Monday, November 15, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Brief: design a 3 piece tailored outfit using a major or minor greyscale colour palette, and influenced by both an organic structure and a modern object.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Every time I see interior design spreads of beautiful minimalistic homes (and lets face it, they're almost always minimal), I feel a sense of awe and unattainability. For as much as I admire these perfect white abodes, they're just not me. I'm a hoarder through and through, I get attached to old "stuff", and I can't seem to enter and leave a room without it looking significantly more messy afterwards.
When I saw the following interior shots on photographer Douglas Friedman's website I had my first "I could totally achieve that" interior design moment.
I love that it kind of feels like a museum - albeit a very accessible one. The pops of red on the wooden trims, and the turquoise ceiling are fun, kitsch and welcoming - a pleasant change from the often austere, stark white places which are so often featured. I can't wait to move out of a rented apartment so i can work my magic on my own space!
To me, Francoise Hardy embodies the notion of "effortlessly cool" style.
And her music is awesome too. If you're looking for an introduction, Vol. 1 (1962-1968) is a pretty good starting point. I have a particular soft spot for the track "voila" at the moment - such a beautiful melody - the chorus gives me goosebumps.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
A fun little street wear range i had to design for class. Just a few of the looks from it.
And these are the "key stories" - the fisherman, gansey, creel and print story respectively.
I was surprised by how much i enjoyed designing a streetwear range, maybe it's my calling.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
This dress of Greta Garbo's is just amazing. That sculpted collar is too good, and the embellishment!!! I'm starting develop more of an appreciation for evening wear. It's something i've tended to find a bit too saccharine for myself, But there is something so perfect about this. I just watched Ninotchka, hence the new found appreciation for Greta Garbo. Check out this amazing hat she wears in the film. Where can i get one?