So much going on! Every week gets busier than the last as we creep closer to spring with shows, parties, birthday celebrations, and of course… school stuff. Here’s what I’ve been up to lately.
I ordered a bunch of colored tights from We Love Colors, and I’m totally obsessed. It’s going to be hard not to collect ’em all.
Fabric shopping for Senior collection with Sab: a wild goose chase of aesthetic second-guessing. I ended up buying yardage for two garments of my first look.
More of this week…
So the climactic week-and-some-days celebration of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is approaching completion. For me, the most thrilling moments were at the Milly show, which I’ve been working on as a design intern at the studio.
Preparation at Milly was busy but never frantic thanks to a team who have it down to a science. Beholding the work of the stylist, Aleksandra Woroniecka, really made me understand the way a vision-made-tangible can be worked into a series of fashion-forward equations that looks fierce as hell on the runway.
Peep everything from behind the scenes at the studio to the runway show and after party below!
5 things on my mind right now:
1. Can’t stop listening to Beirut.
2. I have way too much reading to do for Asian Philosophy.
3. There’s a Diesel party tomorrow night – go? Resist?
4. The Milly fashion show is on Wednesday!
5. I hope the wish I made at the Spandex House monkey shrine comes true.
Pics of the week below… Parties downtown, takoyaki, and secret wishes made.
Ready to spend Valentines Day with the one you adore? ❤ I had a little pre-v-day get together with one of my BFFs, Hannah. She brought me candy and Japanese fashion mags—both of which are my in my top 5 favorite things in the world! Sweet x 100.
Click through for cute pics + some good/bad ideas for Valentine’s Day dates… KISS!
The city is a kaleidoscope of goings-on as the weather warms up. Here’s what’s been happening, from sewing hangovers to treks through the garment district!
The design mock-up for my senior show look is coming along. I have to make a few adjustments before Alexander Wang (yes, OMG, he is our senior critic!) comes in and reviews our work in about a week.
I’m doing a sporty, Y-3-esque silhouette, but the fabrication and embellishments will reveal a very Persian King in India Circa 15th Century inspiration. The color story will be a mix of navy, warm grey, and sherbet tones.
Like my socks? ;}
Eugene Hütz of Gogol Bordello came to Mehanata (the infamous, debaucherous Bulgarian Bar in the Lower East Side of Manhattan) last night to provide the soundtrack for many hours of madness. Zooey came along and we sampled the rakia shamelessly.
It was packed wall to wall and the dancing was crazy! Also, I made a cute outfit to destroy on the dance floor.
Warning: looking at these photos might make you feel drunk.
As any New Yorker will tell you today, giant fluffy snow falling from the sky for about 12 hours in a festive mix of icy rain is no preferable way to enjoy your walk to/from work.
But fashion design interns have no complaints about romping into the gruesome wintry streets – be it for grommets or Starbucks.
The Milly internship is underway and I am learning a ton! From the design team to production to QA and beyond… everyone is on one floor and we get to interact with them as we carry out our various tasks.
Here are a few snaps from behind the scenes…
Here are some film stills from the three films I did with MC Janna (film student and future director extraordinaire Michelle Cho) last year in the spring.
The films were “Phobia”, “Sloth”, and an untitled final. Phobia is about a phobia of poetry – with fear-propelled editing and a poetic voice-over. Sloth is about one of the seven deadly sins, with some political undertone. The Untitled Final was a portrait inspired by a scene from Old Boy.
It was so much fun filming together!
Full series from each film after the jump!
After receiving two offers for great internships and debating over many cups of coffee, I’ve accepted a fashion design internship with Milly.
This brand sums up my personal ambitions in fashion (and everything I love about dressing up). I’ll be working with design, marketing, and production, and I can’t wait to see how this beautiful line comes to fruition. Here’s some Milly runway from Spring 09 & Fall 08.