Thursday, 28 May 2009

Rock Wizard

I've been crazy busy the last week what with work (we've had shoots, returns and writing to do) so when the weekend came I fully embraced it. I went to the lovely Das Wanderlust's album launch and also saw Euros Child and the Bobby McGees, sadly I miss Emil Friss but made friends with him all the same. My friend Jon came down the next day and I went out for dinner with and then saw his band, Fonda 500. All of the bands were brilliant, i was smiling all the way through both evenings.
The best thing was the introduction of the Rock Wizard aka Laura from Das Wanderlust dressed up in the beard I made her and a cape she made herself. My boyfriend just told me that it was mentioned on Amelia's blog which is one of my favourites so I'm rather pleased.

I should be receiving some socks from Ozone soon as a thank you for me writing a blog post about them over at Fashion156.com. Do go over and look at it!

Ooh I met Jiwon Jahng who i blogged about on Fashion156 early last week under the first Not Just a Label post (I did two...) about The Shop opening today. The Shop is amazing, have a look. I didn't actually realise I'd met her, I went to meet her to return some of her clothes and assumed it would be an intern picking them up... Silly me.

This is some of her work, it's beautiful. If only I'd have realised who she was so I could shower her with praise!

Thursday, 21 May 2009

London

So I've been in London for almost a week now, the house is lovely and so is talking to my Godmother and Co again for the first time in aaages. I've also been working at Fashion156 for the last week and I'm loving it. I love being busy all the time, which is good because I'm constantly rushed off my feet. I've written pieces, blog post, assisted on a photoshoot and returned lots of shoes. Busy, busy times!

These Derek Lawler dresses are in the office at the moment and they are beautiful, I've been perving on them on the internet for a while. Silly blogger won't let me put images up, but the dresses are about half way down that page, silly blogger...

I'll be blogging over at Fashion156 too so make sure to check that out.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Shredded T-shirts

I had entirely forgotten about my shredded delights until Camille reminded me via a comment. I've been so busy recently with moving from uni to home, seeing loads of people, un packing, then re packing ready to move down to London tomorrow. It's all been a bit hectic but I found all of my shredded things whilst packing today so thought I'd take a little break to take some photos before I have to go to work.



Because everybody in the blogging World seems to have done straight up shredding of a full t shirt, I decided to shred little bits. I did do a full shirt too but I thought these were a nice change. I did the sleeves of this plain black t shirt I got for about a pound from a charity shop, I haven't worn it out yet but I like it.



Sorry about the photo, my camera battery ran out before I got a chance to get a good 'un. I've shredded the neck of this big purple t shirt in lines so it looks a little bit like feathers, kind of...

Let me know what you think! I should really get some outfit posts up, I can never get a good photo of myself and feel silly asking anyone else, so i shall conquer my fear!

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Henrietta Ludgate

Central St Martins don't half produce some talented graduates. Henrietta Ludgate has worked as a stylist for Charlize Theron and Maggie Gyllenhaal and worked with designer Osman Yousefzada (If you haven't seen his collections have a look, they're stunning) and then ventured back to her native Scottish highlands to set up her very own label. It's received major critical acclaim through Glasgow Fashion Week and is stocked in some of Scotland's chicest boutiques.
Her A/W '09 collections are beautiful though juxtapose one another.Collection One is a pristine collection of white, well tailored clothing. With a stand out fluffy waistcoat, the collection does have an interesting twist but seems a little plain compared to Collection Two.
Collection Two is, like so many other A/W collections, inspired by the 1980's but with a fifties twist. The strong, structured items are made in the most beautiful silk, though the quality of the silk doesn't come across in the catwalk images have a look at the catwalk video.
This is my favourite piece, it seems more conceptual than the others which are a little reminiscent of the Peter Jensen for Topshop dresses, plus I like a little bit of cagey action.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Old man trousers

I seem to be wearing a lot of old man things, namely glasses and trousers, these days. I got these ones at a charity shop and I love them, I don't care if they make me look fat or mental.



This photo was taken in the toilets at The Ritz in Manchester while I was taking streetstyle photos for Manchester Fashion Network, it was a very fun night but I had to leave before the catwalk show because of stupid trains. Though going home early made me able to go out and have lots of dancing fun.
The next day we ventured to Alton Towers, which was ridiculous amounts of fun. I wore my big, yellow doc martins and they enjoyed it too.



Sadly, it was the last day of proper group fun as Graeme and Jon are leaving today, they're going to America for their second year so I probably won't see them for a long time, sob.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Embellished

Cocorosa has been dabbling in experimental, embellished tights for a while now. She gave one away in a special giveaway but now has started selling them on her Etsy. The tights are lovely and I quite fancy some... Go check them out now!



Ooh also, I've been shredding t shirts thanks to a tutorial the stuff sale, i'll get some pictures up soon.

Monday, 4 May 2009

Knitting

I don't actually remember a time when I couldn't knit, I'm sure this is down to a bad memory and not to a prodigal, knitting baby.

Nowadays I'm branching out from straight, block colour scarves and have been experimenting with tubed knitting using a knitting contraption I made out of a toilet roll tube and trimmed ear bud thingies, It's based on a wooden one I had when I was about 7 but a little more haphazard and made out of bathroom things...



Anyways, it means I can make thick, woollen tubes and stuff them to make cushioned loops. If you join these together they can make the comfiest necklaces/scarves. Apologies for the bad photos, I'm midway through taking things home and I appear to have taken my camera lead home and I'm still at uni, so my phone will have to suffice.



I've also made thinner ones and linked them together to make woollen, paper chain style necklaces. This one always gets a lot of attention when I go into fabric shops and libraries strangely.



I've been trying to find interesting knitting blogs that offer more than just how to knit a cardigan or make pom poms, it seems knitting sites for younger knitters are very hard to come by and still only offer multi-coloured bobble hats for boyfriends.
I've managed to collect all of the 'Stitch 'n Bitch' books over the past few years thanks to Christmas and Birthdays which do offer younger knitting designs, however I have very little use for a crocheted cowboy hat. The Stitch 'n Bitch website has some free patterns but still not as innovative as I'd like.

I stumbled across Knitkicks yesterday and haven't stopped looking at it since, there's no patterns or how tos but it serves well as inspiration. Some of my favourite knitwear designers have been featured including Louise Goldin and Sibling. Emma Bell has also been featured, who's designs are amaaaaazing.

If anyone knows any more knitting blogs please let me know.

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Swarovski Transformers

See how Louise Goldin went from this...



to this...



HERE

Lucy in the sky

I bought these bad boys the other day.



I wore them to my friend Claire's exhibition opening in Sunderland yesterday and was pretty much the tallest person in the room. I'll get someone to take a photo of me in them next time I wear them, they're delicious.

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