Friday, April 23, 2010

I have been dying these past few days . . .

So I haven't updated in a few days due to an overload of work over at school. And it really never stops. After one thing is done, something else is assigned. So of course, I wanted to take a break this weekend, but it's not going to happen. I also wanted to write a paper for sociology to enter for a contest, but I don't have time, so I'll just have to finish it by the regular due date. Thinking about everything is quite sickening, so I'll spare you further details.

On another note, thank you to all those who gave advice on how to approach the aforementioned dilemma. I actually couldn't use your advice due to gym class being canceled, but will probably use it next week!

So a few things Ive been up to . . .

1. Yesterday, I saw Maya Luz in St. Marks.

And it's creepy because Project Runway people are everywhere! I've already encountered Kara Janx (season 2) twice in the past 2 or so months.
But I didn't know Maya was in NY now. She was/is one of my favs and I wanted to say hi, but got distracted and lost her. She was sporting some cute pink headphones though!

2. I borrowed my friend's camera in Flat Pattern class and took self timer pictures. HENCE THE SHAMEFUL CROPPING OF MY FEET.

-Yellow Sweatshirt from Uniqlo (one of my new favorites)
-Blue overalls
-Blue sparkly tights from Anna Sui
-Black boots from Double Decker

I'm surprised I usually wear more things and I've only got 4 items on!

3. Okay, so this is about 2 weeks overdue, but I finished my Draping Project #3 (?) It's a Dropped Sleeve with a Shawl Collar.

I apologize for the fact that you can't really tell it's a dropped shoulder. Since I'm already famous for my overabundance of design and overall general details everywhere-ness, I decided to make 42 flowers and sew 21 of them on each sleeve. I forget that muslin is HEAVY and making layered flowers and hand sewing them on would weigh the sleeve down. So unless there's an arm in there, the sleeve just kind of droops. But I'm really proud of it! This jacket hath garnered an A+.

I'm currently working on my term garment, which is the MOST IMPORTANT of them all and pretty much shows what you've learned this whole semester. I will be doing a dropped shoulder for this as well. Oh, and it will be fully lined and in fabric.
Pray for me!

4. I recently tried this flavor of Grown up Soda (GuS):

I don't really drink soda, and actually, I never really buy bottled drinks. But my friend always gets this in pomegranate flavor, and since it was on sale at Whole Foods, I gave it a whirl.
This one is Cranberry Lime. I remember liking Cherry Limeade when I was younger, so I bought it.
The flavor really grew on me! It's not too sweet (hence why it's for grown ups), and it was refreshing. My only complaint is the fact that there's less than 10% juice and the second ingredient was sugar. Even though it's not sugary at all. But I guess that means you're mostly paying for carbonated water? Well, it's definitely a way better alternative to coke. And again, I liked the taste.

That's about it for now! I'm off to eat lunch, get some cardio in, and go to school! Have a good Friday everyone!


  1. replying comment: I bought the mug and stationary stuff in NY XD Borders and Barnes & Nobles <3

    My favourite from PR was Austin hahaha Since then I saw the second and stopped watching I don't even now in which season is.(like america's next top model...)

    WOW! your jacket is amazing! I can see the dropped shoulder! Yes I can :3

  2. I love that sweatshirt and the tights! Bright colors make me so happy, and the yellow in particular is quite a hit. One of my favorite silk, drapey tanks, is the same color.

    My mom would go crazy for those sleeves! She loves attention to detail, and it the jacket truly beautiful.

    Good luck with your work!

  3. i love the collar! why do u work with muslin?

  4. Your outfit is SO CUTE! Such bright colours, and funny expression. Hehe.

    The detail on your garment is stunning! I'm a fan of ruched flowers and I can definitely see all the work that's gone into this.

    Oooh, I like the look of that soda! Cranberry juice happens to be my fave flave ;D

  5. Your drape is fantastic, your skills my dear, are just epic. :DD

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