Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Summer Time

Hat & Top : Topshop; Shorts, Scarf & Shoes: River Island; Bangles : Primark; Flower Bracelet : River Island.

The weather couldn't make up it's mind today, was sunny one minute then dull the next so I took summery photos inside - really defeats the purpose really.
On the plus side my sister found my camera charger after much shouting from her that I hadn't looked under my nose - but ya know I'm busy......
Anyway so hopefully the photo quality will pick up even if the weather doesn't.
Definitely think I'm more a shorts person than a skirt during the day. Think everyone tends to be one or the other, like bags and shoes....

Here's some other summer inspiration to try and get us in the right mood. What will you all be wearing this summer? Shorts or skirts?


Love love x xx

Monday, 27 June 2011

Graduate Fashion Show Continued

Athif's horse tail dress - all pleated - and amazing.

His ruched black stain dress, held together by bar tacks looked like liquid walking down the runway.

Sorry again for the quality in the photos, still stuck with my blackberry which is driving me insane. Kind of lets you see how packed it was, they did 2 shows which got pretty intense backstage with changing models and running after them with forgotten accessories.
 Still amazing amazing amazing - need to find a new word  but its true.

love love xxx

Graduate Fashion Show

Was helping at the Heriot-Watt Graduate Fashion Show on Friday. There was a small collection of first years like me who were dressers and just about managed to survive on endless coffee runs, was amazing seeing all their year long hard work whittled down to 15 mins of sheer awesomeness. My mentor's collection, Athif Dean, got a really good reaction ( more of which in the next post). Think he'll be one to watch but also fell in love with Melissanthi Spei's clothes, they were really well styled together and so well made!

This hair was amazing! It was wrapped round rolled up magazines which held it upright then lots of hairspray....maybe my next new do???

Lots of pretty shoes too which some of the designers sell off cheap after the show - not so good for me since I was trying on them all during the long waits and fell in love with about half.
These sequin ones are really easy to make, just a pair of plain black shoes with strip sequins sewn on - think I'm going to try it.

This was my model that I was dressing Kimberly - we oohed over the shoes together- loved her last look which was by designer Melissanthi Spei - adored the headband.

Lots of models, lots of shoes and the CLOTHES!
So much fun, can't wait til mine, 3 years is too long!

love love xxx

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Fashion Illustration

These are a few of my menswear illustrations I did for our semester 2 block.
For the previous one I used lots of pen and I was a bit stressed, needed to chill out so went back to painting.
Was hoping to do a photoshoot outside today but it rained again even more torrentially.....will it ever stop???
Its also Heriot-Watt's Graduate Fashion Show on Friday so having to get up majorly early to be in edinburgh for it but should be good, excited to see everyones final designs.
What are you all up to in this awful weather?? Finding any suitable fashion inspirations from the rain?

Love love x x x

Monday, 20 June 2011

Dreaming of Chloe...

Dress : Chloe (£ 1,445.50); Jacket : Haute Hippie (£308) Shoes : Alaia (£798);
Bracelet : Marni (£153); Watch : Nixon (£55)

Net-a-porter's pre-autumn/winter sale began today and lots of good things have appeared!
Attempting to save money for Uni so lots are out of my price range but if your looking for a designer piece to invest in - this sale is the time to do it!
I'm LOVING the Alaia Platforms - a complete bargain at £798 (?).....can't really justify and even if I did, Dad says no. Something about a wardrobe bulging with shoes.
So in an attempt to brighten my recession broke purse strings I've done a play on summer neutrals with a pop of colour in the neon watch since, well we all need a neon watch on our lives.

love love xxx

Sunday, 19 June 2011

The Most Beautiful Shoes in the World

I have fallen in love.
Scouring I came across these gorgeous boots by Maison Martin Margiela and Cupid's arrow hit my heart.
They have just the right amount of bad-assness & je ne sais pas.
And is it just me or is the back view of a shoe always the most sexy??

lovelove xxx

Friday, 17 June 2011


My masculine posing skills

Clearly a ladyboy if I'm wearing heels

Since one watch just isn't enough!

Trying to be a Tag Heuer campaign

Shirt : All Saints; Trousers : Made by Moi!; Shoes : Topshop

These are the glorious items that would be my men's jean trousers. Think I was going for a Bay City Roller stylee with the tartan waistband and patch pocket. Although one of my friends told me they were the type of trousers my Tutor would wear.........oh dear.

Heres some Androgyny images to try and gain some cool back into my life.....

How cool do these girls look??? Speaking of how would you channel your androgynous self?

love love xxx