Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Another one 2 watch

'I would describe my style as being a contemporary reworking of couture techniques with modern materials and an individual approach to decoration and colour. I always aim to capture the attention to detail of couture within a simple, modern silhouette and add my signature embellishments with a variety of unexpected materials. I always look to inspiration that I love and believe in my work-I have to love it as it takes quite a long time to make!' - Holly Fulton

There really is no better way to put it than your own words.

What am I going to do with all these super talented graduates bombarding my brain with the message,' Buy me, buy me!'?? Getting older and all, I've been trying to save up for a house and all those other boring grown up things, and it literally is proving impossible with all these little geniuses out there! God help me. Holly Fulton is a 2007 MA graduate from the Royal College of Art and was awarded Young Designer of the Year at the Scottish Fashion Awards, no doubt she deserves it. According to Holly, jewellery is the central theme to her designs, which may explain her heavily decorated garments involving a lot of hardware (Her graduate collection is equally tasty). A lot of her designs are highly symmetrical which I find quite soothing to the eye (apparently we are genetically programmed to prefer symmetrical things as opposed to asymmetrical things). Her FW09 collection was inspired by Eduardo Paolozzi and might be a little 'out-there' for me to actually wear, but I am certainly enjoying just looking at and observing every little detail in each piece, purely for the 'wow' factor, I am also guessing that the garments will be quite heavy due to perspex, enamelled metal and crystal overload! Nevertheless, loving all the colours, nice clean cut simple silhouette and the robotic theme - art deco on crack - as Holly calls it!

Holly Fulton fw09 collection (photos courtesy of dazed digital)

Her SS10 collection though is definately a lot more wearable even though she kept her signature elements and techniques such as laser cutting, contemporary embellishment and statement jewellery. She's toned down on the colours and calmed down a bit with the excessive hardware (don't get me wrong, I love her accessories but it's nice to be able to separate them from the garment) and whilst retaining the robotic theme, added a tribal element (or perhaps architectural) on 60s cut minis which I find is très cute! (As much as I love the 80s, I am glad to say goodbye, for now.) And I might be contradicting myself a bit here, but I absolutely love that perspex covered short jacket towards the end of the show! I want!

I am pretty certain she will be the next big thing, so keep your eye on this one. It can only get better.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Awoken from a Koma

I was told to read up on David Koma by my brother and have finally gotten round to doing it (yes, I'm a lazy bitch), damn, I really wish I had sooner though cos I'm sure he is all over the place now and that is certainly no surprise, I'm just gutted I have been living without this gem for the past half year! For those of you that are even more outdated than me, here's a little intro:

David Koma is a Georgian-born 2009 MA graduate from CSM whos graduate collection received the Harrods Design Award. His graduate collection consisted mainly of black and nude colours and focused on a skin-tight silhouette. A lot of focus on the hip area which is just perfect for my no ass-ness. The details in the collection are striking, little black dresses embellished with metal tubes and chains, and my ultimate favourite is obviously the nude dresses with the gorgeous detailing on the sleeves, I am unsure of what material was used to make the squiggly detail, but it is fa-fa-fa-fantastic. I have heard that he comes from a rich background which may explain the beautiful craftsmanship and materials used in the collection. It's great to be loaded.

David Koma graduate collection fw09

His SS10 collection is equally amazing and whilst keeping a skin-tight silhouette, mainly consisted of an array of coloured tubing over black and white mini dresses. Very fresh indeed, if only I could afford all of them, I wouldn't mind alternating between each one of these dresses over the whole of next summer! I just can't get enough of him!! More, more, more please.

And here's a pic of David Koma himself. A massive big-up to this gorgeous little dude.

David Koma ss10 (pics courtesy of dazed digital.)

His SS10 collection will be available in Browns, please make me rich by then.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Look of the day: DIY vest

Wearing DIY old brother's vest, AA navy vest, cheap splattered harem pants, uniqlo cardigan, Bernhard Willhelm x Camper sandals, antique key chain from my mate Jimmy, union jack tote

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Soft as a baby's foot

I've concluded that the theme for LFW SS10 is soft, soft and softer. Just checked out Christopher Kane and Marios Schwab's collections and again, the colour palette is generally mellow. Light, sheer fabrics are the key, which will mean a lot of layering opportunities this Spring! Very summery and fresh designs, I can just imagine little girls running around in Christopher Kane dresses in the countryside. His little checked dresses sort of remind me of my old summer school dress back in the day!

Marios Schwab's collection might be slightly more difficult to pull off, but am very much loving the short sheer shirt in NUDE (of course) and the half floral half lavender blazer, beautiful!

(All pics courtesy of

Look of the day: Red Riding Boots

Wearing LD Tuttle red booties, Toga peacock blue knit vest, H&M holey dress, cheap sheer black tights (I can't remember the brand of the long grey tee underneath, it's been worn and washed so many times the name on the tag is no longer visible, I do remember it being menswear tho!)

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Lily Allen pour Chanel

Not in a million years would I have thought Lily Allen would be the face of Chanel handbags until I saw the campaign, and in an odd way it works! Awww, she's so cute!

Speaking of Chanel handbags, I was lucky enough to see the making of the Chanel 2.55 a couple months back in Paris and it really is pretty impressive, hard to imagine what a mission it must have been to make one back in the day without all the modern machinery! I'll try and give a step by step guide with photos, let's try a little DIY, haha!

1. Prepare leather, fabric

2. Cut leather into pieces

3. Leather prepared

4. Compress leather

4. Iron sides so they are very thin.

5. Prepare CC logo foam

6. Stick onto back of leather

7. Emboss leather

8. Put leather pieces and quilting in specially designed frame.

9. Program sewing machine to sew criss cross pattern.

10. Gather different parts

11. Stitch parts together

12. Assemble bag

13. Hammer edges so they are smooth.

14. Punch Holes

15. Thread leather through chain.

16. Put chain on bag.

17. Accessorise...if you like.

See? It's not that hard...yeah right, just save your money girls!