Kerry O'Brine Womens Wear

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Your chance to vote

I have entered a competition as a woman maker and designer. If you didn’t know I started a women’s clothing business 2 years ago.  If you haven’t seen my website before – check it out: http://www.kerryobrine.co.uk/

Triumph are holding a competition for creative women who make. Giving us a chance to win a £10,000 business bursary and a years mentoring! This is an amazing opportunity and I am really excited about it. It would be a real boost to my business and a chance to get some advice from some amazing women who make!

In order to get through the competition I need votes.

I hope I have your vote. All you need to do is this:

  • click through to my page on the Triumph page here
  • click vote and you’re done!

You will have made someone smile (me!) for free! You will feel all warm and fuzzy inside – good deeds – it’s a win win.

Kerry

Example of me grinning!!

Please let me know when you have voted and I can send you a thank you personally.

 

 

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What time is it? Time to Win!!!

You are a winner? Well, at least you might be!
Enter my competition to win an ivory silk blouse from www.kerryobrine.co.uk
Here is what you need to do -
Follow this link to the timeline update and like our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/KO.Womens.Wear

and then sign up for our newsletters

Easy, done, sorted.

You have until midnight BST on 30th April 2014 to enter. Then a name will be drawn out of a hat and one lucky winner will be notified on 1st May 2014.

Only one entry per email address. Entrants are welcomed across the globe and will be notified via email. By entering into our competition you agree to participate in us publishing your name as the winner on facebook.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Kerry O’Brine Womens Wear and not to Facebook. By participating in this promotion you agree to a complete release of Facebook from any claims. Participation in this promotion is subject to the official rules.

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Friday Fashion Inspiration Exploration

I eventually found the time to go to the Fashion and Textile Museum current exhibition ‘Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol’ on Friday!

It actually turned out to be very relevant time for me as I’m currently working on some print designs.

I wanted to share some of my favorites from the exhibition with you but not all – you really need to go see for yourself!! It’s on until 17th May so you have plenty of time still !! There is so many lovely prints to see and a big variety of styles as well – it is hard to pick favorites!

Follow the Print Design Trends:

The exhibition starts between 1910 and 1939 with work by Fauvist, Fururist and Constructivist artists who became involved in textile design.

It then moves on to the 1940s ‘Brave new world’ textile designs – following the 2nd World War where they focused on creating exports to boost the British economy.

In the 1940s the Surrealism movement starts and you see work by Dali – one of the most popular and fashionable.

Henry Matisse: 'Echarpe No 1' 1947

Henry Matisse: ‘Echarpe No 1′ 1947

 

 

 

Marcel Vertes: 'Vegetable Patch' Screen-printed silk head scarf 1944

Marcel Vertes: ‘Vegetable Patch’ Screen-printed silk head scarf 1944

 

 

 

 

We then move onto the 1950s and this has several different styles going on. Many artists were involved into print design from Miro to Henry Moore. The exhibition ends on some wonderful prints by Warhol.

Andy Warhol: 'Ice Cream Sundaes' Screen Printed cotton fashion textiles 1962

Andy Warhol: ‘Ice Cream Sundaes’ Screen Printed cotton fashion textiles 1962

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’ve never been to the Fashion and Textiles Museum you’ll be pleasantly surprised by it. With reasonable entry prices, interesting display layouts and a cute little cafe – it’s hard to beat. Oh yea and it’s a 5 min walk from London Bridge: perfect if you work that end of town and you fancy some culture post work.


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Don’t be a Fool

Do you do pranks in the office? Have you ever had someone do an Aprils Fools joke on you?

I think the harmless ones like these work well, but wow they must have taken a lot of time to do!!

Post - it office prank - can't imagine how long this took! Love this very designer post it note prank!!

Office Pranks - Wrapping up chair and desk!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some Hoaxes from the past here: http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/aprilfool/

Note to self – Book 1st April off work!!


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Does your working environment reflect your personality?

Does your office or studio reflect your personality or style?
Add a few key pieces that will make your work space a nicer place to be!

Do you like an eclectic individual look?

Be Individual

or prefer an elegant vintage style?

Be Elegant

Or maybe you love the neutral tones of the Scandinavian Style:

Do Scandi Style

Perhaps you want to get back to nature with some wild prints and natural materials:

GO Wild


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Out of the blue came the potential for another pop up  shop! But this one is looking to be a bit different to the others! Basically for one week we will be a shop within a fashion shop. I am very excited about this and we have lots of exciting ideas in the pipeline for this very central London pop up shop!

Stay tuned for more news and updates about this!

 


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Networking in Galleries – a great conversation starter

The other evening I tried a new networking group. I chose to go to this meeting as it was in the Whitechapel Gallery, to see a preview evening of the new exhibition on show Hannah Hoch. (click on the link for a great little video talk about the artist)

Felt a bit guilty as I like to try all galleries out – especially in the location I live, and I’d never been to the Whitechapel Gallery before!

I also had never heard of Hannah Hoch before. Hannah Hoch worked in collage and spliced together fashion magazines and journals.  Considering the fact she used fashion magazines/images in such a creative way, it is strange that I had not been introduced to her work in College or University.

Hoch’s work spanned 60 years from 1910 to the 1970s. It was an impressive body of work they showed and it is the first major exhibition of her work in the UK.

Such an interesting woman whose work has a humor and also a commentary on the world around her. She challenges stereotypes  in her works but also asks questions about society during times of huge change in the world.

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Living in Berlin during its many periods of change from being part of the Dada movement and challenging the worlds perceptions through her art works to surviving as an artist through the Second World War.

I would definitely recommend this as an exhibition to go see. It’s on until the 23rd March – still lots of time! (They do late evening openings on Thursdays)

Article from Brian Dillon on the Guardian website

A small bio on Hoch

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