This week has been about practical hairstyles, flattering make up and powder blue nails. I visited LFW which I will write about in a separate post. I’ve also started preparing for the cold slightly. I bought a new leather jacket and started looking at wintery home-ware.
My label, Eustratia has now officially been trading for a year so I’m going a little giveaway to celebrate!
I’m thankful for all the support I’ve had throughout the last year from friends and people who enjoy my work. I hope by label will continue to grow and give me the opportunity to make more of my ideas come to life.
I thought it would be fitting that the prize be items from Eustratia so I have included a selection of accessories worth just over £100.
- Black and white striped hair bow (medium)
- black pussy bow neck tie
- 3-piece Perspex set. Short antler trophy necklace (used in the aesthetic contradiction logo), long arctic fox necklace and moth pin.
- standard fingerless gloves
- bow cuff
- striped folded flower
- The winner will also receive a discount code granting them 20% off their next order from Eustratia.
I tried to pick a popular colour combo but there may be replacements available for the bow cuff and flower if any other colours we have in stock would suit you better.
How to enter:
- Like the following facebook pages: Eustratia and Biomechanina
- Follow this blog
- Follow me on twitter
- Comment on this post using the form below.
- facebook name
- twitter name
- link to any extra credit
Extra credit: (for extra entry numbers)
- posting about Eustratia’s new collection, products or this giveaway on your own blog (2)
- posting on facebook (1)
- posting/rebloging on tumblr (1)
The winner will be announced in a week (16th Feb). There is a maximum of 5 entries per person. The first 4 steps are compulsory in order to be entered into the draw (anyone who doesn’t use twitter can follow me on tumblr instead).
For the past couple of weeks I’ve been getting increasingly bored of my website front page image. I can never seem to find one that I think fits perfectly so I end up changing it every so often. Today I was feeling like playing around in photoshop and after seeing an images that inspired me on tumblr, I went ahead to create a notice board type collage of inspirational items and artwork that is used in my products and branding.
It features two model images, the first in the top left corner is by Toria Brightside and the second by Jennifer Byron. The other two photos were taken from my university look book. A few of the insects are from stock photos I found online and the vectors were created by me for various projects.
I haven’t made anything like this for a while and thoroughly enjoyed it, I think I need to make room for more not-strickly-work-related art projects in my life. They help to keep my work on track and inspired. One of my greatest fears is waking up in an other couple of years and realising I’ve become one of these people who just make stuff because its their job and don’t have any creative vision beyond what will sell to boring sheep-like individuals.
I also bought an overlocker today so I look forward to starting my leggings collection as soon as I have chosen the appropriate fabrics!
Hope everyone had a good Christmas and is looking forward to the new year (hopefully with some exciting parties)!
We recently shot the last part of my accessories project with Jennifer Byron photography and the outcome of one of the sets were these (quite festive) deer characters.
All the accessory shoot sets were planned out at the same time (September) so it was quite a lucky coincidence that the deer ones happened to fall in december. This gave me an excuse to include some of the new winter accessories that weren’t originally going to be part of the shoot.
I had this glitter tears idea ages ago and tried it for a different shoot but it didn’t really work so I’m glad it came out well in these.
I actually used a glitter glue pen for the tears on this one, it was the best looking red glitter I could find but was quite stingy so I wouldn’t recommend wearing it for too long.
I have a few dark images that are kind of similar so I tried to pic something different for this one with a softer and more animated pose.
Notice the Aesthetic contradiction logo necklace? I’m planning a little giveaway for these soon. All other accessories (excluding the body jewellery :p) can be purchased at www.eustratia.co.uk!
Antlers are made to order, please email email@example.com for details.
Best wishes for the new year,