Saturday, 18 June 2011

Final Show Exhibition

Well I can't quite believe it's all over. Yesterday was tiring, funny, hot, positive, exciting, and brilliant. It all came together really well. Every ones work is so much an essence of that person that every ones work is so individual. Not a dodgy fascinator in sight!
I was really please with my set up, thanks to Sharon for the dressing table and Fiona's hard work it came together beautifully. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for all of us. Also our graduation in November such be pretty special.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Business Studies

Today was the Business Studies hand in and do you know what? I handed it all in, done. Big tick next to that on my list.
Although it was rather a stressful day, tears, giddyness, design and a little bit of hat making. I managed to cobble together a few bits but found it hard to concentrate, everyone is tired, a bit grumpy and if like me run down. Poor John is wasting away. I unfortunately am not! Also I have just realised I have no free weekends until the exhibition. Urgh, woe is me.

Chin up Dolly......Next time I promise to be more positive.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Wetherby Races Ladies Day 19th May 2011 Evaluation

My table set up.

So today is Friday and yesterday was Wetherby!! Very tired and my feet feel like they may never be the same again, but for those shoes it was worth it.

So evaluation....................

I was pleased that I had done a trial run for my table plan, although my kitchen table is a lot smaller than the one we were provided with. This was good news as it meant more hats on the table. For the first fashion show I was back stage dressing the models so I have no idea how it went, it seemed to go well from our end. The second time I got to witness it and take some photos, although my camera was on a go slow so some are rather blurred or feature the back of the models head. I did manage to document some of the day though.

Everything seemed to be on a constant go go go. It felt like as soon as we had done one show, it was time to do the next. I was rather disappointed with some peoples behaviour backstage, drinks were left lying around and puddles just waiting for things to be dropped in to. It wasn't too professional.

So what did the hats look like on the models? I love all my hats apart from my leather hat which I wasn't happy with before yesterday. But after seeing the models face when asked to put it on I was even less happy. But on a positive note I think everyone seemed to like all my other hats and I didn't get any negative feedback from anyone. :)

Sunday, 15 May 2011

This Darn Hat

So currently having some problems with my pink leather hat. I'm just not happy with it. It's too big and clumsy. I wanted it to look delicate and sit close to the head. Instead its big and fat with a look of the 16th century about it. Grrrrrrr.
Last night I was ready to throw all my toys out of the pram. But I changed my mind, no point getting angry about it. Not all your ideas work out first time around. So tomorrow I shall be ordering a felt and re doing it! Although just had a look at a certain website delivery prices, bloody rediculous. I don't believe paying over the odds for postage.
Back to that hat, I shall be taking it with me to college on Wednesday to see if everyone else thinks it's a terrible as I do.
Chin up and keep smiling :)
Doll x

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Final Collection

So things are moving on with my final pieces, although none are finished yet! I'm good at starting them and getting to a certain point but at the moment that is my sticking point. Four have been started and got to that point, they all need little bits doing to them.
My four hats so far :

No 1 Turban
No 2 Leather Rose
No 3 Wicker Balls
No 4 Mirror Leaf

But in my mind I would like to expand my little collection. It's three weeks on thursday to our business launch. THREE WEEKS! Plenty to do, I am keeping cool calm and collected! Fingers crossed for happy faces tomorrow!
Doll x

Sunday, 24 April 2011

And the winner is...............

...........not me. Uh oh. I have received my hat back from the Musee du Chapeau competition saying not a winner although I received a letter with my hat there isn't any clear indication as to why. So I'm none the wiser. I just have to console myself with the fact that this was an international competition and it's only my first go.
In the future I will send a photograph and an explanation of my influences and relevance to the chosen theme. As it wasn't asked of me I didn't include it this time, so this could be part of my problem.
I'm not 100% happy with a few of the elements of my hat. Firstly the scarf isn't as beautiful and luxurious as I had hoped. It's a bit stiff and doesn't sit as I had hoped. In future I would cut it in the bias. Secondly the lining wasn't quiet right, it is too small so it doesnt sit right to the top of the hat.
Chin up and carry on :)
Doll x

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Dolly Millinery

So I'm going to big up my other blog on Dolly Millinery this is me and my things that are for sale. It's smilliar to this but different, why don't you try it. Go on for Doll x