Monthly Archives: March 2012

Eleanor Amoroso

Eleanor Amoroso, Fashion, Designer, Dress, Crochet, Knit, Fringing, Hand Made, Black, Ombre, Dip DyeEleanor Amoroso, Fashion, Designer, Dress, Crochet, Knit, Fringing, Hand Made, Black, Ombre, Dip DyeEleanor Amoroso, Fashion, Designer, Dress, Crochet, Knit, Fringing, Hand Made, Black, Ombre, Dip DyeEleanor Amoroso, Fashion, Designer, Dress, Crochet, Knit, Fringing, Hand Made, Black, Ombre, Dip Dye

I came across the work of Eleanor Amoroso a few seasons ago whilst browsing NJAL, Her pieces are beautifully sculpted & are made entirely by hand, not machine. I have a bit of a soft spot for collections with this kind of handcrafted feel, possibly because I am a terrible knitter / crocheter, despite many attempts to teach me & know I could never make anything as beautiful myself!

Her Autumn / Winter 2012 collection is by far my favourite so far, I love the vaguely tribal feel to it & that she’s kept a very strong signature & refined it each season, you can really see the development when looking back through her previous work & I think she just keeps getting stronger as a designer. Definitely someone I will be keeping an eye out for in the future!

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Brain Print Shirt

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This shirt bodysuit was from one of the last collections I did as part of my degree, I think it’s one of my favourite things that I made during my 3 years there, it’s quite simple, but I like that, as it lets the print do all the talking. For this same reason, I’ve paired it with just a plain maxi & minimal jewellery here.

I’m not usually much of a print person, but we had to use print for that particular project & typical of me, I had to pick something slightly dark & gory! I’ve altered the colours & it’s been slightly manipulated, but the print is actually an image of brain tissue under a microscope, I saw it & knew I had to use it, I thought it was so beautiful! I’m hoping to have some spare time soon to get some more fabrics printed & make a few more pieces with the same print, as I think it’d look great as a draped dress or pair of leggings & I really like the thought of it as a lining for a jacket too.

On a separate note, apologies for the lame hiding behind my hair pose, my skin is still totally ruined & this is the only angle it looks remotely decent from. I feel awkward enough in front of a camera when I look nice, let alone when I’m feeling a total mess, but I felt some outfit posts were so long overdue that I really should do some anyway, especially as my skin is showing no signs of healing just yet. For those wondering whats wrong with it, I switched to a different pressed powder, my skin had an awful reaction to it & came out in a rash & lots of spots. I then brought some spot treatment gel to fix it, my usual one wasn’t in stock & I wanted it sorting quickly so I brought a different brand, left it on overnight & woke up with burns, scabs & holes all over my face where it had been! It’s scared my skin quite badly & some of the holes were so deep that even now, about 2 weeks later, they are still raw! Fingers crossed it gets better soon…

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Lupus

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The image I had in my mind when I started this was totally different to how it ended up, I spent a few days rubbing out & getting annoyed that I couldn’t seem to be able to make it look exactly as I’d pictured. Eventually I just decided to let go & see how it ended up & it turned into this, which I actually think is much nicer than what it originally would have been! I guess it just proves sometimes it’s best to see how things develop & go with the flow, instead of being so stubborn & bloody minded!

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