Monday, November 30, 2009

Shirt for Gwen

Part of my AS course was to design and produce a shirt for a celebrity. I chose Gwen Stefani, and after researching into her style thoroughly, I came up with the design of a fairly simple pale blue shirt at the front, with a yoke and mesh cut-out at the back. I decorated the mesh with embroidery patches and sequins.

Images: top: catwalk image courtesy of Ben Rose.
bottom: my camera.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Off Duty

I've been garment researching all day..and it's starting to prove quite useful for inspiration. I was looking through for past collections with sportswear for fashion or rever collars and naturally, came across one of Chanel Iman for Badgley Mischka Autumn/Winter 2007..which reminded me of several pictures I've been meaning to post for a while but haven't got round to yet. I love her sense of style, she always looks just perfect.

Images from
Style and Altimira NYC.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Deutsch Fur

Inspiration for today: a piece from the German Vogue 1984 editorial on Sable Fur Coats. I came across this whilst researching outerwear for my Garment Technology module.

Image sourced from Fur Fashion Scans' flickr.

Friday, November 27, 2009

TVoS Travels: Part 3

Homeward Hertfordshire!

A huge thank you to Jojo Hunnisett, Daisy Isham and Jess Scrutton for these! Especially for actually making me a banner!

Images courtesy of Daisy Isham.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Digital Love

Finally, I have finished the short promotional video for my blog. Eventually I'll get round to putting it in one of my side bars, but for now I'll just post it here for you to have a look.

It was great fun to shoot, and I'm really grateful to everyone who helped me out by filming/photographing, and of course agreeing to participate! Thank you to all of you!

Video created and edited myself.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Colin again

Today I was lucky enough to listen to my second lecture given by Colin McDowell..this time within my own 20th Century Fashion module. A highly entertaining and involved presentation about his thoughts and views on the subject, had everyone listening intently. Growing up reading the Sunday Times Style magazine (I used to collect the 'Fashion Moment' pages!) and having previously seen Colin in conversation with Donatella Versace, this was an inspiring hour for me, particularly as my favourite designer is John Galliano, and a lot of the lecture was spent discussing his amazing contribution to the fashion industry.
I managed to snap a quick phone picture at the beginning of the lecture, of Colin with David, the head of fashion at Leeds University..

But I think this picture just sums the whole thing up...


Images from my camera/s.

Where The Wild Things Are

Beautiful editorial for Dazed & Confused December 2009, reflecting the Where The Wild Things are popular children's book. Abbey Lee Kershaw shot by Daniel Jackson.

I can't wait for the film of this story to come out, it was one of my favourites as a child.

Images sourced from Dazed Digital.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cool Britannia

Another 'compact' photoshoot for an amateur competition with the theme of patriotism and British culture from the Brit pop era.

All images from my camera.

Monday, November 23, 2009

TVoS Travels: Part 2 London!

Huge thank you to Oli for these!

Images courtesy of Oli V.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Hood Sample

For my garment technology module we have to make a collection of samples this semester, including types of sleeves, bodices, collars etc. We also have to make a research board prior to the pattern cutting session.

All work is my own, and images from my camera.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

TVoS does street dance

Thanks to Rebecca, Sid & Jamal for modelling my promo t-shirt at Friday's class..and thanks to Jamal for dancing in it!

Images and video from my camera. Routine courtesy of Jamal - LU Street Dance.

Friday, November 20, 2009


Maison Martin Margiela's "0" label - Artisanal Collection - garments for women remodeled by hand.
Some of these pieces have taken up to 75 hours of work to produce!

Images from the MMM website.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Rest In Peace

Daul Kim. Say hi to forever. x

It's a sad day in the fashion industry and blogging world..former Storm & Elite model Daul Kim was reported dead in her apartment supposedly having committed suicide. Her current agency Next say their thoughts are with her family and close friends at this time. Her last blog post was entitled 'say hi to forever'. She was just 20 years old.

Daul's blog.

Save Luella!

Kate Bosworth leaving Luella's show at New York Fashion Week 2006. I love this outfit. I really like Luella's design style and I hope this isn't the end for the brand!

Images from Superior Pics.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

TVoS Travels: Part 1

Travelling around the Windsor area, in front of Royal Holloway University and Windsor castle.
Thanks Marina!

Images courtesy of Marina Walker

Art On The Street Where You Live

Observation whilst walking down the road to post some pretty envelopes the other day, I noticed my street has quite a few artistic pieces to display.

The van was painted by Nikolas at
Olas Art. The magic marker dog & cat have only just appeared on the side of that container, and I think the bicycle gate is amazing!
What's on the street where you live?

Images from my camera.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Maison Martin Margiela Boards

As part of my group's work on Maison Martin Margiela, we were required to produce a customer profile board, mood and fabric boards. As Emma is studying the menswear pathway, we made a women's and men's board for each.

Boards created by Emma Coady, Charlotte Pickering, Sophie Wells & myself.
Images from my camera.

The Journey Begins

Off go the envelopes across the country, to destinations where willing students will help in my promotional quest!

Envelopes customised myself.
Images from my camera.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Key Shapes

Inspiration for today: a selection of images that inspired the key shaping trends for Autumn/Winter 2010/11. I'm currently researching into the shape trends for my design journal, and these caught my eye in particular.

[Top to bottom: AnOther Magazine Autumn/Winter 2009 issue, Louis Vuitton Autumn/Winter 2009, Balenciaga Autumn/Winter 2009]
All images courtesy of


After much delay thanks to the Royal Mail strike, the business cards have finally arrived along with the t-shirt!

Designs for promotional products are my own. Production is from a professional printing company.
Image from my camera.