So I tried to draw Ryan Gosling… and it didn’t really work out. So I said I’d just make Joseph Gordon-Levitt… and that didn’t work out either. So obviously, I failed and ended up with this very colourful, hairy, random guy. TADAA!!!
This was drawn in the awesome Paper app by Fifty Three then coloured in Photoshop. But the coat pattern I used was taken from here made by designer Monica Munoz (though you may not know me, thank you for the beautiful prints!).
“Sitting, waiting, wishing” for my next class to come.
09 Mar 2013 @ 03:16AM /
TAGGED AS: Photos AS hallway
Weaving, Clothing Manipulation and Patience (Weekly Reflection)
Patience. There are a lot of things in life that you don’t get in an instant. You have to be patient when cars are on the wrong lane and because of them, you end up missing the stop light then you’ll have to wait for 120 seconds (shout out to the Tandang Sora stop light). You have to be patient when a jeepney driver waits for passengers even though there is NO ONE in sight. Even “instant” noodles have a waiting time.
Last week, we had our 1st and 2nd workshops. They were about weaving and manipulation of clothing. These are what I made and I’m pretty darn proud of them. Tee hee.
Weaving needs a lot of patience. It can be hard at first but you end up getting the hang of it.
Making those little tiny “dumplings” are really fun and easy BUT it takes quite a lot of time and effort. They said that they make blankets out of those. BLANKETS. How many dumplings would you need to cover an entire king size bed? D:
And I just realized, my course, Clothing Technology, requires a lot of patience. (So does everything in life, of course) When making clothes (or even just a project), you shan’t rush it! Huwag maging masyadong atat!
(A note to myself in the future and to everyone else when making something)
No matter how excited you are on how the finished product will look, you shouldn’t rush it. Your product won’t look very nice (trust me, that’s happened to me a lot).
24 Sep 2012 @ 11:32PM /
TAGGED AS: weekly reflection ct 11
Concentrate! (Weekly Reflection)
Dressing up for a job interview.
No, I don’t have a job interview. What we had to do last last week was create a “job interview” outfit for this person.
This girl’s supposed backstory is that She’s a BS Clothing Technology graduate and she’s going to have an interview for a Merchandising position. And her outfit would have to be bought at an ukay-ukay at Anonas (great place to shop, just so you know). Whichever team would finish the earliest with the smallest amount of money spent, would get plus points.
It was my first time ever to go to an ukay-ukay. The clothes there were really nice and boy were they cheap. So my other teammate and I were really overwhelmed by everything. And what made us even more crazy was that we found this really cute sweater that cost only 25 php. TWENTY FIVE.
Now the problem is that since we (or maybe just I) got so carried away by its cuteness and price, we still bought the sweater for the job interview client even though we were perfectly aware that it wasn’t really the most job interview appropriate piece of clothing. Here’s an example conversation of our group while we were contemplating on whether to buy the sweater or not:
Girl 1: This sweater is soooo cute
Girl 2: And it’s only 25 pesos. Twenty five!
Girl 3: Let’s get it!
Girl 1: But it doesn’t seem job interview appropriate…
Girl 2 and 3: Good point…
Everyone: But it’s so cute AND cheap! Okay, let’s get it.
So what did I learn? If you’re buying for a client, (well duh) DON’T BUY FOR YOURSELF! =))) No matter how cute and cheap it is, don’t get distracted by it. You can always go back to it later, after the challenge. Don’t get distracted, concentrate. Focus on what you really need to do.
So if we ever have another “ukay challenge” or I just have to dress up a client, I will remember what happened here so that (I hope) it won’t happen again. :)
24 Sep 2012 @ 11:32PM /
TAGGED AS: weekly reflection ct 11
Make-up Everyday? (Weekly Reflection)
Some women can’t survive without make-up. Some can’t go out of their houses without it. Some wear make-up in their own homes. Some don’t go out of their own bedrooms without it. Some even sleep with make-up on. D:
Last week, we were taught how to put on make-up. I admit, it does make you look more beautiful especially the “natural look”. But I don’t understand how some women just can’t survive without it. Especially those who use super heavy make-up everyday of their lives.
Make-up isn’t supposed to be a mask for us to hide behind. It also shouldn’t be a way to change how we look completely. (Not unless it’s for art or something.) Some who use make-up end up being completely unrecognizable after using it.
I believe make-up was made so that it would enhance our best features and maybe even hide those that are not-so great. Not to change how we look completely and fool the world.
It’s all right to wear make-up once in while or everyday if you really, really can’t do without it. But don’t go too all-out with your make-up. Keep it light and fresh. Don’t make it too heavy for your skin needs to breathe too. And I guess using those “skin friendly” (?) make-up products help. :)
But of course, it’s still your choice if you want to keep wearing (heavy) make-up everyday. I’m not forcing anything upon anyone. :)
09 Sep 2012 @ 10:57PM /
TAGGED AS: ct 11 weekly reflection drawings
Make-up Day 2 - Creative Make-up Look
For our second make-up workshop, we had the theme of “the forest”. So that would mean it could be anything from trees to flowers and even waterfalls. We also had to get make-up pegs to sort of base our look on.
