my fav shot from her shoot
photography by http://www.kristinayenko.com/
featuring my brace lace up leather skirt and sheer beaded rib cage top from DANSE MACABRE
recent shoot by Hugo Garay http://www.facebook.com/hugogaray http://www.hugogaray.com
click on the link to see a selection of images from the UTS Preview Show 2011,
I was excited to see someone had taken a quick snap of my shoes from my collection backstage! and included it on the blog. YAY
the shoes are embellished with custom made ceramic mosaic ‘buttons’ that I had stitched onto the shoe, all the buttons are unique and the imagery comes from
my interpretation of the Frida Kahlo story. Thanks to Wendy for helping me with these 🙂
on a rainy monday like this, there is nothing better than getting a warmed up with a skim latte and sitting in front of the computer screen looking at inspirational work. go to http://www.fashiondesignuts.com/ to view some of the other students work from our graduating year of UTS Design (Fashion and Textiles).
ps. leaving you with another beautiful shot of Amber from my collection shoot,
I think after agonizing and refining my drawings i am becoming a little boring out of fear/stress/tiredness. Time to look back on original inspiration and mentors and remind myself what this collection is all about, to get the spirit back!
Tao is one of my mentors because of her spontaneity and youthfulness. This collection of fall 09 has been saved on my computer for ages. It’s not my aesthetic exactly, but this designer obviously sticks to her original motive whilst pushing her ideas as far as she can with print, embellishment, volume and head to toe styling!!
At the moment I am obsessed with trying to convey the idea of orthopedic devices in my work. Frida was burdened with wearing a back brace/ torso brace and leg braces throughout her life as she battled illness which led to operations and the eventual amputation of some of her leg. However, until she died, these burdens did not hold her back… As she said famously ‘who needs feet when you can fly?’
After having the flu since Sunday and struggling to get any work done at such a crucial time, my muse is the perfect motivation to help me push on.
Re-blogged from soyundisfraztigre.wordpress.com amazing fashion details representing the memento Mori in a decorative and refined way. I think the laser cutting example is the most effective as it is fresh and youthful, playing on a not so literal representation of the ribcage in an unexpected fabrication
I love the creepiness of this dolly, she has such a pretty outfit on and from first glance she appears to be just a cute little prissy doll. the exposed ribcage is what appeals to me most, it is a reminded of that mexican notion that ‘death lives inside of us’, and no matter what the exterior is we will all end up the same