The inspirational moodboard

This is an exciting blog collaboration between an upcoming stylist - Magdalena Marciniak and a fashion print designer - Emma Harriet Wright.
We want to share what inspires us in the current fashion world as well as our own work to the admirers of the fashion world.
Enjoy and feel free to comment!

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Dreams of Norway

I've decide I should research more into Jewellery and keep myself close away to fashion prints. So here is a gorgeous website I found displaying a collection created from natural elements.

The ethos of the company is to reveal the hidden beauty that is forgotten about.

Using living and natural elements, these materials range from feathers, wood, horn, twigs coated in silver.

I purchase very little jewellery. But when I do it has to be something special and make a statement!
Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

BITA Fashion

I've recently placed my scarf design on the BETA Fashion website. A place that allows freelancers/students to have their work displayed and picked for potential scarfs.

If you are all kind you will rate my design highly :) Ba Hoa is the prints design.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Nascita di Venere

There are so many interpretations of "The birth of Venus" by Sandro Botticelli. My favourite one is the one by Plato, saying that Venus had two aspects: she was an earthly goddess who aroused humans to physical love or she was heavenly goddess who inspired intellectual love in them. Plato further argued that contemplation of physical beauty allowed the mind to better understand spiritual beauty.

As it all was about the beauty of a woman, a spring = rebirth etc, the theme seemed to be perfect for a photo shoot for "Unfolded Magazine", spring issue.

Links to the magazine:

Because the painting depicts the goddess Venus having emerged from the sea, we decided to go down to Brighton, which was the nearest from London, sea side area.

styling kit - ready :))

Having the pleasure to work with a great team of: Chloe Williams - model, Ekaterina - make up artist, and Swank Shot - photographers, I was really pleased with the final results.

Isn't she beautiful??

Arriving at the sea shore, she was supposed to be standing on a shell or wearing a shell??? :))

Clothes by Pierre Garroudi

My futuristic interpretation of "The birth of Venus" has been published in "Unfolded Magazine" 
spring issue.

                                     pages 86-87

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Pink doilies, yes please!

I'm hoping the summer isn't over just yet! These doilies I spotted as certainly got me back in the mood for s summer picnic!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

All the fun of the fair

A funfair - a small to medium sized traveling show, contains a mixture of attractions which can be divided into the categories of adult, teenager and child, but why not to use it for a photo shoot. :) If you really want it to happen, nothing is going to stop you. A few days before planned shoot I went to Roundwood Park to check the location and ask for the permission for shooting. Fun fair was easy to find as the noise, colourful lights and terrible music were impossible to miss. Got there and fell in love with variety and colours of that place. 

Luckily I managed to get the permission for shooting so couldn't do anything else apart from getting everything ready for the shoot. When I think fun fair the first suitable style which comes to my mind is bohemian. But using the various parts of the fair, including crazy carousels, decided to do 5 different looks. I had the pleasure to work with a couple of models ( Scarlett and Gleison), both from Carpe Diem - model agency

Prepping spot

The looks I prepared were: 

Haunted house - The ghost of the girlfriend
Haunted house - Interview with the vampires 
Tea Cups Carousel - Alice in the Wonderland  
Between Caravans - Gypsies
In the park - Bohemian

The sun was shining, was getting hotter and hotter and we were hoping to finish before opening. As we had a lot of fun, and wanted to try different things, didn't finish on time and kids with parents started coming in. What was even worse the terrible music, inherent part of the show, started going on as well.  

As none of us could hear own thoughts, I decided to find some interesting spot in the park, where the fun fair was set up. And found a really green pleasant corner. 

After such a lovely colourful day, there is only one conclusion, styling is just fun. :)  

Photography by Marta Costa
Make up by Sita Rani

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Vintage wedding fair.

 I recently went to a vintage wedding fair in Norwich City, east of England, located inside one of many stunning churches. I am always dubious about going to these events, I always wonder how much will be original vintage compared with copies. However I was pleasantly surprised to view a number of fantastic stalls with quite exceptional pieces. Here are just a few . . . .

Original 1950's wedding dress. Has quite a unique cut for a wedding dress. Shapeless waist and top however at the same time it is beautifully classic.

Also discovered an original Laura Ashley wedding dress. Although I believe it is mainly designed for the spectators and not the bride.

Beautiful layering of lace.

I took this picture mainly for the stand. Fantastic idea, really sets the cream pieces off.

Hand embroidered clutch bags and purses.

Wedding gloves. Fabric is a really fine weave so potentially part of the first production of synthetic made gloves.  Potentially 1940's?

These came home with me!

I also encountered some vintage shawls. Apologies for the poor images. This scarf was hand embroidered onto silk organza.

This beauty was certainly a prize if you could afford it's price tag. Hand embroidered lace, approximately 100 years old!

An attempt of showing how it would drape when worn.

I am quite glad these pieces weren't originals, that would be slightly strange. But the love taken in to creating these to be hidden beauties certainly deserved a picture!

Bouquets of beads, diamonds and gems for your wedding. Yes please!

Now these cakes, to me, were the highlight. They were literally to go to eat! All the decorations hand made form icing being unique designs to the creator. I suggest you explore their website . . 

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Loving a little bit of lace

Camden has some great places if you want to experience an eclectic mix of fabrics and trimmings. 
After Kates laced top wedding dress I was inspired to find some lace decorations of my own.

Stunning waist coat. Main body made of fine mesh with English lace details.

A romantic feel certainly inspires my mind from this piece.

Im not too sure how the fabric was constructed on this top, apologies for the poor image quality. It reminded me of free hand embroidery but wit a very thick yarn. Hmmm ..... certainly some experimental ideas could come from this.

Marry Poppins costume during fairytale scene is what comes to my mind. Beautiful pearled trim cardigan certainly tops it off.

An adreniline rush of excitement is experienced when coming across a shop like this!

PIctures were taken from a variety of independant shops round Cameden Lock,  london. 
Check and out the atmosphere for yourself