Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I'm gearing up for Chillin' Productions which is taking place May 1st, 2010. More details to come on the event but I do know that I will have a fresh and eclectic assortment of lingerie available for the show. I found some inspiring works of lingerie by Lonely Hearts via Fashion Toast. These are so adorable and when Rumi says they make the best lingerie, I might have to agree with her.

all for you...hump day tunes

maggie cheung + rodarte = beautiful

I just read on about this collaboration with Rodarte designers, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, and Hong Kong boutique, Joyce. The designers created four looks inspired by the graceful and classic Hong Kong actress, Maggie Cheung. Check out the short film by Wing Shya, done for Joyce boutique, which features the four looks. More on the article and sketches of the looks here.

fashion industry tips...and good ones!

A few interviews were done by with fashion industry experts. The panel of interviewees were Dan Martensen, Eric Wilson, Joe Zee, Natalie Joos and Pamela Love. They had some great words of wisdom that I found inspiring. Check it out!

How’d You Get So Far? Five Honest Answers to Succeeding in Fashion

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

2010 out of africa

Here are my sketches for the CCSF 2010 Spring Fashion Show that I've further developed on Adobe Illustrator. The three looks have been chosen for the show so it's time for me to seriously get to work!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

fendi 2010/2011 autumn/winter fashion show

I hope that in an effort to share some of my fashion industry findings I'm not cluttering my blog with too many runway shows, I just keep coming across so many good ones! I've never thought myself to be much of a fan of Fendi but somehow I was drooling all over this new collection. I love the longer hem lines on the skirts, especially the midi paired with the just-below-calf length boots!! (*Note to self: I must achieve these looks next Fall!) The silhouettes were overall very drapy and loose whilst being feminine and elegant. The colors were very rich, saturated earth tones which I always appreciate seeing for Fall and Winter collections. These cold and cloudy months are not always indicative of a gray scale wardrobe! Out of all the Lagerfeld led lines this is definitely my fave. As much as I love fantastical themed collections, I do love seeing beautifully wearable garments as well.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

the row 2010/2011 a/w fashion show

I have to admit, overall I liked The Row's collection for Fall 2010 and that means something considering I despise the idea of celebrity, yeah, despise! The Row is designed by the two Olsen twins, Mary Kate and Ashley, or to our knowledge there isn't a no-name designer hiding behind the fame of the celebrity twins doing all the work. Mainly, this short and to-the-point, hipper than hip line provided easy and unique basics to work with for next Fall. I would absolutely wear every one of the pieces. The whites paired with whites and the blacks paired with blacks allowed for the eye to focus on the free-flowing silhouettes and the mixture of sheer, leather and slinky textures.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

meet me on mercury

The past couple days I've been a complete zombie. You miss one nights worth of sleep and its as if your life turns upside down and you don't know what's real or what's an illusion. Getting just passed that 24th hour is usually the most difficult part. Being confined to my subzero degree room, while all is quiet and still, slowly cutting and sewing fabric in a rather lame effort to not make any noise for fear your roommate and neighbors will hate you, just plain and simply sucks! By the 35th hour of this cognizant dream state, interacting with other humans almost creates this distraction so my brain had almost forgotten that it never had a night of rest. Coming home and working away as usual and by the 40th hour I became extremely exhausted but didn't want to sleep for fear of never waking up again....well, yes I'm being suuuper dramatic but that's what was going on! Here's what else. I've been working on creating a jacket I had sketched up months ago and decided to create the pattern for it for my pattern drafting class. My group came up with a theme of futuristic chic and named this Meet me on Mercury. Our styles were based around the idea of dressing up for a date on Mercury. We had vibrant shades of blues, a bit of silver and a splash of magenta in our swatches. The fabric I chose was not my original game plan. I figured rather than spend more money on fabric I could use what I had on hand. The fabric that I got from SCRAP a few weeks ago is the perfect color and weight. I've got the out side layer and lining sewn together. Just need to figure out what types of interfacing and padding to use to build up the shawl collar and angular sleeve, both of which are new styles to me. Then I need to attach the belt and the asymmetrical hem will be hand-stitched to enclose everything! Let me know what you think! Feel free to leave a comment!

marc jacobs obsession session

Eleven Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Marc Jacobs

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I love this! Clearly the best use for red lipstick!

