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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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