You will find me in the library

fashion art and sewing books in the studio
Kerry takes you for a snoop of her book shelves!

If you are interested in any of the books, artists or designers I featured in my little video clip then I’ve popped some links below so you can find out a bit more.

If you are in Essex or nearby and you want to visit my studio to see the books then you would be most welcome. Please contact me via my business website to book an appointment.

I know the books could be quite useful to a fashion or art student or someone learning to sew. I can send you a full list of books to select from. We have a colour photocopier in the studio and we charge 10p per copy (just to cover the ink and paper costs).

Books, artists and designers featured in the video:

Marlene Dumas

Book: Measuring The Grave

Website

I went to see her exhibition ‘Measuring Your Own Grave’ at the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)

Jean Paul Gaultier

Website

Book:

Want to see the exhibition in New York? – get some info here

Alexander McQueen

Website

Book: Savage Beauty

I went to see this exhibition at the Met (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)Want to see it in London – get some info here

Charles James

At the MET Museum where I saw this exhibition

Book: Beyond Fashion

Guy Bourdin

This is about an exhibition of his work I saw at the V & A

Book: Exhibit A

Ellen Von Unwerth

Book: Wicked – but there are other books with her work

A bit of info on Wikipedia!

John Galliano

A bit of info and updated news on the designer

Book

Inside The Design Studio

Click on here for our first studio tour video!

I take you through my packing cupboard, new unfinished Ikea table and the inspiration boards!

The packing cupboard is so useful but I could do with some more features. In my studio board on Pinterest I’ve been looking at some great packing stations to get some ideas. When I get some time I’m going to use some of these ideas for my own space.

For storage and organising I like the A Place for Everything Website and they also have a wooden craft organiser which I like the look of.

Products featured in video:

Morplan Pro-spot cleaning fluid

Ikea Norberg Wall table

Ikea Kallax Shelving unit

A Walking Work Day

On 16th December 2013 we had a video shoot for my business Kerry O’Brine Womens Wear.

We had a couple of things go wrong for instance last minute model cancellations and running late but on the whole these things did not have a major impact on the day. In fact, the day was a huge success.

We drove to the studio at Green Lens Studios, running a little late as the traffic was horrendous (9am is rush hour but seriously no one was rushing anywhere – we weren’t moving at all!!!). We arrived and our filming expert of the day was already there getting set up. The atmosphere was nice and chilled and we were welcomed by Green Lens Studios with a fresh cup of coffee.

After the model cancellations we were left with one model; Lilly. Lilly was better than we could have hoped for and it turned out perfectly as she was super fantastic and looking back now I wouldn’t change it.

For hair styling we had Danielle who is so quick and great at creating hair styles. Within a blink of the eye Lilly’s hair was up in a beautiful bun style.

Our makeup artist for the day Helen, did an amazing job at creating a very sophisticated makeup look. We did a couple of screen tests to check the strength of the hair and makeup. It’s amazing what the camera picks up on that the naked eye doesn’t see and vice versa! Helen ended up increasing the strength of the makeup with some fake eyelashes and stronger lip colour and Danielle increased the height of the hair.

Conal from Pavemar Productions understood exactly what we were trying to achieve with the filming and got straight into capturing Lilly on film.

See the full day on set here!:

Fashion Videos Galore

So the build up to the launch of the Fashion Galore exhibition at Somerset House has begun.

If you haven’t hadĀ  a chance to see it yet, here is the Showspace video of a selection of pieces from Isabella Blow’s wardrobe (also featured in the upcoming exhibit) worn by a range of models at Doddington Hall.

My favourite parts are the shoes through the mud, playing in the water and the jumping on the mattress – the realism (if that is the right word) speaks of Blow’s approach to fashion – wearing high end designer pieces to do the washing up for instance. After all, fashion is created to be worn.

There are other videos as well: Lou Stoppard interviewed Isabella’s friends and colleagues see these on the SHOWspace website.

Making Up Behind the Scenes

So here is the second little behind the scenes makeup video for you. Suzie Love worked hard putting together the makeup look for the Kerry O’Brine Womens Wear Silk Line fashion photoshoot. Although the makeup was inspired by the 1920s and needed to be strong in the photos we wanted to make sure it would come across as a realistic look for a professional woman during the working day.

Suzie and I had a little chat about the look we were going for:

Suzie “As long as you have the dark lip and definition round the eyes”

Kerry “For work, you wouldn’t do more than that if you were doing it yourself”

Suzie “If you were going for a dark lip, you wouldn’t necessarily go for a strong eye for the day”

Kerry “It’s getting the balance of it being a photoshoot and the extreme look of that and the reality of it being work”

Suzie “Yes, it’s going to be a mix between the two”

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