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Posts tagged LOL
Fashion illustrator Jennifer Lilya, who recently was announced as one of CUTOUT mags top ten fashion illustrators *ROUND OF APPLAUSE PLEASE* is about to make use of one of her many other talents - collaging.
The other day I was snooping around Facebook - when I came across this wonderful photograph on my news feed:
Aren’t they beautiful!!
If you - like me would LOVE one of these in your boudoirs (or house to you normal folk) then fear not as Jennifer Lilya is soon to be including these lovely items in her etsy store! *YAY*
MAKE SURE you keep track: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jenniferlilya
From looking at other photographs on her website, I have concluded that if you arm a talented fashion illustrator with piles of magazines - your left with beautiful collages here, there and quite literally everywhere!
Wouldn’t you just love your walls to look like this? You’d certainly have the most eclectic, eccentric and fashionable house ever!
For more pictures and news on Jennfier Lilya’s collaging visit her website:
and her facebook page:
and BE SURE to follow her blog for all of her latest updates!!
If your feeling brave enough, post a reply with a photograph of one of your collages!
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You may remember that a few weeks back I posted about a new blog I was about to make:
KNIT that TREND…
Well guess what - its finally here!!
Click the attached URL to see the fabulous knitting blog (if I do say so myself) that keeps the ‘granny stigma’ away from knitting!!
Recent posts include Elle magazine & HOUSE OF HOLLAND - If you want to know what they have to do with knitting you’ll just have to click the URL to find out!
Remember to follow the blog as I will be posting every week day from now on - with exciting news, posts, knitting patterns & free giveaways! So click the link - and get your needles at the ready!
If you, like lots of people make the mistake of thinking trends come only from the runway - and that there is nothing else to it… then let me break it too you sweetly:
Honey… your wrong.
The truth is - trends are predicted by buyers & forecaster who then report back to their designers with colours, textures, prints, shapes (basically the whole shebang) on what is going to be in Vogue a few seasons down the line.
How do they predict this? Well - most of them refer to what we call ‘The Zeitgeist’. This is a theory made up by Nystrom, its basically is a way of putting together everything that has happened in a certain space of time. All the significant, dominant & accidental events + art vogues (i.e. anything from the art industry) along with anything else that may have had an impact on the public.
Below are a couple of diagrams I have made to try and show you what ‘The Zeitgeist’ is:
So here we have The Zeitgeist for 2011.
(This is mainly focused on the UK by the way…)
In the diagram above we have the following:
- The wedding of Prince William & Kate Middleton.
-Andy Warhol being exhibited for the first time in 60 years across the UK.
-The recession - yes unfortunatley it is still around… and apparently its only going to get worse! (this makes me sad as it means less shopping trips on my radar!)
-The London Riots… a very nasty week in the UK, where hundreds of yobs took it upon themselves to start demolishing the streets of London.
-The deaths of icons: Amy Winehouse, Elizabeth Taylor & Jeff Conaway.
-The deaths of Gaddafi & Osama Bin’ Laden - Yippee.
-The Tsunami that hit Japan in March, killing over 15,000 people.
-War continues in Libya & Iraq.
-Nations prepare for the 2012 Olympics in London.
-More & more countries in favour of the Euro.
First things first…
I know that’s quite a lot to take in… but here are a few other things that happened:
Now I wont type all those occurrences out a) I think it would probably bore you to death… and b) I don’t really want to sit here patronizing you.
Last but not least - these are a few of the fashion idols I have selected from 2011:
Lovely aren’t they - it wasn’t until after I’d done it I realised id forgotten Adele and Nicki Minaj. Now I just feel bad.
Anyway… some of you may be wondering how this actually has an effect on fashion. A.K.A. How exactly it dominates whats hot & whats not.
Let me give you a few examples:
Here are a couple of looks I have taken from the runways of SS & FW 2012.
Fancy & Frivolous:
There are a number of trends on this Springs catwalks that suggest that buyers, forecasters & designers want people to have a little fun!
