Thursday, December 23, 2010

Zink Graffiti Polyester Chiffon - Printed.

Just another Tuesday evening....


This is only a taste of whats to come for
You have been warned! ♥

With Xmas Shortbread and Xmas cards in the mail...xx

Monday, November 22, 2010

Fade to black;

Dear Mum,

Goth may have been a phase, however.
The main constituent of my wardrobe is still black.
Although I am proud of the blues and reds that colour my days...

My little cowboy shrugs, and black and gold dress,
And blue leopard print one-shouldered Arch Ball dress;
The turquoise multi-skirt from Paris; of pure silk from old Saris,
My baby pink Barbie T-shirt.
Floral leggings:  Love them or hate them.

I just can't really quite do casual.
And despite spending a good 12-hours and giant rubbish bag of clothes later;
My wardrobe is still at capacity;
And goodwill got a big donation...

With warm summer nights and cool summer beverages;

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Smashed Berry Belle of the Ball;

RIP Claus.

You were one amazing Ext HD, especially with all my most important files ever on you; and you just failed to turn on.
Alas, photos were found on a camera phone!
Evolution of the dress of the mother of one amazing blogger (*cough!) for a Fashion Parade with horses and such!!

We start with sketches
+ Patternmaking bible.

We need tools, calico, lining fabric, etc

We do sample to make sure it doesnt look like
Yes, thats a technical patternmaking term.

My fave.  Fabric shopping @ Eastern Silks

We sew a proper sample.  Well.
It looks like a dress.

Love heart sleeves ♥

These are the ingredients for a dress:
Long invisible zip, self covered buttons,
threads that MATCH, fusing,
silk habutai lining and silk dupion outer;

I love the back of this dress.  ♥

We didn't get a proper photo;
But my gorgeous Mum in her frock.  ♥

And may I just add, this dress was made for her from over 300km away via the internet/video chat and phonecalls that involved much yelling and getting my Dad to try and tape measure Mums arms.  I'm just glad it fit!  ♥♥  She also stole the bra off my mannequin that I designed the dress on AS WELL as the fascinator I made out of black feathers... It's a good thing I love ya! 

Thanks for always supporting me no matter what crazy ideas I get in my head; I never ever feel that I have to hide who I am or "edit down" how I'm feeling or what I'm thinking to you... You and Dad are amazing parents...!  Love you guys so much;

With silk threads and fascinators;

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Tafe Graduate Parade

I went to the Tafe Graduate Parade last night with a few of my nearest and dearest!

Here's my pick of the crop, for no other reasons that I love how they look, how they were made... or just because!  Fashion needs no reasons.

Hopefully I will be a part of it next year!!
ALL IMAGES FROM The Adelaide Fashion Festival Site!

This jacket is a great colour, great shape and great inspiration!
Najree Lydiard:

I saw this on her blog, and seeing it in RL?  I want that whole outfit!
Megan Costello:

h2t.  Loves it.
Hannah Buchanan:

I love this skirt, it actually drives me crazy!
Hannan Buchanan:

So beautiful.
Hannan Buchanan:
I wrote in my notebook NO WEDDING DRESSES before this one came out....
Alison Cawte:

This hairpiece!  Amazing....
Alexandra Ireland:

I would have worn this in Spain... DRAMA!
Alexandra Ireland:
Effortless beauty, reminds me of Elie Saab.
Nay Lim Vouch:

Okay so I think I dug Hannah's collection the most.  Highlight of the evening?  When model Amy Fromm almost fell, but regained herself with such composure!!  Nice to see such professionalism...!

... and what are your thoughts??!  Check out the whole collection and enjoy!

With vitamin water and iTunes a-crankin'...

Friday, November 5, 2010

Testing my first Email Post

Wow; so if this works?
I can post from anywhere anytime on my phone!!

Misskate ♥s Technology!

Social Photos - SAJC Parade;

Evidence that I have friends.
I love each and every one of you... xx

Zac, Tash, Mr B, JLove, Shannan, Alex, Amy, Sarie, Moi,
Beck, Ryley (photo!), Cecilia, Nic-Nic, Sarah,
Crystal and my beautiful Mum... xx

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Girl,The Dress, The Designer;

Read the inspiration
See the prototype
Sewing like a machine
Watch the video


Introducing: the Jekyll and Hyde Dress

Half suit, half dress, totally awesome.

