Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Caught on a branch

Heigha and Hatta

Printed & dyed, bleeding into one.

This jumpsuit and I fought wars and I'm pretty sure the jumpsuit won most of them.

Except for the final battle, in which I totally claimed victory.

Images by Louella and Billie Pleffer.

Cat Walk

I have my first ever fashion parade tonight! Launch My Label in Sydney.
I have hardly slept a wink, and am still sewing finishing touches. (Note: last minute sewing=not very straight lines. Hopefully the lights are so bright you can't see my dodgy stitching...)

Wish me luck!!!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

here we go again

I have collars on my mind again. I have been brainstorming a way to using up some of my excess digitally printed fabric in a collaristic way.

These leather goodies just blew my mind, they're amazingly sculptural and dramatic.

There is kind of an element of car tyre about them... But so much cooler.

Leather accessories by Stephanie Macdonald-Walker

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Adios University

Tomorrow I hand in my final ever university assignment.

I am a bit emotional. I'm not sure who I'll be if not a Fashion Student.
It's been fun, uni. I have extremely fond memories.
But now, it is time to say good bye.

And Hello to the real world.


I fell asleep beneath the flowers

To keep the suspense (and my computer happy) I'm going to show off our photo shoot bit by bit.
This was the first look we shot, and the first look I finished making. It also happens to be the one I'm most excited about wearing after I get it all marked and paraded.

Run, Sun Warrior, Run!

Images by Louella and Billie Pleffer

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

oh, and the Frida Kahlo:

As worn by gorgeous model, Lauren, from Chadwick's.

Through the clover

Sneak peak at the fashion film "Alice" we've been working on today. We're all sunburnt, exhausted, but happy. Tomorrow up at the crack of dawn (literally) to capture the sunrise, then friday for the sunset.
Full photo shoot, film and credits to come.
All you need to know now is that everyone working on this film is outstandingly talented and positive and makes everything such a joy.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Hey Frida

Tuesday's project: Frida Kahlo headdress.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Washing day

I finally dip-dyed my shaggy dress after weeks of procrastinating.

I am NOT looking forward to piecing it back together like the world's hardest jigsaw puzzle.

I like how it kinda looks like an art installation hanging on my clothesline.
Just don't tell mum I dyed it in the kitchen...


Who is the sun warrior? Commander of the shaddows, queen of Through The Looking Glass.

It is she who rustles the weeds on a still day. It is she who you see out of the corner of your eye.
Don't look too closely. She exists only in fragments and in the flakes of rust from a piece of abandoned machinery.

Who is the sun warrior?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Coffee Break

Meet Jebediah, Aussie rock band from the 90s who are making a comeback:

They are the latest band I get to unleash my costume skills on.
All I know so far is "Superhero Costumes" and finding this old clip of theirs, I hope I get to make more like the silver suit here.

What's funniest is that I wasn't planning on seeking employment after I finished my degree. But employment finds me.
In this case, I was standing in a tiny video editing room drinking coffee, and all of a sudden I have a job.

They said it was going to be hard.

When's my bubble gonna burst?