Thursday, 24 November 2016

24th November 2016 - Meeting with the media students

After the success of our day of filming our post apocalyptic charity shop chic we decided that we should have a meeting with the media students who would be editing our footage of the catwalk.


Before we had our meeting we all sat down as a group and spoke about it so we would all be on the same page about how we think it should be edited and how the final clip should look. Our lecturer Tai gave us some amazing visual pictures which I have posted down below, which really helped everyone get on the same page which then allowed us to all be able to speak to the media students about what we wanted.
Image One. A visual look at how the footage of the catwalk will be edited. Drawings from Taibah Roberts.(Pape, 2016)



However the meeting with the media students was disappointing and I hope that our next one we will be able to start getting the footage edited.


Bibliography - 
Image One.A visual look at how the footage of the catwalk will be edited. Drawings from Taibah Roberts.(Pape, 2016) 

Pape, E. (2016).A visual look at how the footage of the catwalk will be edited. Drawings from Taibah Roberts.[image].

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

16th November 2016 - POST APOCALYPTIC CHARITY SHOP CHIC CATWALK FILMING !

Today was our post apocalyptic charity shop chic catwalk filming day. Prior to the filming day I had compiled my research into a moodboard which I placed into a lookboard, I have attached the photos below so you can see my research process.


Image One.This is my research for my total look, the bibliography for this moodboard will be placed below.(Pape, 2016)
Image Two.This is my first design chart based on my research in image One.(Pape, 2016)
Image Three. This is my final design chart which I have adapted from my research on image One along with my first design chart on image Two.(Pape, 2016)
Image Four. This is my hair design chart which I took inspiration from my research of images on Image One.(Pape, 2016)

On the day of the filming I helped with setting up and checking the TV studio was ready to start filming. While I was applying the make up and hair look to my model I timelapsed it, I will apply the video below so you can have a look.This filming that we did will be used during our showcase event and will be projected onto walls to then create a flowing catwalk show ( go to previous blogpost for more information on the concept) I took a behind the scenes video of my model walking the catwalk so that will be inserted below so you can have a sneak preview.
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                       Video One. Here is the timelapse of my post apocalyptic 
charity shop chic look.(Pape, 2016)
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Video Two. Here is the behind the scenes of my post apocalyptic 
charity shop chic look being filmed.(Pape, 2016)




Bibliography -
Image one.This is my research for my total look, the bibliography for this moodboard will be placed below.(Pape, 2016) 

Pape, E. (2016). This is my research for my total look, the bibliography for this moodboard will be placed below[image].

Image Two.This is my first design chart based on my research in image One.(Pape, 2016)

Pape, E. (2016). This is my first design chart based on my research on image One.[image].

Image Three. This is my final design chart which I have adapted from my research on image One along with my first design chart on image Two.(Pape, 2016)

Pape, E. (2016). This is my final design chart which I have adapted from my research on image One along with my first design chart on image Two[image].

Image Four.This is my hair design chart which I took inspiration from my research of images on Image One.(Pape, 2016)

Pape, E. (2016). This is my hair design chart which I took inspiration from my research of images on Image One[image].

Video One.  Here is the timelapse of my post apocalyptic charity shop chic look.(Pape, 2016)
Pape, E. (2016). Here is the timelapse of my post apocalyptic charity shop chic look[Video].

Video Two. Here is the behind the scenes of my post apocalyptic charity shop chic look being filmed.(Pape, 2016)

Pape, E. (2016). Here is the behind the scenes of my post apocalyptic charity shop chic look being filmed.[Video].

Bibliography for post apocalyptic charity shop chic moodboard - 
Image one. www.craftyladyabby.com, (2009).

Post-Apocalyptic Chic. [image] Available at: http://www.craftyladyabby.com/2009/08/post-apocalyptic-chic.html [Accessed 25 Oct. 2016].

Image two.www.wilhelminadenver.com, (2013).

SUNG HEE | VOGUE KOREA AUGUST 2013. [image] Available at: http://www.wilhelminadenver.com/sung-hee-vogue-korea-august-2013/ [Accessed 25 Oct. 2016].

