Art: (In the early 1950’s the art form was abstract expressionism then moved to Color field Paintings and pop art)
Jackson Pollock paintings:
“1951 Mercedes-Benz Type 300 Limo”
“1954 Buick Skylark”
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.
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”.
1942 Chevrolet Convertible
’33 Ford Vicky
What I love about this window is the glamorous yet simple look it has. I can tell that Gene Moore put a lot of time to make sure the details were just right. Also, I love the background because it went with the 1920’s theme since it is Art Deco.
My inspiration for this week is Oprah Winfrey. She inspires me daily because she is the true definition of a rose that grew from the concrete. She was born into a poverty stricken home with a teenage single mother and ever since her birth things only got harder. As she grew older Oprah faced many cases of molestation in her life even one that resulted in the birth of her son that died as an infant. Despite the many hardships she faced she always found ways to give back to many communities, most specifically the African American community. She built a school in South Africa called “Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls” and donates to many charities.
Art: (The theme of this decade is Art Noveau/ Art Deco)