Saturday, 10 November 2012

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Weave Project #1

So my lack of blogging has been completely down to my work load at university. This is one of my finished projects in Weave. The project was an interiors project where you had to design for a company taking elements of the company and design fabric samples that could be sold as part of the company, so I chose Ralph Lauren Home. Even though this is a interiors project I ended up using a lot of fashion research because the colour's (especially the lime green) came directly from fashion and I wanted to give my designs a little more of an edge by using this colour.
I'm currently starting my second weave project and this one is fashion based as well as doing a sketchbook project. I only have four weeks left so as soon as I'm finished I'll be back blogging! 
C. x

Sunday, 21 October 2012

London for the Knitting & Stitching Show

I recently just came back from London where I exhibited work at The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace. The exhibition was part of the Knitting Textile Awards which I was a finalist showing the hand knitted and hand dyed jumper I made for my final project during the art foundation course I did before I came to Heriot Watt. I still have another show at Harrogate in November hence why I haven't blogged about the exhibition yet, the winner will also be announced then so when I'm there in November I'll also get some photos of the other finalists work. 
I was in London for five days during this exhibition so these are just some of my photo's off instagram (@claree.c).

1. Train station, 2. Searcys champagne bar, 3. Shopping, 4. Being a tourist at Buckingham Palace, 5. The handweavers studio, 6. Private viewing at Alexandra Palace, Zara jacket & mac lipstick, 7. Cupcake @ Peyton and Byrne, 8. ootd, 9. War Horse! 10. ootd, 11. Leopard legs at war horse, 12. ootd.


Saturday, 6 October 2012

LOVE - Anne-Sofie Madsen

Anne-Sofie Madsen S/S 2013 Campaign.
While doing some research to try and get some inspiration for university work I came across this designer and I am quite simply in love. 
"Here is a young designer that we just can not seem to get enough of. Everything that Denmark’s fashion shining star,Anne-Sofie Madsen puts in front of us is a testimonial to her growing success. In her S/S 2013 campaign she shows us again that her talent does not end at design and illustration. Her keen eye and refined aesthetic extends into her ability to collaborate with photographer Jens Langkjaer, so seamlessly that the branding appears to never have left her control, truly a remarkable transition for such a young designer. By  - Trendland"

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Christian Blanken & Aminaka Wilmont SS13

During London Fashion Week I was lucky enough to attend the Christian Blanken Spring/Summer 2013 show and then the Aminaka Wilmont Spring/Summer13 show. I loved the clean cut lines in Christian Blanken.
Aminaka Wilmont Spring/Summer collection 'Threicae', working with the concept of "working textures onto bare skin" were just beautiful especially the soft print work contrasting with the harsh black hair of the models.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Ballgowns @ The V&A

British Glamour Since 1950
19th May 2012 - 6 January 2013

During London Fashion Week I decided to go and see this exhibition at the Victoria & Albert as the exhibition is all about celebrating British design and creativity from 1948 to the present day. The exhibition has a series of major exhibitions and displays on the ground floor showing ballgowns since 1950 and then the Mezzanine which shows contemporary ballgowns. The main reason of this exhibition was to showcase 60 years of stylish evening wear from debutantes and royalty to the red carpet. 
The V&A wrote "For the most part, ballgowns have stood apart from fashion, while occasionally reflecting current developments in the fashion world. Yet they remain objects of fascination. The luxurious fabrics, intricate work and fine finish demonstrate the skill of British designers in creating dresses that convey splendour and spectacle..."
I can honestly say I was fascinated by the exhibition, it was just beautiful and I would recommend anyone to go and see it.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Instagram LFW

I have just got back from London Fashion week and currently in the process of filtering through all the photo's I took! So while I do that here's a few from my instagram (@clareec).

1. LFW 2.Krispy Kreme 3. Camden having pizza 4. First day shopping 5. Classy wine in a sink 6. Outfit of the day Cos shirt, Zara necklace 7. Shopping (Rokit, Cos) 8. Free champagne @ the Mayfair 9. Somerset House 10. Fashion Fringe 11. New Nikes 12. Aminaka Wilmont show 13. Free hair stuff-Kevin Murphy 14. Godiva 15. Back home.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

A week in Pictures #2

1.UO renewal jacket 2. Asos boots, Zara Jumper 3. Leather shorts Topshop 4. Leopard Vans denim jacket 5.eBay bag, UO jacket, Topshop dress 6.Fashion Magazines 7.River Island dress Asos boots 8. Topshop premium boots 8. More shoes

Instagram: @clareec

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Want list

1,2,3. COS Jumper, COS metal ring, COS shirt.
4,5. Zara leather skirt, Zara studded Blazer.
6. H&M wedge court shoes.

