We are in full swing now with school and all I can dream about is wishing I was at fashion week in NYC, not that I don’t love my lovely students, in fact this semester has been off to a great start!
I’m a beyond impressed with some of the assignments that have been turned in so far. Either my students are getting smarter or maybe I’m just getting better at explaining things !
- Judy Blame
- Marie- Amelie Sauve
- Katie Grand
- Edward Enninful
- Leith Clark
- Melanie Ward
- Nicola Formichetti
The “made for TV” stylists are great but the names above are some of the true visionaries in our field, who don’t get the often-deserved, recognition.
The moodboard assignment was due last week with links to your Pinterest board (or Polyvore set). Some of these blew me away. You really took this assignment and ran with it!
For those not in my class – students are required to choose an icon from a list I provided and come up with a fashion story/concept that they will present to a fashion editor at Vogue (we are pretending here!). They have to include looks for clothing/accessories, model choices, hair and makeup ideas, and locations.
A brief write-up should accompany the links to their moodboards.
Here’s a link to a board I liked with a great story behind it: http://pinterest.com/nikilips/the-little-merman-repeller/
For my Vogue fashion story, I chose Leandra Medine as my fashion icon. Her style is very quirky, often times tomboyish, and straddling the line of fashion victim. She’s a bit of a comedian and reminds me of Gilda Radner. Since Leandra was my icon, I included shoes from her collaboration with Superga, as well as jewelry from her brother’s line Khai Khai Jewelry in my looks.
The concept I chose Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid”. In the story the little mermaid has the largest blue eyes that can speak for her, since she cannot with her voice. I was instantly reminded of Keane paintings. She is also supposed to be extremely graceful since every step is though she treads on knives.
My ideal models for this shoot would be Masha Tyelna, Marta Dyks, Joseph Quigley, & Lynn Amelie Rage. Masha would be the little mermaid, she looks like a Keane painting come to life. Marta would be the sea witch. I would like Joseph to be the prince and Lynn, his one true love. I think the other models would photograph well with Masha.
The first shot is under the sea, at an aquarium, and Marta is giving Masha the potion so she can have legs. It is a blue moment, pun intended. I give them pants so you cannot see their legs and Masha’s pants remind me of a fish tail. Marta has a sleek, dark look overall with makeup and hair. Masha has a fresh face look that is continued through the first three shots . For all the shots Masha has long, imperfectly wavy, red hair. It is beautiful yet damaged, like the little mermaid.
The second shot is on a beach the next morning. I want it to be bright, happy, yet soothing. I chose this outfit because it’s still mermaid like, the dress is a color changing neoprene. Masha has legs now and we can see them.
The third shot is inside the castle, when people are celebrating the the prince’s find on the beach, the mermaid. The lighting is bright still. She is not a princess but still a beautiful girl with a mesmerizing grace and everyone is enchanted by her, even the prince. She is the golden peasant.
The fourth shot is the darker one. The mood for this shoot is hopelessness and sadness. There is a large emotional burden, she can return to the sea if she kills the prince, otherwise she turns into seafoam at sunrise. The shot is at a glamping campground by the ocean, similar to what is described in the book. There is a red lantern hanging in the tent casting an ominous red light glow over everything. Masha’s makeup has gone dark. Her clothes express her feelings, confusion. Each piece of jewelry represents the things going through her head. For the prince, no makeup with a sleek but tousled hair style. For his love, natural makeup and messy longish hair.
Great job Nicole!
Assignment #3 is due today, that is bringing in your stylist kit for me to look at and grade.
I also need to take the picture of those who were absent last week. I will take your photo in whatever you are wearing to class today. Your group project is to re-style your outfit into two fashion-forward looks! Good luck!