Sunday, 30 March 2014

Junk Kouture

Although its hard to believe, almost a year ago myself and my friend Rachel (yes I know) took part in an amazing competition called "Junk Kouture" Its a National Competition that encourages young designers to create high fashion outfits from recycled materials otherwise thrown in the bin!



Our theme was the development of music and sound used throughout history such as Cd's records and tape. Drawing inspiration from fashion icons Lady gaga and Madonna we set out to make our design. We first made it through to the Eastern regional final in the Helix, where there were 80 designs short-listed. Waiting for the verdict at the side of the stage was probably the most nerve racking experience every but finally our design 'Wired for Sound' was called out and I joined the other 20 finalists on the stage!




 The judges included Tracy Fahey, Yvonne Homes, International model Faye Dinsmore and of course someone I completely look up to and aspire to be like Darren Kennedy Stylist, Tv presenter and founder and editor or www.helpmystyle.ie. This year Rosanna Davison has even been added to the panel!

 The grand final was in the Board Gais Energy Theatre on the 19th of April and that was just a crazy, exciting, stressful, terrifyingly amazing day! We didn't win but it really didn't matter, we were so happy to have gotten through to the final and have been part of it all. Junk Kouture is a unique competition, its gives young people a platform to showcase their talent, be it designing, modelling, make-up artistry, hairdressing music editing or even dancing as all were taken into consideration for points. The fact that so many things that I'm passionate about were incorporated into one competition is what I loved about it.



 This year a group of girls from my school got through to the Eastern regional final with their design 'Queen of Hearts' which was a really cool design inspired my boardgames! This Grand Final is on again this year in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre the 2nd of May but tickets for the event go on sale tomorrow! You can buy them online for €20 from Ticketmaster. I would highly recommend going to the show. Although last year I didn't get to see it myself seen as I was in it, I was told it was an unforgeable experience! Definitely the craziest most creative fashion show you will ever go to.



Above is a video I made as part of a Ty project that basically shows the whole process from thinking up the                                           idea, to how we made it to reaching the Grand Final


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  1. These looks are unbelievably creative, love their use of materials. May your week be filled with calm & creativity.

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  2. Thanks so much! All materials used were recycled too x

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  3. That's so cool! To say you even made it to the top twenty is a great honor. I'm glad you had fun doing it. These designs are amazing!

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    1. Thank you! Yeah we were delighted, such good fun! x

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  4. really nice ;)
    maybe we will follow each other on GFC? let me know :) (on facebook too if you have )
    Kisses!
    DOMINIKALICIOUS

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  5. Amazing and inspiring looks! sure wanna follow each other - following in GFC, wait for you :)

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    1. Thank so much! just followed you back x

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  6. Very creative!! Thank you for your lovely comment. Sure we would love to follow you, following you now on gfc and bloglovin, waiting for you to do the same
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    1. Thank you! just followed you back there x

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  7. Great post! Would you like to follow each other on gfc and bloglvin? if you do so, please let me know on my blog so I can follow back!

    Allthingsglitterandbeauty

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    1. Of course, Just visited you blog and posted a comment x

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  8. hello Rachael,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I love this post, awesome and i love your blog.
    I am following you on GFC, can you follow me back?
    xoxo
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    1. I love your blog too! Thanks so much of course will do x

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  9. thank for visiting my blog :)

    sure, we can follow each other, just let me know when you add yourself to my followers :)))

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  10. WOW Rachael this is so amazing! I love it! xoxo

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  11. Hi ,
    You have a great blog . Would you like to follow ech other !
    Kisses,
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    1. I'd love to! just posted on your blog hun x

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  12. Amazing outfits! Your blog is great and I have followed you with Bloglovin. If you ever get a chance to look at my blog I would be delighted! I post about fashion, beauty and food. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks so much! Of course I'll have a look x

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  13. Hello lovely, thank you for the sweet comment on my blog, I really appreciate it! :)

    I'm your newest follower and look forward to your next post!

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    xoxoxoxox

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    1. Aw you're so welcome you've a great blog! thank you x

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  14. very inspiring look,love it
    I posted a new look, I'd love to know your opinion
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    kiss

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    1. Thanks gal! I'll be sure to have a look x

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  15. Great post!
    We're following you on GFC and Bloglovin! Hope you do the same if you like our blog :)
    xoxo, Márcia*

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  16. Thanks a lot for dropping by and following Sweety , just followed you back. :)
    Keep in touch
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  17. Sure I would love to follow each other! :)
    Follow me, let me know where you have followed me on my blog and i'll immediately follow you back! :)

    xx
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  18. Love your blog !! and this pictures are very cool
    Please visit my latest blog post& comment
    Thanks
    Irena
    x

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  19. Hello :) Wanna follow each other back on GFC?
    Please let me know :)

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    Follow me, when I see I follow you back.
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    1. Thank you! just commented on your blog :)

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  21. I love the way you create posts! Thank you to share them with us!
    Your words are so ... inspiring! Thank you that you are!
    You are my inspiration!
    I follow you on gfc and bloglovin :-) Waiting for you :-*

    P.S.
    I show 125 DIY Easter Ideas - maybe you will find there something for yourself? :-)



    Regards,
    Katherine Unique


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    1. Wow thanks so much! So glad that you like my posts and find them inspiring!,That's always the goal! I'll be sure to to take a look at your blog gal x

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  22. Hey honey, thanks for your lovely comment I follow you now hope you follow back. Waiting for you on my blog .

    If you want to follow each other via other social media let me know. xo

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  23. Really unique clothing :)

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  24. Hi,

    I'm following you now :)

    Thank you for your comment!

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  25. Hello dear! Thank you for your comment on my blog Personal Paradisses! Of course I'm following you on GFC, so I'm waitting your follow back!! Kisses!
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    1. More than welcome! Thanks gal I'm on it x

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  26. Hi dear I've followed you on GFC but you didn't follow me back :/

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    1. Sorry gal couldn't translate the Italian thought I had already followed! Did just there x

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  27. love it, this is so inspiring :)
    I'm new follower, follow me if you want ;)
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    1. So glad you find it inspiring! Thanks gal x

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  28. You have a great blog!Followed via gfc :)
    I hope you will follow back :)

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  29. Very nice!

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  30. interesting blog! love it, keep it up! x

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