Image three. www.wilhelminadenver.com, (2013).

 SUNG HEE | VOGUE KOREA AUGUST 2013/Sung Hee & G-Dragon | Vogue Korea August 2013 (Photography: Kim Bo Sung). [image] Available at: http://www.wilhelminadenver.com/sung-hee-vogue-korea-august-2013/ [Accessed 25 Oct. 2016].

Image four. www.wilhelminadenver.com, (2013).

 SUNG HEE | VOGUE KOREA AUGUST 2013/ Sung Hee & G-Dragon | Vogue Korea August 2013 (Photography: Kim Bo Sung)/. [image] Available at: http://www.wilhelminadenver.com/sung-hee-vogue-korea-august-2013/ [Accessed 25 Oct. 2016].

Image five. jadebarrettdesign.blogspot.co.uk, (2013).

Post apocalyptic fashion- layering clothing/ head scarf. [image] Available at: http://jadebarrettdesign.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/post-apocalyptic-fashion.html [Accessed 25 Oct. 2016].

Image Six. krushak-dagra, (n.d.).

Junktown 2015 (photos by Viper)/ steampunk inspired maybe?. [image] Available at: https://www.tumblr.com/search/postapocalyptic [Accessed 25 Oct. 2016].

Image Seven. fckyeahgdragon.tumblr.com, (n.d.)

 G-Dragon For Vogue Korea, January 2015. [image] Available at: http://fckyeahgdragon.tumblr.com/post/105922564629/g-dragon-for-vogue-korea-january-2015-source [Accessed 25 Oct. 2016].

Image Eight. Haute Mess, (2015).

 And The Beat Goes On/ charity shop chic. [image] Available at: http://hautemessblog.com/news/article/-and-the-beat-goes-on [Accessed 25 Oct. 2016].

Image nine. www.theluxuryspot.com, (2012).

 Style Spotting: What I Would Have Worn If the Apocalypse Happened. [image] Available at: http://www.theluxuryspot.com/style-spotting-what-i-would-have-worn-if-the-apocalypse-happened/ [Accessed 25 Oct. 2016].

Image ten. www.craftyladyabby.com, (2009)

Post-Apocalyptic Chic. [image] Available at: http://www.craftyladyabby.com/2009/08/post-apocalyptic-chic.html [Accessed 25 Oct. 2016].

Image Eleven.Pickles, E. (2015).

 Post Apocalyptic Survivor | Makeup Tutorial. [video] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieSUuY8_iLE [Accessed 11 Nov. 2016].

Image Twelve.www.keyword-suggestions.com, (n.d.).

Post-apocalyptic Makeup -Keyword Images Image 3 of 6. [image] Available at: http://www.keyword-suggestions.com/cG9zdC1hcG9jYWx5cHRpYyBtYWtldXA/ [Accessed 11 Nov. 2016].

Image Thirteen.characterdesigninspiration.tumblr.com, (n.d.)

Character Design Inspiration post apocalyptic girl with hood up and dirt on face. [image] Available at: http://characterdesigninspiration.tumblr.com/post/145112313225/post-apocalyptic-costuming-by-dmitiri-zaitsev-of [Accessed 11 Nov. 2016].

Image Fourteen.Rothenberg, J. (2015).

A BEHIND THE SCENES TASTE. Call it added motivation. http://www.zimbio.com/brackets/TV+Couples+March+Madness+2015 #THE100 #Clexa @MisElizaJane @DebnamCarey - black messy eye make up look with additional media on the forehead. [image] Available at: https://twitter.com/JRothenbergTV/status/582573501187366912 [Accessed 11 Nov. 2016].

Image Fifteen.outilespyy.com, (n.d.)

 Mad Max - model wearing feathers and chains, bushy brows and dirt looking face. [image] Available at: http://outilespyy.com/mad-max/# [Accessed 11 Nov. 2016].

Image Sixteen.postapocalypticfashion.tumblr.com, (2013)

messy hair and space buns. [image] Available at: http://postapocalypticfashion.tumblr.com/post/60375839847 [Accessed 11 Nov. 2016].

