GIRL CULTURE

In this wide world the concept is : a girl must be young and beautiful to be successful in life. There is a humongous industry just around woman and it’s constantly dictating how a woman should feel, behave, dress, eat or doesn’t eat. Girls as young as 10 are using makeup almost on a daily basis just because they are seeing it fucking Everywhere!! We are all blindly following the trend. How can a person be free if she is conditioned by the consumerist world?

Read a great piece onΒ AnOtherΒ . It tickled my mind.

 

I think every day how to break free,

How to deconstruct , how to disagree!

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Some Great Clothes and a Quote

Hi, beautiful creative minds! Im working day and night for the submission. As my theme is Hollywood Classics, I’m researching and collecting pictures of that era all the time! Those days, and those clothes!! Oh my God!! My favourite time period is 40s to 60s. What’s your? At that time clothes were functional and feminine. The patterns were so amazing! I was looking at all those mail ordered patterns and they were incredibly beautiful. People used to make their own dresses. I remember how my grandmother used to have a Singer sewing machine , a very vintage one. I think watching her working on her small projects made me fall in love with sewing and clothes. As a kid I made a dress out of an old curtain and mosquito net πŸ˜‚ Grandmother was very proud of that piece. 

Ok enough of my story, now enjoy these beauties !! 




Sooooo obsessed with this green satin dress. 😍



Some hair styles for the beauty lovers and fashion illustrators. 
And now it’s time for the quote 😎


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Have a great day !! 😊

Beads & Sequins Motif : Tutorial

I shared this picture with you guys before. Now I’ll teach you how to make this simple motif on your own .

For this tutorial you will need 

1) beads

2) Sequins

3) thread

4) needle ( ask for the thinnest one)

5) scissors

6) fabric

First, draw the design on fabric, preferably  by pencil. Thread the needle and take 5 beads of you choice and stitch them like this –

Secure the line of beads in the following process –

Another picture if you still can’t understand –

Make 3 small lines containing 5 beads per line. Then use a sequin and 3 beads to create a dot in the motif –

These three beads will keep the sequin on place. Finish the mofif with a knot at the wrong side of the fabric. 

That’s it! It is this simple! You can easily use this motif on your top/ skirt / collar / bag .. almost anywhere you want. It’s not even time consuming. 

Let me know if i was able to explain it properly or not!! 

Love you beautiful creative people 🀘❀

How to Create a Collection : Part 3

Hi beautiful creative people, in this post I will talk about the 3rd stage of creating a designer collection. In previous two posts I have talked about the process of mind mapping and making a Themeboard. Now it’s time to make a Look Board and a Colour Palette. 

We need a Look Board because in the process of creating a collection we must be clear about certain things :

1) Who are the target customers?

2) Price range

3) Casual wear or Pret/ evening wear / bridal wear etc . We should be clear about what we are going to make. Afterall fashion is a business.

So to get a clear idea of the range of clothes we are going to creat, we will refer to the look board . 

Creating a look board is easy. Get few magazines and cut out those pictures of garments that you feel will go with the look of your collection. Now make a collage with those pictures. 

For example : My theme is Books and I want to create a collection which will be a little vintage and feminine and full of day dresses. So I collected pictures accordingly. You can download pictures from internet as well. 


After creating a Look Board we have to think what kind of colours will go with the Look as well as the Theme and also with the season. I’m going to create a collection for Spring Summer 2017. For that I hade to do a little research. There are many sites which forecast colours, go to any of them to get some ideas on what colours will be trending on 2017 summer. I did that and came up with these colours.


Note:

1) colours must have Pantone numbers.

2) in a Colour Palette there should be more or less 3 warm tones , 3 cool tones and 3 nutrals. 

That’s all for today’s post. On the next post I will discuss the process of fleshing out the designs. Till then enjoy making a look board and selecting colours. 😊❀

Ps : I love you guys 😊

The Dressmaker : Coture, Women & Society

There aren’t many movies that are about fashion. Among them only very few makes me think. The Dressmaker is one of those thought provoking ones. 

If you hahaven’watche it yet then here is a small synopsis for you : In 1950s Australia, beautiful, talented dressmaker Tilly returns to her tiny hometown to right wrongs from her past. As she tries to reconcile with her mother, she starts to fall in love while transforming the fashion of the town.
What I loved about the film is that it not only deals with fashion but deals it with sensitivity and depth. It’s not the glitzy glamorous part of fashion but the pain behind it and the overcoming from the suffering through art. 

The town where the protagonist (Dressmaker/ Kate Winslet) returns is just like any society, only there hate is more visible than love. The women are unsure of themselves that’s why jealous of others. The Dressmaker brought out the shining versions of them through her one of a kind designs. Those women who probably lived all their lives in that tiny town felt liberated in her dresses. She brought them to a version of themselves which they dreamt to be or may be they could’t even dream! 

Coture is art, yes we all agree on that but what does this art do on people’s lives?! Coture transforms people. Not only from the outside but from the inside as well. At a point in the move Kate Winslet says that they (her customers) want to become someone else. I see nothing wrong in that. Trying to be a version of yourself that you always desired to become is not being a phony . That is why I can never think Holy Golightly  as a “real phony”  (Breakfast at Tiffany’s ). The power of a great dress empowers the wearer and that is the biggest achievement for any dressmaker or designer. 

Now enjoy some great dresses from the movie :




I love this white cape soooo much!! 




I’ve got your ball πŸ˜‹



I’m in love with this Singer sewing machine!!! 😍😍😍😍

Thanks for reading this long post. As you can see by now , I loved this movie. Have you watched it ? Don’t hesitate to share your thoughts 😊 ❀ 

Help me Select a Theme for my Collection !!

This is how the floor of my room is looking right now. As you can see there are two theme boards and Look boards side by side. On the right side bottom row is my theme board on “Books” and above it is the look board for “books”. I want a vintage look for this theme.

On the left side bottom row is the theme board of “Classic Hollywood” and above it is the look board. I’m going with a vintage / glamorous evening wear for its look.

Now the problem is i have to choose only one theme to develop designs from , and eventually to create a collection!! I am soo confused right now! Floral day dresses are my strong points, so i can make a lot of variations from it. On the other hand I’m also fascinated by the glamorous drapes of evening gowns. I haven’t tried doing it yet and want to learn more.

What should I do guys? Should I stick to what I’m already good at or should I try something new?!