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Nifty for Fifty Sale!

In Uncategorized on April 21, 2012 at 7:45 pm

 

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Getting To Know David Jack

In Interviews on April 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm

I met David Jack at a red carpet event a few weeks back, during the midst of Vancouver Fashion Week craziness.  I had seen pics from his recent show, which received rave reviews when his futuristic and edgy collection fiercely strutted down the runway.

I briefly interviewed David a week or so ago but paid him and his studio a little visit to see where all the magic happens.  Well, being welcomed with a glass of “watcha ma call it” white wine (yes, it really is called that) which was so so tasty, I knew it was going to be a very good visit!  I was surrounded by incredibly and beautifully constructed garments, patterns, killer heels and his intern working away at an upcoming project, which is going to blow you away when you see it!  We chatted for ages, with David explaining each piece to me, which I still can’t wrap my simple sewing brain around and before I knew it, my yummy glass of vino was finished and I had to tear myself away from his hub of beautiful fabrics and charismatic creations.

To find out more about David Jack’s work pop into his website www.david-jack.com

The man himself, David Jack!

Find out more about Mr. Jack in our interview below…

Tell me a little about yourself. Where are you from? What’s your educational background? 
I grew up in the South East end of London and moved to Vancouver in 2001. I attended Emily Carr for fashion illustration then completed the Fashion Design program at Blanche Macdonald in 2007. Since then I have been doing custom pieces for various artists/performers from any where to music videos, stage and evening wear.
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What does fashion mean to you?
Fashion is art. It’s a way to be creative and expressive.
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When did you realize you wanted to become a fashion designer?
I always knew I wanted to become a designer, not necessarily in the fashion world mind you. As far back as I can remember I was always designing. I used to draw/design roller coasters as a kid, lol, that’s what I wanted to do for years my mum would say! Then it went onto shoes as I got older, then finally fashion.
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What was the first article of clothing you ever designed?
HA! A really bad bustier made from 2 old football shin pads I found in the attic… you can imagine the out come, but I thought it was great!
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Describe the general process you go through to design and realize a piece of clothing.
 Sometimes things just pop into my head, others I sit down and draw. I really like to buy the fabric first, play around with it on the mannequin then figure out the construction side of things.
Do you prefer sketching designs or actually constructing them?
I love the construction side of things! As I start sewing I usually change or add to the design.
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Who are some of your favourite designers?
Oh! Thierry Mugler!  The Blonds, McQueen, Gareth Pugh.
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What matters to you most as a fashion designer?
That I can continue to always design clothes that interest me and use all my creativity. It would be terrible if I got stuck designing plain sweaters for the rest of my life.
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What advice do you have for aspiring fashion designers?
Oh, I still have a long way to go before I give advice, but something I tell myself everyday is “keep working hard, be patient, be honest, be kind, be reliable, be proactive and be the best mind at hand” – I have this stuck to my fridge. The words of a very special friend.
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How would you define your personal style?
Mix and match, I like darker looks and shades, a bit rocker with a smarter edge.
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How would you define the style of your collection?
A collection from the future! Dark, glamorous, edgy, sexy, powerful.

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Where can readers buy your clothes?
As of right now, all the garments are custom made and are sold thorough me at the studio. Customers can simply drop me an email with any questions and then come the studio for a fitting.
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To find out more about David Jack’s work pop into his website www.david-jack.com
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Vintage Sale!

In Uncategorized on April 18, 2012 at 8:31 pm

My Designs For Sale In Jennyfleur Loves…

In Uncategorized on April 17, 2012 at 5:36 am

Yippeee – one of my designs now selling in store at my favourite boutique, Jennyfleur Loves…  Made with lots of love and a few nasty pin pricks ;o)

You might recognize this piece from a shoot I did last year…

Photo creds: Photographer – Kim Akrigg / Make-up – Shawnna Downing / Model – Kayanna Jay / Stylist – Nicolette Lang-Andersen

In black gunmetal zippers

what it looks like on – can be worn belted or loose!

In teal and gold zippers

Pop on down to give them a try!  They are a limited edition and only very few available.

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Diet Coke by Jean Paul Gaultier

In Uncategorized on April 13, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Wow, Jean Paul Gaultier has been named the new creative director of Diet Coke, with the brand unveiling bottles adorning JPG’s signature nautical stripes and corsette silhouettes.  The bottles are available across nine countries in Europe starting this month and a third limited-edition bottle will be launched later in the year.

Love this campaign – cheeky cheeky ;o)

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Images – Fashion Gone Rogue

 

 

Jason Matlow Sample Sale

In Uncategorized on April 12, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Happy Shopping!

 

 

Happy Easter To All You Fashion Bunnies

In Uncategorized on April 6, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Natalia Vodianova

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The Fashion Troopers of VFW

In Uncategorized on April 5, 2012 at 6:04 am

So, we’ve seen all the visions strutting down the runway, but what about all the supporters in the crowd.

Here are a few flashbacks :o)

Moi and Shaughnessy

Jason Matlo, Marilyn Wilson, Mita Naidu, Moi (Image – David M. Bailey)

Guess who? (image – Peter Jensen)

Love all the bling & studs

Madison Blake & Megan (Pointy Toe Shoe Crew) West, Natalie Langston (Novus TV), Clarissa Gallaccio (Clarisky Business), Josh Langston (far right)

Sandra Chung (right)

Clarissa (Clarisky Business) in one of her own designs – stunning!

Josh Langston (right)

Marilyn Wilson, Jennifer Gray, Moi  (image – Dan Poh)

Thanks to Kuna Photography for the great pics.

Well, that wraps it up until next VFW :o)

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Win A Vincent Lee Scarf!

In Uncategorized on April 4, 2012 at 3:07 am

COMPETITION TIME!

Take part of my little competition and stand a chance to win a gorgeous Vincent Lee Collection leopard print scarf!!!

 All you need to do is LIKE my Facebook Page if you haven’t already and then share my page with your facebook friends and family for them to like – easy peasy pudding and pie!

IF I receive 500 likes by 15th April 2012, I will draw a name out of my lucky hat to win this fabulous prize.   I will ship prize internationally too if you happen to live across the pond :o)

www.facebook.com/NLAStylist

HOLY MOLY! Keira Knightley by Mert & Marcus for Interview April 2012

In Uncategorized on April 3, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Keira Knightley is smouldering in this recent shoot for Interview.  Mert & Marcus nailed it again in this dark  & sensational shoot, styled by Karl Templer.

If the movie Drive had a female lead character – this would ber her!

Images – Fashion Gone Rogue

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