Rediscovered my Deena + Ozzy patent gold boots this morning. They are so shiny and pretty, I wore them with fur trimmed socks and I think it looks really cute.
Jacket: New Look
Leggings: River Island
Fur Trimmed Socks: Topshop
Boots: Deena+Ozzy, Urban Outfitters
So I went a little bit gothic with my make up today, as close to dressing up doe Halloween as I got really. I’ve got sweets but secretly hoping we get no trick or treaters so that I can eat them myself! Completely shattered today; I was awake most of the night stressing out about uni and just as I got to sleep, Bracken woke me up by being sick on my bedroom floor. Between the two of us we’ve been feeling really sorry for ourselves this morning. But he seems much better this afternoon, his tails wagging again and I’ve settled on my proposal for my main project. We’re having an early night tonight and we’ll be back on top of the world tomorrow.
My plan for this morning was to work on some final designs from my favourite initial ones, but I haven’t liked anything that I’ve drawn as much as the initial ones!!! So I decided to put that to one side for a few days, until I’m back at uni and can go through them with my tutor. I have plenty to keep me busy anyway, I urgently need to start working out how to use the pleating attachment for my sewing machine or I’m going to have serious problems! Looking at the instructions it shouldn’t be too difficult but I need to test how long a piece of fabric can be before it loses the pleating. I also need to find a silk mixed with a manmade fibre (one of my mentors has suggested rayon or viscose), this is for the really long lengths that I want sunray pleated.
I’m feeling very pleased with myself, I’ve finished my business plan for Start Up Planning and Promotion (I think anyway!!). It’s only supposed to be a draft, but I’ve put so much research and work into it that I’m really hoping that there isn’t going to be a great deal that I need to change. I have a lot of internet research saved on my laptop to print when I’m in uni on Monday, it wouldn’t surprise me if I’ve filled a lever-arch file.
Onto today’s outfit, Dave said I looked like I was off the Tribe today (awesome kids programme we both used to watch)! I like to think I looked a bit edgier (and classier!) than that, though with my ear cuff and new Topshop eye crayon, tribal warrior had been the look I was aiming for:
I was wearing a bodycon dress but don’t feel it was right for the rest of the look, I think I just want a black oversized t-shirt dress and military boots.
Ear Cuff: Style Hurricane
Eye Crayon in Zephyr: Topshop
It’s been a strange day today, I’ve got a lot achieved that I’m really pleased with but also had a bit of a crisis of confidence this afternoon over my designs. Think I’m ok about things now, I still have a lot more designs to do before I settle on the final ones anyway. When Tracey looked at the childrens designs I had done so far she said I should take into consideration whether it is suitable to have them gathered at the waist when children don’t have much of a shape. But I think it should be ok, a few of the designers that I take inspiration from have dresses that have gathering at the waist and models are going to be around 8 years old which is the age that the basic block alters anyway. I’m going to redraw the designs I have with a dropped waistline and a higher waistline to give me the option of what that would look like too and then decide for sure. I’ve been so shattered today, I think I let things get on top of me a bit but I’ve had a better evening; got lots done and ready for an early-ish night tonight.
I’ve been trying not to spend much money lately but these boots were too much of a bargain to resist. I popped into town yesterday to buy some new pens and saw them in Topshop: reduced to £15 (and they are real leather) I thought it would be foolish not to buy them!! I’ve also been wanting to feature my beautiful Style Hurricane Ear Cuff for over a week now, I wanted to get a nice arty shot of it but me and Dave have been to snowed under with uni stuff to do a decent shoot. I’ll try and get some better pictures soon but I just had to show you how beautiful it is.
I have featured this top before but have never shown the back of it, silly really cuz that’s the reason I bought it in the first place!
Ear Cuff: Style Hurricane
Fringe insert top: Topshop
Leggings: Urban Outfitters – I’m still in love with these, they’re so velvetty 🙂
Faux fur snow leopard coat: River Island