Emotions, Patterns & Reminiscence

Today as I was making my collage for my advertising class, I came across this quote, “Don’t live under someone else’s shadow!”. At first I couldn’t quite fathom what this could mean. Then I realized that it metaphorically meant that we shouldn’t depend on others to create our success nor should we hide behind someone else’s deemed  success. I personally believe that everyone should create their own success and strive in it! That is why I think that FIT is a great place to get started.

During my courses this year, I’ve realized the professors are always trying to help us with our future endeavors involving the arts because inevitably success just does not just create itself… unless you’re a Kardashian. Haha. Anyways, we made a collage today that was soposed to express a feeling within the color, shape and such. I bestowed myself with an Allure magazine and cut everything up, and voila, this design was created. What emotion do you think this represents?

Yipeee! I’m so exited, my dress is 1/2 done, and we have 2 days left (NO!). And I plan to cherish every single moment until then. Of course, as I started the final dart sewing of my bodice I encountered sparse problems… mainly with the faults of my darn sewing machine! I swear it hated me, every other machine was working perfectly. In the end, my prof came and solved the problem, but I still feel like its always giving me the evil eye. Surprisingly, cutting patterns is much easier than I thought, I’m gradually becomes more infatuated with pattern making day by day. Today, I finished my doing the pleats and darts of my bodice, and I plan to finish the top and circle skirt by Thursday, which is uncontrollably our last day.

Patterns I cut out of my patterned fabric.

Lost but never forgotten. 

Today I went to the train station after school. Today I ran fast to catch the shuttle to Grand Central. Today my favorite sunglasses flew onto the train tracks shallow, swampy floors. Today the train track rats will enjoy my beautiful circular sunglasses.  But never mind, I’ll find someone like youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu. ♪

Outfit of the day! (fashionpanoramic.blogspot.com)

Buffalo Exchange dress

Forever21 belt

DSW loafers

Topshop earrings

I know I don’t frequently put nail polish on my OOTDs, but I’m wearing Essie’s “Muchi, Muchi” (LOVE) 


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It’s Getting Better All the Time

And by that I mean my, um, “art”, if I should dare to call it that. With the help of the amazing Professor Galanos, instructor of Fashion Art for Fashion Designers my so called “art” went from this:

Beautiful, right?

  • triangles for dresses
  • stick arms and legs
  • dots for eyes
  • no hands or feet
  • I can’t even explain the hair…

No, that wasn’t actually a drawing from my six year old brother, that unfortunately belongs to me. Only a mere 5 weeks ago, this was all I was capable of doing.



By the miracle teachings of Professor Galanos, my capabilities in the art department has hugely succeeded into this:

Excuse my OCD tendency to organize my markers in colored order.

  • Better for that sad excuse for a dress design in every way possible. Check.

Dreams do come true! Living proof right here. Of course I have a lot of improvement and work ahead of me but this was two weeks ago, after only three weeks of classes! I can’t wait till I advance through the rest of this course to see my new and improved drawings blow my past stick figures out of the water. Until then, you’ll just have to bare with me through the upcoming weeks facing and eventually overcoming new drawing techniques.

In addition to my classwork, I am also working on projects at home. At the moment I’m working on a Proenza Schouler A/W 10 inspired dress from scratch, like literally, no pattern, or anything! I did everything on my own and it’s almost done. And also I’m  revamping a Michael Kors striped sweated I found at a thrift store. In between projects I do favors for family and friends and fix or alter clothes for them, I’m pretty much their personal seamstress. For example, I have to sew on Nintendo and Mario patches onto my boyfriend’s varsity-style jacket, hem pants for my mom, and turn a jewel neckline dress into a v-neck dress. So much work! But I love being busy with something I love. Reading six chapters of Pride and Prejudice and mastering logarithms… Being busy with that is a whole different story.

Until next week!