MMM Warm Jumper time...

OK, so having lots of time do myself at the moment, no TV, no Internet means that I'm using up all the leftover bits of fabric I seem to have collected in my room! yesterdays fabric, and the fact that I was feeling a little chilly and needed something to warm me up led me to making myself a jumper!
Not the best of photographs I must admit but I will take some less rushed ones in time. Its so so warm and cosy tho and its extra big so I can slouch around the house in it. I also broke my over locker! not so good! going to take it in to get fixed later today hopefully!

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we have been waiting for. We are the change that we seek" Barack Obama.

Thought I should put up some very (very very) quick pics of my last project. Inspired by the quote above and the politics of the time. Loved this project, cant wait to get my dear housemate Katy (lilly Cole look alike) to do a photoshoot with me. 

Cape with very oversized hood and lovely warm cosy lining inside.

My Jumpsuit. A little crazy but very me. Looks sooooo much better on but im sure you can get the idea from this. 

My confessions of a shopahollic!

"it's uncontrollable!"

"oh no I just spent $900"

A night eating Chinese with my boyfriend and watching a film i brought recently, Confessions of a Shopaholic.
I swear i must be a shopaholic i actually cant help it! the other day i was very restrained as i am so so skint at the moment but there were these beautiful shoes that were in the sale so it was OK, from Topshop extra high heels metallic with straps up over the ankles. I am always browsing the shops an i have decided to make a list of the top 5 things i would like to buy right now but really cant afford.

Office Suited and booted black suade/gold studded ankle boots. £95

Asos zip front asymetric top. £28

Jaeger Jaket £350.

Black squin leggings £40 Miss Selfridges.

While we were in London the other day we also visited the Rankin Live exhibition at the

Old Trueman Brewery on Brick Lane. Oh he is a genius! he really is! the exhibition itself was much bigger than i expected although to be honest I'm not really to sure what i did expect. The work started with self portraits and some of his earl yer documentary photography and then spanned out to cover fashion, beauty and portraits of which many i recognised. his work is inspiring, shocking and just truly awesome. there were a few photographs that were clever if not a little odd but then that's how the creative mind seems to work (speaking for myself anyway) the one of him kissing himself and where he depicts the child version of himself hugging an older version of himself.

Oh god they also had one of those amazing photo booth machines the black and white ones.

and the result would be....

Such beautiful ladies indeed!

When i look at the photographs of myself and then of the glamorous an oh so so stylish people on the walls of Rankin's exhibition i cant help but feel a little jealous of their stunning photographs! there are some absolutely stunning people. as expected there were a few sections dedicated to certain people. I wonder if some of them always look like this?
Do they just wake up in the morning and already look flawless?
gosh i know i have to spend about an hour getting my face and hair right. but oh well i love who i am really any my lovely boyfriend does too. aww and our photo both pictures make me smile every time i look at them.

Thinking that i also need to get my camera out a bit more!
Really Katie what is the point in owning such a beautiful camera if I'm not going to make the most of it and capture all those moments of my life i wish i had.

Note to self: Photograph everything..

My Hair!

Oh god i am so totaly bored with my hair, i have dyed it v dark brown/black pretty recently but I'm just so bored of it, thinking i need to visit a hairdressers and get them to do something exciting to it...

Vogue's Fashion Night out...

Oh such a fun night out it was indeed! Me, Peg and Sarah had a mini adventure around the streets of LoLondon. Starting of with a early dinner on oxford street and heading along the shops towards Bond Street... I brought my charity t-shirt from urban outfitters while looking at the preview collections, I was intrigued by Simon Preens leggings he had on show with lace panels cut into the bottom, and a dress that he had hanging, the shoulders detailed cap sleeves that were made from PVC and looked awesome! I love how he mixes the two fabrics together. I love Topshop I have a small obsession so visiting the oxford street Topshop is always exciting! full of sparkles as well! I swear i am a bit like a magpie, attracted to all things that shine and glitter.

Ahh chance meeting with Noel Fielding! craziness my friend Sarah loves him and got a photo taken with him, he was a bit busy tho but insisted that we check out Archie Eyebrows his favourite shoe designer... It always excites me seeing people that are famous and realising that they are just real people like me and you that love to shop and do normal things.

Chanel were holding a photo shoot with Erin O'Connor and Daisy Lowe upstairs in their Bond street store. They are such beautiful ladies and seem so confident to be able to stand not only in front of a photographer but in front of a crowd of people and still look so glamorous and at ease. We also bumped onto Pixie Geldof in one of the many shoe shops browsing with her friends. She was wearing some amazingly high black heels! Browns had a collection of designers posing in the window, there was such a buzz in the air.
We ended up at Burberry sipping on drinks and chatting amongst ourselves and to others around us. in all the evening was so fun, and i hope for many more of these evenings with my girlie's. the whole journey home i was day dreaming about when i will be able to live in London and have all that excitement just on my doorstep! oh how i wish for that little apartment along Brick Lane, wish wish wish...

Hi my name is Katherine McNeil but most of my friends know me as Katie. Im studying fashion and am just about to go into my third year!! ahh so exciting! have been a bit ill recently so very very excited about getting back to uni now! cant actually wait to get stuck into my project. I love living in my little bubble world of fashion and friends.

Imaging and communication - Styling project

Boogie Millitary 

These photographs are from a while back now but i still like them, our project was to create a magazine spread for a chosen magazine, style and photograph it. My finished spread had illustrations on top of these photographs but looking back i think i prefer the plain photographs without all the illustrations over them.
I also made some of the jewllary for the shoot, all the slightly crazy areoplane necklaces.