Wednesday, 29 April 2009

5 weeks and counting

It's less than 5 weeks left until final deadline and Graduate Fashion Week!
Get your tickets -

As previously mentioned, I've been getting on with my garments/products this week. A couple of long days at uni have paid off. (from 9am until 8pm. Long hours, no pay, ... worst job ever)

Here's a preview of my collection. I'm thinking of producing 8 garments - but looks like i'll only get 6 done. The whole project is coming together now and it's all starting to make more sense!

The paper is pinned, but when I get round to it, it will be sewn on the inside of the dress.

Black skirt (garment 2) in the making.

Finished Garment.

Silk chiffon skirt fused with handmade paper. For those who sent letters in, they were transferred on to the super delicate paper and then implemented to the design.

3rd Gament, a pleated voile dress. I've used white cotton voile to replicate paper, and how you can see through it.

This one is made with silk habutai in an off-white colour.

Monday, 27 April 2009

Sunny Sunday

Having spent the whole weekend doing work (rephrase: meant to be doing lots of work...!) I thought that as it was a nice sunny Sunday, we ventured outside on day release from uni prison work hell for some ice cream and gummy sweets. We had a new camera to play with, so we took it out with us to take more photos for our uni projects.

We went down the road to the Quayside market - turns out that it was not as warm as I thought, I shivered all the way down the hill. Ice cream was off the itinerary!

Here's our afternoon in pictures:

The Sage & Tyne Bridge


Baltic Contemporary Arts Gallery

Art Installation

Everywhere I go, I can't seem to get away from my "letter" project!

Some cute and colourful line dancers out on the street! Really want a pair of those shoes they wear, with loads of silver bells on the front! You could hear them from miles away. Reminds me of Oscar!

Walking back home after one lap round the Quayside


Sunday, 26 April 2009


A collection of "Promotional Stamps" that I designed as part of my concept for my marketing dissertation. They're not really stamps, of course. I think I'm going to get them made in to small stamp-sized stickers to show on the stand at Graduate Fashion Week. I think does some nice sticker books.

- Artwork belongs to me and must not be taken or reproduce -

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Love Letter Project Update

Fashion student at day, jewellery crafter by night. Sorry if I jump from one to the other on this blog and it confuses you. Uni is taking over my life at the moment.

Thank you to those who have sent letters through. It doesn't look like I'm going to get enough to create a book, but they will all go to really good use. I will keep you updated with the outcomes. (And to those who I owe replies to, I PROMISE I'll get straight to it after my dissertation deadline).

Here's a couple of pages from my portfolio. They're a bit "busy". I'll do some "cleaner" pages soon. 

On the Temporary:Secretary front, I have very cute Paris necklaces in store. I've yet to make them but I recieved tiny little Eiffel Towers yesterday.

Hopefully, next time I blog, I'll have some garments ready to show you all!

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Random acts of kindness makes the world a better place

It may be a little too late to conduct this, but for my Final Major Project at university, my concept was initially inspired by the emotions in love letters (or any letter, in fact) and in a generation of Facebook and MySpace, one of my aims is to re-promote writing through fashion.

It would be brilliant to get a bunch of lovely handwritten letters and get them put together in to a book, or use them to sculpture a dress together. The result will be exhibited at Graduate Fashion Week at Earls Court in June along with fellow fashion graduates.

You can either send a random letter to me, tell me about your day, anything. Or you can post an old letter which you no longer want. Or you can send me letters annonymously, or address it to anyone you like. (Dear Lover, Dear Brad Pitt...etc)

Anything with emotion, and with meaning and substance. Can be as random and creative as you like. Use of paper and ink is your choice. All aspects of your letter will be used, even envelopes to the stamps.

And if you would like me to write back, just put RSVP plus your address. 

Below are some of the images of my work from the studio at uni.

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