Thursday, October 8, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Image 1 and 2 were the first designs that I showed Clare Press for her sweet silk dresses, we both loved the designs but they didn’t fit into the flower theme that we came up with after the designs were created, that was when I started to introduce the magnolia flower into the motif shown in image 3.
Image 4 is the cad version of “ Magnolia Dress 1” put into repeat and Image 5 is the end product, how cute does it look!!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
These beautiful images came from a book i found in New York, its called "The Party Dress", I bought it to inspire myself to design and create my own clothes, fingers crossed it works!!
The chapters within the book are for different dresses , for example the cocktail dress, the formal dress and the garden party dress.
I love all these dresses, I wish women of today could always dress up and look feminine without feeling out of place, for femininity can be quite powerful and alluring.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
With its fine lines, this design has driven me crazy, getting them smooth and rounded drove me and Clare’s Graphic Designer bananas!!
But in the end I think it came out the best and also the nicest by far to smell ;-)
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I looked into different spices and thought that Star Anise could be interesting with its star like angles. I also love the shape of cloves, so using the same layout as the Magnolia design, I started to place the motifs in different areas until they were balanced and in sink with one another.
Friday, September 11, 2009
The first time I came across a Penhaligon’s store was when I was spending time with my family in Paris, I felt like I had stepped back in time to the 19th Century, what an amazing discovery!!! I was instantly in love. The perfumes date back to 1872, they are so unique and natural compared to the modern perfumes of today.
When wearing them I feel I am wearing a rare perfume that no one else has, I feel as if I’m wearing a unique peace of history.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Being a textile designer I’m always working in repeat, so I decided to let that go, I loved the idea of having one design wrap itself around the front of the soap bar, this gave it a real art nouveau/ Deco feeling which we loved.
These beautiful images came from a book called Exceptional Jewellery by Rene Lalique, it belongs to the lovely Clare Press, this book was the very starting point to our inspiration for Clare’s Dressing Table products.
The Art Nouveau look was a must have, being such an elegant movement suited Clare down to the ground!!