Sunday, 17 June 2012

Sad Farewell

It is always sad to leave behind something you spent so much time on and that so many people (thank-fully) appreciated, but it is time for me to say good-bye to Lace Knickers and to you, thank-you so much for reading my rambles. At the moment I'm toying with the idea of starting a new blog over at Word press as I love their platform so much more than Blogger so you may find me there sometime soon However for the time being I'm still on Twitter here and Nuji here.

I feel that I should explain my decision to leave, firstly after using Word press for my Fashion Studio blog I fell in love with the clean well designed layout and the community there, although Bloggers community is pretty great in it's self. Also Bloggers bloody blue bar at the top is just so ugly, it's always aggravated me. But.... Also this blog is very much who I used to be rather than who I am now, the post's became harder and harder to write as I lost intrest in what my  blog was about and how it written. You must always stay true to you're original readers but I can't horrible but true. I'm still young and my ideas, opinions and beliefs are continuously changing as well as my interests. This is the best I can do. The blog will stay online until the world changes just incase when I'm older I want to highly embarrass myself and have a flick through. So once again thank you and ta-ta!

Love Me!

Thursday, 10 May 2012


SO I have been so uber-busy with my fashion assignment's I've been neglecting you, but this will cheer you up. I have finally as promised picked my favorite uses of Avant Garde from Ginko Press's "I ♥ Avant Garde". Avant Garde was originally designed by Herb Lubalin as a logo but later became a full typeface and thank-god it is definitely  one of my top typefaces and I'm actually using it as new inspiration for my latest fashion studio project. The book is really great and cover's a wide range of uses and is totally worth a look. Enjoy!

Lot's of Love
Audrey Megan

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

My First birthday!

Wooooo! Happy Birthday to my blog it's been live for a year and you guy's just keep getting better, SO just because I know you all can't wait the winner of my first birthday competition is..... 

Phoebe Larsen from Illinois 

Congratulations and thanks too everyone who entered there're was a heap of entries and I'm so flattered that you all read my little blog!

Lot's of Love
Audrey Megan

Tuesday, 24 April 2012


So university is back on again and I won't be able to update as much as I want, however for my fashion studio assignment we have to create a blog instead of a workbook based on the idea's that came out in our last project. However with this project we have to make our designs mid-market without dumbing down our aesthetics.  My last project used a mixture of couture and natural hand dyeing methods combined with a desire to change the silhouette and play with creating unisex clothing using the typeface Bodoni to help do this. 

So my blog for this will be daily updated as my work moves along and as we have to name our collection/ diffusion line I have chosen on the very simple and easy-to-come-up-with name of Typefair, thereby combining two of my passions into one word. The logo above took me way longer than I thought to create, I eventually decided to move away from Bodoni and onto Helvetica, extra light. So still a delicious font. SO if you decide you miss me (I will still try to update here, it's only for six weeks!) but you can alway's follow me here on my new blog for uni.

Keep in mind that tonight is the last night night to enter my first birthday competition here. Good luck!

Lot's of Love
Audrey Megan

Sunday, 22 April 2012


I have a big thing for type, and so although this series began in 2010 I thought I'd show you my favorite uses of font's in these books which are all exceptionally great. I borrowed them all form my university library I ♥ Futura is the first in the series, showing the classic typeface in use through many amazing projects by multiple designers. The book is deliciously designed and the projects chosen to be displayed are equally appetizing.

Over the next few posts I'm going to share more pages from the next few books and trust me, they just get better and better! Check out the other books now though over at Ginko Press.

Lots of Love
Audrey Megan

Oh and PS. Only 2 day's left! Don't forget to enter my first birthday competition here!

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Mint and Chocolate

My new year's resolution was to be more creative and complete more personal projects over the up coming year, this is a project Jake and I both worked on just before uni started so I never quite had the time to compile all the photos and write about it. But I digress, When we moved into our new flat we did a lot of second hand shopping for furniture and we picked up this little gem of a dresser for about $60, it was all scratched with paint wearing and it was the perfect little fixer upper for us. 

Both of us enjoy mint chocolate ice-cream, biscuits, candy etc etc, also the combination of colours is just so perfect and so before we stated sanding and dismantling the dressing table we decided on the perfect colour combo.

Fixing it up took about two weeks because we had to do it outside we had to wait for sunny days, we started with sanding all the paint off by hand and going through four rolls of sand paper. before buying paint and choosing how we would paint the drawers (we decided on mint drawers and a chocolate table. 

The dresser came with gorgeous little handles that had been painted white in places so we just changed the white to mint and hopefully with time the paint will wear and have a cool vintage-y vibe.

Because it was an old set of drawers and I scrubbed the insides with all sorts of house-y chemicals to rid them of whatever bacteria may have been lurking we brought some delicious vanilla flavored draw inserts so now our clothes always smell super yummy.

We're trying to create a vibe in our house that represents us and as we're students this vibe has to be portable and possible to move to another flat when we eventually move and being in a flatting situation and students it is impossible for us to make dramatic, expensive changes. I think that the drawers are a good start as they feel like us, possibly helped by the amount of work that we put into them. What do you think? Do you like our ice-cream colour scheme? (oooh that rhymed!)

Lot's of Love
Audrey Megan

Friday, 20 April 2012

PULP - Back on the stands

The first fashion/ pop culture magazine I ever brought was New Zealand's pulp, and I thought that it was the greatest magazine ever so in 2010 when I went in to buy issue 67 I found nothing, and the counter knew nothing it took me about six months to find out that the magazine had gone into liquidation see here
So you can only imagine my surprise when I walked into a magazine shop the other and found pulp on the stand, Slimmer, 5 cents more and a complete design overhaul and issue 67. So I had to buy it.

New design aesthetic

The wording and trget audience is still pretty much the same and quite a few of the articles are good there's one interview with Sigur Ros' Jonsi and some cool stuff on indie films. For the most part it's a really good read not possibly as fashion focused as it used to be but that's possibly due to the new slimmer size. But it does have a goos focus on kiwi talent still. However I was a bit disappointed with the typical 'cutesy' fashion shoots that's are very much reminiscent of Frankie magazine (Which I also like, I just prefer Frankie to be the only Frankie).But I guess that with New Zealand's small audience targeting the biggest audience is best and I totally cannot blame them for that. I am very happy to see my teenage pop-culture magazine back and I think I will definitely be picking up the next issue.

Lot's of Love
Audrey Megan