Designing your own Fashion

So … Hey guys how are you ? today I am going to be talking about Designing your own Fashion !

I definitely have a flair for design, creating new things in my brain and putting it into practice. However I have a flaw in my clothing design I can’t sew or draw, two very important elements you need to be a clothing designer LOL … This why I haven’t as of yet succeed in this field of creative clothing design.

However as things are moving forward in the field of design I believe that everyone can achieve anything if they put their mind to it  … sometimes adapting is a necessity.

I am on the look out to move forward in this area but as of yet haven’t researched it enough to become anymore then a funny slogan T shirt designer that creates amusing vest tops that only I and I alone wear.

My brand is “To Be Continued” a clothing range but sadly that’s about as far as it’s got. My issue is that I come up with so many ideas and try to do them all at the same time. I find that I running  out of time and then things take a back burner.

As a photographer I have excelled in editorial images, many I haven’t even shared in my portfolio or in social media! Why? because I like …”The Little Bit Crazy” types of shots that a lot of others wouldn’t even consider..  I as always like to be different, I hate wearing the same clothes as others, having the same style, the same ideas and even though maybe I should take it as a compliment hate it when people try to copy my work it drives me mental .. “Why is that ?”  I hear you ask ? Well I love looking at people’s work! BUT… Their ideas, what amazing creativity they have conjured up out of Their brain!  But not work that looks like your work, or work that looks like everyone else’s work !!

I feel frustrated when people don’t have the creativeness to come up with their own ideas … That in my eyes doesn’t make you a leader it makes you a follower and who wants to be a follower in this industry? To me it would be like walking into a gallery and all the paintings, photographs and clothing pieces all looking exactly the same! Would you feel like it had been a waste of your time? I know I would feel this way.

I wouldn’t ever want to go to a photography workshop where everyone who leaves has pretty much taken the same shot as its staged!!  WHY? WHY? WHY? would you feel satisfied? knowing that isn’t your own idea, completely your own shot that doesn’t look like anyone else’s ! I know what I am saying is of course, my way of thinking! It doesnt mean that my way is the right way! as everyone feels differently on this subject.

However rightly or wrongly this is what I am like, even with clothing ? I love clothes but will always have my own style! As a clothing designer I would love to design pieces and then watch how people put them together with other pieces.  Individuality is key in my eyes. Like I said it makes you an independent creative person and I hear myself saying on a regular basis Oh … “I do love an eccentric”.

Even though many of you are aware, My wrists have been an issue for a while, operation after operation, it has had a serious effect on my creative life, meaning I have not done my photography as much as I have wished to, I am now on the mend and have started creating again.

But I also want to seriously consider the clothing design aspect, maybe incorporating photography with fabric.

So I am now going to consider how I can develop new ideas, new design and also how to adapt my brand to become something adventurous and different…

So if you are a fashion designer that can offer me any advice or fancy a collaboration on a piece.  I am on the look out for maybe a design program that can help me adapt, helping me combat my weaker areas.

As we all have our weaker areas, but does that mean we give up ? I don’t think so ….. This my friends is certainly NOT in my nature!

I 100% feel that not giving up is very important in business, helping ourselves combat these weaker areas or personal flaws improves us as individuals . It’s also how we push ourselves to improve our strengths that helps us move forward.

Thanks for reading ..

Please contact me at DurrantsDivulging@outlook.com with any helpful advice or comments on this subject. Or just for a chat I would love to hear from you all.

Until the Next Blog

Em XX

**** These are my opinions and my opinions only *******

Em Durrant

Durrant’s Divulging- Lifestyle Blogger

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Photography the Masterpiece..

So.. I will be honest I am a bit biased when it comes to Photography as I can safely say it’s not just my job it’s my passion, an what you can create with a camera taking a single shot  is unbelievable!

Especially then tweaking it with Photoshop,  as this can help you take the photo you love and make it even better, brighten it make the colours pop even put artistic filters on it making it look completely different and turn what once looked like a photo into a piece of art if you wish.

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Laboring Under A Misapprehension

So…  sadly,  I fear that like others I have been laboring under a misapprehension and I want to tell everyone about it …. Ok so cringing while I write this …

“I thought the National Trust was just for old people that are retired and had nothing better to do with their time or Green Party types that like to live in trees and are at one with nature!” 

