Thursday, October 7, 2010

For anyone interested...

I have another blog detailing my year 2 semester 2 studio work - it can be viewed here.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My very own gridiron team

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Always be my baby

love youtube comments, someone posted "when i marry i put this song on i love this song" on this video. I really love Mariah's fabulous world, always basking in her own glory.


This is more my vibe at the moment, one can dream:

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

hmm


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These are some photos I took of crushed pastels. I am obsessed with rainbow/milti-coloured images on white backgrounds.

I'm missing fh's birthday and charlotte's drag party tonight... so sad. Just gotta get through the next few weeks. Complaining about retail and uni seems so 'first world problems' of me lol

I still love Irina.

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Although I always thought people who loved models were kinda weird.

A bit old, but this is another reason I love Tavi. The allegations about Terry Richardson are hardly surprising. Work and fabric shopping tomorrow. I hope I find something.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tonia Geissbühler: 'The gang'

This is Tonia Geissbuhler's 3rd year work from 2007 (Antwerp). I love the palette. Some very interesting shapes and ideas are utilised in this sportswear collection:

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I have been having a peek at the Antwerp back-catalogues. Very Inspiring. was quite surprised to see that Antwerp third year students get a runway show. RMIT are now dividing fourth years into two groups - one who get to do a runway and another who do an exhibition.
week.

Hung Qui La 'The Monkeys made me do it'



Images compiled from Hung La's Graduate show page (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp). More on his personal website.

I have infinite love for this collection. There is a lot being played with, yet nothing is overdone. The themes seem very precise to me and the execution is perfect. In awe etc.

I seem to mostly take inspiration from men's lines these days. I buy a lot of men's clothing too.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

'Give a dog a bone'

I collect reebok freestyles. These are the 25th Anniversary 'Give a dog a bone' edition. I love cartoons, naive illustrations, pastels and prints.
photo by Caitlin Molloy.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Mum + Cats!

Here are some old pictures of my mother and her cats:

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Crappy Camera Pics!

Hope everyone is having a pleasant Easter holiday break...
Some things lately:

Stuff on my desk: tea, water, Tazos, Glow-in-the-dark Ghost statue (I collect ghost things!), Stickers & holographic trading cards. I always put these things away but they seem to always end up back on the work desk (?).


xxLL

Thursday, February 25, 2010

My favourite glasses (part 1)

Glasses are the main accessories I find myself constantly thinking about (although I do have a thing for watches too!).

Linda Farrow for Luella in 08 (My all-time favourites: Swoon!):
I really dig these Alexander Wang/Linda Farrow frames; the shape is reminiscent of the cat-eye but has a sharp, futuristic edge.

Another thing I keep coming back to is 'drip' glasses. I first saw them during the A/W 08 season at Klavers van Engelen :
Next this slick aviator turned up at Back for Ann-Sofie Back. They were designed by Sheefun and were featured in a string of mags like Nylon and Dazed&Confused:

I'll probably have to keep squinting until I'm rich! haha! x LL

Saturday, February 13, 2010

I'll save my breath and take it with me...

Thinking about:





(1. Mason Martin Margiela X Printemps - Artisanal dress from Line 0 2. Pedro Friedberg Clock, Gilt Mahogany Hands (1960s)
3. Scott Walker 4. Scott Walker's Scott 3 6. Nadine Christensen artwork from her 'detour' exhibition in' 2007.)


I love layering sheer fabrics - so much can be done. The Maison Martin Margiela dress above was created for Printemps. It is being displayed as part of a designer series dedicated to Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. The concept and garment construction here is quite interesting:

“Alice’s silhouette is a blue upside-down dress with cage sleeve, as if she walked through the mirror and her dress completely reversed. A long ball gown has been reworked, upside-down, into a minidress. The bustier in taffeta becomes a pleated miniskirt. The petticoat becomes an asymmetrical draped top. The skirt in ‘plumetis’ tulle becomes a veil. A cage sleeve of whale-boned velvet ribbon is embroidered with pearls, crystals, and recycled jewels.”

—Maison Martin Margiela


Designers in this exhibition include Ann Demeulemeester, Alexander McQueen, Bernhard Willhelm, Charles Anastase, Christopher Kane, Chloé, Haider Ackermann and Nicholas Kirkwood. You can view their work online here. I'm very much in love with the Manish Arora creation! He never disappoints.

