Autumn leaves, redesigning my portfolio & a field full of geese on holiday! So this is what I've been up to in the last month or so that I've been away.
5 October 2015
4 October 2015
Wow, I can not believe it has been a whole year since I have blogged! It has been a pretty hectic year though. Since I last spoke to you, I have designed 600+ designs, spent 3 1/2 weeks making an insane wool textured skirt (photos to come!), written a 6000 word dissertation, redesigned my blog, portfolio AND business cards (again), completed a graduate collection, had a fantastic relaxing summer & finally I GRADUATED!!!! So I gathered I would put my new found freedom to good use & invest my time in an old love of mine... my blog. As I mentioned, it has had a revamp (which you may notice, it's quite drastic), but I believe it is now a reflection of a new chapter in my life. My blog will now not just be about fashion, but all aspects of art & design, as well as fitness & lifestyle too, so I may share & inspire with a few more interests of mine. But for now, I will leave you with a glance of what I have been doing - design wise - for the past year. And I promise, this time I will blog before the year is out ;)
6 October 2014
Whether it be a treat for yourself or a gift for someone else, these adorable beauty products are just as sweet on the inside, where the quality is still of vital importance, but the packaging is just the cherry on top! They can be a perfect desk-topper & are 100% Instagram ready, so here's my top 5 Adorable Beauty Products for Fall 2014...
ETUDE HOUSE MISSING YOU HAND CREAM
Continuing with their cutesy mantra, Etude House brings you 'Missing You' hand creams. They are both moisturising & adorable, packed with a light fruity scent, to keep your hands beautifully soft this winter.
Available at http://sokoglam.com/collections/hair-body/products/missing-you-i-can-fly-hand-cream
PAUL & JOE BEAUTE LIPSTICK CASE FALL 2014
With Fall comes the new collection of Paul & Joe Lipstick Cases, featuring 5 new print designs & prints from the Paul & Joe archives.
Available at http://www.b-glowing.com/lipstick-case-cs-fall-2014/
TONYMOLY TOMATOX BRIGHTENING MASK
With the help of tomato extract, this brightening mask will revitalize & hydrate your skin. You can wither use it as a facial mask or a refreshing cream.
Available at http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=32482093&parentid=SEARCH+RESULTS#/
TONYMOLY PETITE BUNNY GLOSS BAR
Scented, hydrating & adds a tint of colour to fall's lips, this winter lip balm also comes with it's own super cute bunny persona - with different facial expressions to collect!
Available at http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=30140214&parentid=SEARCH+RESULTS&color=002#/
MOR LIP MACARON
A nourishing lip balm in disguise as a tasty macaron. It will keep your lips soft & hydrated, with a weightless texture & added Vitamin E, leaving a subtle sheen & a soft flavour on your lips.
Available at http://www.dermstore.com/product_Lip+Macaron+-+Sorbet_36890.htm
3 October 2014
From a gift from my man to a romantic getaway, starting back for the third & final year of university, to creating my own fabric; here is my last couple of busy weeks in pictures. Click them to discover more!
Iridescent Sports Top - Topshop
Jersey Trousers with Gold Zip Detailing - New Look
Scallop Hem Salmon Crop Top - Topshop
Purple Floral Trousers - Dorothy Perkins
My hand woven fabric above. This small A5 sample took over 4hours of weaving & splitting the wool to create an amazingly fluffy material with extreme warmth & volume to it. Keep an eye out for more of my work soon!
For more of my looks, please check out my Lookbook http://lookbook.nu/dressmeimurmannequin
26 September 2014
Want to be in with the chance of winning one of the make up brands used, sponsored & given away in frow goody bags during LFW? Well now you can!!
Then leave your name & preferred contact in a comment bellow & I will contact the lucky lucky winner. Good Luck!
24 September 2014
You may have noticed, but fashion has recently taken a liking to historic references, what with Dolce & Gabbana's previous SS14 collection inspired by the Greeks & this SS15's love of the elongated cape. Perhaps this is a response to our love of historical drama's such as Game of Thrones & films like Pompeii, but designers are certainly basking in their visual inspirations. Recently I have noticed a shift towards the re-Raphaelites, embracing the beauty of women & the romantic notion of flowers. Look out for beautiful oil-painted floral prints & hues that are soft, warm & feminine for the look. If you want a hint of where to start looking, check out Topshop's floral crop!
And here is what inspired me to write this post... my beautiful new printed trousers, in my favourite colour!
White Lace Jacket - H&M
Dusky Pink Scallop Hem Crop Top - Topshop
Purple Floral Printed Trousers - Dorothy Perkins
16 September 2014
Just quick post, while I am catching up with NYFW. Did anyone see the Jenny Packham SS15 show? She has had a fantastic year - from dressing Kate Middleton to winning design awards. It was a stunning show, all centred around one glamorous muse. I'll give you a clue - I wanna be loved by you, just you, nobody else but you... Haven't guessed? Well watch her show bellow & you soon will!
14 September 2014
As I bring my blog back to life, I introduce 'My Instaweek' - a weekly(ish) photo round up of everything I have been up to, although I must admit now, there will be a lot of design related pics. Anyway hope you enjoy the nosey into my life & work... this week has mainly comprised of deliveries of exciting fabric samples & furry friends.
Oh and P.S... Some are videos, so click them to play!!!
All images from my Instagram!