Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Off Shore Magazine

Here is my completed Off Shore magazine......

My Off Shore web page can also be seen at:

Michelle xx

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Off Shore Beach Photo Shoot

So as I wrote a few weeks ago I was working towards my Beach Photo Shoot and that Animal were kind enough with lending me samples to use.......its taken me a while to create a PDF to share but here are the results!!! Enjoy!!!

Monday, 4 April 2011

Beautiful simple fashion photography

Good old facebook popped up today with a couple of style photo's for Net-a-porters Denim: The new rules look!

I love the fresh use of colours and the simplicity of the photography and just had to share it!!!!

Sunday, 27 March 2011

India's models accuse fashion industry of racism

This week there is the news that there is racism within India’s fashion industry.

Several of the country's top models have spoken out about prejudice and discrimination in the Indian industry. They say India has an obsession with pale skin that dates back to British colonial rule.

This is awful news for Indian models that in their own country they are not accepted and used for modelling and catwalks. However does this mean in the west that a trend may begin to emerge that Indian models will become more popular and more accessible as they will travel to get the work? Only time will tell.
The soft dark complexion of a Indian model is a nice change to the white models we have as they have a different look which is not used so often.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Menswear Beach Photoshoot

I have been working towards this photo shoot for the last few weeks now and I had the insight today that I may need to research mens poses for a fashion shoot. As I am not a man I know it will not be easy to just think of manly positions so I created a page of shoot poses and ideas I have.

I have also taken photographs of most of the outfits I have been able to get for the shoot, some however I am unable to get my hands on until tomorrow.....

I am so lucky and grateful to the buying team at animal as they were kind enough to let me borrow some samples to use for my shoot! So excited to see how the shoot goes!!!

Michelle xoxo

My Third Exhibition.....The Assembly Rooms Bath

The Assembly rooms in Bath is a fashion clothing museum. I visited museum over a year ago in October 2009 however I wrote back then what I still believe......

"I'm hoping to use all the museum was able to give me, in my fashion years to come.....!!!"

The museum was the first fashion exhibition I had visited so it has stuck with me through this course. I came to the course thinking that I already knew quite a bit about fashion but soon came to the realization that was not necessarily the case and I found through this museum that it taught me about the important events and influences of fashion history.

I particularly liked and remember the Dress of the year display. This really showed exactly what a difference and impact an era or a few years can make. I have always remembered this and always tried to use this, especially when I am doing promotion work and need to make sure a shoot captures a current trend and cannot be mistook for being out of date.

Michelle xxx

Friday, 25 March 2011

Manga Exhibition

Only the other day I was at a loss for another exhibition to see and with no plans to visit London I explored what exhibitions were currently being shown locally. I came across a Manga exhibition being shown at the Red House Museum in Christchurch which really interested me.

The exhibition was really very interesting and very colourful....It was especially interesting as it had photo's of people wearing clothes inspired by Manga and also had a selection of wigs and clothes at the exhibition that could be tried on really giving people a hands on experience of Manga fashion.

I was also particularly interested in the comic strips they had displayed, as for my current professional project I am planning to attempt to include a comic strip I have had the inspiration that I could attempt a Manga Comic strip as its modern yet fun which I really like. They had several books at the exhibition also which showed how to illustrate a manga cartoon which I attempted which is shown below.

The Most common Manga that you might remember is Pokemon which was a huge comic illustration in the 1990's! What I found amazing is that Manga is now the fastest growing segment in the publishing industry with sales. 

After much persuasion I managed to get David to put on a mask and get into the spirit and he certainly had a good pose :)

I also recorded the exhibition to share (below), I hope its not too wobbly for you! :)

Michelle xoxo