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Sunday, 7 August 2011

GO back in time this autumn/winter 2011-12. Leave fashion's summer obsession with the Seventies and look to Sixties style icons Mary Quant, Twiggy and Julie Christie to inspire your new season look.

Burberry Prorsum

Mods are back as the Sixties comeback hits the trend agenda
•Look to Bottega Veneta or Jean Paul Gaultier for a sophisticated take on ladylike dressing with a retro spin

•Go for fabrics that will hold their shape in shift dresses and two-piece skirt suits

•Head to Prada for graphic-print pinafores and to Burberry for winter coats with perfectly sloped shoulders

•Wear with knee-high boots or pretty pointed court shoes

Bottega Veneta


Bottega Veneta


jill sander

Monday, 13 June 2011

Henna Happy Helen

More Photos from Wales

This was helarious. Dug a massive hole- mike, my brother is almost standing :')

posing 2k11

Ruby Davisonnnnn!

Some cute ass piks of my pooch at the cottage in Wales :)

7 Days in the sun

The other day me and Ross finally got our clothing label '7 days in the sun' online. Visit! And shop the summer 2011 collection! More designs coming soon. Below is me modeling a rad top of ourssssss. Happy Days

Twiggy painting- ink and water

Recently started my A2 Fashion and Textiles unit 3 module. Picked the 1960's as my theme and here I have painted Twiggy (a major fashion icon of the ear) using ink and water onto card... happy to be doing a theme im actually interested in for once!

Monday, 16 May 2011


Here are photographs of my unit 2, 5 hour exam. The exam question i chose was 'Contrasting Materials' and then i brought in recycled materials inspired by the work of Janet Cooper, i am happy with my design and am looking forward to my final AS grade! :) 

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Gadgets that never quite took off!

Heres a few gadgets that didn't take off! The images and text on this artical are taken from a news feed through but i thought it was interesting!

The Sinclair C5 is one of the iconic gadgets of the 1980s – for all the wrong reasons. Sir Clive Sinclair, inventor of the ZX Spectrum, came unstuck with his single-person electric vehicle, which immediately became the subject of ridicule when launched in 1985. It's not hard to see why. The vehicle's lack of gears, low height and top speed of just 15 miles per hour meant using it on the road was a recipe for disaster. The fact that it was open to the elements in a country renowned for its rain didn't help matters, either. In the end only 12,000 units were sold.


The average British person watches over four hours of television a day, so you'd imagine we'd be keen to squeeze in a couple more whenever possible. But watching your favourite show on a large flatscreen set is a vastly different experience to squinting at ant-sized actors as they emote away on a tiny 1.5" screen. That might explain why the TV wrist watch gadget failed to take off. Today smartphones satisfy most people's mobile viewing requirements, so the TV wrist watch is unlikely to make a comeback.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, when the public were still getting their heads around the new-fangled 'interweb', numerous gadgets that claimed to unlock its potential appeared. The CueCat, a cat-shaped handheld barcode reader, was just such a device. After plugging it into the PS/2 keyboard port the user could open a link to any website simply by scanning a barcode. In theory these special barcodes would be printed in magazines, or even on the side of products. In practice nobody wanted to access the web in such a fiddly manner.

Although washing up, hovering and dusting all come high on our list of worst household chores, ironing definitely tops it. For us, and millions of others who can't stand the thought of being stuck behind an ironing board, the Siemens Dressman should be a dream come true. This gadget can iron a freshly washed shirt in seconds – it even shapes and presses them as well. Why is not a massive success then? Well the price for one: €1000 is a bit steep. And unless you only wear shirts, you'll still have to iron the creases out of the rest of your clothes.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

A level Examssss

I am currently smack bang in the middle of doign my a levels! dosnt help that i bloody took 5 subjects! ive had to work so hard this year so that i can only do 3 a levels next year so i can work extra hard on them!

Other news...
i cant believe osama biladen has been killed!
i wrote a status saying...
Obama: i got 99 problems but binladen aint 1

my phone contract runs out soon! i have a nokia express music touch screen phone with unlimited texts and 400 minutes and unlimited internet, its has been a really good phone but i cant wait to get the i phone 4. i am saving up my moniesss and sellin gmy ipod to get it hahah :)

Tuesday, 26 April 2011


after much thought and doubt i finally dip died my hair red myself, only cost a fiver ;) let me know what y'all thinkkkk

Dip dye Hairstyles

i really like soem image sthat i have found of dipdye hairstyles, my hair is a natural medium blonde colour at the moment but i have a £5 off tony and guy voucher and really feel like havign a change of hair colour/style, what do you think? Comment Below xxxxxxxx

Monday, 25 April 2011

Spring/Summer Trend 2011- 60s dress / full skirt: women's trend

The 1960's dress trend, what is it really all about?
In this entry i intend to cover the '60s influences that i am a big fan of, and in particular the early '60s ladylike dressing that flowed on from the late 1950s.
...Say hello to fuller figures and longer hemlines this season as the skirt and dress silhouettes of the late '50s / early '60s swing their way back onto the scene as a 2011 fashion trend.
Full '60s dress at Louis Vuitton A/W 2010

Dress Styles
1) Full skirts:
meaning the '60s housewife look, think Betty Draper: the overflow of '50s prom style dresses into '60s day wear. Full, below-the-knee circle skirts, cinched in waists, and prim, proper styling.

