California College of the Arts Fashion Show 2011: First Impression & Backstage

California College of the Arts Fashion Show 2011: First Impression & Backstage

During my (close-to) 3 years I’ve been in the Bay Area, I never visited California College of the Arts (CCA) building even though I’ve been in the Potrero Hill area several times (for Chez Maman, whose owner scolded me once for eating the famous burger using my knife and fork). So Friday, May 13 was my first time visiting the grand CCA building in the perhaps-not-so-friendly neighborhood. Turned the corner towards 8th St. and there it is in its glory. And just like the week before, it was windy as hell. Once inside the building, I was immediately greeted by friendly CCA staff who were more than happy to help me with our passes (“our”? Yeah…my photographer, remember?). Walking deeper into the building, we were surrounded by art exhibits and labyrinth-like galleries featuring stunning student works. Room 110 was where all the backstage action was taking place, which was quite serene and Zen-like, unlike crazy last-minute scenes that Project Runway seemed to continuously portrayed. Speaking of Project Runway, several ladies who were standing just outside of the room, marveling at all the activities inside were discussing that show. At one point, Christian Siriano‘s name came up. Fierce. But anyways, the models were in the middle of getting their hair and make-up done, and after looking at all the backstage pictures, I did have some favorites. Enjoy the slideshow below, and the actual fashion show review will be up soon. CCA Graduate Student Fashion Show 2011 - BackstageMay 15, 2012Photos: 20   Sorry for my picture popping up on the slideshow you guys, I was definitely NOT one of the...
Constituent Parts: Independent Fashion Show

Constituent Parts: Independent Fashion Show

Update: The Constituent Parts fashion show review is up! I’m very excited to be coming to Constituent Parts / Independent Fashion Show this Thursday, April 28, 2011. Four of Art Institute of California – San Francicso fashion designers are breaking out from the pack and holding their own show: Autie Carlisle, Cameron Stewart, Justin Jamison, and Rachel Poulos. When I reached out to the designers last week about their inspiration and goal for this event, Autie was really kind in representing all the designers by emailing me her response: “Our inspiration for putting on this show was that we all have had part in other organizations and their fashion shows. Which is great, and has been, and will probably continue to be, helpful to us as it is alot less work for us individually, however, we felt it was time for us to present our own work the way we think it should be. We are all appreciating the ability to be quintessentially us in the music we choose, the hair/makeup, the style of walking, the venue, etc and that way we feel we are presenting a “collection” vs. being involved in a school show or the like.  Our aim is to have press there, of course, as we are new to entering the fashion industry we hope there could even be some potential job seekers out there. However, it is important to note that none of us are going into production with our lines yet, so these are all one offs and not meant for retail or buyers per say. The other side to this publication, and this...

Doggies, Doggies, Doggies! Woof!!!

First off, let me be straight about one thing: I’m a dog lover. Cats vs. dogs….dogs win, hands down. Period :) Now I want to share some great dog pictures and close it off with and OK Go Video. I love dogs so much that looking at great dog pictures is 100% guaranteed to at least put a smile on my face. Ana Kuperberg’s Slobber Space IS my one-stop destination to see great dog pictures (as well as find more inspiration about picture composition and camera angles). I strongly recommend for you to DO check it out if you’re a dog lover just like I am. One more thing you should check out is Dave Imms. He captures that unique, seemingly simple but thoroughly complicated relationship between a dog and his/her owner. The pictures are simple and straight-forward, but you can feel the deep connection between the dog and the owner. Fascinating. Now, to cap it off, this is a great OK Go video “White Knuckles” that promotes rescue dog adoption. The sheer joy you will feel from watching this video will hopefully set your gleeful mood for the rest of the day. Enjoy :)...

What to Check this Weekend

Trust Daily Candy to try to dictate your outing schedule this weekend :) There are definitely a lot of things to do or see (my favorite is the Vintage Paper Fair, naturally), and I hope you keep getting inspired this weekend no matter what you do. Two designers definitely worth mentioning here are Yvette Jelfs (gorgeous hats, hair clips, and headpieces that made me want to walk out from my sewing/creative table and just go shopping) and Wilfred (edgy and sleek winter clothing that’s definitely steps above your usual jeans/shirt combo). So are you going to San Francisco this weekend? Musank  ...

thread show at Metreon this Sunday, 11/21/2010

There’s an abundance of reasons why you whould you should check out this awsome thread show’s Holiday Pop-Up Shop tomorrow, 11 am – 6 pm at Metreon top floor (4th Street, between Howard and Mission), San Francisco. 100 Independent Designers with Men’s / Women’s apparel and accessories, eco-friendly options, gift bag for the first 250 visitores, free style louge for hair and makeup styles, 2 fashion shows, live screen printing, art gallery, DJs all day, free snacks and drinks, $5 admission when you donate gently used clothes (and you can swap your clothes with someone else’s in the swapping lounge. So, what are you waiting for? Musank...
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