Saturday, October 30, 2010

Estoy Con La Banda

My life is flashing past at the moment..every waking hour I wish I was in bed! But it's very exciting, if somewhat ridiculously exhausting! I'm still on track to have worked over 80 days back to back before I get a single day off, and it's getting pretty stressful the closer we get to Christmas and ultimately, January when I leave for LA!
This week I've been designing for my placement and at Topshop..there was a staff competition going on to re-design the uniform t-shirt which I entered very last minute just for fun..and managed to come joint 1st runner up! I won a Topshop voucher for it, and apparently my design goes up on a board somewhere which they showed in our briefing yesterday morning.

So, my family have been in Spain this week and so brought me home a Spanish Vogue..this is my favourite editorial from the November issue.

Great editorial with some really cool knitwear.

Ps. I'm working the Kate Moss launch on Monday night for her final collection for Topshop! Apparently she's DJ'ing and also dancing in the window displays?!

Images courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Red October


Images courtesy of Face Hunter.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Blogging is likely to be a little sparse over the coming months due to the fact I'm currently on placement Monday - Thursday, then picking up shifts at Topshop Friday - Sunday, so literally no days off til Christmas!
I've just started interning at a textile agency in Old Street that design lingerie, nightwear and loungewear for John Lewis, River Island, New Look, La Senza as well as French companies Galleries Lafayette and Chantelle.
I've drawn up around 100 designs already, and this week my most exciting task was for Chantelle's Autumn/Winter 2011 collection. Obviously due to copyright reasons I can't post my design ideas, but it's a really exciting project and I can't wait to see the samples!

Image courtesy of Couturesnob.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Ce qui se produit à Paris?

As always, Galliano was a clear favourite (and always will be!), alongside Viktor & Rolf, Issey Miyake and Alexis Mabille. I was however, slightly disappointed with Ricardo Tisci and even Decarnin. Givenchy just didn't inspire me like it usually does, and whilst I love the toughed up punk version of Christophe Decarnin's newest offering, I couldn't help but feel the cut & shaping was just so similar to previous seasons.

Phoebe Philo was, as usual absolutely spot on with the cut & styling this season. Love the simplicity yet complex cut going on at Celine for S/S 2011.

But surprisingly, this season, it's actually Watanabe that's stolen the show(s) for me. The twisted nautical theme has such an original feel to does he always manage to do that?

Sheer genius in every sense. Deconstructionist cuts never cease to amaze me.

Also; not usually being a massive fan of the typical Italian designers..(Cavalli and Versace excluded!), having just written a press release for Armani, I have to say I was quite inspired by the Femme Bleue theme!

Images courtesy of Style.