Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Fly in the air as they comb your hair

^ The Flaming Lips

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tshirt from East Jesus
Ashley Williams scarf
slip dress from a charity shop
mother's belt
vintage (fake) fur coat
Pandora bracelet
Topshop earrings
New Balance trainers

This was an oh-god-I'm-late-for-a-9am-lecture look, but halfway through said lecture I realised it was also a really good look. When I picked up this dress, which is several sizes too big for me, I meant to take it in at the waist, but I actually love the silhouette with a belt. I think I need more long swishy dresses. :)

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Waitin' For A Superman

ˆThe Flaming Lips

Ok, I know this is late but I have had a very busy week… On Monday, I was lucky enough to attend the Burberry show at London Fashion Week (I "won" a ticket via uni for doing well in the print project). I know right, life. Fashun. So obviously I dressed up, wearing what I like to call my Grayson Perry dress (which seems to be becoming a fashion event ritual), and a whole bunch of other clothes because it was freezing. And very windy, which you can tell from the photos!  :)

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dress and patches made by me
slip dress from a charity shop
Uniqlo top
vintage nightgown
vintage bed jacket
tiara from K, customised by me
Miss Selfridge tights
old socks
McQ shoes
bag from Malaysia

Photos by M

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Jesus at the Hardware Store

ˆShari Elf

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mother's scarf
Zara hat
coat from Ark
Topshop shirt
jumper from Urban Outfitters
jeans from India
McQ shoes

So I took an unexpected hiatus from my blog (and my life): two weeks ago I suddenly had to go to India for a family emergency and nothing has felt normal or right since. But, like, whatever, look at my shiny shoes? :)

Monday, 26 January 2015

Can u not

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. :)

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dress designed, printed and sewn by me
Leg Avenue thigh highs
YRU shoes

Monday, 19 January 2015

Follow me

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H&M shirt
Tatty Devine customised necklace
jacket made by me
Glamourous skirt
Leg Avenue thigh highs
New Balance shoes

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. :)

Friday, 9 January 2015

Juveniles

^ The Walkmen

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Lazy Oaf shirt
American Apparel dungarees
gifted custom beanie
New Balance shoes

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.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Brocade

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skirt made by my mother
top made by me
bag from India
mother's necklace
brooch from Australia
Pandora bracelet
Primark shoes

Another day, another theatre trip. I really should wear this skirt more often considering how much I love it. And it goes so well with my brocade top! :)56