Thursday, 30 June 2011

For you Katie...

Yesterday my "client" picked up her prom dress and seemed very pleased with my hard work. Hope you have a ball tomorrow night. Enjoy the dress and of course your prom night too.

Thank you very much for the card and gift. Asma ate it all haha.


"Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage" - Catherine Douzel

Past two weeks I've been working at a cafe with the cutest ceramics. Trying to save up some money this summer so I feel lucky to have found a job that pays very well and also involves something I enjoy.

Fragile pieces.

Cookie jars yet to be filled with goodies. Personally I prefer them empty just as a decor.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Cubic Watermelons

A woman examines a cubic watermelon before shipment at Zentsuji, western Japan, on Monday June 27, 2011. About 300 dice-sized fruits were sent out from a local agricultural cooperative branch to big cities like Tokyo and Osaka. This year they are expected to fetch a price tag of about 10,000 yen (US$125) each.
Cubic watermelon sold in western Japan, from a local agricultural cooperative branch 10,000 yen (UK £76.98) each. Read more at News Observer.

Old and weary

I'm finding the rust very inspiring. Weird but filled with textures.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Cath Kidston goodies

Candy Flowers Saddle Bag £68

Summer Blossom Overnight Bag £65

Iconic polka dots and floral prints pretty much summarize Cath Kidston as a whole. Can get quite sickening if you look at it for too long, main reason why I avoid the Cath Kidston store in Winchester high street. Current season is filled with more bright colours and the usual pastel shades.
I'm sure Kidston will feel hacked off if she came across these fakes I saw at a market stall in Portsmouth. Same fabrics and print however without the green logo. These weekend bags were under £20 which is even cheaper that those that are found on sale.

Saddle bags up for grabs at £16 only!! Plenty of other copies too but I didn't really bother picture them all as they look very much the same.

Up close. You can see something isn't right straight away in terms of quality.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Sweet 16th

Happy 16th Birthday Asma enjoy the rough stressy days ahead.
Quick card I made for her earlier now looking forward to the feast and the cake this evening x

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Mrs O.

Was looking through designer profiles to kill time and came across Naheem Khan. According to The Guest Writer, you can tell he isn't as popular by looking at the models that are on the runway even though he has been around since 2003.

Yes I'm jealous...after all she is married to the man of my dreams.
Mrs O in Naheem Khan (both dresses). I hadn't heard of this Indian American before but I fell in love with some of his fall 2011 collection.

Naeem Khan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
I admire the long sleves on this shift dress.

Naeem Khan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Fur ball. Hope its as soft as it looks.

Naeem Khan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Rich colour but the model looks kind of scary...

Naeem Khan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
I can see the indian influence with the amount of embroidery he has used in his collection.

Naeem Khan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Especially with this one as it drapes neatly like a sari.  Infact it would be very pretty as a sari but draping on the left rather than the right.  

Naeem Khan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
My favourite out of all his creations. I like the colour and the drape on the skirt that is effected by the weight of the beads. 

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

DRESSES! (by The Guest Writer)

Seeing as prom time is coming up for a lot of people I thought that it would be rather appropriate of me to blog about the nicest dresses I have ever seen! Enjoy...

Oscar de la Renta S/S 2008
(Worn by Caroline Trentini)
Elie Saab Spring 2011 Couture
Elie Saab S/S 2011 Couture
(Worn by Kasia Struss)

Elie Saab Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Elie Saab A/W 2009
(Worn by Angela Lindvall)

Andrew Gn Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Andrew Gn (A/W 2011)
(Worn by someone I do not know)

Elie Saab Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Elie Saab S/S 2011
(Worn by Yulia Kharlapanova)

Alberta Ferretti Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Alberta Ferretti (A/W 2010)
(Worn by the lovely Karmen Pedaru)

Jenny Packham (Model: Anne (not the actual human model- the name of the dress))
(Worn by someone I do not know)

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Oscar de la Renta A/W 2010
(Worn by the beautiful Sigrid Agren!)

Elie Saab Spring 2011 Couture
Elie Saab S/S 2011 Couture
(Worn by Magdalena Frackowiak)

Jenny Packham S/S 2011
(Worn by Hyoni Kang)

Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Salvatore Ferragamo S/S 2011
(Worn by the amazing Karlie Kloss)

Halston Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Halston (S/S 2011)
(Worn by someone I do not know)

Lanvin Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Lanvin S/S 2011
(Worn by Karlie Kloss)

Atelier Versace S/S 2011
(Worn by Jessica Alba at the 2011 BAFTAS)

Donna Karan
(Worn by Karlie Kloss to the 2010 Met Ball)

Andrew Gn Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Andrew Gn (A/W 2011)
(Worn by someone I do not know)

Oscar de la Renta (A/W 2008)
(Worn by my favourite model- Anja Rubik!!!)

I hope you liked this post...feel free to leave a comment on  your favourite dress.
See you next time!
     The Guest Writer.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Prom season coming up...

Hope you enjoyed the post by the Guest Writer who prefers not to go public. I've been busy at home just catching up on a lot of things.

Exams are nearly over for those in schools and colleges meaning the seasons for party is here! My younger sister has her high school prom coming up in a matter of weeks. My task is to make two gowns for the night, one for her and another for her dear friend.

We went fabric shopping but couldn't find anything in the right colour so I ended up asking them to buy a lot of white fabrics. My sister is brown but not exactly the fair type so her choice of nude wasn't the greatest. Took me more then a week to talk her into choosing a different colour. As for Katie (her friend) it took less to convince her from going away from another shade of nude.

Nude is in but seriously nude for prom?? BORING. Here is what they wanted and what they actually have... only a tad bit different...

Inspiration to both came from this particular Jenny Packham's dress

Katie's final fabric after a couple of labouring hours in the dye lab

Little sister in this, my choice inspired by Lanvin ss11.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

MODELS! (by The Guest Writer)

The majority of people who are interested in fashion are into it mainly to see what is being worn on the catwalk. Knowing what is being paraded up and down the runway is as important as knowing who is parading up and down the runway to me. Hence, in this post I have created a list of my top ten favourite models...

10. Daria Werbowy
Daria for American Vogue

Daria for Chanel

9. Natalia Vodianova

Natalia on the cover of British Vogue

Natalia for Guerlain Cosmetics

8. Natasha Poly

Natasha walking for Stella McCartney (A/W 2011)

Gucci (A/W 2010)

7. Joan Smalls

Joan for Anna Sui (S/S 2011)

Backstage at D&G (A/W 2011)

6. Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra on the cover of Vogue Mexico

Alessandra in Japanese Vogue

5. Jessica Michibata

4. Deepika Padukone
Deepika for Tissot
Deepika at Cannes Film Festival

3. Liu Wen

Backstage at Dolce & Gabbana (S/S 2011)

Liu for Chanel (A/W 2010)

Liu is the new face of this enormous brand- yay!

2. Sigrid Agren

Sigrid Agren for Rouge Coco Shine Chanel S/S 11 (Video still: Chanel)
Sigrid for Chanel's Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick

Backstage at Valentino (A/W 2011)

Calvin Klein (S/S 2011)

1. Anja Rubik

Stella McCartney (A/W 2011)
Anja with her hot fiance and fellow model Sasha Knezevic for a DKNY perfume

Anja Rubik Model Anja Rubik  walks the runway during the 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2010 in New York City.
Victoria's Secret (2010)

Anja for Vogue Paris

Elie Saab (S/S 2011)
Chanel (A/W 2010)

Anja on the cover of Vogue Latino America

So what do you guys think?
I hope you enjoyed this post and see you next time!
     The Guest Writer.


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