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Archive for February, 2013

London Fashion Week

Jeez isn’t today going far too quickly already…it’s gone 2pm and I’ve just realised so far today, I’ve only had a cup of tea! It’s totally my own fault as after the school run and Roxie’s dance lesson, I have been immersed in the trends emerging from London Fashion Week. Atleast I can say, this is all in the name of work as this research is all part and parcel of the new brief I am creating for…I am so lucky that the whole design process is so fun!!!

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So far, I absolutely love the show from Orla Kiely…what a show she put on, she really thought of covering every element  to create a unique stage show. If you haven’t seen the numerous videos and pictures flying around the internet, check out this link here from the website of London Fashion Week. It’s only 1min 28secs long and I gotta admit it was probably the best minute of my day so far! (Even better than my overly sugary tea!)  I must get a shifty on, so I will leave you with a new pattern I have been playing around with…

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Inspired!

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Whoever thought that a family outing to Lyme Regis, a small coastal town in West Dorset, little more than twenty miles from our home would be so inspiring!

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I am really loving the pastel colours that were so evident within the town and thats from ME…. a girl rarely inspired by muted colours.

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But don’t they look oh so gorgeous?! Thinking this may well be the inspiration behind the new brief that I start today.

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Not only were the colours more inspiring than I could ever remember but there were lots of interesting shapes around too…

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Aren’t these just so much better than ‘normal’ street lights!

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a little fun…

on a Sunday afternoon…BUTTERFLY3030YELLOW2

Check out my Facebook page to see a second color variation!