Last week I had the almighty pleasure of being asked to be interviewed by online magazine 'ReelTalk'. Sponsored by Paddington arts, this online magazine talks to artistic talent and up and coming artists and designers about their work.
So to my surprise they asked me to go to their office for a chat about my work, my influences and my techniques.
You can see the entire interview both written and video recorded at ....
So you may have read a post sometime ago about how my graduate collection is appearing in a film and newspaper for a British Fashion Council presentation. Well they are both officially online right now!
They were presented at The British Fashion Council's BA graduate preview day where industry professionals are invited along to take a look at emerging talent from a selection of fashion universities.
But what is most amazing is that the college won 'WGSN Digital Presentation Award'.
You can find my 'Memento' hand necklace and hand ring in the film and the ring alone in the newspaper!
Please do take the time to have a look at both.... just follow the links below, the production is fabulous.
University of the Arts London is the grand umbrella which hangs over London College of Fashon, London College of Communication, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Art and Design, Camberwell college of Arts and Wimbeldon College of Art ...... and breath!
Tuesday was another stupendous day in my little jewellery world!
Myslef and some of my beautiful classmates helped out a rather lovely third year photography student named Hannah Powling. Her final major project focuses on world war II women waiting for their men to return home from the pains of the battleground (correct me if I'm wrong Hannah).
Miss Powling featured some of BA (Hons) Fashion Jewellery's beauties in her 15 look photography final major project.
Myself Joanna Chmiel and the lovely Claire Pugh were lucky enough to see the shoot and hang out on the set. The set being an absolutely wonderful older couple's home who were more than happy to lend Hannah their house...amazing!
Collaborating with someone from another course has been great and I am so super excited to see the final 15 looks.
Me and my very dear friend and classmate Joanna (Joasia) Chmiel entered an identity project quite some time ago.
This amazing project, directed by London College of Fashion's Rob Phillips involves a film and magazine being made to be sent to the British Fashion Council, presenting third year work from almost every course at my university exploring the concept of 'identity'.
After a lengthy process of around four phases of elimination, myself and Joanna made it through successfully.
So far we have attended the photo shoot for the magazine, where the lovely Joanna featured as a model aswell as showcasing her work....
So excited to see the finished magazine!
Next Tuesday we are filming .... even more exciting!
If you want to see last year's British Fashion Council Project just follow this link...
After 3 years of training and 6 months of research, analysis, design and development I have finally finished my final collection.
I cried, I screamed, I worked my fingers to the bone, but it was worth every second! I have learnt so much, but I am particularly proud of learning how to use 3D design software in my own time to create the beauty that is my final collection.
And here it is .....
..... Oh wait I can't show you that yet .... sorry!
I need to copyright my designs first and I need to have it all photographed beautifully! So please wait patiently!
What I can show you is a behind the scenes photograph of my initial shoot.....
If you used to follow my old blog then welcome to my new home, if you didn't welcome still!
If you don't know me my name is Francesca Smith and I am a third year student at London College of Fashion. I study BA (Hons) Fashion Jewellery and Jewellery is my absolute love!
Why build a new blog I hear you ask? ..... Well my inconsistency bothered me slightly so I have decided to start a fresh. Also with all the fabulous things I've been up to I felt it fitting that I present it all to you on a fresh page.
So keep your eyes pealed for new posts, boasts, jewellery and news right here.