• fashion (and other good stuff)

    Curated by Rebecca (me!), this blog is for people like me who want to learn to fashion good and do other stuff good too. It is about fashion, expression and design, and the occasional delicious brownie or humourous anecdote. Click around a bit for more...

illustrating looks

Over the past couple of days, I have barely moved from my desk where I sit, shivering in the cold (despite the wearing of my snug suit and multiple blankets), attempting to nut out my designs and edit down to the most promising twelve. Hence, I have been doing a fair amount of drawing, scribbling, … Continue reading

stripe, Rick Owens style

I’ve been trawling through Style.com image banks of late, checking out who has been using stripe when, thought I would share these images from a Rick Owens collection. Interesting use of engineered stripe, especially in the looks such as the first image (below) where stripe gradates from small and close to large and spaced out, … Continue reading

womenswear photoshoot

I am currently in the midst of sifting through various USBs, multiple folders and files in various states of disorganisation, in an effort to select some examples of my best work to put into a digital portfolio (if I can only find these examples…). Looking through old data like this is so frustrating – I … Continue reading

the right lines

Stripes are definitely in the air… This is an editorial from British Vogue, April 2011. Photography by Tim Walker.

what I did at work today.

Playin with stamps.

the upside of chilly weather

It’s getting pretty chilly these days, winter is really coming on. And I don’t like it one bit! Everything seems so much harder when it is colder – so much harder to get out of bed in the morning when it is all warm and snuggly under the covers (even though I did today at … Continue reading

designing in repeat

For the past couple of weeks at uni, we have had textiles workshops doing a little refresher course on how to put designs into repeat so they can easily be printed across a whole length of fabric. The premise is pretty simple really – you just have to make sure that top and bottom edges … Continue reading

rad rubber band ball

A productive use of time at work. (It’s the size of a tennis ball).

collage art

Just a few little collages I created while working on design ideas, using a combination of sketching and collage of magazines, stickers and photographs. I think it looks quite cool to cut out a silhouette of a model from a random magazine page, giving an abstract body to the image.

Star Wars, LOLcats and that kid from the YouTube clip

Being a bit of a Sci Fi nerd, I’ve always been up for a good ‘may the force be with you’ quote or sentence scrambling alla Yoda, however, until recently I’m ashamed to say I had never seen the whole Star Wars saga in it’s entirety. Overlooking the obvious flaws in this trans-generational epic (mainly … Continue reading