Thursday, 21 June 2012






Hey everyone.
Just a quick update with my College work (Textiles). The above pictures represents what I formed for my Unit 1 which was way back in January! It was based on the Artist Naum Gabo and structures in general. Within the 20 week course, he drove me inspriation towards my final pece. He creates these gigantic 3D structures using perspex and fishing line which I find incredibly impressive. I would consider this final piece as a fresh start. It is not a 'wow' factor and certainly not up to the standards as the famous artists out there (obviously!), but it's something I gained experience from. I don't strive for success I strive for progress.
I've recently just looked at some A2 portfolios and they set a high standard for A2 level. Let's make Unit 3 a good start!
Vivian  
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Tuesday, 19 June 2012





Hey everyone.
I was flicking through my  folders and saw these pictures from a couple of months ago.

Vivian  
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Postcard Prints





Hey everyone.
So Aztec patterns had already made there move in 2012. I see a bright goal for Postcard Prints also. In every design, I swear there's a matter of water (beach, sea) or the sky. I really like the prints as it reminds of sitting down on a beach having a good book to read. It's calm. It highlights how much bright colors can affect  an individuals opinion on something. Put it this way.. with the above garments imagine them being black and white. What do you see? The mood of dullness.
Vivian  
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Saturday, 16 June 2012

Candyfloss, Lollipops...

Hey everyone.
This outfit reminds me of lollipops you get in summer, my little pony, candyfloss and other sweet stuff. I think it's because of the pastel colors! I would say it's seomthing different to what I normally wear on a day to day daily baises. This is because I borrowed this lovely top from my mum! If you compare my style and my mums style, they clash completely! Someting girly I suppose...
Vivian  
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Friday, 15 June 2012

Megan Rostron
















Hey everyone.
These pictures were from two days ago. I was putting my 'photography' skills to the test! My friend (Megan Rostron) asked me to do some photos of her for her portfolio as she has seen my recent photography. It was lovely working with her. Considering she is one of my closest friends, it felt like I was getting to know her a bit better. She takes drama and dance at Wigan and Leigh College. Without a doubt, she is one talented young lady!
Vivian  
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Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Glasgow



Hey everyone.
So yesterday inspired me so much. I visited an exhibition of Glasgow School Of Art. I never knew how high the standards were for the University until yesterday. Literally, everywhere I walked was filled with creative minds blown on a canvas or shown within a 3D structure. I was in so much awe. Unbelievable. I wasn't allowed to take pictures in the exhibition which was a total mood breaker. However, as a reminder of the work I went round collecting a few postcards or business cards of the students.
There was a piece of art which was so unique compared to the other students (Emma Reid). I approached the 3D piece thinking it was just two columns. Something plain and simple. Than I saw a hole which we had to look through. It took me a while to understand what was happening. I saw my own eye through the hole which I thought it was someone else's eye.
Then, there was another 3D piece which really got me thinking (Zhang Yuan - Open The Wormhole In Our Hearts). So many meanings and approaches you can take in.
There was a building in GSA which specified in Architecture. I was so amazed in the expertise the students have. Most of them produced mini models of their ideal/dream building. You had to be there to experience the feeling I'm feeling right now. It makes me want to do architecture! The mini models where to accurate and detailed. Students these days are so intelligent. The amount of creativity an individual holds is so stupid. Well I guess it takes determination so make progress.
I would love to visit more exhibition in the near future. Preferably something  related to fashion or textiles!
Vivian  


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The bold statement





1) Silk Jacket by Reiss (£225)

2) Tie Dye Backpack by Topshop (£30)

3) Asos Throw On Paisly Squares Blazer  (£50)

4) Metal and Enamel Bag by Lanvin (£2580)

Now that summer is finally appearing from the corner, the use of vibrant and bold colors would be flashing from all directions. Today whilst I was on my way to Glasgow, I was flicking through my daily ELLE magazine and a few fashion garments caught my eye.

1) Above, the first two pictures represents this beautiful silk jacket by Reiss (£225). It is such a bold fashion statement. Combining the use of the delicate material silk and the striking zebra skin pattern just creates a great vibe overall. I love the color. It just amazes me how much it reminds me of sea creatures (the blues) yet land mammals (the pattern). If only I had the money to purchase this treasure.

2) When I was in my younger years I was hardly a fan of tie dye as I thought it looked a bit tacky. But now I've gained insight on why I grew into them. This is what you call a bold statement. The use of mixing bright colors together to create this clash is fascinating. If I saw an individual walking down the high street rocking this I would literally want them to be my best friend.

3) Two words... Pastel colors. I just love the two patterns overlapping each other. Patchwork and Paisley print design. This would be absolutely perfect for summer.

4) Clean satin cuts finished with a complex structure/design of the strongest and most powerful animal in the bird kingdom... The Eagle. It makes the most simplest design looks so bold. Unbelievably pricey but with this quality... it's worth it.
"The secret to wearing white is to keep it simple."

Vivian  
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Saturday, 9 June 2012

Rock skulls


Hey everyone.
I did my first DIY shorts today and I'm quite happy about them. Even though my sister said there's quite a large amount of studded skulls on them, I still like it! Besides, the trends of over the top studded shorts are going crazy! I purchased these Levi shorts from a vintage shop in Manchester for £15. They were originally a beige color but I dyed it a lavender color to make it much more interesting. Then it was just a matter of sitting down for a long time and stud stud stud!
I'm really into the 'punk' style these days. Spikes spikes spikes skulls skulls skulls black black black. My mum is hating it but I'm loving it!
Vivian  
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Monday, 4 June 2012

Spikes.



Hey everyone.
Most of my wardrobe is filled with black and white clothes. Two of my favorite colors. I'm rocking my Jeffrey Campbells for the first time! The thing is... I can see them heading down the road to being overrated. For me, once something becomes overrated I usually lose interest, but that's just me.
Yesterday, I managed to find some time to do a DIY on some bracelets that I could sell online. The silver spiked bracelet above is an example of what I would be selling. Something simple and basic. I'm considering on putting the prices ranging from £2-£4. I see spikes as a big trend this year! Many popular high street stores has gone down the thought of selling punk rocking items, which I totally love.
Vivian 
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Friday, 1 June 2012

I finally got a pair.

And here's mine!
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John Lennon.





Hey everyone.
So now, fashion has reached a new level of accessories with the 'wow factor.' Recently, the circle shaped shades (bringing the late 60's back!) inspired by John Lennon has been really trendy this year. Although last year when I started Lookbook.nu, I saw plenty of individuals rock the hippie like sunglasses. John Lennon glasses are very popular among the fashionistas and style icons for their elegant appearance. Here, the above picture demonstrated by Kendall Carmat, she puts an edge to the outfit as it is completed with the over sized glasses.

"All I see is grass, man. See what you want to see with these trippy hippie dippy weatherman hologram glasses featuring an herbal motif. "

Yes, so now we meet the Hologram glasses. Another accessory that can highlight your outfit. Although mostly worn at fancy dress parties, I've recently seen ladies/gentleman wear them out on the high street. I honestly do like how this year everyone is being influenced by 'Hippies.' I can relate, look how the colourful dip-dye shirts shot up this year.
Vivian 
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