•Look to Louis Vuitton and Prada who both put ladylike full skirts on their runways for the Fall 2010 season, particularly in heavier fabrics like wool blends.
•For Spring 2011 look to bright, fresh colours and pastels, and prints like florals or stripes (see Jayson Brunsdon Spring 2010 for some great examples).

2)The granny skirt
No, that wasnt one big typing error, longer, usually gathered or pleated, often with a ruffled hem, the granny skirt is as it sounds: a young take on grandma dressing. It falls rather than puffs out too much and is more understated - think sixties office girl. If I'm to stick with the Mad Men analogy, this is the style you'd more likely spot on Peggy Olsen. The key to pulling off this look today is to either make it completely effortless, or surprisingly sexy.

•Avoid looking dowdy by pairing with a fitted top; or sex it up with a sheer blouse.
•For an authentic look pair with flats or dainty kitten heels. To modernise, stick with a pair of high heels.
•Sweeten it up with a pair of little bobby socks under shoes a la Marc Jacobs (see the inspiration gallery).
Full skirt at Louis Vuitton, A/W 2010
3)The bombshell: sheath skirts and dresses
A straight cut sheath or pencil skirt is the ultimate in creating a 1960s hourglass shape - not only cinching in the waist, but clinging to the hips as well. Think Man Men bombshell Joan Holloway
•Look for skirts that are straight, high waisted, below knee with a kick pleat or slit at the back.
•You can also look for fitted sheath dresses. These are great sleeveless or with classic three-quarter sleeves.
•The peg-top skirt is another alternative - full at the waist with small darts or pleats, and tapering narrowly to the hem.

Sheath dress at L'Wren Scott, S/S 2010

Accessorising a '60s ladylike look
If you want to stick with the theme, here are a few traditional ways of accessorising a '60s look that can still work today:

•Ladylike kitten heels.
•Bold red lipstick for a bombshell look or soft pink for a vintage belle.
•Cats-eye glasses.
•'60s accessories: a wide, waist-cinching belt; a leather clutch in candy-store pastels; gloves; a classic headscarf.
•Hair worn sultry and '60s sex kitten, or swept up into a beehive.
See the inspiration gallery for more styling ideas

Modernising the '60s look
As well as the points already mentioned, there are plenty of other ways to bring the late '50s / early '60s silhouettes into the now. Here are just a few.

•Follow Dries Van Noten's lead for the ultimate in effortless modernising of the '60s full skirt. Throw over a boyfriend blazer with a turned up collar, or a souchy sporty sweat top, and slip on a pair of on-trend sunglasses.
•Try the same silhouettes but with a shorter hemline, such as above the knee or shorter.
•Add a pair of knee high socks that can just be seen below the hemline.
•Look for pieces in fabrics like leather or sheer tulle for an edgy update on the look.
•Pair a full '60s skirt or sheath skirt with a cropped top, exposing a little midriff.
•Wear with one of the more modern 2010 hair trends like a messy topknot or effortless side braid.
Modern take on the full skirt at Dries van Noten, A/W 2010


Lotta love for Lucy in disguise

As much as i love lily allen for her music, i think she has made a really good go of setting up her own retail label with her sister in there shop in london.

the idea of renting disigner clothes is fabulous and i cant believe it hasnt already been done...

the three episodes of the tv program 'lily allen: riches to rags' was great to see just how challenging setting up and managing your own buisness can be and also the long hours and avoiding debt!

i really want to visit the store which is located just off oxford st. in london, somebody take me to london this summer!

Monday, 18 April 2011

NEWish lookbook blog

Room Decoration **in progress!**

the easter holidays have finally came around! which means after waitingg sooo many years i now have time to decorate my bedroom to destroy the grose, vile discusting pink walls!

i decided to change my very stained not-so-cream-anymore carpet for dark oak flooring whith ivory cream walls with white borders, floral curtains and green as a bold contrasting colour...

My dog Ruby wasn't much help in the process of decoration!...

Thursday, 24 February 2011


ive always thought that i wanted a tattoo but i know its a HUGE decision as theyre with you for life. ive always liked the idea of writing and having something that actually means something to you as its always with you on your body. i like the idea of having something not so visable also but optionally visable else why get it done.. a girl came into the dress shop the other day and was trying on prom dresses she had a tattoo of a cross on the back of her neck and i immediatly loved it. looked abit like this...
i think its really stylish but would want it with better shading. here i have edited a different styled cross onto a photo of the back of my own neck...
i always have the option of wearing my hair down and it not beeing seen! i think it would look ace with t shirts and stuff just above the top of them. although i would never get one untill im 18 and my fam would proberly fall out with me as they cant stand them! but its something i really think i will have one day. im going to look back at this design in a few months and see if i still like it and if i dont, thank god...