Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Sheinside low scoop maxi dress review

Hello! it's been a long time since i review on any fashion website , and  yes i am writing this post during my finale exam haha
but guess what? seeing that i'm here studying in a school where i can't wear anything above the knee and everything must have sleeve, i decided to pick one of Sheinside's Maxi dress that comes together with a belt
yes, the dress has a belt holder too so you don't have to worry it slipping down halfway when you started walking

decided to pair with my favorite pair of boots :D
by the  way even though Sheinside is located oversea (yes and you may think it's a pain to wait for something so long for it to deliver to you) but no way!
i got this dress within 2 weeks and i am very please at their express shipping system
i think it takes only 5-15 days for it to shipped to your house
and guess what? 
Standard shipping fee is FREEEEE

by the way the dress is quite long for me , but nevermind i just have to blame myself for being too short okay? but if you pair it with a higher heel shoes, it'll be just like your ordinary maxi dress
This dress is quite fit in shape (like if you have an hourglass figure, this dress can show off your curves)

and i try to show off my "hourglass" figure haha
but i really like the waist there where the cinch of the belt really emphasize your waistline 
if you're a bit plumper this is good because a higher waist line with a cinch of belt make you look slimmer

and this is how the model looks like in Sheinside
i can tell this dress is abit loose on her but it fits me like it was meant for me (well despite the length that is still too long for me, but i'm going to the tailor to alter it and it'll be the perfect uni outfit )

get this maxi dress here :D

and thank you Sheinside
for the wonderful dress


Friday, June 5, 2015

Rephrasing Semiotics in my own words

When you have no notes, (forgot to bring back my notes from uni, oh damn!)
no slides, 
no books
nothing, but google to help you in learning visual communication, (this course is quite subjective)
so i sought for the help of my blog, to help me rephrase anything i understand into this tiny little blog of mine. 

i am sure there will be a lot of flaws in it, but do correct me if there's anything wrong in whatever i am going to elaborate out in the next part

here goes
True, there are semiotics everywhere, hidden in messages that are express in visuals and graphics. We often watch advertisement without ever thinking deeply what are their semiotics behind all these. 
Semiotics happened, because all the messages that are trying to express out are done by humans, therefore they have selective meanings.

Semiotics is the idea that signs reference real things, an image has denotations, what you are actually seeing in the image and connotations, what the image actually makes you think.


A sign

is a combination of a
concept and a sound-image, a combination that cannot be separated.

There are two fundamentals in signs, which is Signifier and Signified. 
I often get confuse at that -er and -ied even tho reading through it had stirred  me clear what is the difference between these two. 
so i decided to draw a plan out well
The word Signified are Past tense, therefore it comes after signifier.  
so what comes before are our brain, we often look at the physical or outerlook of something first, before we actually start thinking in connotation. 

For example: 
The word "DOG" has a connotation meaning of an animal running around going "woof" 
the word "dog" is denotative. 

Let's derive these following controversy advertisement done by United Colors of Benetton. 
i think their tactics are called "shock advertising" , something that are done to make people remember them for being outstanding than the rest. 
Even though i am sure Benetton is a commercial company who ought to advertise things commercially, but they did it non-commercially but in another way still helping them "commercially"
i think it's confusing you but i shall dig in deeper later.

now why would a clothing company be advertising things like this to appeal people to buy their products?
what are the semiotics here eh?

of course they still have their trademarks there, 
but have if you actually dig in deeper. okay, we see three people with different skin color, an army clothes being drench in blood, and a few leaders of the same gender kissing each other (that causes quite an uproar)
all denotation
but what's the signified thing in here?

With two leaders (opposing each other in real life) smooching each other,in connotation meanings, which is
It is a uniting image, uniting two opposing sides in an act that both sides would find difficult to digest. 
People buy Benetton to make themselves feel better, in another words, they are supporting their controversial advertisement, and of course by thinking this is a "worthy" campaign after all. 

okay, semiotics chapter

maybe i didn't dig in deeper, but i think words can't elaborate much anymre when my brain cells are deteriorating.