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C / progress report #2

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I was supposed to be in a draping class this week, but life doesn’t always work out the way I plan, so I have a few days off. Taking this time to catch up on emails I owe the people I love and plan for a few very exciting upcoming adventures, including employment. More on that later. The upside of an unplanned week to myself is that I have time for a proper progress report.

I’m now at the point in the summer, where I only have a few weeks left here in London and I am decidedly unhappy about it. I have loved living here, and school has been more than I could have hoped for. Fifteen year old me just yelled NERD, but it’s entirely true.

Since I last checked in, I have done a lot of work. My Fashion Design Sumer School course was four weeks, with a different project every day, which means I have a very heavy portfolio at home and I’m glad we used recycled paper. I shared my final small collection with you last week, but so much more went into it than I could show in a post. As I have learned here, it’s all about the process and in my recent experience, the first draft sketch of a piece is a mere shadow of the final product. Life around me has been the most inspiring part of living in London and the things I see here change my designs. Museums, music, history and architecture are all great to draw from, but some of the most interesting details in my work usually come from someone I saw on the tube, the way a dessert was presented or the constant mix of old and new. The photos here are a CliffsNotes version of the last few weeks, and a mix of work and adventure. There are SO many more photos that I want to include, but let’s not break the blog.

In probably-not-chronological order, my life here.

selfridgesbird-thing

shoreditch-graffitti
paper-dress

The window display at Selfridges, student art at CSM, Shoreditch graffiti, a paper dress I made with my class partner

st-pancras

three-dresses

school-2

St Pancras, a dress at the V & A that I have taken 4 photos of, a dress I didn’t buy, school project: invent something

school-1

mill-street

irish-sunset

School supplies and sketching, best visitors from Oregon, Irish Sunset

school-3

GOT

london-eyeball

A purse made out of garbage, 3D art project, cheeky graffiti, the London Eye at night

monmouth

Latte art staying power at Monmouth Coffee. Happy, Dickon?

darlinginspo-from-all-over

Inspiration to remember, pretty colors at the V & A, life-changing honeycomb

whitstable-beach

baby-chocolate

kids

Whitstable, a pretty lady and a borrowed baby, Mast Brothers chocolate, kid being awesome

HP-SD

                                                     The king of England, and my heartcaitsig

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