UNIT 12- Task 1 -Analysing Fashion Instagram/Tumblr accounts!


Unit 12: Computers in Art & Design

Workshop task 1, Fashion course

So, as I said into the previous blog post, I m back to college, and from now on I think I will join together my shop blog and my school tasks, basically sharing some of my homework with you!🤷‍♀️😂

 

Task 1: Conduct research on at least two of the following:
Blogs
Pinterest accounts
Tumblr accounts
Instagram accounts

They should be fashion-related, and you should aim to describe the blog/Pinterest/Instagram/Tumblr account
Try to discuss:

    1. Basic bio of the writer
    2. Layout
    3. Background/Images used
    4. Fonts
    5. Colour scheme
    6. Written content
    7. How often they post/ who's commented on the posts
      Are there any elements that you would or wouldn't use in your blog?
      Record your finding on your blog.
        Progress:

        First Instagram/ blog account to analyse it's:

        “Vintage Vandalizm”

        website:https://vintagevandalizm.wordpress.com
        Instagram:@vintagevandal

        I ve took some screenshots of her Instagram and her website to give a better look of what I am talking.

         

         

            1.Basic bio of the writer  

           

           

          Puerto Rican bombshell Jasmin Rodriguez is a 32-year-old retro style expert who started a popular blog, Vintage Vandalizm, in 2008, showcasing her style and creativity as a multimedia artist. However, the road journey wasn't smooth sailing. Upon research, Rodriguez noticed the lack of materials regarding Puerto Rican actress&pinups from the '50s prompting her to research everything possible about these forgotten women and their style. She did find inspiration from great women like Hedy Lamarr, Debra Paget and Yvonne de Carlo.

           

          Despite her willingness to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology several times, she was never accepted. The result became an urgency to launch her fashion blog and she is currently working on her own Vintage Vandalizm clothing brand, the first release was this Summer (2019). 

            2.Layout

           website:https://vintagevandalizm.wordpress.com

            The Layout of her website it's a fixed layout, the webpage/site it's the same fixed-sized regardless of the size of the browser window or the size of the font in which the page is written.

            It has a slideshow of Pictures on top, a fixed grid with her collection item's pictures, a briefly third-person BIO and the same kind of grid for her blog's posts at the bottom. The Blog Layout it's fixed as well, it is centre aligned in text and pictures and simple in the design.

            The Instagram account, however, follows the restricted Instagram Layout, but it's quite similar to her collection item's layout.

               3.Background

            Photos are the same between Instagram and Website, but the background changes a lot between one picture and another.


            Usually, many Fashion bloggers decide a kind of main background and follow it: someone sticks on landscapes, building/city, nature/park etc. or colour backgrounds. Vintage vandal differs in that, probably because she is a model too and works in differs projects, but her photos don't have a kind of set background.


            The background of her photos are mainly:
            -Streets, fences and building both modern and antiques
            -Green/plants & flowers, but even deserts and countryside
            -House inside, her bedroom but as well boudoir or vintage-looking livingroom
            -vintage cars, pubs and cafes
             

               3. Images used

            We already had analysed background and colour schemes of the images used, so let's talk about the pictures themselves.

            As a stylist, model and fashion blogger the content of the pictures it's mostly clothing and accessories.

            Most pictures have as a subject her collection brand: retro-inspired clothes from 1920s style to 40's and rockabilly vibes.

            Other subjects are:

            Makeup, accessories as hats and uniques bags and Lingerie.

             

              4.Fonts


            To analyse how she uses fonts, we need to get a look at her website

            I have put together some of the fonts she uses, and for what I can see here she uses serif fonts, simple and neat, for her body text and a mix of script/calligraphic fonts for her'titles.

            Serif + Script fonts are one of the most basic combinations of fonts to use, to give a visual dynamic/Rhythm to your graphic work.

             

               5.Colour Scheme

            It is effortless to spot the main colour scheme of her website, and it's:
            PINK- mainly used for banners, buttons, header and footer.
            BLACK- For the fonts
            WHITE- For the background
            GREEN- Few dark green accents here and there.
            For the blog section, it's even more accessible, it's B/W, and just the colours of pictures speaks up.

             

            Because Instagram has a default design, it's a little more challenging to catch schemes of colours, especially for her account. Later Fashion's Instagrammers use more a rigid scheme colours for their accounts, and just scrolling down the account you catch the idea. Usually, it's bright pink at the moment!

