Thursday, 18 April 2013

Final images for my Fashion Photography Shoot

As I said in a previous post, I would put up the final images from my Fashion Photography Shoot and a bit later than expected but finally here they are.

For our project we did the photoshoot using dresses designed by second year fashion design students from Limerick College of Further Education. These were designed under the theme poetic biology which we have to carry through to the photoshoot.

Again the design I chose was the ‘Jellyfish Dress’. The dress was designed by Li hua and the dress design was inspired by fluorescent jellyfish. The full-length continuous loop knit detail interprets the floating nature of the jellyfish. It is also embellished by hand-woven sleeves and embroidered panelling.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Fashion Photography Shoot

Last week for our Photography module, we each had to organise our own Fashion Shoot. The dress I chose for it was the ‘Jellyfish Dress’. The dress was designed by Li hua a second year Fashion Design student of Limerick College of Further Education. The dress design was inspired by fluorescent jellyfish. The full-length continuous loop knit detail interprets the floating nature of the jellyfish. It is also embellished by hand-woven sleeves and embroidered panelling. The circle crochet piece on the arm represents the shape of the jellyfish while the back of the dress has loose string type pieces hanging off and these represent the tentacles.
Here is quick look at some of the pictures I took, My final 12 will be posted next week.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013


As part of my photography module I had to take pictures and do some slight manipulation on them using Photoshop. Here are the end results.
I used Curves and Colour Balance

Vibrance and Colour Balance

Levels and Colour Balance

Curves and Colour Banance

Levels and Curves

Colour Balance and Curves

Hue/Saturation, Levels and Colour Balance

Colour Balance and Curves

Colour Balance, Levels and Curves

Hue/Saturation and Curves

Colour Balance and Levels

Levels and Curves

Curves and Colour Balance

Selective Colour
These two images are showing white Balance.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

With a New Year Comes a New Colour

2013 is making us GREEN with envy. We are saying goodbye to last year’s Tangerine Tango and hello to this year’s emerald green. announced late last year that this would be the colour of the year.

"Lively. Radient. Lush.....A colour of Elagence & Beauty
and Enhance our sense of wellbeing, Balence and Harmony"
Gucci S/S 13

We will most defiantly see the high street laced with this colour as we move more into 2013. Emerald Green seen in Spring /Summer runway collections of Gucci, Burberry, Michael Kor's, Sportsmax, Kenzo. Even Vera Wang shows her love for this colour in her collection of dark green with gold trim dresses. This colour was rocking coats, dresses, tops, skirts, shoes, accessories, nails and we could even see a return of that green eyeliner. As far as celeb followings go, the duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is already a step ahead of us, she has been wearing Emerald hues for the past year and her most recent was the Mulberry silk Emerald dress which she wore to the opening of the Treasury Gallery in November. This makes me think did get there inspiration from Kate Middleton rather than the catwalks.

Kate Middleton wearing Emerald Mulberry dress
Katy Perry in Emerald

Sportsmax S/S 13
An Emerald green top I forgot I had, the perfect excuse for me to go shopping to get an outfit  to wear with it
I need this skirt

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Raffaele Ascione

All I can say is this guy is amazing. A few weeks ago in college we had the pleasure of meeting him. He gave us some very inspiring and inspirational talks. He is a London based designer and he started his fashion journey when he moved from Germany to Ireland to study Fashion, Design and Textiles in Limerick Senior, the college which I am currently studying in. After this two years he went on to do a BA in wemonswear design at UCA Rochester.It was during these three years he interned with London designers and gained even more experience. It wasn't until after completion of his BA that things really took off for him, he got picked up by the Italian fashion house Max Mara. After working one year full time with them he decided to do a MA at the prestigious Central Saint Martins college in London and after a lot of hard work it paid off because he now has his own label. You can check out some of his collections on his website here  He also has a celebrity following with singers such as Lady Gaga and Jessie J wearing his designs.

His latest S/S 13 Collection was showcased at London Fashion week with a debuting powerful Runway Show. He approached new elements to push his aesthetic into new directions. Raffaele Ascione reinvents luxe fabrics with neon and sequin detailing. The Central Saint Martin's graduate takes inspiration from Fruit of the Loom sweatshirts developing his graduate work for this Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Here I have posted a clip of his runway show at London Fashion week.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Shutterbug Vintage Clothing Kilo Sale

Finally I'm blogging about the Shutterbug vintage clothing kilo sale which took place in the ballroom in Langtons Hotel in Kilkenny. It was amazing & I am so happy I decided to go. I found out about the event through there Facebook page. On their page you can view their beautiful vintage clothing that they have in store. Basically what happened at this kilo vintage sale was for every kilo of vintage clothing it only cost €20......such a bargain as vintage clothing can be quite expensive in Ireland. They had a Folkster vintage pop up shop on the day as well.

 I wasn't looking for anything in particular so I ended up getting a few kilos of clothing(I wont say exactly how many kilos). My friend Celine kindly agreed to come along with me & I’m sure she is not regretting it now.

We set off on our little journey to Kilkenny early on Saturday morning. We wanted to get there early so we could Que up and get first pick of the clothes. We joined the Que at 10.30 and waited anxiously for 11.00 to come. At 11 on the dot, they opened the doors, the second I walked into the room and saw all the sequins, the adrenalin kicked in. After frantically running around in circles for a good 5 mins, I had to take myself aside and devise a plan. Wasn't a great plan, I told myself “ just grab everything”. Overall It was such a cool experience and I got heaps of vintage clothes and accessories. When people ask me what was it like, I keep referring to the episode of Friends where Monica went wedding dress shopping, for those of you who don't remember that episode, I posted the clip below.

Anyway it was A-maz-ing & the good news is they are having another sale in December, in Dublin. Not sure of the date yet but if ye like there Facebook page, they will post it there. These are some pics of the day and a few of the things I bought, I'll try do a few outfit posts using the rest of the clothes.

This is a pic I found online, before the chaos

My cringy X-mas waistcaot.

It was the perfect day to be in Kilkenny as the Savour Kilkenny food festival was also taking place. We got to do two of my favourite things, shop & eat. These are just a few snaps of the food festival.

Celine wearing a cozy vintage jumper she got in the kilo sale

Hope ye enjoyed reading about it.
Katie x