March 21, 2012
Today was the first step in the Jury selection process for choosing which designer's collections get to go to NYC in May. We had to present our first 3 full looks on models with all the accesories and hair and makeup completley done. We had 10 mintutes to talk about our inspiration, design process, collection, fabrics, and styling choices in front of a panel of about 10 individuals. It was terrifying and I was so nervous. But, seeing my 3 completed looks on my models with my dream shoes (tan mary jane, round toe pumps) on, their makeup and hair done exactly as I had envisioned (a low loose ponytail with a clean/fresh face: natural lip gloss, slight blush cheeck, and cat eyes), and the scarves I had designed and printed on, really made me so proud and I truly felt so accomplished. I am so happy with the work I have done for my collection so far and cannot wait to finish! This upbeat attitude made the jury process less intimidating; it's always better when you can really stand behind what you've created. I received some wonderful and positive feedback and a few fit suggestions. Overall, It was a happy midway crit...and on to the next!
March 9, 2012
This is my 3rd Look for my Senior Collection. I designed a tailored jacket, tank top, and swing shorts. The jacket is made of cream satin with a zig-zag stripe pattern and will be lined in my Lobster print. The jacket has side, back, and shoulder pleat detail, a lapel and collar, and snap closure. The top is made of cream silk fabric and maroon, sheer silk fabric with a zag-zag pattern. It has a scoop neck, front and back darts, hand picked invisible hem, and a side zipper closure. The swing shorts are done in a crimson satin fabric with a circle pattern and floral design. They have side pockets, wasitband, hand picked invisible hem, and front zipper closure.
March 6, 2012
Here are images of my 2nd look for Senior Collection. I designed this short-sleeved blouse with a square neckline, princess seam detail, and button detail on the neck. It is made out of a beautiful crimson, satin fabric with lace panel details. To go with the top are my fun and bright wide-leg pants made out of royal blue coating fabric with front pockets and fly detail, waist band, and button closure.