Thursday, 31 May 2012

Hard at work!

Today we are all hard at work practising to make the Dundee College fashion look great!

Heels, hair and havoc!

Monday, 28 May 2012

Dundee college exhibition show

Good evening everyone just a quick blog to let you know that tonight is the opening of the Dundee college (Gardyne campus) exhibition. It is on from tonight right through to the 15th of June 10-4 most days.

I hope you will go and have a look as there is nothing better than seeing the future of creativity emerge.

Bye for now!

Friday, 18 May 2012

Number 95 interview

Well Hello Again!

Today I had a wonderful interview with Louise Gourley owner of Number 95  in Dundee.

Number 95 is Dundee's Hidden gem, it is an exclusive day spa, that is family run and will be expanding next year. 
Louise and her family run clinical therapies and are spinal and hormonal specialist with 13 years experience. 

This beautiful day spa provides; facials, manicures and pedicures, massages, reflexology, aromatherapy, indian head massage and reiki.

When relaxing and enjoying these fantastic therapies they use there own Number 95 all natural products, which are made in Dundee. 

Number 95 also provide wonderful pamper parties, Hen parties, a romantic pamper for two and corporate wellness sessions. 

I can happily tell you that i had my birthday there and me and 8 friends were pampered to the eyeballs and I have never felt so great! we were welcomed into this beautiful place, popped straight into dressing gowns, and all given a glass of wine! 
After that we were each pampered to our choice of two therapies, and about half way through the day we had cupcake decorating with the Scarlett Bakery and then were fed a sumptuous buffet. i highly recommend a party or even just one treatment i have never felt better!

After chatting to Louise about her business i then asked her about Dundee;

Q: Why did you choose Dundee? 

A: "I was brought up in Dundee and when I had my children I wanted them to go somewhere decent. Also it is just the most beautiful place in the world to me, there is no where else in Scotland where I am 90mins away from 90% of Scotland. Every time I step out my fount door I am confronted with the Tay estuary's beauty and it just takes my breathe away.'

Q: Where is your favourite place in Dundee?

A: "Balgay Hill, withut a doubt. it has some of the best views, most beautiful trees and a wonderful public observatory, which is pretty rare."

Quote: "I have travelled the world and could have settled anywhere but I chose Dundee..."

Last but not least, A Massive thank you to Louise! Thank you for Supporting Dundee and being a Dundee Hero!

 Photo by Louise Beattie
 Photo by Louise Beattie
 Photo by Louise Beattie
 Photo by Louise Beattie
 Photo by Louise Beattie
Photo by Louise Beattie 
Louise Gourley. Photo by Fern Slater-Walters

Sunday, 13 May 2012

The Hat!


Well with less than 3 weeks to go till the fashion show things have been a little hectic!

But I managed to complete my hat and here is a pic of it! (it is based on the song octopuses garden)

Hope you like it :)

My hat was kindly
Model by Julija

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Extra Info..

Well the as the evening draws to an end I would just like to tell you why I started this blog. This was originally a brief from college, and would be about promoting Dundee. 
I decided to focus on the beautiful side of the city, because it gets overlooked a lot of the time. 
This blog is also a place where I can show you some of my work that Dundee has inspired me to do, and there will be more coming in the summer. 
And finally that this is a place to let you know what is happening in Dundee creatively, such as the hot spot visits and interviews; I will be putting the other two up later this week. 

And that's all for now,
have a great night and enjoy waking up to Dundee....

Alice Dress!

Well hello again!
I am very excited today as I will be posting about my contribution for the Dundee fashion show this year!

This year we had a module called garment construction, which is the drawing, cutting, and construction of clothing.

Our brief for the fashion this year was to design a dress for our client! Who I am very happy to announce is Alice ! And she is a band member of... The Hazey Janes!!!

They are a band from Dundee who are just fab!
Check out there website for more infor on them.

We met with Alice to discuss what she wanted in a dress and her likes and dislikes.

We then produced a few designs for her to choose. She chose the winner of the dress that she will be wearing on the catwalk this year and she also chose a design from each of us.

I am happy to say that my design was highly commended! (my drawing is below)

After we got our designs back we started to make it. From taking a basic shift dress pattern and turning it into our designs.

We drew,cut and sewed and I am very proud to I have just finished dying my fabric!!

Will post again when my dress is finished!!!!