Tuesday, 18 March 2014


On a sunny day in London between Oxford St and Euston was the fashion forecast number 1 fabric show 'Textile Forum'. This year the exhibition was opposite Great Portland St station. Once entered into the venue it was defo the place to have either a fashion show or a wedding. After scanning the e-ticket my friend and I made are way up the right wing spiral iron stair case to a hall busy with traders, forecasters, buyers & students and people like me who came to have a brows. All different types of fabric/ manipulation samples displayed in a business eye. Companies such as Henry Bertrand, James Hare & Pongees whom I've visited before, but those that caught my eye this season was Bella Tella who designs and manufactures precious haute couture and bridal fabrics, Laurent Garigue Partnership novelty and plain fabric suppliers to top designs, Partap Fashion Fabrics who are London based specialising in beautiful fancy laces, innovative foil effects, faux furs and leathers. Pictures wasn't allowed because of copy write reasons however I tried to theme dress with this £95 Topshop multi sequin jacket, Urban Outfitters fur collar and New Look midi dress.


Thursday, 27 February 2014


It's the programme I've been waiting for to grace me television for months 'My mad fat diary' staring
Sharon Rooney. Sharon plays character Ray Earl a teenager who suffers from mental health issues. Not only trying battle self control she is troubled by problems most women face with weight, looks and boys. She retreats and finds comfort in her diary pouring out her soul on all feelings shared with us as part of her mind. Her character maybe made to be a odd cookie with her strong features, but look closer and she actually knows about classic clothing. You know them pieces everyone should have among the basics
 'the forever trends' of a check/ tartan/ gingham shirt (watever), mom jeans, red converses with a band tee (British of course) teamed with a quality backpack and a arty farty moleskin. Sometimes 'Ray' even brings out that all suit biker jacket. Her and her cast have me in stitches at times but also makes me think about deep situations in peoples lives that I've never thought about before.    
Monday, E4@10pm  
 Shirt: was-£14:00 now-£7:00 @ Asda, Diary: £9.99 @ Ryman, Bag: £33.99@hype,
Shoes: £89.99 @ebay, Jeans: £40.00 @MOTO Topshop, Tee: £5.98@ www.myteepot.com

Tuesday, 25 February 2014


I made it!!! I finished the race and even when I'm still considering doing a masters, I was very happy to hear my name being called at the ceremony "BA (Hons) Fashion design with fashion business, Rebekah Campbell" and to be the first one up to represent my group was epic. My last year was hard knowing the work load of an essay, dissertation, a magazine and a full collection but also life load, mummy falling ill pushed my dad, sis and I. Sis and I had to take turns to miss classes knowing this was a big year with her leaving college, heading to uni and me leaving it. We both successfully achieved it all, we knew mummy was proud of us but at that very moment working it across the stage I could hear her in my head just like at my bro's graduation shout out 'thank you Jesus'.  


2012                                                                                   2014

Dress: Oasis, Petticoat: Beyond Retro                                                                         Dress: Jaded London


Monday, 24 February 2014


From my last few posts you may know that my final major project was a dedication to my mummy, based on the disease she had 'breast cancer'. I wanted to end my final year with a bang a 'wow factor'. At first there wasn't a brief to do both magazine and collection but my request was taken to the head of art and design and the board of education and they said yes to three outfits and a publication for submission but I wasn't aloud to have just three outfits for the fashion show and I so badly wanted to be apart of, so I pushed and made an extra three, collection complete booya!. 
My cancer collection is called A.WEAR.NESS (see what I did there lol) inspired by summer silhouettes and different shades of pinks which is the mascot colour to breast cancer. Perfect!  
 Each outfit has its own meaning:  
Outfit name: TLC 
Tender,Love & Care but also Touch, Look, Check you alone know your body and jersey being a close
fabric to the skin.   

Outfit name: Mastectomy
a denim waistcoat representing the removal of a breast (womanhood), hair loss.    
 Outfit name: Patients
growing up mummy loved satin nightwear but treatment made her so hot she had to turn to cotton. On her hospital trips she would wear a open back gown like this (can't see the back ovbs). The word cancer is screen printed on in a faint pink showing how discreet this disease can be. Cancer bow on models right nipple.

Outfit name: Disability
sick to the core that didn't stop mummy from going to church or hitting the shops every week sometimes more than once. With the help of my dad she took full advantage of her disability badge and with a low cut hairstyle she felt even more powerful with her look.

                                                              Outfit name: Spinalhold
the cancer was all down mummy's spine it made her cripple (member when they use to say at school imagine if you never had any bones she was like that) and this back brace gave support like a iron corset.

 Outfit name: She's got it
shows the multitude on breast cancer, hand dyed and hand stitched to pencil skirt teamed with mummy's neck-brace.

Collection: A.WEAR.NESS
Mummy had worn stilettos all her life even to work but slippers had taken its place due to swelling all shoes are from Primark and all fabric was brought at Shepherds Bush, Goldhawk Rd, London. Bra cups from macculloch & wallis, London http://www.macculloch-wallis.co.uk/. Weave Dalston, East London. Bras: www.wholesalebras.co.uk

Wanna know more I recommend :http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/

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