Sunday, October 29, 2006
Saturday, October 28, 2006
I just finished watching Madonna's JUMP video clip filmed in Tokyo. Usually her outfits are fantastic however this time she has chosen to use clothes that can be bought in Harajuku. The clothes still look cool, but I think she needed some Harajuku style make up to match the outfit.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Shades of Grey, Blacks and Browns
I have a bone to pick with Australian designers who design for men....and a tip. Maybe this will get me into trouble, or come back to haunt me in the future.
It all began when I was reading an Australian blog and clicked on the link which took me to an Australian label that I was unfamilar with. Curious to see what they had, I clicked through to see what their latest collections had to offer. Sadly I was disapointed to see the same old dark colours being used and those damn striped shirts! I am so over those! There was nothing that made me say 'yes, I want to buy something from this collection' rather it was 'yes, I've had enough already!'
Come on people, do something new and add some colour! I realise the collection reflects consumer demand and taste. And it is men's fashion, so it can't be made to look to 'gay' because no-one is going to buy it. But it can be done. As I have said before, try and get a high profile sportsman to wear your innovative gear. Men need to be taught that it is okay to wear certain clothes and colours and to have a different look.
Okay, that's enough from me!
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
The secret is out
I have been wanting to take some decent photos of the 2 shirts I have 'printed' on, and have a friend model my bags, but I'm yet to ask. I'm still trying to contact companies for some things I want to start too.
In addition to that my computer broke down, got kind of repaired by my partner, but still needs to go back to the computer company for some reason. So that means my net time will be limited for the next two weeks because I will be sharing my partners computer.
Work has also calmed down too! So maybe I'll have some time to make some entries or maybe I'll just continue to be lazy!
Friday, October 06, 2006
This industry is tough (no news there) and even if you get a big break it doesn't mean you've made it, it just means you've skipped a few stepping stones and it's up to you to stay fresh.
Okay. I love sewing and making things, don't get me wrong. This week my friend Shell has offfered to give me sewing lessons which I am totally wrapped about. I have even been to the shops to begin my 'homework' too!
I was feeling that my creative juices had stopped. In addition to that I have been trying to email some manufactures about a few things (to remain a secret) and have so far had no replies. I guess I am going to have to make a few phone calls to the U.S.A instead.
So I went to the Design Festa website to see if my work has been posted. Upon seeing my own work I was re-motivated to get things moving again and immediately began making a piece of moving art on a t-shirt. I was very happy with the outcome and I am considering applying the design to a bag with a bit of twist.
It's too late to take a photo of the shirt and post it here now, so I'll do it another day.