Wednesday, November 24, 2010

runway show just in

T R I B U T E   T O   M c Q U E E N

the professional photographs from
t h e   f e d i s a   g r a d u a t e   c o l l e c t i o n   f a s h i o n   s h o w 
which was last week, where put up on facebook yesterday and I was so excited . . .
until I saw my picture . . .

here are the problems, right.

1) those aren't my shoes - mine were platform grated sling backs, with blue ribbons and safety pins.
2) I have hand made fabric, studded ankle straps that cover the foot in chains?
3)the chaining on the front is COMPLETELY wrong!

my best aspect of this is - I left a fully diagrammed sheet of instructions on the front of the bag.
Can someone be so stupid? Or not care THAT much?
completely ruined everything about my OUTFIT and ruined my night, though I only noticed the chaining on the front on the stage. BUT NOW I'M FURIOUS!

so upset.

the only good thing about this is I know who the dresser that screwed up is :)

ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb!

I have reached 4000 hits on my page :)
woot woot ;) please follow mt if you are reading this, add me to blog rolls, all that jazz. Help me out :)

last night I watched the Joan Jett and Cherie Currie movie about their band
T H E   R U N A W A Y S

quite a hectic movie, not something to watch with a younger sister or a parent, but was so good and historically correct, it's actually scary! I couldn't believe how similar the actors looked to the real singers.
I found myself singing to songs I didn't even know I knew :)
Set in 1975 onwards, the fashion was excellent, all my favourite classics
I do love a good Art House movie

"   Can't stay at home, can't stay at school
Old folks say, ya poor little fool
Down the street I'm the girl next door
I'm the fox you've been waiting for

Hello Daddy, hello Mom
I'm your ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb
Hello world I'm your wild girl
I'm your ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb

Stone age love and strange sounds too
Come on baby let me get to you
Bad nights cause'n teenage blues
Get down ladies you've got nothing to lose

Hello Daddy, hello Mom
I'm your ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb
Hello world I'm your wild girl
I'm your ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb

Hey street boy whats your style
Your dead end dreams don't make you smile
I'll give ya something to live for
Have ya, grab ya til your sore

Hello Daddy, hello Mom
I'm your ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb
Hello world I'm your wild girl
I'm your ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb

watch it, learn something :)
peace and love

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

bunny tails and long grasses

oooh I hate the wind . . .
It's half way through the first week of my well deserved summer holiday, and we have had the worst 'summer' weather ever! Winter storms and pounding wind all week.

The green way down the road from our house has the coolest field type bunny tails and grasses . . . looks so beautiful in the wind.

I'm very upset because my favourite jeans are finally giving in, after 3 years. I bought them just before the SKINNY JEAN craze hit, so that's a very long time to have survived . . . Impressed with Woolworths :)

thanks Jess, my lil sister for withstanding the icey wind to take my pictures x

what I'm wearing

jeans - RE:Jeans at Woolworths
white lace vest - Jay Jays
floral waistcoat - old childs shirt, with ripped arm wholes
pink silver blazer - Project at Mr Price
brown ankle boots - kelso at Edgars
brown studded belt - Mr Price
pendant necklace - foshini
heart pendant necklace - I made :)
gold ring - mr price
gold bracelets - foshini, edgars, truworths
glass beaded bracelets - my mom made :)

peace and love

Monday, November 22, 2010

time for a change

okay, so after 3 months, I have decided to change the URL of my blog
possibly making it easier to find, or something, but the Jenna Maree-Kipling wasn't doing it for me, it had no link.
So, as of this moment this blog is:

I will be doing more What I'm wearing posts soon, just had a busy weekend at the deli.
I also want to photograph my college year's work and do a post on that, as well as add pictures of my croquis book to the relevant ready done posts :)
Should be getting our fedisa year results soon,.I'm nervous, to be honest.

I have been watching Gossip Girl lately, desperately trying to finish it all.
Have finished up to Season 3, starting S4 . . . wow, what a turn, although sometimes not very believable that life could really happen like that, yet we still watch it ;)

I have always loved Serena, but not just Serena, I like Blake Lively. See was in Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (lovely movie, watch it) 
She always looks good, though sometimes it\s a little awkward.

you know you love her

p.s. I think I know who gossip girl is ;)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

holidays, finally.

a  w e l c o m e   e n d   t o   t h e   y e a r

Tonight signified the end of my second year as a fedisa BA:Fashion Design student.
We had our graduate collection show tonight, held at the Grand Market Hall in Grand West Casino, Goodwood.
Amazing venue, beautiful show, some awesome clothing - post later on ;)
hehe . . . see P R O J E C T B A L L G O W N
Sheri-Lee Greenway, also known as safashiongirl, your collection was soooo lovely.
Just saying ;)

sooo . . . my main objective to get out of this late night post is
comparing to my last amazing followers post

1) to say a little welcome to the new followers :)
went from 15 to
28 official followers
2) let you know I have hit 3000 views of my page, from 1882 :D
3) would like to say hiiiii to all the new countries . . .
The Philippines
Hong Kong
Saudi Arabia
Isle of Man

