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Photographing about taking photographs

Photographing about taking photographs

Some of the hair bows currently up for sale over on KimberleyCreated!

KimberleyCreated

Hey all! Spent these past couple of weeks setting up an Etsy shop! Been sourcing fabrics and making patterns for small items (mainly accessories) to sell! Quite excited - I know it’s only a baby step, but we all have to start somewhere, right?

On there, right this second, there are only hair bows but I’ve developed patterns for bags, purses, wallets - I’m half way through trialling an apron - so I’m in the process of expanding. I’ll write product reviews on each item as they go on sale.

The site is HERE!

Speak to you in my next one!

image

Hey guys!

So, I’m starting my blog back up again! I’ve always loved blogging; I genuinely have no idea why I stopped! So frustrating. Anyhow, I’m thinking about maybe going back into education which is pretty exciting!

I miss studying and learning new things everyday and meeting all kinds of wonderful people - dropping out of Southampton was the right thing for me to do at the time. I mean, I didn’t have a life there at all. I didn’t bond with my fellow freshers as I was supposed to and I was so incredibly homesick that it just got me really down; I put on a tonne of weight and just hid inside my room watching House and eating noodles. Not a way to live!

However, I’m in a much better place in my life and within myself. I feel like I’ve really grown as a person and that University this time round would be no where near as daunting nor overwhelming.

I need to get back into the habit of writing and critiquing fashion - This is where the blog comes in! It will be kind of a mixed bag: I’ll be giving my opinions of current trends, reviewing beauty products and showcasing things that I design and make. I hope to be starting a few sketchbooks and I’ll scan them in showing my research and design process. Maybe even tutorials and uploading patterns and order of manufactures, maybe? I don’t know, I haven’t fully decided where this blog will take me. Hopefully, onwards and upwards!

If Grammar is the Key to Critical Thinking, the Idea of a Style Guide is to minimise the Ratio of Nonsense to Sense.

Grammar is essential in understanding language. Without it, sentences would not have correct structure, and phrases can be easily taken out of context. Syntax is a major part of grammar –a set of linguistic rules that help to give written work meaning. Critical thinking is a personal analysis of something, be it literature, a problem etc. The deconstruction of text is where the reader finds an interpretation of what is written, rather than taking the words as they are and the direct meaning they give. How a person understands a piece of writing depends entirely on grammar and the use of it.  

A Style Guide is similar to grammar, but on a larger scale. It provides the guidelines and structure for a group of people writing for a collective piece. Without these rules, writers may use different words or abbreviations for different meanings, which could confuse and mislead the person reading.  Examples of writers following a Style Guide are in newspapers and magazines. However, these rules are not fixed for everyone and are usually specified to each specific publication. The Guardian newspaper is known for having a very well respected Style Guide and, after publishing it as a book and on the internet, it has become a strongly followed set of rules for many publications and writers.

The Times have also published their Style Guide as a book and on the internet. However, the most recent edition of their book was published in 2003 and is not seen as highly regarded as The Guardian’s.

It is not uncommon for a lack or misuse of grammar to make a piece of writing mean one thing to some individuals, and raise an entirely different issue with others.  Certain people use words which, over time, have been made to feel as though they mean something other than what they actually do, due to the way it has been used in sentences and the grammar surrounding it. For example, the word ‘instant’ traditionally means immediately, without hesitation, though in more modern times, because of the context it is being used in, makes the word seem like it actually means ‘quick’ e.g., in food products like Smash. It’s a commonly used misconception. However, in a Style Guide, words like ‘instant’ will have a fixed meaning for all writers of the publication. It eliminates the chance of the reader getting the wrong impression of what is trying to be communicated.  

Some writers take the rules of grammar and purposely misuse them as part of their work. This is more often seen in poetry, as the regular rules of literature do not necessarily apply, and can be altered to create or enhance their art. Poet E.E Cummings is famous for his lack of punctuation in his work. The poem “i carry your heart(i carry it in” is one of his most recognised pieces and contains little punctuation which is often incorrectly used and/or placed. The beginning of the poem:

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
                                            i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

The rules of grammar are non-existent. The references to himself through personal nouns are not capitalised and spaces are not used to separate words or the little punctuation that is used. However, this misuse of punctuation helps with the tone of the poem. “whatever is done by only me is your doing” gives the impression that this is him bearing his all to his love and that on his own, there are no rules, no structure, nothing to follow, and that he needs his ‘darling’ because everything he does is for her. Cummings needs the reader to know how he feels about whoever it is he is writing for and literally spills the words onto paper. A spillage has no format; it flows freely, stopping and starting wherever it wishes, much like the structure of his work.

