Tuesday, August 31, 2010

60's Inspiration

For class I need to come up with a set of designs referencing an era and a design idea/detail. Since I'm such a fan of the 60's, guess what I've chosen!
60's and the future ( the idea of the future back then)
So I want to make a fitted mini shift dress out of a brocade or tapestry type fabric a la Courreges or Pierre Cardin.
If you want to see a film that shows 60's fashion and London - watch "Blow Up".

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Gorgeous New Tax Return Shoes :)

So this is what I got with this years tax return. Very, very, very happy indeed. They give me height and just make me feel as wonderful as any pair of new shoes will do. I wore them this evening and despite the 4.5 inch heel are ridiculously comfortable and I walked about a kilometer in them. I don't know about you, but i'm always having trouble finding a shoe that ticks all of my boxes.
They are from Fat at the GPO in Melbourne.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Goodfellas Collars

Still obsessing over collars! I love them all besides De Niro's as it's a bit regular.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Gaston Jaunet

The name 'Gaston Jaunet" popped into my head this morning while I was thinking about tailored shirts and collars.

In the early 90's I discovered a bunch of designer deadstock at the huge old Salvos shop that used to be on Smith St. It was amazing, all beautiful French designer threads. I wish I still had the gorgeous lilac cotton close fitting shirt AND an amazing pair of lilac wool tailored flared trousers!!! The prices were ridiculously cheap too. I also wish I had bought more and actually kept the stuff.

Anyhoo, recalling those beautiful pieces has inspired me to create a shirt reminisent of the one I had.
The shirt in the picture is nothing like the one I had, but it was the same shade.

Friday, August 13, 2010

miu miu collars

I'm very inspired by these beautiful collars, I kind of want to make something similar or at least start wearing collars in general. Also, I haven't been around for ages, was going to abandon the whole blog thing as my studies got in the way. But I really want to keep it going now. So hello to anyone who used to read my posts :)