Tuesday, May 17, 2011

An Individual

Here is one of the latest works to leave my brush. I hope it is somewhat enjoyed.

Lume II

Another early morning spent discovering an abandoned building sight plus a tutu and the most phenomenal photographer on the planet and the result was a little hardcore, ethereal magic... I think. Here is Lume II.

Friday, May 6, 2011


So I have been doing a fitness program called GloryGirl designed by a wonderful friend of mine who's aim is to help woman glorify God through every aspect of their lives including the bodies that God has given them. I went into it with the goals of building up my fitness and confidence to get back into dancing full-time and learning how to cook clean healthy meals. Some background here for those who don't know me... in one whole year of marriage I believe I cooked about two whole meals, 'culinary-ly challenged'! Now I can proudly say that I CAN cook! And secretly I even enjoy it. The GloryGirl fitness program culminates in a photo shoot where you get to record your achievement. I tried to turn the shoot into more of a dancing shoot, since that was the reason I began this little journey, however, there are a couple of shmodel pics in between, please forgive me? With my husbands legendary photographic skills, here are a few of the results.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Remember Me

A while ago, after completing my first year of fashion design at university, I found myself with a three month summer holiday on my hands... most would leap, but for me relaxation equals work of some enjoyable nature. So knowing that the temperatures were above 50°C outside and my husband was working all day, I set myself a personal design project... the most fulfilling (and selfish) kind of art. Alas some weeks went by, I ended up not returning to college but instead starting a full time job as an assistant designer with one of my teachers, who had resigned from teaching and started up a new fashion venture. So although it took me a lot longer than anticipated and the project slowly diminished in largeness from the original expectation of its brief, I have finally completed it. 
The concept was a two part mini collection (originally four part, perhaps the other two will follow in months to come) of looks that suit the modern wife's wardrobe. With four individual themes: 'Birds of a feather', 'Grecian',  'Organic' and 'Nautical'... two looks from each theme per collection. The genre's of the collection were: 'Manaheim' - Lingerie, and 'Esther' - Evening wear. Complete with mood boards, colour cards, technical drawings and sketches. Here are just one or two pages from the finished project.

Four of the looks from 'Manaheim'

'Manaheim' birds inspired look

Four looks from 'Esther'

'Esther' organic look

Part of the collection overview