Thursday, 29 March 2012

Print & Pattern Submissions.

As some one of you will have noticed Print & Pattern recently did a calling for submissions to her most recent book development..wait for it... for Kids !

Eeek, my favourite line of work & something I was very excited about entering my work for. I did end up being a little rushed before the deadline as usual but just made it , & sent over a few options so I have my fingers & toes crossed that they get selected to be in her up & coming book x

Here is a little snippet for you all to see ! Hope you like x

Does this one look familar ? Yep, I recently added this as my twitter background layout & think it works a treat!
Do you agree? x

See you all soon x

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Olympics 2012......

Well it's not long till Olympics 2012 & with the launch of the uniforms which were designed by the amazing Stella Mccartney last week, I thought I would share with you my little number! My thoughts are that this trendy crop top design would be a great piece to add to the sports events , what do you think ?

& why not team it up with my bag designs I put together late last year ! x

hee hee x Hope you like !

All design work is copyright to Diane Davies 2012 x
What a difference a day makes, 24 ickle hours ! Love that song, Anyway , yes I am back to the blog & thought I would share with you some trend reports from Weconnectfashion. I have been checking out the kids lifestyle report for SS13 by the wonderful Trend Bible , so here it is guys x . I also went over to their blog & came across the Kids lifestyle report for AW 12 /13 too so do make sure you make a trip as it is filled with inspiration !

I love the colour usage on all these stories & really like the layout of the trend boards !

As I have mentioned on a few occasions now Weconnectfashion is a great way to look at the most recent reports from the amazing trend companies that would normally be out of reach for the majority of us due to pricing.

So which trend is your favourite out of the above ?!

Monday, 26 March 2012

Getting there slowely .........

Morning all.

As you may have noticed I have been a tad busy the last few weeks so posts have been a little on the sparce side ! Last night I decided it was time to give my twitter page a bit of love as well as collate a collection of posts for you to read on the blog later this week. Right time for a cuppa tea & then I can go cross another thing off my never-ending list ! yippee x

Hope you like my new profile logo, which has been added to my twitter account a long with a new quirky background number! Make sure you go check it out ! x

Friday, 23 March 2012

Style overload at Aintree's Ladies day !

So then ladies, what does Style mean to you?

That’s the question for the Grand National Ladies day style blogger competition, where you can win 2 x VIP tickets to the special day. All you have to do is write a blog post answering this question & tweet @Aintreeinsider about it by the 26th of March. Did I mention that just by doing this you get 2 x standard ladies day tickets for free!

I know, I know, this doesn’t give you long but what gal can’t answer this! Eeeek, excited!

So where do I start? Hhhhmmm this is certainly something I can expand on with fashion style surrounding me every day in my line of work. So at any given opportunity I am exploring key trends hitting the high street as well as viewing the stunning yet expensive collections from the catwalks with London Fashion week always getting my pulse racing! But while I do find myself consumed by the latest pastel overload, or tropical influences heading our way, Style to me is more about injecting your personality through you clothes. Ladies day is all about style & it's important to wear that statement piece, whatever that might be!!

While I take inspiration from trends in store, they come and go from one season to the next so I find myself taking elements of a stylish theme showing through & working it with my own personal flair & not going overboard with it ! Having subtle hints of the theme showing through on shoes, belts, jewellery or even through your make-up or nail vanish. 
Colour is certainly key this year, & who doesn’t want a vibrant palette in their wardrobe ! It brightens up your day & injects fun ! But for me, accessorising is the main word today ladies! As I am still struggling to find that ideal dress that ticks all  the boxes I leave you today with a number of accessory delights that caught my eye.

Tanking you ASOS for inspiration today, as always they have a fab array of options from every brand possible. These shoes above are gorgeous & sit in with the prints that are so on trend for this summer !

& this vibrant colour mix on the shoes is really striking ! Pantone's colour of the year is 'tangerine tango' so instead of going all out with a full vibrant dress number, why not go for a colourful mix in the heels & a fancy nail polish.

Oh & don’t forget to layer ladies just in case but if today’s bright sunshine is anything to go by then make sure you take them killer shades & a fan ! Enjoy & have a bet for me x x

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Bad gal ! x

Yikes, I know, I know, it's over a week now since I last made an appearance on here ! I have so many posts I want to add on but time isn't quite on my side at the moment & yep the family got the dreaded sick bug last week so all 3 of us needed tlc at some point in the week ! Anyway , thought I would show you a little snippet of some menswear I did before Christmas for AW12 /13 based on some of my trend books I own. Want to see a little snippet of the boards ?

So here is one of my boards taking inspiration from last Febs Fall catwalks ! Stay tuned as hopefully in the next weeks I can show you a few developments from the catwalks just gone ! Another thing to add to the to do list. x

So here is a little snippet of the trend books theme I took inspiration from before going off in my own direction . All images are taken from Next Look AW 2012 / 2013. You can buy the next addition from Mode information.

See you all very soon hopefully ! x

Thursday, 8 March 2012

A nice ickle surprise ............

Morning all. I'm still trying to find time to catch up but wanted to update on the exciting finds from late last week! It appears that one of my ditsy print options made it on Rachael taylor's design blog which made my day. Do head over, as there are lots of other prints by the Surface Pattern design creatives! We are a busy bunch ! x

There it is ! & see below another colour option of mine ! Hope you like ! x

Monday, 5 March 2012

Meet Ickle pea !

Morning, Morning,

Ok so the catwalk posts didn't quite make an appearance last week , sorry about that ! It's been a busy old time with family life , house work & office work taking priority so the blog hasn't been given much attention. Ooooppppssss !

Anyway I started researching LFW catwalks & of course Milan but still more to do so I leave you today with a teeny tiny Burberry board with the lovely birdies that seem to be a very strong feature for the show ! We tweeting love you Burberry ;)
Close up images from the Burberry show where taken from & layout was compiled by moi !

I have been working on my own childrenswear prints recently & as owls seem to be a big hit from the top designers for Fall 12 I thought I would show you a tiny snippet of my two favourite friends ! Meet ickle pea & mama !

hee hee, that's all for today x see you all soon x