Did my sister's makeup as a take on Pierrot the Clown for a dressup party the other night. Was really fun to have free reign and do something a little less wearable.
Speaking of dressups, can't wait for Halloween at our friend's home/church tomorrow night... Matea and I are working on our costumes as I type...doing some pretty cool makeups on Sunday that I'll blog too.
There are many individuals that have roles in film production that often do not get credited due to their comparatively smaller roles. One of these is Stephan Pilon Lectez, who was in charge of the car sequences, cave interior, final colour grading and beauty work on There's Only One Sun. His other work includes visual effects on Beyonce's Sweet Dreams video, Jean Paul Gaultiers J.P.G : 45 video and many more.
Just last week we got a sneak peek of some of the TAFE SA fashion design students' work. I for one was very interested to see what they came up with, as I often pass many of them in the hallways at TAFE and wonder what they are working on. Some very interesting things it appears!
I've handpicked my favourites here; they feature one garment from the six that they have made for their graduating collections.
I bought this necklace at the Gilles Street Market a while ago for just a few dollars. It looks like a vial of blood, and it very well could be, but it just as well may be food colouring. This is most definitely one of my favourite pieces of jewellery.
Former Adelaide local Alex Dubois (now Melbourne based) has just launched the first issue (00 : THE BARE ISSUE) of his most recent venture, FAINT Magazine. He was kind enough to feature me as a designer in the first issue, which can be viewed here.
Now, I didn't know Alex very well before being in contact with him for this issue, and as such didn't really know what to expect. I can honestly tell you though, I was left thoroughly impressed.
The issue features such a diverse selection of editorials and designer profiles that I really had a hard time picking a shot to present you with for this post.
Really, all I can say is: go and browse the 00 : THE BARE ISSUE now, and click to view in fullscreen mode. Clocking in at a whopping 182 pages there is DEFINITELY a lot to browse, especially since there is no advertising.
It is also worth mentioning that FAINT Magazine is currently accepting submissions for the second issue; AS ABOVE,SO BELOW. So check out the site for submission guidelines and deadlines.
A few days ago I was getting myself all in a flurry not being able to decide what to wear, and settled on this shirt I brought from Workshop. It looked a bit "meh" just with the leggings so I explored it's possibilities...and ended up with a dress. Note: I have a sewing machine, but can't ever really be bothered setting it up, so you'll find that if you can be bothered, you can replace the safety pins with thread.
Oh, the leggings are these; the wet look pantyhose from Black Milk. I've always wanted shiny tights that don't finish at the ankle and aren't latex or hugely expensive. Love them.
Here's a quick run-through, of how to DO IT YOURSELF!
First you're gonna need a massive shirt, and for the purposes of this DIY, one with buttoned cuffs. This one was marked a size 18. The massiver the better. And, one metre of clear 5mm wide elastic (clear is better as it tacks to itself and will not likely undo even from a single knot, and isn't visually invasive), and two safety pins.
Then get the left arm's sleeve and thread the end of the elastic into the button hole and knot.
At some point (illustrated below) near the side seam of the right hand side, pin two safety pins, just for reference later.
Then you put the shirt on backwards, putting your left arm into a sleeve, folding the collar under, wrapping the remaining arm (with elastic attached) under your right armpit and around your waist. Pull the elastic further around your waist until it meets at the front again at it's starting point, and wrap around the button on the cuff to secure in place.
Now you'll find that the back butt area is a bit ridiculous so just pull any fabric from behind you to your left hip, where you should find the safety pins we placed earlier. Use these to connect the front and back. If there is bunching of fabric in the small of your back, just tuck it under the sleeve-waistbelt
DONE! ...and look at that, you even have a back shoulder pocket if you're lucky ;)