Monday, 29 April 2013

Weekend of Work

This weekend i had to go to London for a progress meeting for the Radical Designer Awards. It went really well, but gee whizz it hit home that i have a LOT of work to do in the next four months. I have to put together a 6 piece collection from scratch based on the life and style of Alexander McQueen, and those who know me will testify-i know NOTHING about designers. To say it lightly I don't care a whole load about fashion, this was reiterated when doing an interview with The News and was asked 'whats your favourite designer outfit to wear?' and i responded with 'my brothers hoodie and sweats, although its not designer...does that count?' The lady politely responded that perhaps she might leave that bit out of the interview that was going in the designer section of the paper. Oops, nice one Daisy. But whats the point in just reproducing another Designers style? i don't understand, gaining inspiration from someone else's work is one thing... but basing a WHOLE collection on it?? no thanks. 

Anyway, so first i did a bit of a google to find out who he is, then found he had passed away, so who he was? Long story short i found a quote about him using 'clothing as a form of protection for the body. Highlighting a womens' vulnerability'. So i took this and ran with it, resulting in my collection consisting of huge armour-esqu structures, breast plates and hard angular lines while still trying to maintain and highlight the beauty of the female form. I think its safe to say it is...loosely(?!) based on McQueen, and it seemed to go down well in the meeting so no qualms there. 

I am amped to get started on making but i have pushed myself like mad this time around and a couple of the looks are somewhat...unobtainable/impossible/just darn right ridiculous. So it is going to be interesting trying to figure out how to make and construct them, but love a challenge so bring it the eff on. I will also be looking for people to do work experience with me around the end of May/beginning of June, so if you are interested please do send your CV to

(If i could use an existing collection id be set...but 'fraid not.)

Sunday, 14 April 2013

My Week

So this week has been pretty hectic trying to get everything sent off to Monte Carlo in time, but i managed so now we just play the waiting game. 

Unintentionaly channeled Ace Venturea at work

Made pesto

 Got some sexy new strength training kicks

Looked back at one of the first pieces i ever made

I was sick so read all day

Acted like an 8 year old in ceramica
(it says willies)

Just busy getting ridiculous wash board abs

Tuesday, 9 April 2013


Sundays shoot for the Monte Carlo Jeansation competition dresses went super well. There's always an element of risk before shooting a dress as its the first time they are ever tried on, up untill that point they have only been on the mannequin, but we got the model in it and damn, she looked fineeee. As its for a competition the shots had to be fairly generic and straight laced, however that didn't stop me from getting her on the floor for a couple. Anyway, I won't ramble on about how great they looked, i'll let the pictures speak for themselves...

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Dumpster in the news

Great shot of the amazing Dumpster Design Goodwood Revival Dress in the paper last week:

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Im Alive!

Ive been nothing but awful recently with doing this whole blog thing etc. But i've been busy making, honest i have. My denim dresses are being photographed on Sunday so i'm rushing about like a mad man trying to get them finished in time. 

Last week i tried to finish my dress, got crushed while transporting my dress, weNt OuT wiD Da GlaZ, had a Danni Daisy Date and saw the worst possible film in the world, watched my friend be wildly talented signing and performing, and ate a melon.

Oh and played more articulate, people become an aggressive, frustrated, angry version of themselves whenever they play. Its great. My advice would be never marry a man until you have played articulate with them. Otherwise you will never know their deepest darkest side.