Friday, 11 November 2016

Ethical campaigns that infringe on the beauty and fashion industry.



With reports of links between make up and illnesses including cancer, fashion brands using fur and the use of child labour in the fashion supply chain , can the make up and fashion industry have any more ethical campaigns? I think so.

Microbeads.

'what are microbeads?'you may ask.Well they are tiny pieces of plastic that are added to everyday cosmetic products such as face wash and toothpaste. They are usually made out of polyethylene but they can be made out of other petrochemical plastics such as polypropylene and polystyrene. Microbeads are small enough to go down your drain and to even pass through water filtering systems and this is what the problem is.(Thorogood, 2016)

As microbeads are so small and I guess could be seen as harmless, you could be surprised to know that in certain products that around 100,000 microbeads are washed down the drain in a single application. And as they are too small to be passed through water filtering systems, this means that they end up in the sea and also in the food chain for example sealife. Scientific research is continuing to investigate and research the effects of microbeads in wildlife . A recent study had the outcome that 90% of birds have plastic in their stomachs. The most frightening thing is that humans have plastic in their bodies as well, such as from toothpaste and eating seafood that has ingested microplastics and the toxins that come with them.Have a look at figure one to see the flow chart of the use of microbeads. (Thorogood, 2016)


Canada and America are going to be banning the use of microbeads in all products and brands such as; L'Oreal, Boots, Avon and The body shop have pledged that they will not be using them.But brands such as ; Dermalogica , the Estée Lauder companies , Elizabeth Arden and L'Occitane still using microbeads in their products.(Beatthemicrobead.org, n.d.)


I had never heard of the effects of microbeads until I saw on the news that America and Canada had banned the use of them, Scientists have no scientific proof what the effect of human consumption of  microbeads  is but I know one thing for sure that having plastic that can be toxic in your body isn't good. I have to question the beauty companies that are still allowing microbeads to be in their products especially when the alternatives such as rice, apricot seeds and walnut are safer and have better outcomes, if the beauty industry knows the effects that microbeads have on the environment why are they still choosing to use them, could it just be because of the customers knowing and loving the microbeads in their products or could to be that they have a product that sells and they are worried that changing the product could have an effect on sales.If you are as shocked as i am about this please sign the petition urging Thersea May to follow in Canada and Americas foot steps here : https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/page/s/ban-microbeads?source=wb&subsource=20160114ocwb01


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                                      Figure One.(beadsnfashion.tumblr.com, 2015 A flow chart 
                                                        of the effect of the use of microbeads.)

                                              
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                                          Figure Two.(www.beatthemicrobead.org, 2016 , Lets 
                                          ban the bead , Australia will have banned the use of 
                                          microbeads as early as 2017)

Bibliography -
Thorogood, I. (2016). What are microbeads and why should we ban them? | Greenpeace UK. [online] Greenpeace.org.uk. Available at: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/oceans/what-are-plastic-microbeads-and-why-should-we-ban-them-20160114 [Accessed 10 Nov. 2016].

Thorogood, I. (2016). What are microbeads and why should we ban them? | Greenpeace UK. [online] Greenpeace.org.uk. Available at: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/oceans/what-are-plastic-microbeads-and-why-should-we-ban-them-20160114 [Accessed 10 Nov. 2016].

Beatthemicrobead.org. (n.d.). These products contain plastic microbeads.. [online] Available at: http://www.beatthemicrobead.org/ProductTable.php?colour=2&country=GB&language=EN [Accessed 10 Nov. 2016].

Figure One.beadsnfashion.tumblr.com, (2015). The flow diagram of the use of microbeads in beauty products.. [image] Available at: http://beadsnfashion.tumblr.com/post/132659692427/microbeads-face-to-fish-httpbeadsnfashioncom [Accessed 10 Nov. 2016].

Figure Two.www.beatthemicrobead.org, (2016). Ban the Bead "Microbeads shall be ditched in Australia as early as in 2017" photograph. [image] Available at: https://www.beatthemicrobead.org/en/results [Accessed 10 Nov. 2016].

