Monday, 24 May 2010

Degree Show

My degree show opened on Friday night. Here is me in my infamous yellow dress at my exhibit. It seemed to go down pretty well, lots of people took my contact details and lots of people tried it out. It runs until this Sunday at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at Dundee University if any of you are local and fancy popping along.

The publicity just keeps on coming which is incredible really. My video on YouTube is close on 100,000 hits and on Saturday I was featured in the Arts section of The Herald. I have two job offers on the table and potential funding to develop my project so it's all systems go from here. End of an era but the start of what will hopefully be a new and exciting one. 

Monday, 17 May 2010

Big Top Jamboree

This evening I was sent to photograph for The Skinny magazine at "Big Top Jamboree" - a craft/art/handmade fair organised by Jen Collins, Nikki McWilliams and Lauren Gentry - three graduates from the art school at Dundee University.

I was lucky enough to be there just before everything kicked off at 7pm. There was some really beautiful stuff on show, I'm quite amazed at what people can hand make. It's also really inspiring to see creative people still having the time and motivation to actually create - I know a few graduates who left art school and now work in call centres and banks.

Here are a selection of photos, more are available on my Flickr.

Really, REALLY wish I'd bought that bracelet! 

Sunday, 16 May 2010


I watched The Notebook last night, what a heartbreaking film. I don't think anyone will love me as much as Noah loved Allie - does love like that even exist? I really, really love the quote it opened with:

"I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who's ever lived: I've loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough."

Ironically, another of my all time favourite quotes comes from none other than Chuck Bass, in Gossip Girl.

"So the next time you forget that you're Blair Waldorf, remember that I am Chuck Bass, and I love you."

What are your favourite screen quotes? 

Monday, 3 May 2010

Yellow Dress

So, a few weeks ago I was in the Metro Centre in Newcastle and I saw this dress in French Connection. It was love at first sight. John said it was ridiculous and dragged me away to look at a computer game instead. For some absurd reason, I couldn't stop thinking about it. I looked it up on the website that night and when I saw the price, I felt a bit ill. But I still really, really wanted it.

A few days later, I dragged John to the FCUK store in the town centre... but they were sold out of yellow. Then, the day he went back to sea, after I dropped him off at the airport, I drove back to the Metro Centre, desperate to buy it. They only had a size 16 left.

I arrived back in Dundee a day or two later, still with no yellow dress. After pulling a long day at uni, I traipsed with little positivity to the Dundee store. Sold out.

Fortunately, I have an amazing dad who let me bought me it online. It should arrive in a few days. SO EXCITED. 

Saturday, 1 May 2010


My degree project is featured on the front page of Fashioning Technology :)