There we go I have said it …… Now I am usually quite PC I like to think … however looking at this statement its truly embarrassing !

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What Inspires Me…

So… Lately I have been asked by my readers..

“What inspires me to write my blogs ?”

“Why I have become the type of Blogger I have?”

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Pause for thought ... The answer to that question is quite simple I suppose, that I have naturally fallen  into this! I don’t always write on subject matters that some bloggers in this genre write about, sometimes wander off into my own little version of a Lifestyle Blogger but I kind of feel that’s ok! Often I will say to new bloggers-

“Be Your Own Person”

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Blogger Recognition Award!

So It’s fabulous to be recognized for all of your ‘#Blogging Waffle’ as I like to call it!

As lets face it Blogging really isn’t the easiest of hobbies or jobs in the world and you have to love it as its so time-consuming, not that I am complaining of course it’s just not for the faint hearted.

 

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Ok so…   
What is the Award about ?
The Blogger Recognition Award is given to bloggers by fellow bloggers as a way to recognize and appreciate all of the hard work and talent that goes into their websites and blogs.

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Are you Materialistic?- I think that’s a Yes!

 

 

So …. Have you ever realised how in our life, the material things we own becomes a Must rather than a Privilege and something you can’t live without ?

I  in conversations in the past about money, forever heard myself saying …

“I am certainly NOT Materialistic – I  have never been or never would be! If I won the lottery ( Millions of Pounds) I would still shop in cheap places, getting value for money

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Interior Design – Wow That Office!

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So… Finally the Office is finished … well nearly 🙂  just a few tweaks here and there, one of which is putting the trim down round the edge of the vinyl flooring and also gloss the skirts , make a underneath desk cupboard for the computer tower and casing for the cables as I hate them being visible. As we were told as kids “Children should be seen and not heard” with interior design in mind “Ugly things should most definitely not be seen or heard” confused?  let me elaborate for example we all know that wires are inevitable pain in the backside a lot of things are wireless nowadays but still majority of home appliances are not, making it one of those annoying tedious problems Interior designers to face on a daily basis. 

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Faver.. The New Kid On The Block!

 

 

So… Hey all, today I stumbled upon a very exciting company called:

 

 

Its what some might call the ‘New Kid On The Block’ in the retail and online world, it is definitely right up my street! 🙂

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Interior lateness – will bring greatness ! 🎨

img_1171So .. normally I am the annoying friend who is always on time and I am a watch tapper to all my friends who are annoyingly late, however I know my friends will love this as I am finding myself running a little behind which never happens .. So while I am (still) 😬 in the process of creating my new ‘Artistic’ interior designed office using colour, marble and some positively glowing Abstract art designed and painted by yours truly  .. I felt I needed to just keep you posted that my new Blog feature on interior design  is nearly there but….I haven’t quite finished the end product .. 😬

However I am hoping that the final design will impress you, and my helpful hints and tips along the way will help you create your own magnifique interior challenge .

However give me till the end of the week and I will unveil it to you..

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So until then see if you can guess which colour predominately  will feature in my new office?  😉🤔 Ummm I wonder 😁

Emx

The Academic V’s The Creative type! 

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So…  I don’t know about you, but I am a creative type and would spend most of my life buried into something which captures my creative attention ! I am a photographer by trade but this still isn’t enough for my creative brain to stop there I get bored unless my brain is tested with practical and creative projects.

Many times as a child I heard the words “well your not the academic one are you” this wasn’t a question however it was a statement ! As much as this didn’t please me at all, it also probably had a deeper affect on me then I ever realised growing up into my adult years.. felt that the academic things weren’t my forte.. but I have come to the conclusion that even though isn’t the case, and that I am much more academically clever then I or anyone else for that matter ever gave me credit for, I am actually fine with being the ” not the academic one” after all  !

I like being creative, I excel at being creative and I achevie at being creative! How is that a bad thing?

Who says being academic is the better way to be anyway? Nearly all my friends that weren’t classed as academic students now run their own businesses, fantastically may I add .  Continue reading