You Can Do It.

Now’s the time for us to have faith in what we can do.
No need to fear, cause now’s the time to have faith in what we can do.

My sister said this morning, “Listen to this song. It should be our theme song.” And I didn’t think much of it until I heard the song for myself. Let’s just say, I felt the need to listen to it more than 6 times in a row.

So to all those who are feeling stuck because of the struggle of 2016, this is for you.

On that day in the car

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We sat there, quietly making our way along a highway that we’ve passed a million times before. The song comes on and I start tearing up while thinking of everything that we were letting go off and leaving behind. I look at you as if it were the last time and you were crying as well.

Despite everything, all the fights, the tears, the screaming… despite knowing that this was the only way, we held on to each other like we always used to do. We said nothing because we already knew what didn’t need to be put into words.

Nobody said it would be easy leaving the person you loved most.

 

Advance Draping: Flounces

 

One of the first few (if not the first. I can’t really remember) exercises that we did for Advance Draping with Ms B. Her only instructions were to draw inspiration from Balenciaga’s SS13 collection which features Flamenco flounces. She told me to create my own design but to follow the neckline.

 

Inspiration:

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Specially Tailored For: HANNA BANG

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Made this special birthday dress for one of my dearest friends from my DLSU days, Hanna (H for short) Bang! Since moving to SoFA, I’ve lost a lot of “friends” but Hanna definitely stuck with me through and through! I started the design by drawing inspiration from this AMAZING Stella McCartney dress from her 2011 collection. I first saw the contoured Colorblock dress while watching this tv show called GCB (Good Christian Belles) a couple of years back. It was love at first sight! I never saw a more flattering dress. Even after the show cancelled, the design of that dress just stuck. So when I met with H and she gave me the go signal to do whatever I wanted in terms of design, I knew I had to pay homage to the amazing dress! H picked the colour palette for the dress and I sketched away. The original sketches are in my fashionary (which of course, I don’t have as of the moment so those pictures will come later) but I did do an informal croquis of how I wanted it to look.

 

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So after finalising the design, I went off to work! I originally wanted a nice stretch crepe for the dress just so that it wouldn’t look to formal but due to time and budget constraints, I settled for duchess satin (which isn’t exactly cheap either) and worked for about a week. The final garment still actually needs some adjusting so since I have a bit of time on my hands right now, that’s what I’ll be doing for this weekend. But yeah, H loved it so that’s all that matters! 🙂

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DESIGN INSPIRATION

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Stella McCartney Fall 2011 collection
http://woman.hotnews.bg/n/na-koya-j-otiva-poveche-kejt-gloriya-ili-nikol.11054.html
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Leslie Bibb as Amanda Vaughn
http://www3.images.coolspotters.com/photos/853883/stella-mccartney-fall-2011-rtw-contoured-colorblock-sheath-dress-and-gcb-gallery.jpg
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Other celebs sporting the dress
http://whatshaute.com/index.php/2012/06/haute-this-moment-stellamccartney-contoured-colorblock-sheath-dress/