EDIT | The Driving Shoe

I have ruined so many pairs of boots and shoes because I have been silly enough to wear my favourite shoes whilst driving which has resulted in me (literally) paying for my stupidity and stubborness more times than I care to count and I've now decided that I need to I need to invest in a pair (or three)of driving shoes.
[First Row] Asos, [Second Row] TOD's, [Third Row] Russell & Bromley

I always saw driving shoes as the type of shoes I wore to school or footwear for the seniors, but necessity and this selection-especially the TOD's-have shown me otherwise.
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MODÈLISTE | How To Repair Your Jeans

If your thighs are a little on the thick side like mine and you're handy with a sewing machine, this tutorial is probably a life saver because I go through jeans like crazy.

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EDIT | American Apparel

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My love affair with American Apparel just wont end, and with the British weather finally warming up at long last (I think-lets see if it doesn't rain in the morning), my list of items to add to my spring wardrobe keeps on growing.

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VOYEUR | NARS Cosmetics

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So for the past couple of weeks, I've been visiting NARS Cosmetics UK HQ to help create a look using a product from their upcoming collection that would compliment my own collection for their national conference. It finished with 3 other designers and I showcasing our collections with a make up look designed for each of our collections.

I didn't have the chance to take many pictures as it was extremely busy but there was a photographer on hand, so when I receive the pictures taken by him I will post them up (providing I look decent in them).

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MODÈLISTE | The coat

I've banned myself from shopping.

Not completely, but I decided that I needed to cut down on the amount of clothes I purchased and to make sure that when I did make a purchase, it's a good quality one. I always ask myself "do I need it?" and "can I make it myself?", I mean as a designer, it makes sense that I wear my own creations regularly (several encounters have taught me lesson or two).

So with that in mind, a couple of months ago when the weather went from cold to freezing I decided my battered biker jacket was no longer cutting it and I had to make a coat.

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EDIT | 001

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Joseph Leggings-style Trousers
Michael Kors Gilet
Celine Clutch
Zara Heels
Rick Owens Tank Top

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So yes, I’ve started another blog.


I considered revamping Strut Mode but I just couldn’t work with that blog anymore. I didn’t blog for over a month, not because I was too busy but because I stopped caring about it. Pretty much, every other day I would think about the blog and updating it felt like an absolute chore. I then started to question whether I still liked blogs, blogging, and the blogosphere. I hadn’t even touched my bloglovin’ reading list in about 2 months (and I’m so precious about my blog reading so that was a big deal) and I finally realised that I simply got bored, and needed to focus my blog on what I actually do so that I don’t struggle to find content to post.

I was really attached to my previous blog name (Strut Mode), but a very similar name is being used on another fashion related blog which was irksome but sometimes you just need a fresh start (though the name lives on through my tumblr and another form which you will find out about one day), and as a pattern cutter/designer I think ‘Modéliste’ is very fitting.