26.2.10

CLUTCH #1

I made this clutch as one of our first leather sewing exercises last week. I'm pretty happy with it. I'm gonna start work on another bag this week...
Oh and I finished my first pair of shoes but they are quite simply horrendous and mistake ridden so I'm not going to post them. As soon as I've done a pair I'm happy with, I'll post them. :)


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Matea

CHRISTIAN DIOR VS EMMA COOK

So, I was browsing through some old ARS Sutoria footwear magazines at Tafe and found these boots by Christian Dior (Fall 2004 RTW), which as I'm sure you'll agree, reminded me OH so much of the infamous Emma Cook for Topshop boots. The only variations I can find are; the crepe at the bottom is patterned differently, the CD's are higher, and obviously the actual colours are different.


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Images : style.com : ARS Sutoria Magazine : imageshack.com : elleuk.com


Matea

FLUSTERED + JEAN COLONNA

These are some images from i-D magazine, The Emotion Issue No 225, 2002, pages 65-66.
(Photog: Marcus Tomlinson, Makeup: Eli Wakamatsu, Styling : Hortense Manga, Hair: Peter Gray)

The makeup in these shots I find quite interesting. As the theme of the issue suggests, the images do convey a sense of emotion/feeling. To me the models look flustered, with the hair swept away from their faces in such furious gusto, the skin an uneven tone with white haphazardly smudged across their face and their eyes accented with light peachy pinks.

The clothing is also worth a mention, with a dress by Hussein Chalayan and a dress by Jean Colonna. I had not heard of Jean Colonna before, I had a look on the net and the only shows I can find are Spring 2000 and Fall 2000. The Fall 2000 collection I think is definitely still quite relevant today.


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Images : i-D Magazine : style.com


Matea

DIY NECKLACE #1

I went rummaging around Bunnings (my local hardware store) and I fell in love with two aisles; plumbing fittings and wall fixtures. I got a little excited and made these two necklaces. At this point, I favour the silver one. However, it does weigh about a kilo and a half...

To make the silver one, I used:
- a length of flexible irrigation tubing
- 20 x 20mm nuts
- 12 x 30mm nuts
- 3 x 45mm nuts
- plumbing pipe fastener (to hold the necklace together at the back)

And the gold one:
- 5 meters cheap gold chain from a craft store
- 2 x "some random piece of plumbing pipe thing"
- 1 x "some slightly larger piece of plumbing pipe thing"
- excuse the vague there, I don't know the right name for those things..


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Matea

23.2.10

#1



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This is our first post as a duo. We have both come from our own blogs- Matea from THOUGHTS and Sally from PROM THEME.

We met at art school a couple of years ago, and bonded over how much we love fashion as a form of self-expression.
Since then, we have been DJing as a duo and have found ourselves in unexpected areas; both do freelance styling and Matea is now studying shoe making and leatherwork as well as working for a boutique arthouse cinema, while Sally works as a makeup artist; freelance, and for Mecca Cosmetica. She also works for Australian designer label Lisa Ho.

We hope you enjoy our blog! We are totally keen to respond to comments so feel free to say hello. xx