Why? hmm… now lets think - RECESSION?! CONTINUOUS WARS?! A.K.A. Bad times all round.
People often subconsciously look to fashion as a form of escapism to relax their minds from the stress and bores of the big bad world.
Frills upon frills or romanticised lace, over-sized neon animal prints & techno savvy ‘in your face’ prints.
Lets face it - fashion is all about having fun.
If we didn’t have fashion to poke fun at in our lives these days - just what exactly would we use to get our laughs out of?
Now we’ve seen sports luxx emerging over the last couple of seasons - but come SS 2012 its going to hit you in the face like a tennis ball served by Venus Williams.
Can anyone guess why?
Give your self a round of applause if you got it right - ITS THE OLYMPICS of course. And its simply because EVERYONE is getting so excited.
PLUS: If your anything like me and have no skills in regards to anything sports related then wearing this trend is a brilliant way to show your appreciation.
Since Kate & Wills i.e. Kate Middleton and Prince William got married, it seems that everyone wants to be British and stick to their heritage. (This includes eating scones and cakes with tea in china tea sets - so I’m definitely not complaining).
Basically - believe me when I say that everyone will be wearing the ‘granny chic’ look by this time next year!
So really, although she may seem it - Anna Wintour is not the ruler of all things fashion.
It is, in fact - The Zeitgeist.
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Originally it was much to my disbelief that green hair, is in fact at its height in fashion. Yes, I said it. Green hair currently seems to be very on trend. Thanks to the eccentric celebrities who are Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga. Granted, green hair was around before they decided to dye their barnets, but they are the one’s who seem to have brought it into the spotlight this year.
I was shocked to discover such news, but as the nosey blogger I am, I went on to ‘investigate’ the look further. Here are a few snazzy photographs I have discovered from random tumblr blogs on the net.
After looking at these photographs … I realised that green hair didn’t have to mean an all over, grass green hair do. Please don’t get me wrong because an all over grass green hair do is absolutely fine - if that’s what your into. I like to think of myself as slightly edgy… but I don’t think I personally really have the ability to go that wild with my hair.
I realised that with the colour green, comes turquoise, blue and numerous other varieties of the shade. Rather mermaid - Esq if you ask me.
Dying my hair green would be something I would have to think about twice, but having thought a little on the matter - I do now think that the look is very appealing.
What do you think?
What is the craziest colour you would ever dare to dye your hair?
Is green hair to stay or to go?
Usually I would go against recommending women (or anyone for that matter) to overload on tan for the winter. But in a week I will be back in my second home, Southampton where all my friends will be bronzed from their recent holidays abroad. I however, have been living it up in North Wales this summer, and although I have longed for a heatwave it has been quite the opposite.
Therefore I haveno other option than to start my fake tanning reigieme - one that usually consists of numerous applications of wash off tan whilst praying to god its not going to rain.
This week however, I have decided to go for ST. MORITZ TAN. I chose the foam version as I think for some reason it will work better - not to sure why. Just call it woman’s intuition okay.
So basically, I firstly have to exfoliate my skin and rub on the tan, then I leave it on for about 6 hours (yes six hours - this stuff better be worth it if I’m going to be sat in a towel all day!) I will then be able to wash it off by showering.
Now if I do not come out of the bathroomlooking like Ive been tangoed then expect a review from me this time tomorrow. On the other hand, If I look in the mirror and see myself as anything similar in colour to an oompa loompa then I’ll have no choice but to get my thinking cap on for a brainstorming session in how im going to manage not looking like one of Willy Wonka’s little orange friends when im posing for photographs with my bronzed best friends.
Hopefully everything will go to plan and I will have to think up no such thoughts. But for now wish me luck … and I will get back to you on ST MORITZ tan tomorrow.
ST MORITZ TAN is available in retailers from prices ranging between £2.50 and £3.00
If you’ve ever tried this tan - then feel free to leave comments on what you thought - or even leave a photo reply of how you turned out colour wise.