For our last FCP film club this year, we were treated to FUNNY FACE. A 1957 film starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Alstaire set in the glamorous, glossy world of mid-century high fashion that served as the film’s backdrop. The plot mainly centered on a shop assistant who became a fashion model after an impromptu… Continue reading Funny Face
“I like to make people look as good as they’d like to look, and with luck, a shade better” — Norman Parkinson Parkinson is known for capturing the fashion world from the 40s through to the 90s, introducing innovative juxtapositions, unexpected props and exotic locations. His whimsical photography and quintessentially British charm made him the… Continue reading Norman Parkinson
Ever since I heard that British Vogue has a special exhibition showcasing the photography “that has been commissioned by the magazine since 1916”, I knew I had to go. Sure, they had that 10 minute guided tour on youtube but it still doesn’t compare to the real experience. I’m so pleased that I got the… Continue reading A Century of Style
NTU arranged a day trip to London and gave us a chance to test our insights and see what’s out there in the capital. I think the trip has really helped my individual report (task 2) and has given me inspiration not just for this scent project, but overall visual research that I can use… Continue reading Another Visit To London!
“My life is full of pictures I didn’t take” PAOLO ROVERSI I’m fascinated by the works of famous fashion photographers such as Annie Leibovitz and Tim Walker but lately I came across one that is well known for his elegant and haunting photography in the fashion industry. The Italian photographer Paolo Roversi is also a regular contributor… Continue reading Paolo Roversi
While I was doing research for a recent brief I came across a photographer called Lisa Sorgini. An Australian-based whose expertise covers many aspects – from travel photo documents to botanical works, mixed media (food stamps, patterns) to music and live events. A particular ongoing work of hers stood out to me. F L O… Continue reading Flotsam