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September 23rd, 2010

don’t report me missing just yet

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Sorry for the utter lack of posts recently, this week have involved moving back to University and getting well and truly stuck into that summer work I keep going on about but not actually getting anywhere with. Please bear with me! The deadline is Monday so hopefully I’ll be back with a vengeance from then onwards. In the mean time here is a little snippet of my student bedroom wall here in Huddersfield, it’s the only part of the room I’ve have the time to make my own. Have a lovely weekend for me!

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September 18th, 2010

the diary of a fashion student: part 5

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A little insight into what goes into pattern cutting and toiling a design. This project has taken a lot longer than I had anticipated; I must have been feeling optimistic when I was planning my time. 8 days until the deadline, the pressure is on! Never has the saying ‘ so much to do so little time’ been more appropriate! Why oh why do I leave everything until the very last minute.

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September 18th, 2010

today i’m wearing: snapshots of autumn

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Whilst most style bloggers and writers have been non-stop tweeting and posting about LFW, I have spent the past few days locked in my parent’s dining room which now resembles a small factory with sewing machine, pins, mannequin and ever-increasing stress levels. Pattern cutting and sewing are, for me, the worst part of studying fashion design! If you have been following my student diary feature you’ll know all about the projects I need to complete before I even start the new term – what lovely lecturers I have but I suppose it will be for my own good… Hours of intense sewing calls for comfy clothing that you wouldn’t be seen dead wearing outside / on your supposedly stylish blog, so it was nice to have a break today and wear this little ensemble – Primark lace dress, freebie cardi from my interning ( I just love the yarn fringing!), gift heart locket and urban outfitters shoes.

Happy Saturday boys and girls!

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September 13th, 2010

from catwalk to closet

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Is it just me, or does anyone else feel that Topshop online is getting better and better? I was first impressed with the feature that allowed customers to buy entire outfits from the Oxford Street store windows. Now Topshop is giving us the chance to see how the lovely ladies who work in the Head Office are wearing garments from the AW10 collection in a feature called ‘From Catwalk to Closet‘. I think it’s pretty cool to see behind-the-scenes of my favourite brands, and Topshop are really allowing their loyal followers to have a sneak into their world. If you are interested in this, you really must see their blog, where recently they have been posting about the build up to the unique SS11 collection – exciting stuff!

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September 12th, 2010

stay cool and chill out

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With just 5 days left until I move back to Huddersfield to complete my fashion degree, I am starting to think about how to personalise my bedroom in the student halls. I love this part of September, filling my room with thrifted nik naks and photographs of friends from home.

This weekend my sister moved to Blackpool for her first year studying Photography. She picked up this quirky cushion for her new room from than none other than her local Primark store, for a bargainous £3.00! I think I’ll be heading there myself this week to bag this cushion for myself too; I’m sure the ‘STAY COOL AND CHILL OUT’ mantra will help get me through the stressful year ahead!

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September 10th, 2010

when fashion gets technical

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A huge part of studying fashion design involves learning to produce working drawings. These are technically accurate designs of garments, usually done using a CAD package such as Adobe Illustrator. One of my Summer projects set by my lecturers is to technically draw a complete collection by a final year student from the previous year. My initial thoughts on this were that it seemed pointless to draw somebody else’s designs when we are supposed to be studying design. However! Now that I’m making progress with this project, it really has challenged me with parts of the designs that were hard to draw, which I may have just adapted if it had been my own design.

The next challenge is to toile the above design which will involves creating a pattern and fitting it to the standard size 12. All before September 27th – panic mode starting to kick in! I’m sure this will bring even more challenges to overcome as I’m not the most confident sewer…

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