Whatkarenfound is a documentary blog for one year only of my fashion and lifestyle items I find and buy. I am not a conventional shopper. I find high street and shopping centers/ complexes uninspiring and patronizing! I shop alternatively, Charity Shops, Boot Sales, Markets, Auctions, Antique Centre's, Retro Shops and the good old Jumble sales. This is an experiment to see if what I find inspires my work as a designer and stylist. All content on this blog is created by Karen Savage. Enjoy !
- Karen Savage
- London, United Kingdom
- Karen Savage is a Feminist in the Fashion Industry. A thinker with a heart, who would like to share her Savage world. For over two decades, Karen Savage’s keen sense of ‘now’ and exuberant sense of humour have lead her on a gloriously winding path, questioning everything ‘fashion’ has to offer. From Designer to Stylist, Trend Forecaster to Creative Director, Blogger and Artist - Karen Savage has been there, done that and turned ‘fashion’ on its head and into something new. Karen is outspoken and charming, a self-proclaimed ‘Council Estate Princess’ via Birkenhead. The Independent crowned her the ‘Queen of Tongue n Chic’. Karen first sprung to public consciousness in the early 90s with her own critically-acclaimed fashion label SAVAGE and her controversial slogan-tees. She explores themes of feminism and sustainability in her work. The UK press just couldn't get enough of this ironic designer and everyone from Just 17, The Times to Radio 4s Women’s Hour has interviewed Karen Savage. Karen Savage is a Senior Lecturer at The London College of Fashion, St. Martin's College of Art and The Hong Kong Design Institute. She also freelances as a Creative Director in Print and Licensing.
Thursday, 13 January 2011
Style Diaries: World Fashion from Berlin to Tokyo
A book about bloggers and their style, picture heavy, could have had a bit more context and words in it. It’s an international whirlwind of a tour of style bloggers, recommend. The other interesting thing about this book is the copyright issue as only a handful of pages are not the copyright of the bloggers. The rest of the copyright belongs to the blogger and they are in most of the photos and the angles don’t look like DIY shots. Begs the question, who dose the image belong to? I found and bought the book at the V&A shop for £19.99 after a meeting about teaching a 1 day digital t-shirt design course in March 2011. Took the book into a workshop with my styling students at LCf and they enjoyed flicking through the style candy.