Language is very adaptable and some people who aren’t necessarily writers see the potential that it has. Every day conversation can use the structure of writing to give a similar impression to what literature does. For example, innuendo is a form of critical thinking. Taking the words that are being said out loud and mentally adapting them to mean something else, changing the context of the phrase entirely. Riddles are a creative way of expressing something via language. The idea is to not think about the words as a whole, but the separate connotations the different parts mean.

A common ‘puzzle’ on the internet is one where there is a paragraph of writing where all the letters in the word are in the wrong order apart from the first and last letter. For example: “Iesantd of benig wrettin in sntaardd Elnsgih, the barin has to rreanrgae the leretts for it to mkae sesne”, which translates to ‘Instead of being written in standard English, the brain has to rearrange the letters for it to make sense’.  This is not a misuse of grammar as such, but it does show how adaptable language is and that sometimes, even the nonsense makes sense.

In saying that, however, a Style Guide is as essential to a publication as grammar is necessary to the English language. They eliminate any chances of miscommunication through an understanding of the basic rules of literature. With publications such as newspapers, their aim isn’t to puzzle the mind with riddles or confess its undying love through poetry. Their focus is to give the readers what they buy their paper for: news. A Style Guide tends to adhere to the audience to which its publication is writing to address and the language they use matches that of their readers. Little confusion can be made when guidelines are followed and set rules are in place.

2010: Designs for Paparazzi Brief

2010: Photography for Paparazzi Brief

2010: Photography for Paparazzi Brief

2010: Satin suit made for Paparazzi Brief, catwalk.

2010: Satin suit made for Paparazzi Brief, catwalk.

(Source: kimberleylouisemillerdesigns)

Photographing about taking photographs

Photographing about taking photographs

Some of the hair bows currently up for sale over on KimberleyCreated!

KimberleyCreated

Hey all! Spent these past couple of weeks setting up an Etsy shop! Been sourcing fabrics and making patterns for small items (mainly accessories) to sell! Quite excited - I know it’s only a baby step, but we all have to start somewhere, right?

On there, right this second, there are only hair bows but I’ve developed patterns for bags, purses, wallets - I’m half way through trialling an apron - so I’m in the process of expanding. I’ll write product reviews on each item as they go on sale.

The site is HERE!

Speak to you in my next one!

image

Hey guys!

So, I’m starting my blog back up again! I’ve always loved blogging; I genuinely have no idea why I stopped! So frustrating. Anyhow, I’m thinking about maybe going back into education which is pretty exciting!

I miss studying and learning new things everyday and meeting all kinds of wonderful people - dropping out of Southampton was the right thing for me to do at the time. I mean, I didn’t have a life there at all. I didn’t bond with my fellow freshers as I was supposed to and I was so incredibly homesick that it just got me really down; I put on a tonne of weight and just hid inside my room watching House and eating noodles. Not a way to live!

However, I’m in a much better place in my life and within myself. I feel like I’ve really grown as a person and that University this time round would be no where near as daunting nor overwhelming.

I need to get back into the habit of writing and critiquing fashion - This is where the blog comes in! It will be kind of a mixed bag: I’ll be giving my opinions of current trends, reviewing beauty products and showcasing things that I design and make. I hope to be starting a few sketchbooks and I’ll scan them in showing my research and design process. Maybe even tutorials and uploading patterns and order of manufactures, maybe? I don’t know, I haven’t fully decided where this blog will take me. Hopefully, onwards and upwards!

If Grammar is the Key to Critical Thinking, the Idea of a Style Guide is to minimise the Ratio of Nonsense to Sense.

Grammar is essential in understanding language. Without it, sentences would not have correct structure, and phrases can be easily taken out of context. Syntax is a major part of grammar –a set of linguistic rules that help to give written work meaning. Critical thinking is a personal analysis of something, be it literature, a problem etc. The deconstruction of text is where the reader finds an interpretation of what is written, rather than taking the words as they are and the direct meaning they give. How a person understands a piece of writing depends entirely on grammar and the use of it.  

