Projectual's Day (I)

by - June 16, 2015





 There's nothing more satisfying than the feeling of saying "I did it".




Projectual's Day 2015 (I)


PROJECTUAL'S DAY - June 16th/15

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 instagramfacebookpinterest & twitter! Until next time, see you guys soon! XO, Melissa




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52 Comments

  1. You look awesome! xo


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  2. Oh wow, this is such a beautiful outfit Melissa, I would so wear it too. I bet you must feel beyond happy and proud of yourself after accomplishing that dream you had before this journey. Everything is so beautiful, even the photos! Congratulations and proud of you! xx

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  3. Mikayla StädtlerJune 17, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Oh, Melissa that's a beautiful design, I'm so in love with that shirt, I would like to have one please hahaha! Everything is so beautiful, well done and congratulations! ❤

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  4. Wow congrats, it really looks amazing great job hun


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    Xoxo

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  5. Thank you so much dear but actually that's not me, that's friend of mine who was my model and was wearing an outfit I desgined! :-)

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  6. Ahh, thank you so much Camille! Yeah, the best thing is that is a wearable outfit. I really feel so happy and proud, still smiling from ear-to-ear. haha, thank you again dear! Big hugs and kisses!

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  7. Thank you so much Mikayla! Oh, everybody is loving that top, hahaha! xo

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  8. What a sexy top and skirt!! U look amazing.
    Great photos. Xoxo

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  9. that's such a really beautiful outfit, i loved it! great job babe, proud of you! kisses!

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  10. The skirt is amazing! You are very talented! Looking forward to more

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  11. Blog and The CityJune 19, 2015 at 3:43 AM

    Awesome photographs!

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  12. At Wednesdays I Wear PinkJune 19, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    You look beautiful !
    xoxo,

    atwednesdaysiwearpink.blogspot.com

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  13. Thank you so much Maria Paula! Big hugs and kisses! :)

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  14. Thank you very much dear! I'll keep on posting more of my creations/designs very soon! :) XO

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  15. Thank you so much but that's not me, I'm the one on the last photo on the left, and my friend is the one you see in most of the pictures. ;) XO

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  16. That's so incredible that you get to create your own pieces! Your friend is an amazing model, and you two are both so beautiful.

    Angelina Is

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  17. amazing...love it :)

    kisses from dubai ♥
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  18. Oh wow girl, you look amazing! Especially love the photos against the yellow backdrop :)

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  19. Thank you so much Angelina! It's always a fun experience to do this! I know right? She did it so good, I wasn't wrong when I chose her as my model! :) XO

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  20. Thank you so much Georgia but that's not me, I'm the one on the last photo on the left, and my friend is the one you see in most of the pictures, anyway, those photos on that yellow wall are my favorites too! ;) XO

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  21. great photos! love your top so much, so pretty :)

    love your blog, would you like to follow each other? let me know :)

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  22. Thank you so much Sonya, happy to hear that! Oh, and I designed that top. ;) XO

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  23. The outfit is beautiful! I love the colours and how they work together, and what an interesting shape of the top too! <3

    xoxo,

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  24. A huge, huge congratulations for this - how talented you are! All of the effort gone into this project must really feel worth it now you can see (and photograph) the finished result! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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  25. Thank you so much sweetie! Yes, it has lots of colors something different to what I'm used to (i'm more of like a minimalist) but so happy to have ended up designing something like this! :) XO

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  26. Aww, thank you so much Gabrielle! Yes, I cried and I still can not believe that I've designed it and that it all came from my brain. I truly feel so happy and proud of myself! :) XO

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  27. Adore the outfit and the photos! So editorial like!

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  28. So glad I found your blog and thanks for visiting mine. The blouse you have in this outfit is absolutely gorgeous!

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  29. Thank you so much Dora! Happy to know that and yes, I agree with you, especially those in that yellow wall. :) XO

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  30. Thank you so much dear! Actually that's not me, I'm the one on the last photo on the left, and my friend is the one you see in most of the pictures but I designed that blouse (and that skirt too) ;-) XO

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  31. You look totally amazing! This is a wonderful look!

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  32. Your blog is so perfect, I love the design and your photos. :)

    (I would really appreciate if you had a look at mine :) - www.waytomm.com)

    Have a great day :)

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  33. Thank you so much Marek! I defiantly will have! Hope you have a great day too! XO

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  34. haha, typical me just desperate to comment on how much I love the photos:') <3

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  35. You look absolutely amazing! I really love the print and the shape of the skirt. It's fantastic.

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  36. Beautiful photos and I love love love your style of writing! Keep it up!

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  37. love it :)

    kisses from dubai ♥
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  38. That top is to die for, so casual yet very chic ! I think it exposes just enough skin in the right areas (:

    <3,
    RGMENDOZA

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  39. Thank you so much dear! Actually that's not me, I'm the one on the last photo on the left, and my friend is the one you see in most of the pictures! ;-) I know right? I have a similar one (?) which I hope I can get to wear soon!!!

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  40. Thank you so much dear! Glad to hear that, your comment just made me oh, so happy and it made my day! Sending you lots of love to your way! XO

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  41. Thank you so much dear! I know right? I love it too and even more because I've designed that outfit, so I'm in love that can't get enough of it! ;-) XO

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  42. Love the outfit, the yellow looks great in you

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    xx

    Tyana

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  43. Really cute top I love it, and the pattern on the skirt very vibrant and beautiful colors.

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Thank you so much for all of your lovely thoughts which I'm happy to read and even try my best to reply them all! ♡


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