Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Rockstar Poser

I'm sure you're bored of me moaning about my internet by now but I don't actually care because you don't have to put up with it, my internet has been absolutely abismal today and I've been trying to post this and do about a million more things so fingers crossed.

So, I did a blog post yesterday (as you can see below...) and it took me about three days to actually post it (enter some internet rant) and the first thing anyone says to me is, 'I wish you would stop blogging about boys clothes, i'm just not interested' (enter my mate Kira).

Now to be fair to Kira, she is genuinely interested in what I do despite the fact we do completely different subjects (she uses her brain more...has anyone else realised this is the fouth time I've used brackets in two paragraphs?) and she reads my blog clinging on to every last interestingly intriuging word. Obviously. But sometimes she doesn't really care about my opinion on what Chanel is doing now or in this case what Acne is showcasing for men and she just wants to look at pretty dresses. Well tough Kira, I'm grumpy today and I don't want to look at pretty dresses.

When Kira grows up she wants to be a rock star, so I have trawled tumblr and lookbook to create a visual feast, well its more of an appetiser, of her favourite rock stars and looks inspired by them. Bet you wish I was your best friend.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Bit of an update

Good morning beautiful. Or no doubt good evening by the time I actually finish writing. After realising the internet was behaving itself for a change I thought I'd come visit and see how you're doing, it's been a while. Everytime I think about my little blog sat there alone not being updated my heart actually sinks a bit.

So here are some things you should know...

I changed my hair (again)
(incase I never mentioned it before I'm a master at the miserable, gormless bitch stare)

I also got an Iphone, which is very exciting, except I don't know how to use it and I'm shocking with technology so it's probably wasted on me. Can you blog off an Iphone?! I have no idea.

 Enough about me, Acne created some amazing menswear. Really clean cut and smart as you grow to expect from Acne but also quite playful in a sense.

Hussein Chalayan created another really amazing collection, although that's hardly surprising, using both flowy and structured shapes in monotone and flashes of colour. I really want to see the big floaty dress being moved by the secret ninja helpers in action!

Finally, I'm pretty sure I broke the record for worlds worst sewer during my first week at university!

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Fashion BA

This week I started my degree in Fashion Design at Middlesex University,  I'm so excited to do some creative work, I haven't done anything particularly strenuous for months.

One of my first tasks was a sort of scavenger hunt with clues and addresses to find places useful for my course, it was such a good day, I found some really interesting places down the back alleys of Central London, in Huddersfield the only interesting thing you find down back alleys is a dead rat or a dodgy take-away, the rat usually because of the latter. Here are some pictures from my scavenger hunt.

Breakfast at Leons

 VV Rouleaux - The most amazing ribbons and trimmings shop I've ever seen, felt like a cat with a ball of string leafing through all of this.

Then we went to Browns

I got sucked into here

where I fell in love with these

Then got too excited to had to have a quick pit stop

After which we went to a seemingly tiny shop called MacCulloch & Wallace LTD which was surprisingly big inside, crammed with sewing stuff spread out over three floors. There's a really jolly man working there too, he sold me a notcher, I liked him a lot.

I went in Liberty for the first time in my life (I know, I know! But I've been on the website before, ok?!) and it's so beautiful, the shop itself has so many quirky little features and bits and bobs, I had to force myself to leave though, backing away from twenty 8 twelve or my loan would have been gone in a heartbeat.

Finally we went to a shop called R.D. Franks which has made me finally get over borders closing down, They'll even be stocking Lula! I managed to spend a mere £11 just picking up Volt and The Gentlewoman (for now)

Today I got out a few books for my project and probably lost my deposit by doing this on my carpet:

But more on that another time.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Dollar dollar bill

I'm lucky enough to have friends in my hometown who keep me up to date with the current art/fashion/events that I'm missing out on with moving to London (which to be fair is hardly all doom and gloom!). Today a friend of mine called Kano introduced me to the two dollar shirt. 

The two dollar shirt is part of a project by art collective 'milk 2 sugars' (which funnily enough is actually how I drink my tea), the concept is a backlash at the price of cotton going up and in my eyes making a point about British consumerism. The T-shirt itself costs literally $2 (or £1.28) and has been created for you to rip, tear, pin, poke, stitch and rework into something magical and completely new.
There's only been 100 printed and about 40 left which will be on sale tomorrow (4/10/10) from Dais boutique in Byram arcade, if you have your eye on one of these beauties get down there early or go home empty handed!