Dare to Design!

Hey y'all! I've got something to share! In my design class, we were told to submit a design for a design contest for a label called Shabby Apple. The following images contain my mood board, line sheet, and my chosen illustration. The parameters were: must have sleeves, must be knee length, and must NOT show cleavage. As an added detail, we had to be inspired by a movie.

So my inspiration was the movie version of the musical Dreamgirls. So we're going 70s! A few pictures of 70s inspired dresses from the S/S 2011 season and some 70s interiors and automobiles complete my mood board.

This here is my line sheet which contains four potential designs for the Shabby Apple client as well as the potential fabrics that'll be used if it were put into production.

And finally, the illustration for the submission!
This is my dress design for Shabby Apple Dresses, enjoy!


booties and lauren

Hello all!
Been super busy during the month, but i'm back and blogging. What's on today's news? Well it says it in the title doesn't it? First let's talk about booties. Now I've always loved me some moccasin/wallaby inspired booties. These ones are actually mine:

Well it turns out that they're on trend this upcoming season! Hooray for booties! I'm glad they're trending because not only are they cool, they're super duper comfortable.

photo c/o Lauren Conrad's TwitterNext on the list: Lauren Conrad. Thought she was done with reality TV life? Guess again friends! She's going to be back on MTV with a new reality show that'll follow her as she launches her latest line. It'll be a sort of "mockumentary" if you will. With lots of drama as most MTV reality shows have. We'll see how it goes, I guess.

What do you think of Lauren Conrad. It's not news that she basically used the Hills as a catalyst for her career. Fair? Not fair? Some people could say the same thing about Project Runway. So many students/designers now think they can set their professional lives into hyperspeed by using the televised media to launch their careers; as opposed to doing it the "old fahsioned" way. What say you?


i'm baaack

Alas, it's the start of a new semester, a new semester of blogging. I really wish I could have blogged more during the summer but I have been busy. "With what?" you may ask. Well, I started an internship over the summer with a designer named Minnie Mortimer. Familial history aside, she's so great to work with and I'm having a great time learning on the job, and speaking of job it just so happens that she's offering me one at the end of my internship session. Excited? You bet I am! If you want to look at her items click here and enjoy.

Aside from the internship I've been loafing around and started a collaboration with a friend of mine for a cute little collection, images to follow soon, I hope.

Well since I'm back I'm here to offer you the news as I get it, offer my opinions, and I won't forget the question of the day :D

In other news:
We love diffusion lines, yes? It's our gateway to the star designers without spending the big bucks. Well rumor has it... Alber Elbaz of Lanvin is going to be the next collaborator for H&M. That's exciting news as Lanvin is incredibly sought after and now, it's going to be available for all of us! Proposed date is September 9, which is quite soon, I'm going to be following fashion news quite frequently to find out for sure. Well, I guess that's all for today I'll think of more things, I promise.

New semester, new layout? Maybe. I do love Baptiste as my banner, but perhaps it's time for a change :)


Sonia & GaGa

Greetings readers, it’s bloggy-blog time!

So I watched the Sonia Rykiel pour H&M fashion show, and the verdict is: it was a decent effort. The venue was quite nice and the set design was quite cartoony. Whether or not that’s a bad thing is for the public to decide. It got a lot of good reviews from the people that were in attendance, but that’s only because they decided to go to that and not the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. I don’t know whether it was a smart move to air the show on the same day as the VS show, but it was a definitely a big risk. At any rate, the line launches this Saturday.

Now, let’s talk about the Lady herself, that’s right GaGa. She shot a really awesome cover for Elle Magazine. She’s looking ever so pretty, going for a subtle glamour. It’s a breath of fresh air from her normal day-to-day GaGa eccentricities. I think she looks quite beautiful. Anyway, enough talk! Here are the pictures:


victoria threw on her louboutins at bryant park

Hola readers of the world, or maybe just readers of my class! Bloggy-blog time again. What shall we talk about today? Let’s commence with fashion shows.

I know I was talking about the Sonia Rykiel pour H&M fashion show and I was really excited to see it, the venue was massive! However, other things had to be taken care of and I wasn’t able to see it. I could’ve seen the last bits of it, but those who know me, know that I must see these things in its entirety. So, sadly I missed it. If I can get a hold of some video footage and see it before it launches on Saturday, I will be happy.


I did see the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, though. I got home in time for that. I thought it was quite exciting, but do we expect anything less from the VS Angels?

From the amazing maison light show, the inflatable PINK dog, and the Black Eyed Peas (yes, they performed), it was all amazing. It always amazes me how those models walk with wings n’ things. One model had what seemed to be a golden torture device, fabulous and fierce, but dangerous nonetheless. Heidi Klum was looking ever so German when she walked out (gosh, I love her). Also, a new Angel was added to the pantheon of heavenly bodies as selected by the masses of America. Overall, I think it was a successful show. I don’t have anything to compare it with, but once I see the Sonia Rykiel show, I’ll get back to you.

In other news, New York Fashion Week’s last run in Bryant Park is this upcoming February. It will then make the move to Damrosch Park. So long Bryant Park, we shall miss you [: