Fashion + Personal Style Blog

Monday, 21 November 2011

Creative Fun...

After getting over-excited as always in Manchester's 'Bead Shop' In Afflecks Palace I decided to make some jewellery from all the lovely finds I came across. I was especially inspired by the floral pieces and so created a ring and a few pairs of earrings using some of the floral flat backs, gold plated posts and a glue's the results. <3

 K x

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Competition Time...

Versace for H&M competition with Polyvore to celebrate the launch of 'The Very Best of Versace for H&M Collection'
The aim is to create a fab look using items from the collection on Polyvore and publish online.
Donatella will choose her favourite set to win 3 complete looks from the collection.

Each day the 10 best will win an exclusive Versace for H&M scarf! So here goes, wish me luck....

Friday, 21 October 2011

Versace for H&M...

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Here's a few of my favourite pieces from the collection, fingers crossed will get my hands on at least one of these beauties....exciting!! Got a feeling it's going to be a crazy one. Eeeek!
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VERY excited to hear that H&M have announced it's next collaboration will be with Versace avaliable in stores from 17th November!! Get ready for the mad rush for this fab little collection <3
The range will be over mens/womenswear also holding a limited number of home decor pieces.
LOVE the studded leather details, bold bright prints and body-conscious cuts.
This will also be followed pre-spring collection in January 2012....cannot wait!! 

"H&M asked for 25 looks and I gave them 31. It's like a rock star choosing their greatest hits."
Donatella Versace.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

I heart Meadham Kirchhoff...

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Ed Meadham and Ben Kirchhoff SS12 collection at LFW...slightly crazy but I love it! <3
The runway was decorated with huge balloon archways and the models with vintage cartoon appliqu├ęs, ruffles, fluff, candy colours and metallics which took over the catwalk, theatrical and fun with plenty of volume giving a playful atmosphere...a must see collection!
Nail Rock designs exclusively for Meadham Kirchhoff - Spring/Summer 2012. Amazing!! <3 <3
They mirrored the collection so well, with cute kitsch designs printed onto the adhesive wraps. Need these little beauties In my life! Apparently there's talk to put them on sale next spring...fingers crossed!!

K x

Monday, 19 September 2011

NYFW...a little in love with Preen!

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 My favourite find from NYFW, love, LOVE the Spring 2012 Preen collection! <3 By Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi with the mix of delicacy and darkness. Lace, ruffles and soft pastel colours that look almost good enough to eat. What's not to love about this playful, feminine collection?! 

K x

Saturday, 17 September 2011

The Exhibition

Photographer - Emma Pilkington (to the left) Model - Charlotte Wickham (centre)
Here I am with the lovely ladies who joined me at the photoshoot, Emma Pilkington the photographer and Charlotte Wickham the model...massive thank you to you both, couldn't have done it without your help!! All the hard work of final year finally paid off when it came round to the exhibition. It was great to see the looks coming together, getting a feel from all the inspiration that was around the studio from the previous months. This was actually the first chance we all  had to see everyone's collection as a whole and made it all seen really worth while.

K x

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Conflicting Chemistry Photoshoot



Designer - Katie Millar/Photographer - Emma Pilkington/Model - Charlotte Wickham
Here's a few pics from the photoshoot for my final collection...Following on with the juxtaposition of nature vs technology into the photography. Contrasting elements using earthy tones of the outdoors mixed with playful, eye-catching brights of the graffiti.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Conflicting Chemistry...Fashion Design and Technology

Consumer & Market board

Taking a few steps back to uni years on Fashion Design and Technology at Manchester. An insight into my final collection at university 2010...
Consumer and Market:
'A consumer with a love for life, influenced by the world around her.
In her twenties yet has this inner child giving a fun, playful and feminine outlook.
Seen as a way to escape the doom and gloom of the current economic climate.
Preferring quirky boutiques that add an original edge to her style.
Mixing bold on offs with casual add-ons fusing the look together.
Living in a fast paced life but often loving to retreat to nature, escaping from
the high tech world. Conflicting elements working together.'
Inspiration & Ingredients board
Inspiration & Ingredients:
'A juxtaposition of nature vs technology creating unexpected solutions.
Transforming the body with exaggerated shapes, outgrowths and imperfections.
Often imitating nature, creating volumising silhouettes that give a protective look.
Shielding the body like wearable sculptures or architecture giving reinforcement.
With a relaxed sporty feel and a sense of fun, not to be taken too seriously.'
Colour & Fabrics board
 Colour & Fabrics:
'Continuing the juxtaposition into the colour and fabric inspiration,
combining the technology of digital photography with the imperfections
of nature, playing with growth, rusting and moulding.
An earthy palette of versitile tones, yet with playful and eye catching brights.
Contrasting fabrics working together giving unexpected texture.
Ultra matt or shiny, stretch weaves and jersey, soft quilting and comfort.
Adding a relaxed and simplistic feel to the overall look with a sporty edge.'
The line up board
Final Collection:
This was the chosen line up of 30 outfits with flats and illustrations which had to be narrowed down to 5 to be put into production.
Final 5 outfits
 The Final 5 Outfits:
 This was the final 5 outfits which were made up for the collections photoshoot.
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