Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I'm insane, yes I am

I keep taking on projects - need to learn how to say no. But it's just so much fun and I live to be under pressure all the time.

More on that to come.

The Reflections Benefit was AMAZING!!!! They're going to be making the calendar, which was the call for this meet and greet event and its' proceeds also goes to various Philadelphia AIDS charities. I'll keep you posted when that's available.

photos are on my myspace! I'll post some here tomorrow

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Oh snap...basically a day away

I'm watching Ralphie May stand-up on Comedy Central. Funny dude.

Was all excited for Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but they only showed ONE new episode and then had this weird, but semi-funny, cartoon show afterwards. Where's the Sunny in Philly kitten mittens episode!!!

I'm almost done with everything! Just finishing up two looks and then making little like accent pieces tomorrow.

My sister is packing and getting ready for the return to school, so i can't force her into helping me :( but she is going to sew one or two things for me.

next show, I NEED an intern/assistant who will work for my gratitude and an outfit.

There was a little confusion drama this morning that I freaked out over, but it was clarified in like two seconds - see, this is why people get into fights and such without stopping and trying to figure out things b/c usually things are just a misunderstanding.

I have to bleach and re-hot pink dye my hair tomorrow.

A band I really like is playing at one my one job next week. It's going to be sick and one of the students today told me he'll stalk the band along with me, haha.

October is almost here. AFI, Dance Gavin with Emarosa, Iceland music festival, Boys Night Out (HELL YEAH!) and then, well, October is over and November might bring another show featuring my designs...stay tuned

Here's the upcoming show -

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday: 6 days to doomsday

EEK!!! I'm running behind and shouldn't be here typing, but let's do a mild recap of yesterday -

Went to NYC early and got ready to help out for designer, Sumie Tachibana, at her show in Queens, which also featured a couple other amazing designers!

It was a smaller show in regards to number of models and venue size, but the work and time that went into it, was retarded. The craftmanship that these designers has is bananas.

The show started off with pieces made by students of Sumie and for the young students, it must have been fun to have designs shown on the runway so young, yet they all were really nervous. They were so cute!

Sohung Designs went next and the zipper detailing was BEAUTIFUL! I was drooling. They really made the statement and quite the work of art.

Joel Voisard showed off his metal work jewelery and those were interesting and nerve-wracking watching him 're-sculpt' the pieces on the models seconds before they went out.

Rockaway Beach Bikinis only showed four pieces, but they were super cute - I considered it 50's pin-up in Capri. Striped Barbie-like one-piece, yes ma'am!

Feral Childe is your typical hipster style line, but really interesting prints and ideas - their dresses are so easy to wear. I can't see myself rockin' this ready-to-wear line, but definitely worth checking it out.

Sumie had seven looks and she works all in black - but she had one dress was this vintage grayish material and another was a black with red dashes throughout. It just sucked because there's SO much detailing in her work and you can't appreciate it as much seeing it on the runway. But as a look, it made for fierce runway.

From backstage, things went smoothly. There was one or two wardrobe problems, but the models were great about making sure they were dressed and ready to walk.

After we cleaned up, I was off to the New York Couture show. I had no one to go with me though!

Low and behold - the other NYCouture intern, Nikki, was there and I chilled with her and my other designer friend Becky Vanderway had just come from the Christian Siriano show. I looked rockin in my stars poofy dress, though my tights made my feet slip in my shoes and i couldn't walk.

The show started late, but it was a big rainbow on crack that came down the runway. LOVED IT! There wasn't too many new desings, but a bunch of new color combos and materials and lots of sequins, tulle and bows.

I was so excited to see Betsey Johnson's aesthetic really coming out in this collection.

Ultraviolet Sound palyed for a half hour after and OMG they were so good! We danced the whole time and they were so much fun and all the moments of mixing freestyle tunes, I sang along.

There was nothing to crazy that happened. Everyone had a fun time.

Now It's back to finishing my collection and praying things went as well as these two shows did.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Let the Countdown Begin...

As I look at the clock say 1am, I realize the Reflections event is a week away.

Looks I still have to prepare: 4 guys & 5 (?) girls, also my own!

ugh! my sister is helping do small hand stitch work, b/c she's quicker at that than I am, but I'm still nervous I won't have everything done.

I've been helping out this amazing designer Sumie Tachibana for the past months - just a couple days - for her collection, which she's showing tomorrow in Long Island City. I'm helping out as well all day, shall be fun.

Then I'm heading over to the New York Couture show. Crazy! I'm going to be so tired tomorrow.

I'm torn on music for my show. erf. I need to go and sew a little before bed. I wish I was like Sabrina and could just point and the pieces come together. Plus, our cat Kitty would be able to talk. Damn that Salem!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Jeffree Star - Beauty Killer

Wow, ok. So most of you will say - Jeffree Star? One of those myspace celebrities? Yea, another delusional internet celeb who thinks they are a singer.

But wait! Take it back!

The new album Jeffree Star has coming up is actually pretty darn good.

I love the "Louis Vuitton Body Bag" song and Mika Skiba is in it. They lyrics are dark too. The whole album, I mean look at the title, goes back and forth between what you would think with 'I'm the shit' lyrics and also topics that are much deeper than that.

We're not talking John Lennon or anything, but thankfully the lyrics are not the shit some myspace idiots write and have a bit of wit to them.

The music is way better than what I had heard in the past from J*. I had loved the live shows for the spectacle they were, but now I'll be more stoked on hearing "Bitch Please" or "Fame & Riches. Rehab Bitches" which features Breathe Carolina (not a fav of mine though) that is friggin awesome as hell.

So yea. This is just me throwing my ideas together for a better review. If you like dance/techno, check it out. It's fun and definitely will be a step in the right direction that really will seperate him from the myspace internet personality label.

love it.