Snapshot: BFFs, model(SARIE)+designer

Runway.  [FOR SALE - POA]

Massive shout out and thankyou to everyone who came along to support my wonderful classmates and myself for our own labour of love: BET ON LOVE SAJC Parade, 2010...!
With an empty champagne flute and a big grin...x

Monday, October 25, 2010

43 things.

I mentioned in a previous post about
So, in the good nature of blogging and being open and honest,
Here are my 43 things to share with you...
Not in any particular order....
1. Buy a house
2. Start my own label
3. Have children
4. Go overseas for a month, at least one more time!
5. Be fit and healthy;
6. Learn French
7. Write a film
8. Be in a band
9. Own a business
10. Work for myself
11. Get married
12. Buy my own car (Must be RED!)
13. Learn to Bellydance
14. Volunteer
15. Design and build my/our own House (sustainable!)
16. Learn sign language
17. Save +$100,000
18. Work/websiting (
19. Own diamonds!
20. Dig in my own garden
21. Puppy!
22. Kitty!
23. Learn to make Green Curry*
24. Be an alt model
25. Make art
26. Get more ink
27. Have better posture
28. Be more comfortable around people
29. Read more books
30. Sing infront of people,
31. Meet one person of Mine and Kimmy's Meatlist!
32. Run a 7 minute mile
33. Travel to Europe again (with Shannan this time xx)
34. Work for Dior or Jean Paul Gaultier in Paris!
35. Kiss in the rain
36. Grow my own food (See point 20)
37. Never stop being curious
38. Write more
39. To be someone people can "go to", anytime with anything... Be a better friend.
40. Establish myself in my industry
41. Go overseas for work...!
42. To care more, be more compassionate,
43. To die fat and old and happy and surrounded with awesome people.

*my favourite dish in the world from Curry Chong @ The Central Markets, Adelaide!

With the events and happenings of the last few weeks;
I have been making the time, even if its only 5 minutes of the day,
To do and enjoy the things I love.
Something as small and simple as painting my nails; leaving someone a message on Facebook, buying chocolate/pistachio tarts from the Central Markets; taking 5 minutes to read your favourite magazine;
Or buying the green dress I really wanted and not giving a crap about how much it cost.
(Okay, I actually got it in Black AND Green)

Life is just too short to not enjoy it...!
I hope everyone who is reading this is having an awesome week;
And if you aren't?
Do something that makes YOU feel awesome instead...

With 2 less assignments and a pending Fashion Parade!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cumulus Nimbus;

So an obligatory late night post!
Getting all Romeo and Juliet:
"My only love spring from my only hate..."
Well, I loved it, then hated it, then REALLY hated it, then hated life, then had a cry, then loves again!

Snippets of my Fashion Illustrations

So, I feel that I already have a style, and its very me.
And I know that I will possibly be chastised for it;
As many lecturers have said my work is very distinct.
...well?  If I'm my own client, I only have to please myself.
And I feel pleased.

I feel like amazing things are going to happen this summer, y'kno?
Like, things are FINALLY coming together-
For some reason, and don't ask me why, I have felt so... not unconfident;
But not ready.

If you haven't heard of Crystal Renn?
You should read her book.
Not only is she an amazing plus-size model;
I think she's a model human being...

Self-acceptance and self-confidence is seriously lacking in young women today:
If your friends and nearest and dearest don't make you feel like you're fu¢king awesome-


Lifes too short to care about what miserable people think...

Late night delirium and way too much caffiene;

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Bet On Love - Cattlecall;

Designed by Miss Celia Fraser

Dear everyone.

I think you should come.

Tickets are $25 each + free drink on arrival;

An afternoon of fun, fashion and champagne!

Selected garments for sale, millinery displays, etc

Facebook for more details!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

10 Days of Melbourne; my True Love gave to me...

With my head in the...

The place I kept my shoes;

Little Cupcake Shops... everywhere!

My favourite Architecture;

The Floor of my Favourite Architecture;

Just Love.

Concrete comes Cool;

The kid in a Zelda cape that "dug my style..." - Minotaur


My favourite shade of Pink Lippy...

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend...

The jacket, that didn't make it home...


Outre:  MISS VAN, Mark Rydens and Angelique...!

Endless Cups of Tea;

Pure genius;