Tuesday, 17 May 2011


i have designed a leaflet for SOS to give out to people who are buying raffle tickets so they know about the shop and this leaflet will be put on the tables to advertise the company to say thankyou in away for giving the £30 voucher for the raffle



So far we have raised nearly £2,000 and the tagert is over £4,000 so we are doing well as this is not including ticket sales.
I feel that the bag packing has been really sucessful so we should set up a day ever week to do this as in only just an hour bagging at marks and spencers me and rosie were able to earn nearly £40.
if you times this by 8 which is how many people are in the class 8x£20= £160 a week up until the fashion show if you times this by how many weeks we have left that will be 160x6=£960 this would be brilliant if we were able to raise this money.
We also need to start doing the sweet stall every lunch time.
I came up with the idea of doing a raffle...
Things to think about when organising a raffle......
such as vouchers, money, clothes, hairdressers, holidays, wine,hampers, flights, trips away, football tickets,golf lessons etc
Advertising Raffle
Posters, flyers, word of mouth, approaching people in college.
Buisinesses who are likley to donate
local areas, supermarkets, clothes shops, friends, contacts, buissinesses that i work for.
Price of tickets
50p- £1.00??
Contacting buisinesses
formal letter, email, visiting the shops.
Selling tickets
approach everyone, designate students to sell as many as possible, posters everywhere and flyers.

 i thought as i work for a fashionable boutique i would ask them if they would be able to donate some sort of prize and this way they would be advertising SOS and i was going to make flyers to put out on the tables on the night.
This is the conversations i had with Amanda who works at SOS
Between Amanda Courtney and You
Rachel Elizabeth Ward May 17 at 5:11pm
was woundering if you would be able to help me out at all, i have to find some way to raise funds for the college fashion show and as part of my final asignment.

so i have decided to organise a raffle, in which i am trying to find a company or buissiness who will donate a prize.
we have already raised £2,000 but the target is £4,000 not including ticket sales.

I thought this would be a good oportunitey to advertise sos boutique at the fashion show as i could put a flyer on everytable as it will be a really big event promoting sos.

would you be willing to donate an sos voucher? or whatever you think would be apropriate?

many thanks rach
Amanda Courtney May 17 at 6:51pm Report
Hi rach have spoken to di and she will donate £30 gift voucher hope that helps do u need the sos logo for flyer if so send me email address to send to u xx
Rachel Elizabeth Ward May 17 at 6:59pm
That would be brilliant thankyou :) yes please that would be good il get to work on the flyers my email adress is **************

I am really pleased that my manager has agreed to do this it is a great oportunity for my work and it means that i can raise a good amount of money from this raffle as i for one would love a £30 gift voucher from SOS as the clothes are loverly and the jewellery is edgey, different and some hande made not to mention the sky scraper shoes! :)

Fashion Show SOS

I have currently been very busy aswell as doing college work, whilst working at SOS.
I have been helping promote and organise a fashion show at stockton heath primary school for the buisiness .
We started to get all the stock together last wednesday before the one year birthday last friday.
This was to celebrate that SOS had been open a year, there was a greater suply of stock than normal and on the day of the birthday there was 10% of everything in the store, champaine and cupcakes.
Unfortunatley i was unable to make this day as i had a deadline at college but i helped by getting all the stock ready, promoting the celebration to customers in the shop when they came in and when they bought and outfit.
When all the stock was in it usualy takes me about 3hours to get everything sorted but last wednesday i was ther all day, there was so much stock from gorgeous prom dresses,bikini's, evening wear, jewellery, flats, heels,shorts,tops,cardigans,shrugs,dresses and jumpsuits everything you could think off!
we had to remove everything from the packages, tag them, put them on wooden hangers, steam them and then position them in the shop.
The day went really well and the manager said she took up to nearly £3,000 which is amazing for a friday!
Previous to the birthday i started to look for 5 models who would model with me in the fashion show so i set up a group on facebook, advertising to see if my friends or any profesional models would be interested.
Infomation that i put on the event


i need your help!!!!

SOS a small, fashionable clothes botique in stockton heath is holding a fashion show and i am looking for 5 other girls to model with me to advertise the clothes!
I am looking for all shapes and sizes and someone that is confident!
Also looking for somebody who does not mind modeling a bikini or swimsuit? i only need 1 girl for this :) and i will be doing it as well there is also an option of wearing a sorong.....

Also anyone whos up for it we could always go out somewhere afterwards :D!!!!

As for hair and makeup everybody can do their own but if you have long hair would u be able to keep it down and loose as it might be put up for beach wear.

There will be lots of photos and people there so this will be good for peoples portfolios who already have a modeling career!



&& if you dont want to model just come along for the night and see all the new summer clothes!!!!


I picked 5 girls that i thought would be perfect for the fashion show the first was Georgia who i modelled with at the Sir John Deanes fashion show so i knew that she would be good she is also suitable to do swimwear which i needed some models for.
The second was Gabby who is also a profesional model and then i picked 3 of my friends who range from size 8-12 so that there is a mix in size.
I have been constantly messaging them on facebook to keep them updated with was is going on,
some of the messages consist of........

Thursday, May 19 · 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Stockton heath

I was surprised at how many girls actualy wanted to model for me, but i suppose it is good experience for them and lots of photos will be taken for them to put in there portfolio.
25 girls confirmed they wanted to model and ten said they maybe would.
I went through all the girls that had volunteered and picked my favourites, the manager did not want me too pick all skinny girls as the shop is aimed at size 8 to 16.
I picked 5 girls the first was Georgia who modeled with me at the Sir John Deanes fashion show so i knew she was profesional, the second was gabby who is very tall and slim i knew she would be perfect for swimwear and the last 3 are close friends who range from size 8-12.
I am constantly messaging the girls and keepin them updated with what is goin on some of the conversations i have recorded are.....

