Saturday, 31 January 2009

Are You a Feminist?

I have spent today re-writing my editor's letter, (I had to make it more clear to the readers what I was saying according to Judith) and gathering research on what my peers thought of feminism and curvy girls in magazines...
"Whenever I see them, [curvy girls] I think, wow that is great!"
"A lot of women have curves, and the media need to accept and embrace that, but not as a passing trend."
And so we turn to the most exciting model there was for a time... shame it couldn't last really... Sophie Dahl!

(lOve her being Debbie Harry in that green dress!)

Friday, 30 January 2009

One down...

Wow, such a busy day today. I had the first shoot of many and forgot how much running around is involved! Amazingly I had never worked with either the make-up artist or the photographer before, but think we make a pretty good team! (Guys feel free to disagree... :) So I do hope that that can continue.

Ideally I wanted to make a mini imovie of behind the scenes at the shoot to post on here, but the camera that I have had only a week decided not to co-operate! And so I will post a couple more of my fave images instead...

Thursday, 29 January 2009


A Perfect Cliche'

This Magazine title would relate to the cliche' (I don't know how to make an accent on this computer!) of fashion being an "airy-fairy" subject, and the also the cliche' of what a feminist is.


Images by My Favourite Photographer, Sandra Freij.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Shoot me Happy

My course has been organised so that the dissertation is completed in the first term, thankfully! It is a relief to know that it is out of the way... although my head is wired in writing and I'm finding it a little difficult for the left side of my brain to click into action! So while I have a few articles underway, I have no original imagery.
To rectify this I have a shoot booked for Friday, crossing fingers it goes well, it's my first time solo styling /art directing in a studio. I'm a little nervous.
Here is my inspiration!

I will let you know how it goes!


Elizabeth Wilson.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

What's in a Name?

I have been using Amuse Me as a working title,
but it's not strong enough... Any suggestions!?

GĂ©raldine Georges

There is some really amazing, intricate detail in these pictures. I actually stumbled across this while doing research for a friend's logo. Each design collage is hauntingly beautiful and so I thought I would share this with you for simply that reason!

White on White!

Photography by Tim Walker. I love the Dreamy, Romantic, Fantastical Quality.

Monday, 26 January 2009

Possible Cover

I am so excited about this picture! I believe I pulled it from a model agency portfolio... I think this kind of layout, (need I mention the colour!?!) could be really new and interesting as a Cover.

Lurrve that model!

Editor's Letter: First Draft

My tutor, Judith Watt, has asked for the first draft of our Ed's Letter! It does seem rather early, but it's suppose to help clarify our intentions in terms of the magazine... so here's a snippet of mine!

Welcome to the first edition of Amuse Me, a new seasonal magazine produced in London exploring identity, fashion and emotion.

The name stems from a 'musing’, to be absorbed in thought. It is also a challenge put to the magazine to engage and inspire women. My aim is to inform and communicate ideas of fashion and image using the visual as “an aesthetic medium for the expression of ideas, desires and beliefs circulating in society”. Delving into the historical world of fashion and design to discover the skills and inspirations involved in producing a garment or shoe or even a piece of art. Playing with clothing to tell a story. Showing that fashion is about more than covering modesty, it is politics, sex, a personal statement, religion, belonging, rebelling, conforming. It is seeking individualism. It is vanity. It is powerful. It is wasteful.

This issue will tackle, “What does Feminism mean today?”

I will present this at my crit with Judith on Tuesday morning!

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Saturday, 24 January 2009


Grainy Texture. Faded Colour. Burnt Edges. Darkly Romantic. 

Make Me A Letter

I really hope I can find the time, (and a really amazing idea!) to create my own 3D font. How cool would that be!?
By Sandra Freij & Stephanie Dearmond

Friday, 23 January 2009

Oscar Falk

Voluminous Shape, Exaggerated Silhouette, Oversized Knits

Cover Text

Self Service is the ultimate luxe magazine. Hard-bound with paper changes throughout, incredible photography & genuinely interesting interviews. 

But I want that font.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Poetic Florals

Stunning, romantic use of flowers & foliage
 Above images by Camilla Akrans, below by Marcus Ohlsson.

Actually Rather Dreamy . . .

I believe this says, 'Gnarls Barkley Blind Mary'. On first look this font does seem a bit 60s, hard to read, (well it did to me...) but imagine it in magazine print and I think it might have the boldness that I like, as well as keeping in tone with the images i like! Which is what I worried about with previously featured fonts.

Ooh, I'm loving the colours too!
Font by Till Wiedeck

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Book Worm.

Does anyone know where that phrase came from? It's great, I have learned to embrace it (I've been labelled it many a time)... So, for my *magazine I would like to do a book review- old books or new books, the best ones don't age anyway! and have that featured alongside a photoshoot... (also see Kate Moss image in a previous post).

Maybe this could be a way to introduce contributors? they can share their favourite book / the current book they are reading? Perhaps not photographed naked but a mesmerizing shot, perhaps through a coffee shop window, in the park, even on the tube!? All the different places people like to read.
You can always tell when someone is engrossed in a good book because even if they are squished into a rush hour train with barely any room to move, you can see in their eyes that at least their minds are elsewhere. 


Ahh, I have to do a shoot like this! I love the idea of it... perhaps from researching the male gaze for so long as part of my dissertation? It's too cute- oh, I definitely have to find some vintage looking cameras... hmmm....

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Style Bubble

Susie from StyleBubble is giving a talk at LCF tomorrow. I recommend you going along if you are in the vicinity. Susie very kindly answered a few questions I had regarding the internet, blogging and fashion for a piece I am thinking about doing for my magazine. Thanks again, I will be there showing my support. X

"After enlightenment, the laundry."

Quote by Josh Billings.