Final Words from Fashion’s First Lady & the Magic you Missed

April 30, 2010 | By | 11 Replies More

Great advice is hard to come by. Great advice from an icon and a legend like say, the amazing Ms. Carolina Herrera-well, talk about a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!  The thing about getting great advice is, since it’s not such a common occurrence, I like to take every opportunity I can, to share it. That’s why I’m ever so grateful for the opportunity to be able to share such grand advice, on such a  grand scale.

But first……

One of the hardest truths many of us have had to come to terms with this semester, is that fashion is a very an insanely an outrageously- dare I say, horrendously (you get the picture) competitive business. In this way, the fashion show serves as a mirror of this business, and another tool that the school makes use of to prepare us for, “the real world”.  What sucks most (obviously) about this, is that even some of the most talented people out there aren’t being recognized. For no reason other than there just aren’t enough spots in the show job market (see what I did there!)  That being said, I’d like to take this last opportunity to pay tribute to a few of these people: my classmates. Each one of these people, is a creative genius in her own right-and I have every confidence, that one way or another, they’ll be making a name for themselves. Here’s to you!

Carolina's critique: "This is very sportswear." Truely, a direct representation of what our specialization is all about

Carolina's critique: "This is very sportswear." Truly, a direct representation of what our specialization is all about

The judges weren't feelin' capes this year, but wow, was this piece a stunner

The judges weren't feelin' capes this year, but wow, was this piece a stunner

My critique: "Lady Gaga would totally rock this!" Great shoulder detail.

My critique: "Lady Gaga would totally rock this!" Great shoulder detail. Also, kudos to anyone bold and brave enough to make a leather dress.

Wait until you see the back of this rockin' 4 pc ensemble....

Wait until you see the back of this rockin' 4 pc ensemble....

... See what I mean? How's that song go? "Gimme a cape with hair..."

... See what I mean? How's that song go? "Gimme a cape with hair..."

For anyone who thinks making a cape is easy, I dare you to reproduce this one. Fair warning: you can't drape like this girl can.

For anyone who thinks making a cape is easy, I dare you to reproduce this one. Fair warning: you can't drape like this girl can.

Money! Yay!!

Money! Yay!!

What’s next on the horizon for me, you wonder? Well, aside from having just blown my fabulous Cotton Inc. check on Muse tickets, (Yay, money!) I’m pleased to reveal this exclusive bit of exciting news: I’ve contributed two new styles to a popular clothing company (original info removed at company’s request 8.12.10). It’s something a little different… but the buyers coming in seem pretty pleased. (so am I! Yay, I’m a designer!) I’m looking forward to walking into a store and seeing my work on the racks. (note to self: make small version for Li’l Humphrey!) (content removed 8.12.10)!

Now then. Don’t let her perfect appearance intimidate you. Along with being one of the most elegant and regal women in the world, she is hands down one of the nicest, warmest, most charming….the epitome of loveliness; and I had the very rare and outstanding honor indeed, of having her as my critic.  As you continue to marvel at a few choice uh… fashion show “deleted scenes,” let Carolina’s wonderful words of wisdom (I love alliteration) for the world of fashion students and wannabe designers ring in your ears…. Oh! As for my epic last words…. It’s been an adventure, you guys. I think I’ll take a nap now.

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Fin

(originally published 4.30.10 @7:52 pm)

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  1. Nasya says:

    You are very talented and such a fun person to be around. I wish you the best of luck and congrats on Michael Kors

  2. Yissel says:

    Thank you!!!! Can’t wait to see your graduation dress. ;-)

  3. Lisa says:

    … just found your blog, and i love it :) I daydream every day about one day move to NY and study at FIT, so it’s really fun to read your thoughts about the school!

    First I need to live, speak and breath fashion a few more years here in Sweden so I come well prepared to the big city… But you and your classmates are truly an inspiration for me, to which point in my life I want to be in a few years!

    Keep up the good work!
    <3 // Lisa Amelie

    hehe, please excuse my english, i know it sucks :P

  4. Lovely words from Carolina Herrera. Much continued success to you.

    ps. Muse rocks! Money well spent :)

  5. Yissel says:

    Isn’t she amazing?! And nothing beats a live Muse show. My dream is to have them perform at my fashion show some day…. I dream big. ;-)

  6. Yissel says:

    Isn’t she amazing? Aren’t THEY amazing?! My dream is to have them perform at my show someday. …I dream big. ;-)

  7. Yissel says:

    Your English is great! And you are incredibly sweet. We’re glad that all our ranting and all the stress we put ourselves through, indeed proved useful to other people. I don’t think I’ve ever been called an inspiration to anyone before. It means a great deal to me. Thank you so much for sharing.

    You’ll love NYC!

  8. I went to Art school in England in 1968, wow that’s a long time ago. But I remember the excitement and passion we all had and the great friendships made. The number of well known, famous Artists and Designers who taught and yet the words of Ms. Carolina Herrera – Proportion and passion were a watchword in those days. Enjoy your future – good luck

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