Saturday, 26 October 2013
sharp, defined cuts
borrow your boyfriends coat and jeans
laundry bag checks
prints; leopards coat, windowpane, tartan
textures ; that fluffy feel
(PS. KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED, HAUL VERY SOON!)
SOURCES: TUMBLR, ZARA, PINTREST, VOGUE.COM
SOURCES: TUMBLR, ZARA, PINTREST, VOGUE.COM
Lots of love,
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
New clothes + good school grades + positive feedback = a happy Harriet!
SOURCE: MY OWN
For those who read my blog know I'm still at school currently working towards next years GCSE's in June/July and even my English Language in November which is scarily almost less than a month away. With coursework piling up, keeping on top of it all is not challenging but also very draining when there is so many other things you would rather do. However, coursework does find itself at the top of my priority list so I often find myself under extreme pressure leaving me grumpy and stressed.
Due to all this weight on my shoulders, I think its important to treat myself for doing a little extra revision or keeping on top grades, yes, I could just go out and buy these clothes with my own money for the sake of a new wardrobe, although buying the clothes but for instead to treat myself, feels much more rewarding and it encourages me to try hard and keep working hard. I honestly have no idea if that makes sense but i swear deep in the cell of my brain there is a method to my madness.
These items in the photos underneath i purchased from Uniqlo and Zara. I first discovered Uniqlo at the beginning of the summer holidays after my grandma had come back from a shopping trip in London and she brought me back a few bits and pieces. One of those being the lime green blazer. I'd first pointed the blazer out in a magazine but after discovering it was out of stock online I kind of accepted the fact I probably wasn't going to get my hands on it. How wrong was I?! Now I utterly adore it! Such a statement piece and it looks great with the striped top underneath (Zara basics). I tend to wear it with Topshop's black Joni Jeans with either my docs or bucked boots, the colour is a really shocking bold limy shade so it adds a pop to an outfit and makes quite a simple, basic outfit look a bit more dressed up and interesting. I also think it would look great with a black below the knee strait skirt or with a suede accessory. Its a fantastic item to add to your wardrobe.
My most recent purchase is the textured, fluffy boyfriend coat from Uniqlo. Just wow. I don't think I've ever been this obsessed and over the moon with a coat. I love textures and layering and I think A/W is the best time of the year to learn how to layer and create dimensions and shapes within outfits because its slightly chillier therefore you can really experiment more with these kind of pieces. Even if you aren't comfortable with layering such bold coloured clothing, just try it out with a fluffy cardigan over leather and denim. Textures are definitely a key trend this autumn winter so if you aren't sure id 100% recommend giving it a go! I really think this coat is going to look great with jeans, a denim pinafore, tartan, baby doll dresses and even layered over the top of my striped top, lime blazer with Joni's and Topshop boots... I cannot wait to try it out!
Another successful haul ✓
Sunday, 13 October 2013
So I first began fashion illustrating a couple of months ago, probably back in March/June time after visiting now one of my favourite places in the world... Venice! Of course, me, Harriet, being totally obsessed with fashion and design, I chose to create a textile final piece which could give me the ability to try out something I'd never done before so I gave myself the challenge of designing, creating and machining a dress. I will do a post on my dress soon but for the time being I don't want to write too much about it as it is yet to be completed!
Obviously I've had to learn from the very beginning how to sketch models and drawing the right body proportions. It's really quite strange because there's a lot more to fashion illustrating than what meets the eye. This is probably one of the most creative aspects I enjoyed about design work. Ever since I've taken it on as a kind of hobby plus its something to do when I have a moment for example, if I'm travelling etc. I also purchased a very cute little notepad with a fine liner pen that clips onto it from Paperchase. Whenever I'm out and about, I just carry the two in my bag so if any ideas for a sketch do spring to mind I'm able to jot it down. Anyway, the purpose of this post was to show you a short video that I uploaded to instagram which is an illustration of a tartan number from Junya Watanabe's AW13/14 collection (see here) I drew this morning. I know its a bit rough but it only took around 10-15 minutes. Hope you enjoy!
SOURCE: MY OWN
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Friday, 4 October 2013
paris fashion week
An anticipated favourite for any season, Chanel's SS14 collection was nothing shy of perfection! I wont say I'm impressed with Mr. Lagerfelds designs because i never would expect anything less than perfection from him. This collection almost reminded me of neat little packs of watercolours, becoming blurred and interwoven within the iconic tweeds. An army of beauties, led by Cara D made their way down the catwalk wearing only the finest of garments from the designer. The Polly Magoo inspired hairdos, so chic...i must also comment on the bluntness of the cut... oh and the gorgeous over sized pearl accessories.. eau so 30's!!!
Absolutely love it.
SOURCE: VOGUE.COM, TUMBLR