Wednesday, September 28, 2005
I also got to meet the infamous Kat from Pinku. What a sweetie and a great tour guide. Thanks again, Kat!
Monday, September 19, 2005
The wedding is not like the few I've been to. Took place in one venue, a golf/country club. Outdoor wedding, inside set dinner, and lots of cake. The wedding is for a family friend's daughter.
Today,my throat is feeling sore. I hope it goes away before I have to go. Only fours days left. I still have to clean and pack. If I don't post before I leave, I'll be back in 2.5 weeks. I might be able to post while I'm there.
Speaking of people I know who made in the media, Daria Werbowy went to my high school. I am always in awe when I see her in ads, or mentioned in the media, etc. She's made it as a top model. She was one grade under me. I met her one time in the guidance consoler office, we were trying to get our schedules adjusted. She got kicked out from a class she didn't have a pre-requisite for. When I was in university, she was making it on Fashion covers a lot , and sometimes it's be like 3 in a row or something. That's when you know someone is going to make it.
(below, Jeremy's Spring 2006, Daria photographed by Karl Lagerfield for Chanel's Fall 2005)
Friday, September 16, 2005
I also got two sets of double-pointed needles. The pearly plastic kind. Normally I avoid plastic needles. But these one are pretty impressive, how smooth they are. And I like how each size is a different color. I have a cheap set of double-pints from the dollar store. Never again will I buy needles from there. It's made of matte aluminum. Not pleasant to use.
And look what came in the mail! A catalogue from Peruvian Connection from my aunt from England. She sent some to me few months ago to help me with new sweater designs.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Currently obsessed with pulling ideas together for photo shoots once the sweater samples are made. I obviously don't have a budget for models, etc. But I am trained in prop styling from one of my past jobs. I have a dress form that I got for my birthday three years ago. I want it to have that Japanese craft book look, but also very European at the same time. We'll see what I come up with.
What I don't like about going away during Fall is you miss all the great tv shows that are premiering. I am especially looking forward to the OC, Gilmore Girls and The Apprentice(s). I do get to catch a few episode before leaving, but I must say, I'll miss them!
Thursday, September 01, 2005
The September issue of American Vogue is out, and every year they do something on the best designers in the business. I noticed that this year only ONE woman made it on the "list". Miuccia Prada. Don't get me wrong. I lovvve her. But it's a very obvious pick, and only ONE woman? What wrong with us/them? I realise all the major fashion players are men, but really is there no industry that isn't ruled by men??(Maybe knitting? lol) The women are seen as "cool", but the men are seen as "genius". Might I also add that I do like the rest of the designers on the "list", but in the past, it was more "equal", or at least represented more women. Sigh. One thing I am very pleased is that a woman won the last Apprentice...
(From left: Stefano Pilati, Marc Jacobs, Olivier Theyskens, Narciso Rodriguez, Miuccia Prada, Nicolas Ghesquière, and Alber Elbaz. Photographed on May 5, 2005-- That's my birthday!)