May 19, 2011 § Leave a comment
Recently I had an assignment where I had to creat a ad for a eco-friendly product or idea. With a partner, we decided to sell the idea of a picnic. We both figured out the concept and then I creative directed it and shot the photos. With some help from my amazingly talented special someone, this was the ad I created (creating the actual ad was a individual project). I thought I would share it with you all.
We chose this idea because honestly, what is more green and eco-friendly than a picnic? You are in nature instead of a concrete structure and, most likely, you are using reusable dishes rather than paper plates that can barely hold a sandwich let alone a whole meal. The main thing I think is important about picnicing is that you are in nature, and enjoying it. It seems to me that some of us (sadly, including me at times) have become anti- nature. The beautiful nature that once surrounded us have surrendered to mc-mansions, strip malls, and parking lots. The parks near me no longer are places of lazy afternoons and children playing. Instead they are meeting grounds to exchange drugs or a quickie. And as for the modern day picnic, and I leave out the few people who really do enjoy picnics and take both time and care in organzing them and preserving the loveliness of a picnic, most people view them as slopping together a few peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or better yet, driving through the local fast food joint. My point behind this ad was to take the vision that most people have when they think of picnics and replace it with a up-cycled version of the picnics of yester year. The picnics that make you think of the ones you see in those romantic foreign films that we all long to go on. Lets do it! It’s actually much simpler than you think. All you need is a picnic basket, either from storage or a thrift store, reusable dishes from around your house, a nice meal containing organic ingrediants, a beautiful outdoor setting, and a special someone.
May 17, 2011 § 2 Comments
May 17, 2011 § Leave a comment
I haven’t written much in previous posts and I am truly sorry about that. Life has gotten busy and sadly my blog has been pushed lower and lower on my list of things to do. Instead of posting nothing I have chosen to post pictures, thinking that it’s better than nothing, but I really would like to share my thoughts more. This is my written proclamation that I promise to post more blogs containing both photos and text in the future.
Keep reading and enjoy.
May 13, 2011 § 1 Comment
May 1, 2011 § 1 Comment
We all knew that this post was going to happen, no matter how long I tried to delay it. It’s the post where I talk about what I think of
Kate Middleton’s Princess Catherine’s wedding dress. Everyone has said what they think of it and now I guess it’s my turn. So lets begin.
First off, I think it’s amazing that she decided to go with a dress designed by Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton. That alone almost made me cry.
The official Royal website posted why Catherine chose Sarah Burtons dress as her own and more information about the dress details, etc. Here is a little of what they had to say:
Miss Catherine Middleton’s Wedding Dress has been designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.
Miss Middleton chose British brand Alexander McQueen for the beauty of its craftsmanship and its respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing. Miss Middleton wished for her dress to combine tradition and modernity with the artistic vision that characterises Alexander McQueen’s work. Miss Middleton worked closely with Sarah Burton in formulating the design of her dress.
The dress epitomises timeless British craftsmanship by drawing together talented and skilled workmanship from across the United Kingdom. The dress design pays tribute to the Arts and Crafts tradition, which advocated truth to materials and traditional craftsmanship using simple forms and often Romantic styles of decoration. Ms Burton’s design draws on this heritage, additionally giving the cut and the intricate embellishment a distinctive, contemporary and feminine character.
As for the dress, I think it was perfect for the occasion. It’s not like as a soon to be princess she could have worn some outrageous or sexy dress. She followed the rules and pushed them at the same time, I think at least. And I LOVED the veil.
Simon Doonan wrote this amazing article in Slate Magazine that talks about the wedding so eloquently. Here is a little of what he said about Catherine’s dress:
As I watched Kate Middleton in her Sarah Burton-for-the house-of-Alexander McQueen frock, I scrutinized her for any traces of unkind chic. Alexander McQueen, the subject of a poignant retrospective opening at the Met Costume Institute on Monday night, was known for wild experimentation. But Kate was pitch perfect. Nothing too insanely fashiony or arch. No stylish self-indulgence. Nothing radical or innovative. Tudor-esque in silhouette, the frock had a tight bodice and sleeves, contracting with a flaring structured skirt. Mary Queen of Scots meets Grace Kelly. She was in every respect an archetypically pretty princess, an Audrey Hepburn for the 21st century!
Congrats to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.