Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Sculptural Fashion - Zoe Bradley

Is it sculpture or are they clothes? Zoe Bradley' work is so inspirational with the shear size and detail of her pieces. She has designed for Donna Karen, Missoni, Selfridges and Lane Crawford.
A dress made from M and S bags!

Monday, 27 December 2010

QM Fashion Show '08. Some of my A level work.

This work comes in handy for fancy dress partys!!! Modelled by Thea Speke, Emma Philipps, Charlotte Brook and myself  3 years ago.

Vivienne Westwood inspired tartan dress'

Eunsuk Hur...When fashion meets interiors.Quite literally.

Eunsuk Hur is a Textile artist who specialises in laser cutting. I love how delicate it is and how she plays with the idea of it being for fashion and interior together. I like the idea of layering different techniques to create something amazing.

Money is only paper for some!

I wish i had enough money to cut up into works of art. This is laser cut money by tattoo artist, Scott Campbell.

Betty Pepper

'The ways in which time changes and decays objects interests me greatly and I like the notion that all things are ephemeral and constantly in a state of deterioration. My work often deals with stories from the dim and distant past. This is why I choose to work with faded colours. I like the way they look as if they have lived a little.' - Betty Pepper - Textile/ Jewellery Designer.
                                                                          Laser cut book

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Genius of a Generation

This year my stocking was filled with the usuals...pants, socks, chocolate coins, the standard couple of satsumas and...The Alexander McQueen book by Kristin Knox. To me, it was the collection of Autumn/Winter 06 'Widows of Culloden' which I believe to be his one of his most inspirational and exciting collection.
A dress which inspired Lady Ga Ga's extravagent attire!
Fashion fantasy - Shetland Fairytale princess.
Oversized Feather headpiece
A typical Scottish Kilt Mcqueen Style.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

'OH MY GOD..i cant believe it, Ive never been this far away from home'

Click on the link below and watch.

Pure genuis from T mobile. Love it. So simple yet funny. It makes you feel happy, sad, it makes you laugh and most important of all...you remember it and tell your friends about it. My mum cried. To make someone cry at an advert is pretty impressive. This is why I praise T mobile. 

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Barneby Gates Wallpaper

Barneby Gates was started by ex-Vouge Living editor Vanessa Barneby and Alice Gates, a City of Guilds of London Art School graduate. The two together created this a quintessentially english feel company in London in 2009. Their designs have featured in top class magazines such as Vogue, The Field, The Telegraph Magazine and The Sunday Times magazine. Their aim is to create wallpapers which give a contempory and modernised look to historic and aged designs. This historic rivival is very effective due to the simplicity yet boldness of the designs. My personal favourite of their wallpapers is the 'Deer Damask' design in both duck egg blue and the scarlet maroon. I can see this wallpaper up in a country house boot room, or even any room of the house. I like the reference in the picture above of the typically English hunting boots and whip. The stag skulls give a regal effect. The metallic finish also hints a feel of the wallpaper coming of the wall and giving a more 3-D effect.

Friday, 5 November 2010

The First Sales of handmade Jessie Joo Products

During the summer, I bought Cath Kidston's 'Sew' book to use the patterns so that i could then make things to sell. I sourced some season relevant high quality materials from the internet and my local material shop, CB Furnishings.

Inspired by Pippa Caley's  colourful and textural cushion designs I decided to make some of my own. Idealy, I would have liked to design my own prints, however during the university holidays i do not have the resources to screen print my own. The scotty dog material is sourced from Clarke and Clarke. This material is fun, any age friendly and perfect for all seasons. I decided that I wanted a theme through the collection of cushions to take to the fairs as that way it would look good on the stall. Blue, summery, and boat house was the theme i wanted to portray with my cushions. The cushions looked plain when i sewed them and i wanted to give them a finishing touch which made them more appealing and a bit more exciting. I attached wooden and plastic buttons to the cushion. I think this technique means i could charge slightly more to the cushions and it also makes them look less plain and more embellished. I had labels made to seem a bit more professional. They said in cream and blue 'Handmade by Jessie Joo'. I think Jessie Joo was quite catchy. Its my nickname at home and I think it was better than saying 'handmade by Jessica Osborne'. I then went to sell these cushions at fairs and I will continue to make more cushions for the Christmas fairs.  I would appreciate any comments on any aspect of the cushions or the name. Let me know what you think.