(A lot of these photos came from my old files on my laptop so they could not be sourced; however, those that could be are linked!)
Friday, March 23, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Sorry for the lack of updates everyone!! I have been so busy with work (and am on a fitness kick so lots of running to prepare for a 5k, knitting to finish up some projects, and general studying about how to begin a fashion brand) so I haven't totally been focused on blogging lately. But here are some images that have been inspiring me recently!
In love with this neon orange layer over a simple tank and shorts.
Again, another entrancing detail - an alluring, exotic cuff with casual jeans.
Minimal beauty at its best.
A gorgeous use of color and pattern.
High-rise jeans lend themselves well to a peek of skin in the back - demure and sexy.
Tomorrow, I have my last day as a graphic tees co-op at Abercrombie & Fitch. And oh my goodness, how wonderful an experience it has been. I have learned so much about the ins and outs of a successful company - from organization and production, to execution and review. A few weeks ago I ordered a book off Amazon called How to Set Up and Run a Fashion Label and it has definitely gotten the juices flowing in my head...
This summer my university transitions from a quarter system to a semester system - unfortunately for our class, we end up getting the short straw and have a mini co-op period over the summer (7-ish weeks) and then our first "semester" co-op back to back with the summer one, for 15 weeks I believe. Some of my classmates are rolling this into one long co-op, but I have chosen to break it up and use that short period to my advantage to do an entrepreneurial quarter, in which I develop and execute a mini collection (7 weeks is much nicer to go without pay than 15, and good thing I work fast!). I am very excited about this - I think this opportunity will allow me to better formulate my ideas about my future. During the summer I will be able to have this experience to compare to the others I have had, to understand if I truly want to be my own designer and live out my own aspirations, or work in a collaborative team much like that at A&F, to which I will return in the fall for my semester co-op.
So, there is much to think about! With the book I have been reading, I have been doing a lot of ideations on branding, where I would want to take a line if I had one, etcetera - so during the next quarter at school I will be doing a lot of background thought on what kind of line I would like to do over the summer with the potential of further developing that brand into senior year when I do my senior collection. It isn't that impossible to get contact with a factory for production - you just have to do all the pre-production work and send it to them in a format that is clear. However, I think this is something I could definitely achieve.
In other news... my CFDA portfolio has been selected to move on to the competition! A panel of professors reviewed the class portfolios and selected the few to send in for the scholarship - each school has a limited amount of portfolios that can be sent in for the final judging. I am eager to find out what happens next...!
Stay tuned for more! I am ready for a relaxing spring break and the start of knitwear!