Thursday, 29 July 2010


Sandles (Office), Peg leg trousers (Mango), Top (Topshop), Bag (Asos), Heart necklace (Tiffany&Co)

Friday, 23 July 2010

Sweet desire

Heyy! How are you guys?? Good? Well, I sure am, I have literally nearly finish making a wedding dress that I have been working on-off for almost 3 months or so, its just a little something I have been doing in my spare time from work and uni. The dress is inspired by Romanticism which incorporates silhouette by using compact ruffles which create fabric dimension and the hand embroided beads for a sophisticated yet ornamental look.

Anyway, I haven’t quite finished it yet, I still need to alter part of the sleeve and gather the dress with the bodice! Wish me luck guys! I have planned to get this dress done in the next 3 weeks, before I go on my summer vacation! More details about that in my next post… For now, please enjoy some pictures I have taken of my almost completed garment! Please feel free to comment and let me know what you think?

xxx Winnie

Monday, 19 July 2010

Floral prints

Dress(ebay), Flower-Pin(Accessorize), Belt(Topshop), Boots(Urban outfitters), Bag(Camdem market-London), Necklace(Unknown vintage store)

Friday, 16 July 2010

Happy graduation!!

Hi everyone! I’m very sorry for not posting! But I have a very good reason why, it was my bf’s brother’s graduation and it turned out to be a very good day considering the fact that the weather was a little blue.

On the day I wore a light beige French connection dress with big bold shoulder frills along with dark beige sandals. I was taking into account the amount of walking and photo taking I had to do, so heels wasn’t a good alternative to go for!

Anyway, I know there must be many of you who are soon to be graduating or have graduated this month, or know someone who is graduating! So congratulations!

P.S Sorry for the lack of photos! I will be posting more soon


Thursday, 8 July 2010

London 2010 July

Hey bloggers! My trip to London was tiring but fun, and involved a lot of food and not enough shopping. Who said One day would be enough to visit all the places?? After a 2 and a half hour journey my friends and I went to China town to eat, we had some very yummy dim sum and straight after we set off to LPSC, It is definitely one of the best places in the UK for photo sticker machines as it offered a variety of styles and layouts- I think we spent a majority of 1/4h of our precious time in there.

Nevertheless we had an awesome time; here’s a picture just to verify how awesome it was.

I couldn’t get over how amazing the photo stickers turned out, the fun part was being able to edit and decorate every single one of them with cute flowers and bows and pretty much anything you wanted! I couldn’t resist taking one with my boyfriend. Looking back at the photo has made me realise he is actually more adorable looking than me. *cringe*

While I haven’t actually indulged in buying any clothes in London (Needed to pay for rent) I did however do a little bit of internet shopping on ASOS and EBAY the day prior to London.

I settled for a floral sheered look v-neck dress that fits just above the knee and A woven smock button through dress, along with a French connection belt that would help develop the look. (Outfit post will be coming soon)… But for now, here are some pictures taken by my friend of us in London. (Thats me on the far left!)

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Current S/S 2010 Trends

As much as I love Fridays and Saturdays with my work friends, it seems to be lacking that little something. And that something is shopping. However I am making my way to London in the early morning tomorrow to spend that little bit extra (summer clothing and what ever tickles my fancy seeing as VAT is rising to a whopping 20% from 17.5%)…I think we all need a little bit of TLC before January kicks in!
I am planning to go Tro
codero as I love the place so much! Previous time I went was about a year ago and I just couldn’t bring myself to leave, for those of you who aren’t familiar, Trocodero is like a huge playground full of games and fun things to do! Like Dance mats, and the Para Para machine (at least that’s what I think it is called- it’s similar to the dance mats but instead you use your arms). I am also planning to go Covent Garden, I love the waffles they make there on the stands, has anyone tried them? Oh and urban outfitters, Topshop on Oxford street, the huge toy shop Hamlets, Harrods for peek at the Louis Vuitton, China town for BUBBLE TEA!!… And many more…ooh I can’t even begin to say how excited I am for it! I will definitely post some pictures up of the day for you.

But for now; here are some images of current S/S 2010 Trends I found on WGSN and have
put together.

P.S Thanks for reading and following! xxx

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; Print drives this high-summer story, in which fabric, apparel and details are used in mismatching combinations. Apply an African approach to styling, mixing vivid texture, pattern, active fabrics and details with a vivaciou femininity.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Zara A/W 2010

As I have mentioned in my previous post I have finished my first year of university (hallelujah!!), My every day schedule for the past couple of weeks comprise of the world cup on my comfy couch (very sad that Japan didn’t make it through), internet shopping, sleep, work, sleep, More internet shopping, work and ongoing…

It’s repetitive but I do hope to get a little out of this summer, for example

1. Passing my driving test- My instructor said a few more lessons on roundabouts and I will be ready for the big t-e-s-t. *fingers crossed*

2. Finding work experience in a tailoring shop- this should help me build up on my pattern cutting skills and finally…

3. Finishing off this dress on my sewing machine, yes, I will happily show you it once it’s complete and worthy of looking at!

4. ….

I will update this once I figure out the rest…

The project lasted a whole second semester (about a couple of months) and consisted of designing, in-depth research on current a/w 2010 trends and research into the clothing brand I had been given.
From the research I had on the brand, upcoming trends... I had to design a clothing range suitable for menswear (daywear), womanswear (daywear) and knitwear (also daywear). In order to get the best out of my design development I had to sourse a collection of fabrics and trimmings that would be suitable for the final garment and trend that I will be designing.

These are the scraps of fabrics leftover from what I used for my fabric board, the thing with bits and pieces of fabric is that the room ended up with loose and chaotic threads everywhere that I found very tricky to clean.

Anyway, here are some of my favourite designs I picked out! I have uploaded the images onto photo bucket as a slideshow because I think it will be a lot easier to view, please have a look!

VERY Zara like! Wouldn’t you agree? Despite the tiring days and huge black eye bags, I am very happy about the overall package of my menswear design collection that fused together skinny jeans (very punky like)- the biker jackets that were currently in the store merged in with this.

And I tried keeping the colours cohesive in the woman swear, I used a lot of chequered fabric as I thought this would mix in well with the trend that I was focusing on (Long live the Queen- found on WGSN). I also used a mixture of black, white, khaki and touch of neutrals going a little risky with lace and satin. My woman swear compilation consisted of oversized harem pants, Mac trench coats giving hints of a Parisian look with strong tailoring.

Let me know what you think! xxx