Tentay and I had to put make-up on our group mate, Arianne. We turned her into a beautiful “Woodland Fairy”. And after a votation on who made the best look, we surprisingly won. <3
Here are the other “forest looks” done by my other CT 11 classmates. :)
The titles of our creative make-up looks from (L-R) “The Wild Flower”, “The Woodland Fairy”, Sorry I forgot hers and “The Water Nymph”
Make-up Day 1 - The Natural Look
I never thought the day would come wherein I would have to learn how to put on make-up since it’s not really my thing but…
The day has finally come! :)))
On our first make-up workshop, ma’am Kitty taught us how to do the “natural look”.
My partner was Tentay and I had to put make-up on her. Since I didn’t have enough time, I kind of had to rush her make-up. (Sorry Tentay!) But I think it’s quite a successful “natural” look since it looks really really natural. (Natural since it looks like there’s not much of a difference haha.)
I really like the make-up Tentay did for me. It looks really natural. She’s a pro! <3
What she did was that she minimized my cheeks since they were “big”, made my nose look more pointy and “fixed” my very messy and uneven eyebrows. She also said that I had big eyes so she tried to minimize them too. Buuuuuut, I don’t think she succeeded with making my eyes look smaller. (Just kidding, I purposely made my eyes look big. Hihihi.)
Pardon the overload of peace signs. :)))
09 Sep 2012 @ 07:37PM /
TAGGED AS: ct 11 make-up natural look
Design Exercise : Clustering
We were asked to choose ONE “basic” piece of clothing and SEVEN other “coordinating” pieces of clothing.
Then we would have to mix and match the clothes to form THREE looks for THREE different activities we usually do.
And these are what I came up with. :D
Let’s Be Bold (Weekly Reflection)
It’s weird how every week, I find it so difficult to write a weekly reflection even though there’s so much that happens in the span of a week. Maybe this is because I’m not really the writing type? I’m more comfortable speaking what I feel may it be in front of someone or alone. I just really find it harder to type/ write down what I feel. Maybe that’s why I don’t keep a diary! :O (Self-discovery!) Anywho, onto the “real” weekly reflection.
This week, I was assigned to become a “client” that my groupmates would have to style. The event they were styling me for was for a “brunch date” preferably with Ryan Gosling. Haha. So I told them that though I have a quirky style, I’m still quite conservative. I’m not into wearing short, tight clothes.
So finally, the day came wherein they were going to dress me up. :D This was the outfit they were going to dress me up in:
That green skirt was short and tight, all right. When I first saw it, I was really, really hesitant on wearing it. I kind of refused to wear it. I thought that the skirt wouldn’t suit me since I felt like it wasn’t really me. But after wearing the outfit, I realized that it wasn’t that bad! Though really short and tight, the skirt was actually really comfy. Plus, I thought it actually looked pretty good on me. Haha. I’ll probably get myself a nice skirt like that.
If you never try something, you’ll never know how it is. We shouldn’t be too judgy of something for this can prevent us from doing things; maybe even great things. Be bold; be daring; try something new.
05 Sep 2012 @ 02:51AM /
TAGGED AS: weekly reflection ct 11 drawings
Hooray for Mood Boards! (Weekly Reflection)
(A mood board my group mates (Car, Arianne, Tentay) and I made for CT 11)
Mood Boards – I’m not an uber-fan of these but these things will follow me for the rest of my life.
Whenever I’m going to create a collection or something, I’m going to have to make a mood board. It’s actually pretty fun to make mood boards since you express your thoughts and all but I never realized how challenging it is to create one. It’s quite easy to come up with concepts, ideas and look for inspirations. But to have to turn those thoughts into something physical is just so hard. You have to consider so many things in making one – the colours used, the texture, the focal point (if there is one), the placement of things – basically the design principles and so much more. And an important thing you have to remember in making mood boards is that it has to clearly show the concept you’re trying to convey. Once someone takes a look at your mood board, they at least have to have some sort of idea of what it’s about.
But even though making a mood board is kind of hard, it’s definitely worth it. It’s actually more vital than I thought. It can totally organize all your ideas into a tiny space. And it can be your inspiration and referral when you’re already making your collection.
So go on, make a mood board! It may look kind of crappy at first if you’re not some sort of creativity master. But that’s okay! :D You’ll get better at making them as you progress. I remember my first mood board (since I just made it weeks ago haha). It was really messy and it looked like someone vomited golden glitters on it. I definitely had to change it up a bit. But no worries, I know I’m going to get better at making mood boards. :) But really, I have to.