26/11/2012

That time of year again...

Hello! Since being at Uni I have found my life getting more spontaneous! The other day my friend Ellie and I had a very last minute trip to London. Mainly to go to the Tim Walker exhibition, but also to absorb the London Christmas atmosphere, and maybe get some inspiration for our projects!..

Somerset House...

We sat outside and had some lunch after viewing the Tim Walker exhibition. It was so Christmassy! Whilst eating lunch we watched the people ice skating, including a pair of very fancy pants pro skaters; showing off! :P



Inside Somerset House there was a Christmas shopping/exhibition area. One of the rooms was dedicated to Tatty Devine; laser cutting extraordinaires! They had even laser cut hundreds of small motifs to form this very desirable Tatty-Tree!...



"I Love you"...


Covent Garden...




Oxford Street...


Selfridges window displays...



For Selfridges, not all that inspiring, in my opinion!

Loved this Marc Jacobs light display though...


Harvey Nichols window displays! 
Much more inspiring! I thought it was very coincidental that they all had an Oriental theme to them. Good for visual research for my accessories project :D ...










Mmmm Mirrored Yves Saint Laurent heels!!...



And of course Harrods!






Lots of good research for my project me thinks!!! Cannot wait to start making these shoes!

Also, cannot wait until Christmas!!! 

LESS THAN A MONTH!

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What i've been listening to...







19/11/2012

New(ish) Project...

I am rather excited about my new project. We have to take inspiration from a film and create a range of prints and/or an accessory.

I am still only 90% sure on my choice of film; so it may change, 
but for now I have chosen Spirited Away by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki. Spirited Away is an Anime film and I feel that it is so visually inspiring, it could potentially give me a wide range of ideas. I also feel that it could be quite interesting linking the ideas in the film to things in the real, non-Anime world...







Again, I am not 100% certain, but I think the accessory I want to try and make is a pair of shoes!

The reason I chose a Japanese film was because of the fact that Eastern/Oriental influences are frequently seen in the Fashion industry recently... especially on footwear...





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What i'm listening to...






08/11/2012

Sabine Ducasse

I have got a project deadline tomorrow, 
so obviously I feel my time is best spent blogging rather than doing actual work!

I discovered the designer Sabine Ducasse a couple of weeks ago from WGSN blog...

http://wgsn.tumblr.com

I absolutely love her graduate collection "The Melting Pot"! It sums up everything I love about fashion:

The clash of cultures, playfulness, colour, print, pattern and most importantly being able to integrate fond childhood past times! HAMA BEADS!!









Sabine Ducasse studied at IFA in Shanghai!

I want to visit there soooo badly! Incredibly inspiring! I'm fed up of England!




Out of this world! Very futuristic!!!

Take meeeeeee!!!

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What i'm listening to...

Lot's of female DJs, for inspiration!



17/10/2012

Got Tumblr


http://hollyboxall.tumblr.com

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15/10/2012

University!

I am now into my 3rd week....wait..no 4TH :OOO week of University :O

Apart from having flu/tonsillitis and then an allergic reaction to antibiotics, I have literally LOVED every minute of Uni life so far :) All my flat friends are lovely and the tutors are really friendly and inspiring (that makes a nice change) :D

The first couple weeks of lectures were a bit of a slog, just because of the fact that I completely could not focus on work, with freshers going on etc.... but now I have got into my first project properly I am quite excited for it all :P

Today was the best day so far! We were in the knitwear department on the knitting machines, making samples for our technical files...

My attempt...

(I was trying to make a cheeky scarf but my machine broke so I had to stop half way and start a different piece)...



Our project is called "Opposites Attract", so I have been creating some mood boards of opposites that could influence me... Our final choice has to be two opposites that compliment each other...

Rich


Poor


Embellished


Minimal


Along with the project and the knitwear lectures, we have also had fashion/paper styling and art/drawing lessons and visual communication lectures. Here are a few photos from these...

Painting and Drawing...





Paper Styling...




Fashion Styling...

I must say, we had an interesting array of clothes (and blankets) to work with! It was fun...


Hehe I dressed Millie up :3...



She really loved me dressing her up like this, especially as I made her stand on a chair without being able to see :P Oh no health and safety...





In sewing class I tried to create a bodice/top by draping, pinning, tacking and then overlocking fabric...



It would have gone well had I not sewn it inside out :P Oooops!

Along side Uni work, my friend Laura and I have been going to several societies as we share the same interests! In the second week of Uni we went to Astronomy society to chill with all the very clever Astro students! I bet they loved us fashion lot asking them very blonde questions :3

Laura and I also joined the Wessex scene magazine, which is the Southampton Uni magazine, so we should hopefully be helping with layout and imagery on the next issue.

On Saturday we took a trip to Surge Radio which is the Southampton Uni radio station. The guys from the DJ society were doing a two hour show and offered to show us the ropes, so that in a couple months maybe we could DJ on the radio... 

http://surgeradio.co.uk

... and finally yesterday one of the guys from the DJ Society invited us round to give us a lesson on mixing on Vinyl decks :D All very exciting!!! And definitely something I would like to pursue further as I really enjoyed it! 

Last Tuesday evening we also went a bit cray cray and decided to do D.I.Y. Tattoos with needles and India ink :O Ok it probably wasn't one of my best decisions, but hopefully when it has healed it should look quite nice and I feel it is more meaningful doing it myself :P (Cheaper too :D)


Mine is the little heart <3

With all this musical DJ-ness going on I have been on the look out for new music! Furiously creating new playlists, swapping music and downloading thingssss...

Last week I downloaded the album DJ-Kicks by Digitalism, which is a mix of songs by Digitalism and other similar artists! It's not really new or recent but seriously if you have £7 spare DOWNLOAD IT!!!! It is most definitely one of/THE best albums I have heard in a while! 

My faves from the album...



This video is SO cute :3...


Heha going to see Digitalism at the end of the month in London :3

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