It's not clear how or when the term Flapper first wound its way into the American vernacular. The expression probably originated in pre war England. According to a 1920's fashion writer, "flapper" initially described the sort of teenage girl whose gawky frame and posture were "supposed to need a certain type of clothing-long, straight lines to cover her awkwardness-and the stores advertised these gowns as "flapper-dresses."

About Me

Braintree, Essex, United Kingdom
I am a mature student,in my final year studying for a BA Hons in Fashion and Textiles. I have two children who give me lots of encouragement. They are both studying, one is currently at home and other living in London, but with whom I speak daily. I have a love of anything from the 1920's and have recently read a book that had the title "Flapper." The author was Joshua Zeitz and I found it to be an entertaining read. This is where I got the idea for the title for my Blog, Girlish Delights in Barrooms.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Photo shoot.

The whole experience of showing my work to people other than my tutors, family and friends had made me feel quite nervous. I have never exhibited my work before and I felt that there was a lot riding on this photo shoot as it could potentially be the lasting image that everybody would remember of my work.
I had been asked by the photographer David Lam to make up some embroidery stitching in PVA glue so that the make up artists could attach them to the models body. They were incredible as they created a look that was exactly right for the photo. I was extremely pleased with the reaction I got from both the photographer and the make up artists to my work, it has given me such a boost and a confidence towards my work and i'm looking foward to exhibiting my work at Graduate fashion week and the New Designers shows in London , as well as our Graduation show at college in June.


Anneka said...

wow! that really looks impressive! To think that you made it all by hand, it is truly amazing.....

alan said...

crikey! looks fantastic....I can now imagine the embroidery you showed us as clothing...excellent photo...good work!!!

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