27 December 2014

Mary Katrantzou and Davina Catt talk!

Davina Catt, left, and Mary Katrantzou 
(describing something very passionately as usual).

Check out the Goods. (on her website)

"Mary Katrantzou and Davina Catt; The Industry Function Event"
Was the wonderful evenings title...

A Cheesy Photo Op!

"Kat-rant-zou" my friend annunciated for me. "Kat-rand-zoo" I mimicked.
"RanT", she said; "RanD", I struggled.

Mary's last name isn't the simplest of names, but her designs aren't the simplest either!
The Greek designer started out her fashion endeavours by studying, (oddly at the time, but in hindsight makes complete sense) Architecture at RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), before then moving from the USA to the UK to complete her education in Textiles at CCM (Central Saint Martins)

Resume Aside: I really really liked her. She was so charismatic, and focused. She was well spoken and had so much to say it was like the words were bubbling out of her! (Which was comforting seeing as when I met her soon after; words were bubbling out of me!)
There is something about having passion for ones career mixed with girls' instinctual love for fashion: that just is the right mix of driven, happy.. obsession!

My mission of this blog is to share what I learned with you all: and what better way to share what I learned by letting you experience and watch it yourself!

It was funny watching the video and seeing various little cameo's of me chatting to Mary (see below).
Who in this shot was sharing with me her opinion on university preparation before going into the fashion world; and she believed that it was up to me to choose which university to go to because each on suits everyone differently. She also told me however; that experience in the industry has the potential to be more useful than a university degree..

Overall, it was such a fun night and I met so many interesting people who were part of The Industry.
The Industry is a fashion business members club that organises talks and is a place for young new entrepreneurs to meet and learn. Something I wouldn't mind joining once I start my career!

This is The Industry's Youtube Channel where you can watch more talks organised at the Condé Nast College with incredible guests such as ASOS's CEO, and David Gandy.

21 December 2014

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Goodies

This is the beautiful brochure, and all it's contents, that we all received when we went to the fashion show. My favourite part of all of this was seeing the sketches just before seeing the show; it really brought the whole show together. So without further ado...

The little A5 folder of the brochure

Candice Swanepoel for Gilded Angels and Elsa Holsk for Pink University

The contents included a kind of masthead/credits; this one in particular is the model credit.

Alessandra Ambrosio for Exotic Traveler and Doutzen Kroes for Dream Girls

Lily Donaldson Fairy Tale and Karlie Kloss for Angel Ball

10 December 2014

What the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was really like....

So the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was one of the most overwhelming, colourful, energetic and exciting events I have ever been to. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole event; however I have to say it is a completely different experience seeing the whole event in real life, dressed to the nines with all my friends, compared to on my laptop, on my own with a blanket and ice cream. If you think about it; Victoria's Secret make their money off of the CBS showing of the Fashion Show, not inviting 100 of us Fashion Students for free! So with that in mind..  It shouldn't have come to a surprise to me is that the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, as fun as it was, was first and for most a television production.
But more on that later, for now here are my close but crappy 3rd row clips, and my reviews on the Show!

Taylor Swift's Performance of Blank Space during the Dream Girls Segment

The Dream Girls section was my favourite! I love the song Blank Space (who doesn't) so I was already dancing in my seat; but once Lily Aldridge came out wearing the powder puff Angel wings and the baby blue teddy; it was just so feminine and cute! I loved it. All the other outfits in this Section were in the same vein; soft, feminine, and pastel lingerie; worked beautifully.
The one thing I should point out now is that the pastel colours of this section are what made it the best section for showcasing the lingerie; instead of overpowering the garments they flowed with and showcased them. But there was nothing I loved more than Taylor's glam dressing gown and bodice ensemble; the black lace and baby pink go together better than strawberries and cream. I want one!

Ariana Grande's Performance of a Medley for the University of Pink Segment

Okay so I don't like Ariana Grande.
I don't like her because: her music and style is really not my style; HOWEVER- her songs were so catchy I couldn't help but dance along. I love love loved the Pink high knee boots they made. Very Chanel AutumnWinter14-esque! The outfits were awesome but if there was on piece I could take home would be the Pink Harem pants; A* comfort and style right there. Digging it.

List of Things that Happened at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show that You Won’t see on TV!

1. Ariana Grande Getting Wacked by Elsa's pink fluffy graffiti wings!

Here are some A* funny pictures of Ariana's face after she got bumped.
But it wasn't as bad as some have made it out to be; but her singing definitely stopped/dropped during the minor bump.
But she made a nice recovery and kept on going.
Take a look:

2. The Various Big Sweaty Camera Men running after the models.

But mad respect though. Been there;
tough job running backwards with your eye in a camera lens!

3. Candice's Wardrobe Adjustment Shuffle and cheeky Taylor Swift bum slap!

After having just watched the show, I know that they took out the cute shuffle, but surprised and sad they took out the butt tap! It was so cute and authentic- such a pity!

2 December 2014

My Experience at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show! In a Nut Shell...

 In a nut shell...

 Third Row Ballin'

Alessandra and Adriana...


A Grande

T-Swift Again...

Gorgeous set design!!

Candice the Queen!

 Candy again

 Loved the set for the Pink segment; very cool.

 Doutzen looking sexy and hench!

 Karlie and T sharing a moment!

 Powder puff costume was my favourite!

 Sexy dark angel and the paparazzi.

 Girlies having fun and messing around at the back on stage!

More incredible set design.

And that's just a sneak peek!!
Will be posting a proper post sometime this week!
Big kisses my sweeties!!
-J xxx