After flushing out some of my initial ideas for this project, I wanted to subtly comment on both traditional and contemporary ideas of femininity, and vanity. Appearance is highly valued in femininity, and we as society elevate women that are extraordinarily beautiful regardless of their talent, intelligence, creativity, etc. I aimed to demonstrate this by taking fashion editorial shots, and editing them by adding more makeup to them. Makeup is only one aspect of ideal femininity, the idea of getting "dolled up" or "putting on a face" is seemingly arbitrary, but still is practiced and validated today. Makeup itself is a kind of illusion, and I attempted to convey that through this gif.
May 2, 2018
Final Blog: For my final project I decided to create a t-shirt design. Many people are creating t-shirt designs with writing of their own or someone else's, much like Virgil Abloh with off-white, so I decided that I would try it out. I had a few of my friends each create a design on the shirt along with my own. In the center of the shirt I was going to do a screen print of “project black” but just from financial issues, I had to re-think my approach. I decided to safety pin the “project black” to the shirt much like a track jersey, the back was supposed to have a safety pinned number as well, but it did not turn as well as the front. Overall, I think that I could have pushed this project more, I was not completely satisfied with this project at all. I really think being able to screen print the “project black” on to the shirt would of made it look a lot cleaner. Moving forward, when I do have a better financial situation I am going to create this t-shirt how I now envision it and make it part of my wardrobe.