More of that later, now I want to spam my designs before I continue.
design - Balenciaga S/S inspired (heavily) dress with sheer windows (bright blue), ripped&cut cropped white jeans with turn-ups
worn with - double layer straw hat, blue chiffon scarf, ohdearmiumiuagainandisthatchanelisee clog-esque boots
All I can really say is, welcome to a week of drag. I came up with the theme myself, in a bout of complete lack of inspiration, and plainly, it was a bad idea. Holidays are bad for me, without my "muses" (yes, I have two :D ) and friends to tell me when something needs changing. I don't usually sit back and look at my art when I do it, I just plough on with it. Must change. So yeah. They all look a bit... manly.... and the colour schemes aren't the best. However many colours I own, I always think I need more!
design - lightweight silk slash neck dress with gradient hem, v-neck cage dress (bunching up the dress under)
worn with - translucent window armlet, heels with stepped boot bits (I have no idea what to call them!)
As I said, a week of men. Dressed as women. Badly. I think I'm proud of maybe one design from this week, and it's the one which is inspired by a look from another shop (Topshop maybe?) so it mostly isn't mine...
Also, nobody guessed the last two candy ones, probably because they're British sweets? The first one was strawberry laces (I think somebody suggested twizzlers, which I think are the American version?) and the second one was flying saucers. These are a rather vile creation, which consist of what I can only describe as styrofoam mixed with cardboard (with absolutely no taste) with sherbet powder inside. I'm one of the people who break them in half, pour out the powder and bin the cardboard.
Look nice, don't they. IT'S A TRICK!
Boop de boop
Now as I said, I'm sitting in my conservatory, surrounded my Style magazines. Style is the Sunday Times fashion mag, and it's one of my lifelines. Every Sunday I wake up and go downstairs and get my bowl of Cheerios (because I eat Cheerios at the weekend. But not in the week because they're too sugary) and sit down at the table and steal the Style magazine from whoever is reading it.
It's not the most high class fashion magazine I'm sure, but it does me well. Not enough adverts I must say, and the ones in it seem to be mainly for M&S and Agent Provocateur.
I have a very large collection of these.
I'm rather ashamed to admit, I don't have every single one from the past, but each of these piles is a different year. On the left, 2010 (every single one since Feb 2nd) the second 2009, and the third 2008.
I find it rather nostalgic, but a little strange, reading through the 2008 ones and thinking "I'm sure that was 2009" as I remember them all so vividly! 2008 was back before I really cared about fashion much (though it was still interesting, and I still wanted a fashion career and such) so they were kept simply for my mother to go through and rip out the food sections (not that she ever makes anything from them)
So I have been productive.
I started like this;
With an ever so comfortable cushion, my drawing pad, ipod and stacks of magazines (this is actually before I went and got all the 2008-9 ones from the garage), scissors, scrap book and mounting squares (which have been used... once... I think.... no, maybe not, they're unopened)
I'm doing this a rather unorthodox way, but basically I'm going through (from 2008 upwards) cutting out everything I like or think I'll ever want to use, and then sticking it in ordered piles aroundme
This is what I ended up with by the end of the first night. That evening I went and got the magazines from the garage - what I had been doing was going through the previously ripped out junk...
Very productive. Hanging paper strips for cat toys. On her head.
Anyways, all this uneccessary spamage amounts to one thing - mood boards and inspiration (so hopefully better art). That is, when I can be bothered.
Well done for reaching the end of that rather lengthy post. If you skipped it all and just looked at the pictures, you're just like me!