Thursday, 15 March 2012

A day in London...

The view of Oxford Street on the 6th level of London College of Fashion
I spent the day in London on Wednesday, I had a very busy day. I started off with dropping clothes off from an editorial to The National Costume hire, then I headed to Oxford Street which is always a bad move for my bank balance. I had an interview planned with Jonathan Baker, course director of visual merchandising and the writer of inspiration VM blog I thought in preperation I would have a walk and get inspired by some of the shop windows.
Simple yet eye-catching. Topshop, Oxford Circus

Topman, Oxford Circus

More simple windows from Topshop, Oxford Circus

Zara, Oxford Street. Interesting and eye-catching window display

Selfridges, Oxford Street

More eye-catching window displays at Selfridges.

One of the more boring window displays at Selfridges at the moment, but still elegant and simple

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Katy Perry goes burlesque for Inteview magazine.

Katy Perry look's astonishing on the front cover of Interview magazine, showing Russell Brand exactly what he is missing! I honestly thought it was Liz Hurley at a first glance. I love the use of colour on top of the black and white image, it really is eye-catching which is so important for a front cover. Photography: MIKAEL JANSSON

Sunday, 11 March 2012


I am writing an article all about conceptual artist Pandemonia for the fifth Issue of Third Floor. I have blogged about him before but after an extensive few hours researching her I am fully transfixed with the image she portray's and the life she lead's. She answered in one interview that she doesn't leave the house unless dressed as 'Pandemonia' but then how would we know, if nobody know's who Pandemonia even is? Here are the images from i-D winter issue shot by Peter Ashworth.
My favorite outfit by Pandemonia. I think the speech bubble speaks for itself!

One of the most well known Pandemonia outfits, another favorite!

The Red Sweeping hair also makes a huge statement.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Technology & Fashion

I have been busy researching Technology in fashion over the past couple of days for an article I am writing. It is a fascinating subject and as technology advances its influence in fashion is ever increasing. I found myself most impressed by company CuteCircuit, which is a fashion company based in London who are pioneer's in the field of 'wearable technology'. You may recognise the dress they designed for Katy Perry back in 2010 which helped her WOW the red carpet with her dress containing 3000 LED's that are embroidered into the embellishment of the dress. 

The dress I am most fascinated by and impressed with is 'The Galaxy Dress' which was the centre piece of 'Fast-Forward: Inventing the future'. Containing 24,000 full colour LED's it is the largest wearable display in the world. The result is simple mesmerising!
All CuteCircuit garments are designed by Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz. The company are also accountable for the amazing 'hug shirt' which through an sms style message enables a hug stimulation to be send through your shirt. What next?

Behind the scenes at Oblivion editorial shoot for Third Floor.

Yesterday I assisted photographer Jenifer Frazer at the first editorial shoot for Third Floor Publication. It was a very tiring day but I have a feeling the picture's are going to be amazing. The whole team worked together well and I can't wait to see the finished results. We shot at Dinton Folley in Buckinghamshire which is a beautiful location. Brilliant day. K x

Monday, 5 March 2012

Front cover ideas!

I've been busy today brainstorming ideas for the front cover of Issue Five of Third Floor Publication. 

Here are a couple of mood boards to give you an insight into my front cover ideas!
Selection of front covers I love!
General mood/theme of the front cover.
We are featuring an interview with famous illustrator David Downton in this year's issue and an idea is to ask him to illustrate an image we have taken for the front cover. It would be an amazing opportunity and great to say that David Downton illustrated the front cover!


Sunday, 4 March 2012

Street Style snaps from LFW

I know they are a bit late but here are some street style snaps I took from Somerset House at LFW. I had a press pass as a writer of Third Floor Publication and the whole week was an amazing experience.

Me with Pandamonia

DIY: Step by step to a sequined collar!

You will need:
1 boring shirt to spice up!
1 pack of sequins (colour your own choice)
1 needle
1 thread (again colour your own choice)
Like me, you may have googled 'how to sequin my collar' or something similar. I just wanted to really spice up my wardrobe a bit without spending much money. So I bought a packet of black sequins for 60p and some black thread.
My shirt to start with.
I simply started by sewing on the sequins and the bottom of one side of the collar. I decided I didn't want to do too much, just enough to stand out and look different from before. Sequin's are a great way to quickly transform and outfit and make your outfit unique.
My finished product

Why does Pandemonia get front row?

I created a blogspot last year and since then I have mainly used tumblr to update my thoughts, inspirations and to document my work. However I am now back on blogspot.

For those of you with an interest in the fashion world that haven't yet heard of Pandamonia or seen the 7ft conceptual artist, remember the name! Underneath the extravegant costume's is in fact a male fine artist with a longing to feel beautiful. I caught up with him at London Fashion Week and asked him a few questions.

Me. What inspires you to dress like this?
Pandamonia. For me it is exclusivity, an expression of yourself. What you wear is what you are, it's what you buy into. I'm buying into the modern dream, I'm buying into fashion and the idea of beauty. I get my idea's from people I see, adverts and things I see in magazine's.
Me. Do you feel good when you are dressed like this?
Pandamonia. Yes it does feel good like this, it's all glossy it's all about glossiness and shininess. I make the designs myself, I'm a fine artist and I also make lots of sculptures. 
I'm interested to find out why Pandamonia get's offered front row at fashion events, he must clearly  hinder the view for people sat behind him, but it does make for an interesting front row. 
Me talking to Pandemonia at LFW A/W 2012