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Group Projects: Music

Posted in Class Group Projects, Discuss This Display by Arcadia on May 22, 2012

Here are the displays for the Music theme week:

Group 1 – Window

Clever idea to cut the musical note out, and I like the styling of the mannequin.  Like your classmates had mentioned, I too had wished the musical note had been constructed out of a different paper, something more colorful.

Group 2 – Table

Great job group 2!  I could see this display at the MAC makeup counter, and the colors you chose are perfectly on trend!

Group 3 – Shelving 

You’re on the right track with some of the iconic images you used for Jimi Hendrix.  The guitar is great, but the peace fabric is a little much.  Nonetheless this display would work in a store that sells vintage records, and it is truly representational of the artist.

Group 4 – Other Cubes

This was one of my favorite displays of the day.  I loved how you took the cubes and made them into a an old school boombox, yet you have a modern-day music player – genius!  My only critique is to nix the pipe cleaner musical notes.

Group 5 – Wall

The meet and greet display was fun, and who knew 20-somethings were such Beatles fans!  I enjoyed looking at the collage with the drum in the middle.  Great job!

Group 6 – Cubes

As simple as this might look, it took a lot of time to assemble.  You can tell Lady Gaga was just an inspiration for this display and not a direct representation of her. Shame the black contact paper didn’t cooperate, but regardless it is still an elegant display.

 

The final projects coming up are Pop Culture!

Cosmetic Displays

Posted in Cosmetic Display by Arcadia on March 31, 2011

When I worked for Macy’s one of my favorite departments to work in was definitely cosmetics!  I LOVED setting up my cosmetic displays at the end of each week, in preparation for the GWP (gift with purchase) promo for whichever company was holding one; not to mention how incredibly generous the make-up ladies were to me!  They always sent a GWP my way and I used to get invited to the launch parties for the latest perfume or cosmetic item they were promoting.  That is one job perk I truly miss!

I was pleasantly surprised to see in the April issue of Allure, an article on shopping at make-up counters, plus photos with captions on how cosmetic counters are displayed.  I’ve scanned page 195 below:

I would like to send a big shout out to all the ladies (and gents) that work in cosmetic retail.  It looks like such a glammy job to the outsider when in actuality it can be quiet demanding!

 

Make-up and Mannequins

Posted in Inspiration, Mannequins by Arcadia on August 28, 2010

Why have I uploaded this striking advertisement from Christian Dior cosmetics?

Because I think this is a look that can easily be replicated on a mannequin, without causing any damage to the mannequin’s face.

If you work in a store where you have mannequins that have been made to look like they are in full face make-up, it would be best not to try to change the face paint.  My students tell me all the time, how old and beat up their “models” will begin to look over the years, and I agree; but doing what we in the industry call a “renovation” on a mannequins face is a skilled trade.  I still catch the occasional student applying paint to their mannequin’s face with disastrous results!  I think the advert above is clever way to do something interesting with the face for a S/S campaign or a make-up display as they have shown here.

You can copy this idea or it may inspire you to come up with something clever of your own.

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