Friday, 27 February 2015

A Humber College Event:'Fashion Comes Home'

'Fashion Comes Home' was a fashion networking night at Humber College, Lakeshore Campus. Being an Alumni I was invited and incredibly glad I went. The postgraduates did an amazing job organizing a perfect night of fashion over 100 years. They set up an exhibit that was wonderfully put together of fashions throughout the 1900's. The night had a great overall mood, with Jazz music and old movies playing in the background. I was able to see a few of my teachers from 5 years ago now, and speak with them about my accomplishments over the past few years. It was so wonderful to see them and to hear that they are doing and exploring new great things in their lives also. One of my very best friends came along with me and really enjoyed herself, especially when we got to dress up and take pictures in the photo booth. Overall we had a great time and would absolutely go to another event when an occasion arises again.


Wednesday, 25 February 2015

'Classic Designer Month: Christian Dior'

The final 'Classic Designer of the Month' is the wonderfully talented, Christian Dior. A french fashion designer who is best known as the founder of one of the largest, top fashion houses in the world, also called 'Christian Dior'. Many of his designs have been worn by movie stars and royalty, and his company continues to be at the forefront of the fashion industry. I absolutely J'adore Dior!

Lauren Hutton wore a Grecian style pastel gown to the 47th Academy Awards, Dior's creation complimented her bronze Californian glow and accentuated the models stunning figure.
The Christian Dior fragrance, which has been graced with Charlize's face since 2011
A stunning dress for Audrey Hepburn

Marilyn Monroe in Dior, from 'The Last Sitting'

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

'Classic Designer Month: Renié Conley'

Renié Conley is our next Classic Designer of the month. Wow what this woman created will be known forever. In the 1963 film 'Cleopatra', the dress that Elizabeth Taylor wears complete with gold headdress, jewellery and 24-carat cape. This was an incredibly breathtaking work of art, it was designed to look like the wings a phoenix. The cape itself was created from strips of gold-painted leather and embellished with thousands of beads and sequins. She won a Oscar for this masterpiece, I think we can all see why! 

Conley also designed this very fetching bathing suit for Marilyn Monroe along with several other outfits that were perfect for the actress.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

'Classic Designer Month: Theoni V. Aldredge'

Costume Designer number two is Theoni V. Aldredge! Known for using large budgets to meet the needs of her beautiful designs, winning 3 Tony Awards in her career and was nominated 12 other times. She designed costumes for many original movies including; 'The Devil's Advocate' 1961, 'Annie' 1977, 'Barnum' 1980, 'Dreamgirls' 1982 and one of my very favourite movies, 'The Secret Garden' 1991. Aldredge designed Mia Farrows dress in the 1970s 'Great Gatsby', garden party scene. She also helped establish Ralph Laurens career, using his shirts and suits to dress Robert Redford's Gatsby. 
What an amazing lady!

Thank you Theoni Aldredge, you brought so much to the world of fashion.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Millinery: Monthly Baby Picture

My friend and client takes monthly pictures of her beautiful little boy as keep sakes until he turns one. This is so sweet, I offered to make her a hat so he could have something hand made and wonderful to wear in one of his winter photos. I made this hat with buckrim and different types of fabric and ribbons. My friend loved it, I hope you all enjoy it also! Stay tuned for cute pictures!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

'Classic Designer Month: Edith Head'

February is 'Classic Designer Month', I will be taking us back to the great classic designers who dressed Grace Kelly to Marilyn Monroe!
Our first is amazing designer, Edith Head! She is known as the costume designer for many movies such as All About Eve (Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe), Rear Window (Grace Kelly) and The Sting. She won 8 Academy Awards for costume design a record she still holds today! Head was brilliant and her technique was very wide ranged as she created wonderfully simple designs to elaborately flamboyant.
The dress is the photo below was being created for Grace Kelly in 'The Country Girl', which won an Oscar in 1955.