Wednesday, 31 March 2010

goodness gracious me.

*Coat, River Island, £75
*Zara plum dress, charity shop, £7.50
*Polka dot tights, New Look, £3.20
*Vintage bag, car boot sale, free (as I knew the woman on the stall)

People talking negatively about my weight and size is actually starting to piss me off. I am naturally skinny and I'm as healthy as the next person, so isn't that all that matters? Goodness me, I can't even be bothered to rant about it on here. Anyway, I hope everyone has had a better day than me! Love, Jazzabelle.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

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*Lace top, charity shop, 50p
*Polka dot tights, New Look, £3.20
*Lace-up boots, Topshop, £60
Me and my Grandma finally went to an exhibition we have been meaning to go for a while, ''The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and His Letters'' at the Royal Academy. We queued for an hour and a half, and we looked around for about forty minutes. It was a lovely exhibition, but obviously vair busy. The exhibition features letters Van Gogh wrote, mainly to his brother Theo, and also a number of his paintings and sketches. My favourite pieces of his work were in the last part of the exhibition, titled 'The Late Landscapes'' as the paintings where very rich in colour, and the way Van Gogh thickly applied the paint with swirling brushstrokes was just amazing to see firsthand.
Anyway, let's talk about the clothes! I went to my local charity shops earlier, and along with the 50p lace top I also picked up a cropped knitted grey vest for 50p, a pale denim shirt for 50p and a H&M polka dot dress for £4. I also couldn't resist buying a pair of polka dot tights from New Look, and I was actually rather surprised to find out that they suited me. I''m the type of girl who wears black tights all year round as I hate my legs, so it's great to have a change.

Yawn, I am oh so tired, and I better be getting on with my college artwork!
I finally wore this lovely brooch out today, despite me having it since Christmas. My younger cousin bought it for me from a antique fair in Milton-Keynes. Isn't it pretty? I used it to hold my scarf in place today, as it's been rather windy lately. I just need to figure out some other ways to wear it without ruining some of my clothes. Maybe I could wear it as a necklace?

Monday, 29 March 2010



*Plum Zara dress, charity shop, £7.50
*Grey Uniqlo cardigan, car boot sale, £1
*Gold Necklace, Paris, £6
*Plum vintage handbag, jumble sale, 50p
The plum vintage bag is one of my best bargains ever. I found it at a jumble sale last summer down in Poole. It matches nearly everything I wear, and can surprisingly hold an awful lot of bits and bobs. The dress if one of my newer finds, it was in one of the more expensive charity shops near my house, but I just couldn't resist. It's ever so slightly big underneath the bust, but it is lovely nevertheless.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

simple pleasures.






Collages from my college sketchbook.I have been inspired by vintage fabrics, nostalgia, memories, the past, etc.

Friday, 26 March 2010

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''I don't want to be alone, I want to be left alone'' - Audrey Hepburn

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Quilts at the V&A


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As a member of the Victoria and Albert Museum, last Friday I was lucky enough to be invited to a preview of the major Quilts exhibition before it was open to the public. The exhibition features sixty-five British quilts, with examples dating from 1700 to the present day. Many of the quilts are from the Victoria and Albert's collection, but a few have been loaned and commissioned by contempary artists, such as Natasha Kerr, especially for the show. There are five thematic displays to the exhibition, titled 'The Domestic Landscape', 'Private Thoughts, Political Debates', 'Virtue and Virtuosity', 'Making a Living' and 'Meeting the Past'. As I am now focusing on my final major project for my National Diploma in Art and Design, I shall be incorporating fine art and textiles to create a body of work inspired by many of the techniques I have seen throughout the exhibition, such as applique, embroidery, image transferring and recycling materials. I have also booked myself in for a two day conference in June at the V&A, which will be led by the curator of the exhibition, Sue Pritchard, and will explore the hidden histories and untold stories about quilts.