Monday, 11 February 2013

One Yellow Shoe

A few weeks ago I did a little interview with the amazing Sandro Palumbo and the production company One Yellow Shoe.

Watching it makes me cringe but I have to be brave and so here it is...

I wore my gas mask ted, my hanging bunny and my Love Hate rings. I also wore my new dress with Zombie pandas all over it - so Trinkerbelle. 

Later on that day I chalk dyed the ends of my hair blue - I loved it, so easy and cheap.

Please watch it and be nice it was my first ever interview and although you can't tell I was a nervous wreck. Never realised I do that thing where I go right up in pitch at the end of my sentences ..I will be really conscious of it now.

Hope you enjoy the laugh none the less. 

Sunday, 10 February 2013

The Time is Nearly Upon Us.

Hey guys, so sorry I have not blogged in a while. Only 1 week until the Guerrilla Fashion show and things are going really well, but it does mean I don't have as much time for Trinkerbelle stuff - however as I was putting together the images for this blog I realised I have still managed quite a bit. 

Here are some tattoo style rings I made...they are not my usual style and are again, quite commercial but they are really eye catching and a beautiful colour. I love wearing them and haven't managed to put them in the shop because I can't let go. They go great with my blue nail varnish and are a lot of fun. Everyone comments on them. 

I have had this idea for a while (sorry about poor picture quality) and I think it's really fun - maybe it has been done before but I couldn't find anything like it. It fits in well with my Trinkerbelle themes of gore and cute. I like taking something classic and overused and putting a funky, gory spin on it.

I'm not going to lie, this I have actually attempted before but this is the first one to work. For some reason I struggle a little with horses/unicorn heads. I love the idea that a unicorns blood is made out of a rainbow and I was inspired by a piece of street art I saw AGES ago which was one ripped in the middle by a rainbow.

If you saw my last blog post you will have seen my inspiration for this decapitated frog necklace - I adore him and think that he may be my new favourite. He was really fun to make. Sorry again for such an awful picture - I am saving for a camera...

Do you like this gas mask set I made? I am fast becoming obsessed with gas masks and have thought of doing themed ones (i.e Micky Mouse, pikachu etc.) Expect to see a lot more where these came from!

Then I made this Mounted stag head necklace which I got modelled and photographed professionally because I couldn't get the picture right - one day I will have all my jewellery photographed like this. I totally love it but think I am going to make a few more detailed ones in different colours. I have also been inspired to make one with Bambi's head on it - very Trinkerbelle. 
Trinkerbelle is very much against hunting and mounting animal heads. 

Here are just a few things inspiring me this week.

This has inspired me to do Bambi's head mounted. So cute.

I adore this.

Definitely going to do a mouse trap coffin necklace or ring.

Amazing street art I will find a way to make something similar into a piece of jewellery.

Hope you enjoyed my blog. Will be uploading a lot more as soon as the show is over in less than a week. EEK!

Saturday, 26 January 2013

‘Visionaries and dreamers have always been dusted with a little oddity.’

As always I have been working hard, I redecorated my blog as you can see, getting rid of the stock background and replacing it with a tiled version of my logo. I then made a collage of a few of my highest quality pictures of my favourite biggest hope for this year is to buy a really high quality camera so all my pictures can look as good as those. I am new to blogging so please bare with me and I promise to make it the best blog I can. Anyway I hope you like it.

Everything for the fashion show I am putting on is going really well. Brighton graphic designers Osomi created this flier for me...check out their website for more information.

I have been working hard to create some awesome head pieces for the catwalk that fit into the themes of the show - lust and decadence. These are not finished yet but I thought you might all like a sneak preview. 

This one is called A Very English Submission...I am going to totally cover the head band in the roses and add details to the sexy tied up sailor girl.
This one is called A Very English Domination - I am actually going to keep this one almost as is - just a few tweaks here and there. The hat is totally made out of Polymer Clay and the bow is made out of Latex.

 I must have been in a sculpting mood this week as I also made 2 characters for my ADULT range 'Where are they now? Beloved Childrens TV Characters.' First I made 'Tinker bell - Still on that Pixie Dust' and then I made 'Cookie Monster - C is for Cholesterol' hehe. I have so much fun for these and they really are just to satisfy the artist in me and my sense of humour, no offence caused is intentional...well, maybe a bit. I really enjoy writing the stories that go with them so please take a moment to read them.

Tinker Bell to this day remains the tiniest starlet ever to grace the screen. Her role started off simply as ‘A Common Fairy’ and her cute demeanour, funny wit and her backstage schmoozing promoted her to the Tinker Bell we all knew and loved as one of the stars of Peter Pan….but there was always a dark undertone to her partying…her obvious bipolar causing her deep bouts of depression she would squash with booze and ‘pixie dust’ - a long running joke with the writers and cast of the show. She is still managing to work to fund her habit for now but now looks washed up and her need for time off for various surgeries, unsuccessful stints in rehab and even community service are leaving bosses frustrated...rumour has it her nose is a prosthetic and her bosses are thinking of replacing her character with someone more stable. We will keep you updated.

The Cookie Monster. Where is he now? Many generations of Sesame Street fans knew and loved him for his gluttonous ways and poor use of the English language and he quickly became a firm favourite for kids and grown up kids alike but with the growing child obesity crisis it wasn't long before the PC police turned their burning torches and pointing their pitchforks in his direction. Television producers begged him to change his compulsive eating ways and to lose some weight but for a Muppet whose popularity had always been based upon his binging ways this proved to be an impossible task. He soon lost air time and with it his inner social butterfly. These days he rarely leaves the house, gets his cookies delivered to the door and watches old episodes of him in his hay day, sobbing whilst melancholically humming his infamous theme tune C is for Cookie...