Heyy hunni was just saying on chat that I'd be happy to help if you need any models or help am available that day aswell :D Xxx
Rachel Elizabeth Ward May 4 at 9:58pm
Aww that wud be brill babe if you could model :) thankyouu will msg u with all details 2mz xxxxxxx
Gabriella Rothwell May 5 at 10:07am Report
thankyouu hun will be fab :D xxxxx
Gabriella Rothwell May 16 at 7:06pm Report
hello lovleyy :D just checking if it is okayy if i put my hair and extensions in rollers for thursdayy they will look miles better than todayy haha :) and veryy summery .. btw wasnt being rude leaving today was in a bit of a rush for college il see you thursdayy :D xxxxx
Rachel Elizabeth Ward May 16 at 8:04pm
Oh its fyn bbe dnt worry abt it we went straight after neways :) yeh that will look loverly hun im gna put mine in rollers too! Excitedd :D xxx

Group meassages
Georgia Bethany Tobiasen, Gabriella Rothwell, Scarlett Emalia Jackson, Emily Jones, Kate Myers and You
Rachel Elizabeth Ward May 5 at 1:05pm
Just wanted to say thankyou to you all for agreeing to model,

will be a fun night.. bring along who ever you want to the event the more the merrier
We can organise a night out after it aswel!

I have decided on you 5 for definate :) i might be having more girls but will just see what the manager thinks

so just wanted to check you can all make the event
Its in stockton heath on the 19th of May which is a thursday i no it starts around 6 so we would obviously have 2 get there a few hours before to sort out hair and makeup etc.

The manager has also asked that we all pop into the shop either on monday 16th or tuesday 17th so she can see your walk and decide who is wearing what......
whatever is best for everyone?????
or for those of you that cannot make a weekday because of work etc we can try and work around when you can come in :)

thanks girls

Gabriella Rothwell May 5 at 3:47pm ReplyReport
woo veryyy excited hun will be amazing can't wait to see summer collection !! I'm up for a few cheeky drinks after to :P I will come on monday 17th xxxxx
Gabriella Rothwell May 5 at 3:47pm ReplyReport
woo veryyy excited hun will be amazing can't wait to see summer collection !! I'm up for a few cheeky drinks after to :P I will come on monday 17th xxxxx
Emily Jones May 5 at 5:04pm ReplyReport
Woo should be good drinkypoos after to sounds a good plan Xx
babe im really sorry i cant make this .. i live in south wales now and i cant get up there for that date ! when i said yes my head was all over the place with bad news .. and i wasnt thinking .. really sorry to late you down :( xxx
Rachel Elizabeth Ward May 5 at 6:16pm
Awww rele okay hunny no worries!!! Thats ashamee hope ur feeling betta soon :( chin up missy xxxxx

Monday 16th
Meeting with the models
I asked for all of the models to meet at the shop at 12 so that everyone could make it on lunch breaks etc.. all of the models could make it apart from kate who works full time so she has agreed to come on thursday morning before the night to pick what she is wearing.
When all the girls got there i was in charge of looking after them and helping them with outfits shoes etc...
we had to pick a casual outfit first which consist's of flat shoes, flipflops or heels with pants it the trousers for example are too long for the model.
The girls all picked shorts and vest tops, jumpsuits and pants with shrugs and tops.
Next was the evening wear which is a mix of prom wear,maxi's and shorter going out dresses with large stileto heels.
All the models looked loverly and me and gabby tried on bikin's and swimsuits with sorongs.
We are next meeting at 6 on Thursday before the fashion show which starts at half 7.
Hair is to be worn loose and makeup simple but dark smokey eyes, all of the accesories will be brought on the night.

I have also set up another event on facebook to around 300 girls to invite them to the fashion show which is a ladies evening here is a clip of the group.

Final Photoshoot pictures

This is one of my favourite photos, i love the colours of the plants and the bright pink flower looks exotic to match my jungle theme. It looks like an Americas Next top model inspied shoot and pose, i am very pleased with the end result.

I also love this photo it shows movement and it is very natural, this is what i wanted to show an animal in its natural habitat but still glamorous that is why i have also chosen flat shoes.

This is one of my favourite images i love how my photographer has edited the colours it brings the photo to life and the flowers add a hint of colour.

I like the scene and body language but my expresion is abit too forced and false i should have maybe thought about getting a profesional model who would be able to carry of these face expresions profesionaly.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Photoshoot hair and makeup/ setting

after researching into makeup, photographers and settings here are some of my photoshoot after being edited.
I like the crinkles in my nose it reminds me of a leopard when it is RAWRR!ing which is exactly the scene i wanted to create. Howeve my mouth could have been better as it looks a bit forced, i would have been better shouting RAWRR! to get a more realistic face emotion.
i love the colours of the plants and flower they have come out really nicley when edited and remind me off a jungle, which was what i was aiming for.

I like the photo it remind me of a leopard crawling up a tree, my face expresions could be better.
This pictue turned out one of the best, the grass looks amazing when edited i look as though i am about to pounce on my pray in the jungle!

This image cam out even better i am spreading the blades of grass with my hands as if i am running through the jungle to catch something.