Friday, 5 February 2016

freshly dressed

It has been a really strange and wishy-washy past few weeks - which is my excuse for not posting as frequently as I would have liked. A lot of exciting things have happened which I cannot wait to document on here and share with y'all...

SO! For my media studies coursework I have to design 2 magazine front covers and a double page spread (DPS) based on one of them. (dream come true!!) It's so incredibly fun - taking the photos, coming up with name ideas. For my first front cover I dragged my sister and two of my friends to Shoreditch to take some initial photographs. We strolled through the market and down Bricklane, stopping every now and again whenever we thought we found a good back drop. Here are some of my favourite outcomes:



I am basing my DPS on this cover, and they represent three girls who have recently created their own literary and arts zine/online magazine for people of colour called "Neptune estate." The article just features them talking about the journey in creating the zine, their experiences in the media and what's happening next. Maybe in the future I'll make the zine! But we'll see.


My second front cover is a close up of my friend who represents an artist. I kinda feel like a Hollywood director assigning people fake roles in this alternate universe. But it's a lot of fun. I didn't choose many creative subjects - media is my only one. For me, having a creative outlet is so important.

I haven't really been able to think about anything else - thinking about school work has been the most time consuming activity I've done for the past few weeks. (Notice how I said "thinking" not "doing"). Half-term is only a week away. I hope my brain doesn't give up. Pray for me pls.


Last Saturday, I watched "Fresh Dressed" with my family. It's a documentary about the evolution of hip hop through urban fashion from the 80s to now. It was truly fascinating and inspiring, and taught me a lot about brands and where all the popular trends originated from. It is directed by Sacha Jenkins and I believe it was shown at a Sundance Festival last year in the US. It made me appreciate mainstream brands like "Nike" and "Adidas" - and throughout the documentary I reminisced about a period of time I was never part of. The funky, fat-laced Adidas, oversized pants and graffiti-drenched jackets - I was overwhelmed. I mean, I'm broke now but when I start earning money, my wardrobe will be over-flowing with this stuff. I would recommend this doc to anyone 100%, 1000/10. Here are some photographs from the film, showing some of my favourites. Watch the trailer for it here.








peace out and see you in the next post! Zoe xo

18 comments:

  1. That media studies course sounds so fun! Super cool.
    xx Alyssa
    visionsofnyc.blogspot.com

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  2. LOVE the photos! Especially the first one and the idea of Neptune Estate

    I need to watch Fresh Dressed immediately

    Aida
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    1. Thank you!!! Yeah, I'm using the first one for my front cover. YES WATCH IT!!! <3 <3

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  3. That's such a cool course. The photography students at my school had to do something similar last year, but I think with i-D covers (you can see it here if you're interested https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1211512542199317.1073741913.112332768783972&type=3). I love that third group photo the most for a magazine cover. Please share them when you finish the assignment. AND MAKE THAT ZINE!

    I need to see that film asap.

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    1. omg that i-D project is so cool - I looked at i-D mag for inspiration for my cover because I like how minimalistic and trendy they are. Those photos look mad professional, I would love to do that! I will share all the outcomes when their finished (hopefully soon!!) Fresh dressed will make you see hip hop fashion differently, i'm sure.

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  4. the photos look so good!love themmm

    mali x

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  5. You're so talented Zoe! Love it!

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  6. damn! the mag cover images look soooo badass. especially the one with your sister + two friends looking down into the camera. ugh, i wish i was as cool as that. god, i'm such a loser. good luck with the dps!

    - www.kalop-cia.blogspot.com

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    1. Hahaha, aw thank you so much - i'll tell them! I'm sure you're cool as fuck. Thank you, can't wait to show the outcome :) xoxox

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  7. I love the outfits you all wore! Fresh Dressed is so underrated, but it's so good. Great post!

    afroblisso.blogspot.com

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  8. This is cool, I love your blog, especially the cover art! I hope the project goes well!

    Sophie X

    http://filmfindersophie.blogspot.co.uk

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