Landscape

Followed the Landscape tutorial by Graphic Designer www.deviantart.com/harrisonhow Took the drawing one step further by turning it into an oil painting – I’ve never used oil before and its so different to acrylic (it has taken so long to dry!) Kinda feel I’ve channeled my inner Bob Ross. Check out the rest of my dA by following THIS LINK!

Colour box now on sale!

New in stock via my Etsy shop is the Colour-Box collection. Based on 1950’s vintage style with a little creative flare thrown in for good measure, these dresses are designed to be simple, elegant and suitable for everyday wear.

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These dresses easily pull double duty and make cute off-beat vintage style bridesmaid dresses. Can be made in either 100% cotton, cotton poplin or dupion silk, in bright statement colours but with a little secret – underneath the skirt is a super fun petticoat in a brightly coloured net.

Want a closer look, follow the menu or click on a dress!

[Whooo!]

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To celebrate the opening of our shop, the first 100 customers will receive a free gift worth up to £12.00, customers can choose any colour from within our summer collection and have a choice between either a felt ring or a pair of earrings.

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Little Things.

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So my summer theme collection of jewellery is now available on Etsy through my shop, I am super excited about this the jewellery is made using fine Merino Wool and each carefully hand felted, these quirky pieces add a little something to any outfit while being very lightweight.

The ring is adjustable so it is comfortable and fitting for any finger and the earrings clip on for a fun alternative for unpierced ears!

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New In

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[Smiles like a loon] Here it is the new jewellery range now selling in my shop, it’s super cute and makes a statement with any outfit. Check out my shop HERE! or follow the menu above.

Making marks

Using a bamboo stick, dipped in paint.
Using a bamboo stick, dipped in paint.

A few quick mark making experiments always free the creative side of me, using different tools and black paint to test out directions lines with can be used on the body.

Diagonal lines created using a toothbrush.
Diagonal lines created using a toothbrush.

Apocalypse’d reality

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So, here is the second in a series of 3 illustrations to accompany my Apocalypsis project, I will be selling these on Etsy when my shop is up and running!

Thank you for liking the previous one – I’m so pleased that people like these illustrations!

End of the world fashion.

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Design specs for the Apocalypsis collection which consists of 6 outfits, all of which would be made in responsibly sourced fabrics. Starting on the left, the first is a “onsie” cape in grey and mustard colour thick linen, with a digitally printed hood worn with a simple shirt dress. No 2, is a brown t-shirt in a light cotton and linen panelled trousers that are decorated with blue digitally printed pieces. No 3, is a simple brown pencil skirt, with a digitally printed shirt and a decorative leather body piece.

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The 4th outfit is a pair of baggy trousers with 2 layered trapeze t-shirts, that can be overlaid which are digitally printed and the blue one has a detachable hood. No 5, is a fun and girly dress in grey linen with a 2 colour tutu with a grey leather decorative body piece and mustard colour jersey leggings – which are decorated with digitally printed blue pieces and finally the last outfit is a simple trapeze top in digitally printed silk, with an unusual “cutout”  floor length cape/dress in bright blue silk.

These pieces are decorated with the textiles patterns shown here.

Apocalypsis A/W ’14 collection line-up

Apocalypsis Collection line-up.
Apocalypsis Collection line-up.

The Apocalypsis collection consists of 6 outfits, all of which would be made in responsibly sourced fabrics where possible. Starting on the left, the first is a “onesie” cape in a grey and mustard colour thick linen, with a digitally printed hood, no 2. Is a brown top in a very light cotton and linen paneled trousers that are decorated with blue digitally printed pieces. No 3. Is a simple brown pencil skirt with a silk digitally printed shirt and a decorative leather body piece, the 4th outfit is a pair of baggy trousers with 2 layered trapeze t-shirts, that can be overlaid both of which are digitally printed and the blue one has a detachable hood. No 5. Is a fun and girly dress in grey linen with a 2 colour tutu, a grey decorative leather body piece and mustard coloured jersey leggings – which are decorated with digitally printed blue jersey pieces and finally the last outfit is a simple trapeze digitally printed top in silk with an unusual “cutout” floor length cape/dress in bright blue silk.

Patterns for the future

Apocalypsis textile pattern 1
Apocalypsis textile pattern 1

Apocalypsis design project, using my inspirations of a future post apocalyptic world, modern architecture and body adornment, interpreted with some modern abstract prints in colours that can represent future camouflage, which will in turn be used for decorating sections of my designs.

Apocalypsis textiles pattern 2
Apocalypsis textiles pattern 2

A darker body of colour

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The image I took from my research to experiment with darker colours, is a piece Harvey Nichols, commissioned Heatherwick studio to produce an installation to celebrate London Fashion Week 1997. I have fallen in love with the work this company produces, one of their more recent pieces being the Olympic Cauldron, for the London 2012 games, if you are unfamiliar with their work check it out it’s amazing.

So using an image of the piece called Autumn Intrusion to experiment with colours on the body, also including design specs of the garment, which can be altered to the wearers’ personal tastes.

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