Thursday, 10 June 2010


MULBERRY ACCESSORIES AWARD!!! omg i dont think i've ever been as shocked or excited in my life! unreal!! i cant wait to start at Mulberry!


Saturday, 29 May 2010


The Telegraph has also published my outfit, i'm waiting to see if it will be only online or in the sunday paper, but its so exciting to think Hilary Alexander has seen and commented on my work! the quote from Rankin was amazing...

'British student, Kitty Keay, from the Colchester School of Art and Design, was inspired by Marie Antoinnette's frivolious and fun attitude to fashion and admires the same quality in her favourite designer, Ashish. Rankin said, "It was incredibly easy to shoot the clothes - each piece was so beautiful and full of character. I'm sure among the 2010 graduates, we will see a designer that will capture the fashion world's imagination!'.'


I was ridiculously excited to see my outfit in The Mail and on their online site. The feature was exhibiting four students work and mine was included!!! The Rankin image is amazing and exactly what i had hoped for...

Wednesday, 12 May 2010


I just found out that i have a 6 week work placement with Lulu Guinness i am really excited, it is a manic time for me but i think it will be well worth it, i will be able to make new contacts and gain knowledge and understanding.


On Monday I had to deliver a professional presentation to a group of my peers and tutors. In the past I haven't suffered too badly with nerves however i felt myself turning red in my presentation which resulted in talking too fast and fumbling over a few specific words. However i think the positive to my presentation was my passion and drive, i think i expressed my excitement for the future whilst showing my logical and realistic plan in accomplishing all my aspirations. In hindsight, i could have mentioned more however i hope my passion, drive and excitement made my presentation enjoyable and inspiring to the year below.

Saturday, 8 May 2010


As a year we've decided to be apart of a website called Arts thread is an online portfolio for graduates, it aims to promote students for the first year after we graduate, it is used by the industry to find employees or interns. It is a really good site for us, we can upload 4 pages with work on i've been spending the last few weeks really trying to finalise my pages and get them the best they possibly can be.

Sunday, 2 May 2010


Looking on I found this article mentioning the Rankin Photo Shoot for the GFW Campaign!



I've just found out that my work has been chosen by Graduate Fashion Week to be included in their RANKIN PHOTO SHOOT! I am extremely excited, i can't wait to see the results! I feel so proud that GFW like my work, its really motivated me on the last leg of this journey. I can't wait!!!
Here is some of Rankin's work, from his website, he's even photographed the Queen!

David Bowie

The Queen

Vivienne Westwood

Monday, 12 April 2010


The Beading Factory

The Front of the Sequin Top

The back of the dress in production

I've really enjoyed beading and sequining my collection in hindsight i probably would have done a whole beaded collection, but due to time that would have been near impossible! I find beading very therapeutic and when I'm not in college it is all i seem to do! I'm really loving the garments and how they are developing, the colours are looking amazing together!

Friday, 9 April 2010


Here are a few photos i took through each process of the day. The photo shoot went really well and my outfit looked amazing on the model Sophie, i was extremely pleased with the outcome and now just can't wait to see the final photograph!


I love these images, the make-up is so vibrant and i love the way the colour is not isolated to just the eyes, i also love the artistic approach.

Friday, 26 March 2010


'To celebrate the opening of Maison Moschino, the company's new hotel in Milan's Viale Monte Grappa, Rosella Jardini and her
Cheap & Chic team changed up their show format, flying in British pop sensation Pixie Lott to perform and enlisting Italian actress Asia Argento to deejay. Instead of sitting in orderly rows, guests swigged Champagne and stood cheek by jowl in a clear plastic tent as models streamed past them. The concept, as the designer described it afterward, was "all of the different women who come out of the hotel." There was a "Chanel lady" in a bright pink tweed bouclé jacket and skirt, and an "Hermès lady" with a black Kelly bag perched upside down on her head. With Carla Sozzani's famous 10 Corso Como store just steps from the hotel, Jardini sent out "shopaholics" carrying shopping bags with "Full" printed on one side and the Moschino URL on the other. Those were just for show, but the designer did debut a new collection of luggage, dubbed "Lost and Found." There were even maids in black and white uniforms who playfully swatted the people lining their way with feather dusters.

In other words, this was trademark Cheap & Chic: nothing too serious, full of fashion in-jokes, and contagiously upbeat. To wit: The last model out sashayed by in a spangled shift dress with big block letters that read: "Fashion must go on!" Just in case it doesn't, though, it was a clever move for Jardini and co. to branch out with this new hotel.'

Wednesday, 24 March 2010


The other day i had an interview for an internship with the bag designer Lulu Guinness, her company are looking for a design intern, the job is expenses paid and would require me to archive and explore their vintage collection, run errands, research for their up and coming collection. I think this internship would be great for me, it is one day a week and would give me access to another aspect of the industry, i have always been interested in designing accessories, it will also help me to further my contacts and give me a great insight to the running of a successful business.

The interview went really well, i'd previously emailed the design director Vicki my CV and brought with me my portfolio, and a box of textile samples. She was really interested in my work and what inspired me, we chatted for quite a while, the interview didn't feel very formal, we discussed designers and labels we liked and also holiday destinations.

At the end of the interview i felt positive, i would love to intern for Lulu Guinness, it will mean extra stress at the end of degree, but i think it would be worth it to gain contacts for my future.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010


This leather t-shirt was an initial design i fell in love with, i really wanted to create a simple and sleek t-shirt but with a constructed sleeve that was angular i think i accomplished this with my toile, however as my collection has developed i'm not sure if this garment has a place in my final line-up.

Monday, 15 March 2010


My first outfit, is a gold leatherette dress, i've been toiling the dress in order to get the right angle on the hip, i want the hips to be exaggerated but not too forcefully. Down the front of the dress their will also be multicoloured fringing, i think i need to get a perfect balance between the hip exaggeration and the layered fringing, i don't want the dress to look over the top but at the same time it needs to push the boundary.

I think i have perfected the toile and i am now ready to cut and sew the final garment, i will use a pale pink zip down the centre back, i will then sew pink lining into the dress, to make sure the dress looks as neat on the inside as out. To finish the garment i will top stitch the seams with gold metallic thread.

Sunday, 14 March 2010


This is my first toile for the all in one, the top of the toile works, however I'm worried about the trousers, i think i may have to opt for a more legging style trouser in order to make the fringe trousers look the most effective! Over the weekend i am going to go fabric shopping, as at the minute I'm slightly unsure on the type of fabric to use.

In the end i opted for a nude colour tulle fabric, due to its stretch, it will act as a strong and tight base for the fringing and sequining. I spent ages, placing the fringing, getting the colours and lengths perfect. I am over the moon with the end result, i spent a lot of time sequining and constructing this outfit, i feel it is the best representative for my collection and this is why I've decided it will be the outfit to photograph for the brochure