MAC Cosmetics Workshop

6th and 8th semester students were emailed with the opportunity to join Gordan Espinet and his MAC Cosmetic Team, the group behind the makeup of the BFA fashion show, for a limited opening intimate workshop to talk about the importance behind hair and makeup and how it relates to the world of Fashion.

For the workshop, we were asked to bring pictures and photos of our best work for critique and input. After his talk, he took time to look at each of our portfolios and senior collection looks before giving individual input on what he thought would best help visually enhance our looks.

For a man that has become so successful in life, he is definitely incredibly humble about it. He is funny, engaging and overall just extremely friendly. It was truly a wonderful experience and opportunity.

Seniors! Rumor is they will be doing a few more workshops so keep your eyes open for those emails. Definitely make the time for this, it really is an opportunity that should not be passed out on!

 

Fit for Success

Ahahaha, yes I know, but I just couldn’t resist the corny title.

I went into this fitting a bit of a major nervous wreck. Having not slept at all the night before probably did not in any way help with my nerves. Going off the last meeting with the critic, I wasn’t so sure if I wanted to see her again, especially with my complicated garment in a bunch of pieces that needed to be assembled during the fitting to properly make adjustments and corrections. It just seemed like I was setting myself up for a disaster.

Our professor had sent us an email prior to class to be prepared to only possibly have enough time to fit one of our looks, so we had to choose the stronger of our two looks. Although I’m not entirely sure which look is ”stronger,” the obvious choice was the red monster since the triangles mold to the body in a much different manner than if it were on a rigid dress form.

At around 2pm, our three models, Kelly, Christina and Olga arrived. We all quickly figured out which girl would best fit into the needs of our dress and from that we used the chalk board to sign up for the three different models.

Noticing that Kelly was the overall slimmest of the three, I chose to use her as my fit model for the 1st look. Mimi helped me as I placed the triangles to make sure I covered her breasts, crotch and butt area, then quickly marked off the area that needed to be cut off and changed.

Amsale was running a little late due to her prior commitments so she did not see my 1st dress on the model which I secretly found to be quite the relief. However, as everyone finished fitting their first look, we were told we could start signing up to start fitting our second look. Instead of fitting my second look, I decided it would be to my best benefit to refit my first dress with the new changes from the 1st fitting I had marked off.


Besides the obvious need for an extremely stable, intensely boned under-structure, there wasn’t too much that needed to be done with the triangles. Best of all, Amsale was actually impressed with how unexpected the dress was turning out. Have to say, much improved from our last meeting.

Our class managed to get through everyone’s looks with an extra half hour to spare and I snagged the opportunity to fit my 2nd look on Christina.

Overall the fitting today was quite a success. Amsale was impressed with the improvement and work we all had accomplished within the time we last met with her.

Special thanks to Helen for snapping pictures of my 2nd fitting!

With spring break already in view, we have a little under three weeks to bang out whatever we have left on our two looks for critic pre-judging on the 13th of April.

Countdown: 16 days.

Amsale’s 3/27 Visit & Model Fitting Snapshots (Part 3 of 3)

Special thanks to Paige & Abdiel for helping with pictures!




Paige’s 2nd Look on model Christina




Kyle’s 1st Look on model Olga

Mimi’s 2nd Look on model Christina

Uzma’s 1st Look on model Ogla
Chelsea’s 2nd Look on model Christina


Hanah’s 2nd Look on model Kelly


Jordan’s 1st Look on model Kelly
Whitney’s 1st Look on model Christina
Tatiana’s 1st Look on model Olga

Ellie’s 2nd Look on model Christina


Mimi’s 1st Look on model Kelly

Kenny’s 2nd Look on model Kelly

Amsale’s 3/27 Visit & Model Fitting Snapshots (Part 2 of 3)

Special thanks to Paige & Abdiel for helping with pictures!


Chelsea’s 1st Look on model Christina



Chelsea’s 1st Look on model Kelly



Hanah’s 1st Look on model Christina



Whitney’s 2nd Look on model Christina







Yasenia’s 2nd Look on model Christina





Kukhyun’s 1st Look on model Olga




Ellie’s 1st Look on model Kelly



Kenny’s 1st Look on model Olga




Abdiel’s 1st Look on model Christina
Helen’s 1st Look on model Kelly