Friday, May 28, 2010

Vintage Pattern, Modern Look

So, at my uni they are doing the production Anything Goes, which is set in the late 40s/early 50s (not quite sure exactly.) One of the dresses for the production was based on a vintage Simplicity pattern, which had missing pieces. The Head Cutting Assistant, Indi, redrafted the bodice, and made the skirt a full circle. Originally the skirt was quite straight, obviously for fabric rationing.
If you like, I can get the original pattern number from uni but, as I said, most of it has been redrafted and is not the original pattern. Anyways, here's my pictures.
I know mirror pictures are awful, but it's really hard to see the pleating and triangular belt otherwise. Still, its really hard to see here.

I'll be wearing this dress to the afterparty in Adelaide in two weekends time: hopefully I'll get some really good pictures there.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Four reasons i love Japan

Japan, for me, is a magical world where all the things I love come together in the craziest way. I love the over the top fashion, the cute school uniforms, the music, the hairstyles and the food. But thanks to fuckyeahjapan I can bring you some images which illistrate how much I love Japan: where the eccentrics run free ^_^

This is the hairstyle I want: a perfect fringe with big, long, wavy hair which is somehow perfect...

Japan is where Rockstars can be tools and people love them more for it

Where normal girls rock the hottest fashion all the time

And of course there's ninjas.

I want to go to Japan so bad! I wish I was born there. I think I'd feel right at home browsing the crazy fashion and wearing petticoats and flase eyelashes every day. It's a wonderful place where you can be whatever you want to be. Also, I hear the sushi is pretty good.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Room

Last night some of my friends invited me to go and see The Room at Luna cinemas. I had nothing better to do, so I went along. And I'm so glad I did! It was the most fun I've had in such a long time.

The Room is a tale of betrayed love, written, produced, directed and starring the infamous Tommy Waseau. Other cast members are unknowns, and I think they will be for the rest of their lives.

If you've never heard of it before, The Room is the worst movie of all time. It's the Citizen Cain of bad movies. It is so bad, infact, that there is a game the whole cinemo plays along with the movie, including yelling "Spoons!" and throwing plastic spoons everytime there is a framed picture of a spoon, saying "Hi Denny" and "Bye Denny" every time the lovable but slightly useless character Denny enters of exits the scene, cheering the panning shots of the Golden Gate Bridge, and yelling "meanwhile in San Fransisco" every time there was a city establishing shot. It is so much fun and I would definately go and see it again.

If you have nothing better to do, I suggest grabbing some friends and heading down to the Luna for a watch! I promise you'll have a great time!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Such a long time!

It's been so long since I've blogged! Naughty me! And I promised you pictures and everything.

In 4 weeks I'll be off to Adelaide to compete in the Great Southern Slam - the first ever national Australian Roller Derby tournament, including 14 teams from all over Australia and New Zealand. It's a knockout tournament, so maybe my team won't get past the first day, but it's very exciting none the less! I'll get to see some really great teams compete! :D If you're in Adelaide on the weekend of the 12th of June, check it out!

I'm going to be super busy in the coming weeks. I have an assignment to do for Friday and one for Monday, and then an essasy in two weeks. I've got my helmet to finish for two weeks, and my fashion awards to get to an acceptable stage to photograph for my folio. I promise, when my helmet is finished, I'll tell you how I did it!

So here's some pictures that I promised you: My steampunk outfit, my hairstyle from my 21st Birthday lunch, and then some of the Rockabilly night last saturday at the roller rink. I hope I get a chance to blog again soon!