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Monday, 1 June 2015

My Final Collection

Garment and Fabric Design
Tania Hinds 

Pattern and Garment Production
Horace NG

Jack Pasco (link)

Georgia Hope (link)

Laura Webb

Urban Outfitters (link and they are on sale!)

So here it finally is, my final collection. The past week since I finished has been so busy with graduate fashion week and of course a few celebration that its taken me a really long time to get around to posting this. And honestly I was a bit scared to do it. It feels so personal like I'm exposing myself a little a bit but I had to get over myself and stop being stupid! Ive never been one to shout about my work or put it online but now that its all done expect a few more posts after this one as I do want to share it.

My degree was in textiles and there was no actual requirement to produce garments but that was always my aim.
I designed and wove the fabrics, had the fabric professionally dyed and finished, designed the garment shapes and worked with my very talented friend Horace Ng to create the patterns. Then only after all that they were sewn up into the seven garments you can see here. There are seven in total, more than I has originally planed but I had quite a lot of fabric to work with so it meant I could create more and it seemed a shame to waste it.
There are two pairs of trousers, two T-shirts, a dress and two bra tops in all in different fabrics.

And thanks for sticking around while I was absent, Im very excited to get back to blogging over the summer!


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Sunday, 22 March 2015

Life | On Pause

So it doesn't take a genius to realise I've been pretty absent form all of my online spaces.
I'm currently in the the few months of my final year of my textiles degree. I thought my blogging and youtube presence and posting frequency would go down but that was somewhat naive.

I don't think I have ever been this stressed, busy, sleep deprived and mentally and physically worn out. Not even when I was interning during fashion week in New York with no days off for a month!
To say that my uni work is consuming my life would be somewhat of an understatement. It is my entire life right now.

I am not the first nor will I be the last person to go to university and I know a lot of bloggers who managed to keep a regular schedule while studying and seriously well done. I don't know how you did it because I can't even fathom it being a possibility.

I chose not to post about or show any of my textile work online until after the degree show. I just didn't want any images out there until I was 100% sure of my collection and the direction it was going to take.

I am really proud of what I am working on and I can't wait to share it all with you when I am finished.
The end is near and I'm excited and terrified and so sad that I wont be a student for much longer but at 24 years old its probably abut time I join the real world!

Also I wanted to say thank you for still sticking around! For being so understanding and supportive even though I have been the worst for long breaks and silences. I love blogging and I miss it so much.

Fingers crossed everything from now until the 26th of May (my final hand in date) stays somewhat on track. But I'll just be happy with just no major disasters!


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Saturday, 29 November 2014

New Additions | Topshop and River Island Black Boots

I posted this Wishlist a few weeks ago now, Featuring some boots I had spotted.
I have been seriously bad at blogging lately but its my final year of my degree and uni work is taking up all of my time.

Anyway I was lucky enough to get a few vouchers and some money for my birthday and yesterday I got around to spending them.
I knew I wanted get some new some new boots with it. Ordinarily I would order everything clothing wise online but when it comes to shoes I prefer to try on both sizes. Having feet that fall into the half size category make it a tad annoying and every shop is slightly different. So I stupidly picked 'Black Friday' to go and try them on.

Why the UK have decided we need all this Black Friday mania is beyond me but that is a whole other blog post!

I had my eye on these Topshop beauties for a while and had intended to pick them up after my birthday.
The River Island pair, not so much. I don't wear heels really ever. I am 5'9 and I find adding any extra height makes me more awkward and definitely more clumsy. But maybe it about time I embraced it a little more. Yes I will be nearly 6ft2 In these shoes but you know what who cares! They are lovely and were in the sale for a mere £30. And they are real leather. Bargain.

Money well spent if you ask me!

Oh and for reference The Topshop boots do run small. I had to size up to an 8 but in River Island I was fine with my usual 7.


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