Monday, 31 January 2011

Kesha and her wonderful accessories.....

In Kesha's recent video she has studs on her eyebrows and I really love some of the silver/chrome make up....there is something really mechanic about it which is really conceptual.

I really want to push the boundaries with my make up and accessories and make this a real feature of the photography!

Michelle xx

Photography inspiration

As my magazine is going to be made up of contempory coneptual ideas and I am focusing on the idea of revolutionary technology I have been looking how I can use this in my imagery.

I have been wondering about how I can make the photogrpahy powerful and when watching music videos the other day I saw a part of a video that I think would look really good as a still photo.

Video: Cooler than me
Artist: Mike Posner

I love the idea of taking a photograph and having it looking like your looking at the world through 3D glasses. I have set my boyfriend the project to find out how this is possible in photography.
Michelle xx

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

A few examples of how QR codes have been used....

This QR code was made on a QR code generator page. This page is available to anyone and easy to use which leads me to believe this could be something that will become popular very quickly.

Lendorff.Kaywa is a collaboration between London based pixel-knitwear designers Office Lendorff and mobile enthusiasts Kaywa from Zurich, Switzerland.

Together they push winter knitwear from mere clothing items to the bearers of encoded goodies that can be discoverable with the mobile phone.

Every item is carefully designed and knitted in England and is available only in limited editions.

Michelle xx

Monday, 10 January 2011


This is the beggining of my research towards QR Codes. I am looking to see if its possible to make these into codes that can be printed into designs.

My first test was the QR Code shown above which I have attached the URL of my partners web page -

Michelle xx

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Ideas overload….

Today I went to the lecture really excited by my idea for the revolutionary project and I came away even more excited and brimming with even more ideas.

I began talking through my idea with Anya and her and I discussed where I see myself in a job in the fashion industry. I am interested in going down the buying or product development route so we looked at how I could tailor my project to this. As my idea is about being revolutionary with modern day technology Anya gave me the idea to create a conceptual ideas magazine. The articles and imagery are going to be off the wall but the magazine itself slick and glossy to look at.

I then spoke to Jamie about my technological ideas and he gave me to ideas to look into which particularly excite me. Firstly Augmented Reality – We found an idea where a graphic when scanned on a webcam shows an enhanced image of a speech bubble that shows live twitter updates which I thought could be something really interesting that could put across live messages through clothing.

The second idea was to include QR Codes – codes much like a barcode can be scanned by mobile devices and they take you straight to a website. The code includes the URL address so when scanned it automatically takes the customer to the web address of your choice. I have also found out that this is something new that they are using on care labels and when scanned it takes you to a site where it tells you where the product is from and how many air miles it has done. This shows you how economical the garment is.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Revolution? Revolutionary? Revolutionise?

So the new project for this term is to create a look book on the theme of Revolutionary. I have been stumped by the theme as I did not want to go down the obvious historical route.

I found myself discussing the theme with my partner and we started thrashing out ideas….I first played on the word revolutionary! What other ways could this be used? Revolution? Revolutionise? This got me thinking then what is revolutionary today and my partner came up with the idea of technological advances that are seen as revolutionary. We then discussed the idea of 3D and how this is quite a modern revolutionary technological advance.

I am going to look into this futher so will keep you updated on how I get on......

Michelle xx