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

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Strand

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vintage embellished top and velvet turban
old tshirt
River Island coat, earrings and boots
Asos skirt
bag made by E

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. :)

Monday, 29 December 2014

Laserfoot

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vintage skirt (bottom half of a dress I cut up)
Asos silk blouse
McQ shoes
Ark coat
mother's scarf
necklace and brooch from Christmas markets
Pandora bracelet
watch from Shepard's Bush market

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. :)

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Eve

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vintage dress
coat made by me
Asos tights
mother's scarf
Cheap Monday boots
H&M earrings
bangles and hair jewellery from India
watch from Shepard's Bush Market

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?! :)