Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Recent ootd's

THE STRESS OF UNI IS TConverse OFIFE :( I'm going to try and really get into blogging and use it as part of a get away from uni work as its literally taking over everything.

Here's a few recent ootd's I've managed to snap

Tarten trousers & Poloneck- Primark
Coates- Nan's (vintage)
Chain- Topshop
Boots- Office

Tshirt- River Island
Chsin & wet look leggings- Primark
Watch- Michael Kors
Boots- Office

Same as above but with Primark leather jacket, Vera Moda khaki DIY jacket and New Look tarten snood

Chain- Topshop

Mesh jumper- Primark
Jacket- Vera Moda
Jeans-Dorothy Perkins

Monday, 21 October 2013

Fabric Shopping

In preparation of our final collection, my year were allocated the time to travel down to London (home for me) to go fabric shopping. 

Although I had already been to most of the ones we visited for my placement, it was much more of an eye opener visiting them for your own collection and it has definitely given me a clearer view of which direction I'd like to go in.

We visited the Fabric Forum show but didn't have huge amounts of time to look around but managed to get a few business cards from places I took an interest to. We quickly popped to a shop near here which stocks left over fabric from designer and high street collections for reasonable prices.

We then went to various fabric shops all over; Shepherds Bush was a great place for samples, Portobello wasn't as impressive as I thought and the store we went to there was more organic type fabrics which I'm not a massive fan of. Soho was great but mainly for more elegant fabrics being mostly silk shops, although I will definitely be using some of the leather and feathered fabric I found there. It's TO DIE FOR (Just a little excited) White Chapel has an amazing trimmings shop which holds thousands of various fastenings etc.

We also visited Harrods to look that womenswear collections and get a feel for the fabric, cut and silohettes then went onto Liberty's to do the same as well as look around their fabric department.

I took loads of photos but don't want to reveal too much at this stage so will only share a few.

If you'd like to know where any of these places are just ask :) 

Harrods & Liberty's