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How did u get involved in Wardroblings 2009?
I was introduced to Wardroblings by Sean, who's going to parsons with me this fall. He is a blogger at a fashion blog called saythefword.wordpress.com,
Pictures of Jennifer's collection at Wardroblings 2009:
What projects have you been involved in so far? What led you to designing your own clothes?
So far Wardroblings has been my first official project.
It's a little of a long story. I had a visual arts background from Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) but I didn't know which field I should go into. I knew I had the talent and passion for art and design, but was unclear of the path ahead. It was now or never and people say that if you want to find yourself, lose yourself! So I took a gap year to get lost in all things art and design, to experiment in all those areas I had been curious about, to just go for it. While creating pieces for my portfolio, I also took a graphic design course at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, and beginners dressmaking at Kadomay. I fell in love with dressmaking. With the basics I started designing and sewing through trial and error, my own clothes. I just needed an outlet to feed my fashion desires, as any girl would like she does with shopping, and as any designer would, one to fill the creative. It is certainly a dream that I am able to do both!
What are you inspired by and who do you picture wearing your clothes?
I'm inspired by everything that interests me. I work like an information maven, sorta like a packrat, whatever I see or listen to, translates into my imagination and comes out a bit different, remixed with my own interpretations. I don't read much of mags but I do like watching fashion tv. I think it's good to know about the trends, because fashion is after all a business and you have to know what's in demand, but you have to have an inner sense of style and a knowledge of life. Fashion is fed from the outside in. I design what I want to wear, I don't really like things that are too normal unless they are classic, so I suppose it would be someone who likes to be classy, eclectic and different. She would also love to mix and match.
Would you continue pursuing this line of fashion or would you keep your options open?
Definitely. It is something I think of even when I'm asleep! To control how something appears out of a bunch of cloth and thread and watch it bring a smile to people's faces is pure magic. I don't think I will tire of it, at least not in the next 50 years... I am sure I would still think about what to put on from the wardrobe the next morning and want to look good.
What are you going to be majoring in at Parsons?
Fashion design :) I'm so excited!
Jennifer is currently in New York right now and you can check out her blog at FRESHEASTFASHION!
Some of her designs:
Vestige Collection: Meridian Hour
Vestige Collection: Dusk
Of this particular drawing: "The Bourbon Restoration
a personified guillotine, king louis XVIII, voltaire in hell, beethoven, lord byron, romanticised knight
But the colours are so typically me. As you can tell I somehow like organized mess. The dress looks very Manish Arora Hmm... Call it the emancipated Victorian look."
dolce wears: jeans members only. boots prada. bag balenciaga. bracelets miumiu, hermes, bottega venetta. cat ring bought in bangkok.
fui wears: tee cdg play. jeans ksubi. sandals givenchy. necklace anteprima. statue wears: skull bag anteprima.
I'm wearing: cardigan missoni. tee t by alexander wang. jeans goldsign. bag miu miu coffer.
The cardigan was from the Missoni family outlet in Florence. My mom and I walked into the store on the very last day of our trip, we literally had three hours left before our flight and the store was in a corner, apart from all the other designer shops... I think it was beside a furniture shop. Pretty non-descript, save for the Missoni sign above the door. When we went through the door though they had bed linens, towels, swim wear, current season pieces, belts, scarves, everything! I was in my Rachel Zoe phase at that time and was in heaven. The guy in the store, I think, was Margherita Missoni's uncle and he gave us his card and a fantastic discount for the five pieces we bought. He mentioned that the outlet was where close friends of the Missonis and their relatives bought their pieces. I bought a tank in the same knit that was meant to be worn under this cardigan as well as a dress that was supposed to be a beach cover-up and my Mom got a top and a twinset from Missoni Sport. The whole time we were trying on stuff an contemplating our purchases he discussed travelling and the fashion business with us. I didn't think very much of it at that time but now looking back, it's a very nice memory of Florence, the place and it's people.
This week has been all tee shirts and I bought this black slim halter dress from T by Alex Wang from revolveclothing last night. It looks like it'd be the perfect black tank dress. Can't wait to receive it.-Hairin
I was searching for jewelry online when I chanced upon Gulnur Ozdaglar's jewelry and products made from pet bottles. Given the recent global efforts to keep our Earth green, Ozdaglar does that and more with her dedication to art and values, and a conscious mind. and Her blog , Tertium Non Data which means 'the third is not given', is inspiring with beautiful photos of her handicrafts and the best thing is she is selling her magical artworks in her etsy shop and she ships to everywhere in the world for a fee of US$10.-fui
What you can get now at her etsy shop: