Today I bring you a very, very full post! Full of lots of lovely costumes and cakes, shall we begin....?
First up I thought I would show you all the most recent pictures of my Line and form project (collaboration with a designer :). Here is my finished toile- which basically means the mock up of the garment to get the fit perfect:
I have now started to make it up for final as I had my fittings this week and made the small alterations to the patterns needed. Now I have got to power on and get it finished perfectly! I am really enjoying this project though, as we are learning all the skills needed to interpret a designers sketch- something that really intrigues me as, as well as bridal, couture fashion clothing making (being in an Atelier and interpreting fashion designers sketches) is something that I would really liked to be involved in in the future :)
Talking of bridal though- I did a bit more work experience on Saturday for Sharon, the lady who let me help out with the bridal fashion show. She has just opened a new bridal boutique. I was front of house in it on Saturday. I managed to make an appointment for a bride to come in to try dresses on so I was very happy! Hehe, here was my view from my mirrored desk (ooh fancy! :-):
On to more lovely things now....
....today I was walking around London for about 5 hours- no exaggeration as first I went to see the Graduate show for all the 3rd years at my college at the OXO Tower Bargehouse and then I went onto my 2nd cupcake walk of the year :P
The Graduate show was really good, lots of really high quality pieces :) And the setting of the Bargehouse was really cool and interesting- kind of like an old warehouse but nice and bright from all the windows:
The lovely pieces speak for themselves so I will just let you enjoy the photos- rather than natter on about my thoughts :P
As I was wandering round I couldn't help but think that that will be me in two years, presenting my work as a graduate! That made me feel really excited and inspired :)
Then after that, as I said, it was on to my 2nd cupcake walking tour of London of the year. I enjoyed the one I did with my mum soo much that I asked if my friend from Uni wanted to go with me on another one. She has just started her own blog recently and I highly recommend you check it out and drop her a comment or two :o) It is really interesting, and I am not just saying that because I am her friend: http://www.stitchbtch.blogspot.co.uk/. Her blog is titled stitch bt*ch, as believe it or not that is the often used nickname for members of wardrobe departments in theatre etc! :P
First up on the tour was the cupcake bakehouse- Owned and run by Lorraine Pascal:
I had a mini chocolate cupcake from there:
Then it was onto Laudree- their macarons I would say could not be improved, they are perfect:
Sweet couture had some new flavours for this walk so I was super excited, I had cookie dough, and Grace had oreo (a good choice! That's What I went for on my first walk):
Mmmmm... cookie dough was so nice!!!!!!! I want another one!!!! (P.s. I think Sweet Couture is my fave cupcake place)
Then came hummingbird bakery:
And another delicious red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting:
Yauatcha is a place I am so happy I discovered form the walks- their macaron varietys are so cool!
I had another Jaffa cake one because I couldn't resist and I also tried caramel cashew and pistachio:
We got three choices there this time as Fortnum and masons was unavailable for a sample this time. I didn't mind though as I do love Yauatcha.
And finally onto Patisserie Valeire for a caramel truffle and chocolate macaron:
The tour went via Saville row which was cool as you could see the workrooms through the windows below the pavement level.
Hehe, you can go get a drink and have a relax now- I am finished.
I promise :P
I hope you all had a great weekend too. I am off now to watch TV with my mum and work more on my dads Paddington bear cross stitch fathers day present.
See you all soon,