Sunday, 19 September 2010

London Fashion Week Debute

Finally it is all over! Long awaited show that I worked for countless nights finished in approximately 10 minutes! Now that is not fair I thought! What do you do now?
Especially 3 AM in the morning, Im used to sewing till then! I guess I should learn how to sleep at night again.

It all could feel a bit pointless if not all this fabulous press after the show!
I'm like a small child running to my computer and googling z-mode every half hour!

I found some fabulous articles from and thank you girls for your nice words!

While Im waiting how to download my fashion runway video from my old camcorder to the computer I will share some Look Book SS11 pictures with you!
These are absolutely fabulous I think, as the team that was shooting with me was the best I've ever had!

Here is our dream team that contributed:

Photographer: Natalie J Watts
Model - Claire Zone models
Styling: Naomi Gray
Hair: Tano
Make -up - Mira Parmar
Jewelry: L'ile aux Ashby
Monique Luttin Millnery
Shoes: Kandee

Thank you to all!

I must admit I love Rayson Tan wooden accessories form hi label L'ile aux Ashby all the way from Singapore to z-mode cat walk!

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Jak Spedding Photography

I have just received these fabulous pictures form Jak Spedding.
He did this absolutely beautiful photo shoot surrounded by flowers.
Whimsical, airy, light and very summery, or just beautiful!

I must say It is always nice to see how different photographers interpret differently your clothes.
I must do a comparison write up one day, it will be nice to see how one dress can have few completely different looks.
For now enjoy the pictures!

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Here Comes the Bride

It was so amazing to see the sparkle in Julie's eyes, she looked absolutely amazing!
There is no better feeling than to see your customer happy, and yes she was! The wedding was perfect, the venue was perfect, the shoes were perfect, of course the dress was perfect and yes she was, absolutely perfect!

Jon was so proud and so lucky and the kids looked amazing too, well behaved as well I must say!

In fact even the weather was perfect too! Not very often you get weather like this in Britain on your wedding day!

So as you see the whole eternity was with you that day Julie, and I hope it stays like this for years to come! Congratulations once again!

I must also mention the amazing photography was done by Shoot Photography

They did a fantastic job, see for yourselves!


Wednesday, 5 May 2010

New Website

Well you can clearly see that I am a very bad blogger! Or I guess I just can't keep up.
When you have your business and you are the boss, the designer, the assistant, the PR and the coffee lady all at once is not easy.
Not to mention the help from my nearly 1 year old is very often not appreciated.

However I got my website up and running. There is a lot to be done but at least its up there.

Please have a look

Oh and the biggest news of all! z-mode is launching in London Fashion Week this September! How exciting is that!
I will keep you updated with dates and times etc.

Time to get going, September will come in an eye blink!

Lots of love

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Monday, 1 March 2010

Shoot Pics

Just very quick update with few finished pictures from my resent photo shoot.
I hope you like it! Still more to come!

Styling - Steph George's Styling
Photography - Dave Yates
Models - Toya Milan, Ayesha Jones


Friday, 26 February 2010

Mood Board Spring/Summer 2011

After so many confusions, heart breaks and changes, the mood board for Spring/Summer 2011 is now finally finished! I felt a sense of relieve as I put down my thoughts into pictures and finally onto paper.

After sadly leaving my first theme of Alice in Wonderland, I can now feel that my eyes are now wide open and full of focus again.

Perhaps you wander why I ditched Alice... This theme was ponding in my head for long enough. So long, well for those that know my friend Yvette, since Yvette
times! Alice always reminded me of her and she, for as long as I know loved Alice!
So I was full of excitement when I was pondering with my Alice themed fashion show. I had everything planed, from stage to make-up and even th
e special jewellery that I found in Portugal and the girl agreed to lend it to me!!! These accessories are absolutely fab I must say, I still feel very sad to say goodbye to them! There is few pics bellow.

Can you see why I am so sad to leave such gorgeous accessorie
s! Not to mention they were free for me to use!!

After so much work and all ducks in the row, my ignorance caused me this time! I was not aware of the movie coming out at all!!!! Then I though to myself, yeah it will be cool cause everyone will love it! Only wait a minute... the movie is out
in March and my show is in September!!! Everyone will be vomiting Alice by then I thought! Yes and I was right judging on the current Alice popularity. Is Alice everywhere - magazines, Vogue, Bridal, shop windows such as Hoopers, fashion shoots... everywhere! So I guess I was right, once again, pat my shoulder!

