The Lady is a Tramp

Happy Monday!
Today I sat my Fashion Marketing & Retailing exam, which marked the official end to semester 1, and that can only mean one thing: holidays! After having painfully watched the Textiles students leave the Halls early last week for their Christmas holidays, I now too have the luxury of being able to go home, stress free.  Hence, I'm in a very good mood!  Despite being the only one left on my floor (or rather, the block - everyone seems to have gone home for Christmas already) I leave for my hometown tomorrow morning, and to say that I'm looking forward to it is most definitely an understatement.
It has been a good semester, & I'm really enjoying my course, even if it general First Year.  I have learnt how to work an industrial sewing machine & overlocker; how to pattern cut; and we all got to design & make 2 garments (a shirt, & a skirt, for Womens Wear).  I have also handed in 4 portfolios, including 1 for Visual Presentation (all about Photoshop, Illustrator, DreamWeaver), & sat an exam for the Fashion Marketing module.  It has been a busy semester to say the least, but living with a great bunch of people has made this term extremely enjoyable.
I'm about to start packing for tomorrow, but I thought I'd leave you with an OOTD.  Hope you're all stress free too! :)

Top: Topshop
Shorts: Topshop Boutique
Tights: Primark
Shoes: ASOS


Uni Project #3

Skirt Design
Just as we had to do with our shirt, our 3rd project - designing and making a skirt - had to be photographed and edited in the style of i-D magazine.  I got an overall A for my shirt project, which I was really happy with, but I noticed that our photograph was marked "Excellent" & "Very Good" (your marked for appropriateness of image and text layout, as well as how well it fits in with i-D).  This time round I hope I can improve my mark and get at least 2 "Excellents", simple because I always like to make sure I'm improving. 
So the final skirt design is in the picture above.  It is made to look as if it's 2 skirts in one, but really the corners that stick out are pockets.  The front & back look the same, apart from the back has a seam down the middle and an invisible zip.  Also, I don't know if you can see them in this picture, but there are 2 rectangular cut-outs on either side close to the bottom of the skirt.   It was inspired by Tony Cragg sculptures, hence the tagline at the bottom.
Our brave & beautiful half-naked model, Zoe, posed for our skirt's covershoot.  Check out her blog & Tumblr.


Vivienne Westwood Fashion Film.

Yellow Brick Road
You guys all know by now that I'm studying Fashion Communication at Uni.  A few weeks ago, I was approached by Ashleigh - a 2nd year Fashion Comm. student - who asked if I could be her model for her first Fashion Film project.  'Moving Image' is a module included the course, and for their project the Fashion Comm. students had to pick from one of the many fashion label's sold in Urban Outiftters, and create a short fashion film to promote it, in the style of the brand.  Ashleigh chose Vivienne Westwood Anglomania.
Find out more about the inspiration behind the video on Ashleigh's blog.  Just to give you some background information though, the video follows the short-lived high of a scarecrow when she snorts some gold (a drug, in this video).
I had a great time shooting it, and the end result is great!  I genuinely cannot wait to start doing all this in 2nd year! Hope you guys like it, a lot of work has been put into it! :)

*All credit goes to Ashleigh. Check out her blog here.