Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Charity Shop Chic

For our recent assignment at University we were split into groups and allocated a charity shop in Aberdeen from the shop we had to create an outfit using just £10 and this will be then shown as an exhibition alongside the other groups outfits. My group were selected to uses the Cancer Research stores, there are three in Aberdeen which allowed us to have far more choice in clothing. Using our £10 we purchased the white blouse shown in the photos for £4, it is a size 22 and we decided to model and show it as a dress. The group also bought a small bag shown again in the photos for just £2 and today we revisited the charity shop and bought a scarf for £4 to complete the outfit.

We dressed our blouse for different looks and occasions to emphasise that you can wear things in so many different ways, show about is our festival look. We teamed the blouse and bag with  a pair of wellies, hat and sunglasses for a laid back approach.

Here we simply added heels and a black blazer which are both basic items but totally change the look.

I will post some new photos later in the week of the other styles and looks.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Sunny Days

Over the past few weeks Scotland has had some lovely days of sunshine which is rather strange for this time of year as usually it would be snowing. Despite the fact that I have far too much work to do for University I have been making the most of the lovely days. Here are a few photos from a recent trip to one of my favorite parks in Aberdeen.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Paper Dress

During this semester at University we are studying fashion construction and technology which involves looking at fabrics, garment patterns, stitching etc. As a way to get us to see how difficult it can be to work with certain materials our lecture had us make dresses from paper. It was a really interesting task, we had an hour to make our dresses and were in groups of three and four.

It was a difficult task, firstly deciding on a design took some time, I'm not the biggest fan of fringing but I feel that it turned out well on our dress. Trying to fit the paper to the mannequin without it ripping also proved to be challenging. 

Once we had finished our designs the group then had to chose a celebrity to wear our dress. Our celebrity for our dress was Halle Berry as we believe it was similar to outfits she has previously worn. The dresses will be on display for a few weeks and then we will be designing new ones from materials such as wool, silk and cotton again to let us see what the materials are like to work with.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

A Good Catch Up

It has been a while now since I last posted so I thought while I had some time I would fill you in on whats been going on in my life. I have now started back at University and I must say the early mornings are not going down well at all. I have already missed a few lectures from sleeping in and purely being too tired to actually get out of bed. My work is already mounting up with the deadlines getting closer but I will do my best to post as often as possible.

Two weekends ago I decided to squeeze in a weekend visit home to see all my friends before work for University became to hectic as I mentioned in my last post. It was so great to see everyone after such a long time, we ordered take out and had a good catch up over too many bottles of wine. I thought I would share a couple of my favortie photos from the evening out of the myself and one of my close friends Emily took.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Down On The Farm

I decided to go home for the weekend and visit all my friends while I have little work to do at University so here are a couple of photos I took while at home on the farm, it was rather dull and cloudy outside so the best I could do was to photograph one of the calves inside. I know cows are definitely not fashion related like the rest of my blog but my photography is mostly a general mix of everything and I hope that my readers like the photos anyway.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Back to University

After having a lovely time off from university it is unfortunately time to go back, from studying my timetable for this semester I have discovered that this is possibly were the hard work starts not just at university but also for myself. With lots of early mornings and long days I will have to start getting up incredibly early and to be honest I have no idea how I will manage it, lots of cups of coffee will be definitely be needed.

I have spent the past month or so staying at my boyfriends flat but today I packed up my things and moved back into my flat. Its not the nicest place on earth to be but staying in student accommodation in your first year is the best way to make new friends so I have had to learn to live with seven other flat mates, the dirty dishes, unbelievably small rooms and awful decor.

So lets hope that I manage to complete the rest of the year without missing too many morning classes.  

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Monday, 24 January 2011

Black Swan

I have had a rather busy weekend of planning and organising surprises for a friends twenty first birthday, on Friday however I made time to take a trip to the cinema for the release of the Black Swan a ballet thriller by Darren Aronofsky. 

Having always loved going to watch the ballet from a young age it was interesting to see a different way of portraying dance. The film gave a great insight into the ballet world and showed how much competition and determination there is amongst the ballet dancers.

Overall I loved the entire film, it really kept you on edge and made me squirm in places but the part I loved the most from the entire film was the amazing costumes which many of were designed and created by Rodarate. The sisters designed 40 of the costumes seen in the film including the one seen above worn by Natalie Portman. The costumes were exquisite and simply stunning and I would defiantly recommend this film to everyone!

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