I’ve always been into Pinterest, randomly getting over 20,000 followers a few years ago which is still crazy to me. Over time my interest dwindled, and so did my follower count. That was until I started Uni. We were advised to have a Pinterest to collect and catagorise images, and then eventually print them out and analyse them in our sketchbooks. Just like that my Pinterest addiction started exactly where it had left off.Instead of just re-pinning images now, I also pin images I find on other websites (mainly Tumblr). As long as they’re credited properly I’ve found this has made my Pinterest even more useful. Instead of just being full of ombré hair I’ll never have the guts to ask for, it has content I genuinely use for my degree work.
These are most of the boards I’ve created on Pinterest. They are much more organised than they used to be, allowing me to find content I want quickly and easily. The first half aren’t necessarily that useful for my degree (I doubt my lecturer cares what tattoo I’m planning on getting) but they are things I want to have stored in one place, such as makeup looks I want to try and recreate, and outfits I wish I had money to buy. The second half are boards that I do find useful when it comes to coursework. From images that I can use in my sketchbook when creating moodboards, to images that use post production that I think I could inspire some work I produce.
These are some examples of the images I like to pin. If I think there’s a chance I’ll want to see it again I save it just in case, which saves me desperately trying to find an image I vaguely remember seeing. I especially like when people have included who the images are by, or what collection a design is from as that makes it a lot easier for me to find other images I like, so I try especially hard to do this when I save my own images.
I think Pinterest is great. Whether you’re planning a wedding, trying to keep future recipes in one place or desperately need images to help you not fail your fashion degree. It’s safe to say I’m addicted again, but if you ask me that’s not a bad thing!
Until next time,
Images sourced from breezeddevelopment.co.uk and my pPinterest page