Monday, 30 May 2011

Friday Late at The V&A

So, as you know, I went to the V&A on Friday to see my illustration being made into bags and see what the lovely curators of the Yohji Yamamoto exhibition had prepared! I've never felt so proud - seeing people carrying bags with my illustration. The night was amazing - met up with fellow Yohji illustrator Lesley Barnes and illustrator Thereza Rowe as well as spending the evening with fellow Tea & Crayon member Rachel Lewis. They all looked amazing and it's always a pleasure to meet illustrators whose work I love! I managed to make a couple of bags but they weren't perfect. Luckily they may be able to make me some more and send them to me! Amazing! :)

We of course went for a couple of drinks with Rachel afterwards! Fantastic night :)

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Healthy Eating

As a little side project for uni, just to show I can do more than draw fashion, I decided to produce some pieces for a healthy eating campaign. I've really wanted to work with food and text so this seemed a perfect excuse to combine both.

Basically my idea was to use children's quotes to promote eating 'five a day'. By working with the idea that children say the cutest things and the fact they don't know unless you teach them, I placed sweet things that children may say alongside images of the fruit. For instance, the first one says: "I love strawberry cheesecake. Is that one of my five a day?" and is placed next to strawberries. I think this campaign could be successful, because most people know a child so can relate to their sweet questions and it drives home that unless you teach people about healthy eating, they will never learn.

Anyway, take a look and see what you think! :) (p.s. I've used a logo from an existing campaign - it is not my own!)

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Friday Late at The V&A: Yohji Yamamoto at Play

Well, this Friday I will be in London visiting the V&A for their special Friday Late: Yohji Yamamoto event. I'm especially excited because they will be using one of my illustrations in their Ultimate Yohji Screenprinting Workshop! Visitors will be able to make their own screenprinted tote bags using one of four illustrations, including one of my own.

This commission has been wonderful and given me the extra confidence i've been needing! I love the V&A and always visit when I'm in London. I'm very proud and honoured to be asked to get involved with such a great project! If you are in London, do go and have a look! Here is what is on offer:


Couples Streetcasting for V&A Fashion in Motion
Outside the National Art Library18.30–21.30

Yohji VS Fashion History Stylist Battle
John Madejski Garden
Qualifiers at 20.00 and 20.30; Final at 21.00

Ultimate Yohji Screenprinting Workshop
John Madejski Garden

Cut Out/Stick On Fashion Workshop with David Poole
Morris Room, Café

Drawing from Yohji
Meet in Room 21a
18:45; 19:30; 20:15; 21:00 (sessions last approximately 30 minutes)

Cut & Haste: Create a Fashion Fanzine
Digital and Design Studios, Sackler Centre
18.30; 19.30 and 20.30 (sessions lasts approximately 30 minutes)

Talking to Yohji
Norfolk House Music Room

Sounds amazing doesn't it?! I can't wait and it comes the day after my work for the year is presented and marked, so I couldn't imagine a better time!! I will post pictures on my final degree show and the V&A trip soon! I hope you are all well :)

Monday, 16 May 2011

Bits and pieces

Hi everybody, it's been a while since I posted but I've been very busy busy! I just wanted to drop by and let you know what I'm up to.

I have recently finished an illustration I was producing for the V & A, it is one of my favourite places and I was ecstatic when they contacted me! It is now in there hands and they will be preparing the screen ready for the Yohji Yamamoto at Play Friday Late Event. My illustration will be produced onto bags, I am very excited! I hope to be at the event and will come back with plenty of photographs!  

Over the weekend me and my boyfriend went to stay with fellow Tea and Crayon member Fritha Strickland and her boy, Tom. We had a wonderful weekend, and our time spend at their house, their city and with their cats got me very excited about the future! :) We went shopping, had tea, watched some Eurovision and visited a gallery, perfect! I also got to meet up with Hels Martin, Avril Kelly and Emily Burt. A really lovely weekend. And I had to take some pics of Fritha's amazing cats! They're so cute! I love how grumpy Rockie looks :)

And now back home, I have my final degree show head on, finishing off pieces, printing my work and trying to make my area look good! I'm borrowing a stunning dress from Sophie, the owner and designer at a local boutique,  Bella Flo. I am illustrating and displaying the piece next to my work. I think it will look really visually interesting and enable people to see how I take a design and create an illustration from it!    


Here are my frames and work coming together! I can't wait to get the show up and bring you some pictures!!   

Also, buy a copy of Digital Artist from this Thursday as Tea&Crayons will be in there! I hope your weekends have been just as lovely! :)