Part of one of my A-Level textiles projects. My project began the starting point 'Shopping Trolley'. This i developed upon, looking at other metal structures in both architecture and fashion. This then inspired me to make the hooped wooden skirt underneath the dress. I also went from shopping trolleys - to shopaholic - to compulsion - to gambling in Vegas. This then found me gathering inspiration from the playing cards (which I later used the Hearts, Diamonds, Spades & Clubs shapes to sew on/cut out over 300 applique shapes & wholes on my dress). The rich colours of the purple and red band on the waist were inspired by the wealth in Vegas. If you want to see more photos of this dress, and more on the making then keep your eyes peeled to my other blog (secrets of a dressmaker) where I will soon be posting, plus you will soon be able to find more of my creations/designs. Let me know your views on the above!!
28 June 2011
21 June 2011
The new range from Etam Lingerie. I absolutely love pretty, vintage inspired underwear, and really wish I had enough money to buy underwear such as this. I especially like the frilly high-waisted pants and bowed bra in the fourth picture! They are just SO feminine.
A set of photographs were recently taken as a tribute to Alexander McQueen's lifetime of work, for US Vogue. Steven Meisel was commissioned to capture McQueen's most innovative pieces, to preview the upcoming 'Savage Beauty' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, starting on the 4th June. If you like these images, I would definitely recommend going to see the real things at the Met, as when I saw one of his past pieces 'in the flesh', it was absolutely breath taking, and it really made me realise just how much attention to detail McQueen would put into his designs. However if the museum is too much of a journey, then the 'Savage Beauty' book is also available to buy, featuring photos from the exhibition.
20 June 2011
14 June 2011
For more on AFW go to http://www.fashionising.com/fashionweek/australian-fashion-week.php