             

            For Vintage vandal's accounts, I can notice a predominance of dark colours, mostly black, red and dark green, with few pale pinks and bright yellow and blue. But, as I previously said, she works as a model, so often the colours of photos are random, depending on the different sets.

             6.Written Content

            Jasmin is a Business woman so most of her written content it's about her collection, events and collaborations.

            Her caption are sharp, ironic and self celebratring, here are a few:

            "I got a thing for Chanel vintage that dropped before I could speak English"

            "Set your intentions. Remind yourself what makes you alive and electric, what makes sense to your life as a whole"

            "Living up to my own fantasy"

            7.How often they post/ who's commented on the posts

            She posts daily, at least one post per day, impeccable pictures and catchy captions, she always credits anybody who had collaborated with her under each post. The comments are prominent in each and every post, the audience it's mostly composed by women and all of the comments are positive, complimenting her beauty and style.

               Are there any elements that you would or wouldn't use in your blog?

            Conclusion of the first half: Vintage Vandals it's a Businesswoman, and there is a lot you can learn from her.

            First elements I could use its consistency; she is consistent with her work and what she does, always on point and rarely out of her field.

            Second: Be professional, never post a sloppy photo to look consistent.

            Third: Style, play with styles and decades, recreate in modern ways, make it pop.

             

             

             

              Second Fashion Tumblr account to analyse it's:

              Papa Oppong


              website: http://papaoppong.com/

              Tumblr: https://papaoppong.tumblr.com/

               

              1.Basic bio of the writer  

              Born in 1992 in Accra, Ghana, Papa Oppong Bediako is a fashion Illustrator, fashion Designer and a new-age artist.

              Papa Oppong has designed RTW looks for West African Fabric giant Woodin, collaborated with world renowned crystal company: Swarovski, illustrated for makeup giant MAC cosmetics and organized and styled a fashion show for Adidas.

              Papa Oppong was honored at the 2016 Fest Africa USA festival for his outstanding contribution to the African community in USA. The young designer seeks to show the world that Africa is a goldmine of talent and opportunity and can be as influential in fashion as the West is.

               

              2.Layout

              Tumblr

               

              Website

              The Layout of his website it's a fixed layout, the webpage/site it's the same fixed-sized regardless of the size of the browser window or the size of the font in which the page is written.

              It has a slideshow of Pictures of his last collection at front, a calligraphic sign on the top left and a minimalistic menu on the right top.

              The Tumblr account, however, follows the Tumblr Layout. In difference with thw website, light/pastels colors, the tumblr account it's quite dark with a black background and greyish text, making his colorful artwork literally pop into the eye.

              3.Background/Images used

              Papa Oppong uses often real photos as background of his fashion illustrations, city lights, windows, markets and streets.Papa Oppong uses often real photos as background of his fashion illustrations, city lights, windows, markets and streets.
              He posts his illustrations but as well his fashion shows, collection and creation.
              His illustrations are explosions of colours and patterns with bold style.
              His creation garments are both feminine and powerful, exquisite colours, I love the Ribbon collection of this year (2019)

              He posts his illustrations but as well his fashion shows, collection and creation.

              His illustrations are explosions of colors and patterns with bold style.

              His creation garments are both feminine  powerful, exquisite colours, I love the Ribbon collection of this year (2019)

               4.Fonts

              Tumblr fonts are simple and greyish meanwhile his website has more handwritten and calligraphic styles, especcially for titles and accents, keeping a neat menu with a simple font for an easy reading.

              5.Colour scheme

              As said, Tumblr account has a predominance of Black, grey and white, giving full space to the colorful and vibrant pictures.

              The website plays with calming pastel tones and whites. All the photos have a big colour contrasts and are bright and bold. All colours used in his garmets matches in an graceful way.

              6. Written content

              Not much to say, his content it's mainly expressed throught pictures, so most of the time the caption are brief descriptions of the creations: title, location, series, year.

              The only other written content it's his bio, wery well written and curated.

              7.How often they post/ who's commented on the posts

              He posts rarely on social media as I can see, but he gains thousands of likes and around 19.4K of followers around the globe.

              Comments are less in numbers than fashion bloggers but they are all positive and upbringing.

              Conclusion

              Papa Oppong it's such a talented guy!
              He makes me feel so gelous! We are both from 1992! Same age, what I am doing with my life!!! So young and talented good for him and I honestly loves his style and his last season collection it's gorgeous!

              So many things I could learn from him that I don't even know where to start! I especcially love the idea of using real photos as background for fashion illustrations!

               

               

               

               


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