Saturday, December 19, 2009

Pieces of my porfolio

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

Holiday 2012
Ballet des Animaux Albinos (ballet of albino animals)

albino animals
the movie Red Shoes
tulle and sequins

Spring 2012
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!

Summer 2012
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.

fall 2013

Treasures of the Sea

We actually had to include our final collection. Read all about it in the previous post :)


Ezmerelda Endora Enid (or is it??) said...

Oh, you are an absolute Artistic Genius... I BOW to you!! Such GORGEOUS, INSPIRED collections!!

elina said...

You are a true artist! I would buy everything from your collection! My best wishes for your final and your future works! Love your blog and your style, you always inspire me! Kisses from Rome.

Olivia said...

Sorry for the cheesy comment, but seriously...

harps said...

Ballet des Animaux Albinos and Oh no! Someone spilled on the couch are my favourites. Spectacularly well done Nicole!

Anonymous said...

Wowser! Just wanted to say again how exciting your work is...inspiring in an good-kind-of-overwhelming-sense.

Rock on..

Liz OT said...

I honestly cannot get over these.
You're not so much a talent as a fucking force of nature.

laurel said...

yes! this is what i like about clothes. stories, wonderful ideas, beautiful animals and colours. i love all your designs.

kelly.danielsen said...

Incredible! Your style is so inspiring.

Cassidy said...

i don't know what to say .. just wow . WOW ! WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW !

oni said...

im really impressed and the range of fabrics you want to use. i mean i try to stay away from leather because its just that much more work. and the amount of embroidery that you want to use it sure will make a great visual statement and it will for sure take a long time. Im sad because i feel like when you do start producing I wont be able to afford anything!!

Caitlin said...

oh man all of these are so cute they hurt my eyes! wanna know something nerdy? I set my blog so i could see all of the comments before they're published, and i was like osh there are not many comment but there were! i just didn't see them, ok it's hadr to explain i'll tell you toniht! haha

Ulla said...

These are so wonderful! I love your inspirations! The Cameleon on a leash is just too clever! And making a collection inspired by Albinos - amazing! You are so talented!
p.s. I also love your final pieces, that lobster is to die for!

trishhunterfinds said...

Amazzzing!! Well done! You're ever so talented. You're go far missy!!!
Truly great!

Brittany said...

These are beautiful!!! You are so talented! xx

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Breshna & Rona said...

your portfolio looks great! your very talented!

xx Rona & Breshna

smilla said...

I think you are doing very, very well! I really like the couch-thing! That's full of humour and just a very good idea. Also I like the one with the deers; even if i think, there is at least one deer too much in the moodboard, but anyway. I think you could make the moodboards a bit more in detail maybe. I love the backgrounds you choose for your sketches! They transport the materials, colors , atmosphere at its best. So, and finally I like the pictures of yourself in this blog, and I really hope this comment will help you a bit! All the best, smilla

David said...

Whimsical Forest Fashion-conscious Video


I thought that you and the followers of your blog and twitter might find this video interesting!

My actress in "Paper Birds" is wearing a vintage jacket from Paris, the skirt used to be a long vintage skirt from a flea market in Los Angeles but was cut to make it mini, the yellow tights were from a department store in Los Angeles, the shoes are from Paris.

The wardrobe was meant to reflect her whimsical and maybe even mythical personality and create a stark contrast with her environment.

The theme of the video is about the inspiration that can be found even in ordinary circumstances and that in giving back / sharing to the world - magic is created. A theme that is appropriate for the holiday season!

Thanks and Happy New Year,

P.S. I have still pictures if you'd like as well.

Rebecca said...

I've been following your blog for a while and just wanted to say hi, and your portfolio is incredible, your work is really unique.

Little Ghosts said...

man, I love The Red Shoes


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