Oh yes! I’m back to sketching dresses again. All I have been making lately are caricatures and other portraiture types. I know making those were making my imagination quite limited because the clients or I have a set design on mind. Unlike fashion designing where you can freely do whatever style you like. I thinks I also had a “designer’s block” that’s why I used my scanty creative juice on another genre of drawing. Nevertheless, doing portraiture and fashion sketching are both fun to do. I wish the drive to do more of both would be on equal levels. I missed doing another of my first loves. xxx
I’ve actually done this during the holiday season out of boredom. I was looking for some old clothes in the attic with nice a fabric to be recycled but unfortunately, I found none. Instead, I saw my nephew and niece’s old cloth diapers or lampin as we call them here in the Philippines. They’re made out of 100% cotton and the thickness was just right which was perfect for the project I intended to do. Don’t worry, they were clean and poop-free!
MATERIALS (makes 1 scarf):
– 2 cloth diapers
1. Cut the cloth in half lengthwise. (I used three of the cutouts but you can use all four pieces if you want a longer scarf.)
2. Sew the entire long edge of the wrong side from tip to end. Now you have a long tube of cloth.
3. Put your arm through the middle of your long tube and grab the end of the other side. Then pull the far side back through the middle of the tube, flipping it right side out as you gou.
4. Sew both ends together.
5. Dye and dry.
Fashimites! Come and witness one of the most awaited vanity fairs of 2011 as several local and international brands showcase their latest collections for the Spring/Summer 2012 Philippine Fashion Week at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia.
Though the fashion event was held on September last year, this time it will run from October 23 to 31. Bench will open the event on the 23rd at the Function Rooms 4-5, still, of the SMX Convention Center.
Philippine Fashion Week October 2011 Schedule:
October 26, 2011 (Wednesday)
5:30PM – PONDS presents GOLD
6:30PM – KID’S FASHION by SM DEPARTMENT STORE
October 27, 2011 (Thursday)
6:30PM – AXE presents MENSWEAR Collection
7:30PM – SM DEPARTMENT STORE
9:30PM – PAPERDOLLS & WHARTON
October 28, 2011 ( Friday)
5:30PM – IPANEMA presents RESORT WEAR Collection
6:30PM – FREEGO
7:30PM – PREMIERE A
9:30PM – LEVI’S CURVE ID
October 29, 2011 (Saturday)
5:30PM – SONY CYBERSHOT presents LUXE WEAR Collection
6:30PM – RUSTY LOPEZ
7:30PM – FOLDED & HUNG
9:30PM – OXYGEN
October 30. 2011 ( Sunday)
2:30PM – READY TO WEAR Collection
4:00PM – JUN JUN CAMBE – LITO PEREZ
5:30PM – WHISPER presents PREMIERE B Collection
6:30PM – LEE
7:30PM – PENSHOPPE
9:30PM – SONY VAIO presents DESIGN FUSION/VISIONS and TRENDS Collection
October 31, 2011 (Monday)
1:00PM – GRAND ALLURE
2:30PM- CHRIS DIAZ – JEROME SALAYA ANG
4:00PM – GERRY KATIGBAK – MARLON RIVERA – MICHELLE LIM
5:30PM – PREMIERE C Collection
6:30PM – FORD MODELS’ SUPERMODEL of the WORLD PHILPPINES 2010
7:30PM – CESAR GAUPO
Caution.The post you’re about to see is full of my turbaned head.(Of course!what would you expect?!)
I’ve got this turban for free! The very generous Miss Kamille Ocampo (@kamocampo) had a giveaway spree to thank her blog followers. Apparently, I’m one of them. I think it also served as a promotion for her upcoming brand—Selfmade Manila.
I totally forgot I joined her promo until one morning, my vibrating phone woke me with a text saying that a parcel is on the way being sent to my address. But because we were under signal #3 from the Bagyong Pedring, the postmen can’t deliver it to our house. I picked it up from the Mail and More office the next day when the storm surge stopped and I was just wearing my PJs and flip-flops. And that’s it. I’ve got a new turban!haha
And who cares if my hair is short-ish! I still want to wear it.haha
Ken Jeong is just so funny. Seeing him here reminds me that I haven’t watched The Hangover II and Transformers: Dark of the Moon yet. He may look silly in movies but mind you, he is a real-life doctor.
Collection Marchesa is on my Top 5 Most Awaited collections this season (and as always.) If you have seen their spring collection, you might be surprised of their “tone down” this season. They may have taken a break from using lots of chiffon, tulle, and laces and have decided to use more silk and other light fabrics I don’t know their name of. But even though their recent pieces are not as dramatic as their previous ones, they are still romantic and elegant. They are also more wearable and you may have lesser chance of taking faux pas. They’re all adorable but my most favorite is the long-sleeved, sequined silver open back. What’s yours?
Photos courtesy of Marchesa
Well, I’m so sorry if I failed to see Vogue Italia’s April 2011 issue. I’ve been looking for some Italian Vogue issues but found France and India instead. But no worries coz I have the Vogue Italia June 2011 issue now.!Yay for that!
So back to the main topic in this blog post, here is one of the world’s hottest stars –Jessica Marie Alba! We’ve got to give it to here because she pulled this photo-shoot like a pro model. It was taken in a parking lot or garage, I think, of old classic cars—which is obvious of course. It was photo-ed by Michelangelo di Battista by the way.