Wednesday, 22 May 2013


Well it's half way through our degree show for class of 2013 and I have to say the feedback from people has been great in relation to all of our work. Us textile girls have done ourselves proud! People have been saying it has been the best textiles that they have seen the department produce in years! And to be part of that feels pretty good to say the least.
It's going to be a sad feeling when it's all over because the class has felt like a family over the last few years but hopefully we will all stay in contact when we move on to bigger and better things out in the big bad world.
For alot of us, it is a BIG question mark as to what we are going to do next:
 Are we going to be self-employed? Or work for a  textile company?
 So many opportunities for us to try and grab a hold of now.
Hopefully New Designers will bring lots of opportunities for us all regardless of what we want in our future.
Right now we have to play a waiting game and see what the future holds.
Nothing in life is certain.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...

I find that all around me beauty comes from within, which is not what the billionaire fashion industry is based on. If someone is beautiful on the outside but not on the inside it is almost like ' having a masterpiece painting on a napkin.'
Vanity consumes our society like a python squeezing its prey. We are the prey and there is no escaping the clutches of the python.
It is such harrowing sorrow how much a truely beautiful person is under-valued or over-looked. Traits such as kindness and patience are continuously shamefully cast aside where instead they should be never forgotten.
Unless the values of our society change, progress of humanity will most likely be on a dark downward spiral.

Thursday, 25 October 2012


Sometimes, things can happen in life that get you down. But in order to enjoy yourself again, as hard as it may be you just have to pick yourself up and carry on. Try and focus on the positive even though that is extremely difficult when you are in a negetive frame of mind. Remembering that you are priceless even when things may make you feel worthless. A story that continually inspires me when I feel like that is one of a king and his ring. Here it goes:

Once upon a time, there was a king and he was given a gift of a ring.
This was a very special ring.
It had engraved on it "it shall pass".
He was told to look at this ring throughout the good times and bad times of his kingdom.

I feel this is a very good life message to carry with you in order to keep a level head about the experieces you go through. Everyone has there ups and downs but they do not last forever.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Average weight in the Uk

The average weight in the uk is 11 stone but it comes in all shapes and sizes. Take a look:

Serone Bailey, 24, weighing 11 st

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Full Length Mirrors...

Now I know I am not the only one out there that dreads getting a glimpse in a full length mirror. Sometimes I often think that they are design gone wrong, as they do nothing for most women's self-esteem, speaking from personal experiece here.
 They help highlight and show us all the bumps and lumps we would rather forget or pretend didnt exist and that we pretend had the exact same figure as notorious Kate Moss. I don't see anything wrong with wanting to do that, especially if it makes you feel better. Some could argue theres a danger in being completely deluded but if it makes you happy, how is that a danger?
Happiness should be our main focus in life not how awful our wobbly bits make us feel when we see them as we are getting ready in the morning. It is important to a certain extent to try and embrace these negetive feelings and fears and challenge them into something positive.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Fat Vs Thin

Who will win the battle? Fat Versus Thin. Both are not ideal, yet one is aspired to the other is not.

Why do we have such a pressure to look a certain way?
I stick to believing that size shouldn't matter as much as happiness does.
In the above image, I feel that there is only one image that is okay but still a bit too thin in my eyes  ( Second from the left )the rest are unhealthy ideals.
The body is a beautful thing, that should be enjoyed, not something that can bring you down because it is not "perfect".
Learn to love all your imperfections because they are what make you, well... you!
Stretch marks,  scars, burns, double chins galore, they are part of you and what makes you unique, special and beautiful in your own way!
I used to cringe looking at my imperfections, I thought they were disgusting, could not stand the sight of them, but one day I woke up and realised that they are part of what makes me. I accepted them and thought of them as being special and unique to me. I am now the most confident I have ever felt in my body and I am loving it!

Lady Gaga Inspiration...

Recently I read an article regarding our one and only Lady Gaga! Surprise, surprise, she is yet again wanting to challenge preconceptions. That is what I love about her!
Her new fad, so to speak is called body revolution and it is where Miss Gaga is delibrately putting on weight to show her "little monsters" to be body confident. In other words to "to love the skin your in" , yes,  I stole that from the dove advert but I feel it is rather fitting in this context.
Body image is a serious issue in todays society with most women aspiring to have the perfect hour glass figure but in reality most of us do not have that and therefore feel we do not measure up to what is considered beautiful. But the thing is, we are! Just cause we do not fit the steriotype society dictates we must does'nt make us any less beautiful and the most important thing is, you should never let anyone make you feel anything less than the beauty you are.
Being different is what Lady Gaga wants us to embrace and quite rightfully so, we should.

Here is an image of the curvier, and in my honest opinion, healthier and sexier looking Lady Gaga.