Thursday, March 29, 2012

atten hut.

 there's nothing i love more than fashion's play on military.
this would be my ideal wardrobe for winter, Topshop Unique Womenswear AW12.

Monday, March 26, 2012

the shins project.

my mate from high school just opened my eyes to this creative creature a.k.a her fiance. enter Karl, from he's entered one of his pieces for a competition running on Creative Allies, get behind this talent and vote here.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

escuchar la cinta.

(that means "listen to the tape", i learnt it in year 8 Spanish class haha)

the older i get the more i observe other people's priorities and outlook on life. conversations between circle of friends have shifted from talks of our selfish wants and needs, to dreams and accomplishments. i sit and ponder from time to time about what my friends are up to and where in the world they are. it fills me with joy when i think of how far they've come. i don't measure they're success on they're bank accounts or how high up the hierarchy they are, but knowing they are truly happy doing what they love. they did not settle for what is comfortable, they're passion and perseverance got them there. if you've become so consumed with money and materialistic things, i don't have space for you in my backpack.

i say "life is weird", my friend says "life is beautiful". it's almost certainly what you make it to be. this little seagull represents life to me right now. he may look like he's walking around aimlessly, but look at that big smirk on his face... he's loving life and doesn't give a fuck what you think!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

throwback Thursday.

 the changing faces of Maiden's fashion figures. i was in search of my year 12 end of year major project for textiles.
i failed to find it, but i did dig up some old goodies. 
design brief for Minty Meets Munt, Dec. 2009 | brand proposal design "Best of Both Worlds"
 unisex collection, Nov. 2009 | and possibly one of my first fashion sketches of my year 10 formal dress, 2000.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

hunting leather.

  finishing work early means a trip down to Surry Hills for some therapeutic fabric shopping. the trip down to the Fabric Store takes me back to the good ole' TAFE days of scabbing free samples. i came back home with a bag of black goodies. leather on leather. my room is starting to look like a wildlife park with leather, fur and feathers hanging everywhere. i anticipate this collection to be my favourite! most definitely. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

revisiting year 7 art class.

 he thinks i'm motivating him, it's the other way around. i forgot how much i love doing this.

i'm part of you indefinitely.

sometimes you can just tell when lovers started out as best friends. this actually made me smile
  and filled my heart with gooey stuff. it maybe that i have been listening to Mariah Carey's
 "Always Be My Baby" on repeat. but nevertheless, it's always a good feeling. 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

white on black.

my little brother found out i've been taking photos in his room, haha! who ratted me out? such good lighting tho. here's an original Norman Noriega piece paired with my creepers. the cool season is heading my way, and i cannot get enough of it!

Friday, March 16, 2012

let's unwrite these pages...

and re-write them with our own words.
i await for the day i produce one of my own.

i want to make you mine.

 Rick Owens book by Rick Owens | Proudrace sheer oversized jumper | Maison Martin Margiela book by Martin Margiela

Thursday, March 15, 2012

friends of maiden: Alexis Andrea.

"I am aspiring to be an awesome  children's book illustrator/author!
I absolutely love drawing and being creative... most of all, I love big belly laughs!" -A.

and so the press work begins... one of my favourite friends in the world is joining us once
again to collaborate on this momentous project. i've known Alexis since 2001, where
we met  in biology class. i like her because she shares her chip sandwiches with me. 

picture this.

 this is what i've been working on the past couple of weeks. our proposal for Gaffa Gallery. 
t'was proposed, considered... and now, accepted! 


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

the comeback.

we chase these days down with talks of the places that we will go.

 i've often posted about my not so devious plan to conquer this world, and like my clairvoyant advised me last month, i'm paving the right path. not only did we get the green light for our exhibition, it falls on the eve of maidenthreads.blogspot's 4th birthday! what are the chances of that?! 
on the same day work gave me the reigns to not only drive the styling for the windows but to also share the love with my fellow colleagues. so there you go kiddies, being nice, working hard and smiling does pay off. the girl next door is a softly spoken introvert who has somehow persuaded the hierarchy that her vision is not only weird... but awesome! it also helps surrounding yourself with positive people who motivate you and also know how to smile! :)  

Thursday, March 8, 2012

at the end of the day.

 ...we're living on temporary high's.

this city is too small for what i have planned. get me out of here!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

stay right here. i'll be back in a bit...

not quite sure how these long distance relationships work, but everyone seems to be in one at the moment. the feeling of leaving someone behind is a little on the down side, but if you return and the distance didn't change a thing, then that's something to smile about i guess. i miss you Like Crazy.