Sunday, April 19, 2009

I have really enjoyed this class! I will definitely miss learning about the media and the affects it has on us as a society.  I really hope that I don't fall in the mainstream thinking as everyone else.
One of my favorite stores would have to be Forever 21 because they really don't have a logo on their clothing.  I love that they don't have a logo because I can be around anybody and not feel like the person is judging me based on my clothing.  Have any of you been judged by your clothing because it has a certain type of logo? 
People are soo funny! I hate how people judge others by what they wear.  Nobody has any idea where people have come from (background).  For example, I pass by a homeless man each day that I go to work and each day the homeless man is clean shaven and isn't wearing shabby clothes.   Now, I realize that some homeless people don't always look like people that have tattered clothes and dirt on their faces with beards.  But come on, does the type of homeless person that has no facial hair expect to have me give him some money?  This is just like our section about stereotypes, but I really try not to stereotype.

No Logo

I really have enjoyed reading about No Logo.  I especially loved watching the movie because it really made everything come to life for me.  I thought it is extremely interesting how our world functions.   I can't believe that we are thrown soo many different advertisements each day.  Since reading the book, I have looked at my wardrobe and found that I really don't have too many logos on my clothing, which I am extremely proud of.  I really have had a paradigm shift with buying clothing.  I have really consciously tried to figure out what my clothing is telling everyone.  I have never really done that before.  I am glad I am starting!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Today our discussion was primarily about branding of logos on clothing.  I will admit that I am a little bit of a logo person, but I really do try to stay away from logos because I think it is such a high school thing to do.  I shop at soo many places and even make many accessories of mine.  I think if people dress for fashion, price really doesn't matter.  If you dress for name brands then you are self righteous and need to realize your fault and grow up.  That is why I am really trying to become a person that doesn't really shoot for brands or logos.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Today in class when we summarized the movie about what is "cool" it was very enlightening to me.  I really enjoyed watching the movie because it was almost a shock factor as well as a, WOW what the heck that is soo smart!  I really enjoyed how they shot the footage of the MTV marketing reps and how they literally go into a teenagers bedroom and pick it apart.  How fascinating and weird at the same time.  I really do believe that teenagers are very impressionable and willing to be accepted in any way or form.  I just really wonder when the media will have nothing else to market.  To where we are at the point of no return and there are no more values or morals.  What is next after that? I guess we will be like Rome and fall.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

When we were learning about all of the marketing and ads that are thrown at us each day I was SOO surprised!!! Especially since I found over 200 ads in less than a half an hour. I couldn't believe that.  It just goes to show you that no wonder everyone is soo fixated on finding the most popular item that has the brand name with it.  In some ways it really makes me sick to think that so much time is put into ads and advertising to us.  Crazy!!!  My point is, I can't believe that advertising is such a huge part in our daily routines, it never really hit me until we did that exercise.