Monday, April 27, 2009

The Week That Was...

Just updating some outfits that I wore to work experience last week.
The week went soo fast and was a lot of fun. I learnt so much about the business side of a fashion house, and just enjoyed being in an environment with such fashionable people.
I was able to meet Sarah Jane and Heidi who were both really lovely. All the girls that worked in the head office were very supportive of the brand, wearing Sass & Bide clothes every day. It gave a really great feel to the company , like that were all one big family. So it was really nice to be part of that even for one week. With Sydney Fashion Week this week I helped out with the preparation of the invitations to all the fashion socialites of Aus, and helped organise the samples of the current season of clothing. Something else that I got to do was sew silver stars on a Union Jack tee that was to be photographed for a shoot to be in Grazia, very exciting!

I tried to wear something each day that I had made: One Day1 I wore: Slouch Alert!
black zebra leotard (handmade by me), leather skirt (koom), boots (target), gold jacket (vintage), studded clutch (peter alexander)...
You probably can't see the detail of the leotard but the zebra fabric is lycra, the front neckline has a sequin trim and the centre back also has a sequin finish with a box pleat.. to add a bit of sparkle.
On Day2 I wore:

Boots (target.. outfit repeat.. they're my fav boots!), lace jacket (vintage), tassel tank dress (hand dyed and tasselled)
This the tank dressed that I tie dyed with rocks. It turned out really well beause the rings that the rocks created were uneven and not perfect, the look that I was aiming for. Sass & Bide have a few garments in their current season that are embellished by tassels. This idea I tried to recreate by sewing a V of tassels down the centre front.

studded cuff (vintage), peace sign (hawaii), pearls (hand strung)

Wow! Watch the tassels go!

I've also had my hair done since my last outfit post.. it is a lot blonder.

Day3 I wore:
Tassel Tie Dyed Tee (hand dyed and tasselled)
This tee is the shirt from the previous post that I Tie Dyed using black dye. As you can see the colours that were creater were: black, plurple and blue.. with the white stripes created from the places where the rubber bands were tied.
I didn't take any photos from the last 2 days of the week as I ran out of time.. The photos were taken in a really nice park inbetween the bus stop and the hotel I stayed in, quite nice scenery for the busy city.
Wow.. really long post!
Hope guys enjoyed The Week That Was.. because I did!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Tie Dye Retro Chic...

Tie dyeing! For my week with Sass and Bide I wanted to wear some of my own designed clothes but wanted them to be similar to SnB style... so i decided to get out the rubber bands, t-shirts, dresses and tanks for some diy-ing!
I used black dye on white fabric, but created different prints from different techniques. As you can see from all of the photos. To make circles you tie rubber bands from a 'point' on the fabric.. so the middle point in the circle is the point that you tied first. Then if you want more rings around the circle, tie more rubber bands below the places you've already tied... I hope that makes sense!

Both of these tops were white but now are black/blue/purple just from using black dye. The tee on the left I cut tassels up to the waist. It turned up quite well! The tank is just a Bonds Chesty Singlet but looks quite different after dyeing. I also dyed a tank dress using rocks and rubbers bands! But only have a photo of me wearing it.. which I will definitely post next time!

My inspiration: Sass and Bide on the catwalk! love it!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sass & Work Experience

This week I have been in Sydney doing work experience at Sass & Bide! I've been taking outfit photos but will wait until I get home to download them from my computer rather than put them on from an internet cafe. Sass & Bide has been really interesting as I am able to see how the head office of a big design house works.. as in: the Design team, PR, Sales and Financing + I also have been able to meet Sarah-Jane which was very exciting!
I'l try to continue to post about things during the week, but it will depend how busy I am.

Tonight I'm also going to see the musical of "Guys and Dolls" which will be exciting. I'm sure I'll love all of the costumes and have all of the songs stuck in my head.

Photo Credits:
check out their website their clothes are amazing!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Hello to all you bloggers and fellow lovers of fashion. I am creating this blog to express my adoration of fashion with outfit post of clothes that are vintage, new and clothes that I have designed and hand made.
I'm Holly and I would say that my fashion taste can't really be categorized by a single style or look. My tastes change constantly as I love clashing styles, for example anything floral and feminine with say studs and leather.
When I finish school I hope to study fashion and create my own label. Fashion has always been something that was special to me as a young girl in primary school I knew even then that I wanted to spend my life around it. As a teenager I use my love and inspirations of fashion to standout from the crowd and have an individual look.
Tie dye is a favourite style of mine. Anything tie dye I see ends up in my wardrobe whether I really need it or not.

Both this dress and this necklace are favourites of mine at the moment so I can see many outfit repeats with both of them.
Well that is all from me.. talk to you again soon!
Outfit Details:
Blue Jacket - Sydney Markets
Knitted Striped Top - Mum's from the 70's
White Belt - Sportsgirl
Tie Dye Dress - Sportsgirl
White Tee - Sportsgirl
Peace Sign Necklace -Shop in Hawaii
Black Beads Necklace - City Beach, Surfers Paradise