Friday, 21 October 2016

Middle Eastern ideologies of beauty and body image.

If you think of a middle eastern women what will come to mind?A covered up women due to the strict clothing orders from their husband or father? This stereotype may be apart of some areas but in fact middle eastern cultures have their own set of beauty standards. Within different aspects of cultures Arab women follow their traditions as well as modern beauty practices to help uphold social standards.The Arab woman that comes to mind when you think is ; dark haired , olive skinned ,dark brown eyed with full lips and a curvy body. Whereas most of these characteristics have remained the same throughout the years aspects such as body shape has varied throughout the times.


The Hijab:is it protection or a threat to body image ideologies?


The hijab is a head scarf that is wore by some Muslim women around the world, opposing some beliefs the rule of the hijab vary across family values as well as culture. There are many different types of hijab which are worn in each different culture based on how covered up the women must be. For example, in some cultures a women is only meant to wear the hijab when she is in public where as when she is in front of family she is not required to wear it. Another controversial point of the hijab is of which age a women should wear the hijab, Arab Americans believe that a woman should wear the hijab when married to avoid being looked at by other men whereas in some other cultures they believe a child as young as 10 should wear it.Some may say that the hijab is a way to objectify women by placing a stereotypical image as culturally suppressed with no dignity. Despite what people say the purpose of the hijab in almost all cultures is to remove women from sexual objectification , the definition of sexual objectification is "the act of treating a person as an instrument of sexual pleasure. Objectification more broadly means treating a person as a commodity or an object without regard to their personality or dignity". (En.wikipedia.org, n.d.) therefore by a women covering herself she is trying to avoid being given sexual comments, objectifying looks and even body evaluations.In reflection to a study linking self- objectification and the hijab there is in fact a correlation with the idea of women simply as sex objects for their husband which is then leading to self objectification , self objectification is described as "Self-objectification is the psychological phenomenon of seeing oneself from an outsider’s perspective, as an object to be viewed — like a painting on a wall ." (aloftyexistence, 2011) The study also pointed out that the pressure of self objectification in Arab women could be a result from the exposure of western cultures beauty standards which can then lead to eating disorders, low self esteem along with body issues in younger Arab women.(What is Beauty?, n.d.)


In the middle east women are typically built curvier than the western countries.The most attractive body type used to be a healthy body with "meat on the bones" but after exposure to the western cultures, women in the middle west started to embrace the unrealistic idealization of body image and beauty that the women in America have.This sadly led to a rise in eating disorders and low self esteem . Regarding the trend of women being skinny in Arab cultures it is actually considered that being heavier reflects in your wealth and beauty and there are reports of in some cultures of there being a rise in obesity in women simply as they prove that they are the richest and prettiest. Parents are even reported to force feed their daughters throughout the day and even waking them up throughout the night to feed them as they believe it would enhance their ability to bare children.
what do you think? do you think that everyone is just reaching for an unreachable body? should everyone just be comfortable in their own body? If everyone women is striving to look the same will the true beauty of each women having her own look/style be lost. As they say the best feature a women can have is confidence in her own skin.
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Image one.(beautyundefined.weebly.com, n.d.)
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Image Two.(Haworth, 2011) Force feeding in Mauritania.
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Image Three.(www.phillyvoice.com, 2015) The body type everyone woman is trying to achieve. 
Image Four.(Halpin, n.d.)



Bibliography :-


En.wikipedia.org. (n.d.). 
Sexual objectification. [online] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_objectification [Accessed 20 Oct. 2016].


aloftyexistence. (2011).
Self-Objectification. [online] Available at: https://aloftyexistence.wordpress.com/2011/04/03/self-objectification/ [Accessed 20 Oct. 2016].


What is Beauty?. (n.d.). 
Middle Eastern. [online] Available at: http://beautyundefined.weebly.com/middle-eastern.html [Accessed 21 Oct. 2016].


Image One.beautyundefined.weebly.com, (n.d.). 
Middle western women. [image] Available at: http://beautyundefined.weebly.com/middle-eastern.html [Accessed 21 Oct. 2016].


