The coloured squares may all look the same to you but I can assure you they are not.
In my computer aided design class we were given 5 swatches of coloured fabrics and needed to create the same colour on illustrator with slight variation by adjusting the CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key (Black) ) percentages.
Then we had to print our colours and see whether the colour of the swatch matched the colour of the print out.
In the photo is my first attempt. I got close but not close enough.
So I’m slowly realising what life is like as a fashion student.
It is actually pretty amazing, and interesting and exciting, and busy and insightful. And because it is all of these things, that means that it is also very exhausting. And it’s been pretty hard letting go of things that aren’t so important anymore. Well not really letting them go, but putting them aside for another time, possibly school holidays. You know, things like sitting in front of the tv and watching a whole season of breaking bad. Or…hanging out with friends whenever the hell you feel like, which is all the time for me. Maybe cooking some delicious food from the million and one recipe books I own. You know, just stuff like that.
It has been hard adjusting to this new lifestyle of a fashion student, but it’s ok, because I really love the other things I get to do. Things like being creative, painting, shopping for fabric, and the other day I started sewing together a pair of pants I made, which was so amazing because I’ve never actually made anything in my whole life.
This is my messy bun for today, I might put a bow in it to make it look a little more pretty and a little less messy.
The lighting is not that great in my studio, but this is something I did yesterday, it’s just gouache, I started with black and ended up at white, i probably could have had more boxes, i got to the end and was like, omg, more white, more white.
Hey, I’m back. I wasn’t planning on being back so quickly but I just couldn’t stay away.
I just took these photos. The first one is some illustrations I’ve been doing with watercolor and the DVD’s I’ve been obsessed with. “The Day Before – Loic Prigent”. They’re so good. It’s basically the 36 hours before a fashion show for particular designers. I think I’ve almost watched them all.
The second photo is some beautiful fabrics I bought at “The Fabric Store”.
And the third is the new Gorman a/w 13 look book. I like Gorman’s prints, they also have really comfortable shoes. My faves from the lookbook are the; Ellie malin + gorman collage landscape pant and the unique new york dress.
Today was my first day of fashion school. It’s only orientation so it’s just business, things like timetables, form filling, campus navigation and stuff like that. It’s still pretty exciting.
We got a few lists, I love lists, one list was for suppliers and the others were equipment lists; so things that we’ll be using in the classes. I have some of the things but will need to go shopping for the rest.
The course leader emailed us a supplier list which is pretty cool, it will just make it a little bit easier to find the things that I’ll need. The supplier list is just made up of places to go to buy fabric, machine accessories, haberdasheries, sewing supplies etc. The name of the supplier is listed, a blurb about their specialisation, the address and contact details. I can see this list coming in very handy.
I visited Buttonmania today, it’s in the Nicholas Building on Swanston Street. There are also a lot of other creative studios in that building, so it was a nice little adventure.