I've been spending a lot of time around the house, cleaning and quietly preparing for the new year. The weather in Melbourne has been quite miserable and I haven't felt like doing much else. Tomorrow is my cat's 10th birthday. He has been uncharacteristically sulky all day - the woes of aging I suppose. It's only a number, Bear.

Really enjoying Australian artist Nadine Christensen at the moment, so I'll leave you with 'Crops on Mars'(2007). I love her flat aesthetic and rich use of symbolism.


xLL

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Behind the scenes with RWB & Harpers Bazaar.

Last I posted I was off to Sydney for the Harpers Bazaar and Romance was Born 101 Dalmations shoot. The Sydney State Theatre was the perfect location. I loved the contrast between all those rich amber tones and b&w outfits. It's funny to think about space and the way people wear places and vice versa!

It was a magical experience and so many interesting characters turned up! There were lots of children and families involved in the shoot which was lovely to see. It was great meeting other other bloggers like Darren and Georgi (pictured below with roses in her hair). I can't wait to see the finished results from the shoot!



I love playing around with make-up and decided to don some bee-stung diamonte lips. The image that I sliced in features fabrics from what I was wearing. I love wearing matching prints in different textures. Mismatching is another one of my passions, so I enjoyed pairing together dots which were almost alike but not quite...

My favourite images were taken post-shoot. It was sweet to see this painted lady saying g'bye to a hound:



xLL

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

FRIENDSWITHYOU - magical worlds to visit

I'm dashing off to sydney this morning - I've never been before so I'm rather excited! On Friday I'm going to partake in a shoot for Romance Was Born and Harpers Bizaar. 101 people will be dressing up and attending - all in Dalmatian-inspired garb. Should be interesting! I've tried to create the most interesting and yet travel efficient outfit I could. More on that later.

Thinking about magical places, these images came to mind:



They are from FRIENDSWITHYOU's Pictopia Fun House Exhibition @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt Museum in Berlin! So sweet!
I wish someone would commission FWY to place these friendly blocks around Melbourne. One can dream.
xox LL

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Adu Jahmal

Enjoying these hand-painted garments by Adu Jahmal, another artist I discovered on Etsy.

Alice Cooper:


And my personal fav, Bowie:


These over-sized leather macs are the perfect canvas for Adu's slick graphic portraiture. The mind boggles at the possiblities for using this kind of work in editorials.

It's a torturous 41° at the moment but I'm still determined to have my afternoon cup of tea. I keep putting Bear by the air-conditioner but he continually escapes to sit with me in the study. It is boiling in here so we must both be mad. He is obsessed with rolling over my illustrations. I think we both share a secret desire to deface my work!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Mushroom Dress

I can never sing the praises of Etsy enough. It's a great resource when researching period clothing and rare, vintage designers - I especially love sellers who post detailed images of a garment's construction. The Etsy community also seem to be such a friendly bunch - handwritten letters and decorated parcels are sure to induce warm, fuzzy feelings. But my favourite aspect of the site is the way it exposes emerging designers who may not have a fashion background.
Such is the case with Rachel Wright, an artist from South Alabama who creates garments from recycled materials. I was especially wowed by her 'mushroom dress' - an ethereal, dreamlike wonder:

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The garment was inspired by the illustrations of 19th century naturalist Ernst Haeckel. Rachel's aim was to make 'an organic form out of inorganic materials, while still maintaining eco-friendly practices'. The cage-skirt was created using half-inch polyethylene foam and the jacket with ultra-thin packing foam. A 1930’s satin nightgown was used as an undergarment.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

First outfit post - Ridicnic.


It's been a long time between posts, but I am relying a little on other people's cameras/scanners/etc while I save up for my own. Quite frustrating but I'll get there. In the meantime, a quick outfit post. These pictures are from a picnic we had in the Fitzroy gardens.

Unfortunately I don't have any detailed shots of this dress, but I like the horizontal dart over the bust-line. It actually alters the hem of the dress by lifting the material slightly at the front. The effect is kind of ethereal. This garment reminds me of my favorite nightie I had as a kid.

Dress from Cose Ipanema, Yohji Yamamoto Platforms, Hat from Mimco (the only hat I could actually find to fit over my head/hair...cursed!), white tights from nowhere especially interesting.
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Last four images by
Sean T Barnes, Polaroid by Caitlin Molloy.