June 2, 2017

Teaching Fashion at Carclew!

Since gaining my Teacher's Registration, it has been wonderful, as Miss Zee, to also have the privilege of teaching Fashion Illustration and Fashion Design at Carclew Arts School in the January and April school holidays this year! (for ages 10-17).

I have been very grateful to also have Zinia King (Very talented Adelaide Illustrator!) as my incredible assistant in my workshops! Thank you again Zinia!

I just wanted to share some photos of the students' work, courtesy of Carclew, because I'm so proud of their successful efforts to create their own fashion in a day! In this post, you can view:
How they were shown how to render a fashion croquis (fashion figure template), and then pose the fashion figure, adding shape and tone to bring them to life; then completing the look with clothing and textures! We even took it further with collage and craft in their illustrations! They did a great job!

I also had the Fashion Design Workshop, where in ONLY one day students learnt how to design, illustrate and manipulate patterns to create their chosen design. They then learnt how to hand-sew, and do embellishments like sequinning, buttons, fringe, etc. We then completed the day with students having a photo shoot at the end, showing them the full production of the fashion industry, from design to advertising!

How did we do this all in a day, you ask!? We did it on small-scale! Barbie-scale to be exact! And now that Barbie has produced four different body shapes, the girls had a ball, representing all heights, builds, nationalities and more in their beautiful fashion shoot! One happy fashion teacher here! I've even had a show of interest for adults to do this class! Not a bad idea! I just need a facility to teach it in! If you know of one in Adelaide, let me know! Email Belinda.Zanello@gmail.com

Enjoy the photos!


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Photography Project, Uni SA

It occured to me today while teaching a Year 9 Photography class, that I have not uploaded my Photography Collection from when I studied Digital Photography in 2013 at Uni SA! And I really wanted to show them my example. So here it is.

Two of the images (out of six) were published a few times in the Uni SA student magazine 'Verse' and one was selected as the only state finalist for SA in the NCAP: National Campus Art Prize, hosted at Nexus Art Gallery, Adelaide.

My images were inspired by the likes of Alexia Sinclair, Kirsty Mitchell, Tim Walker and Annie Leibovitz. They were all connected by a common thread, literally! All garments featured were designs of my own.

The behind the scenes Blog Post can be found here

Many thanks again to my friends who modelled for me, and lent their skills to my creation.

Inspired by concepts of a woman living in an opulent hyper-reality of beauty and decadence, but wishing she was someplace else.




NCAP State Finalist & Published in Verse Magazine twice!

Published in Verse Magazine

June 1, 2017

Bridal Fashion Illustration Commissions!

Bridal Fashion Illustrations! 💍👰🏻🤵🏻A great gift for a newly married friend! 💐💒 Hand-drawn, watercolour illustrated keepsake! I've  been doing these since 2010 💖
A4 $45 + $10 postage
A3 $67 + $10 postage
Pm or email Belinda.Zanello@gmail.com for all inquiries.

I just need hi-res images! 📷


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Madame Butterfly Costume!

A special costume commission for St Jude's Players Inc for the theatre production of "M. Butterfly" 2017.

 I've never made a kimono before but always wanted to! At certain stages it felt like sewing origami, all these folds, corners and intersections! Loved learning how it unfolded, and now I want one!

Costume included:
one red bridal kimono;
champagne obi,
one white kimono & obi
  a white mock kimono collar.

Image courtesy of St Jude's Players Inc.
Image courtesy of St Jude's Players Inc.
Behind the Scenes at the shoot on location!

Outstanding Photo shoot & post-production, shot on a salt lake location in the south east of South Australia, by Adelaide Photographer, Julius Zieleniecki Photographer

 Scroll down to see his stunning photography!

M. Butterfly: "David Henry Hwang’s beautiful, heartrending play was winner of a 1988 Tony Award for Best Play and nominated for the 1989 Pulitzer Prize.
 Based on a true story that stunned the world, M. Butterfly opens in the cramped prison cell where French diplomat Rene Gallimard is being held captive by the French government—and by his own illusions

M. Butterfly was inspired by an article Hwang read about the real-life 1986 scandal involving a French diplomat, Bernard Bouriscot, who for twenty years maintained a relationship with an international spy and Chinese opera singer.

Echoing Puccini's Madame Butterfly, this highly theatrical drama presents Rene who is easy prey for the exotic charm of Chinese opera singer Song Liling. Hwang interweaves details from the Bouriscot story with plotlines from Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (1904).

Gallimard first encounters Song on stage as she performs the title role in the opera and develops a relationship with her. 

Subsequently, he abandons her and returns to his wife in France. Several years later Liling re-establishes a relationship with Gallimard, who is now divorced from his wife.
After living with Liling for over fifteen years, Gallimard is arrested and tried for espionage. He is accused of providing the Chinese government (via Liling) with French state secrets.

 In the darkness of his cell he recalls a time when desire seemed to give him wings. A time when Song Liling, the beautiful Chinese diva, touched him with a love as vivid, as seductive—and as elusive—as a butterfly."

by Adelaide Photographer, Julius Zieleniecki Photographer