Saturday, 12 June 2010

//BAG

After a hiatus of what feels like forever i've finally gotten round to doing some new design work (although my sketch book is constantly filling up with dress designs to be stitched at a later date) and this bag is the result.


If you like it this and many others are available at my shop.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

//BBCC

Or 'Big Brum Charity Catwalk' to give it it's propper name is a charity fashion event been organised to aid Birmingham Childrens Hospital. When i heard about this event a month or so ago i thought it's best i get involved. So i did. Ended up doing behind the scenes video for them, and here's what i've come up with so far:



The fashion show itself is on 02/05/10 in birmingham city centre. Tickets are available from Bar Risa or The Ticket Sellers. I'll be runing a stall in the fashion hall on the day selling my tshirt designs and those of one of my customers who has a label called The Establishment. Come and say hello, buy loads of stuff, raise money for the kids, have fun!

Friday, 9 April 2010

//AGAIN

Remember a while ago when i posted the AMAZING shoot Alan Gelati did with Lily Allen for Russian Harpers Bazaar? Well, it's back again! Sort of. This time illistrator David Bromley has done a painting from one of the pictures.


Looks great, no? When i first saw it i thought it was by David Downton who did one of Cate Blanchett for Australian Vogue a few months ago. The style is very similar and i think this is a great cover. Nice to see them doing something a little different rather than useing a reprint which Australian magazines are often guilty of.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

//GUINNESS

Those dedicated followers of fashion amongst you will no doubt have heard of Daphne Guinness but i'm guessing even those of you that have will not have seen her looking quite like this.


It's the campaign for Akris s/s 2010 photographed by Steven Klein. I think she looks really great with the Louise Brooks bob! You can see the rest of the images on thefashionspot.

Friday, 2 April 2010

//LOGO

So, i thought it was about time Printees got a new logo. I decided to move it forward a few decades from the Art Deco style i had before and give it an 80's flavour. I made it on my beloved Autodesk Animator Pro for MS-DOS. Made in 1990 and still does everything i need it to do. So anyway, what do you think?


The old logo.


The new one.

p.s. Printees has a Facebook page, add it up boys & girls!

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

//KINGZ



A little while ago i did some tshirts for a Birmingham based Hip Hop group called the Jamkingz. Now, at last, i have some pictures from the photoshoot they did!



The tshirts look great, innit? Make sure you add them up on facebook, they were really nice guys and talented to boot. If you want to see the rest of the pictures they're on their facebook page.



That's it for today boys and girls, just wanted to share.

Monday, 8 March 2010

//CHARITY

I buy a lot of my clothes from charity shops, see for yourselves...



1970s Lord Anthony Parka // Charity Shop in Cornwall
Sports Casual Cardigan // Charity Shop in Cambridge
Vogue Tshirt // My Shop
Jeans // H&M
Nerd Glasses // Sobeys

The nerd glasses have become a permanent fixture on my face of late. Never leave home without them.

Friday, 5 March 2010

//LOVE



Okay, so i know i'm a little late with this but i finally managed to get hold of a copy of LOVE magazine with everybodys favorite supermodel Daria Werbowy on the cover! To be honest i've been a little less than impressed with previous issues but this one is great!



I mean, honestly, what's not to like about pictures of the worlds most beautiful women with their clothes off? It also features a picture of my imaginary girlfriend Lily Allen taken from the topless shoot she did for i-D a few months back. All in all good stuff. I think it must be in it's 2nd print run now as i missed it the first time so go out and grab yourselves a copy!

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

//SWEETS

Yesterday i went to my first trade fair, Print & Promotion Live at th NEC. I wasn't too sure what to expect but it turns out it's pretty much like any other exibition/fair that you may have been too.



One thing i did enjoy was the number of free sweets been given out by all of the exhibitors. I did manage to find a new Tshirt supplier too. My changing of supplier had nothing to do with the fat that they gave me the most free sweets coffee and booze! Dull as hell post i know but that is what i did with my yesterday and if you design tshirts then i guess it's worth checking out. More interesting posts to follow soon, promise. ;)



This is me looking gormless with all the free crap i've been handed through the day.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

//NEW



Long time no post (again) but i do have a valid excuse this time. Rather than typing rubbish here i've spent the last few weeks setting up a shiny new shop. No longer going it alone i'm now part of an organisation called We Create* which aims to give young designers a helping hand into the fashion industry. As well as printing stuff to order i'm going to spend a lot more time concentrating on my own designs. As well as tshirts i'm going to be making dresses and stuff like that, i get my sewing machine in the next couple of days and already have some designs so watch this space!



Here's the contact info for the shop;
42 Victoria street Wolverhampton
http://www.wecreate.org.uk
01902 399 744 or 07728 453 129

Friday, 8 January 2010

//ROSIE

I'm usually pretty slow when it comes to new models. Usually i'll go for months, sometimes even years not getting their look until one day they come out with a cover or editorial that blows my mind and has me looking back at all their previous work and deciding actually they're stunning and i love everything they've ever done.



Rosie Tupper may be the exception that proves the rule. Her thread on thefashionspot is less than 15 pages long which leads me to believe she's pretty new. As i said in my last post, i came across her in this months Uk Glamour and was blown away.



She already has an impressive body of work behind her including covers for Mexican & Australian Vogue and runway appearances for Diane Von Furstenberg & DKNY amongst others. Not bad when you're only 17.



I really do hope we're going to see even bigger and better things from this girl in the future. If you want to see her in print for yourself go out and buy this months Uk Glamour, it's worth the £2 cover price for her editorial alone. In the meantime check these links to find out more;

Her New York agency DNA Models
Her European agency Viva
Her page on Models.com
Her thread at thefashionspot
Her thread at Bellazon

//PRINT

Every season there's a piece or two that really get my attention. A couple of seasons ago it was Balenciaga's floral armour, before that Pradas collection of jewel coloured pieces. This season i think it's going to be this print dress from Gucci. I can't put my finger on what it is exactly that so resonates with this piece, i just love it.


Style.com

I first noticed it in February's UK Glamour, modeled by the oh-so-lovely Rosie Tupper (More about her very soon).


Apology's for my rather crappy camera phone snap

It's also showed up in this months Elle.


Scanned by gossiping @ thefashionspot

Thefashionspot have a rather interesting thread called 'Stylists versions of the same look' i look forward to seeing it there in the near future.

Friday, 1 January 2010

//TITS

Again, a combination of hectic workload and inexcusable laziness has meant that i haven't updated this thing in an age. I've never been one for new years resolutions but i have told myself that i'm going to update this blog at least once a week in 2010.



Remember a few posts back when i said this isn't going to be a blog about Lily Allen? Well, i was telling the truth. It just happens that the fashion/music/art related thing that interests me most right now is also lily allen related. I don't know why i'm making excuses, this is awesome as i'm sure you'll agree.



As you have no doubt gathered by now from the pictures i am of course talking about Lily Allens AMAZING shoot for Russian Harpers Bazaar. What can i say? The styling is fantastic, it's photographed well by Alan Gelati and to quote a post i read on thefashionspot Lily is "modeling her little popstar arse off" and i love it!



The shoot was originally posted on thefashionspot but for your convinience here are links to the scans and the shoot at oh-lily.com.