3.1 phillip lim a/w 2010/2011 fashion show

I just loved this palette of neutrals and brightly saturated accent colors. The mix of texture and textile add visual stimulation, and the dramatic asymmetry in the dress hem were to die for!

Here's the last half.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

viktor & rolf 2010/2011 autumn/winter show

It's always such a treat to find the Viktor & Rolf runway shows online. As soon as I came upon this I thought to myself "Oh my goodness, what are they gonna do this time?!" In my opinion I believe the designers out done themselves. This is how fashion designers should "design"! For those who don't know I studied product design at SFSU so watching this show made me realize a whole new answer to that age-old question, "Can clothing be transformed into different pieces without losing its style?" The show in itself was a new concept. Flawlessly executed, the designers physically demonstrated how these garments were transformed. So the garments in question came out as coats that were piled onto one model. Each coat was removed to put onto a new model coming out. As they reached the last coat, previous models came back out with the coats worn a different way. Those models would then have their coat removed (*gasping for air) AND put back onto the original model. I bet the dressers back stage had it easy! The collection as a whole was a gray scale of mixed textiles - from fur-trimmed wool to beaded chiffon. The silhouette of each look repeated their form fitting garments paired with loose over-sized coats. I am completely in tune with all these looks! Does anyone see a Tim Burton and Viktor & Rolf collaboration coming soon??

Here's the last half.

Friday, March 12, 2010

so good i dont want to tell you...

but i suppose i will since i want to see this business continue to be in business. I pass this fabric store almost everyday and think to myself if its any good. Well one day I actually walk in and was not that impressed - I mean prices were definitely low but you really get what you pay for. A few months pass, bringing me to today, and in my despair I decide to see if they might have any stretch lace. You see, I started a lingerie design class this semester and after making one panty I've become hooked! Yes, hooked on panties! ;P Anyway, I've literally scrounged through all my fabric resources (Stone Mountain Daughter, Discount Fabrics, JoAnn, and by word of mouth Britex, Fabrix, Satin Moon) here in the Bay Area and there seems to be a shortage of stretch lace! Simply Fabrics @439 International Blvd in Oakland,CA - If you need lace, lace trim, and elastic they have it here but hurry cause I might clean them out! Also, they have the cutest little "Thank you" bags, big enough to fit ONE orange!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

good night

As much as I'd like to crash into the dreamy wonderland that is my bed, something seems to keep my mind racing. Maybe it's because I don't normally crash out until 2AM, maybe it's this heavy rain tapping at my window, maybe the feeling of not having anything to stress over is actually unsettling for me - I DON'T KNOW! I recapped the day and wrote in my diary, came up with a list of things to do tomorrow in my planner...I took out my sketchbook to see if I could squeeze anything out...and nada. Maybe I was just destined to sift through my junk mail and come across these delightful beats...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

2010 out of africa

The past two days I've been knee deep in my collection of fabrics. Finally, I can put them to use...well, hopefully. You see, I've been preparing for the CCSF Spring Fashion Show jury session that took place tonight. Below are the looks I presented (please don't laugh at my Photoshopping abilities ;P). As you can see I managed to pull a bunch of different prints and patterns to mix n' match. Hopefully these looks translates my interpretation of an African theme. I'm kinda lovin' them and I'm crossing my fingers that they all get chosen. Whatchu think??

Friday, March 5, 2010


A few days ago, I took a trip over to SCRAP. In the 15 minutes I had to spend there I found enough fabric to stuff a large shopping bag. Here's what I got: