I also made my portfolio this semester
I left out the technical flats to spare you...
Now I need to make little samples
and then my portfolio will be complete!
Early fall 2012
Bambie Garden Crasher
Deer who ruin perfectly prim gardens.
Especially gardens with lattice and Ivy.
16th century wallpaper and textiles in the Skansen Park in Sweden
Ballet des Animaux Albinos (ballet of albino animals)
the movie Red Shoes
tulle and sequins
Oh no! Someone spilled on the couch!!
creepy old English/baroque/traditional couches that has spills all over.
I like the clash between the stuffy and the electric. It also can be looked at as toxic man product spilled upon nature.
Yep you heard correctly, all the spills you see on the outfits are full of satin stitch embroidery!
Chameleon Chain Brooch
This collection was HEAVILY researched. It all started with a little story from a lady's childhood memories. She said that during the 1950s they wore brooches with a chain that attached to a harness on a little chameleon. I found out that there were peek periods when this was popular. In the 1890's eccentrics were seen wearing them. In the 1920s it was popular to have a chameleon roaming all over, but without a chain. In the 1950s and 1960s they were no longer chameleons, but anoles and were always attached to a harness/pin. From the 20's-60s street vendors or "bug pinchers" at the circus would sell them. Women and children wore them.
Treasures of the Sea
We actually had to include our final collection. Read all about it in the previous post :)