Productivity

I am pleased to say that I have been incredibly productive over the last few days, which I will mainly document with images. As they say, a picture tells a thousands words. 

 The ICA are currently exhibiting Judy Blame's work as a fashion stylist. Which was great inspiration for the up and coming fashion shoots.  

The ICA are currently exhibiting Judy Blame's work as a fashion stylist. Which was great inspiration for the up and coming fashion shoots.  

 Free publication created by Judy Blame. I was looking for poses that could inspire my models (aka my friends) and luckily I came across this. Saved me a lot of time flicking through the stacks of magazines I have. 

Free publication created by Judy Blame. I was looking for poses that could inspire my models (aka my friends) and luckily I came across this. Saved me a lot of time flicking through the stacks of magazines I have. 

 The T-shirts have arrived, which was incredibly exciting but nerve wracking at the same time...   Time to get organised and creative.  

The T-shirts have arrived, which was incredibly exciting but nerve wracking at the same time...

Time to get organised and creative.  

 Test photo shoot, trying out basic poses and angles to see what works. I did fine art photography at university so it is exciting to be in that frame of mind again (no pun intended!) 

Test photo shoot, trying out basic poses and angles to see what works. I did fine art photography at university so it is exciting to be in that frame of mind again (no pun intended!) 

 The labels need sewing in so I thought I'd give it a go, can't be so hard I thought? Wrong, sewing with such precision is key given the area they're in so the t-shirts look professional. I have emailed some people re quotes but at £3 a piece seems extortionate.  Luckily a friends mum has offered to do them for free. Trip to the post office to check the weight to Wales! 

The labels need sewing in so I thought I'd give it a go, can't be so hard I thought? Wrong, sewing with such precision is key given the area they're in so the t-shirts look professional. I have emailed some people re quotes but at £3 a piece seems extortionate.  Luckily a friends mum has offered to do them for free. Trip to the post office to check the weight to Wales! 

 Back to the less stressful process of being creative - obviously my favourite part. Where I can sit in my studio, paint, collage and digitally manipulate to my hearts content.  

Back to the less stressful process of being creative - obviously my favourite part. Where I can sit in my studio, paint, collage and digitally manipulate to my hearts content.  

 Creative experiments so far. Thinking about the narrative, how the images link together and how the lookbook should represent my overall USP is exciting. This is my opportunity to create the aesthetic I want the brand to have. At this juncture I know I want to combine artistic qualities with the fashion element and for it to be expressive in terms of mark making.  

Creative experiments so far. Thinking about the narrative, how the images link together and how the lookbook should represent my overall USP is exciting. This is my opportunity to create the aesthetic I want the brand to have. At this juncture I know I want to combine artistic qualities with the fashion element and for it to be expressive in terms of mark making.  

 From 183 frames taken, these are the next selection for the look book. Time to get the paints out again. 

From 183 frames taken, these are the next selection for the look book. Time to get the paints out again. 

So aside from the creative elements I have to be mindful of this as a business and balance the two. This week I will be activating my business account, checking the costings, VAT, and seeking out additional information. Honestly this is scary stuff but rather than shy away from it I need to empower myself with this knowledge as an entrepreneur. 

 

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