Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sewing Classes

I have always enjoyed sewing class, whether it was by hand during Grade 4, doing running stitches and perfecting hem stitches, or in high school, on the slow-yet-relaxing old-fashioned pedal sewing machine. So after a decade or so since piecing together a garment project (no, spontaneous alterations behind the catwalk or at the TV studio don't count,) I finally signed up for sewing classes at FIP*.

Last Tuesday, as I bit on my tongue for three hours practicing stitches on line-covered paper, I marveled at how far God has brought me out of my comfort zone. Here I am, aged 29, starting from scratch yet again! And I am thankful that He gives me courage and the excitement every day to do things that push me to do new things, to learn, even though I sometimes feel (and undoubtedly look) a little foolish. He is my greatest encourager!

This is my command --
be strong and courageous!
Do not be afraid or discouraged.
For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9

I am also grateful for the way He made me -- a planner. So while I do not have a clear vision of where He is taking me, I do plan for the short-term: I mark my calendar for the days I can spend in sewing class, being productive while I patiently -- and actively! -- wait for further direction from my Boss ;)

How has God been faithful in your life? I'd like to know! :)

*Fashion Institute of the Philippines has a branch in Ortigas at Unit 1603, One San Miguel Bldg., San Miguel Ave. cor. Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Everything "Falls" into Place

This is my assurance, that however foolish and stubborn I can be sometimes a lot of times -- and there will be consequences for sure -- "God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28.

I've found that the "right place" is not a far-off destination; it's a choice to be grateful for the now, and an active hope that God works everything for the best. :) I'm excited for the unknown because of what is known: that God is with me always.

Have a blessed week ahead, everyone!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Collection I Love: Fendi Spring/Summer 2014

What comes to your mind when you hear layers and fur? It sounds a lot like winter, right?

I thought so too. Until I saw Fendi's collection for Spring/Summer 2014. This beautiful sheer coat with geometric panels beautifully reveals the geometric blouse and skirt underneath. Believe me when I say I drooled over it.

But wait, there's more!

Monday, September 9, 2013

No, You Don't Look Fat in That!!! Women's Health September 2013 Fashion Editorial

It's a funny title, but at least once in a woman's life, she longs to hear those words. One of my favorite projects to work on are fashion editorials that cater to "real women" (i.e. not skinny models; people who have non-fashion 9-5 jobs that require a dress code) because after all, fashion should still make sense in daily life, right? This editorial  is meant to bust the myths associated with clothes that supposedly make one look bigger, such as:

1) Shapeless dresses
If you have a straight body, chances are you'll look like a) a stick or b) a blob in a solid-colored colored straight-cut dress. What to do? Choose one that has a fun print like this one. The chevron print elongates the body and moves the eye to where the dress hugs the wearer's curves, aided by the stretchy material.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Jodi Sta. Maria and Thirdy for Magnolia Fruit Drink TVC

Mommies know well enough that kids need their energy to cope with their multiple activities. Jodi and Thirdy share their secret to a masiglang (energetic) kid -- Magnolia Fruit Drink. I caught the commercial airing on TV while having lunch at home with my family.

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