Ok, so I'll be catching you all up for a while since I'm a little behind in this blogging business...but that just means there should be more interesting posts (I'll try!) to read more frequently (hopefully) :)
This post is a continuation from the last...
So, I was selected as one of ten designer finalists for the Art Of Fashion Design Competition! I had a little less than one month to create six outfits from my submitted sketches - it wasn't a lot of time & I did all the designing, pattern-making, cutting, & sewing myself, plus kept on working at my multiple part-time jobs in order not to starve, so I was a little crazy by the end of it ;) But I did it! & I found out along the way that I had a lot of amazing people supporting me!
These photos are from the night of the competition during Nuit Blanche. Each designer was assigned one model to showcase one piece & move about the venue (the beautiful Vania Georgieva). As well, designers had to create an exhibit to display the remaining five pieces from our miniature collection. I decided to go with the "La Belle Époque" theme & try to create a Parisian cabaret tableau with live models & musicians playing salon music from the golden era. My sister Kathleen, also one of the models, & Adeline Yu assisted with the set. The gorgeous makeup on the models was done by the multi-talented Stefanie Bezaire, & I did their hair.
My lovely models/musicians (Rebecca El-Saleh - harp, Criselda Gonzales, Jane Levitt - violin, Kathleen Ludwig - cello, & Karina Vera were truly amazing! They posed & played music the entire night - that's stamina!!
|This is me with Vania - both dresses by Corinne Monique|
|Kathleen & Criselda|
|the lovely Vania|
|Jane & Kathleen|
|Karina & Criselda|
|Karina & Kathleen|
|Criselda & Rebecca|
|Jane & Kathleen|