Friday, 11 December 2015

2nd Year Throwbacks

Welcome!

I love looking back at the work that I have created in the past, in particular the projects that have inspired some of my best work. 

Here are a few of my favourite portfolio pieces from the past year and the work they have influenced!

Portfolio Pieces - Bio Tactility






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Colette

© Made by Co-Ge 2012-2015

Monday, 30 November 2015

Revival.

Welcome to the Made By Co-Ge Blog!

It's been such a long time and as you may have noticed, there are some changes that have been made!

I'll be focusing the content of this blog around my textile design, explorations and other design endeavors, post-graduation, so I am looking forward to this new and exciting journey!


3rd Year Synthesis - Laser Cut Development








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Colette


© Made by Co-Ge 2012-2015

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Bio-Tactility

~Hey Everyone!

I'm loving life right now in the midst of my crazy uni schedule! This is my second to last project before I finish second year officially. It seems pretty crazy to me that I'm almost a third year- my time in Leeds seems to be breezing by!

My current project is based around cell formation and looking at the cellular system of the body in close detail. Here are some of the experiments that I've made so far!




I can't wait to develop them into my final pieces! I'm using a lot of print room experiments and fabric manipulation to push my ideas further than before. 3 weeks to go!

~Colette


© Made by Co-Ge 2012-2015


Wednesday, 4 February 2015

MBCG Loves... Reebok!

~Hey Everyone!

I come to you with a quick post today about a well known brand that's fast becoming one of my favorite brands for sportswear! As an avid gym goer, I'm always looking for interesting pieces which look and feel great to workout in - Reebok has really got the mix down well!

With Nike and Adidas usually seen as the Instagram standard for good quality gym/active wear and training shoes, I've really been loving the items that Reebok have had on their site recently!

With baggy harem trouser joggers (which I'm in love with), geometric patterns and edging on an array of tops and leggings, I'm finding it hard not to put the items on my wishlist! Have a look at some of their pieces below and let me know what you think!







Check out the full collections on the website here!

Links/Credits

http://www.reebok.co.uk/


~Colette


© Made by Co-Ge 2012-2015


Thursday, 29 January 2015

Designers of the Decade - Nubian Skin

~Hey Everyone!

I told you this year will be different in the sense of the type of posts that I will be writing and this one will be no different as I speak about my favourite design company of the moment!


Nubian Skin are a fairly recent start up underwear brand that is redefining the idea of 'nude' and addressing the underwear needs of women of colour worldwide! They have been seen recently displaying their designs at Salon De la Lingerie in Paris(a major lingerie and swimwear trade show), and are now selling on ASOS!


I must admit, when I first heard of this brand and what they were doing for the underwear sector, it almost seemed like a no-brainer to what they were doing and a surprise that no one had thought of it before them! I'm so glad that they've addressed a need in the market that has been ongoing for years now. Their tag line of Redefining Nude really represents what their products do and alongside the practical everyday nude pants and bras, it's nice to see a variety of lacy numbers as well as a range of actual skin coloured hosiery!  Something else that I thought was really cool was the matching of their underwear shades to some popular but diverse makeup brands, so you have a rough estimation of the shade before you buy! 


With my dreams of working in the lingerie industry, knowing that there are companies like this who are equally conscious of what the market needs and successful at getting it right, makes me excited for the future!


I will definitely be supporting the brand, in fact I have my items in my ASOS basket as I write this! I hope that you will too and spread the word!!!

Links/Credits

Nubian Skin Website
ASOS Nubian Skin Shop
Photos taken from Nubian Skin website.


~Colette

© Made by Co-Ge 2012-2015

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

27 Days Later...

~Hey Everyone,

It's been almost two months since I last did a post on here and in that time we've seen Christmas come and go, New Year come and go and all the promo for Easter and Valentine's day slowly creep up on us all!

I really wanted to begin this year with a fresh look to the blog, so I hope you like the new colour scheme and logo! I also wanted to change the type of things that I spoke and wrote about this year as well, so I'll be including a bit of my design work on here too.

Not only will this year be exciting with the change that the blog has, but I'm also looking forward to turning 21, moving house and continuing to find ways to push myself further in my textile designs!

Do be on the look out over the coming weeks as I write more outfit and fashion related posts as well as explore the design and jewellery aspects of MBCG more!

Thanks for coming along on this blogging journey with me so far and here's to 2015!

~Colette


© Made by Co-Ge 2012-2015



Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Ten Reasons To Love Turtlenecks!

~Hey Everyone!

I think it's fair to say that its cold outside here in England and with Leeds reaching lows of -2 so far, it's been a great excuse to bring out my warm and snug turtleneck!

So, I thought I'd dedicate a post to the the Top Ten things I love about them!


  1. The come in all shapes and sizes and fit any body type! I'm talking, chunky, slim fit, cropped, dress form, long sleeved , short sleeves or even no sleeves at all!
  2. They are great for layering up, especially if it's mild enough not to wear a coat but cold enough to feel a breeze
  3. They can be dressed up for a day in the office or an evening out, but still comfy enough to lounge about in at home!
  4. They are excellent crumb catchers!
  5. Turtlenecks look really good with chunky or delicate necklaces, so it's really up to your taste how you accessorize them!
  6. They keep your neck warm without having to wear a scarf (win win if you ask me!)
  7. The colour range that can be found in the shops currently, is great! There are so many amazing colours, prints and textures to choose from, it's hard not to love them! 
  8. The rolls at the neck are great for holding surprise sweets, pens or other small objects in... unless yours has pockets, which you can go ahead and use! haha
  9. Picking fluff off of the sleeves and body is a great pastime when dealing with awkward situations...
  10. And... You can only really wear them when it's colder, so make the most of it now! (Unless you live in England like me, where it's pretty much socially acceptable to wear them in July....)

 Turtlenecks in their natural habitat... Modelled by Ashley and Myself

What's your winter essential?

~Colette













© Made by Co-Ge 2014