I'm going to make it one day, and when I do life will be grand. Many thanks to the support and love from friends and family. I couldn't have done this without you. XOXO
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
That moment when you are whip-lashed with ten times as many emotions at once, and even though it's annoying and heart wrenching, you'd rather read a magazine and call it a day.
Fuck you universe for allowing me to struggle with these conflicting emotions.
I'm going insane, I just know it.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Haute Couture is no longer the luxurious entity that plays a vital role in fashion today but it is still associated with fashion, playing the sole factor before the 60's, when Couture garments were made for the Royals of Versailles.
Before the 1960's Haute couture garments were desirable although Parisian houses set the standard for all other forms of clothing once they allowed American retailers into their salons.
When the 60's recession hit, people couldn't afford luxuries and weren't willing to pay for expensive garments. The Paradigm had shifted which planted the seed to become more financially aware of what was being spent and the opportunity cost of buying expensive garments to those that were cheaper. It became more evident within the zeitgeist that people were more comfortable with the idea of paying less for garments.
However this doesn't conclude that Haute Couture is dead or irrelevant. It's relevant in that we use the idea as a form of inspiration and longing for that luxury that once was in society. We all might not be able to afford a $50,000 suit or gown but the idea of wearing expensive fabrics drives the mass market to create the knock offs that essentially keep couture alive. It makes it more marketable to a larger range audience thus giving light to Haute Couture as being the essence that supports the image that we all seek in fashion.
That feeling when you look at the model, and you're not sure where to start or how. In this class I always struggled with beginning the sketch, mainly because I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out, and ultimately every time I started I went into it knowing it was going to be a puzzle; to figure out the right proportion of the eyes, down to the lips, or the angles of the fingers even down to the height of the heel for the foot. My instructor told me what I had to practice and overall according to him I had good energy in my drawings.
Monday, August 13, 2012
I'm not much of a drawer, and I don't pretend to be. If it were up to me, I'd be the one sweating in a closed out room sewing a zipper into a dress. I love sewing.
However it doesn't work that way and for these two different assignments for my sketching class I was supposed to capture what I saw out my window, and what it looks like to have a stripped blanket draped over a chair. The idea was then to visualize the lines going in different directions, and for the most part I did alright.
Though, there is always room for improvement, and I'm still learning.
Two years of school at F.I.D.M, and now this chapter of my life is done and on to the next.
Thank you FIDM for the best and worst of times, and thank you universe for allowing me to gain some of the most amazing people I am honored to call my friends.
We fucking did it.