Friday, 15 October 2010

Sorry for the rubbish pic, i really don't have the patience to try to work out the right settings, i might have another go later.

The first of my projects i mentioned just over a month ago. It's about escaping, and where my escape destination would be. I have to design two complementary outfits which express this. After some serious mind mapping, i decided to go for dreams. When im ill, upset or angry i tend to sleep, for me it's an escape. So i thought that would be the perfect idea.
Im looking in to current designers and previous designers such as Viktor & Rolf A/W 2005/6 Isn't it AMAZING? Im hoping to get some rough ideas done this weekend so i can draw some illustrations at uni next week.
It's a competition and the winner gets £2000 and a work placement! Oh one can dream!
(see what i did there?)

The next project is my final major project which is to design AND make 6 complementary outfits. Which is double to what i did last year This brief is totally my own, and you can pretty much do it on whatever you like. My tutor suggested i carry on with the dream theme as it was really original and could really 'go to town' on it! Im so excited, my favourite part of projects is the whole research, inspiration and mood board part so as im doing it for two projects i'll be able to use loads of stuff! The trend predictions im looking in to right now are pretty much made for my project so im well stoked about it. Im thinking nightwear as outer wear?

Then finally my 6000 word dissertation, as soon as i got my brief i knew exactly what i wanted to do it on.. the size 0 debate. I was outraged that being a size 10 was considered plus size. Im so looking forward to getting in to it all. Im starting to look at news articles, and luckily because of the recent fashion weeks there is a fair bit around at the mo.

If anyone has any quotes/lyrics/sayings about dreams or any know of any collections that have a specific dream theme then please let me know (i already have about 10) Also if anyone has any information about the size 0 debate or weight related issues in the industry i'd really appreciate your help.

Right, better get cracking!



  1. Take this kiss upon the brow!
    And, in parting from you now,
    Thus much let me avow--
    You are not wrong, who deem
    That my days have been a dream;
    Yet if hope has flown away
    In a night, or in a day,
    In a vision, or in none,
    Is it therefore the less gone?
    All that we see or seem
    Is but a dream within a dream.

    I stand amid the roar
    Of a surf-tormented shore,
    And I hold within my hand
    Grains of the golden sand--
    How few! yet how they creep
    Through my fingers to the deep,
    While I weep--while I weep!
    O God! can I not grasp
    Them with a tighter clasp?
    O God! can I not save
    One from the pitiless wave?
    Is all that we see or seem
    But a dream within a dream?

    Edgar allen poe


  2. beautiful pictures!:) good luck with your projects!

  3. I did quite a lot about the size zero debate for a media project a few years ago. Originally when it all kicked off 2006/2007, Nicole Richie got so much negative criticism at the time and it’s quite amazing how she has turned her life around since.
    I might still have some of the original articles, from newspapers and magazines if you’re interested let me know. The dreams collection sounds very intriguing, and ultimately very imaginative xx

  4. This all sounds pretty exciting (: Good luck with all of it!

  5. Wow, that all sounds very exciting and I love the pic of your workspace. So organised!

    Can't go wrong with a bit of Yeats:

    Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
    Enwrought with golden and silver light,
    The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
    Of night and light and the half light,
    I would spread the cloths under your feet:
    But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
    I have spread my dreams under your feet;
    Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

    A nice fashion related one:

    I don't design clothes, I design dreams.
    Ralph Lauren

    And finally, one of my favourites:

    All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.
    T. E. Lawrence

  6. All of your projects are so interesting!!
    I'll try and think about some dream-related stuff... If I ever come up with something I'll let you know!!!


  7. good luck for u! and your projects are amazed me.
    wanna exchange link? or just follow each other?
    xo, Lorine

  8. Oh these sound like great projects Victoria! I'm so unmotivated with my projects at the moment, there's so much to do, I don't know where to start! xx

  9. Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
    Pamela Vaull Starr

    We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams...
    Arthur O'Shaughnessy

    omg can't believe you doing about dreams, for my art project i did Dreams and Nightmares. so i got like tons of research

    Good luck with the research xoxo

  10. Wow, you have a really great blog!
    :D Hugs from Spain!

  11. <3 Victor and Rolf. You'll do fab- I know you will xxxx

  12. Sounds like a fun project. Dreams is a great idea;) good luck!

  13. Ooh you're going to be very busy but everything sounds very exciting! <3 xo

  14. The dream idea sounds, well.. positively dreamy! (ha, how witty of me, not)
    I'm also doing an essay for Media about size zero also, however my take on it is more generalised and how the media influences size 0 rather than fashion! You should share it once you're done, I'd be interested to read!
    Also, I just put you on my friday favourites, love love your blog! X

  15. Wow, all of your projects sound so interesting! And i love your ideas. I hope that you share more about all of them as you do them and when you're done!

  16. i like how you organized your workdesk !!
    your projects seemed really interesting 1
    good luck with all of them :)

    have a great weekend !

  17. WOw, what a task!! good luck, you can do it!

  18. wow, good luck!
    youre blog is amazing :) i really like it and im following you.. could you please follow me to cause im new at blogger and i dont really know want to do
    thanks <3

  19. whoa !
    good luck !
    followed yours.
    mind to follow back??


  20. Love your desk, very organised. Good luck with your work! xXx

  21. I love this blog and I follow name's Martina and I come from Italy...I would like you follow my fashion blog! I wait you kiss kiss =D

  22. Hiya! Just reading through your blog and your interest in dreams reminded me of this I read on it's a really interesting poster about dreams! xxx

  23. Your project seems fun but very stressful. Good luck on it love! xxx

  24. By the way, what uni do you go to? I'm looking for universities to attend for open days.

  25. this sounds really interesting. cool topic to do...exciting! can't wait to see what you do :D


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