Monday, 14 March 2011


Dervishes In Space - A Science Fashion Film in three Chapters. 

Directed by Cristian Straub /
Produced by Riese Farbaute /

Director of Photography: Jakob Suess
Camera Assistants: Sebastian Keim, Jonas Schaul
Gaffer: Max Toennis
Lighting: Jonas Link, Niklas Bastian

Hair&Make-Up: Marianna Mukuchyan @ Optix Agency
Styling: Louisa Ritter-Witt @ Profiteam, Hamburg
Styling Assistant: Aylin Alp
Model: Mara Declair @ PMA Models
Set Photography: Elena Getzieh

First AD: Inna Knaus
Set Organisation: Rike Hoppse
Set Design: Kevin Paulsen
Props: Hang Aoki

Music: Envitre, Cristian Straub
Sound Design & Mixing: Pablo Paolo Kilian
Title Animation: Daniele Manoli

Shot on RED, Olympus iSpeed-3 and Canon 60d

Video's from YouTube

Sunday, 6 March 2011


So it took me a little longer to put these but here is some of my quick cape designs. And then I thought if I am going to make this cape then I should make a whole outfit that I could wear with it, so here is the rough trousers and shirt designs I want to make too :D


Saturday, 5 March 2011


For a few years I have known about Big Edie and Little Edie, relations of Jackie Kennedy, but I had not watched the documentary before now. I wish I had done so earlier. I think I fell in love. 

These two women are just so slightly quirky and funny and full of love for each other that they have ended up driving each other crazy. I became so emotionally attached to them when watching it. Little Edie becomes the star of the documentary from the first thing she says on camera that her 'costume' is the best for today. She is so creative with what she wears and because of this was the inspiration for the now disgraced John Galliano's Spring 2008 collection and is now one of the unlikely fashion icons.

A lot of people on a forum have said that they are mentally unstable but I think they have slight quirks and are a little eccentric because they have lived alone together for such a long time. 

I won't say much more but do watch it. It will touch you and you will fall in love with them both as much as I did.

Friday, 4 March 2011


I am not a seasoned ballet goer so I don't know what good or bad is. I know what I like and what I fall for though  and that is what happened last night when I went to see Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: the Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. 

I was enchanted by it! I loved the way the dancers moved and the clarity of the story telling. The cast were gorgeous and the characters were eccentric and loveable (even the queen of hearts!) The costumes were amazing but they did leave a little to be desired. I wanted just a tad more oomph! 

Another thing that amazed me was the use of all the technical abilities of the theatre. There was animation, puppetry, morphable sets and sooo many lights in sooo many amazing kaleidoscopic colours.

It made me realise that designing for ballet is something I am not only interested in but dying to try! I love movement in theatre and how the costumes have to accommodate this and think the challenge and restraints make the designing more exciting. 

Here are a few images (that I do not own) just to give you a sense of the magic and joy the production brought.

 The Advertising poster


I just love this collection Riccardo Tisci has created for Givenchy Menswear (AW11). It's tough and young yet quirky and fun enough to appeal to the fashion forward. The well thought out designs have been inspired by British council estates dogs and there is a youthful feel to it all.

I particularly love the fact that there are shorts for winter worn over thick tights. On men!! Leggings and tights on men have recently been seen on menswear catwalks for a year or two now and although they have not always been met with open arms the persistence of innovative designers are making the trend stay.

The styling is a great feature of this collection. Layer upon layer, texture upon texture and just enough edgy fun injected with dog eared hats. A look I will definitely be trying soon.

Here are a few highlights (All images are not mine but from . Complete collection: