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Archive for January 27, 2011

1930 by Chris Jackson~S/S ’11 Jewelry VIDEO Lookbook

This is my first time editing any kind of film.  A video look book is basically a  look book or magazine with the products in it. This is a “rolling look book” shot to go in cohesion with the jewelry photo shoot. I film this, cut, & published this video myself. If you know more about this then I do, feel free to go to the “Contact” page by clicking on the link. Click here to go to the Look Book page. Leave me your Comments!!

Tell me what you like or don’t like, be as criticle as possible because I need to learn how to do this on my own. Thanks for all the support & encouragement. Additional thanks goes out to Bridget Ploot at modelmayhem.com/bridgetp.


Jewelry S/S ’11~1930 by Chris Jackson

 

Photos: Chris Carr, eatthecakenyc Model: Bridget Ploof, modelmayhem.com/bridgetp Stylist: Christopher Jackson Jewelry: 1930by Chris Jackson

New Photos Coming Out from Day II

Find the Video Look Book under the new

page:Look Book. The rest of the photos

will be in under the Jewelry Page.

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L’Histoire de Mode~”Mother of the Mod Movement”

Mary Quant developed the miniskirt considering it to be practical and liberating by allowing women the ability to run for the bus.

Mary Quant is a British fashion designer who was

instrumental in the mod fashion movement and one of the designers

who took credit for inventing the miniskirt and hot pants.

Born to Welsh parents, Quant went to Blackheath High School

then studied illustration at Goldsmiths College before taking a career

with a couture milliner. She is also famed for her work on pop art in fashion.

In November 1955, she teamed up with her husband, Alexander

Plunkett-Green, and a former solicitor, Archie McNair, to open

a clothes shop on the Kings Road in London called Bazaar.

Bazaar’s best sellers were small white plastic collars to brighten

up black dresses or t-shirts. Black stretch stockings were also popular.

Following the positive reaction to a pair of “mad house pyjamas”

designed for the opening, and dissatisfied with the variety

of clothes available to her, Quant decided to make her

own range of clothing. Initially working solo,

she was soon employing a handful of machinists,

and by 1966 she was working with 18

different manufacturers concurrently.

The miniskirt, which she is arguably most famous for,

became one of the defining fashions of the 1960s.

The miniskirt was developed separately by André Courrèges

and John Bates, and there is disagreement as to who

came up with the idea first. Like most fashion,

the short- and ever-shorter skirt was evolving

already among individual fashion-minded young women:

The designers who adapted it just helped spread the style and,

in Quant’s case, gave it a name. Mary Quant named the

miniskirt after her favorite make of car, the Mini. She

loved the car so much, she had one designed especially for her.

In addition to the miniskirt, Mary Quant is often credited

with inventing the coloured and patterned tights that tended

to accompany the garment, although these are also

attributed to Cristobal Balenciaga or John Bates.

Miniskirt:

 

Collage of Mary Quant & her work


Quote of the Day: 27 Jan. 11~Oscar Wilde

“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.”~Oscar Wilde

(16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900). Wilde was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the tragedy of his imprisonment, followed by his early death.