Dior Couture, a compilation of photography by Patrick Demarchelier for Dior. This book has been described as a love letter to the Dior house. Featuring classic Dior designs by Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan & John Galliano. Gianfranco Ferré, creative director from 1989 to 1996, is sadly left out.
A perfect addition to any book collection, just in time for Christmas.
I could not believe my eyes while watching this video. I’ve seen tutorials and guides on turning men’s shirts into dresses before, but not only do I usually find them to be a bit awkward in their results, I also feel they involve a lot of excessive cutting and re-sewing to my liking. However, this video gives the whole idea of wearing a man's tailored shirt an incredibly fresh, stylish and simple spin. So much so I feel as if I need to go out and buy a men's shirt just to try it out!
Now I don't fancy myself savvy when it comes to interior decor, it's more my mother's forte, and I know it's not exactly a fashion post. However, when it comes to interior design and fashion design there are a lot of overlaps especially when it comes to fabric and color trends. If you look back throughout the decades you'll notice the way people dressed was often reflected in their homes and visa versa. The same could still be said for today.
Personally when it comes to interior decor I don't like things to match. I find if everything it 100% coordinated to a T it doesn't really feel like a home, at least not one someone lives in. Don't get me wrong, I still pin for the day when my future house or condo looks like an ikea catalogue but for now I prefer a more disheveled aesthetic.
Lately I've been going through my tumblr dash I've come to a realization; I to follow more interior decor blogs than anything else. It might have something to do with my increasing displeasure with the way my own apartment is set up. Hate to be sexist but the majority of single heterosexual males have no idea about any of this stuff and my roommate is not exception to this stereotype.
So many a night I find myself perusing through images of kitchens, living rooms and more occasionally glancing up at the lime green walls of my room and feeling slightly nauseous. One day I'll finally put my foot down and give this place a proper 'woman's touch'. But for now, here are some of my favourite interior decor ideas. All these images were found on tumblr.
Tell me, what would your dream home look like?
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend. Something more fashion related to come, I swear! ♥
"Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one [project]. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through." -Ira Glass
Truth be told I had this post saved as a draft for the longest time. It was during a design/illustration class my former instructor Lisa showed us this video for the first time. I figured I would make a blog post about it and did but could never find just the right moment to post it. Now that I've had to withdraw from my program and have been away from it for a few months re-watching this has so much more of an impact on me. The timing seems right.
I know I definitely haven't blogged in a long time. Many apologizes life has been a little bit crazy!
However, until I can get together a proper post here's an adorable short video for your entertainment.
Well it's certainly been a while since I blogged, was on a roll there for a while. However, school has been pretty hectic with collections in full swing and a Fashion Awareness midterm coming. Last Tuesday I had an amazing impromptu class with costume designer Derek Baskerville. He covered the role of a costume designer, it's differences & over laps with fashion design, as well as an overview of menswear through out history "as told through the tie". The whole day was very inspiring and lots of fun but more on that later.
Thursday evening my good friend Bri invited me to The German Sparkle Party she was volunteering for at LanaLou's. The night was pretty wicked despite my wardrobe not exactly lending to 'sparkly' or 'alternative.' I met some great people, enjoyed some good performances and fashioned myself a bedazzled mustache.
I didn't get a good outfit photo but I'm wearing this playsuit from Asos.com and managed to find myself a variety of other glittery things to put on.
The lovely hostess Tracey announcing the winners of the costume contest
This Sunday's inspiration is the work of Norwegian fashion illustrator Esra Røise. Her art has been featured in publications such as Vogue China, Nylon USA, and VICE. She works primarily in pencil and watercolor as well as some mixed media and collage pieces.
Hey everyone! So far I've been having a great visit with my mom during her week in Vancouver. We've been thoroughly enjoying my favorite parts of the city, great shopping and delicious food.
Last night we attended my good friend Alice's art exhibit opening called 'It's All Down Hill'. It was sponsored by Rayne Longboards who commissioned professional, amateur and many local artists to paint whatever they desired on their skate decks. It was amazing seeing the works and diverse styles of so many talented artists. It was also the very first art exhibit opening I've attended, not nearly as pretentious as I expected.
All of the boards are now displayed at Kafka's Coffee & Tea on Main and East Broadway where they will be for the next few weeks. Definitely worth checking out if not for the great art but the fantastic beverages.
Here are some of my favorites from the exhibit.
The last one is one of the two by Alice Vogelaar. I'm so sorry sweetie but the picture I took of the other one just could nooot do it proper justice. Also, do want this one.
Then, here of course is what I wore to look like an artsy east end hipster for the evening. Success?
Dress- Winners / Denim Shirt - Vintage Levi's (my dad circa. the 80s) / Shoes - Sterling
Necklace from Aldo's accessories
Aldo's bag, kind of old but I still love it for the summer months
Since then Alice's adorable buisness card is now residing on my fridge along with some recycled bottle cap magnets I bought at the Kitsilano farmers market last weekend. Her blog is The Allegory of Alice, also worth a look!
Last week in my fashion illustration II class we did a study on rendering and properly sizing prints for our design illustrations. While I'm not really using any prints in my grad collection it's definitely a skill I want to practice getting the hang of, prints have always been a weak area for me.
Here is my final version of this attempt
It was done with a black micron marker and gouache another skill I've yet to really get the hang of.
This fashion illustration book is the newest addition to my library. The author is an instructor at the fashion institute of technology and Parson's and while my instructor didn't seem personally fond of it, I adore the style of drawing and rendering used in this book. Dear amazon.ca, thank you for having it $10 cheaper than retail price.
In other news my momma has come to visit me here in the big city for a week! On top of drafting final patterns for my first collection look and a mountain of illustration homework I managed to find time to do a mass cleaning of my apartment and bake cupcakes to welcome her. <3
I love taking whimsical cupcake pictures
In my attempt to be more stylish this summer, here's what I'm wearing to meet her and go out for dinner after her long day of traveling.
Top-Spank Clothing /Blazer- Aritzia /Jeans- Gap /Flats- Sterling shoes /Pocket watch- Used House of Vintage
My name's Jordanna. I'm a recent Fashion Design School graduate. I'm restless, idealistic, curious, blunt, introverted, freedom loving, shy, kinda awkward and bad at social niceties. I ride my bike everywhere and am fanatical about comics & film