I am myself keen on styling and wearing dark-wear. I get used to having lots of black clothes since I was a little girl because my mother who she has always dressed me up dark clothes. I found Gothic fashion to improve a sense of my fashion.
Gothic fashion is defined that is a clothing style marked by conspicuously dark, antiquated and homogeneous features. It is worn by members of the Goth subculture. A dark, sometimes morbid fashion and style of dress, Typical gothic fashion includes a pale complexion with coloured black hair, black lips and black clothes from Wikipedia.
Figure 1. Examples of Goth subculture from google image
I tried to seek the sense of my fashion out by researching, buying, and learning fashion and trend. Rick Owens is my muse in my life. Although I look at his fashion shows, products, design clothes, and sometimes wear his design shoes, I found I am excited to wear it and look at his stories.
Richard Saturnino Owens (born November 18, 1962), known as Rick Owens, is an American fashion designer from Porterville, California. Owens was raised in Porterville, California. Upon reaching adulthood and graduating high school, he moved to Los Angeles. Owens studied fashion design at Otis College of Art and Design, in Los Angeles, for two years before dropping out and taking pattern-making and draping courses at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, leading to work in the garment industry doing knock-offs of designer clothing. During this time, Owens wore a daily uniform consisting of ‘tight black jeans, black platforms, a black T-shirt and a leather jacket’.
Figure 2. The main image of the website
From the website, I watched a video of MASTODON FW16 for women, which is really scary at the beginning. However, I have been addicted to the concept and atmosphere. The models walked really fast and powerful in his show.
Figure 3. Images of his collections
The harmonies between the styles and colours seemingly remind me of an empty place where people dumped and ignored and the place becomes an untouched and more precious place for someone.
On top of that, he also designed furniture which also has his own style.
Figure 4. Images of Carpenters Workshop Gallery
Today, I and Charlie wanted to do something special in Birmingham not just staying at home or just going to the same pubs. We decided to go for a walk and searched any parks in Birmingham. We found Aston Hall which is a magnificent seventeenth-century red-brick mansion situated in a picturesque public park on the north side of Birmingham.
Moreover, according to a website of birminghammuseums, it also mentions the Hall was built between 1618 and 1635 for Sir Thomas Holte and home to James Watt Junior from 1817-1848, Aston Hall is steeped in history.
On top of that, everything in Aston Hall is amazing, spectacular, and awesome to imagine how they lived or had time in the big house. Especially I really liked the gallery and ceilling. It was a good opportunity to take a look around.
A few days ago, I went to the Winterbourne garden and house in Birmingham.
I think it is smaller than the Botanic Garden in Birmingham where I visited and posted about it in the past. However, it was really spectacular because there is really a range of specific plants and cacti. I should have come here to research for the last project because I focused on cacti. Moreover, I took a look around the house where Margaret and John Nettlefold used to live with the fabulous garden and learnt how they lived and led the garden to be untouched and fabulous.
Basically, according to the website of Winterbourne is one of the best surviving examples of an Edwardian Arts and Crafts suburban villa garden in Birmingham. The garden was lovingly created by the homeowners, Margaret and John Nettlefold, using the books of Gertrude Jekyll as guides and inspiration.
On top of that John Nettlefold and his wife had already lived in two homes as man and wife before they commissioned J L Ball to design Winterbourne. It was to be their most beloved family home, but also the final place they would share together. When the family sold up in 1919, it was to move nearer to John’s hospital where he spent his final years.
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I have not written any post on my blog recently. I have been really stressed out and tired because of my projects in university. The theme was ‘Horticulture’ which could be everything in our planet.
I found an interesting idea of old sprayers were used to apply herbicides, pesticides, and fertilisers on agricultural crops from various shapes of cacti and it might be able to combine cacti, sprayers and water as a unique design.
The shape of the cactus that I chose looks lively. The shapes are connected to each other in almost infinite combinations. Horticulture has a long history in Britain, Horticulture Week Magazine is celebrating its 175th year of publication. Like the cacti’s infinite combinations.
Yesterday, I had no energy to stay in my university with nothing to do, which is that I really hate because I came to school to register ONLY and felt the waste of my time.
I left school and went to the boltenic garden in Birmingham. It was really huge. Personally, I do not like flowers or nature because of my hayfever. But, yesterday I found that it is really spectacular, wondering, mysterious, and beautiful even if I still had hayfever.
Seeds of flowers make me think of my final designs and imagine how they were born, grow with roots, and survive… just as human.
At the end of my day, I saw the wonderful peacock and his wives. Texture and textile of the peacock are fabulous and I cannot still believe that how they have that kind of beautiful skins.
The shape of pineapple with shiny and bling bling fabric remind of ‘Animal Kingdom and Tropical Zungle’.
For my Easter holiday, I spend for 5 days in Italy with my boyfriend and his aunt’s family. We had journey from Birmingham to London Victoria Station, London Stansted Airport, and Lamezia Airport in Italy. The flight was only for 2-3 hours. But we spend 13hours to get to Italy.
In London Airport…. waiting for the gate..
His aunt’s house is in Joppolo where is really quiet, beautiful, and peaceful place. There were not lots of visitors at the time. But, in the summer, it must be crowded. I really like different shapes of cactus in the areas.
A few days ago, I went to Moonko in Sheffield. There are various types of plants and textile crafts. Obviously, the unique patterns of the plants grabbed my attention. I really wonder how it has fabulous patterns and I am still inspired by that for my last project for this year.
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I can upload my daily life, share information of jewellery and fashion as current trends, and communicate with amazing people.
I am a contemporary jewellery design student in the UK. I can explore jewellery design field deeper. Of course, I would love to build up senses and knowledge of fashion and jewellery industries.
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