I had a good day at uni yesterday, I spent all morning doing more research and creating a moodboard and then had a really good chat with Tracey in the afternoon to discuss my proposal. After we visited the Natural History Museum on New Years Day, I felt really inspired by all the colours and shapes of insects, plants and the sea; I decided this would be a really good theme for my FMP. Long-term my plan is to set up my own childrenswear business and for this reason, I had planned that my entire collection for my FMP would be childrenswear. I discussed this with Tracey in the afternoon and she said her only issue was that she didn’t think that I would fully be able to push myself technically and show off my pattern cutting skills if I only did childrenswear. This had been a concern of mine as well, so we have decided that it will primarily be a childrens collection but with some womenswear as well, giving me a chance to challenge myself more technically. It also means that I will be able to create some darker, edgier designs that I may not have been able to do if I were not doing any womenswear. Plus I’ll be able to make one of them to fit me, yayyyyy!!!!!!! I bought an amazing sketchbook for my research too, I’ve been at work today but planning on spending the rest of my weekend on it; the sooner my research is done the sooner I can get designing.
This was the outfit I wore to uni, the dress and the shoes are really old. I rediscovered the dress when I reorganised my wardrobe last week!
Dress and Belt: River Island
I went out for tea last night, a fish supper at Loch Fyne yummy yummy yum. A quick change into my Kate Moss for Topshop playsuit and some vintage beads and off I went:
Playsuit: Kate Moss for Topshop
Sorry for looking rather miserable in the photos today, still full of cold. I have retreated back to my bed to write this post and to carry on with uni work; I’m reading a fashion theory journal on uniform during the first World War. I wanted to do some sampling for the Structural Silhouettes brief but we’ll see how it goes…
Coat: River Island
Skirt: River Island this was a bargain, star buy for only £12!!
Knitted faux-fur waistcoat: Topshop
Beads: Vintage (curtesey of my mum)
Ring: Dorothy Perkins
Once again, apologies for looking so miserable; Dave assures me these were actually the more cheerful ones!!!
Today’s outfit is chosen as it wouldn’t stick to my new tattoo, the dress is absolutely ancient but I love it and the thick boyfriend cardi was an essential today as it was freezing and I had bare legs!!!
I just had to post this picture, Bracken loves to try and get in the photo everyday so I thought it was about time I put one up!
And this is a close up of my tattoo…
I love it so very very much, isn’t it beautiful??? The guys at Stained Class are all amazingly talented, once again a big thank you to Jimbo 🙂
Outfit is as follows:
Dress: Topshop (years and years ago)
So, not a very exciting outfit today and not what I would normally wear on a wet and windy day. But I had to wear something where my thigh was exposed as I had a new tattoo today by Jimbo at Stained Class, I love it but you’re going to have to wait till tomorrow to see as Dave had to go straight off to rugby when I got home. Anyhow, this is what I wore:
Whole outfit: Topshop
Today was my first day back at uni, we didn’t really do anything other than enrol. Nice to see people after a long summer off though and the perfect opportunity to wear my dress that I finished making yesterday: my mum bought me a 1950s vintage dress for my birthday and I love it so much that I worked out the pattern and made this version myself.
Dress: Made by me!! Inspired by a 1950s vintage number
Cardigan: Topshop sale!
Shoes: Office, these are one of my oldest and also one of my favourites.
My boyfriend Dave is my photographer 🙂