Sunday, 10 April 2016

Gyaru Swimwear Project and life update~

Hi Gals!
A while back I asked for people to fill in my Gyaru swimwear survey for my swimwear project at uni, Which so many of you answered so Thank you for that ^^

Unfortunately something very unexpected happened =(  Before the start of the unit I was put on some new medication to help me, which it did slightly. However once the medication dosage was upped it started to affect me badly, which I didn't notice. The medication side effects made quite ill and with the stress of uni I went down hill without noticing until I crashed rock bottom. I am now having to repeat the year as I've missed my last 6 units of the year which I wouldn't be able to do on my own without teaching as they are all hands on specialist projects and live industry projects.

I want to be honest with you gals as I think it will help me. I am absolutely gutted with having to repeat the year and not noticing how ill I got. I am ashamed I didn't take better care of myself. But I can't be negative and have to try keep positive!

So over this summer I will be using my half completed sketchbook to make gyaru swimwear for me, my twin and some U.K gals as test guinea pigs. (Please go easy on my illustrations they were very very quick ones I made while I was ill) 

Luckily my fabric supplier had a HUGE sale on swimwear fabric (which is quite expensive to source!) so I spent allll the student money I had left on it and got many many metres of it and also bought these swimwear connectors. 

I suppose one way to think about it is now I have more time to get better, develop myself and make swimwear. I now know what my focus is on my course and next year I'm going to smash it. 

So without further ado here is loads of pretty swimwear spam

Here's to us all having a wonderful summer!


  1. Aw no! I hope you start to feel better soon. Bad health is the worst :(

  2. It sucks that you had such bad side-effects from your medicine, but hopefully things turn around soon. I can't wait to see your completed swimwear! <3