Monday, 12 March 2012


Im trying to be productive, even though i work full time as a Fashion Designer for a brand, my aim is to come home each day and do something creative with my time rather then slum in front of the TV with a cup of tea and milka daim (my fav!) This includes my blog, drawings and paintings. So recently I've been starting to sketch illustrations to put on here and my portfolio to show something other then my flat CAD's (computer aided designs)...

Can you get creative after 9 hours at work? I think im getting there....

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Todd Lynn, Backstage.

Outfits ready to go... and how to be dressed on each model

Recently i worked backstage for Todd Lynn at London Fashion Week, which was surprisingly eye opening and gave just a small insight into what one day i would love to finally do (as per first blog post)...
The clothes were amazing, finely tailored and draped to create beautiful outfits and the show piece, designed with a jewellery designer was definitely a head turner.
Todd Lynn was calm and relaxed as he interviewed with German Vogue and a few bloggers; but mentioned not posting before the catwalk went live.
The models trickled into the room and were immediately put into chairs to have make-up, hair and nails done all at once..... this was definitely interesting. 

Would you work London Fashion Week backstage given the chance?

First Model in the chair, 13 hairdressers/nail artists/make-up artists

The beautiful Showpiece

Ashley Isham

I was lucky enough to get hold of some Ashley Isham London Fashion Week tickets which was held in the beautiful Goldsmiths Hall, St Pauls, London. 
Ashley Isham is well known for both tailoring and draping and showed a highly desirable collection of embellished dresses and leather tailoring i need for my wardrobe! The show was attended by the crazily amazing Pandemonia and T4's Jameela. 

Did you go to London Fashion Week?

Thursday, 23 February 2012

I love London...Streetart

One of the amazing things about living in East London is being surrounded by the ever-changing street-art; which can literally change overnight. Every couple of weeks I like to wonder around East London and look at all the colour and designs the artists are putting into the public view. It’s amazing what you can find from a car park, to brick lane market to the streets off Shoreditch high street.

I follow a lot of artists work and enjoy taking photos of a piece of art before it has changed or painted over. 
You can follow me on instagram at x0xclairex0x...

What do you think of London’s street art scene? 


Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Moroccan Style

The life as a designer isn’t as glamorous as one would think! I’m currently sitting in a factory showroom designing jeans and waiting upon the 'Wash Technician' to come back with my designs. I think I should have definitely stayed in PR or Magazines! 

Anyway while I am here and can’t post my photos of London Fashion Week (because they are all the way back home in London) so I thought I could show you some back stage stuff of the Highstreet Fashion Industry.... well the denim part anyway!

The Factory opposite the showroom

Some buttons sitting in a box in the showroom!

Where the denim lives before it becomes jeans

The amazing talented people who make our jeans

Inspiration and development

Ok Ok its not all that bad as this is the view from my hotel window every morning! Its a beautiful city!

Tuesday, 21 February 2012


Once upon a time there was a young girl who dreamed of one day being a famous fashion designer, owning lots of designer clothes and her very own special pair of Louboutin’s. Unfortunately only part of that dream came true; I got the job as a fashion designer and moved into one of the most inspirational cities in the world, in my favourite part of that city; East London.  

Celebrating fashion, art and travelling through my eyes I present you ‘Irreplaceable’ the blog!

Photos: Coffee, Great Eastern Street Street Art East London, Breakfast in Bethnal Green, London Fashion Week; Ashley Isham Show, London Eye, My Flat, Houses of Parliament, Backstage London Fashion Week; Todd Lynn, My favourite street! Fashion Street!