Now that is is Christmas break from Uni, I have been busy shopping for presents and wrapping them. Planning Christmas dinner and getting rather excited about the presents that are sitting under our tree. I love it when I have a full day or even an afternoon off from the world so that I can watch some of my favourite movies.
'10 things I hate about you'
'The Virgin Suicides'
'Never Been Kissed'
I love these films, I love British movies but there is something about American High School movies that I just love. These movies make me so happy!
The other day whilst I was updating my CV, I was thinking about interviews and the questions that are asked during the session. When I applied for Uni and got an interview, they asked 'What is your favourite Designer?' I immediately spat out 'LUELLA'. Now, I know that the brand Luella is no longer showcasing on the London catwalks but I really wish it was. The style was pretty much what I want my style to be. A mixture of girly and geeky, party and witchcraft. It was super sweet with a punk edge and I just adore it.
Going through old sketchbooks and scrapbooks I found my wee section on Luella and I just had to share my three favourite images that I found on We Heart It.
What are your favourite Designers past or present?
Mid way through Springtime this year, I came across someone's blog (forgive me for forgetting) and they were showing their new diary and I instantly had to have it. At that time of year it was sold out and you could understand why. It was that beautiful and charming. This year I jumped on it when it was released and I got it this week in the post. I would like to introduce you to FRANKIE!
It may not look like much from the cover, but wait until you see the inside!
Each month has a different hand drawn pattern for the background and it is just so sweet.
It even has two pages designed specifically for list making - perfect for me!
And just incase you feel like travelling or making a long distance phone call...
I love it! It is from Australia and cost about $30, which is about £20. My boyfriend reckons that is a lot for a diary, but for something as sweet as this, I could not resist it!
In my previous post, I briefly mentioned how the ocean was making a big influence on the Spring/Summer collections that have been showcasing in the fashion world. Here is another designer who uses many beautiful images to create digital printed garments in her collection and it is known to my boyfriend how much I appreciate and LOVE Mary Katrantzou. Mary's designs are just breath taking to me and I love everything she creates. The bold colours used in this collection stand out and look fantastic beside one another, creating great depth into the piece. From afar it may appear to be a clever form of colour blending, but on closer inspection it is images of fishes and sea life that make this piece stand out from the crowds.
The above collection is by Emanuel Ungaro for Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection and it is clear to see that the oceans and its sea life is to thank for this stunning collection. I scanned through the collection choosing my favourite pieces and as you can see from the above images, that was a hard decision to make as they were all so beautiful. My absolute favourite piece is the final photo above, it looks like fish scales that have been worn away from the flesh. The colours work well against each other and that colour of red is just amazing! I will definitely be looking for more sea under the sea inspired pieces for my wardrobe.