A couple of weeks ago I mentioned I was working on a bag for a customer. I got my inspiration from the beauty and variety of flora and fauna you can find "under the sea"... seashells, coral, anemones, hydroids, sponges and of course.. fish.
The main color of the purse is a bright shade of coral color, though the lightning in the photographs doesn't do justice. I mixed it up with some lavender, beige/pearl and coral shades; which are the details in chiffon on one side of the bag.
...And the cherry on top is the little seashell charm in sterling silver I managed to find after days and days of internet surfing.
My client was amazed... I'm glad she liked the result.
And even though this isn't a bag I could see me wearing, I liked it too.. it's not my style but I think I managed to understand what my client was looking for.
What do you think? Feedback on my designs is always appreciated.. good or bad I can take it.. I'd love to hear your thoughts!
"Katherine Watson didn't come to Wellesley to fit in. She came because she wanted to make a difference." -Mona Lisa Smile
I've always loved Mona Lisa Smile, since the moment I first watched the movie I felt so moved by Julia Robert's character, Katherine Watson; that I secretly imagined myself being her. Of course, it's no surprise I admire tough, independent and creative women that made their way by themselves (no men involved); so this was no exception.
The movie tells the tale of Katherine Watson, a single woman that lives, breathes and teaches Art in the 50s; a decade where society was still super conservative and placed the woman in the role of "house wife" and nothing more. Well, Katherine was a firm believer that certain role was not meant for every woman out there, a girl could do more with her life if she wanted to.
Another aspect of the movie I loved tremendously is that she taught an Art class; which to me, Art is a huge part in my life, I've always felt the urge of transmitting my love and knowledge for Art to others, especially when they don't even know who Moby Dick, Andy Warhol or Toulouse Lautrec is... yes, I've met people that don't know any of those 3 names.
All of this brings me to the point of announcing my joy about receantly being chosen to teach Art and Aesthethics to College Students. I will also be teaching History of Dress to Fashion Design students.
It's been 2 weeks since I started teaching and I love it, I can't help having Katherine Watson on my mind all the time; talking about all the fabulous painters that have ever existed, teaching my students how to open up to all kinds of art and appreciate it, letting them express what art makes them feel or not feel; philosophy, aesthethics, ontology are also subjects we will be discussing but for now, I just wish I can do as Katherine and inspire my students as well, oh.. and they are all girls, just like in the movie. Could this be more of a coincidence? (Yes! let me think this is a magical coincidence the universe is sending me).
Roksanda Illincic rocked the maxi green skirt paired up with black and white.. and the whole minimalistic look went up a knotch with those fabulous earrings don't you think? I want to dress like that... she's not even showing off skin and she looks amazing.. très chic!
Probably one of the most mesmerizing, enchanting and delightful movies I have ever seen. I can't get enought of Sophia Coppola's Marie Antoinette. That's why I'm thrilled that one of my clients asked me to design and make a Marie Antoinette's costume for her Halloween Party next week-end.
I always wanted to dress like this fashionable queen but don't know what stopped me... I'm so excited to see the final look, with a big wig and all that pink glam!