Brief: I’m doing it again y’all… I think I should get my head checked out.
Long Version: FAMD Emerge! 2014 takes place on March 16th. I found out on February 19th that my design was accepted into the Design Challenge sponsored by Jack Daniel’s Honey that is being presented at the event. On March 1st, I found out who my model was. March 5th, I purchased my first bit of fabric. So… How many days do I have this time? 11? I made it in 12 last time, so I obviously think I’m fancy. Here’s the sketch… Pray for me.
ALSO, I never make clothing for myself with the main exception being events… events just like this one. So, when fabric shopping for the design challenge that fateful day, who also selected fabric for her own custom look??? This chick. This INSANE chick. Oh goodness, only time will tell if I’ll get it all done.
I almost skipped my own outfit until I learned… on February 27th… that I also made the final ballot for EMERGE! again for Emerging Designer. (I made the final ballot last year, as well.) Woot! So, I gotta look good.
With that being said, I’d LOVE if any and everyone could vote for me! The ballot is available at fashionawardsmd.com! You don’t have to fill out the entire ballot but definitely click my name (and click Kasha Reavis for stylist)! <3
I’ve been working on it the last few days but haven’t even had the time between work and working on it and my prom campaign and client orders and (attempts at) a social life etc etc etc to begin the blogging. A bit of this is back track and I don’t have a super recent photo of the work I did last night, but it will be in the next post!
Above are the first 2-ish steps. The initial drape and then me simultaneously trimming it down w/ seam allowance and transferring it to a pattern. I second guessed taking the time to transfer it, but the base for the strapless gown portion is too useful and classic to not keep around. And Lawdy knows I despise doing things twice, so I don’t want to have to redo it.
Yes, my workspace is a mess. It usually is. *kanye shrug*
Extras: My friends always say great things about my sewing. I always said I wanted to share because they’re awesome. Here’s a lil sumptin sumptin from my boo Jonathan. I sent him the photos and this was the response. Teehee. Please note the time!! Haha.
Disclaimer: Do not judge me for not having the new iOs. SO LAZY!
Sometimes when I sew, I’m like YAY! Sometimes when I sew I’m like …. nay.
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Welp… my ovaries just exploded…
Really, this is a “designer, artist, any person who takes pride in what they do and deserve due credit” gripe.
I’m sitting here now, a 24 year old at 11pm on a Friday night… working on my grind. Where do I want to be? Out. I was tempted. YET I chose to dedicate time to my craft. Be responsible and finish up some garments. After that, I’ll do a few other business related things.
I just made a few small complaints to a close friend about how my weekend will be garbage. Tomorrow, I work. Sunday, I’m off and although I’ll have a small break to wish a good friend a Happy Birthday, the rest will be dedicated to the grind.
But this is NOT my gripe. I don’t mind putting in work. What I mind is putting in work without recognition.
I just read a fashion show recap of a show on a blog. I do NOT discredit bloggers as a whole but this one made me -____-. It’s a FASHION SHOW RECAP and the author commented on each collection with their opinion. Ok… nothing wrong there. But nowhere, and I mean NOWHERE, in this article was there mention of a designer, a collection name, a brand… nothing. NO recognition. NO CREDIT! Pretty much just says, “This collection was fantabulous because it had pinstripe banana boat shoes and I liked that psychedelic bohemian pinky ring.”
Welp… alrighty then…
When you review a movie, don’t you name the movie? Name the actors? I know for a fact that a program was handed out at this particular show. Is it too much to just do a little page flip to find a twitter handle and type it under your review?
I’m not picking at this one blogger… it’s a common occurrence. And it sucks. Some of us designers (especially indie) spend MONTHS prepping for shows - blood, sweat, and tears, literally, amid sleepless nights. And a playa can’t eem get a shout out. Mmmm, bye. That sucks. If we weren’t here doing these shows, you’d have no fashion blog. We feed you, can we get some snacks, too; a symbiotic relationship, no?
Please. Hear my cries! People this fashion is superficial enough as it is… geez.
*Sort of Disclaimer: Syreeta C is an Aries. Sorry, not sorry. And since the blogger didn’t do any shout-outs, I won’t shout them out. Teehee.
Lupita Nyong’o may be preparing herself for a potential Oscar win, but if you ask us, she has already won awards season this year. From that drop dead Ralph Lauren number at the Golden Globes to her epic turquoise Gucci dress at the SAG Awards, the a…
Oh dear God, yes.
This made me smile.
"Who is perfect?"
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I love SO many of these… Idk if I can pick a favorite, but Marchesa can do no wrong, in my eyes.