Anyway coming back to my point. The final theme for the show is Tea Party in Japanese Gardens. Thank you to my stylist Steph for helping me brainstorm in such short period of time.
Have a look and I hope you like it as much as I do! Let me know what you think.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Taking art lessons from my 7 year old

Just as you thought as a mother you are the greatest teacher you are wrong.
Furthermore, if you thought as an artist you most probably have more knowledge about art then a 7 year old, then you are absolutely wrong!

Here is a picture of my first lesson, just wondering if its going to get any better :)
According to the 7 year old teacher I have broken the rules, as shading wasn't allowed, I was supposed to colour in instead! What kind of drawing without colour, mummy!

And thats how it should look mummy, don't forget to count teeth as well, It must be the same like the other side of the picture!
Strict rules ah!

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Jason Wu to unleash yet more fashion dolls upon the world

I just came across this article and thought how bizarre!
Do you think Z-MODE could pull it of???

Jason Wu to unleash yet more fashion dolls upon the world


It’s not just us, right? Fashion dolls are popping up everywhere. (Click here for a mere sampling.) The latest set are from Jason Wu by way of New York–based dollmaker Madame Alexander. Wu comes by this collaboration honestly–he was named creative director of Integrity Toys while he was still a teenager and still oversees the company’s high-end doll lines.

The six dolls, which will be available on in August, are for two different lines–the company’s Cissy collection and their new NeoCissy line. The colour play and looks are familiar Wu territory–a light, one-shoulder polka dot number is not far off a frock in his spring collection–but the real fun is in the details. A lace mask and a feathered eye that are straight from Lady Gaga’s playbook, a glove chapeau, tiny hosiery, a feathered straw hat and a mean pair of strappy green platforms. The dolls in the Cissy line, Envy, Lust and Vice, also have some killer eye makeup.

Jason Wu’s L’Enfant Terrible (left) and Blu Belle dolls for Madame Alexander

And then again I thought for myself perhaps not we will skip this part for now! :) Freaky, aren't they!

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Tatton Park wedding fair

I had a nice time with my daughter browsing around wedding show on Sunday. Looking for some inspiration for my show. Fashion show was nice, and I must say that looks like the choreography is moving more towards fun side, not your usual serious models. I must say as a guest I had loads of fun! The boys were funny and brought all the show to life! That made me think now... perhaps I should collaborate with some mens wear designer or tailoring brand??? I think that would be good sharing the show as well as giving some variety for the guests. Anyway I will give it a think about that...

Going to attend to poorly finger, my daughter had an operation yesterday so she is getting spoiled rotten!

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

My favorite Fashion Illustrations

These illustrations were done still at college for my final year collection. Some of them are unfinished her, as the final ones are somewhere filed safe... well who knows me, will understand :) I'm the person that likes order in the house, unfortunately when I put something safe (like my new collection drawings) most of the time I can not find it! Well it is good to know that they are safe though :)

Copyright z-mode

Looking back

Some of the old good memories of Z-MODE, style in the making

Monday, 25 January 2010

Another excitement filled day

How many ideas one head can take! Ohhh It's just not fair that there is not enough time in the day anymore to keep up with them all!

I got more advice and lovely ideas for the launch from my friend this morning, Im so grateful to have her! My head is spinning, trying to finalize the date for the show... don't want to rush (you can't rush art:) and don't want to be late either.

My main concern now besides loosing my designs is to find the venue. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Ohh, and forgot to mention as well!!!! Z-MODE is getting recognition even before the launch! One of my dresses were selected for the fashion shoot for the LABB magazine which will be out in Feb the same time as London Fashion Week! How exciting is that!
I thought I will attach the picture for you to see, It is not the best quality though, thats all I got for now.

Cheers to you all!

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Welcome to my blog!

Hello everyone,

I just want to welcome you all to my blog!
Z-MODE is launching a new collection in summer and I want to keep you all updated with the process of this exciting event!

At the moment I am busy working on the exciting theme for the fashion show! Lots of crazy wacky ideas to catch your eye, the event will be truly unforgettable! Well hopefully if it all works out according to the plan...

Most of the designs are ready, some of them are still in the creation process.
The collection will be mostly cocktail wear and evening wear.

I managed to get hold of this stunning jewelery designer form Portugal who agreed to lend me some pieces of her work for the show. I was so excited to hear from her as I had no expectations for her to even come back to me!

So to sum it up for today:
colour theme - done,
fashion show theme - finalized,
fabrics - finalized, designs - well almost ready (I must say some of them are lost in my file somewhere! Oops)

I will keep you updated for more info and visuals! Thanks for reading.