Friday, January 29, 2010

Greetings from Douglas and DuVal!

All of the grant recipients have to have their photo taken for VCU publications and today was our photoshoot. Needless to say, it was pretty hysterical. Grace definitely gets the crown for being the photoshoot glamazon. I, however, was rather awkward... no America's Next Top Model for me! Regardless, it was lots of fun to be silly with Grace in front of the camera. We found that our best shots were the silly ones- our friendship in a nutshell.

We're excited about the progress we've made. We've designed six of our eight looks so Grace is hard at work on the patterns and I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my dye stuff! Can't wait!

Until next time!
Anne Douglas

Monday, January 25, 2010

more thoughts on design...

last night Douglas and I spent a solid evening planning and designing. I have to say, we've gotten a lot done! I was stressed about how much we have to do, but now that we've talked and are getting under way I'm really excited! Here are some more ideas that we can play off of... all of these came from etsy.

LOVE this collar. nice structure:

this actually reminded me of one of the dresses we already designed. I just like the structure here, and the detailing around the neck:

this I'm not quite as nuts about, but I like the use of the upholstery detailing and the draping.


Saturday, January 23, 2010

dress inspiration

hello hello!
Anne Douglas and I are well underway with our project now that we've finished winter break. We had our meeting with our financial advisor yesterday and now we have access to our funds, so we can really get cracking! The BIG news is that yesterday we successfully booked the venue for our fashion show at Can Can, a fantastic french restaurant in Carytown. We are SO excited that we've managed to find such a spectacular venue for our senior show!
on a different note, I stumbled onto emilyryan's etsy site and was VERY inspired by the structural element of the clothing she makes. amazing!

till next time!
Grace DuVal

Thursday, January 21, 2010

some inspiration

Grace and I are slowly but surely getting the ball rolling. It's been hard getting into the swing of things after such a nice long break! Last week, Grace picked up lots of great fabric from Habitat for Humanity in Lexington, Virginia (for a mere $30!!). We have been collecting inspiration by looking at various types of old furniture and are meeting this weekend in hops of cranking some drawings and ideas out. In the mean time, we're making phone calls to different galleries in hopes of finding a venue for our show. We're still in the early planning stages but are looking forward to actually making our work!

And for some inspiration...

Until next time,
Anne Douglas