A Style Guide is similar to grammar, but on a larger scale. It provides the guidelines and structure for a group of people writing for a collective piece. Without these rules, writers may use different words or abbreviations for different meanings, which could confuse and mislead the person reading.  Examples of writers following a Style Guide are in newspapers and magazines. However, these rules are not fixed for everyone and are usually specified to each specific publication. The Guardian newspaper is known for having a very well respected Style Guide and, after publishing it as a book and on the internet, it has become a strongly followed set of rules for many publications and writers.

The Times have also published their Style Guide as a book and on the internet. However, the most recent edition of their book was published in 2003 and is not seen as highly regarded as The Guardian’s.

It is not uncommon for a lack or misuse of grammar to make a piece of writing mean one thing to some individuals, and raise an entirely different issue with others.  Certain people use words which, over time, have been made to feel as though they mean something other than what they actually do, due to the way it has been used in sentences and the grammar surrounding it. For example, the word ‘instant’ traditionally means immediately, without hesitation, though in more modern times, because of the context it is being used in, makes the word seem like it actually means ‘quick’ e.g., in food products like Smash. It’s a commonly used misconception. However, in a Style Guide, words like ‘instant’ will have a fixed meaning for all writers of the publication. It eliminates the chance of the reader getting the wrong impression of what is trying to be communicated.  

Some writers take the rules of grammar and purposely misuse them as part of their work. This is more often seen in poetry, as the regular rules of literature do not necessarily apply, and can be altered to create or enhance their art. Poet E.E Cummings is famous for his lack of punctuation in his work. The poem “i carry your heart(i carry it in” is one of his most recognised pieces and contains little punctuation which is often incorrectly used and/or placed. The beginning of the poem:

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
                                            i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

The rules of grammar are non-existent. The references to himself through personal nouns are not capitalised and spaces are not used to separate words or the little punctuation that is used. However, this misuse of punctuation helps with the tone of the poem. “whatever is done by only me is your doing” gives the impression that this is him bearing his all to his love and that on his own, there are no rules, no structure, nothing to follow, and that he needs his ‘darling’ because everything he does is for her. Cummings needs the reader to know how he feels about whoever it is he is writing for and literally spills the words onto paper. A spillage has no format; it flows freely, stopping and starting wherever it wishes, much like the structure of his work.

Language is very adaptable and some people who aren’t necessarily writers see the potential that it has. Every day conversation can use the structure of writing to give a similar impression to what literature does. For example, innuendo is a form of critical thinking. Taking the words that are being said out loud and mentally adapting them to mean something else, changing the context of the phrase entirely. Riddles are a creative way of expressing something via language. The idea is to not think about the words as a whole, but the separate connotations the different parts mean.

A common ‘puzzle’ on the internet is one where there is a paragraph of writing where all the letters in the word are in the wrong order apart from the first and last letter. For example: “Iesantd of benig wrettin in sntaardd Elnsgih, the barin has to rreanrgae the leretts for it to mkae sesne”, which translates to ‘Instead of being written in standard English, the brain has to rearrange the letters for it to make sense’.  This is not a misuse of grammar as such, but it does show how adaptable language is and that sometimes, even the nonsense makes sense.

In saying that, however, a Style Guide is as essential to a publication as grammar is necessary to the English language. They eliminate any chances of miscommunication through an understanding of the basic rules of literature. With publications such as newspapers, their aim isn’t to puzzle the mind with riddles or confess its undying love through poetry. Their focus is to give the readers what they buy their paper for: news. A Style Guide tends to adhere to the audience to which its publication is writing to address and the language they use matches that of their readers. Little confusion can be made when guidelines are followed and set rules are in place.

2010: Designs for Paparazzi Brief

2010: Photography for Paparazzi Brief

2010: Photography for Paparazzi Brief

2010: Satin suit made for Paparazzi Brief, catwalk.

2010: Satin suit made for Paparazzi Brief, catwalk.

(Source: kimberleylouisemillerdesigns)

KimberleyCreated
Hey guys!
If Grammar is the Key to Critical Thinking, the Idea of a Style Guide is to minimise the Ratio of Nonsense to Sense.

About:

Kimberley Louise Miller, 22.
Currently living in Leeds, England.
On this blog, I will be focusing on fashion and beauty - be it my own work; reviewing products; giving opinions on other designers.
This is both a collection of the work I have done over the past few years and a place for me to showcase my new ideas and how I plan to move forward.

Feel free to send any emails to:
kimberleylouisemiller@gmail.com

Thank you :)