Friday, 30 March 2012

Julian Louie and Aldo Shoes

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 How perfect are these shoes - they fall right into the Moroccan theme I'm going for with my new project, the patterns on them are so antique but modern at the same time, I love them ! This collaboration between Julian Louie and Aldo is one i want to see happening all the time !

Thursday, 29 March 2012

"Earthy Nonchalance"

So after handing the gift project in last week, this week is the start of a new project, called Individual Options - which basically means you can do what you like :) Pick a trend or make up your own and it means you can choose any area to do your project on, be it interiors, fashion or gift.

So I've gone for something which isn't something I'd normally go for as, I fall into the vintage trap quite often, it's just naturally something I'm drawn to, but this time I've gone for a very warm toned trend called 'Earthy Nonchalance' - it's full of sand washed stone and I've decided to take it down the Moroccan route. I love the warm, rich tones of Morocco and it's something I'm really excited to dive into ! So I've chosen the trend from the View2 trend journal and it's a fashion trend, after the gift project I can't wait to use embroidery again as I love it !

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Monday, 26 March 2012

Gift Work selected for PrintSource, New York

So the four boards chosen to go to Printsource from the gift project are these pictured below:

Two of the boards are taken from the Brogue Collection, one from the Tie Collection and one from the Man About Town Collection. Fingers crossed they do well at PrintSource.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

So this week.....

So this week all of my gift project was handed in and Hallmark came to speak to us about our work and picked people to do a 2 week work placement with them, and I have to say I was very very nervous ! But everything went great and the two girls from Hallmark were lovely and very positive. The people who they chose had done some amazing work and really deserved it :) So as my work wasn't picked by Hallmark it gets to go to the Big Apple woop, haha so work that wasn't chosen was then allowed to be selected for Print Source in New York and I'm so pleased I've got four gift design boards going and I'm over the moon.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW FOR OUR NEXT SHOW - April 10+11, 2012 7W New York 7 West 34th St @ 5th Ave. NYC

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If you have a spare minute, you need to check the print source website out - oh also have a look at their blog it's full of gorgeousness !!!!

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Final Collections for Gift

So I've just finished all my final collections for the gift module, which were a labour or love for sure !! It's taken me a good while to get into the gift project but ive really enjoyed these past few weeks experimenting with multi directional repeats and designings cards and gift wraps. I can't post any pictures because it's all top secret so when I can I'll get them on here but for now it's a secret :)But hallmark are coming in on Monday and fingers crossed they like my work :)