Anyway I thought that the weather today was going to be a bit grey and wet so I wore my new-ish khaki maxi dress and layered it with my loose-knit jumper. The weather turned out to be just as nice as it had been for the past couple of days though so I ended up feeling way too warm!
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Finally managed to do some actual real life shopping today! I don't know if any of you have noticed but I buy practically everything online as I've got so used to not having the time to spend the day out shopping, so its always a bit of a treat for me to go out to do some proper shopping! And, really, you need to actually go out to a shop when you want to trawl through the sale rails and get some decent bargains, particularly when its Topshop as everything online sells out so quickly!
Sunday, 27 June 2010
Lovely sunny weather today so I threw on my dipped-hem midi dress this morning, only to find that it had shrunk by quite a few inches in the wash! So instead of it falling below my knees its now well above my knees! Thankfully because of the style of the dress it isn't particularly noticeable and it still looks nice, but it no longer covers my highly unattractive knees unfortunately! Oh well!
Anyway I paired it with just my denim gilet and new sandals from Urban Outfitters along with my usual accessories just to do a bit of shopping with my parents.
Dress - ASOS
Jacket - Vintage
Bag - ASOS
Sunglasses - Oasis
Sandals - Urban Outfitters
Also thought I'd say thank you to everyone who'd commented on my earlier post and left ebay tips, I definitely need them as I didn't win the shoes in the end ha! I was outbid at the very last second so obviously I was competing with someone who was a bit more pro than me unfortunately! Oh well, I'll only get better with practise I guess! :)
Posted by Alexandra at 22:42
I went to the theatre last night to watch my sister in a dance show. It felt a bit weird to be sat in the audience watching it as pretty much every year I've taken part, for like 10 years, but I couldn't this year as it would be right in the middle of my A-Levels and I wouldn't be able to do all the rehearsals, so I had to just leave it this year.
Anyway I decided to wear my Topshop slip dress and vintage blazer, so I felt a bit more dressed up but I didn't have time to take pictures early on in the day so I had to do them when I got back when it was dark.
Posted by Alexandra at 18:52
Friday, 25 June 2010
Here are the videos from the Fashion Show! Not the best quality ever but they were from my dad's phone, so apologies there, although I should be getting the DVD they've made at some point soon which should hopefully be of a much better quality.
Anyway the first video is of my Sculptural dress, this was the one I made during my week-long exam in May. I wasn't all that happy with it when I finished it but actually I think it looks a lot better on the catwalk, you get the overall impact of the shapes more.
The music is Cockney Violin by Caspa & Rusko.
And the one below is of my Rodarte inspired dress, this is my favourite just because the dress really works a lot better as a whole and I got to spend more time developing it.
The music is Drumming Song (Boy 8-Bit Remix) by Florence & The Machine.
Posted by Alexandra at 23:13
I forgot to take pictures of my actual garments which was a bit stupid but you can kind of see my sculptural one on the left of the picture that I'm in. The photos of me in my dresses aren't very clear as I missed the session when we had one of the photography students took pictures for us so I had to get the art technician to do them for me. She did a good job but we didn't have very much time so they didn't come out as well as I would have liked :( Also my sculptural dress had kind of fallen apart when it was taken off the mannequin and I didn't have time to fix it so it ended up looking even more shit haha!
And below is my Art exhibition, this one was a lot easier to put up as I had a whole board, rather than just half a board that we got in Textiles. I'm a lot happier with this one because it just works better as a whole.
Posted by Alexandra at 12:09
Sunday, 20 June 2010
I went to a barbeque today, not a particularly cool or trendy one mind you, as it was for a charity that my parents are involved in and a lot of the people there are middle-aged and kind of pompous (its a medical charity, so a lot of them are quite privileged, wealthy GP's and Consultants and although my dad is also a GP, he's really not one of the particularly wealthy or privileged ones) but, to be fair, there are some very nice people there too so I ended up having a really nice time in the end. And anyway it was a choice between the barbeque with nice food and sunshine or stay at home on my own and attempt to revise, so yeah not particularly a difficult decision really!
Posted by Alexandra at 21:48
Saturday, 19 June 2010
I had to go into college today to go to a business revision session as well as put up my Textiles exhibition, although I didn't put it up in the end as I felt like I needed the weekend to kind of plan what I was going to do with it, so I'll be doing it on Monday along with my Art exhibition. Hopefully will get some pictures of the final exhibits to show you all!
Anyway, I really would have very much preferred to have stayed at home today and had a nice lie-in as I'd been out last night and had a few too many glasses of rose wine proceeded by quite a bit of vodka so I was suitably hung-over today!
So as I wasn't in the best of moods this morning I went for a simple, grungy sort of look which consisted of my new Metallica tee that I got in the Urban Outfitters sale a couple of days ago, my high-waisted denim shorts and parka. I'd also painted my nails black yesterday so I though that tied in nicely with my "I'm a metalhead" look haha!
Posted by Alexandra at 00:12
Sunday, 13 June 2010
And here's me and my sister crossing the stepping stones in the river. Look at my pathetically girly attempt at keeping my balance haha!
This cow was just like "Oi! Bugger off, I'm trying to have a drink here!" Haha!
Oh and also baby birds! Eeeeeee so cute!!
Just look at how black that water is!!
Posted by Alexandra at 15:39