Seeing double

1. H&M top/necklace, Zara leggings, Vintage Armani (mums) denim jacket, Creepers eBay. 
2. Tie Dye jeans Urban Outfitters. 
3.Cheap Monday jeans, Silence & Noise tops UO, Vogue. 
4. Nikes mint eBay. 
5. Disco Pants AA, Converse, crop top Asos, clutch H&M. 
6. Lavender crazy colour. 
7. Hair did.

All off Instagram: @clareec

Trying to get back on track with regular blogging! I constantly use instagram and do a lot of outfit posting on it and what I've purchased, check it out! C. x

Saturday, 28 July 2012

A Week in London

1. On the train reading 'Knifes Edge' 2. In London tanning 3. Shopping UO 4.Amazing weather! 5. Shopping, Urban Outfitters, H&M, Topshop, Nike 6. More shopping, Zara, H&M, American Apparel 7. Libertys 8. Tanning out Central Saint Martins 9. Outfit of the day 10. legs, nikes 11. Ice Creamists - Covent garden 12. Starbs 13. Ice Creamists 14. Laduree 15. Shopping COS 16. Exclusive coke gold bottles in Selfridges 17. Work in CSM 18. Torch relay on Oxford Street 19. Outside Central Saint Martins 20. On my way home.

I've recently just finished a short course in Knitwear for Fashion at Central Saint Martins, I absolutely loved the whole week. The course was great and the weather was amazing! Here's just a few picture off my instagram (@clareec) that I thought I'd show to you. I'm currently putting together a collection of knit samples and extra work from the course for my portfolio so once I've done that I'll show you! C. x

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Lilac Love

So I did it and dyed my hair lilac/lavender and I'm so pleased I did it! Hopefully it won't fade too fast but I've bought a purple shampoo which apparently will keep the colour there if it's been dyed so fingers crossed it will. This isn't really the best picture of the colour but I've just dyed it tonight!

Friday, 29 June 2012


Decided my hair will be going a candy colour after summer ready for LFW, I absolutely love the pink/lilac shades so here's a few images that I'm using for inspiration.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Tie Dye

Done a load of tie dying and put it all on eBay, check it out.

Monday, 11 June 2012


My lack of posts recently has been due to the fact I have been working non stop with the designer Paul Shriek on the costumes for a dance in Northumberland/Alnwick and it will be shown at the Olympic torch bearing in Alnwick and seen nationally on the BBC. These are just quick shots from the costumes hanging up in rehearsals today, altogether the costumes are made up of 32 separate pieces for 8 dancers. We designed together and digitally printed the fabric for the corsets/sleeves/and kilts and then the rest of the garments are dyed by hand. I absolutely love the results because they really represent the Northumberland countryside and have a rawness that is shown within the piece. I'm so excited to see the final show at the end of June and I'll keep you updated on work until then! Sorry for my lack of posts, I've just been so busy! C.x

Thursday, 3 May 2012

DIY studded iphone case

White silicone rubber case & studs: eBay

I have been lusting over studded iphone cases recently but I begrudge paying over £20 for a iphone case when I know I could make it myself. So I set about the task of doing it myself, and it was so easy! I know they aren't perfectly straight but I don't mind. Altogether the iphone case cost me 99p and the studs were £5.00 for 50! It was such a bargain, I love it. I even have studs left so I'll be using them on shorts or maybe a jacket. Once I get around doing that I'll show you :) C. x

Sunday, 22 April 2012

A Week in Pictures

Topshop bikini, outfit idea (Topshop, Urban Outfitters), outfit idea 2 (Topshop), Purchases, Hummingbird Brownies, Love Magazine Alexander McQueen, Harry Potter twilight? bitch please, cat, started knitting a jumper, new jeans - mint - Topshop, Lilac shorts Urban Outfitters, Purchases, Nerds yum, Mango Kate Moss jumper.

Finally back at university just for a week so this is just a quick update of my past week! I've been spending so much money on clothes which I really shouldn't be, but I love my new purchases so thought I'd show you them! C. x