Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fashion : Photo Shoot 2

Here are some more of my designs. This is a jumpsuit with bead detailing and a wrap around skirt with an oversized bow attatched. The photographs were taken by the Style Design College photography students.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Big Pony Collection by Ralph Lauren

I just watched the advert for Ralph Lauren's Big Pony collection and I absolutely love it! I love the preppy vibe with the solid colour tee and plain number or symbol.

 "The four scents are supposed to represent: sport, seduction, adventure and style and shots from Weber capture all of these themes; with the ad campaign having a preppy, yet casual feel." - http://blog.myfdb.com/2010/10/saddle-up-ralph-laurens-big-pony-is-here/

images from google images

Ralph Lauren

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Fashion : My Design for Kate Middleton

Excitement is definitely in the air as we near the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. If I was to design a dress for her it would be a soft, feminine dress with many layers and a long veil. The asymmetry of my dress would suit her frame perfectly and the soft pearly pink would match her complexion.

All boards by Bianca van Rooyen (Just Bee)

Trend Setting Accessories

Besides studying fashion design I also work at a trend setting accessory shop called Sass Diva. Every time I go into work I feel so inspired by all the unique pieces. Here are a few of the most popular trends in store at the moment :

Aphrodite Earrings

Glam Grunge Necklace


Alex Perry Necklace

Golds, Browns and Nudes:

Necklace, Set of Bangles and Earrings from Sepia Range.

My Favourite Accessory Trend:

Ring from Sepia Range

Ring from Alex Perry Range
Ring from The Dark Side

Inspiring Costume Designer : Colleen Atwood

I am so obsessed with Alice in Wonderland and so I was delighted that Colleen Atwood won an Oscar this year for her costume designs in the film. She has been involved in producing costumes for over 50 films and has been nominated for 9 Oscars and has won 3 for her work in Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha and now Alice in Wonderland. Her work in Alice in Wonderland must have been so challenging due to all the size changes that Alice goes through and the clothing that she wears are very cleverly referenced to the animated dress Alice is associated with.  Here are a few examples of her sketches :