Monday, October 3, 2011

SM;)E giveaway

My school had a tiny Project Runway.
It was so much fun! We were given three hours to make a stylized skirt from scratch.
We were given a table of fabrics (tiny pieces tho) which we obviously fought for.
onto other news..

I'll be giving away this one of a kind top that I sewed together, size S/M (stretch fabric, exposed back and lace sleeves!).

So to enter this giveaway...

Take a moment please and vote for my essay at CROSS LITES. It's for a scholarship I'm in desperate need of to go study abroad in a fashion design program as an international student!

Here is the essay:

 They say the best thing in life is free and a smile is priceless. At a retail store that I worked at, their motto is always smile. After working there, I couldn't help keeping their motto for my daily life use; another tool in my life kit box, right next to motivation, patience and perseverance. The first person to notice the difference in me was a senior coworker, she knew me since I was a baby and we both worked at my aunt's bakery. She complimented me on how my "whole aura changed", was she exaggerating? I'll never know. I look up to her as she is one of the most warm and loving woman I know, not to mention how she can spread smiles onto every customer as easily as spreading butter on toast. 

    Working side by side with her started to opened up my eyes to the gift we can so easily give to strangers. I also started to grasp the value smiles hold. I believe in this modern society where no one seems to have enough time and everyone's face seems to be stuck to a phone, it is nice to slow down and have a chance to actually look around and say "hello" with a smile to the guy beside you. We don't expect for that to happen anymore and when it does it becomes a ripple effect; a movement to pass on joy to the next person. We would look forward to the subway rides more when every stranger is actually a friend in disguise, the only foreshadowing clue is a smile. 

    One of my best friends use to tell me that when she's emotionally down, she would take a lot pictures of herself so that she is forced to smile. They say smiling no matter what the situation is will send an automatic message to your brain that you're happy. Maybe that was why smiling became addictive, it not only makes others smile but it makes you feel good too. I can have the most horrific day, and when I'm gifted with a smile, the world freezes for just a small moment and everything bad just slides off my shoulders. Everyone can use a smile because life is tough and happiness is our only anecdote. Smiling to the concierge, barista, transit operator, professor, tourist, janitor, librarian, guy with a goatee... will make the world a rounder place.

Sneak Peek of Baby's collection @ Gladstone, amazing eco-friendly dresses.
So privileged to intern for her!

So busy busy days blurring into one. Friend and I hopped on greyhound at midnight to arrive at montreal at 6:30 am and we cafe hopped until the Jean Paul Gautier's exhibit opened. Here's one of my favourite editorial. Will share more with you! Too bad we could only stay in the romantic city for a day, jumped  back on the bus at midnight and arrived in Toronto for my 8am class.

Remember to leave your name and e-mail address when or after you voted :)!



Krystal said...

it is so beautiful, what you wrote!!! good luck!!!!

Krystal said...

p.s. i went to go vote for it but the link isn't working :(

Love Sushi and Fashion said...

Voted! Good Luck!

RicAdeMus said...

I voted--I had too! Your essay is right on the mark. It's surprisingly easy to be a positive force in someone else's day. It's something I've tried to do. I hope it's working. =)

fashion and frank said...

Excellent post x

Fashion Cappuccino said...

It's such a fantastic top! You're so creative! xoxoxoo

The PvdH Journal said...

The back of the top is wonderful!

diamond kid said...

Thanks a lot and best regards.

deniz saatçioğlu said...

Good luck with your essay. I' ll vote for you.

Thanks for your visit and comment. I like your blog, wanna follow each other?

Chelsea Lane said...

I LOVE this post! so much inspiration, girl! :)


Almudena (Metpm) said...

so cute :)

Marie said...

You have great pictures, sweetie! That shirt is really amazing! I love him so much! I can't express how much i love him!!!! ♥

Sabrina said...

me encanta la camiseta!! :D

fhenny said...

good luck with the eontest!
i have voted for you!


kukiskuku said...

thanks for commenting on my blog.really appreciate it.following you now.and also voted for you in the essay contest.
please follow back if you like my beauty and fashion blog. :)

Marielleheart said...

Thanks so much for the sweet comment! So cute! Would you like to follow each other? x

Sick by Trend said...

love the smilehand :D


Sammie said...

your essay is great :) i voted for it,hope you get your scholarship :)
and thank you for visiting my blog:))
i love yours,it's very inspiring



Helloooo fellow fashion designer ^_^

I hope you dont find this super creepy but I am soooooo glad to have found someone blogging about their adventures in fashion. If its anything like here in NZ its a whole bunch of fun but intensely exhausting *le sigh. Just out of curiosity what year are you?

Good luck with that competition to. I hope you manage to nab the scholarship and continue on your way as a designer =)


Baby Budget Blog said...

Just awesome! Thanks so much for the comment on my blog a while back!

Antonia said...

I love that first skirt, really creative!! :))



Sam said...

How cool that you've had a little project runway project at school! The skirt you made is so cute!



Sunny & Star said...

You make such beautiful clothes. I wish I could sew.

monica said...

gorgeous skirt! so incredibly unique!

keep up the talent girl!