Christian Lacroix is my all time favorite designer, his illustrations have also been a huge inspiration to me, I love anything quirky. He was the main inspiration for my college collection, pictured above.
Notting Hill Carnival was brilliant, if a bit too busy for me. ( I also resent paying £2 to have a wee, especially when I own a bladder the size of a pea). There were some awesome fashiony sights to see, and a few too many girls in belly topswith too much belly. It seemed like everyone felt it was the weekend to really let loose and go crazy with fashion, including me as I decided to wear my fabulous new panda hat, which went perfectly with my hell bunny dress which also has panda's on it. Who knew I was such a huge panda fan!
Despite coming out in a rash at the thought of ever getting married myself, I have a thing for weddings. I love organizing parties and all the little details, I love the decorations, I love the food and then of course there is the dress. Now most real person wedding dresses make me feel passionately angry inside due to their intense hideousness and cheapness (crystal organza, WHY?). Now, I know everyone has their own taste but some gowns have no excuse for existing. I have recently come across a designer by the name of Zuhair Murad who is creating some of the most breathtaking Wedding gowns I have ever seen. This is how a wedding dress should be done, even if it means selling the roof from over your premarital heads to buy it:
Mark Mawson's paintings caught my eye, I love painting and am one of the only students I know who prefers to hand design. Photoshop etc are amazing things, but there's something special about a piece that has come from the artist's hands and not from a mac, and contains his blood sweat and tears. I adore the vibrancy of the colours in these and the way every time I look at them I can see something different.