Thursday, 24 March 2011

Collection Uncovered: Daisy.

Sorry for lapse in posting, I've been super busy with what I am about to unveil to you: the end result of Collection #1. It has taken a lot of Sundays, which should have been spent catching up on homework - or more to the point art coursework (!?) - watching Kim and Kourtney Take New York and various other E! Entertainment programmes, to finally arrive at my three finished designs. It must be taken into consideration here, that I am by no means whatsoever a seamstress but I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out... Just make sure you don't get too close!

As I was backstage, reapplying lipstick to my three beautiful models - Daisy, Phoebe and Bela - I unfortunately do not have any pictures of the catwalk but hopefully that should be rectified soon, so I shall keep you updated. Hence, for now, you lucky girls (and boys, though they appear to be few and far between) get some back stage snaps of the models: though not of hair and make up etc because I was the designer, hairdresser and make up artist in this shabbang for my girls.

First, however, let me give you a little more info on the actual event: a catwalk was being held at our school, made up of three main components, one of which was four designers from year 12 and year 10 - Becci Price,  myself, Lucy Paskell and Eve Archer - who were showcasing their designs. A perfect opportunity to get a little bit creative!

As previously stated, my collection was unwittingly inspired by the Jil Sander collection, so I'm sure you'll be able to see resemblance! The first look I put together, modeled by the crazy and oh so pretty Daisy, was based mostly around a stiff bright pink A-line skirt with a rectangular cut out (slightly unclear in these pictures). This rectangle bisected the diagonal line, which is what I wanted to continue with the top half, so I chose an over sized gingham.

Also, at the moment, I'm pretty much in love with collars, so I felt these needed to feature strongly within my collection. Here, to add a bit of softness to the outfit and match the girly colour scheme, I chose to layer a pink polka dot oversized peter pan collar, under a mint one with white flower edging. The tights, from American Apparel seemed to fit perfectly with rest of the outfit, again running with the geometric monochrome pattern.

With regards to make up and hair, I wanted it to be quite severe, to match the black and white and clean lines. It was torn between straight, middle partings or high, slick pony tails, but opted for the latter so showcase the collars more effectively. Makeup was an easy decision, right from the start: flawless skin, dark eyebrows, cheekbone bronzer and a pop of colour in assorted lipsticks.

As this seems to have developed into quite a mammoth post, I shall leave Phoebe and Bela for another time! Oooh, the anticipation!

MEANWHILE make sure you enter my 

UO x


agent 0017 said...

what a great design! i love the collar with the checkered top. the slick pony and bright lips definately worked very well :)

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

This is so COOL!!!!

I love the colour of the skirt. It's just amazing.

Fashionable and me♥ said...

Nice pictures, your very pretty!

Panda said...

Olivia this is stunning! I would totally totally buy it, so stunning. Im amazed, to be honest. Love the Jill Sander references, and of course, who could resist gingham? So utterly brilliant. Panda xo

Izzy said...

This outfit is amazing, the collar is divine! And oh my gosh the Skirt, I love love love love love it, especially the cut out!

Jazzabelle said...

oh, you are very talented. daisy's makeup is lovely, plus i adore the skirt - such an amazing colour. looking forward to seeing the catwalk pictures! xx