1950’s

Celebrities:

Eartha Kitt

Liz Taylor

James Dean

Robert Mitchum

Art: (In the early 1950’s the art form was abstract expressionism then moved to Color field Paintings and pop art)

Jackson Pollock paintings:

Mark Rothko:

Menswear:

1950's men's fashion - Google Search:

Men’s hairstyles

Women’s fashion:

Womens hairstyles:

Interior Designs:

Automobiles

1955 Chevy Belair

“1951 Mercedes-Benz Type 300 Limo”

1954 Buick Skylark

“1954 Buick Skylark”

Bergdorf Goodman

Response

What I believe would be the typical day as a window dresser based off of David Hoey’s account would be a day full of learning experiences. I believe that because as a visual merchandiser I would need to learn about a lot of new things such as the distinctions between time periods to how to become a master at using a hot glue gun all in a matter of hours. It would also be very busy and involve a lot of energy. I will always be moving around because once we’re done with one project we would automatically move right on to the next window and work on that. But by the end of  the dayI think I would feel very fulfilled with myself and that all my hardwork was worth it.

In addition to what I read in the first article the second article “A working life:the window dresser”, the visual merchandiser Natalie Magee gave me insight on what it would be like being a window dresser too. I think that the thing that is interesting from that article is the fact Natalie mentions worrying about if what ever the window displays is negatively impacting the store’s sales. Which I think adds more stress during the day because as a visual merchandiser you are trying to effectively tell a story, but you must also think about if what you’re creating is going to sell the product you’re advertising and going to catch the attention of customers.

My  Favorite Bergdorf window


This is my favorite Bergdorf window because it is set in my favorite time period, the Victorian age. I love this window because it has an angelic vibe and reminds me of an antique shop. The little figurines and ivory colors add to the color scheme. What I believe took to make this window is a mannequin, diligence to put the jewels and diamonds to the background items. Also,  the detailing on the dress is very well put together.

Inspiration #5: Amandla Stenberg

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My inspiration for this week is Amandla Stenberg. I admire her because even though she is just 17, she doesn’t allow her age to speak for her maturity level. She always speaks her opinion on social and political issues, and no matter what stands her ground despite opinions from others. She also uses her platform to bring awareness to different racial issues such as the incidents in Ferguson, the death of Sandra Bland, and the constant harassment of Muslim men and women,  unlike many other celebrities in her position, which is very admirable. She even made a video on cultural appropriation in which she educated many on why it is wrong and not a form of flattery. In addition to that, I feel like I connect to her because we both are very opinionated and aren’t afraid to touch on situations that may make others feel uncomfortable. Not only that, but when we do voice our opinions on issues that are important to us we are seen as just being “angry” or “bitter”.