Tuesday, 25 September 2012


As it was a Sunday me and my flatmates decided to go to Liverpool Street Station, home to Spitalfields market and petticoat Lane market. Whilst roaming around the Market stalls, we took the chance to walk down Brick Lane, where there was a vintage sale in an underground basement.


Today I went to the V&A and had a look at the latest exhibition which is called "Ballgowns", which has all of the Couture garments designed from legendary pioneers of fashion like Biba; Elsa Schiaparreli; Ossie Clark and Vivienne Westwood. I found that this was quite refreshing as I haven't seen so many famous designs under one roof before. From this window displays I looked at the vibrant prints that was iconic in that era.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012


I have already been moved in for a week and three days now and already seen so much in London.

08/09/12 - Move into The Costume Store, London. Meet flatmates and get settled in.
09/09/12 - Went to Oxford Street and Shepherd's Bush with 2 flatmates and did a little window shopping ( can't forget that we are tight with our money now we are students.)
10/09/12 - Went to Trafalgar Square and watched the Olympic and Paralympic parade to the Mall.
11/09/12 - Went to Shepherd's Bush Market and found where I am going to be studying for the next 3 years. Also found a library which is always handy for an art student.
12/09/12 -Went to Notting Hill Gate and bought some vintage style shoes for £12 which was a good bargain.
13/09/12 - Arrived at Seven Sisters, and attended an internship with a designer called Martine Rose, which was enjoyable, hand sewing menswear jackets to be shipped to Paris, Japan and London.
14/09/12 - Martine Rose Internship.
15/09/12 - Job hunting in North Acton ( No Luck)
16/09/12 - Did a little bit of coursework in preparation for the start of first year.
17/09/12 - Went to Notting Hill library and became a member and also went to Kensington Library.
18/09/12 - Attended London Fashion Week, we caught it on the last day so it wasn't as bus. Went to Soho and got some really nice fabric samples and trimmings. Also went to Oxford street and took some images of window displays and went to Covent Garden and had a Paul's for dinner.
As you can see I am keeping myself quite busy trying to fill up my time I have until term starts.
I enrol on Thursday so wish me luck!

Saturday, 15 September 2012


As I had learnt about how to set up your business in college, I thought it would be a good idea to see what I could make to sell. I had a lot of spare time in the summer holidays, so I took the spare time I had and spent it creating pin cushions and coat hangers. I enjoyed this process as it kept my creativity going throughout the summer ready for university and it gave me a product to sell to potential buyers. I have made about £140 just selling pin cushions at £3.50 each and coat hangers at £3.00 each, which is a good start to put into my start up to then sell more products. These were sold to friends and family so the next step would be to ask shops to sell them in their shops or possibly sell them on at craft fairs in London. I am pleased with the final outcome and shocked to do so well at selling little things.

So if you want a pin cushion or coat hanger I can always make them on request!


Before I moved to University I was on a mission to make as much money as possible. Then my Mum's friend came to me seeking my help as she wanted to change the straps she had to cover her shoulders. So what I did was make various samples of different ways I could insert and attach the sleeves and gave them to her to choose which she wanted. I then bought some chiffon from THE FENT SHOP and created both identical sleeves. It took me a couple of days to get back into the sewing spirit but this is the final product.
Do you think I did a good job?

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

GO GB...

I know I haven't blogged in a while but I bumped into a fellow blogger and I was reminded to start blogging again.
I have recently just move to London as I am studying Fashion Textiles at London College of Fashion. I had moved here 3 days ago and I have already:
  • Been to Oxford Street.
  • Had a go at THE CASTLE'S pub quiz.
  • Witnessed the Olympic and Paralympian parade through Trafalgar Square.
  • Been to Shepherd's Bush Market and found out where I will study for the next 3 years.
The Costume Store where I am staying is nice and new even if the Internet is a little bit SLOW!

It's great to be a part of History.