Wednesday, 30 November 2011


Finally I got the chance to go to London and meet him in person. Didn't know what to expect but over all I am very pleased with the meeting. Two inspiring people in one day was ermmm whats the word.... lets say 'aroused' a lot of excitment as I literally couldn't stop smiling. Along with Max, I met Sustika Limbu who is a film student form London (wearing the most amazing coat with raglan sleeves! it looked unusually attractive for womenswear!!). We got talking and Max explained the concept of his upcoming project for the Parcha Exhibition which was ever so captivating. Now feeling a bit gutted I can't make it this coming weekend to see the whole thing as I've already agreed to attend a winter ball at Middle Wallop.

Accessory based on the muse. PVC and cross stitch fabric backpack with magnetic fastenings.

PCV structure on top a collar less blazer. Classic with a modern twist.  

At shepard's bush. I made a shirt for him but forgot to take a picture before handing it over so I guess will have to wait until he uploads it on his lookbook or blog :)

She is the one with the amazing coat. I'd love to show her my collection of silk and cotton scarves!
                   Sustika hopefully next time? x

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Another regret...

I've been keeping myself busy with work and uni work since last Thursday. I keep telling myself 'It's ok' and 'GET OVER IT' but isn't working yet. Cannot stop thinking about these garments from the H&M and Versace collection that was released at 9am last Thursday. I missed it by 10 minutes all in the name of charity. By the time the charity lunch I volunteered to help out at finished EVERYTHING was SOLD OUT :(. It's all on eBay but at ridiculous prices. Did any one get anything?

Fur Waistcoat - £39.99
Pleated Silk skirt - £39.99

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Dhaka Prints

I wore traditional Nepali attire today whilst selling curry for lunch at the camp all for children in need (charity). We made just over £450. The traditional Dhaka print that is well known and worn by all women and girls in Nepal has made its way to the western side of the world.

Reminded me of designer Julian Louie and ALDO's collaboration that had the woven prints on it. Completely different interpretation of the traditional fabric.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011


Soya milk, apple juice and coke for Cel and I on our last lunch together in London. Craving it right now so thought I would look at the pictures instead.

Food was yummy but service was really bad so won't be going there again in future.  

Fried dumplings. Food and clothing are the same, detailed, pleasing to the eye and makes everyone :) :) :)

Tuesday, 15 November 2011


I have no life. Its our formative feedback week and whilst others take time out I'm stuck at home glued onto Illustrator. Experiencing whole body ache due to sitting down for long periods staring at the computer. Hard not to get distracted but finally finished all 8. It took forever mostly because it was my first time. Just wanted to experiment and see whether digital is better then normal but now I can't decide because they are both bloody time consuming and the result isn't exactly amazing.

Avant Garde project- Brief is to base the collection on any movie/s. Watched a few movies and chose to base it on the Corpse Bride. Have any of you watched 'Death in Venice'? I tried, but fell asleep even though all the costumes were so beautiful.

Stuck. Watched the movie twice and took video stills but now don't know where to begin.

Monday, 14 November 2011

On Saturday I ran into town during my 30mins break form work and treated myself to two lipsticks. Both Rimmel, 128 starry-eyed and 04 from the Kate collection. The 128 is more wearable in my opinion as the 04 looks a bit too dark and is hard to pull of for a day look especially around Winchester as it's pretty muted around here.

Went to a friend's birthday celebration and danced all night. Another reason to dress up and relax!

I applied the 128 that night but it looks a lot brighter in the photo. Happy birthday once again Susma! 

Friday, 11 November 2011


Don't know whether any of you have read the vile words that come form Maximus but I think his blog is pretty addictive. Austere is the name of his blog and it some how fits perfectly with his whole look. How do I know this? I chose to have him as my muse and base my inspiration and collection around him i.e. weeks of researching, designing a capsule collection  and finally making one garment and accessory. 
Managed to contact him via facebook so that a photo shoot could be arranged. Now just looking forward to the day and still trying to figure out how and where I should shoot him. 
If your wondering why I chose max, Its all due to his 'panda' look. Check his lookbook and blogspot and you will see what I mean! 

A page from my book, including inspiration for colour palette based on packaging.

Another big inspiration was the Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi. PVC toile for a 3D jacket which didn't work quite as well as I had hoped for but managed to find firmer PVC in Goldhawk road.

Toile of the jacket. My first attempt on men's jackets, however the arms were swinging back a bit so had a fun day mending my master pattern NOT! haha I swear Fashion generates the most waste in the planet. literally even more then cars and other fuel emission. The amount of paper, fabric, time and effort not counting electricity and energy wasted is unbelievable!!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Pin Cushions

We were fortunate to have Patty Glanville (accessories designer for Jasper Conran) come in for tutorials and give us one to one advice on our accessories for the Menswear project. I decided to make a rucksack and she was helpful when it came to figuring out where and how to fasten my bag.

Most amusing part of the whole experience was her pin cushion! Here are a few pictures, apparently she bought it when she first started back in her days.

Had my crit today and now feeling very satisfied with everything. Got few more finishing details to add to the project and then I'll be moving on to the new AVANT GARDE project...

These are the colours I worked with in the menswear project. I'll post the pictures once I get the photo shoot done.

I'm taking time out this weekend to relax a bit before starting again on Monday but this time hopefully I'll get the hang of it and blog a bit more. Time management skills are getting better but not perfect just yet :)

Remembrance day tomorrow hope you will all take out two minutes to pay respect. I was explaining to a few Chinese students that the poppy is there for a meaningful reason as they had the idea that it was the most wanted accessory of the moment.  

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Creative Advertising

OK I realised the last time I posted was more than 3 weeks ago so here is a short one just for the record that I am actually alive. Since my fabric hunt in London I've been pattern cutting, making toiles and repeating the process a zillion times to get the perfect jacket for the current menswear project (which I'm eager to post here but will have to wait as I have no time). I've finally completed the jacket however the lining process awaits. Major crit tomorrow so mega stressed out as I want to complete everything within the time limit. It's surprising how all of a sudden everything feels ever so intense but I'm really enjoying it so won't be complaining. Also everyone in the studios look like zombies. My friend and I have also given up on the pact we made to dress 'well' at least once a week. Cannot wait for life to get to normal pace next week even if its only for a short period.

In between depressing lectures and stressy studio times we all manage to laugh at something or another. Yesterday it was this pen. Great way to advertise in my opinion!

extra large pills from the dental practice belonging to Cel :)
Opens out to be a handy pen. ha ha ha

In between breaks I found time to paint my nails in Barry M metallic silver, reminds me of robots and dustbins. Random.

Going back to my technical drawings now :( got till tomorrow to complete. Will try to post more often as soon as tomorrow is over.


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