Projectual's Day (I)
Model: Carolyn Jaramillo
Hair & Makeup: Carolyn Jaramillo
Styling: Melissa Cuentas
Photography: Melissa Cuentas
First of all I would like to apologize with you guys, it's been a long while (a month and a half to be precise) since my last blog update went live and I am really so sorry, Univ. has got me so busy that I've barely had some time off to sit and write something in here but since I'm finally on vacations, I'll share with you tonight what I've been up to and worked on the last couple of days. . .
As you might know / not know, I'm a fashion design student, my faculty at the very end of the semester do something for Projectual's Day, we students of all semesters create diffference pieces for a different ocasion (ie: beachwear, casual wear, street wear, menswear, etc) and just like the last year, our project was for womenswear.
The process is still the same, investigation, inspiration and a collection, the project itself, you could do it alone, with a partner or two. I, in my case and right away said that I wanted to do it alone, that would be tough I thought, but I had something on my heart and brain going on and it was something so personal. I do not know if ever said this before on my blog, but when I started studying this career, I did not know anything nor even a single teeny-tiny thing, I was not creative as I could get inspired by oh, so many things but didn't know what to come up with as in a design, I didn't know how to draw, how to sew, how to iron, etc., by throughtout my career so far I've learned how to. So, doing this project all alone, was quite a challenge for me, but I had this goal/dream of mine that I wanted to pursue until reach it with my hand and say that I can do it. You see, in life we won't always depend on someone else, in fact there will come a time where you have to open your wings and try to fly until you do it and that's one reason why I did not want to do it with one of my classmates, and the other is that not only I get told but also I know I am a creative person and that I have a talent that I must start devoloping and working on and this is the main reason why I did it. I wanted to work on my creativity and I did it by designing this outfit that you're looking at, I write these lines, I even look at and touch those pieces and still can't believe that I designed it, that it all came out from my brain and that my hands sketched in a couple of hours and then it all happened this week to make it all look real. I feel so proud of myself and I'm happy to say that I did it and reached that goal I had on mind.
The design itself is for segment of casual-wear, having as inspiration the surrealism and figures as Salvador Dalí & Elsa Schiaparelli, and also my hometown's carnival, aka B/quilla's Carnival and figure "El Congo". I have got to say that all the credit also goes to all the creative people behind it, my design was approved like 10 days ago? I started working on it the last week but then on Friday, my teacher was not content at all, so I had to start everything from scratch, I had some problems with the skirt and had to make it again and that all happened since Friday aftertoon til yesterday's afternoon to be all done and ready for this shooting, which I happened to be the photographer because how could I not to? My presentation was this afternoon, I was the first to speak and explain everreythang, and I did it excellent. My heebie-jebbies? I did not get them today, I was not nervous at all, in fact I was 100% sure of all of this because it was my project and I sweated and cried like crazy working on this. So, what do you think? I would so wear that!!!
Now, I'm off to send these photos to my model and get some sleep afterwards and last but no least, I invite you to follow me over on my instagram, facebook, pinterest & twitter! Until next time, see you guys soon! XO, Melissa