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Thursday, 19 March 2015

Alot of you know that I'm currently studying a fashion degree at AUB,. Instead of making a seperate blog for this unit, I've decided to show you guys a little bit of my work and how it progresses each week! (ooh, ahh!) For my current unit at university I have to make a weekly blog post on my current project, which is a live project for Leutton Postle, (who you can check out here)

But their collections are so awesome, full of colour and texture and textiles and I am literally so excited + inspired to get started and it's really great to have Jenny Postle's input throughout this unit. I feel like this will really help to advance my textiles skills, which at the moment are pretty slim, so for me this is a great project to expand my knowledge.

^ Some of my sketchbook work, 
research on 'yago hortal'

So after our briefing we were put into groups in which our's was designated childrenswear! (which is really exciting!) We all had different ideas and this allowed us to bounce off each other and see what people had come up with.

We began to put together our moodboard and join our concepts together. We have decided to meet again next week when everyone has collected more research. This will then allow us to create an even better moodboard.

As this is the initial research stage for our live project Jenny took us to the library to gather some research. We looked into different patterns and alot of abstract expressionism. We looked at lines and mark-making and we looked at some really interesting artists.

^ More of my sketchbook work & research.

So now, most of my work is on my bedroom wall above my desk, I like to think of it as a giant mood wall.. I went abit mental with scanning in the library with my research, so until I find a place for it in my head, on my wall it will stay. Which is handy because it allows me to generate ideas whenever I look at my wall!

I'm excited to start developing on my concept and working on my collage and sketchbook work some more and I will keep you updated next week! :)

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

I decided to make a little video this week as I get so many questions about how I dye my hair straight down the middle.

My roots were pre-bleached the day before, ready for dying. If they weren't they wouldn't take as well or brightly! It's pretty simple, so check it out!

(photos underneath)

And here's some photo's of my hair up close so you can get an idea of the true colour!
I used Manic Panic's Electric Lizard and La riche Directions in Turquoise. I'm actually loving this colour at the moment, and Manic Panic's electric lizard has to be one of my fave colours ever, it's practically neon, and it has a UV glow to it! (so exciting) I couldn't find many photographs of how electric lizard turns out, but it's quite yellow toned.. my hair was blue before I dyed it green which I guess made it greener and why my roots are more yellow.. so maybe adding a tiny blob of blue dye will make it greener? Knowing how colours work really helps when dying you hair crazy colours!

Thanks for reading!
(any questions feel free to ask!)

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Its been a long time since I've actually written anything, although I have been meaning to, but I guess I'm at the dreaded blogger place of hitting the 'blogger's block' or as I like to think, I've hit the wall. Not just in writing but also just generally in my life at the moment and I feel as though I'm about to start the dreaded cycle that comes after hitting the wall, being a lazy slob.

My life isn't particularly exciting like other fancy, successful bloggers. I live in a rubbish looking student house, which currently has all of my washing piled outside my bedroom - glamorous I know.. my cooking looks like beans on toast with a side of noodles and I'm pretty sure that my bedroom has mould growing behind my desk. (hardly instagram worthy)

So I get it, it's easy to become disheartened with the amount of effort you put into something to only look at someone else's and think, 'what's the point.' but the thing is, it's not REAL.

It really frustrates me how the blogging world is stuck in this perfect blogger phase and it's so saturated now, nobody can really get a foot in the door anywhere.
I feel as though I've taken a whole step back from the reasoning of why I blog and it's just so obvious to me now.

SURE my life is pretty shitty looking.. I'm currently writing this in some scraggy weird PJ dress and a smelly jumper (which I probably should wash at some point) but does that make me any lesser of a blogger than someone else? (because I'm sure they do it too)

I write because I love writing. & now I tend to follow people who's lives I find interesting.. and well normal. I'm loving bloggers at the moment who are themselves, and I guess that's what I'm aspiring to be.

I am really excited to get up and blogging again and not think about 'oh god what am I going to post next, I'm trying to stay motivated and I'm just gunna let it flow and see what happens!

*you can do it!* :)

Sunday, 21 December 2014

When I was little I used to be a ridiculous bookworm. My mom would take me to the library every week and I'd pick up 6/7 books and they would all be read by the following week. Now with all the new distractions and technology, I don't tend to read much anymore and I pretty much grew out of my bookworm habits. I'm trying a lot harder to read more, especially at university when it's easy to lie around in bed all day.. while on my laptop (netflix, damn you!) So I'm finally utilizing my iPad to it's bookworm potential and I'm hoping to finish a book every week!

This week I finished John Green's Paper Towns. If you've seen 'The fault in our stars' which was released as a film earlier this year, it's written by the same author. I previously read 'the fault in our stars' before it was released as a film and I literally blubbed my eyes out.. same as his other books that I'd read beforehand.

Paper Towns is being released as a film pretty soon I think, I know they've just finished filming it, with Cara Delevingne as the main character, Margo. Personally, after finishing it I think she's the perfect casting for the role and is literally everything about the character. I really wanted to read it before the movie came out because I usually prefer the book to the movie, and if I read a book afterwards, I imagine the actors as the characters and it just.. no. It's so frustrating haha.

I wasn't really sure what to expect from 'Paper Towns' I didn't really know where the story was going when I started reading it, But basically..*

It's about a guy who goes on some huge long quest to find Margo, a seemingly troubled girl who quite frankly is a little nuts.. and drags this guy around to find her and you don't know what they are, are they friends.. are they just ugh. I guess it's sort of romantic..... sort of...

I actually really enjoyed it though.. it was funny in a chuckling kind of way and it's such an easy read, which is why I love John Green. If you're looking for a romance like 'The fault in our stars' it's not really much of one... It's quite a lot of chasing around and faffing about with clues and and what not, more of a puzzle than a smushy romance book.

However I love how clever the book is written and how all the clues all add up together and I did really love reading it. I wasn't impressed with the ending though. It kind of made me a little mad as its just meh.. Maybe the movie will tell a little more, but I finished the book feeling kind of aggravated that I didn't know what happened..

Would I read it again? Maybe, I don't know..
Will I see the movie? Definitely.

Have you read Paper towns?