These are my final photos for my print project, where we had to make a dress out of printed, stretch fabric. I designed and made all the prints, apart from the black and white giraffe-like print (actually squares) and the polka dots. I was inspired by romanticised ideas of Los Angeles, 1960s futurism, the 1970s Memphis group, swimming pools and low/high tech digital art. This was a very low-key "photoshoot" involving my flatmate, the corridor/space outside my studio, my favourite socks/sandals combination, natural light and two minute make-up, but I absolutely love how it turned out. :)
After having to wear all black last week (the print studio can get messy), I decided it was time for a bit of colour. I love this skirt so much (hellooooo PVC), but it's annoyingly big around the waist. I'll take it in at some point when I get round to it. Also, interesting fact: I made this jacket reversible and I usually wear it the other way round, but I don't think it's ever made it onto the blog. I shall have to remedy that. :)
Usually I'm a sucker for a waist-defining skirt but recently I've been wanting dress slouchy more and more. I think I'm falling for the art student stereotype but hey, it's comfy and looks cool, so who cares? Anyway my search for the perfect dungarees was accidentally answered (while present-shopping for my cousins) and these are so soft, so comfortable, and so louche I never wanna take 'em off. Also, I finally gave in to the cool kids and got a colourful (and again so comfortable) pair of kicks. I swear I've literally been wearing this outfit for days straight…. literally. :)
PS. Not one person today asked me what existentialism was… score 1 for art school over sixth form.
I went for a 1930's look for the theatre the other day, mostly because I was having a terrible hair day and this turban is the only hat I currently have (all my friends seem to have all my hats). I rarely wear this turban because it's kind of a hard colour to match but it seems to go wonderfully with bright red and blue here; don't know why I've not thought of this combination before! These photos really bring out my inner screen siren. :)
It is one of my joys in life to dress up and go to the theatre, particularly around Christmas time. I may have a slightly excessive number of theatre trips planned this holiday but I love musicals and this just means more chance to dress up! This has become my number one theatre skirt since it's a little delicate for a night involving much else than slowly walking and sitting properly. Also these shoes! Scored during a sample sale where my friends and I went a little mad, I stumbled (literally) across these beauties at a reasonable price and since I've always wanted some holographic shoes…. Even if they are a size or two too big so make me look like I have clown feet, I'm happy. :)
For me, this Christmas is very different to all the others I've had, so I'm trussing myself up in my most spectacular protective clothing. Enter this vintage beauty I randomly stumbled across a week or so ago. I can't be sure, but I think it's an 80's homage to 1930's western orientalism in thick velvet. With heavy beading. What's not to love?! :)