Monday, 15 June 2009

I am really starting to think seriously about what I want my deisgn message to be...What is the Essence of 'Bobby'? What kind of designer do I want to be? What message do I want my clothes to portray? What will be my signature shape and colour? How will I continue to develop my brand? How will I stay true to the core vision of 'Bobby' throughout its lifetime? I want to be good, no no, I want to be GREAT!

So here is me(as a designer) in a nutshell. Hopefully writing it down will give me some clarity...

Strong Lines
Futuristic Flare
Contrasting Beautiful Fabrics - Synthetic, Natural, Industrial etc...
Binding on seams
Abstract Art

Strong feminine edge, for the woman looking to push the boundaries and express her true self with the outside world. A Bobby girl is feminine, but not gurly. Strong, outgoing, loves meeting new people. City girl, but still loves to get away!

I will sit on this for while, but it's a good start for sure.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009


So just recently I had my FdA Graduating Fashion Show.
It was the most intense feeling on the day. Nothing else mattered but trying to get everything perfect for those 2, forty-five minute performances, where my garments would be shown for a total time of two minutes. As the start of the afternoon performance, my heart was beating out of my chest. Everything I had worked for over the last four months..I was about to see on the catwalk, I was about to see the fruits of my labour. AND boy was it worth it. Just before my collection came out I was having a bordering panic attack. I was thinking of everything that could go wrong, hoping that by some miracle it would all go right. 

As my music starts playing, I can feel my heart beating in my ears. Adrenaline is high, and then from out behind the center screen, my first model walks. I can't even begin to explain the excitement that came over me. I couldn't believe that the models on the runway in front of me were wearing MY clothes - I was in a fashion show! Every detail that I was so meticulous about getting right, went my way...for once. All the accessories were put on by the dressers well, the clothes were put on properly, I couldn't ask for two better shows. A sense of achievement consumed me, and then all of a sudden a sense of dissapoinment. I couldn't help but feel that I could have done more. I fit the brief accordingly I think, but when I looked at other peoples collection all I could see was the large number of garments, and then I looked at my collection, which had a total of four looks. I mean I fit all the criteria. But I want to stand out, I want to be thes best at what I do. or I want to do my best, and I guess overall I don't feel I did my best this time. It saddens me I haven't done more, and that I wasn't chosen by marketing to get my collection photographed. In a sense though I see the benefits of not being the best this time. If anything I feel ever more inclined to push myself next year. I want to so badly get into Graduate Fashion Week 2010. It really is what I've dreamed of since I started this course. I didn't even know it existed before...but now it is definitely a goal of mine. Why can't I be the next up&coming designer? Why can't it be my turn for success, why can't this be my chance? If I don't try I will never know. I will do everything in my power to put my best foot forward next year to achieve my dream. This summer I will be researching non-stop! I'm going to be a machine!

There is no stopping me now...


As I look back over the past two years of my life, I smile. 
I smile because in those two years I learned who I was. Those two years were the best & toughest years of my life. But all I can do is smile. I smile because of how much I've accomplished, I smile because of how much I have grown, & I smile because of the friends I've made. Now it is time to move on, to flourish in my passion that I call Fashion.

So my name is Robyn Elizabeth Egan, I am just finishing my last year of my two-year foundation degree at The Arts Institute of Bournemouth in the United Kingdom. 

I really wish I had this idea when I began my post-secondary education because there are so many stories that I could have shared along the way.

However, I do feel that I have more knowledge now, more maturity and more perspective on life and the industry (the one that causes so much controversy). I can share my story and my perspective on what it will be like and what it will take in order to make dreams come true. It will have all my trials and tribulations as I progress on to my final year of BA(hons)Fashion and then from anything to everything thereafter. With a twist from my life story, this blog will not only entertaining, but hopefully inspiring at the same time. I open up to you my experiences, my thoughts, and my inspirations from the world of fashion and beyond!