Men in skirts, lots of print, an homage to Alexander McQueen through heavy use of the skull motif? Comme des Garcons’ menswear Spring 2011 did not disappoint!

http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/S2011MEN-CMMEGRNS


My new favourite app on my iPhone 4 (yes, I queued!) is style.com.

I visit the website daily but to be honest I don’t read much, I prefer the pictures! This app delivers fab imagery and great stories in an easy to read summary. I’m going to log in daily to learn something stylishy new each day!

Today I have learnt that Pharrell Williams has collaborated with Moncler to produce an Eco-friendly fashion collection. Pharrell is a shareholder, spokesperson and ambassador for New York based company, Bionic Yarn, a two year old company that uses recycled bottle tops to produce it’s products.

http://www.style.com/stylefile/2010/06/a-bullet-proof-vest-for-the-eco-warrior



£971.75 Later

20Jun10

My degree in textile design has not been wasted, I designed some prints for my final MA fashion collection and the fabric has been delivered this week! It looks fab so I thought I’d post some photos! My pockets are empty but I hope it’s worth it!!



I Heart Paper

28May10

Loving this paper stock brochure from GFSmiths…


TOO TEMPTING!

27May10

The sun was out, the car was hot, the radio was broken but I managed to buy all, yes ALL my chosen fabrics from Shepherds Bush in 1 (typically eventful) visit!

Having already chosen the fabrics and colours it sounds like an easy task but not to somebody who adores fabric! Familiar with the gorgeousness of shops in the swanky soho, I opted for a more understated area of London to avoid over-spending on my basic fabric choices.

The plan was to set off early armed with my budget, shopping list and sunnies. Familiar with the route and even the parking available, I arrived in good time, pleased to have avoided the rush hour train, which brings back memories of hellish commutes. No budget no shopping list!!!!!! My worst fear – being let loose in a fabric shop with no guidelines. TOO TEMPTING! Luckily a quick phone call to my mum and some almost unreadable scribbles on a tube map later and I was back on track – almost. I still had to conquer my habit of taking a metre of every fabric in the shop.

What surprised me most was the exactness of colours I found. Although I had sampled the fabrics previously I was still very nervous when purchasng the final selection, spending 0ver £200 on silk is terrifying! However on snipping and taping the fabrics next to my print designs I am more than pleased with my choices!

No doubt I’ll have to overcome more nerves before taking the first snip! And yes, I did end up buying a few extra metres of fabric that wasn’t on my list – just in case!