Thursday, 21 February 2019

Item of the Week: Hawaiian Print Skirt

I loved this Hawaiian Skirt from Valentino. The print is so bold and makes me feel the warmth of the upcoming spring.  The simplicity of the garment is what makes it chic and so easy to style and effortless to pull of thats why its this weeks item of the week. However if you don't have a spare £650 (No me either!) then I found a fairly good alternative. Get the effortless and warm spring look from Forever 21 for a more affordable £16. Its not quite up to Valentino but it will do!








Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Trend: Utility How to Style it...

I really love the new trend Utility for the Spring/Summer. It can look really cool effortless and chic if done right.  I really like the clean cut feel it has but also the use of pockets and hard wear like buckles to give it a punchy edge.
I feel like it could be a risky one to try if this isn't normally you kind of style so I have come up with some styling options in the pictures below and because I found so many other cool pieces when look for options I but the rest in a slide show below they all come from Topshop or NewLook.




Saturday, 9 February 2019

Best of Haute Couture 2019


Haute Couture fashion week is the week is the week I love the most I love the chic outfits the stunning tailoring and flowing dresses. And this years Spring Summer defiantly didn't disappoint! 
I choose the designer and the looks I loved the most from each which was no easy task since they are all amazing! 








Dior




Saturday, 2 February 2019

Day with Dior

So yesterday I went to the hotly anticipated Dior Designer of Dreams exhibition at the fabulous Victoria and Albert Museum. The layout took you through the time of Dior own designs and then into the eras of the creative directors. Thats not to say there wasn't a few later on peppered in there. The amount of dresses the cleaver layout and the atmosphere it created was amazing. It took me an 1 hour and 35 mins to go round but I could of easily taken longer. It was truly amazing the details of the Haute Couture and the stunning tailoring. I took a lot of photos but I choose my favourite few which was a hard task!




















Monday, 28 January 2019

Pattern Cutting: Moving Shoulder Darts

So I was about to crack on with some pattern cutting, and the block I use when I am not draping has shoulder darts (I'm not a fan of the shoulder darts) so I was to take them. But them I thought why not photograph and share it on here for anyone who isn't sure.

Bodice Front:

Step 1
Draw a line from the point of the dart horizontal into the arm hole.




Step 2
Cut along the line to the point but stop just 1mm short of it

Step 3
Cut up the right line of the front dart again to the point but just short so the paper is still attached.


Step 4
Pivot the loose piece of paper to the top closing the shoulder dart and matching up the shoulder seam line.




Step 5
Stick down the now closed dart. This has opened up a bust dart stick a piece of paper underneath where the new dart is. Draw along the lines of the dart to make them clearer.


Step 6
This step I wouldn't normally do until I have traced it of but for the this post the next step is:
Fold along the line of the new dart and meet it with the second line of the dart making sure the dart is closed making sure the armhole line is now matching, cut along that line and then open back up the dart. This will make the shape of dart bottom. Again I would do this step until you have traced the master but it doesn't matter that much.











Bodice Back

Step 1
Draw a line from the right line of the bottom dart to the point of the shoulder

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Skirt of the Summer!

So topshop had an amazing bias satin skirt last season and this season they have given it a summer update and its back with a vengeance and I am loving it. Its such a chic  and easy look to pull off! Its one of those item which you can dress down with a bad jumper or t shirt or jazz it up for an evening look with a leather jacket a pair of heels and a chunky bracelet.
This skirt comes in so many beautiful colours and prints but my favourite has to be the purple. 





Saturday, 5 January 2019

Perfect Prints

I love a good print I love how it can take a simple garment and really elevate it and increase the drama. I have been experimenting with print design. I did my first sample I couldn't believe the amount of choice there is in terms of fabrics you can have digitally printed. So I was so excited this morning when it arrived I really pleased how it turned out. I don't think I would order it for a whole garment I think I would like to create a more complex and intriguing pattern.  But I also ordered some generic samples and I am keen to have another go. 
But it got me thinking about luscious prints being used now and how to style them to perfection:


My Sample:
Print Outfit Ideas: