Monday, 12 August 2013

Neil Barrett Campaign




Fucking love Neil Barrett's collection for aw13, the patterns and textures are so good; that black jacket is so nice I can't live without it. I'll have to do some drawings based on the collection.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

From the Rock

(image via dazeddigital.com)


Thought I'd share some illustrations I've done. one of my friends is working on a floral collection, and it got me thinking about other plants and organisms apart from the everyday rose or daisy print you normally see. I work first in pencil because I make SO many mistakes; then i use biro on the finished outline. Then I collage the images and make about a thousand photo copies to mess around with. For these images I decided to just focus on the clothes, so I left the bodys and faces pretty simple and blank. I post-edited the scans of the final collages to bring out the black and gold in the plants and corals; and emphasize the simple lines of the figures. I was really inspired by the Calvin Klein cloud print t-shirts for ss14, I love prints that run right across a piece. 

Friday, 9 August 2013

Quick and boring outfit post today. I was going for a pattern clash and trying to stay away from black as much as possible. Kind of has a nautical feel to it, the shirt I'm wearing (which is my ex's) kind of reminds me of sea foam; and the pattern on jacket (which is actually mine) looks a bit like the rope they use to dock ships.. yes? no?... Shirt and jacket: topman, necklace: topshop, jeggings: uniqlo shoes:zara. (if you're ever wondering why i wear SO much topshop and topman, it's because I work there.)

Thursday, 8 August 2013

KNOWLUXE2

Had to share this video, here's the description from the Vimeo page. It reminds me of the Style Like You 'Second Skins' videos, which are also definitely worth watching.
"New video editorial by KNOWLUXE. By combining the essence of both luxury and street, we display the harmonious rhythm of two worlds of rapper Justified Jay and model Andrew Felisberto. We aim to continually push forward the youth in this new generation and inspire with style. Please enjoy."

KNOWLUXE 2 from KNOWLUXE on Vimeo.

QUEEN OF PUNK




(images via dazeddigital)
When I was still in school i wrote an essay on Punk culture for my art project, I'd never really given much thought to Vivienne Westwood beyond the face that everyone I knew either had a Westwood handbag or purse.. (Okay so I'm from Liverpool, and 99% of the female and gay population here is OBSESSED with Vivienne Westwood). Her collection for AW13 really brings me back to the Westwood basics that I spent all that time trying to define; her use of heritage patterns like hounds tooth and tartan are kept fresh with a gorgeous yellow and blue colour pallet, and bringing in new shapes and styles like the AMAZING varsity jackets that kind of reminds me of Kenzo last season. Even the bright orange shoes from the collection are gorgeous. FINALLY a relevant and well done punk inspired collection, perfect to take me out of my monochrome box. The message of the collection was political and blatant as ever, with anti-climate change badges throughout, here's a link to Viv's new 'Revolution' blog to find out more. Today my outfit had a small nod to British Punk Heritage: Westwood T-shirt, Topshop Jacket and Jeans, Dr Marten Boots.




British punk


Wednesday, 7 August 2013

YOU ARE LIKE A LUNG


I'm off work, I'm bored, and I've decided to start a new blog.
Lately I've been musing over next seasons strong gothic, dark looks from Ann Demeulemeester. The collection looks like it's from another time; the strong black silhouettes, attention to sophisticated details and tailoring make all of the boys look like rich vampires from Eastern Europe *drool*.
I took a little bit of inspiration from this today, but in this heat it's hard even for me to wear as much black as i usually do..
Hat: Topshop | Shirt: H&M | Sweater: Sparkle & Fade | Leggings: Topshop | Shoes: Dr Martens | Bag: Zara | Necklace: Swarovski