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October 5, 2014

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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. 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

fashion photoshop and kanye

September 23, 2014

 

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More experimentation with Photoshop. So fun. Still using Thom Browne Fall 2013 RTW, because, why not, it’s so fucking amazing.

My favourite album at the moment is Kanye West Presents Good Music Cruel Summer. I watched Kanye when he was on tour in Melbourne and he is all I’ve been listening to lately. What are you listening to?

Jx

 

 

 

 

the row s2015

September 15, 2014

 

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One of my top looks from NYFW S2015 was the one above from The Row. The image above on the left is from from style.com and the one on the left is my illustration.

 

The Row is a label I am falling more and more in love with each season.

Just in case you weren’t aware, the designers at The Row are Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. They named it “The Row” after Savile Row in London. Mary Kate and Ashely explain the label as being; “…refined, minimal luxury that is wearable. …everything tailored to your body…”

 

Jx

 

Links:

- Video interview with Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

- The Row S2015 on Style.com

- The Row Website

- About Savile Row, London

 

 

 

 

 

Nike Tech Pack Studio – Melbourne

September 2, 2014

 

 

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I was lucky enough to attend the launch of the Nike Tech Pack Studio yesterday and was super excited about it. Nike has always been my go to brand for sportswear as far back as I can remember.

The Tech Pack Studio is a popup space that is open from 01.09.2014 – 14.09.2014 two weeks and it is to celebrate the anniversary of the Nike Tech Pack innovative apparel range.

The studio is at 325 Collins street Melbourne, basically just look for the neon Nike sign and go down to the basement. The space is super attractive, it is also fit out with a retail store and a cafe. Amazing.

 

Some of the events that are being held at the studio are:

- Intimate Style Sessions

- Innovators Workshop

- Nike Urban Run

- Nike Training Club

and on Wednesday 3 September 2014 there will be a Nike Sports Runway which you shouldn’t miss.

I will put the links at the bottom of the page, and if you’re interested be quick to sign up because it looks like the spaces are filling up fast!

 

Jx

 

( images supplied by AMPR )

 

Links

- Studio Schedule and Event Registration

- Nike Tech Pack Apparel

- Nike Sportswear Runway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

roman holiday illustrations

August 27, 2014

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I watched Roman Holiday tonight so I could remind myself of what ‘Anja’ gets up to on her day off from being a princess. It is part of some research that I am doing for my design concept.

I giggled so many times, the character of the princess who is played by Audrey Hepburn is so cute and so funny.

 

The drawings above where created by me, I drew them with pencil, then outlined in fineliner and added colour using photoshop. I was originally going to leave them in black and white, but I actually like them better with colour.

 

The reason I watched Roman Holiday, and have outlined the above sequences is because I am exploring the idea or the concept of a ‘flaneuse’. Some meanings of a flaneuse are;

- a person who walks the city in order to experience it

- aimless idle behaviour

- in order to engage in flaneri, one must not have anything too definite in mind

- a flaneuse is a detached pedestrian given to observing and commenting on milieu – critically and analytically to be sure but not without bemusement, even fondness.

 

So, now you can see how the character is totally a flaneuse. I think I am also quite the flaneuse. Are you?

 

Jx

so much love

August 25, 2014

CLICK HERE TOO WATCH IT

 

The best 17 minutes and 55 seconds of your life will be watching this.

 

Just in case you haven’t heard about it, this is Beyonce’s VMA performance. I love her and Jay Z. They are both so talented and truly inspirational.

 

Jx

photoshop collage

August 23, 2014

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Hi.

I have just made it through week two of uni. It makes me laugh when we get back from uni break and we just jump straight back into things. There is no introduction to the subject, because we just continue on from where we left off and just keep developing and building on what we already know.  I am also slowly having to reduce the amount of socialising I am doing and trying to better my time managing skills so that I can be more productive. Hashtag fashion school lyf.

This semester in CAD computer aided design we are learning Photoshop. I really enjoy CAD classes and am really enjoying photoshopping images.

The left image above is from Style.com and it’s from the Thom Brown F13 RTW collection which was totally one of my favourite collections ever. And the image on the left is my photoshop, collage of the same image. I think the skirt part on my image, is either a Dior dress or Valentino from the most current Couture shows.

I also made some funny ones where I photoshopped a photo of me into a photo of James Franco and we look like we are a couple and in love i wish we actually were because he is so perfect and beautiful and clever and talented. And on another one, i gave my self blue ends on my hair like Kylie Jenner had, I also photoshopped a Comme Des Garcons heart onto my top and added circles with all my friends photos all around me. It was fun. So you may see some more of these in days to come.

 

Jx

 

Links

- Thom Brown Fall 2013 RTW

- Fall 2014 Couture shows

- Kylie Jenner Blue Hair

- Comme Des Garcons Heart

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