Thursday, 28 October 2010

Witchcraft shoot

I have been eager to get out and get my photography shoots started as I am worried if I don't get them done soon the layout of my trend book wont get done until last minute as the photography is a big part of my book.

Today I was able to get a team together to get the witchcraft photo shoot shot. I am very lucky to have my friend and my model live in Burley as this was the perfect setting to shoot the right look.

I have drawn inspriation from the Photographer Antonella Arismendi and the shoot Merkabah and Salem Witches.

Model: Laura Kate Sills
Photographer: David Adams -
Syling and Make-up: Michelle Whittaker

The shoot went really well and some of the pictures turned out so much better than any of us could have hoped. Lets just hope the other photography shoots come together as well as this one has :)

Michelle xx

Friday, 22 October 2010

Time to choose my trends.....

I am so excited by this project and the ideas I am producing however that’s not to say I haven’t struggled to get the starting point in some of my trends.
We have the three themes to follow:

For ethical it took me back to the last project I did where I recycled clothing and stripped it back to make a new garment. This time I decided to fashion the trend to renew items and make your old faithful fashionable again.

The title street straight away screamed street dance to me and I am personally a fan of any TV and films that are dance related so I felt this would be a good option as it sparked interest but also I knew of TV and Films that were just emerging which would support my research that this would be a growing trend.

The title Ethnic was the trend that I found difficult to develop. I first thought about ethnic as being tribal and I then found myself thinking about Tribal body art and body modifications but from this point I felt I hit a brick wall and couldn’t develop the ideas any further.
I was lucky to be able catch a moment of Anya’s time where I was able to discuss my ideas so far with her. From my idea of tribal she was able to help me see where the idea could develop to. We discussed the idea to look into modern body art and modifications which brought us onto tattoos and piercings and then this also sparked that this could be also thought of as gothic influences.
We then discussed gothic influences and came up with the idea of witches and witchcraft which really excited me.
I came away and began researching and I soon found that this would be a strong trend. Through my initial research I was able to see that there were a few films and catwalk collections emerging.

Monday, 4 October 2010

and so a new year begins.....

Today was the first day back at uni and I am raring to go, I've been eager to get back all summer....the holidays were too long! I love being at uni but I am also so excited to finish the course so I can leave my part time job which I find monotonous and finally pursue a career I enjoy!

Today was also the day we had our first project of the second year briefed.
The project brief is to create a trend book based around fashion forecasting for either SS11 or AW11 the trend books. The trend book will be based on 3 trends which will create the ingredients to the book.
I am so happy I have chosen to do promotion this year instead of design. Being back the thought of being in the studio designing and making turns me off.

Michelle xx