So, I've been looking at putting together press kits to, you know, get myself noticed/some kind of paid employment!
I'm going to include a cd full of images of things I've made - not the stuff I already have, not that there's ANYTHING wrong with the photography, more that the images aren't perfect due to the way the shoot had to happen. So here's my plan:
Re-shoot the garments over the summer as both a look book and some still life shots.
Hammer on the door of any and all local/free papers until somebody gives me even half a column inch and I have some kind of press.
Use my, not inconsiderate, skills at making me look better in writing than I am without lying - v handy for cv's as some of my friends will agree! - to put together a covering letter to let the press know what an awesome person they've been overlooking! This will include a couple of influences, what I've done outside college and where I'm moving forward in the future.
Carry a folder with me at all times containing the information - you never know who you are going to run into.
Then I'm going to
NETWORK NETWORK NETWORK
I'm not above cashing in on my friends contacts so if any of you reading this has any contacts/advise on the above I'll take any meetings and or criticism you want to give me!
As always MWAH MWAH!
PS you never know I might do Project Runway after my third year!
but a heck of a lot of students are! Lucky for me Aiden isn't, he's an ND student at Mid-Cheshire doing photography and bailed my arse out after YET ANOTHER PHOTOGRAPHER LET ME DOWN!
This hasn't been a totally fun experience - can you tell? ;)
Anyway, Aiden found time in his busy schedule today to get some pictures for me here they are.
Purple drop sleeve dress:
This isn't the shot I'm going to use but I really like it, I like the disheveled feel it's got like she's just got in from a club.
I'm going to use one of these three shots for the brief, but I'm too tired to think which one right now so if you've got any ideas let me know!
I like this dress - which may surprise you, seeing as I designed and made it! - it's VERY short, not show the good china short but getting close. I'd love to pair it with something like this on the runway:
But with the look and feel of the collection it wouldn't look right :( My inner goth rock chick is still alive and well and waiting for Ian Astbury to take me away from all this!
Double collar purple shirt (A.K.A. that damned shirt from hell):
This shirt was AWFUL to make, but I can make them easily now - hence the name.
And last but not least the wrap over shirt:
They all need a little TLC from Photoshop and believe it or not they WERE all ironed.
I learned when you are shooting using mannequins:
Pack out the mannequin so it acts like a human being and has boobs etc.
Take a steamer to the shoot as every single crease will show on the camera.
Pay for photographers - that way you can get them to actually do the shoot.
You have no idea how grateful I am to Aiden for this today, he is a star!
Please let me know what you think in the comments, all constructive criticism is MORE than welcome!
may have noticed the only recurring themes are the women don’t look weak and
the photography is mostly black and white. I love Helmut Newton, his women
(unlike Guy Bourdin) look like active participants and it’s up to the viewer to
put them in a dominant or submissive role.
did things with film that people find difficult with digital techniques today –
watch Rankin trying to recreate this photo with Heidi Klum! A technical and
my favourite photographer ever, not afraid to take risks, only ever retouches
skin tone, takes women and makes them look more beautiful than ever. Also, thoroughly
really stands out as a theme, I think I’m too old to be stuck on one particular
style and it’s no secret that my favourite photographer is Perou. His shots are
clean and well thought out, so I thought I’d email him with my concept to find
out what I should do. Emails here – isn’t he fantastic! He answered on a
Saturday evening himself! I may
Guys, if any of you know the origins of the unknown shots - or I got any wrong - please let me know in the comments.
looked at hair in general, I do not like the mermaid hair over one shoulder
look favoured by so many on the red carpet:
Pinto in Prada
Shields in J Mendel
is of course an exception to every rule and this is it:
Smith and Daisy Lowe (Lowe in a Jexika gown)
catwalk trends for A/W 2012/13 were:
parting Anne Klein A/W 2012/13
Low Ponytail Ralph
Lauren A/W 2012/13
hair DKNY A/W 2012/13
hair Joseph Altuzarra A/W 2012/13
dyed hair Jean Paul Gautier A/W 2012/13 – also seen in reverse at other shows
hair Lemoniez A/W 2012/13
like sleek but not severe, the side parting and a low ponytail. I like them
because they are simple to achieve and can be altered to fit any models hair. So
that’s what I’d be going with if my model Jess didn’t have such distinctive hair – I
mean how fabulous and fierce is she, why mess about with that????