23.4.10

DESIGNS - Snakes and Ladders (and spam)

It may sound very strange,  but I find blogging from a laptop oddly impractical. It may be because I am entirely inept when it comes to using that fiddly little touch pad, which zooms in when you want to scroll and highlights extremely unhelpful times (particularly when you are just about to hit the delete button). I do, in fact, blog from a laptop, but I have it plugged into a monitor, with a mouse and keyboard too. Thus, problem solved. But currently I am sitting on the floor of my conservatory (I would like to inform you that the wasp actually managed to escape by itself!) surrounded by Style magazines.
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!

17 comments:

  1. I READ IT AAAAALL :D
    and OOOH for next week, PLEEEEASE do a nautical theme? cos right now i'm loving all the navies, whites and reds, and finding ways of incorporating exciting things like anchors, ropes and stripes into outfits YAY :D so, naaaaauuuutical :) or, seasidey? just a suggestion, i'm sure you could do something amazing with it! i LOVE your designs, yo gon be famous!

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  2. Lovely blog!
    I invite you to know my blog. Follow me and I follow your blog:
    bienvenidaagradecidany.blogspot.com :)

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  3. your designs are all so fabulous. everyone lacks inspiration at one point, but im sure your doing fine. :)
    i love those clogs in the first picture! if someone was selling those i would buy them!

    <3elizabeth

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  4. Love your designs, and err, I am addicted to those flying saucers!

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  5. hello gorgeous- i am so so pleased you commented on miu miu and now i have found your blog- it's incredible little lady! i would love you to follow mine- i will be a new follower to yours! the drawings are outstanding ( i know you will go far if you keep it up indeed!) and i must admit i had so many years ( about 6... of style mag i had to sort out and ditch some!) I too am planning a collar and a few other things miu miu- amazingxx katie

    http://fashionclocked.blogspot.com

    katie

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  6. share your talent girl!

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  7. i actually drew the magnolias with graphite then just manipulated them in photoshop :)

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  8. Checked out your blog pronto.... LOVE those MiuMiu/Chanel clog amalgamation....

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  9. Oh my god, I must have those orange and purple clogs in your first illustration!!

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  10. Hey! Wow I really like your comment, thank you so much:)
    Actually it's very curious that we have the same age and we like to do the same things! ahah
    I really like your blog and your sketches, Do you use any special program so you can edit your sketches in your computer? I'm looking for something like that but I can't find it.

    xxx

    www.artcrashblog.blogspot.com

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  11. UR SKETCHES ARE UNBELIEVABLY GOOD! I LOVE THE COLOURFUL CONCEPTS! THE CLOGS IN THE FIRST PIC ARE MAJORLY CUTE!

    AS FOR THE INSPIRATION BLOCK...TELL ME ABOUT IT; HAPPENS TO ME ALL THE TIME!
    P.S.
    LOVE UR WORK!

    XX
    www.thestylingbee.blogspot.com

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  12. hi- i was just wondering if i could have your email address as i have a little question... may even help the inspiration block! look forward to hearing from you- mine is...

    katiepoppyschofield@googlemail.com

    http://fashionclocked.blogspot.com

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  13. I love your designs! Check out my blog at crestthewave.blogspot.com I need some new ideas!

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  14. those are gorgeous !
    keep designing more stuff :)
    id like to see them..

    enjoy your upcoming week !
    xoxo
    glisters and blisters

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  15. I love your designs! Very cute sketches :). I think the Lady Gaga outfit will be near to impossible to do! Wish me luck! Thank you for your sweet comment <3

    skiepies.blogspot.com/

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  16. Thank you so much:) Yes, I usually paint with watercolours I really like the result.
    Thank you about the information of GIMP I'm going to download it now ahahah

    xxx

    www.artcrashblog.blogspot.com

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  17. THAT CAT!
    she looks nurtured, no? No bbs for her Dx

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