Thursday, 25 November 2010


For PPRD we have been working in groups of either 5 or 6.

We have been given an object from Modip (Museum of design in plastics). Our teams object is a butterfly napkin holder.
The team objective is a team work challenge to create a product range off the back of the initial object, in our case the napkin holder.

In our group we have:
The designers:
Rory, Lara and Ashley - They have been designing and producing images of the homewear based on the butterfly motif we have created from the modip item.

The Promoters:
Holly and I (Michelle) - We have been working together to create the brand and market, we have both created work seperately to show but we have been working together to discuss ideas and research.

Today was the day we presented our work to the class in a presentation. We were all buzzing and we all felt really proud of the work we had done. The presentation went really well and this made me feel even more proud to be a member of the team.

Below are some images from the presentation......



Our work can all be found on our blog:-
Michelle xx

Monday, 22 November 2010


In this project I have decided to work on my illustrations as they are something I have enjoyed previously but feel I could do better with.
I have spent every evening for a week creating a crochet top, which I am really pleased with as you can really see the intricacies of the top.

Re-cycle...Re-use shoot

My inspiration for this shoot is to give it a vinage and relaxed feel. In the photography I want to capture the softness of the model and a laid back appeal to the clothes.

For this photo shoot I have tie dyed a pair of jeans using bleach....this is to put across the trend of re-use/re-vamp. For all of us that have that favourite pair of jeans there is a way to re-invent them to make them fashionable once again.

For the photo shoot location I am lucky enough to have a flat which fit in perfectly with the theme of vintage and its relaxed atmosphere. We also used the garden to create a real down to earth feel.


I really love how these pictures turned out and the contrast between the models red hair and the washed denim. I also love the natural enviroments add a certain quality to the pictures.

Model: Laura Kate Sills
Stylist: Michelle Whittaker

Michelle xx

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Street dance photo shoot.....

For this shoot I knew of an industrial site that has graffiti all over the walls of the entrance. The graffiti is done by kids who live in the area after the industrial park closes. This created the perfect backdrop to shoot the street dance look.

So yesterday I went to recce the area as it has been a few years since I came across the place and I took pictures so I could bring them home to plan how I wanted to the shoot to go.



I want to use the grafiti in contrast to the clothing worn. I have also researched some street dance moves that I want to use as poses for the photographs.
The street dance shoot went well and my models/dancers were able to insert attitude into the pictures also which helped create the atmosphere.

Models: Roxanne McPherson & Ben Hall
Photographer: Dave Adams -
Stylist: Michelle Whittaker
Michelle xx