Image Two.Haworth, A. (2011).
 Forced to Be Fat/ in mauritania where mothers will force feed their child in order to get a better suiter. [image] Available at: http://www.marieclaire.com/politics/news/a3513/forcefeeding-in-mauritania/ [Accessed 21 Oct. 2016].


Image Three.www.phillyvoice.com, (2015).
 France bans super-skinny models in anorexia clampdown/ this is the type of body that everyone is trying to achieve. [image] Available at: http://www.phillyvoice.com/france-banning-super-skinny-models/ [Accessed 21 Oct. 2016].


Image Four.Halpin, A. (n.d.). 
The body "beautiful"/"THE MEDIA PLAYS A MAJOR ROLE IN THE CREATION OF THE IDEALISED BODY TYPES” a photograph adriana lima before photoshop. [image] Available at: http://themediafiedbody.weebly.com/student-articles.html [Accessed 21 Oct. 2016].


Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Trip to the Manchester art gallery!

On the 28th September 2016 all of the year two students headed out to the Manchester art gallery to go and see the Vogue exhibition, during this trip we were told to find a piece of art that we didn't like and then write a critical analysis piece on it, however during this trip a few of us thought that the art gallery would be an AMAZING venue for our showcase. We went down to the reception in order to see if we could speak to someone about the possibilities of hiring the gallery, we managed to speak to one of the events team and they were able to tell us information about what areas we could hire out, unfortunately one of areas which was the lecture room was in use when we were there so we couldn't have a look. I picked up some leaflets which you can see below. However due to the costings of the hire we decided that we wouldn't be able to afford it.
Image One.Handout for special events at Manchester Art Gallery.(The Manchester Art Gallery, 2016)

Image Two.The other side of the special events at the Manchester Art Gallery showing the venue hire options.(The Manchester Art Gallery, 2016)

Image Three.The floor plan of the Manchester Art Gallery (The Manchester Art Gallery, 2016)

Image Four.The second floor plan of the Manchester Art Gallery.(The Manchester Art Gallery, 2016)

Another brilliant thing that came from this trip is that we all took inspiration from one of the pieces that was in the Vogue exhibition. It was a looped video which was projected onto two walls however the third wall was a mirror so when you stepped into the area you were surround by the projection which looked truly amazing!We will be taking inspiration from this for showcase,we also found a room that had a timeline of the the history of vogue and this is something we have took inspiration from as well and will be recreating for our showcase. I have linked a video below of the looped projection for you to have a visual.

Video One. The video of the looped projection along two walls and a mirror wall.(smith, 2016)


Before second semester had started we had already spoken to the year ones where we spoke about the ideas we had already had for our concepts so we wanted to know if they were interested in being apart of our concepts, during this meeting they seemed very interested in our ideas.


Let me know what you think of our ideas and please make sure to follow this blog so you can keep up to date with the planning of showcase 2017!!!
speak soon, 
Ella xoxo





Bibliography - 
Image one. Handout for special events at Manchester Art Gallery.(The Manchester Art Gallery, 2016)


The Manchester Art Gallery, (2016). Special events at Manchester Art Gallery handout. [image].

Image Two.The other side of the special events at the Manchester Art Gallery showing the venue hire options.(The Manchester Art Gallery, 2016)

The Manchester Art Gallery, (2016). Special events at Manchester Art Gallery handout. [image].

Image Three.The floor plan of the Manchester Art Gallery (The Manchester Art Gallery, 2016)

The Manchester Art Gallery, (2016). Floor plan of Manchester Art Gallery handout. [image].

Image Four.The second floor plan of the Manchester Art Gallery.(The Manchester Art Gallery, 2016)

The Manchester Art Gallery, (2016). Floor plan of Manchester Art Gallery handout. [image].

Video One. The video of the looped projection along two walls and a mirror wall.(smith, 2016)

smith, o. (2016). Vogue 100: A Century of Style. [video] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF_Wsc9aoPM [Accessed 6 Feb. 2017].