Saturday, November 26, 2011

Explaining the Creed

First of all, my process of getting a Tumblr was suddenly expedited upon the creation of this particular post. It was humbling enough to have had an article written about my work, let alone to suddenly see it all over Tumblr!
My Tumblr bears the same name as this blog, so if you're the Tumbling type you can find me over at Archadian Skies.

Now that my graduate show is over, I can take the time to explain my year-long project! There's no better way to explain this than by using the boards I made as part of my submission report. Let's begin!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gameranx on 'Amnesia Creed'

A fellow gamer-girl friend of mine writes articles for various gaming sites, including Gameranx. My graduate fashion show was held on Friday November 18th and Liz very graciously wrote up an article after interviewing me and gaining Elias' permission to use his wonderful photos.

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I was absolutely delighted to have been able to share my inspiration (and gaming geekery!) with Liz and through her, with other fellow gaming geeks. What I did not expect, however, was for this to happen:

That's right, Frictional Games got a hold of Liz's great article and shared the link with their followers! Words cannot fully express the utter elation that went through me when I saw them share the link. I feel very humbled to have them acknowledge my small nod to their amazing game.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Why I don't take photos

Bonus post! My last post showcased wonderful photography courtesy of my dear friend Elias Lopez, whom I have had the pleasure of working with for a few years now. I am lucky enough to know and work with a team of photographers, each with their own particular talents and style.

Elias has an amazing way of processing colours to richly reflect their appearance which is crucial when taking fashion photographs. This is why I chose him for my Visual Communication assignment, which required us to have our garments photographed and processed for high quality print.

As for me, I am absolutely rubbish with a camera and I am not ashamed to admit it! In fact, let me prove it to you all- this is precisely why I leave photography to photographers!

For fashion last term we had to take very simple photographs of our garments- not modelled on a person, but a mannequin. This led to a crazy regretful idea to borrow a Canon DSLR from the photography faculty and a crash course from a very indulgent, patient tutor whose lesson I forgot by the time I went into the studio and attempted to set it up.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Star-Seeker

Finally, an actual sneakpeek at my Graduate Collection to be debuted this Friday on November 18th 2011! This has been a long time coming and to see my dress in a photoshoot seems to drive it home for me.

This is the villainess from my 'Stardusted Opera'. She's loosely based on Lamia from Stardust, crafted on the archetypal Witch who is both beautiful and terrible. My talented friend Lilly Higgs is responsible for all of my illustrations, but you only get to see this one for now!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

City Weekly Magazine: The Young Moderns

I was lucky enough to be interviewed and photographed for the City Weekly Magazine, which is circulated within the heart of the Melbourne CBD.

It was a lot of fun, and an honour of course- I receive this magazine on my way to work every Thursday so it's charming to be published in it this time!

It also really drives home the fact I'm graduating very soon- and the fact the show is next week! *___*
Oops, back to the sewing machine for me!