Anna Wintour would hardly stir in her throne over a few sketches carefully drawn by an almost middle aged nobody from middle England, would she? Especially one that cannot illustrate so beautifully that the sketches themselves are worth more than the finished garment. But one lives in hope and will settle for featuring in an article about being a "Mature Fashion Student". I received an email from my tutor and diploma course designer with regards to featuring in their forthcoming newsletter. I suspect its to encourage mature students to look into further education and not the emerging fashion designer I could be. I just couldn't take that too seriously even though my Husband and Momma think I am **I love back seat support from family - they truly make you BELIEVE**.
I wanted to show you one of the 5 sketches I made for the article. Its a fancy whim of a dress, nothing you could go clubbing in at Mr Craigs in Warrington - its more Ascot, darling! If I were to be a fashion designer at the end of my diploma/Degree, I would like to think I could fall in with couture as opposed high street. Its such a romantical dream. And having poured over the only Vogue issue that matters (Septembers, darling - its their biggest annual issue) I just find myself comfortably in tune with Valentino and Karl Lagerfeld with a touch of Marc Jacobs. I am, however rather fond of Mary Quant from her hey-day - clean cuts are just simply my favourite. Other than that, I could not begin to think how you would create a garment made from barbed wire and egg boxes and still make it look fabulous.
Im just working on Basic Grey on sponsoring me some fabric - now that would be a catwalk to watch out for ;)