Monday, 20 September 2010

∆ Wrath of Eyjafjallajökull ∆

Savannah entered the Newmarket Competition a few weeks ago by submitting an outfit proposal. The idea was to design something on paper inspired by a Global Event. Awesome for her, she was selected as one of the finalists to design her outfit. After a lot of sweating and cursing, she managed to create an outfit inspired by the the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, which caused a global headache for travelers and airlines.

Here are the photos I took of the outfit. There are numbers screen printed on the fabric to represent the Arrivals/Departures boards seen at airports.

The model was Stefanie, who was all to happy to do the job (for a change).

And the pièce de résistance for this outfit was the LED lights set in the shoulders and shoes.

Pretty cool, huh?

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

My new "Do"

Right-o, so after the hairdressing competition my hair had to be shaved because it was...urm...can't really describe it...but it was coming out. Every time it got wet it turned into elastic (like spaghetti!) and I found it fascinating to pull clumps out. So pretty much shaving saved me from a self-inflicted bald spot.

I don't dislike my hair at the moment, in fact, its complementary to my features but it's not my thing. My clothes are vintage and a shaved head doesn't match. I've been using hats to soften the look, I will blog about "hat wearing" in another post. But here is a picture courtesy of Adrian from his '80s Glamour photo shoot.

The Glamour shoot was fun! I dressed up in a typical blue 80s ruffle dress, as well as a "David Bain" bat-wing jersey. They even managed to source a Donny Osmond jacket. It took a few hours and a lot of effort but it was so totally worth it....although I had the sorest muscles the next day. Wonder why?

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Samantha Inspired: Vintage Skirt

This tutorial is dedicated to Samantha (a.k.a Queen Sammy) because it's her 21st Birthday and she's now officially old. If you're reading this Sam, you're old. It's gotta be said.

Now, despite her Condition, she has the coolest sense of style which has sparked me to make her clothes. I hope she likes them *fingers crossed*.

I wanted to do a tutorial because this skirt design makes it easy (ridiculously easy) to adapt for any body or style of clothing. I made this vintage inspired by using sheer patterned fabric which was inspired by Samantha's Polaroid assignment:

I also wrote a good majority in post-it notes because Samantha is a post-it note fiend. I'm never doing that again. Better appreciate it Sam. I used a whole pad and most of Thursday to complete this.

Quarter mark your skirt fabric before you actually start to gather the fabric. If you don't know what quarter marking is, click here.

Serpentine stitch (or stretch stitch. Whatever.) elastic and fabric together like image below.

Woo-hoo. A new skirt! I've customised this one a little by adding a gather to the front. In't pretty.

Well that's it for now.

Happy Birthday Samantha.