Advice is a Form of Nostalgia

Manifesto – A Public Declaration of intentions, opinions, objectives, or motives.

They have the power to inspire feelings and thoughts into the reader/listener. If done well they can even change a persons life and actions.

My favorite Manifesto is and will always be “Sunscreen”(1999)  By Baz Luhrmann, ever since I first heard it around the age of six. I have slowly grown to understand more and more of it.  At six it was just a fun little tune, but with each year the words make more and more sense. My favorite part, “Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it, is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more then its worth”  Because its true. When ever we offer advice to our friends, we are always looking into our own experiences and what we did in similar situations. Even if it was something we didn’t think we had learned from or even if we had taken a wrong turn. We offer our experiences as advice. Our past is a very precious item as we look back with knowledge we wished we had when we were living the moments. But living is all about learning and making mistakes. If we knew what was going to happen through out an entire film, we wouldn’t enjoy watching it as much, But I think every one enjoys talking about a film after they’ve seen it.

With my Manifesto, I have to write for my capsule collection. I want to inspire my listeners and interest them, but I want it to be a personal caption of who I am as a designer.

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“There Are No Bad Photos, That’s Just How Your Face Looks Sometimes”

That quote is from Abraham Lincoln, and it made me laugh when I saw it. It’s true everyone complains about how they look in photos. But when you look back at photos, your’ll think of the moments rather then complain about how big your ears are. So I feel photos are the best way to portray things. For this unit, I had to design t-shirts and upload them to spreadshirt.com, I found this very fun and I’m going to keep my shop up and running, adding new collections each term.  My First Collection has been going well, and I figured a good thing to do is show people how good my t-shirts are. So I grabbed my brother, a budding young photographer, and got some snaps of my new t-shirts. Visual Advertising is so important in this world, especially in the fashion industry, if you don’t like how it looks then you won’t buy it.  I have now placed this pictures on my Facebook page and it seems to be working more people are looking at my stuff. Makes me proud, to see my first ever products being actually purchased and sold. I feel like my dreams of becoming a fashion designer are slowly and gradually coming true!  

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Doctor who

Doctor who by Esquerade
Doctor who, a photo by Esquerade on Flickr.

This is my design, that I came up with inspired by my love for doctor who!

Geek Chic!

As any one who has met me will probably tell you, I’m a bit odd and totally obsessed with Disney  sci-fi, anime and games. I have a great influence from these things. Today I was listening to Chameleon Circuit (a band that write songs about the television series Doctor Who) and I remembered I had bought some cyber-man earrings from a shop called Geek Chic, in Pokesdown. It was a lovely shop and for any one that is a true Geek like myself you will understand when you walk in, its like a sweet shop! Dresses with Daleks, necklaces of the doctor, Star wars and even comic book characters! So After listening to a few more songs, I became inspired to create a Doctor who themed outfit to go with with my earrings, I decided to base it on the David Tenants incarnation of the doctor as he truly is my favourite (So Far!) So I decided to go for a suit style dress, brown, blue with a red tie and white high tops!  I also added three blue strips to each as the Doctors suit is a pinstripe style and finally must have a Tardis Bag, because every girl needs a bag bigger on the inside.