21 new countries - which leaves me with a readership of 39  international countries  different places,
*it's late and that made me laugh :)

For some reason, I have had this massive influx of readings from the United States . . .
I have had 681 views on my E X T R E M E C O R S E T R Y post . . .
maybe it's all the rage over there? Let me know :)

all of this improvement in t w o   w e e k s :)
ahh, so happy :)

Would also love to say well done to the other Richard Bloom/Craig Port Finalists . . . Yes, Robyn Le Sueur, Robyn-Lee Johnson, Bianca Goosen, Daniel Montovani, Nicole Furter and myself were the six finalists out of the 40 in our class, teehee . . .
Well done to Robyn Le Sueur for winning the bursary/study fund :)
Such a perfect week for you, I'm so proud of you my darling friend.

and now, it's time to get some well deserved sleep and rest . . . 10 weeks of this, coming up.
If you're reading this, please put me on your blog roll, reading list, daily read or whatever you call it, do me some advertising . . .
show some luuurve ;)

follow, comment, read, love.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

g.a.g.a. f.o.r. d.a.d.t.

M E A T   D R E S S   L O V I N G 

a few months ago, Lady Gaga posed for Japanese Vogue Hommes magazine in a meat dress, to start a movement about 
D O N ' T    A S K     D O N ' T    T E L L 
 . . . buuuut this wasn't enough. She needed bigger and better . . .

Yeah, now VMA's (video music awards) was a much better idea :)
International press baby!
She showed up on September 12th, 2010, wearing a dress made completely out of meat to accept her Best Music Video Award, for Bad Romance :)
This dress was designed and created by Franc Fernandez.

Gaga said
“   As you know I am the most judgement-free human being on the earth. If we don’t stand up for what we believe in and don’t stand up for our rights pretty soon we’re going to have as much rights as the meat on our bones.     

Though PETA (People Agaist the Etical Treatment of Animals) commented

No matter how beautifully it is presented, flesh from a tortured animal is flesh from a tortured animal,” PETA president Ingrid Newkirk said in a statement. “Meat represents bloody violence and suffering, so if that’s the look they were going for, they achieved it.”

And this was the audience's response:

And a few nights ago, Eva Longoria wore this 'Jamon Iberico' or Spanish Ham Dress at this year's EMA's (European music awards) is a 'rip off' style. Funny but umm, she was trying to make a point? Lady Gaga said she was offended by this - rightly so :)

The whole point that Lady Gaga was trying to across was the injustice of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy in the US Army
'If we don't ask about your sexual nature or preference, you don't tell or show it'

what nonsense???!! Where is the freedom?
Well, Thanks to her and her plead for the change - She has changed the policy . . .

This is an extract out of an article I read that sums up her rally speak :)

" When Lady Gaga called out to her little monsters and amped up her political campaign against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" at a rally in Portland, ME, on Monday, people looked drunk on daydreams about Gaga for President. But that was before she confused people by comparing her famed meat dress to a political symbol for gay rights.

"Equality is the prime rib of America, but because I am gay, I don't get to enjoy the greatest cut of meat my country has to offer,"
Gaga proclaimed to the rally crowd.
"Shouldn't everyone deserve to wear the same meat dress I do?"

"      Maybe her meat dress metaphor had more fat than muscle, but Gaga got serious without her crazy outfits and strobe lights, and rallied a passionate crowd against the controversial ban on gays serving openly in the military, the New York Times reports It was the latest move in Gaga's campaign for gay rights since last week when she made the repeal of 17-year-old "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" her personal mission, and even called out Senator John McCain in a YouTube video.

Instead of keeping with the status quo, Gaga proposed a new law for gays in the military.

"If you don't like it, go home!"
Gaga yelled.

Like it or not, Gaga is up against some tough odds in Washington where the repeal of the policy faces a filibuster, but that didn't stop her from calling out undecided Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, both from Maine, and Scott Brown from nearby Massachusetts.       "

But this wasn't the first time Lady Gaga has shocked the world  . . . remember last year at the VMA's? When she started bleeding from her chest and then Hanged herself during a performance of Paparazzi?

annnd then she accepted her award like this:

This song is sbout how the media is killing the real world . . .
Was this the beginning of her change from POP star to Icon of the Activist world?
She is amazing.

As shocking as Lady Gaga's dress may have been, it's not the only Meat Dress in history . . .
these are some of the best ones I saw, though, not all are made out of flesh and blood

Vanitas: Flesh Dress for an Albino Anorectic

Tania Bruguera’s The Burden of Guilt

As a vegetarian, I'm against the killing of animals for A N Y  reason, but in this case, I'm not sure . . .
surely something so important needed a massive response, and by shocking people into oblivain, she caught the attention of the world.
Many think that 'Gay rights' are a joke but it's a serious matter . . .

As a straight woman, with many bisexual and homosexual friends around me, I believe in
f r e e d o m   o f   l o v e
regardless of sexual orentation, gender or colour.

tell me what you think . . . am I right to believe that she is making sense, that we need to change and open our eyes to the real world?

peace and love, world
peace and love