Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Brynna : Home of a magical forest

They live in the middle of nowhere, but conveniently half an hour's drive from the capital of Wales : CARDIFF!
So there i was, in the hills, deciding i would take my dog for a walk at the wood at the bottom of the garden , and lo and behold i find this:

Extended Research Practices


ACTUALLY starting to find my footing with this at the moment.
Have quite a good solid idea, and i have a colour direction and branding sorted aswell as presenting it.

My theme is print and the 1940's, i've been looking at silhouettes such as Dior's New Look.
From that i began repeating the silhouette to make a print which i experimented with on fabric. (just cheap cotton but it was good to see how it all looked)
I'm then going to take shapes out of the fabric and applique them into silhouette inspiration ideas onto a blazer in 6 different parts; elbow, cuff, shoulder, neck, back and waist...

Tuesday, 20 October 2009


On the way home from university, we found these 2 trees covered in coloured string. It was incredible, i wish it had photographed better. The string was orange and grey. Colours for the season?


Back to school, back to a new year, but this year will be TOTALLY different.
I have decided that i am going to become a serious serious super committed fashion blogger.
I'm going to try and upload more interesting images, things and looks i find inspiration from and also some of my favourite outfits and looks on me instead of documenting my uni work.
This is a bit of new territory for me, so sorry if its not quite like the pages of Vogue quite yet, but i'll be learning.
NEW FAVOURITE WEBSITE : www.lookbook.nu
Music i'm feeling right now: Mumford & Sons

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Diary of an Intern - Day 12 - Wed 13th May

Busy busy busy
I arrived at the office early at 9.20am and started preparing the showroom for the next few clients. Turns out we have 3 today.
10am: My wardrobe (internet business)
12.30pm: Cruise (franchise)
4pm: Net - A - Porter (apparently the biggest seller of online clothes)
It all went very quick to be honest. Today was much better than yesterday in that i knew more of what i was doing so could help out better. The models knew the clothes better and could change a lot faster. all in all everything ran much smoother.
I felt i was also being acknowledged more in the room and was comfortable giving opinions. The girls from My Wardrobe asked for my name.
Tomorrow is a quiet one. I hope i get enough sleep tonight. think we're going out with Cat & Henry.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Diary of an Intern - Day 11: Tuesday 12th May

WHAT A DAY! so so so so tired.

It began with me heading to work for the much earlier time of 9am. On arrival, i found that i couldn't get in. I buzzed all the intercoms but it seemed none of the other staff had arrived yet. Esther wasn't answering her phone and then both the models turned up.
I managed to spot a cleaner inside the shop and persuade him to let me in. I spent about 10 minutes trying to tell him that i did actually work here before him letting me inside.

Once in i had to run round and make sure all the stationary in the showroom was perfect and all the selling books and folders were all out ready for the first client: Selfridges.
The first appointment was nerve wracking and i felt like a spare part for the beginning, but the ladies helped me feel at ease and we soon started the show. My job was the help dress the models, so give them the clothes in the right order and take them and hang the ones just worn back up. Both models were amazingly beautiful but one of them kept being really rude to me. She was so annoying but i just had to keep her sweet.
After Selfridges, we had an appointment with Hervia, who are a big franchise that run Vivienne Westwood in other areas of the country.
Hervia consisted of one man called Oscar, who was very lovely. (thankyou darling)
The whole day was a very busy one all in all, and i was very tired by the time 6pm came.
I rushed to get home because Henry and his friend and also Cat were coming to stay tonight.
We ended up rowing up the canal for an hour and then going to our trusty old friend The Lock Tavern.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Diary of an Intern: Day 10 - 11th May

Today is the day before appointments. I had to make sure that everything looked amazing. We spent most the day cleaning the showroom and i took pictures of all the garments.

My favourites include:
The jacket is actually amazing.

Then I had to make all the fabric books with small samples inside, and selling books, which will be spread on the tables for clients to browse through and help them with their order. turns out we only do these appointments for the big clients like Harrods, Selfridges etc.

Much later on in the day i had to make sure that everything was merchandised on the rails. I felt very much involved with this task and felt like i contributed a lot. Nuria and Esther asked my opinion on things and i helped them to the best of my knowledge.

I much prefer this side of fashion.

I did this rail all by myself :D

Diary of an Intern 2nd Weekend in London

I <3 Luella sample sale
i bought an amazing dark green riding jacket with black velvet lapels and buttons. it is amazingggggggggggg and apparently retails at £400+ . Lucky me got it for £30.
I tried to find a picture on the internet but couldn't. I found this longer version of it though in red. It's literally cropped to just below the pockets.
In other news, me and Bec made another visit to the Lock Tavern on friday night and i spent money i wasn't supposed to spend all day saturday and sunday on Brick Lane. Bad me.