Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Fashion Victim Charanga

During one of my Window Shopping sessions, whereby i take time out to unwind and basically fest my eyes on things I'd love to have but can't afford-not right now at least,  I came across this statement printed t-shirt for little girls, that got me thinking...
What do little girls know about Fashion?

 I honestly cant recall when exactly I, for one, became so fashion conscious! Was this a God given gift or was it imposed onto me as a child? If so then by who?

My parent aren't the slightest bit Fashion conscious, as a matter of fact they only opt for buying clothing merely because it is a necessity and comfort is all they ever take into consideration. If it weren't for Me and my uncontrollable desire to dress people, I think my entire family would be lost and out dated in terms of their appearances.

This really is food for thought... Thinking face

Monday, 18 February 2013


Just to share some of the crazy things I've agreed to doing, all in the name of taking funfilled risks.

Back To School

Today campus is full to the max, as class’s official commenced this morning. It is that time of the year where one is able to see familiar faces and see all the new faces. In the art department it’s a totally different time of year though. We, the art students, seem to live in a world of our own. From a far you will be able to spot an art or drama student as we are known to dress, talk, walk and if you will *smell* funny. Funny in terms of not being considered the norm and *smell referring to all the paint chemicals and stuff we use.
Back to the point i wish to make. It’s the first day and instead of being joyous and happy to see our friends, we the fashion students have occupied our time and thoughts to scouting out this year’s Fashion Sense, in terms of what the students are wearing. A few more days of scouting and we'll be able to predict the trend for the first semester. Thus far there wasn’t been any looks that stand out from the rest.
With reference to last year’s trends, there were basically only three kinds of looks on campus, excluding the minority of course that actually knew a thing or two about style and what’s fashionable. You had your Plain Jane/Jack's that literally created a uniform look for themselves (Printed t-shirts, skinny jeans and pumps), the Mr Price Vic who literally copied the outfits on display in the shop and knew not of mixing up the pieces, and then you had the Colour Blocks, known as the artsy students, the expressive ones who were believed to be in touch with their inner selves who wear whatever.

I am hoping there will be some sort of change in peoples fashion sense this year because this way the minority of us, (yes myself included) who actually enjoy dressing up won't always feel so overdressed just because everyone else is under dressed. A little competition every now and again won't hurt and is actually considered healthy. I can't look good for everyone's part. (Tongue in cheek)

Will keep you posted on this year’s predicaments. Who knows, Unam might just surprise us this year. Fingers crossed though that it actually does, or else I’ll have nothing to write about.


Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Featured Works from the 2012 Unam Fashion Show

For Student work, I must say there were some pretty awesome works.

For more pictures of the event

My Designs 2012

2012 was a year of experimenting in terms of my Fashion Design Studies.
Although I played it safe by not going all out BOLD, as would have been expected of me. I do believe my end garments, set themselves apart from the works of my fellow classmates in terms of originality.
'The Modern Suit'.
Its your basic suit, just designed Back to Front.
More fitting and body hugging, allowing it to accentuate the Female Figure more.  
The focal point of the garment is the Back, therefore literally turning heads.
Namibian Material Culture
For this part of the course we had to represent one of the Namibian Cultures, by creating a more modern version of their renown Traditional Attire.
I was stuck on two, the Nama and Herero tribe. So i fussed the two, choosing to representing the people of Mixed Races.
The patchwork on the bodice is evident in the Nama peoples clothing and the ballgown skirt was adopted by the Herero people from the Westerners, who once colonised our country.
Although my designs may be seen as something of the norm, they are not!
"The proof is in the pudding."

Monday, 11 February 2013

Two of my most recent 2012 Looks on Campus.

Thought they'd work best for this trial and error phase, in which I hope to find my Blogging feet.

First Timers Luck

As I am still relativily new to this whole Blogging thing,  the next few updates and uploads will purely be for experimental proposes. Once I get the hang of things, I'll do my official welcome/ intoduction Bluh Blub.