Tuesday, 16 February 2010

RIP Alexander McQueen (Lee)

After searching for the words to express the massive loss to the fashion world following the tragic death of Alexander McQueen I have now found some other peoples words that are faaaar better!

“We are deeply saddened at the news of Lee McQueen’s untimely death. He was a visionary and will continue to be an inspiration to generations of designers. He won Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards an unprecedented 4 times and his impact was global. We are immensely proud to have had him on the London catwalk. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this sad time.”
- British Fashion Council

"Alexander McQueen's unique creativity burned unforgettable images on the mind's eye of fashion. He conjured unbelievably theatrical feats on his runway-disturbing, beautiful, provocative - an incomparable sensationalist who made the impossible happen for his audience. His genius as a cutter was miraculous to watch in action and the results produced an unmistakable look recognised around the world. His tragic loss will be an unimaginable blow to his sisters, who he adored." 
- Sarah Mower, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent / US Vogue & Style.com

Thanks to:


Thursday, 11 February 2010

My Amelias Profile

My Amelias Profile

Ester Kneen

Ester Kneen
Ester Kneen is a Designer/Maker living in South East London.
Having recently graduated from the BA (hons) Design degree at Goldsmiths College, she is currently working on the development and extension of her graduating project, Reclaiming Craft. The project was based around the relevance of craft in contemporary society. By making tools for ‘craft in transit’ Ester aimed to encourage creativity in every situation. What became clear was that the benefits of this expression of creativity were extensive. Her investigation into Craft’s associations with ‘homemaking’ and a recent ‘nesting’ trend (as a reaction to political, social and economic ‘unrest’) led to examination into the benefits of creative expression in times of turmoil. The project intended to demonstrate craft as an immersive and sensorial experience.
Ester’s keen interest in all things crafty means she can be found selling at many craft sales events such as ‘A Little Bazaar’ as well as on her online shopReclaiming Craft.
The project has now developed into the designing, making and selling items to enable the crafter in everyone. These items include mini weaving loom jewellery and DIY crafty kits.
Check out Ester’s online presence:
Online Shop
Blogs here and here.

Project Recycle- time to get creative!

Project Recycle- time to get creative!

On Saturday 30th January contributor Ester Kneen attended 'Project Recycle', an event hosted by SuperSweet Magazine and Beyond Retro.

Thursday February 11th, 2010 2:19 pm
Held in one of Dalston’s creative hubs, ‘The Shopping Village’ studios, a group of designers, fashionistas and vintage clothing aficionados got together for a crafty event. It was a day filled with chocolaty treats, cups of tea and of course, creation.
Imagery throughout courtesy of Ester Kneen. Image depicting back issues of SuperSweet Magazine.
The aim of the event was to create sculptural pieces made from old SuperSweet magazine issues and discarded vintage clothing, to exhibit in an exhibition to be held in Beyond Retro’s huge Cheshire Street store in March. I had my piece planned out beforehand and had decided I would attempt to make a sixteenth century style neck ruff, from layer upon layer of concertina-folded pages of SuperSweet and pieces of fabric taken from vintage finds.
Image depicting Ester’s ruff collar halfway through.
An adventurous idea perhaps, with the time I had to produce it! Nevertheless, in between playing dress up and munching on cookies I cracked on with my making. By the end of the day I had produced 8 layers, a good effort but not quite thick enough! Luckily I was able to take my unfinished creation home to finish later.
Image depicting Ester’s ruff collar at the end of the workshop.
You too can take part by collecting some issues of ‘SuperSweet’ (maximum of 7) from Beyond Retro and making a piece at home. Perhaps you could hold your own event, complete with cookies and chocolaty treats?
Image depicting one of the organisers, Vicky in her stellar creation.
Deadline for entries is March 13th 2010.
More workshops will be run, so contact tiffany@supersweet.org for further details of upcoming events. Check out the website to see some of the entries and for more info.

see original article here

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Buy my temporary tattoos for Valentines Day!

Check out the temporary tattoos I've been making, I can customise any banner to say the name of your loved one. They are really easy to remove so you can wear them just for one day! And they are cheap! Prices range from £1.50 - £3. Visit my etsy shop.

Temporary Tattoos... HELL YEAH!

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Swash (SS 2010)

Just found an amazing blog post from stylebubble with amazing pics of Swash's Spring/Summer 2010 collection.

The prints look absolutely beautiful and the photography and styling is soooo inspiring. If these images don't make you want to buy every item you are CRAZY!

Thanks to stylebubble!
And Swash!