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Visions so insane - they travel unravelling through my brain

Sorry for the lack of posts lately m'dears, but I have a good excuse - I've been at a fashion summer school this week!
Yeahhhh, it was... strange. I want to study fashion at university, but not there... the place was lovely, the people about town were nice, even the four bus rides (just to get there) weren't so bad, but the course itself... well, it was a bit of a let down. I'm proud of the outcome and all, but the experience as a whole left me feeling a little dissatisfied, though I can't quite explain why...

On the first day we were put into small groups and had to identify current trends, and then set up mood boards for our favourite styles. This is the collage I made for 'the romantic look', which was used to inspire our group's dress design.

We weren't allowed to use paper patterns due to the lack of studio time, so we had to invent the dress using circles of fabric instead. It was a pretty manic process; involving a lot of sharp needles, broken sewing machines and fraying fabrics - but despite those minor catastrophes we managed to finish just in time for the photo shoot.

So without further ado, I present our dress... The Iridescent Rose.

Here's a few pics of our model Jordan wearing the dress. A pro photographer did the shoot but we don't get to see those photos until next month, so you'll have to bare with my happy-snappy shots in the mean time :)


In retrospect I think the dress would have looked better if it was a little longer, maybe even floor length, as we were working with a sort of prom theme - but it's not too bad, as long as you don't bend over... or breathe too much ;) tehe.
I'm off to bed now 'cuz I am absolutely exhausted. Hope you're all having a lovely week :)

x x x

p.s. thank you for the lovely comments on my previous post! I'll reply to them asap - which may turn out to be at a snails pace, but I will, I pinkie promise... oooh can't break it now, that stuff's legit you know ;)

34 comments:

  1. i likee it, i love all the flowers :D glad you had a good time :) xx

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  2. it's lovely :) where was the summer school on in ? :) x

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  3. Wow, that's a finished product to be proud of. It must have been difficult sewing on all those rosettes!

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  4. wow thats brilliant! yeah where was the summer school, it sounds amazing? xx

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  5. ooooh the dress is beautiful!

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  6. wow, that is some detailing. am looking forward to the photos now :)

    xx

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  7. This is lovely!
    I agree that the dress should have been longer.. But the color and the detail are gorgeous
    I can't wait to see the final pictures!

    What school did you attend??

    And thanks so much for your lovely comment <3
    I really like your blog, so I'm following

    xx
    http://topcoatfashionblog.blogspot.com/

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  8. Love the mood board & the dress looks great!

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  9. I agree with you, longer would have looked much better to balance out the top.

    Thank you for the comment on my blog, it was sweet :)

    I really like the color of the dress though. Definitely nice for spring and summer

    -Erica
    Classy and Delicious

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  10. great blog, i'd love to do a feature on you guys on my blog.

    keep it up!

    iUNDEREYE.blogspot.com x

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  11. Fashion summer school?! I'm jealous - the dress looks amazing (:

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  12. The bust detailing is gorgeous. And perfect choice of colour.
    x

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  13. Interesting to hear your thoughts on summer fashion school. Would love to see other projects you worked on!

    xx Cristina

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  14. Yeah, not gonna lie, that is really short, but I think it would look amazing floor length. It'd balance out the incredible top part of the dress.

    Hope you have an amazing time.

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  15. What gorgeous detailing on that dress<3 I just came across your blog, its lovely!


    Come enter my giveaway!
    XO Lynzy
    http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

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  16. Oh, sounds like a fun class.

    And that dress is so lovely. The ruffles and hair accessory make it that much more special!


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  17. Fabulous job! i'm sure it would look great on your cv anyway good experience even if it wasn't what you expected!


    - Adele
    MOLTOCURIOSA.COM

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  18. ahhh pretty!
    love the detailing!
    your blog = so adorable, your outfits are so pretty and well put together :)
    i'm your newest follower!
    x
    http://sheplayedwithsnakes.blogspot.com

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  19. wel done!
    congratulation, I like it!
    (-:

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  20. That's awesome you guys actually got to create something. The 3D floral look at the bust is so cool!

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  21. Wow, well done! Shame you weren't 100% satisfied with the course, but at least you can say you did it, and I think that dress is something to be proud of, considering you didn't have much time!
    Thanks for your lovely comment about my nails. I need to re-do them as I've peeled the paint off whilst watching telly!
    xo

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  22. the dress is absolutely fabulous! i really love it, if it were on sale, i would have bought it for my prom!

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  23. Cool photos! That dress is amazing. Very impressed with the detailing around the bust.

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  24. I was just wondering about the length myself--but those flowers are really cool :D

    Xoxo
    Sarah

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  25. I agree with you, I think it would look nice if it were say 2 inches above the knee though. LOVE the detail of the bust, sooo gorge!

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  26. i love love the ruffles!! stunning :)

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  27. i love how you picked up on the lace trend! i really enjoyed this post!

    jadepurplebrown.blogspot.com

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  28. you look beautiful!LOVE your dress. x

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  29. That dress is so gorgeous, regardless of length! I love the bust detailing!

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  30. so pretty. how fun. what a wonderful summer you must be having.

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