SPOTLIGHT - Cycle 12, task 8.
I have to hurry myself a little bit before task 9's results come out !
seven nation army
I'm gonna fight 'hem all !
I'm a huuuuuuuge White Stripes fan, like Elephant is the only CD allowed in my car. Besides, army is always a great theme to work with ! I used to have a military jacket when I was in high school and I always thought it was the coolest ever ! This was this nostalgia that inspired me first. Also, I've already mentioned that I have a thing for the Scandinavian show Bron-Broen ; and the main character's (Sagaaaaaaaa) coat is just a piece to die for ! I also added a little pinch of Chung and my mind was ready to create.
I went step by step. First, I could only compose something very "officer" like, with embroidery and details. But it was already "deja-vu" for me. Then, I tried some mocking-vibe outfit, with peace symbols but I wasn't confortable with that yellow-golden color. Both of these outfits were army-ish but not army-army.
So I cleared up my mind and started from scratch again ; a new hairdo, a bunch of accessories and the best khaki tones I can come up with. I think that the Timberland shoes give the main idea of the outfit ; and I loved to balance them with some tribal-inspired jewelry. My doll is a soldier, but like on the rebel side, as if she was roaming the maquis for quite some time ! My entry was therefore #3.
Still in the competition ! I still feel like, while reading the judges commentaries, that my outfit was too approximate. I have to focus a little more ; I think that what went wrong here was the baggy side of the outfit ; I definitely can't master that technic..
Anyway, here is my little shoutout !
On the judges bench, I loved Rawan's outfit ! I think that what caught my eyes was those shades of khaki : they look so soft ! On the contestant's bench, I cannot compete with Marta. I adore those black inclusions in the outfit ; her doll looks so ready to fight !