To begin with, we made a first shoot in the studio which actually worked as a test shoot to figure out how an actual shoot works since none of us had done anything similar before. Although, we organized the shoot at the last moment I think we manage to do it quit effectively. I worked closely with the other stylist and the creative direction planning the outfits ,gathering the clothes and finding model positions . Before the shoot we created a general moodboard and several styling boards in order to visualise our ideas on cloth combinations, outfits and positions. The day of the shoot we worked closely with Phoebe, doing the fitting of the clothes on the models finding the right prompts and creating the set. I found really effective the shoot as it mainly helped us familiarise with each other and the way that each of us work but also guide us on planning outfits and positions for the following shoots. Overall, we were all satisfied from the shoot as on the one hand we made the first pictures for our magazine but also it helped us learn things about organizing effectively our future shoots. A lesson that I learned from our first shoot was to be always prepared with a “backup” outfit to replace an outfit that might gets damaged or doesn’t look right.
Halt is the name of the magazine me and my group came up for our first project. Halt magazine is an internationally distributed publication and online community capturing the meaning of fashion,art and lifestyle through the fresh lenses of youth. The magazine will approach topics related to fashion,art, lifestyle and environment in a sarcastic, optimistic and sharp tone. We plan to organize several shouts with themes of sustainability and environment. Also, we are going to include interviews of different activists and upcoming artists , opinion articles, brand collaborations and events. I am the stylist of the magazine and I work closely with the art director and the photographer on organizing the theme and the location of the magazine. I also work indepently finding the garments and contacting models for the shoot. So far, I really enjoy working on this project as I feel that it works as a “simulator” for th actual industries and it teaches you how to work with all the different departments of the fashion world. Finally, I think we have a very effective collaboration with the rest of my team.
“Time flies” as basic as it can sound, it’s always true! I can’t even realize how quick this 4 months of summer holidays passed and now I am again in the exact same position in my room full of excitement and the same time anxiety about classes, intership and generally life. My mind full of thoughts, challenges and goals about the new year. I can’t hide though my excitment as well for the new projects and mainly about concetrating on the area that I mainly like, Styling! Soo, let it begin!Let’s see what the second year hides for me!