Friday, February 3, 2017

REVERSE


If you still don't know, it's about time that you do. I have a knack for fashion design as much (and probably more than) I have for the real life dress-up-in-store-bought-clothes game. I have always been designing clothes that we get custom-made for special occasions like formal events, awarding ceremonies, themed parties, and just about any instance I can get something made from fabric I personally chose. One time a got a designing spree moment when a friend celebrated her sweet 16th and each of the 16 girls who performed that night had to have a dress made. I was probably high for a week from all that designing. I never really had a chance to share my designs back then. But now I have the perfect avenue: my blog of course! So here are some of the pieces I designed that I still have with me.

This is the first of the five blog posts I’ll be sharing that features some of my fashion design works in the past. I did a half day photoshoot with some friends during the break and now I’m ready to share the outtakes with all of you!

This first one was the gown I worpe for my graduation ball almost 3 years ago (I’m still the same size). I didn’t want to go around a hall, dancing, eating and all in a huge, poofy gown, so I opted for a design that didn’t involve a petticoat. I also wanted to incorporate some print to stand out since printed gownas aren’t really that popular when it comes to prom or graduation ball. For the neckline and back detail, I wanted something that accentruates my collar bones, and a little party at the back. My basic design then evolved into a round neck with a v-back cropped top and a reversible skirt creating a two-piece gown.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

HANDS


The second post of the fashion design series I’m sharing.

Never would I have ever imagined that I would be designing, let alone hand sewing, a beaded blouse and skirt for a MATH class. I have been avoiding math classes my whole college life despite being a mathematics fan all my life. I don’t know but it just sounds so much scarier now that I’m at a university already. Thankfully, the only math class available to fine arts students was Math 1, the easiest, most elementary-feeling math class I’ve ever had in 7 years. Anyway, our final project was called “Math Everywhere” or so I think, I don’t even remember anymore. The idea was to present some other field that involved mathematics like a sport, a board game, or whatever. So of course, I had to go with math in fashion design! I’m not going to bore you with the details on how math is involved because 1) you’ll leave me forever and 2) it requires visuals.

About my design, I went for something simple that I could pull off sewing by hand while I was still working on 4 other plates. I decided I would make a prom inspired ensemble with a two-piece style. I bought a cropped top in the cut and color that I wanted then bought some fabric and beads that would make up my beadwork design. The floral design is actually part of the “math” so I had to carefully measure, cut, and seal the edges of all 100 flowers, then attach them with a pearl bead to make a clean finish. I then hand sewed a circle skirt (because there’s math in it too) with a belt in a different colored fabric to make the two-piece style become more visible.


For fashion design needs and inquiries, drop me a message at liraprincess.c@gmail.com or click here for more choices on how to reach me.



Photo editing by Jose Divinagracia III

Friday, January 27, 2017

CUT


Have you ever noticed how people nowadays don’t experiment on different cuts and styles of jeans and instead just stick to the very well-known mid-rise skinny jeans? Well I haven’t really noticed since my mom is not one to wear the skinny type but when I wore this pair to school for the first time without rolling up the bottom, people were commenting on the straight cut of my pants and how it’s high-waist but not the usual ones that are extremely high and is usually seen in jeggings.

I’ve always wanted to wear this pair out again without having to roll them up but since they’re too long for my height, I have to wear them it with heels which is such a pain since I commute around Cebu. But lo and behold, I got myself a pair of super cool kitten heels a few weeks back, and now I can wear these jeans with flare in whatever way I want to style it. Paired it with a tight, black cami and covered up with a lace sleeved kimono for a contemporary twist on an 80’s bell sleeved, bell bottom combo. Now where can I get a pair of Lenon inspired sunnies?


ZALORA cover-up, LEVI'S jeans, LONGCHAMP bag, CHARLES & KEITH kitten heels