Sunday, 27 July 2008
Wednesday, 23 July 2008
I recently decided that all books I make from now on will be branded! Here is the front of the first one I have done this for:
It is on a two-tone mauve pearlescent front book, with a printed fashion illustration I did when I was about 17 in ink and watercolour. This blog entry I submitted a couple of weeks ago explains how I was using old artwork, and I wanted to do it again! I think I drew each side of the body, shoulder to foot, in one pen stroke, mainly influenced by the life-drawing classes I was having at the time. I remember struggling with proportion, but as I was also being exposed to the stylised, elongated high-fashion drawings, I loved the exaggerated limbs and this helped me see that I didn't have to draw in proportion when it came to fashion illustrations, they could be anything!
So back to my new book! I originally wanted to brand my books with this imagery:...but the size I had to have it at so that it actually looked like 'branding' ended up making my little lady pretty much obsolete and a lot of detail was lost as the card I use for the back and front cover has a special finish. I decided to take her out, and left it with a more simple look! I will probably fiddle around with this for a while, but I am quite happy with it at the moment.
Saturday, 19 July 2008
I bought samples of Little 5, Honeysuckle Sweet Tea, Coconut Lotus, and Speakeasy Vanilla... all very yummy, both smelling and sounding!!! I can't decide which I like the most yet, I think I need to wear each one for a whole day and see which one grows on me... which will then help me decide which one to get in a bottle!
There are many shops on Etsy that sell Bath and Beauty products so it can be overwhelming deciding which to buy from... but when I came across wiggleperfume's shop, I knew it was The One! The entire shop is merchandised, head to toe, with notions of the 1920's (my favourite decade)... and seeing the Speakeasy Vanilla perfume further clarified this!
I can be so easily wooed when it comes to how things are presented, and this is a huge example of it!
Monday, 14 July 2008
From this blog entry here, you can see that I love all things Ancient Egyptian.. so, when I saw this necklace on eBay, I just had to get it. It's one of the most common Egyptian Revival pieces made, I'm certain you've all seen it, but I like to think I got the nicest one!Next is this Aurora Borealis Owl Brooch... that I would never ever wear...
...but there was something about it that made me want it. Maybe because it is just completely ridiculous looking with an overload on rhinestones, and it's quite a big piece too, about 2.5". If it was a cute, dainty thing it would be a lot more wearable!
Next up is a beautiful deco-type buckle with a striking blue cabochon. I'm going to make it into a belt some time soon so will keep you updated with that! And lastly, I couldn't resist this elegant rhinestone bracelet... which is just too big for me!
Friday, 11 July 2008
Tuesday, 8 July 2008
After I was done browsing, I went to my shopping cart and saw that there were only two chiffon tops. I was sure I had put more in! Do you ever get that? Anyway, I was happy that I wasn't spending too much as they only cost £10($20) each from an original £28($56) each!
I couldn't wait to get them and when I did, they were so much more prettier than I expected! The lavender coloured chiffon top is my most favourite out of the two, it also has a little tie at the back which wasn't even evident on the website, and makes me love it even more because it's a lot more flattering and softer on the overall shape of the top. I was a bit concerned with what I would wear underneath as I'm not much of a chiffon-wearing-in-the-daytime person! ... but I found a simple white cami top in my wardrobe that suited both.The ivory coloured one was also very sweet and I completely adore the sleeve detailing!