Monday, 8 April 2013

Blood Bank

These two are the only things I've had on my mind today. They're getting me through writing a tortuous project I have six hours to finish. They make me really happy in a calm, melancholic way. Hope you have/had a wonderful day.


Sunday, 7 April 2013

Jean-Charles Castelbajac F/W 2013

Jean-Charles Castelbajac F/W 2013

Jean-Charles Castelbajac F/W 2013
So if you know me, or have read this blog at all, my love for the Pre-Raphaelites and Romanticism will be evident (this post reflects my love for Ophelia from Hamlet quite nicely, and also, my banner...?). And when my lovely friend Sofía was delightful enough to tweet me THIS, I actually died. So it took me a week to look into this collection, but I finally did. And well... *SIGH* This collection is stunning as a whole but I have definitely become obsessed with the prints, mostly because they include my favorite painting, 'Ophelia' by John Everett Millais.  I am a big fan of reflecting/mirroring images, and it's a technique (for lack of a better word) I use in my presentation dossiers for class all the time, because it gives dimension and a different light to a photograph or painting otherwise perhaps too unexciting. Some of the other prints in the collection are mirrored and are as beautiful, featuring beautiful paintings as well.
Jean-Charles Castelbajac F/W 2013
Also can we talk about this amazing dress and how it reminds me of Fantastic Mr. Fox? And don't we all need some Wes Anderson in our lives? Thought so.

To see the full collection you click here (where I got the photos, too)!

I hope you find this as wonderfully inspiring as I did. It's been two days in a row with inspiration, I hope you're happy, because it makes me happy to find beautiful things like this. Also my friend Sofía who kindly introduced me to this beauty has a blog she hasn't updated in a while but is wonderful nonetheless, check it out HERE. Thanks for reading, and hope you enjoyed!   

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Meadham Kirchhoff

Hi. :)
Browsing through Rookie today I came across another 'Behind the scenes' post on Meadham Kirchhoff. For all of you who don't know, it's a brand made up of Benjamin Kirchhoff and Edward Meadham, and, ever since I discovered them through Rookie (through this post ) my whole concept on fashion was kind of turned upside down. I had just begun my first year of studying fashion design, and I was (still am) unsure of what style or route to follow when it comes to design, so this was an essential moment for me and an enormous inspiration.

The feelings I developed for MK were, especially at the time, exceptionally large. I had been in love with Courtney Love for quite some time, and seeing her being reflected as MK's collection inspiration was too much for me. If you have time, check out that post, it's beyond beautiful and it's also an extremely insightful view from within a designer's studio, which to me is always the most exciting part of a collection.

Today I wanted to share my love for the Fall/Winter 2013 collection a little bit, which you can see above, because I've been in dire need of some proper inspiration lately, and this collection has come around to greet me happily, especially in the midst of designing a mini-collection for one of my classes, based on the kind of unknown Japanese subculture Mori Kei (or Forest Girl). It's looking like a good project for me, I'll keep you posted :).

On another note, I have (the past couple of days) caught up with "Game of Thrones" the series and I am writing all of this with a proficient british accent in my mind. It's kind of hard to not write like Ygritte would speak, with the best accent ever. So I am very happy with my having watched the show and am very in love with Sansa and Arya and also Cersei Lannister because pls. Also honorary mention to Khaleesi's hair and everyone's clothes and everyone's names.

Also me and my Rookie fan friends have just begun a Book Club/everything Club blog that you should check out HERE.

Hope you have a lovely day. xx