Monday, 20 January 2014

It's My Blog's 1st Birthday! - Outfit Snippets from the Past Year

So today might be another dreary monday, but it's actually a year today since I started blogging on 'The Typical Aquarius' woohooo! :-))
I can't quite believe it's been a year, to be honest I think starting my blog has been one of the best decisions I made last year - it may sound cheesy but it really has been, I only intended writing and documenting my style on my blog for myself and I never expected anyone to read it/comment/let alone give me opportunities through my blog, which I've been really grateful for :-)
Throughout the past year I've really enjoyed taking photos and writing posts, and obviously my sister Katie has had a big part to play in my blog since she is my 'photographer' bless her haha, however now that I own a tripod I shouldn't have to nag her as much to take my photos for me ;-)

As a sort of reflection from my past year of blogging I thought I'd include some outfit snippets, most of which are from spring/summer and didn't get included in blog posts as most of them are random photos. I think my style has really developed since starting my blog, especially I think since leaving school and starting fashion at college - which I absolutely love!

And with the new year, comes a new do.. yep, I now have a full fringe, I was in need the change haha :-).
I know I've been slacking in the posting department lately particularly with outfit posts, but I have plenty planned, so expect some pretty soon!

As always thank you so much for reading and sticking with me through 2013!

Em x x

Friday, 10 January 2014

Art Nouveau Inspired Fashion Design

        Long time no blog!
For college we were asked to design a garment inspired by art nouveau as we are currently studying the movement in the Edwardian era in fashion history.
For my design, I decided to look at Louis Comfort Tiffany, famous for his beautiful stained glass lamps and ornate jewellery. I took inspiration from this particular lamp which looks like a willow tree and I think the colours are gorgeous an. I created three panels for the top, each featuring the stained glass design of the lamp, and repeated this pattern on side panels on the trousers. To ensure that the stained glass design really stood out, I decided to keep the rest of the garment black, making the design as well as the form of the garment contemporary.
Although the top is very structured, I feel that it is balanced out as it is a strapless design and works really well with the skinny tapered trousers. As a whole look, I feel like black pointed stilettos and retro makeup and hair would set off the garment and would be perfect for a large event/awards ceremony. 
Once again I apologise for the lack of posts lately, but I promise there will be lots more to come as it's been one of my new year resolutions to really try and blog as much as I can.
As always thanks for reading!
Emily x