Friday, 28 October 2011
Sunday, 23 October 2011
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
After seeing a post by Queen Michelle over at Kingdon of Style I became intriqued about the brand Marketa. Her full name being Marketa Psenickova. She studied accessory design at university and after graduating, worked with Casa de Rodriguez and Cha Cha’s House of Ill Repute. She now has her own beautiful range of handbags and sells in selected boutiques across New York and a few online stores that us Brits can access here and here.
So above are the images from Queen Michelle's blog post after she kindly gave me permission to re-share them. THANKS CHUCK!
Friday, 14 October 2011
Originally found at lecheapcestchic.com
A crazy collective mess that has accumulated on my desktop.
Some of which are pinned on my pinterest boards here
If anyone re-posts or uses my print designs please credit and source.
Thursday, 13 October 2011
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
So . . . . . here are a few quick snaps of one of my bag designs. I will no doubt start lining them with digitally printed fabric too. For now this one is just lined in black. I also have branding ideas on the go.
You can see one of my other versions here.
These will eventually be purchasable, however if you really would like one quick let me know and I'm sure I could work something out. Each style will be priced differently due to variation in leather/pleather costs but they start from around £40. All designed by me and a selection are hand dip dyed.
Also had a minute of madness with my nails. I like to create colourful patterns on photoshop so I see my nails as another surface to fill with colour!
Bag . . . Nails . . . . DONE!
Monday, 10 October 2011
Friday, 7 October 2011
(are these Lara Bohinc shoes I spy above?!)
(Beautiful venue, Manchester Town Hall)
(3.1 by Philip Lim)
(Balenciaga top, Jonathan Saunders skirt)
The row opposite
(bus back to harvey nicks, an interesting picture of me taken by my boyfriend! Not sure what happened to the camera?!?! But I like it!)
As I mentioned previously I went to see the Harvey Nichols Autumn Winter Fashion Show.
The night was fantastic! And best of all the outfits put together were all a bit inspirational.
My favourite section was 'Collage Prints', i'm a massive Mary katrantzou fan and the dress they picked for look 1 of this section was a stunning piece from her Autumn Winter 11 collection. The other winner winner piece for me was the 3.1 by Philip Lim beaded tunic. Right up my road that sort of thing!
Saw a beautiful post on illustrator Lisa Stannards blog about the show and her interpretation of the outfits . . . . here.
I love the way she's done the 3.1 by Philip Lim beaded tunic outfit, she's also just posted a picture from her first year at man met uni, which makes me miss Manchester School of Art EVEN MORE!!
The show was held at Manchester Town Hall which was stunning! I was only in their a few months ago for my graduation but never saw any of the grand rooms scattered in history!
I have got all sorts of articles that are sat on my desk top ready to be posted but I have been strapped for time. Have been to Tenerife for a week and am now very busy back at work (Interning as a junior designer at Ringspun, Manchester). The actual offices where the Ringspun design team work are really interesting. Walls scattered with ramskulls, memorabilia, art etc. So the pics I've taken will be posted at some point.
At the moment I am working on the label Elvis Jesus which is owned by Ringspun. Fun times! Have learned a great deal about branding ideas and am getting better with my Illustrator skills (I'm a photoshop girl through and through!)
And whilst all of this is going on I am designing and sewing a line of bags, inspired mostly by the blogging world. Inspiration behind this project . . . . here.
I CANNOT wait to share the images of these bags and the development of testing and sampling.