Friday, 22 February 2013


Black chiffon shirt from charity shop: £1
High waisted shorts from charity shop: £1
Striped polo neck tee from charity shop: 25p!
Knock off Creepers eBay of course ;) £15
Hat from charity shop: £1
Well, it is one of those days wear you wear mainly black and white and for me that is quite unusual as I love a pop of colour in my outfits! If it wasn't for wearing my creepers the whole outfit I am wearing would have cost under £5! I do love my bargains and I am always on the hunt for individual pieces as high street doesn't fascinate me as much as old retro pieces with a story behind it.
Don't get me wrong I still buy certain items from high street like bags, shoes, accessories and clothing but with clothing it is more basic pieces like shorts and plain tshirts that I can rip, fringe,hack and braid together!
The long chiffon shirt kind of reminds me of a kimono but without the beautiful long sleeves so I am gonna add fringing onto the sleeves and bottom hem for a more interesting appearance.
You probably can't even tell in these images but I recently dyed my hair, yes it was supposed to go Blonde but when does home dying ever go smoothly!? It is slightly ginger but I quite like it, anyway gonna have to get used to it! My eyebrows majorly need tinting though....SCOUSE BROW NIGHTMARE.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

MisFit Generation

Awkward arm pose...
Misfits Tee from charity shop: £4.50
Burgundy Trousers from Asos: Gift
Denim jacket from car boot: 50p!
90's Boots from charity shop: £1
This is an outfit I wore yesterday (as I am currently rocking the top knot, no makeup troll look on sunday) when I met up with a friend from uni.
The trousers are simalar to the disco pants but they are more tailored and look more flattering. I found when I wear my other black disco pants my delightful beer belly pops out to say hello and creates not very attractive lumps and bumps in ALL the wrong places...
But these ASOS pants have a sleek look with shine and a beautifully fitting cut.
So when my boyfriend surprised me with these I was overjoyed!
Guess guys can be useful aye! ;)
I also purchased these INCREDIBUBBLE 90's style boots which remind me of the gothic grunge Shirley Manson. Think black lipstick, layers of leather and lace with a tartan shirt hung loosely around the waist...
FOR £1! How could I possibly resist?!
Well, apprently you need money to pay for a phone bill...BUT £1. Come onnn, who's with me...? ;)
This misfits tee was also a rare find from a charity shop I purchased awhile ago while galavanting and prancing around like a mystical fairy bargain hunter.
On the left sleeve I hacked part of the sleeve because my wardrobe basically consists of rips, holes and seams put together with safety pins. Not suitable for a job interview or when you jump off the bus in a day dream and rip the whole side of your tshirt exposing your hideous £2 primark bra.
Classy bird.
I also customized my denim jacket with a couple badges but I am in desperate need of a thousand more and random ironic humerous patches...


Peace out.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

David Downton

For the above illustration, I was inspired by the work of David Downton, particularly his attention to proportion and detail in shading. I love his use of minimal line and how he shades with ink. I found experimenting with his work more enjoyable than all the other illustrators, although working with ink was a challenge at first! My style is reflected in the illustration in the doll-like features and detail in the hair. Out of all the illustrators I have researched, David Downton's work fits closest and relates most, to my preferred style of drawing.

Downton's target market is Couture, which is high end and luxurious, whereas my target market is Visionary, which can be more edgy, outside the box, for more individual customers that enjoy wearing 'unique' garments.

Igor & Andre

Danny and David Roberts founded Igor and Andre in 2008. Their target market is Couture and their style involves mixed media (pencil and ink) with cartoon-like features and trembling ink lines and odd proportions. Their work is fairly detailed using colour and ink for shading but I chose to shade with pencil, as I understand my target market (From Somewhere brand) is more interested in the design (cut, manufacture) than colour.

Annika Wester

Here is one of my final illustration boards for a college brief. I based this on Annika Wester's style and technique. The simplistic lines, cartoon-like features, unrealistic proportions (body/face) influenced my board. Wester uses minimal colour, however I chose not to add colour because I prefer the image without. Also, my target customer (From Somewhere brand) is characterised as 'visionary' and I understand that more importance is given to the design (cut, manufacture) than the colours used.

Fashion Illustrators

These images are my research into fashion illustrators and my experimentation of their work. 
Please see notes on each image for my thoughts on their work. 

Monday, 4 February 2013

To die for...

I was browsing through Ring My Bell, Ashley's blog from revenge!
And I set my eyes upon this jacket and how my life will never be the same again without this in my arms!
I also want these leggings ARGH.
Being. Skint. Sucks.