Saturday, September 15, 2012

Flowers still on my Mind

In the Autumn Semester of third year (2010!) I wanted to translate flowers into my textiles and thought what better way, than to trap them between two layers of sheer fabric. I went about pressing flowers and arranging them with nylon thread in between silk organza and then some second hand polyester fabric found at reverse garbage. The result was really pretty, feminine, yet mysterious (of how flowers came to lay between fabric sheets and get stuck there). 

I explored this technique in the beginning of my final year collection that is a 90% denim collection that looks to ways of exploring both feminine and masculine elements throughout it. Flowers are commonly associated with women and a representation of feminine.. so mixing delicate, pressed flowers with a tough, masculine weight of denim seemed like a good idea.

Being told it has been seen before and having floral swamping the fashion world right now it could be a smart move to leave this beauty behind even though it keeps playing on my mind... we'll see what the final decision will be!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Went the same colour as my denim vest when I came across this post on the MTV Style site! Thanks guys, and cheers to denim!

OK, it's edging toward the middle of summer and you're kiiinnddaa getting tired of sporting the same ol' hot weather get-ups by now, right? You just need ONE thing to throw on over your summery floral dress or tank and shorts ensemble to give it a fresh new look. Enter in: the denim vest. This standby has been around forever, and right now we are loving it in cool colored versions like a minty green or coral-y pink. We found three bloggers who sported it in THE coolest of ways, so let's check out their ensembles, shall we?
Anisa Young of Young and Seamless
Anisa totally amped up her already-amazing outfit with a bright pink denim vest, and we LOVE that. She wore a black H&M sweater, PacSun tribal print shorts (need!), metallicASOS oxfords, and a bright emerald green bag. But, um, can we talk about that hair? Ombre perfection!
Sarah Elizabeth of Borrowed Jewel
It's OK to be jealous of Sarah because we are too. We dig her vintage-y cool style and adoration for thrifting. Here she wears a crimson Levi's denim vest, white tank, vintage black cutoff Levi's shorts, studded wedges and black belt. To finish her look, she tied her hair up in a side-knotted bandana paired with a red pout.
Mayo Wo of Mellow Mayoness
It's hard not to fall in love with Mayo's super girly style, which is displayed in its FULL glory in this ensemble. She wore a mint green Romwe vest as a shirt (smart!) paired with a layered pink and peach tutu. The best part, though, HAS to be the printed lion socks she wore with matching mint green ankle strap shoes. SO. AMAZING.
Editor's note: MTV Style is obsessed with style blogs that show off your outfits. Every Thursday, we pick our favorite looks from the week and show them off here. 

*All above pics. and writing were taken directly from MTV Style


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