Monday, 21 May 2012

Isa...Out of Focus

Tom Weavin Photography





Film: The Godfather II
Designer : Chitose Abe
Food: Bagel with Maple Syrup
Project: The Dogs Bollocks

Friday, 18 May 2012

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Isa...VERY EMPTY CURTAINS

Snippet of Empty Curtains Photoshoot. Garment made par moi!



Model: Rozelle Tan





Music: Gotye
Brand: Celine
Film: Godfather Part 1
Food: Crumpets with Peanut Butter 

Monday, 16 April 2012

Nostalgia

Music: Janet Jackson
Food: Homemade spinach and ricotta ravioli
Film: Fishtank
Collection: Celine

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Isa...Vintage Drunk

Indeed. Right. The idea backing this project was to find a vintage item and let this choice decide the theme and design of the project. I rummaged my mums wardrobe and came out with a cape like dress, with dropped rounded shoulders, a ruffled velvet skirt and a high zipped neck ski thermal. 


From the silhouette formed by the three garments combined, I felt I should research into the Edwardian era, round 1905- 1912. What I produced, design wise, from my research is what you can see below, four items of my collection.

likey nike...






Food: Tapas from Lemonia, Primrose hill
Film: Melancholia
Club: Catch
New Book: The Shining

Monday, 12 March 2012

Isa..lovebuzz4


(collage par moi)

'He was an unreliable man. For our first date he showed up one year late. Therefore, when he left, to make sure he would come back, I insisted that he leave something with me as a hostage. A week later he sent me his most precious possession: a small french nineteenth- century painting, entitled The Love Letter, that portrays a young girl who bears an uncanny likeness to me. A year passed, and on January 18th, 1992, after having rented two rings an a witness, I became his bride in a simple ceremony held at a 24-hour drive-up wedding window on route 604 in Las Vegas. Later he gave me The Love Letter as a wedding gift. I had acquired a husband but in the process had lost my guarantee that he would always come back to me.'

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Isa...Kenzo Kenzonique

I feel like Kenzo hasn't really caught the eye of many people these past collections, this is a comeback which wowed me silly!

Check out the vibrant all-disco-flashing jungle themed video too:

http://vimeo.com/29827328






Waa I want it all!


Food: Nutella on Toast
Collection: See above haha
Film : Lady and the Tramp..ye ol classic
Current Project Inspiration: 1905- 1912 Edwardian

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Isa...Print Prowl

'IT IS NOT COMMON,' was the theme I chose for my latest design project, this time focussing on Print.

Saatchi searching I found beautifully crafted sculptures by Ida Ekblad, ( http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artists/ida_ekblad.htm?section_name=paint_artist )where she arranged discarded urban finds in fantastically charming compositions. Inspired.

From there I thought, 'what discarded items could I collect to accelerate this project', my train of thought lead me to stones, then deciding on a more impressive upgrade, gemstones.

In my research i came across another fantastic artist called Melanie Bonajo ( http://www.ppowgallery.com/selected_work.php?artist=8&image=2 ) who strapped discarded urban items onto the naked female form, again brilliant compositions.

As part of my design development I collaged onto Bonajos photographs ...








From these collages came my final designs (three uploaded here), with collaged print ideas inspired from the intricate geometric nature of a gemstone melange  ...








Film: Inglorious Bastards. 
Collection: NOT Kanyes, Chanel or Giorgio Armani thats for sure, yukkie.
Food: French onion soup.



Monday, 27 February 2012

Isa...lovebuzz3

 ( collage by moi ) 


'He dreamed of making movies. I dreamed of crossing America with him. To get him to follow me, I suggested that during the trip we make a film about our life together. He agreed, and on January 3rd, 1992, we left New York in his silver Cadillac and headed for California. One day nine months later- we hadn't yet written the words "THE END" on our movie - i reached with my hand under the car-seat to slide it forward, and came across a black plastic bag. I opened it. It contained letters, 24 to be exact, in Greg's handwriting, all addressed to a certain H, and sent- as the postmarks showed- during the course of 1992. I didn't know why but they were back in his possession, and he had chosen to hide them there. I read them all. and stole two. One because in it he says: "I'll be free in October." The other, for this phrase: "... with Sophie I have this 'baby' that wouldn't have existed if I hadn't so much passion for you...". I had given Greg the chance to fulfil his deepest desire, and here he was thanking another woman. A few days later he handed me a letter: " Sophie, I always knew you would come into my life. I want you also to know that I love you, and that you became the most precious thing to me."


...Doubting this, I decided to prove his letter right: he would be free in October.'

Friday, 24 February 2012

Isa...Denim Devoted


CSM 'Dirt Road Denim' Project...

I created three characters, three moods, three stories, and designed for the aesthetic/ lifestyle that they represent.

Youth Bloom, Street Soul Riot, Dustbowl Cow Girl.

I've scanned below my favourite illustration drawings, chosen out of a ten piece capsule collection. Featuring..you guessed it...all denim...ooh i do say!







Food: Surprisingly asparagus in a orange and olive oil dressing (thank Gordon Ram.)
Film: The Lives of Others, Toms recommendation, German, bloody brilliant.
Collection: CSM MA at LFW. Really really. Really!
Book: The Gun Seller, Hugh Laurie.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Isa...lovebuzz


So, I carry,
I carry the flowers,
the flowers that are dead in my hands,
they will rise up,
at the very sight of you,
they will naturally understand...

Monday, 30 January 2012

Isa...bindi wild

 Headgear made by moi...



Music: Gil- Scott Heron and Jamie xx
Collection: Still trying to get over Tisci's latest couture creations!
Film: The Usual Suspects
Food: Raisin Wheats (a highly underestimated cereal!)

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Isa...Tomber en Amour

Givenchy nibbles...




Music: Spice Girls
Film: Sherlock
Food: 'a toast'
Collection: Riccardo Tisci wins chaque fois!

Monday, 16 January 2012

Isa...80s burgundy ski suit...


Music: ASAP Rocky Peso
Food: stir fry
Film: The Artist 
Collection: Jil Sander S/S 2012

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Isa..diggin' some ADAM ANDRASCIK



...s/s 2011 collection. Beautiful mmmm.

 He was also chosen to take part in this years Selfridges 'BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS' campaign, and his window looked comme ci...

'loocky', 'loocky' bright young A Andrascik.


Film: Enter the Void
Music: The Glitch Mob... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VV8sgVSZNQ
Collection: Adam Andrascik
Food: Toms Prawn Coconut Curry x