Friday, 31 December 2010

lets be festive

Christmas Day I spent with the family in Leicester, Such a lovely time! We had a Lobster feast and lots of wine, Definitely a memorable day with all my close ones.
I also finally managed to get my hands on the pattern pieces my brother had sent me from Australia, my early birthday present. Didnt expect that many but now I can practice more on the machine and
hopefully post some photo's up for you.
Alot of the pattern pieces are Vogue and Butterick. Alot of them quite vintage and 60's themed. I picked out a few of my favourites that I may sew up, What do you think?
My eldest brother also got me a years subscription for Vogue which is perfect for me as I love reading it but hardly buy it because its so expensive-And may I add, recently filled with too many advertisments.

I have also finally had the time to take a photo for an outfit post.Below im wearing Topshop Hareem silk trousers, ASOS crumpled effect blouse and UO Boots.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

year twenty eleven

I went to the Trafford centre in Manchester c ouple of days ago before x-mas to do a little bit more Christmas shopping and plus the bf owed me a Christmas present.I Knew I needed a 2011 diary ready for the new year so I got him to get me one from Paperchase.

1. I'm going to the Paris Premier vision in February :D 4 days in Paris is going to be lush. This time I will buy LOTS and LOTS of macarons

2., It'll also be Chinese new year during the same month,
where we visit the elders with fruit baskets and gifts and have a festive meal consisting of Lobsters and seafood. The best bit of it is receiving the red packets and getting to see everyone!

3.January interviews for my internship, hopefully as a design assistant but anything else similar to that Im not going to say no!

4.Driving test eek. Ive failed a couple of months back because of road obstruction so *fingers crossed* It'll be second time lucky

5.Its also my 21st in March and I'm trying to pre-plan a trip to Amsterdam for it during the Easter break with some friends.

6.Plus my brother is getting married in September. Theres so much to look forward to I really can't w
P.S I also got some beautiful headbands from Miss Selfridge and Warehouse, there so lush! Im really liking jewels and sparkly stuff right now!

Monday, 20 December 2010

december twentysecond


For any of you who are still struggling to buy gifts or buy things to spoil yourselves over the festive season I have found the perfect site for all you shopoholics out there! Its called Boutiques, it features a lot of different styles from top bloggers, celebrities, designers and retailers so there should be something in there that will tickle your fancy.

I have looked around on the site and im particulary keen on Rumi's (Fashion Toast) edgy style and i'm lusting after all her favourites especially everything by Alexander Wang. If only I had enough money to buy his gorgeous Anita frame bag along with his jersey draped bustier dress(pictured above). It would be perfect to wear on New years eve! Ill be counting down the time to the new years in Bristol with my b/f family and I will be spending Christmas back at home with my family in Leicester. I dont think I will be having roast Turkey though because my parents arent so traditional, It will be more like rice and seafood.

What are all you lovelies doing on new years eve and Christmas? Was there anything you liked on Boutique?

xxx Winnie

P.S Ill just like to say a big thank you for the comments on all my previous posts, it means a lot to me :)

illustration linked to designer Rick Owens collection

Above are my final illustration and design boards for my final project for semester 1 of year 2 in university, Pretty happy with the outcome, For the first illustration board I had used CAD, watercolour, pastels and pencil crayons, for the second illustration board I had used pastels and the final illustration board I had used pencil crayons.
Im not that great with fashion illustrations as my flair lies within design work and sewing up; Which is why I cant wait to get my hands on the pattern peices my brother had braught for my early b-day present, he is currently travelling Australia, If your a keen photographer then take a peek at some of his work. Its amazing.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

One big trend for S/S '11

I think I am over the festive christmas season and very excited about the coming summer! Bold, Playful colours will be popular along with the whole 70's glam vibe-Think Jerry Hall and Studio 54! No more camel tones and bring on the Khaki's and brights. Expect to see a lot of colour, florals and accessories.

Christopher Kanes S/S 11' Collection with neon oranges, pinks, greens and yellows saturating his entire coll.
Topshops unique 70's Luxe collection, Burnt celementine, fleshy peach and nude prints with frazzled pink hair. I am SO lusting after this collection!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Project runway

Who am I kidding, this is one of my first ever dress that I have worked on in a group project for my first semester of second year in university, and I have pretty much enjoyed it!

The project brief was for us (Hayley, Jade and Clare) to research, design and complete a garment which must incorporate a Revere collar, Puff sleeve and Circle skirt. And we had used inspirations from designers such as Yohji Yamamoto and Rick Owens, as well as inspiration from the sea (shapes from Jellyfishes and Shells) and historical references such as Renaissance (swirls).

We used these inspirations and had turned them into simple silhouettes in our design developments and had come up with a final design.
This is what we made as a group. What do you think?