Tuesday, 2 August 2011
Above: I decided to make another attempt at a "fashion illustration" to round out my folio. Although it is arguably closer than this first attempt, my overall opinion of this picture is a big yawn. Not sure what my problem is, other than the obvious which is that perhaps I have (almost) completely lost interest in fashion. But I am going to keep trying.
Above: these days in the real world I am attempting to be green, concentrating on special items as an antidote to "fast fashion." I hand stitched this dark grey linen scarf last week and it is now in the shop. There is a similar one at Craft Victoria. Today will definitely be a linen scarf day here in Melbourne, no need for woollens! Hooray!!
By the way, I am having A LOT of trouble understanding the fancy new Blogger posting system, after assuring my studio friend Peter that it was really simple.
AUGUST 6 addition to this post: a brilliant article by former fashion editor Charty Durrant on the tyranny of fast fashion. (Via etsy.)