one: celebratory glass of champagne
two: the rack holding our final collection dresses
three: lovely girls waiting for the awards presentation to begin
four: max and her friend looking through the great book she received for being awarded the class ambassador.
five: people looking through the gallery of folios
six: me and my uni friends and some of our teachers.
eek! one year down and two more to go until I graduate. Time sure flies when you’re having fun, or in the case, working super hard.
1. Gloria Swanson – Photographed by Edward Steichen (1924)
2. My watercolour version of the photo
3. Myself as Gloria Swanson
The NGV is currently showing the exhibition: Edward Steichen & Art Deco Fashion. I have been to see it twice. There are about 200 of Steichen’s photographs that he took from around 1920-1930 while he was employed by Conde Nast, shooting for Vogue and Vanity Fair. Interestingly he is still to date the highest ever paid photographer for both magazines.
All the photographs are in black and white, it would pay to notice the composition of the subjects, (mostly celebrities of the time) and the fashion influences such as, obviously, Art Deco, Turkish turbans, Egyptian influence, the highly plucked and shaped eyebrows and very lip glossed bow lips.
There are also about 30 garments displayed which the majority is owned by the NGV.
NGV: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Temporary Exhibitions, Ground Level
Dates: 18 October – 02 March 2014
Tickets: About $12 for adults, $10 for students.
I’m going to say these are my photos for today. I didn’t take them, but they are still photos, and i think it’s ok to break my own rules. I’ve learnt though, that I don’t really like following rules. I just like to do whatever I feel like. There is however one rule I have kept, but it has been easier because of something. I work for Marcs and every season one of the benefits of working there is staff allowance. So even though I haven’t actually paid for any new clothes myself, I still have some new clothes to wear and i haven’t broken my rule of not buying any new clothes. And thank goodness for that.
Why? Umm.. do you know how difficult it is to get dressed daily when you don’t have anything new to wear. All my life I have purchased new clothing whenever I had money too, or whenever I found something I loved. Now for like a month and a half (that’s a long time to go without buying a single thing, for me anyway) I have been wearing the same bunch of clothes. ( I still have most of my stuff that I wear only sometimes at my parents house, so I don’t have an excess of clothing to choose from.) This morning I was wandering around my room with no pants for at least ten minutes because I didn’t want to wear any of the pants/skirts I have because I am so sick of wearing everything.
I mean it has been good not buying things because I’ve achieved my goal of saving some money, I’ve become less materialistic and have found other ways to be happy (I realised i used to use shopping to make me happy when i wasn’t having a good day) and it is so excellent being so in control and less impulsive, however, i do love clothes. I do love fun clothes, i do love having a wardrobe full of fun new things to wear. That’s why this morning while i was whinging about not feeling in the mood for any of the bottoms in my wardrobe, i had the instant realisation that today was work allowance day, it made me feel relieved and happy that i would have some new things to wear. Yay.
I’d love to hear how you guys feel about clothes, and whether you’d be able to go without buying new stuff for a while. My goal is to keep not buying things until the end of the year. I believe that i can do it, because there isn’t really that long to go. lol.
Oh and the photos above are what I chose for allowance.
This is a quick picture of the skirt I made in class. I posted a photo of the fabric HERE. I handed it in for assessment today. I hadn’t pressed it yet when I took this photo. Now I’m working on my two dresses for my collection. They should be done in a few weeks.
This is the bottom of a sleeve pattern. Underneath you can see some calculations. Who would have thought fashion design required maths? Not me, but it’s ok because I like numbers. And yep, the sleeve length is 60cm!
This grape coloured silk, purple thread and zip will be turned into a pretty pegged skirt tomorrow by yours truly.
I saw this really cool Men’s Paul Smith Jeans tee. I feel so tempted to actually colour it in. Paul Smith is one of my most favourite people. I follow his Instagram account where he often actually takes the photos.
these items would be perfect.
iluka dress – alpha 60 – $260
weave strap flat sandal – claude maus – $290
So in love with these pieces.
Carmen Print Organza. 2 257 EUR
(how cool are the shoes)
SASS AND BIDE
Embroidered Jacket $550
Good Love Plunge Dress $520
I made this drawing today in class using illustrator. it’s based on an Alexander McQueen dress.
I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.