J Dilla


Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Ethical Fashion Show 2014 #efs14 and my final collection!

1/5/14: The Ethical Fashion Show 2014 raised £2,500 for the Rehema charity!

An amazing night that showcased over 30 menswear and womenswear brands/designers. An amazing panel including: Safia Minney, Lucy Siegle, Ben Ramsden, Tamsin Lejeune, Kate Dangerfield and Sam Maker. All proceeds went to the Rehema Centre.

A beautiful venue at St. Pauls Hammersmith, a very insightful discussion about the current state of sustainability in the fashion industry and the future, with a brilliant panel of experts. It was funny to be sitting in the same room listening to people I have quoted and used as examples in my dissertation! Here are some images of the venue filling up and the panel.


I had the pleasure of showcasing my final collection at this event and am so happy I helped to contribute to a great cause. There really were some amazing examples of what can be done with ethical/sustainable fashion and some beautiful work from the designers. My collection featured with some established brands which I was happy about. My collection was mistakenly shown on women instead of men :), which I understand was an easy mistake to make, the colours, the prints etc. are extremely girly and are purposely pushing that boundary. I don't mind as it's quite a funny story and I still have the chance to style and showcase the collection on men myself at my end of year show. Here are some images of the collection on women and I will soon be showing it on men too, Unisex haha!!

“Donald Linderyd, www.dlinderyd.com

“Donald Linderyd, www.dlinderyd.com

I designed, made the patterns for and hand knitted all my jumpers with recycled yarn, some made from jersey, the cream jumper is recycled threads which makes a bouclĂ© style yarn. I hand drew and edited my own prints for the trousers on Photoshop, then screen printed all my trousers with sustainable inks. I did all the patterncutting for my trousers and did all the manufacture, sewing etc. 

It was a great opportunity to be part of the show and it was a great event! I also won a raffle prize!!! This candle smells amazing and it's nice to know it isn't full of chemicals!

To check out Nathalie Bond Organics other products follow the links!

Friday, 2 May 2014


My outfit today! My recently handknitted crop made out of offcuts from the fashion industry and my Carboot sale dress which was new with tags, on my cousins stall £2!

I love the dress but it's like a tent on me without something to accentuate the waist, it's a swing dress, so my new Crop was perfect. 

Thanks for looking :)

Testing new tools!

Yesterday I bought Ecotools foam applicator, I already had the big brush but wanted to test out the foam foundation brush. It's impressive that you can buy sustainable makeup tools in Boots. 

There's been alot of hype recently around this kind of applicator, I didn't want to buy a handheld egg type applicator, doesn't it just squeeze through to your hand? 

Anyway I applied my foundation, Bourjois Radiance Reveal, Healthy Mix, shade no.53 (light beige) with the foam applicator, found that it applies a very fine layer to your skin, looks very natural and almost airbrushed but I did find you have to use more foundation as the brush soaks up quite a bit. Plus if you have bad skin it isn't great for coverage, the foundation applied without the brush is better for coverage but you don't get the same finish.

(just after applying foundation) 

I had to use a lot of concealer for any spots etc. I would recommend this product for the amazing finish it gives skin but do consider you will need a good quality concealer for underneath as this thin layer of foundation doesn't hide blemishes at all. 

My finished look above, all images have no filter, I was extremely happy with the natural finish and feel of my foundation and love the new brush!  Well done Ecotools and Bourjois.