Monday, 24 October 2011

andrea loves clothes

Now I'm guessing that A.L.C. does not stand for Andrea loves clothes... but it just so happens to be the best I could come up with in the allotted time I've allowed myself for blogging this evening. It is, however, safe to say that I love Andrea's clothes. This is Spring Summer 2012, simple, chic, wearable. Andrea Lieberman aims to create pieces that women "love enough to wear again and again" (a lot of love today). These are a few of my favourites from the collection. And those burnt orange platforms - yet more love.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

plain jane

"...I then sat with my doll on my knee till the fire got low, glancing round occasionally to make sure that nothing worse than myself haunted the shadowy room; and when the embers sank to a dull red, I undressed hastily, tugging at knots and strings as I best might, and sought shelter from cold and darkness in my crib. To this crib I always took my doll; human beings must love something, and, in the dearth of worthier objects of affection, I contrived to find a pleasure in loving and cherishing a faded graven image, shabby as a miniature scarecrow. It puzzles me now to remember with what absurd sincerity I doated on this little toy, half fancying it alive and capable of sensation. I could not sleep unless it was folded in my night-gown; and when it lay there safe and warm, I was comparatively happy, believing it to be happy likewise."

My favourite written passage - Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë, 1847.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

new york city

Photographer: Mario Testino
Model: Gisele Bundchen

Wednesday, 12 October 2011


So when I say Acne I can assure you I'm not referring to the puffy inflamed vulgaris variety - instead of pimples we're thinking clean cut lines, simplistic European design and a sophisticated colour palette. The Swedish fashion house Acne Studios made a huge impact on the catwalk with their Spring Summer 2012 collection this September, really tearing away from their street-wear reputation and strong association with denim.

The collection was Moroccan inspired after designer Jonny Johansson's Marrakech city break. What I love about it is how he has taken subtle hints from the culture, the colours and the lifestyle without creating a clichéd collection just by using textiles, prints and shapes directly taken from the souks and market places. We're currently looking into the Acne brand for our Fashion Realisation case study and I've instantly taken up a genuine interest in them, I can safely say that studying clothes as beautiful as these for homework, is hardly homework at all!
I'm Hettie Glen, I'm 22 and a half and currently studying for a degree in Fashion Design.

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