Monday, 20 December 2010

Anna Dello Russo

Just adore Vogue Nippon's Editor at Large. Her eccentric style is so inspiring and a joy to watch, but she can tone it down and still remain chic and classic. True style icon.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Christmas Time.....

Well I was planning on posting about Dune's fabulous pre-christmas sale yesterday but after one too many mulled wines in Glasgow's German markets, it never happened. And I have fantastically left my camera lead in Gala so no uploading of photos over Christmas. However the sale is still definitely worth a look especially for some christmas party shoes, there are still bargins to be had!

 I got these lovely red booties cut down to half price

There are also some other styles which wouldn't go amiss in any wardrobe

The leopard print ones remind me of my dream shoes (more of them later) that I am would gladly chop off my arm to least a finger or two anyway. 

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Oh! What a Night

Well it was the turn of the British Fashion Awards last night, most awards were as expected with Lara Stone scooping the model of the year but she did look fantastic in a white - what else - Calvin Klein dress, representing the brand at its best since shes their new campaign girl along with Diane Kruger.

Don't you just think her eye make-up makes the dress seem ever more fabulous?

Phoebe Philo won best designer most deservedly for her work at Celine which this past Autumn/Winter has been the source of many a trend - eh hello capes?

Although she is not my favourite french designer - Isabel Marant have you lost my number? - I do admire her work and love almost everything she produces. Heres one of my favourite looks from her A/W 2010 show.

You can never go wrong with a bit of leather, and the orange clutch just makes the outfit pop.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

A Surreal Experience

We've started our sewing classes recently and for our first project we were to take a men's white shirt and turn it into something we would wear linking to the surrealist theme, which we've been studying. Was a hard task with so many amazing ideas coming from everyone and it was really cool to see how people had interpreted the theme in their own way. We were given about 3 days to complete the task then told to put on a fashion show to showcase our hard work, which apart from the music stopping early went quite well! I got to model my own shirt complete with huge hair and heels, the getting ready was definitely the best part. Tutors and other years came to watch and take photos, so all that was going through my mind was not to fall over - completely underestimated how hard walking down a runway is! My shirt is the one above and I was going for a more dreamlike approach with cuffs and collars in places you wouldn't expect them. Look completely terrified but it was a good day enjoyed by all.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Freshers' Fun

So Freshers Week has been and gone, and our classes have now started. Our course seems to be more informative at the moment and looks at the more business side of fashion, which is all fine and dandy but I really want a shot of the print making and sewing. I just want to start making clothes really! Although we are having a gallery visit on Monday in Edinburgh so we have all decided to make a day of it! Also been vicitimised in my Fashion Marketing class and am being made to do a presentation on Tuesday, luckily I have some marketing experience so it shouldn't be too bad........but I'll leave you with a fabulous pic of us at Freshers, clearly enjoying ourselves

Sunday, 22 August 2010

A New Start

So I've to start a blog as part of my summer project but I'm thinking now as good an opportunity as any to actually keep one up and join the ever growing blogging world. This blog will be like an online journal for me about my course, and obviously, my interest in fashion and if someone happens to stumble across and read it then so much the better.

My name is Pamela and I'm 20 years old - although I like to pretend to everyone I'm still 19 (20 just seems like such a grown-up and mature number). I'm about to start studying Fashion in Galashiels. Yes I realise it’s not the most likely place to study fashion, as it's not a bustling city like you would expect, so I have been interrogating people to find out more and there is actually quite a happening student vibe down there. After my brief flirtation with business and French at Strathclyde Uni, I can’t wait to start learning more about something I’m actually interested in as fashion has always been my first love.

So Galashiels....from what I've been hearing it has a very lively rugby scene (of which I know nothing), 2 clubs, thousands of pubs (is that pub crawl I hear?), and of course an amazing millinery and knitwear background. It can get cold and if it snows apparently they shut off the exits to the town.......but then there’s the fashion side to keep me warm! The college is so well equipped and has such fantastic resources that I am quite sure I spend hours reading, experiment and developing my ideas. The library alone has such an impressive magazine and book collection that I'm sorted for reading material for the next 4 years.

Fashion has always been something I've been interested in ever since I started stubbornly dressing myself age 3. I can remember the exact moment in Tammy Girl (oh many moons ago don’t worry!) that I realised I could become part of the Fashion Industry. And it’s not just the shows and clothes, but fashion monthlies have become my bible over the years (much to my gran’s dismay) and I can barely get through the month without my Elle or Vogue vice.

So as I'm about to don my fabulous wellies, wrap myself up warm and pray that theres not a heavy snowfall this winter as I embark on my course to study fashion and get to Paris.....