Monday, 23 April 2012

Dolly Peg's Vintage

I have been into university today to discuss possible ideas for external brief projects with tutor Laura Weston.

I have completed the Birmingham CBSO animation and done some modelling for a Stars and Heroes project and now I am looking for another short project to fulfil my external brief criteria. Laura suggested that I build a website/blog for someone that doesn’t know how to do it and would like help promoting themselves. I have chosen a store in Reddish called Dolly Peg's Vintage ran by my mother.

She has sold and worked with 1930's-1960's vintage clothes and accessories for many years and has a real passion with what she is involved in, whether it be selling in the shop, running jumble sales or going to swing and jive dances.

I have spoken to her and she is really excited with the concept and has many ideas for what could be on there, the style and feel of it. As well as the chance to have the maintenance of the site taught to her and traffic to her shop.

The shop is in Houldsworth Mill shopping Centre in Reddish and she is one of the only ones in the Mill that doesn’t have anything online that helps display and sell her items.

I have created her the blog and email address and she has given me a lot of direction to go off to start with. I have asked her for images that she wants displayed and to write about her shop so that the public can see what it is about and where to find her.

So Far

- 1930's style decor
- A candy shop appeal
- Dolly Pegs and buntings (Dolly pegs are old style clothes pegs, I didn’t know this)
- Pale Pinks and Greens
- Old cake stands
- The old power of women feel.

 I have offered to also help her out with a logo for DollyPeg's so that she can have branding and uniqueness due to other Dolly Peg sources on the internet

Here's an image of the type of thing I think she is looking for, but we shall see what material she sends to me and what it is like.

image of a 1930's kitchen by

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