Thursday, 29 July 2010

I want a 40's Horrockses sunsuit!

I went to see the 40's and 50's Horrockses collection in the fashion and textiles museum today. Although I think the quality and patterns of this decade are definitely a once in a lifetime, it's not really my style. BUT. I did spot these sunsuits (in the middle pic) and have suddenly gone off playsuits ... adorable.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Gary Harvey makes disposable divine!

I think Gary Harvey may well be the man who gives fashion a kick up the arse and lands it into ethical revolution land. He whipped up these cool concoctions from things which had seen their sell by date such as baseball jackets, laundry bags and yesterdays news. Good man Gary!

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Pigeons and Peacocks!

If you don't already know it.... Pigeons and Peacocks is a beautifully designed fashion mag with great snaps and bangin' type. It also has the added bonus of delivering itself to your doorstep,FOR FREE ....produced and edited by London College of Fashion. Check it out here.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Karl Lagerfeld gets inside Coca Cola!

I am looking even more forward to my triple vodka and diet coke this wkend! Not sure, about the self silhouette but I am very happy that Karl Lagerfeld decided to collaborate with Coca Cola for the new diet Coke bottle! Love the pink lids!

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Hanger Sans!

Not sure if you've copped but these are clothes hangers chopped up and made into type. Well done if you have and you're a dope if you haven't. Ah no, it is hard to tell! I did this experiment for a college project and will elaborate again at a later stage! :)

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Ten collective bird brains!

Ten collective is a group of ten hot designer ladiez who decided to get together and rent a studio (me being one of them). We decided to do this because the facilities in uni are SHITE when it comes to finding a free studio on a daily basis. Also we figured we would work better together as a collaborative group rather than hermiting at home alone. Here are some snaps of the studio and a link to our blog.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Lena Santana!

These are some of the pieces from an ethical brand called Lena Santana! I came across them at a pop up shop over the wkend. Some of the dresses are a bit of a state but some of them are really cute especially the little playsuit. Most of all I like the fact she has the balls to make them from old materials which have been used before, such as curtains. You probably guessed that one already. Check out her website here.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Modern British Posters Exhibition!

Went to this exhi over the wkend! Defo worth a look. Small but shmokin! Even the bike racks are on fire! Check out more here.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

The Uniform Project!

A woman with good style and a good heart stitches a plan together!
Kind of reminds me of when I was growing up in the 1700's and
I had to alter my Sunday dress every so often for a new look.
Very inspirational stuff though!

Friday, 16 July 2010

Sustainable Accessory Designer, Charlotte Hosten!

C.H is a french self-made jewellery and accessory designer. All her pieces are hand-made and trés trés trés beautastic. She recycles most of her stuff while still managing to keep the old environment in mind. Most of the trimming waste is kept to be reused and lots of vintage beads, brooches and necklaces are given a second life. See more of her work here.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Royal College of Art Summer Graduate Show 2010!

Here are some pics I took just before I almost got booted out for taking pics! The show included work by graduate students from the following courses: Animation, Architecture, Communication Art & Design, Design Products, Design Interactions, Fashion Footwear and Accessories, History of Design, Innovation Design Engineering, Textiles and Vehicle Design. A great concoction of top class work!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Richard Burbridge Photography!

These shots were taken by one of my fav fashion photographers Richard Burbridge. I love the weirdness of using everyday objects to create other effects. So simple, yet super strong.

Monday, 12 July 2010

The woman behind the Stella Artois Ads!

I don't usually notice billboards because I think the designs on most of them are for the birds. However these ads caught my eye. They were designed by a girl called Cristiana Couceiro. I love the retro and re-usable feel which they portray. It's so refreshing to see this for a change rather than the clone-like contempo design that generally surrounds us today! Go Christy!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Primark Poster!

This is a poster I designed for a hand in in college with my beautiful friend Elma's hot legs and hands behind it! I'm focusing on sustainable fashion for my major project so this reflects this idea. As I'm sure you've noticed I've printed it on Primark bags. Yes, this is on purpose....buuuT I only noticed the recycle arrow circle under the word circle after I got it back from hand in. Worked out well though!

Monday, 5 July 2010

Chelsea College of Arts Undergraduate Summer Show 2010!

I went to see this show last month and was pleasantly surprised by the standard. It was a mix of BA Fine Art, BA Graphic Design Communication, BA Interior and Spatial Design, BA Textiles, FdA Interior Design, Graduate Diploma Interior Design exhibiting. Here are some of the pics I took of my fav pieces!