Category Archives: Fashion

jean paul gaultier

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Have you been to the Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition at the NGV? It’s on until February next year, you have plenty of time, but don’t miss out. And you probably have to go more than once, just so you can take it all in.

 

Above is a collage I made of a few illustrations I drew from the exhibition.

 

Jx

 

an i hate my life moment

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As you probably know from the title I’m gong to tell you about an I hate my life moment. I think I was being modest when I typed ‘moment’, because it’s more like moments.

 

What happened? I went to Tessuti to buy my fabric for my collection and IT WASN’T THERE!!! WAHHHHH :((((((((((((((((

It was meant to be just like the one in the photo (which is the one I had to buy) except instead of the beige-y/creamy colour, it was black.

I am so mad at myself for not going to buy it earlier. But it’s too late. It’s gone. I just didn’t think anyone would buy it all. I just needed three metres to make my menswear jacket. The problem is that the outfits I had planned and the colours i had planned will not match with these colours. I had already bought the jersey knit fabric for the tunic that’s meant to go under this jacket and it’s like a taupe colour, and was meant to have black leggings with it. Those items in those colours will look like crap with this colour for the jacket. The black would have worked perfectly.

 

Now I have 4 metres of black jersey that I might have no purpose for. I thought of choosing other fabrics for my collection, but it’s too late, there is no time for that. I am so worried that it’s all going to look like crap. I am so worried that I just thought maybe I should justΒ drop out. But I can’t do that. I have already invested so much time and money in this. I have sacrificed so much to be doing what I am doing and to be where I am. The pressure is totally killing me right now. And it is all because I didn’t go and buy my fabric when I should have.

 

Moral of the story guys, don’t wait until the last minute to buy your fabric.

Lesson learned too late by me. Wish me luck.

 

Jx

 

 

 

donatella versace’s ice bucket challenge video

 

There are some people who make me laugh so much all the time and i love them for that. One of these people is Donatella Versace.

I watched Donatella’s Ice Bucket Challenge on the Versace Instagram account a few weeks ago and I just keep watching it. Seriously, it is so funny. I love her!!

 

Some funny-fabulous person wrote up everything she says and that is just as funny as the video, here, look:

 

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comme des garcons

 

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This here is the Comme Des Garcons Spring 2015 Collection.

 

I’ve been keeping myself super busy with creating these boards and illustrations using illustrator. I’ve found this is a really great way to remember each collection and also identify the silhouettes and specific details of each collection as well.

I basically start off with collecting all the images and putting them in order of how they appear on the runway, and then I pick out all the colours I can see in the collection and then finish off with the sketches.

 

Comme Des Garcons is always one of my favourites, the designs are so original, creative, and detailed, it’s so amazing.

 

Jx

 

 

 

mecca x the row

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Every couple of weeks I like to treat myself to a new nail colour. I have always loved painting my nails. I feel like it’s a really subtle form of self expression and also a nice way to add some colour to your look.

Today I chose Mecca Cosmetica-Artistry Nail Polish-Volumina. It would look excellent with this dress from The Row Spring 2015 Collection.

Jx

 

credits: photo from style.com. illustration by me, (nail polish and water colour).

Links:

The Row Spring 2015

Mecca Cosmetica

comme inspired

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I think I forgot to mention that in January I got a job as an assistant designer with a menswear suiting company.Β yay me !. It has been super, it has been fun, I have been learning so much, and I especially love that it is based in Fitzroy. Fitzroy is such a cool place. There is so much going on, so many cool stores, cool cafes, restaurants, and the people, such a cool mixed bag of personalities.

The studio we work in is on the second level and we can look down onto Smith St, it’s so fun people watching. There are also regulars that you look out for and super fashion people that you always want to catch a glimpse of just to see what they’re wearing on that day.

My favourite place to go to for coffee and to hang out is De Clieu. The coffee is superb, the food is delish (especially the muesli) and the coolest people go there. When I was there the other day I saw this really cool Japanese couple walk in and order takeaway coffee. I wanted to stare at them, but I didn’t want them to see me staring. The woman had a Rei Kawakubo hair style, they both wore Comme Des Garcons looking clothing which probably is comme des garcons, the guy had the cooolest glasses. I was so inspired by them, that I texted my brother to tell him about them and as soon as I got to work I told the design team about them. Which was interesting because they knew exactly who I was talking about! How about that! They told me that the couple own their own store on Gertrude street called Ess Laboratory and that they have a cute child with the same haircut as the mum.

I totally stalked them online, and will go visit the store in the next week! Anyway, above are some sketches I did, the first is of my De Clieu takeaway coffee that I sketched without looking at the page. And below that is a sketch I did of the ESS Laboratory couple I saw in De Clieu.

In an attempt to draw more I have started carrying around my sketch book with me, and using it as a journal to sketch and document my world. It’s actually super fun! I will try to share as much of is as I can!

Enjoy your Sunday!

Jx

Links

De Clieu

Comme Des Garcons

ESS Laboratory

The Kawabata’s

Rei Kawakubo