Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Lost Passion

I was doing a little (late) spring cleaning the other day and came upon my old binder I kept my fashion sketches in. The last sketches in the binder were from 2007. This made me extraordinarily sad. Here's what happened.

sketch 1 5-31-09

Long story short, in spring 2007 I applied for and was accepted to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in San Francisco, a dream since high school. Unfortunately, FIDM is quite expensive, let alone rent in S.F.

sketch 2 5-31-09

Needless to say, I was somewhat melancholy for some time after that. I think a part of me gave up and put the binder away in a subconscious profession of defeat. I haven't looked at them since.

sketch 3 5-31-09

It makes me sad to see them again, but it also makes me feel invigorated. As I said in my initial post, I don't want my life to just be my job. And there's no reason to give up something I loved so much just because I'm not making money with it.

sketch 4 5-31-09

So, I started sketching. I'm a little rusty, and I've never claimed to be great at it (hence no design career for me). Nonetheless, I enjoyed it very much and that's a good enough reason for me.

sketch 5 5-31-09

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Obsession: Simple Sheer Tee

I can't fully explain it, but lately I'm completely obsessed with the sheer, over-sized tee. There's just something so effortlessly sexy about it. The tee is one of those things that has transitioned from strictly casual wear to a more versatile piece that can be dressed up as well.

image from dirtyprettys

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Textured Hosiery

I'm really not sure how I feel about the textured-tight trend. Maybe it's because I have thick legs, but in my mind, the last thing I would want to do is add bulk to my legs. Although, I'd kill for the Marc Jacobs gray sweater dress. And the gloves!

images from tfs

A Creative Outlet

With the economy the way it is right now, I've been getting more and more worried about the chances of me finding my dream job out there somewhere.

As part of this worrying, I've decided that my mindset is somewhat warped. My job/career shouldn't be all that I am. I have lots of interests. I think this is part of the reason I changed my major FOUR times. So this blog will simply be a creative outlet for me.

I've always wanted to be a designer. Honestly, I just don't think it's in the stars for me. And I've come to a place in my life where I'm completely okay with that. But that doesn't mean it can't make for a kick-ass hobby. That's what this blog will focus on. Beautiful design in every aspect of life, but particularly in fashion. I love clothes. Always have. And the sheer artistic beauty behind some designers' work is just awe inspiring to me.

So here we go. I might include some of my own sketches; fashion and style I like; street style, if I can find any; local artists; and, if I lose the weight I'm trying to, I might even do some outfit posts. This is basically just for me, but if anyone else enjoys it, too, than that's even better.
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