I did then get a chance to make some jewellery. I absoloutly adore these comic hair clips and as soon as the fashion show is over I am going to make a whole load to take around all the quirky shops where I live. Unlike a lot of the stuff I make I think these are really sell-able in a commercial sense but they still satisfy my individuality and fun.


 My mum gave me a load of vintage watch faces the other day and I have loads of cool ideas for using them  - but I thought it was about time I made something for the lovers of Valentines day...but never fear I will be back making my Anti-Valentines day stuff very soon.

'Lets Begin Our Fairytale' Necklace

I do have a few more pieces to put up but today I need to go into town and buy some more glue/gloss/clay and well basically everything...why is it that everything always runs out at the same time? Anyway I will post those all soon. I have been feeling really inspired this week and have found inspiration in almost everything. Here are some pictures of what you might be able to expect of me in the future.

I love the idea of a studded gas mask, so kick ass. Would have to girlie it up in some way though.

How cute is this fella? Perfect for an Anti-Easter design...yes, I am  going to do an anti Easter range...I am anti everything. 

I found this a while ago but totally forgot...I love the idea that clouds excrete rainbows...and  everything should be drunk at least once.

Any artwork by Mark Ryden is an inspiration for Trinkerbelle. cute and bizarre that's what I'm all about.

I am making a dissected frog necklace...this is happening...definitely going to make it a super cute Kawaii one with a little happy face.

Promise to upload pics of my other work soon...Hope you have enjoyed this post and the new look, spread the Trinkerbelle word. x

(If any of my inspiration pictures are yours please just let me know...I just pull so much off of Google images I can never keep track of where or who. I try to link where I can so please just send me a message.)

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

Wow! So hectic this week. Guerrilla Fashion is really taking off and am having lots of exciting meetings with graphic designers, performers, models etc. Had a photo shoot modelling some of my jewellery with one of my sponsors for the show Goddamn Media which was a lot of fun...especially as I'm concentrating on changing my style at the moment. 

Here are a few pictures from the can find the rest on my facebook Trinkerbelle page 

As you can see I'm still totally absorbed by this pastel goth/kawaii grunge theme. 

Whilst exploring my new found obsession online I came across Kerli - the queen of Bubble Goth, clothes DIY goddess and all round superstar. She spurred me on to make this beautiful gas mask teddy...he is probably one of my all time favourites.

So if you haven't already heard of her go and have a hunt around...she seems to be just a lovely ball of loveliness...inspiring and fun. 

Some other pieces I made this week...

Kawaii Blade. 

I actually made this just as a prototype for a new club night but as soon as I uploaded it to the facebook page I got a couple of orders. It's super trashy and super fun - a must for any ravers.

I also made a start on my anti-Valentines day range - because you know I like to do things a little differently. I am having so much fun with these I can't even explain...

Jaded Heart.

Bitter candy. (My fave is 'You'll Do' what's yours?)

Ashtray heart - I think we have all felt like this from time to time.

So as you can see I am as busy as busy can be...keep checking in.
As Kerli would say...Integrity, love, unity.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Kawaii Grunge and Pastel Goth

Whilst doing some late night research online I came across the styles of Kawaii Grunge and Pastel Goth. I thought it fitted my Trinkerbelle sense of humour so decided to start a range...I couldn't sleep for the ideas flooding in so had to start right away - very naughty considering I should be working on my designs for the Guerrilla Fashion Event II - Oh I am the very worst in procrastination. 

I hope you like these...I feel I will be making more.

One day I hope to be big in Japan.

(I love Japan)

Hanging bunny.

Anarchy, grumpy care bear.

Woe is Doughnut.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013


For all your Logo design, branding, corporate identity, graphic design, web design, print design, brochures, advertisements, online marketing and typography needs check out Osomi....

These girls are an absolute pleasure to work with, they are fast and friendly and always work hard to make something perfectly tailored to suit you.

I seriously can't big them up enough...

Guerrilla Fashion

In 2011 I founded Guerrilla Fashion and put on a fantastic show with the help of my then creative directer and my now joint partner, the incredible Zoe Van Spyk. It went better than I could have dreamt of, I met some amazing people, saw some beautiful clothes - and once the stress was out the way - had a wonderful day I will never forget. This years is even more exciting for me as I will be showcasing my Trinkerbelle designs on a catwalk for the very first time.

(2011 fantastic show)

Guerrilla Fashion II

Warm up this winter with a very seductive afternoon of divine fashion, sensational performances and a steaming up of all your senses. All of last years rules and themes are out the window - this year is all about lust and decadence. Think Cigarette girls, burlesque and red velvet - with the curiousness of a masquerade ball.

Entertainment includes - Catwalk show, Burlesque performances, fire breathers, poi artists and much more.

The show will be on Saturday the 16th of February 5pm, come alone or bring your Valentine.

Location is the beautiful new Brighton Arts Club 43 Providence Place (just up from London Road) alcohol will be available as well as snacks.


Sponsors are
Irregular Choice
Curve Couture
Goddamn Media

Hosted by The Speakeasy Three

Performances include:
The Speakeasy Three
Dixie Dread
Alexa Flexa B
The Crystobelles
Dollie Doré
Thom Whickham and Lisa Redman (Fire breathing/throwing/Poi)

Designers include:
Curve Couture by Chrissie Nicholson Wild
Sacred Latex
Ailsa Rollo
Darren West (Neon Artist)
Bremer Bros David Bremer (Tattoo Artist) & Patrick Bremer
The Speakeasy Threads
Laa Woof
Sirens Rising by Sheryl Anne Lee

Al Penfold of Tapes

Love Skye and Zoe x