FASHION BABES | SS15

Hey everyone.

Super sorry for lack of blogging. Life gets in the way yada yada. Plus I’ve felt a bit lost.

For example, Am I really good enough to be a Print designer? On the other hand, do I want to be a Graphic Designer? Are the two ultimately so intrinsic that I can focus on both without appearing not to have specialised!?

And then I drive myself a bit mental over thinking, re thinking. Again. and Again. And then I go to my day job, dreaming. But its good to dream. And then I kindly remind myself to just do what I love with the help of Rachel Taylor and her inspirational online modules. I’m currently on module 3 and LOVING IT YES SIR I AM.

And then I find this competition again. Its by Ohhdear – you may remember my cushions.  And with OHDEER you can be a mesh of designers in one and showcase your prints for people to buy. And that suits me.

AND it just so happens I have a VERY RELEVANT SS15 collection up my sleeve which is READY to showcase and is available for purchase.

Reasons to buy;

Firstly do you ever need a reason to buy a trend led, well researched, SS15 KEY wardrobe piece? I think not.

If you buy it now, not only will you be UBER ahead of yourself in terms of FASHION BABES as these key pieces will carry you through from SS14 – 15 – but that these trend led pieces you will be wearing, ACTUALLY MEAN SOMETHING .

 

MY BALL is LIVE  and ready to purchase in a variety of colours and silhouettes

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MY BALL is a romantic and poetic focus on the beautiful landscape and how our digital age offers a celebration of fresh new scenes and new perspectives. Often in our over informed and overly communicated world, we don’t take a step back to focus, contemplate or reevaluate anything. This design offers a reminder of the importance to ‘focus’.

 

HE WHO GOES  is LIVE and ready to purchase in a variety of colours and silhouettes

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HE WHO GOES is a romantic and nostalgic focus on our beautiful landscape. By celebrating the ‘digital’ through localised scenic views, this design offers a new, relevant, and poetic perspective to our familiar landscape. He Who Goes offers the idea of wearing localised scenic comfort in our ever growing multifaceted and information overloaded age.

 

PATSY is LIVE and ready to purchase in a variety of colours and silhouettes

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PASTY is a romantic and digitalised focus on the floral print. By celebrating the subject matter of nature through a high definition lens, this print celebrates a beautiful fresh newness with a relevant SS15 colour palette.

 

So there you have it. #ontothewebwegotopurchase

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TELL ME YOU NEED A CUSHION?

So the last few weeks have been very interesting for me (I do apologise for being so absent)!

I’ve entered two design competitions just to test the waters… get used to setting up artwork to spec and to actually see how well my creations are being received. It’s daunting because the stuff out there is REALLY good. And I mean REALLY.

There is no way on earth I will win any of them but I have bloody loved every second of designing them. The buzz you get when your work is mocked up is insane. The feedback I have received to date has been rather positive! People have ACTUALLY bought my cushions!

Friends sharing the competition on their Facebook walls has been so delightful, as has receiving some lovely emails congratulating me for taking the plunge…

Below are the 3 I have entered for the Homebase and Ohh Deer.

I would love to have your feedback. Or perhaps you would even like to buy one? Be the proud owner of one? They do make for a great stocking filler!! For a limited time only… November 6th!

BUY / SPEND /SPLURGE. Then maybe, just maybe, I will become one step close to becoming a Surface Pattern Designer AKA  dream job.

STOP FLOATING AROUND

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Available until 6th November, to purchase please click here STOP FLOATING AROUND

FLORAL FAUVE MYSELF

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Available until 6th November, to purchase please click here – FLORAL FAUVE MYSELF

INTO THE WOODS WE GO. AGAIN.

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Available until 6th November, to purchase please click here – In To The Woods We Go. Again.

Below are some additional colour and scale combos I played with. I’m addicted.

Stop Floating Around V3

Stop Floating Around V2

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Cheeky Sneeky Peaky

The corner of my new Surface Pattern! Looking forward to finishing and showing you the real deal… Holdingout.com

 

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Did somebody say Retro Print?

Newly created retro print. Inspired by; ‘get outta tan’ ‘stripes and our good friends, ‘circular objects.’, With an emphasis on colour, this retro print, in three colour ways is my latest portfolio piece… simples.

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English Rose Garden Print – A New Addition

So today I created another addition to my English Rose range.  I’ve enjoyed playing around with colour and scale. I’ve tried hard not to mask any of the brush strokes with my ‘playing’ in the hope that the impasto quality still comes through. Like the ethos of our design friends Etro, I want to give the illusion that if wearing this print, you would be wearing ‘art’ – something unclassified, intelligent and beautiful.

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English Rose Garden Print

Inspired by my background in art history, love of thick, impasto oil paints,  and Ted Bakers Oil Painting Print I designed this little number! I painted simple motifs typically found in an English Rose garden, and then photoshoped it hard. I hope you like…

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Prep…. art space for the day…

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Motifs…

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New Designers

This exhibition had my attention. I stumbled upon this complete gem when I took my ‘already dead Samsung, but I am going to try to save you phone’ to the repair center in the Business Design Center in Angel. On the downside I lost £60 on a non-repairable phone, but in the hour waiting for it not to be repaired, I gained a magnificent insight into the minds of the UK’s top Design graduates at the New Designers 2013 exhibition. If you love prints/texture/colour/space, this exhibition is for you. What felt so special and different was that the designers were all there, milling around, being all approachable and ting.

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Katie Whitton’s work was my fave.

 

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