Monday, March 28, 2011

Cool Couture (1)

Today my teacher brought this Japanese book to class called Cool Couture Remake Dress - Japanese Pattern Book. It teaches us how to remake old T-shirt, Necktie, Men shirt into Tunic, Blouse, Skirt and More. It is a really great book and worth buying! The instruction is very easy to follow and in less than an hour, voila! you have a new garment in your wardrobe.

Below are pictures of me making one of the cool couture method, all you need is one women singlet and one XL-XXXL men t-shirt. I bought mine from second-hand store, they cost like AUD$3 each..

What I did is cut the shoulder seam (NOT the sleeve), top stitch opening. Stitch end of sleeves closed, tuck sleeves inside shirt. 

Top stitch t-shirt neckline to front of singlet, the measurement is up to you. Repeat on back. But it is better to pin on mannequin first before you sew it, just to make sure you get the right position.

This is my finished cool couture garment, I had my friend to wear it for me.

The great thing about this reconstruction is you can actually wear the garment!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I am always fascinated by H&M collaboration with designers such as Stella McCartney, Karl Lagerfeld, Roberto Cavalli, etc. Below are the videos of the collection and I think they are really fun to watch. Enjoy!

H&M and Stella McCartney

H&M and Viktor & Rolf

H&M and Roberto Cavalli

H&M and Lanvin


Shatter Nail

I just bought Katy Perry Shatter (Black) and Serena Glam Slam (Glittery green) nail polish, and I am in love with them! They look awesome together. But the Shatter nail polish is a bit tricky, I have to be really fast when I apply it, or else the brush will start to dry and crack as well, lol.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

March '11

Below are few pictures from March '11 magazines photo shoot, these are my favourite ones so far..

Magdalena Frackowiak for Harper's Bazzar US

Lara Stone for Vogue China

Jana Knauerova for Vogue Russia

Anja Rubik for Vogue Australia

Agyness Deyn for Vogue China

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Monkey socks

Just a quick post, my friend, Jason Pang gave us (me, and a few other girls) this seriously cute socks! And i got the monkey one, they are adorable!! Thank you Jason :D

Aren't they cute??


Last semester studio I was doing tailoring and we have to make one final prototype of a fully finished tailored jacket. My theme for this studio is 'Trick of the eye' also called Trompe-l'oeil in French. 

My prototype was inspired by the menswear in the 18th century where the mens wear double layered most of the time with short jacket or vest inside and a long tailored jacket on top.

So instead of making two jacket, i combine both of them into one but still keep the 'double layer' term so it looks like the model is wearing two jackets but it's actually just one, that is why i called it Trick of the Eye

Below is few pictures that i took and edit myself, it was raining before and after the photo shoot, not a great day to do a photo shoot but anyway, i love the pictures and thanks a lot to my model, Vonny, you make my prototype looks even better than it actually is!

Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne

Beautiful Chapel on Spring street, Melbourne

Cheers, Angel

'Slow Fashion'

"Fast fashion is about greed. Kate Fletcher says it’s time to slow down and consider the true cost of choosing quantity over quality"

Fast Fashion means fast in production and fast in consumption. Nowadays people have clothes more than what they need which means more stuff get thrown out each year and fashion has become what you want, not what you need anymore.

While, the term 'slow fashion' is the opposite of fast fashion, it's doesn't mean producing clothes slower, it simply means sustainability. Producing something that will last longer in you wardrobe. The slow approach help the consumers to appreciate their clothing more and prefer quality than quantity.

This semester, my studio is about 'Slow Fashion' and we are to create a series of prototype that suits the client needs and of course they have to be sustainable.