Styling Ideas

I have been collecting various styling ideas for the photo shoot of my dress. I have been considering different possibilities for the look of the shoot. My initial thoughts was to have the make completely over the top, pulling out the bright colours from the dress and using them on the models face. The images bellow show these ideas.

I think these looks are beautiful. They are over the top and dramatic, which relates perfectly to my collection. However I then considered whether or not this dramatic look would be the best idea; the dress is over the top and dramatic, so would I want the make up like this to? I then considered my initial starting influences for this collection, and thought about my initial muse; Mary Antoinette, and how porcelain her look is. The make-up is far softer and doll like, something that i felt would work particularly well with my dress.

Soft make-up, porcelain skin, with statement eyes

The image bellow is my favourite look out of all of these. I particularly love the dramatic eyes contrasted against the paleness of her face.

My Photoshoot

These are the images photographer David Lam took. I love the close up photo where you can see the jewellery and beading in great detail. The necklace looks as if it is growing out of the dress and the print is brought to life. The make up done by Mac is absolutely beautiful. The statement eyes are very power full and captivating. The dramatic make-up for the eyes reflect the powerful colours of the dress.

This full length shot really highlights the dress as an overall statement piece.

Miu Miu

Spring/Summer 2010

I am absolutely fascinated and completely in love with Miu Miu's S/S 2010 collection. This is a collection that I can really relate to because it is about print and embellishment. Its a youth full collection, with captivating embellished techniques which include crystals embroidered on sheer nude mesh insets.

This collection has inspired some of my embellished samples, and inspired me to be more experimental with beading and sequining. I have learnt not to be afraid to mix beads and sequins, and have areas of over the top embellishment contrasted with areas of minimal beading.

Sampling with beading, experimenting different techniques.

I recieved my prints back from the digital printers and was really pleased with how they came out. The colours are perfect and I love how the pastel shades contrast with the brigher tones. I found the best way of looking at the collection was to hang each design up on the wall one by one. This enabled me to identify the collection as a whole.