad memories on the outside and the raw memories on the inside.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

SHOWstudio Fashion Revolution...

SHOWstudio founded by Nick Night has put on an exhibition in Somerset House to make the most of the riverside building. The Exhibition focuses on Fashion, Art and Architecture...including a live studio where Nick Night is currently working with i-D magazine on their '100 portraits' project. 'Our aim is to tap into the originality of some of the exceptionally talented people working in London and provide a unique platform for innovation and inspiration' Gwyn Miles, Director Somerset House.

Examples of work from John Galliano 'Past Present and Couture'and Alexander McQueen 'Transformer: The bridegroom stripped bare'. A long with a amazonian version of Naomi Campbell, which enhanced with rare emerging technology of which you can draw all over the model herself.

The Picture/Message: Poser, featuring Anna Wintour, Carine Roitfield, Grace Coddington and Katie Grand caught unaware by photographer David Weightman who placed a camera in a wall behind a concave mirror. Rumour has it he was inspired by Michael Powell's horror film 'Peeping Tom'

lipstick imprints from many a famous model in many different shades and many an enviable pout.

This exhibition is what it says on the tin 'revolutional' touching on issues more hard hitting than whats in and whats out....politics, body image, communication, talent and the hard work that goes into the fashion industry.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Emerging Talent...

The Winner of the 'emerging talent' award at the British fashion awards is Peter Pilotto. Having gone against the economic odds of 2009 Peter Pilotto sales have soared this past year, and gone from strength to strength. The combination of prints, drapery and silhouettes create a distinctive yet wearable style, and this collection for spring.summer 2010 is one of my favourites to date.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Luella's Christmas Window...

For those of you who aren't aware, the recently discontinued Luella is keeping us in tune with her ecclectic style with a Christmas Display in the window of Liberty, London.

The window features an array of weird and wonderful sights including men in drag, fox heads, with a hint of graffiti and british tea party.

I would recommend it to anyone, especially if you are - like me - a Luella Bartley fan.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

SpongeKarl Squarepants...

Karl Lagerfeld has made over Sponge bob in total KG fashion complete with black shades high collar and skinny tie. He made over 1,500 for a charity in Paris, Zut Alors....

Why should we give YOU the job...

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Look Books...

I'm feeling left out at Uni whilst all the promoters slave away making their trend books and i'm busy thinking....*design design design pattern pattern pattern how do i dye this fabric black*....so i've taken a break to have a play on photoshop. I'm thinking about how I would want a look book to look for this traces brief. The images are from Charles Anastase SS2010 collection...

'Dress me up'

It must be EVERY girls dream to own a designer dress wether its a Burberry Prorsum, Christopher Kane or Lanvin original.....well.....what would you do if I told you you could...for £40!!!!!!!

Topshop have come up with a GENIUS idea to help Aged Concern and Help the Aged by auctioning off dresses donated by designers and celebrities. With the starting fee of £40. Dita Von Teese, Frida Pinto and Scarlett Johansson have all donated dresses to the Topshop Flagship Store, and are available over the festive period.

Imagine turning up to your christmas party in a REAL Dolce & Gabanna ..... !!!!

Kate Moss Donated a Lanvin Dress.

Jayson Brundson dress donated by Dita Von Teese.

Bespoke dress donated by Girls Aloud's Nicola Roberts.

Antik Batik Dress donated by Kimberley Stewart.

Christopher Kane dress donated by Chrisopher Kane.

Dolce and Gabanna donated by Peaches Geldof (urgh)

Roberto Cavalli Dress donated by Julia Restoin Roitfield.

Frida Pinto Donated this gorgeous Burberry Prorsum SS10 (Which would be the one I would bid for...)

If you are interested, bidding has started TODAY, and is taking place on the Ground floor of Topshop Oxford Circus Flagship store.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Beyonce ft Lady Gaga ...

Beyonce featuing Lady Gaga for new song 'video phone'

Just another level of cool! Suprised lady gaga can keep up with beyonce's moves...some awesome outfits in this video!

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Vogue does Hansel and Gretel...

For the December issue of Vogue USA Grace Coddington has styled up a fairy tale treat for us, combining her creativity with photography legend Annie Leibovitz.

This 'performing arts' issue of vogue features in pictures the journey of hansel (Andrew Garfield) and Gretel(Lily Cole) and their battle to beat the baddest Witch around (in the form of Lady Gaga)

Lily Cole Wears Dolce & Gabanna whist Garfield is in Maison Martin Margiela shirt and Ann Demeulemeester trousers.

The sandman and his sleep dust

Lily Cole running in her platform fendi mary janes!!

Fatten them up: Hansel and Gretel find the old witch's cottage.
Just in time, hansel and gretel push gaga to the flames before she eats them up

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Schilder & Korintenberg...

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Schilder & Korintenberg were born and raised in Germany and both studied Visual Communications at the University of Applied Sciences of Aachen. They had many years of success collaborating together as a team in the Advertising Industry before they discovered their love for Fashion and Beauty Photography.

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Luella i love you...

I for one am completely HATING the idea of Luella being discontinued. As club 21 announced earlier this week that they had "taken the decision not to invest further in its relationship with Luella Bartley ... " and that the Luella label was to 'cease trading' . It gives me the sads. Luella has been one of my favourite designers for years and she's always the one i look forward to on the catwalk!

Although Luella has recently undergone projects with Liberty London doing their new Christmas Window - I hope this isn't the end of Luella. If only I had won 45 million in the euro millions Luella would be mine!!

Here are some of my favourite Luella pieces...