Tuesday, 11 December 2012

College Project

So the last few months have been very hectic! I have been up to my eyeballs with college work and deadline day is less than 2 weeks away! However, I have managed to complete one project and would love to share with you the process I have went through. Well.. at least a bit of it anyway.
So in this project we had to make a "shopper bag" - larger than A3 - and our starting point was the 2012 Olympics..
I decided to take inspiration from my favourite Olympian, Usain Bolt.


From there I got an idea to use lightning and look at Jamaican artists..


I decided to change my sample by making the black at the top instead of the bottom. I thought it would make more sense because it would make the lightning look like it was going from the sky to the ground. I thought it would look more Usain Bolt-esk if I used the Jamaican flag colours.

 I got this shape from one of the Jamaican artists pieces. Again I used the Jamaican colours but I thought it needed something else so I added Usains' world record time with free-machine stitching.

So they were my final two ideas and from their I chose and made my final shopper bag..

So what do you think guys? Tell me your thoughts! Would you like to see more of my college work?

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Winters Cold Hand

Here in Scotland winter is slowly creeping in. I woke up this morning to see my entire garden covered in frost! And as it is that time of year were we all start to think about if its going to be a white Christmas or not.. I thought I would share with you some pretty winter photos that I found online. I have also included some of my own winter photos from 2010. Enjoy!

Top 5 photos are my own.
The rest of the images were found at these web addresses:

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Fashion Show

On Thursday I went to the Isolated Heroes Film Launch and Fashion Show! Click here to go to their shop on Asos Marketplace. Isolated Heroes is run by a girl named Samantha Mcewan. Her stuff is really fun and is inspired my 90's club scene - you wont find anything like it anywhere else!

So, first of all my initial thought was "What do you wear to a fashion show?". So I decided to go kind of casual. This is what I came up with...
Top - Custom top by me
Skirt - Topshop
Jewellery - New look

So the show consisted of a fashion show - with some pole dancers dancing at the same time - and the film launch! I took some of my own photographs of the models and the pole dancers who were all wearing outfits by Isolated Heroes.

These bottom two photos were not taken by me, 
they were off the Isolated Heroes facebook page.

The brilliant artist who created the wonderful make-up designs for the show is Jillian Elizabeth Crabb! She is actually one of my good friends and when she saw me walking through the door she took full advantage of me..
I actually love the lipstick! Click here to go to Jillians make-up facebook page!
And finally, the professional photographs and the film were done by Ross Mclean! He is an amazing photographer and here is a link to his page!

So tell me what you think! Do you like the clothes and make-up? What would you of worn to a fashion show? Tell me your thoughts!