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Babushka By Label L

by greenrabbitdesigns

This is the final year fashion collection of my daughter who graduates this year from the University of Ulster with a Bachelor of Design with First Class Honours and a Diploma in Industrial Studies with Commendation!
Do I sound proud?
Well thats because I am, extremely so!!

Last night we attended the end of year open night at the university where the students all had stands displaying their work.

Her collection “Babushka” was Russian inspired focusing on the architecture of St Basil’s Cathedral, Faberge Eggs and Russian Dolls.
Using machine knitwear, silks, jersey, denim and leather she made four complete outfits.

Last night everyone could view the students inspiration, their design drawings (which are little pieces of art in themselves), their samples right through to the finished garments.
The work was amazing!

There is an enormous amount of skill and time involved in the making of these collections, which I can personally vouch for having witnessed it close up!

However hard work pays off and the garments looked sensational made up in luscious fabrics.

Last Friday we attended the end of year fashion show and it was great to see the garments on human bodies!

The models brought the clothes to “life” and it was all very exciting.

This was Lyndsey taking her bow (rather reluctantly, I have to say) at the end of the show!
I have to thank my husband for the photos used in this post as I was too busy clapping to take any!!
It has been a very exciting few days from finding out her result last Thursday to the fashion show on Friday and then last nights end of year show.
We’re now looking forward to her graduation on 30th June.

To Lyndsey I would just like to say, well done sweetheart you have worked so hard and so deserve your First Class result!!!
We are all so very proud of you! xxx 🙂

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Mia June 8, 2010 - 6:03 pm

That collection really is awesome, you should be one proud mamma! I love her bright colors and everything seems so professional, congratulations!


greenrabbitdesigns June 8, 2010 - 6:13 pm

Thank you Mia, we are very proud of her! 🙂
Vivienne x

Paul Gilpin June 8, 2010 - 8:30 pm


Many congratulations to Lyndsey on gaining her first – it is richly deserved judging from the pictures you have presented here on the blog.

As a member of Corporate Communications staff for the university it is always great to see the creative fruits of students’ labours being realised.

It is also always great to hear from proud parents and I hope you don’t mind but I’ve taken the liberty to reference this webpage in a twitter tweet to our 1500+ followers.

See http://twitter.com/ulsteruni for more details.

Wishing you and your family a fabulous graduation ceremony with Lyndsey.


greenrabbitdesigns June 8, 2010 - 9:19 pm

Thanks Paul! From she was a little girl all Lyndsey ever wanted to be was a fashion designer and we’re so happy and proud of her achievement. I’ve just finished reading an article on her in the July/Aug edition of Northern Ireland Homes & Lifestyle, this is just the beginning for Lyndsey!

melanie June 9, 2010 - 11:30 am

Wow, what a fab collection, love everything. xxx

greenrabbitdesigns June 9, 2010 - 12:06 pm

Thanks Melanie! 🙂
Vivienne x

Nina - Tabiboo June 9, 2010 - 12:26 pm

The collection looks amazing and congratulations to your Lindsey….to you all.

take care,

Nina x

greenrabbitdesigns June 9, 2010 - 12:43 pm

Thank you Nina, I’ll pass your congratulations on! 🙂
Vivienne x

julie June 11, 2010 - 2:34 pm

you must have nearly burst with pride and I bet your hands were numb from clapping afterwards! What an incredibly professional collection your daughter designed – she’s definitely very talented!

greenrabbitdesigns June 11, 2010 - 4:16 pm

Thank you so much Julie! It has been a fantastic week for Lyndsey, for all of us really. We’re very proud of her!
Vivienne x

vanessa June 15, 2010 - 9:44 am

Congratulations to Lyndsey, what a fabulous collection! And good luck to her going into the big wide world of fashion, I’m sure she’ll do brilliantly. Love Vanessa xxx

greenrabbitdesigns June 15, 2010 - 10:53 am

Hi Vanessa
Thanks for your congratulations and best wishes, I’ll pass them on to Lyndsey!! 🙂
Vivienne x

Jenny Howell June 15, 2010 - 11:59 am

Lovely blog!

greenrabbitdesigns June 15, 2010 - 3:14 pm

Thank you Jenny! 🙂
Vivienne x

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