Sunday, 27 March 2011

Creative Use of Copy within Advertising


"Giving It Zing"
"A Bit More Bite"
"Much Needed Zest"

Created by me.
Task set by Paul Reaney of Jack PR.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Andrej Pejic

I first discovered Andrej in the 'Back To The Future' Winter '10 issue of i-D magazine. Flicking through the pages, I casually thought that I was just looking at another topless female model, who happened to be particularly striking looking, and very similar to a friend of mine Georgia Frost - who now happens to be an international super model.
It was only when I was left lingering on these images, that I realised that in fact, the model I had been looking at, was a man. And a bloody beautiful one at that.

 Andrej was only signed by Storm in 2010, but is now ranked as #11 in the 'Top 50 Male Models' listings. And only being 19 years old, that is definitely something to brag about.
He has pure masculine arrogance, but also has a very feminine way in which he interacts - coining the term 'femiman'. I love how versatile he is as a model, being able to demonstrate characteristics from each gender; and not surprisingly, he has become hugely desirable by top designers, having already worked with Galliano and Marc Jacobs.

‎”Sometimes I do just have to stop and hit myself in the head with my diamond-encrusted vase.” - Andrej Pejic

Have a look for yourself, either online or in a copious amounts of magazines, including the recent edition of Vanity Fair (Italian) and Dazed. I also watched a video of him today alongside female model Trina for Dossier Journal - if you like what you see, definitely give this a watch! Bringing back the androgynous trend and making it so utterly sexy, he really is breath-takingly capturing, that I personally find hard to draw my eyes away.

(Photos: FTape and AndrejPejicDaily)

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Chapman Brothers

I first came across the pair that are Jake and Dinos Chapman when I was doing a project on 'Macabre' a few months ago, in which I discovered their controversial 'Hell' sculptures, which was created around the theme of Nazi's.
Horrific and shockingly repellent, the art which they had created was something of a monstrosity, and yet at the same time, genius. All of their work which I have seen has been of a taboo nature, but it is that exact nature which makes it so compelling to view.

The reason I thought that I would bring these English brothers to your attention, is because I recently read that they are featuring in the next issue of Dazed and Confused magazine, based on their topical new art project 'Cant Pay Your Fees? We'll Pay Your Fines'.

The project works both as an art work as well as a campaign which aims to set up a fund for tuition fee protesters. Over 80 'designers, actors and artists' have already volunteered to help contribute to the fund, by giving away clothes or artworks for auction.

The whole thing launches this week, so keep your ears open!

(Photo Credit: and Dazed Digital)

Monday, 14 March 2011

Fashionable Education

Being a lover of both labels and literacy, I was all too fascinated when I read about this collaboration on Twitter (of all places!) Having only heard of the legendary Shakespeare & Company through passing, I found it more than essential to make it my priority to find out more. 

Located opposite the Notre Dame in Paris, the book store is the hub for book-lovers alike; and being the host to multiple events and presenter of the Paris Literary Prize, it is hardly shocking that the store is such a treasured gem. 

So why did part-time French designer Olympia Le-Tan choose this spot as the place to launch her new A/W11 accessories collection? 
If you are unfamiliar with her previous work, then it may seem like an odd selection, but just a quick browse through her website will alert any untrained eye that this designers focus is on what I would call 'book bags' 
(NB: this is not an official term, but one that seemed appropriate!). 

Named 'Housewive's Choice', the latest embroidered collection varied slightly from her usual themes of fiction novels such as 'Moby Dick' and 'Lolita'. Instead, the 'Housewive's Choice' bags are themed around cooking books. 
From the images I have managed to preview, the whole collection has a very kitsch feel, verging on 50s stereotypical vintage, which has been a popular trend and is also in keeping with her own personal style.

I personally think that the whole collaboration is both fun and original, and strays away from the usual cliche and celebrity. And if I had a spare few thousand pounds going, I would definitely be on the next flight to Paris.

(Photo Credit: Dazed Digital and Purple Diary)