Thursday, 31 December 2009

_Bear Cub!

This cape is Vivienne Westwood from 'Chaos Point' AW08. The inside is cut and slash, and the rest is faux fur.

_Christmas Day

Here are some photos from my christmas, I realise its New Years now, just been so busy working everyday. The last photo is of Rory opening his present that I made him. Its a squiggle cabinet!I used the Vivienne Westwood x Cole and Son wallpaper to upholster it. Am going to take another photo to see what its like without the wrapping on!


I came home after work last night and got straight on it. On my sewing machine that is! After bringing it from home it has been sleeping in the cubourd downstairs, so finally I got it out, and made my two best girlies their christmas prezzies. I went to Leeds market to get some materials. And now Im gona be sewing non-stop!No-ones gona be able to stop me!!:)

_Self Service

These are photos from Self Service AW 09 Its the Juergen Teller issue. I love this second photo, the bedroom looks lush, with all the bookshelves surrounding the bed. The photo is taken by Maciek Kobielski of the designer Vika Gazinskaya.I like the jumper the model in the first photo is wearing its by Herbie Mensah. I researched what Herbie Mensah was, and found out 'Mensah' is a vintage shop on Portobello Road that stocks vintage clothes by labels such as Biba, Christian Dior, Vivienne Westwood, Mary Quant and Ossie Clark. Seeing as I used to go to school on Pembridge road I'm surprised I haven't heard of it, must check it out!

Thursday, 24 December 2009

_slish slash slosh!

We went sledging yesterday, its so lovely to be able to in this gorgeous country side! My excitement for christmas is pretty much the biggest its ever been!!! Not long now!!...

Monday, 21 December 2009


One more day left of work and then you'll be flooded with Christmas photos!!!Iv got all my shopping done now,think I may of gone way overboard this year! Leaving Leeds after work to go down to Northamptonshire - where the boyf lives, SOOOOO excited!! x

Friday, 18 December 2009


Finally walked all the way along the strand in the freezing cold to the 'Poplife' Exhibition on at the Tate! And it was well worth the freezing fingers and toes!! I feel so cheeky putting up all the phots from exhibitions where photos are prohimited!!!Oh well!Free advertising for the Tate!

_Westwood Christmas Party!

Last Friday (cannot believe its been a week already, and only a week till Christmas!!), We had our Christmas Party. It was in an Italian Restaurant in Chelsea. We were given a three course feast, and endless wine on the tables. That's why I have had to borrow some photos from a few photographers, because when I got home I realised I took hardly any photos, that and my skills aren't up to theirs,haha!! It was a really lovely evening, nice to meet with the rest of the company and all in the spirit of Christmas!Thanks Westwood and Merry Christmas!

These last four photos are by Xingi.

Photo taken by Rory van Millingen

These last two photos are important. The penultimate is of Murray- Vivienne's life long colleague-who has worked along side her for decades standing with Sara Stockbridge-a muse and model of Vivienne's throughout the 80s and her daughter. And the last one is of Ashlie and Rachel (two lovely girls I work with) and Vivienne herself.


Here are some photos from The Baltic, Newcastle, I went on a day trip with Rory to see the exhibitions that I spoke about in an older post. The first three photos are from Martin Parr's 'Parr World', In one huge room there were collections of different things that fascinated him (art, postcards, various souvenirs).

Written on the Wall were his words "I have a collective gene". After walking around the whole thing it did make me think about continuing with collections. All children start collecting, be it rubber bands, pogs, gogos, marbles, my little ponies, its something we've all done at some point! And in this exhibition the collections were of things from the past 20 years which if they aren't collected by someone could easily be forgotten forever! Humans love nostalgia. I thought these watches with Osama Binladen faces on are crazy! And the various American Obama paraphernalia. Loved the spice girls choc bars!!!

The last photo is in Damien Hurst's 'Pharmacy' Exhibition.

The Baltic is a beautiful space, would really recommend it, and the shop is amazing.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

_Back soon...

Right so Ive come to London without my lead for my camera, so although I could post about lots of different exciting things, I dont think they'd have as much impact without photos. Alors, I'm back in Leeds tmw and then I will post my night away, about time I know!!Hope your all enjoying the snow! Bx

Thursday, 3 December 2009

_Absense makes the heart grow fonder...i hope!

I'm sorry i've been so rubbish recently,i've just been trying to fit in everything as it's the last few weeks of term for me. Last Week I went home to Rory's house to make his Christmas Present, it took me two full days of hard work, and I'm SO pleased with the results, I cannot wait to give it to him. After I finished that project I whipped up a quick dress on Rory's Mum's beloved sowing machine. And then, I had a few ideas of a little business I might begin, Avant Dark would be its name, thats the label i'd sow into the items, and it would be casual, day-wear,mainly dresses. But this is just a little idea at the moment, we'll see if I can find the time to progress with it. I dont know about all of you, but I'm feeling really excited about Christmas this year! I'm going home home in a few weeks, which I can't wait for, and then I'll really start going crazy with the Christmas shopping!!! Something Im also really excited for is the Westwood Christmas Party, which is only about a week away!Will write soon, blondiex