With the chaos and craziness of the past few rainy weeks, I didn’t realize that this blog turned a year old last August 12. Yay! That’s 365 days–but not 365 posts although I tried, LOL!–of attempted design introspection and my personal take on fashion (my first blog entry here: “Redesign Process”).
Working in a dynamic and creative field, I’ve realized that as a fashion designer, what we ultimately share with other people are our inspirations, our dreams and our daily experiences that eventually find their way into our sketchpads and designs.
So on this blog’s first year, I’m sharing with you some of my memorable firsts as a fashion designer:
First fashion design sketch & gown (Concours International de Jeunes Créateurs de Mode, Paris)
First bridal gown design & show (piña silk with hook & eye beadwork and snakeskin leather corset in Mega magazine)
First collection (Jewelmer HK show apple-print and vinyl street collection)
First fashion design exhibit & book launch (“Not By the Book: Fashioning Design”)
Do you still remember any of your fashion firsts? Or those exciting first steps that you took towards something you wanted? I’d love to hear your creative and inspiring stories (fashion-related or otherwise). You can drop me a note in the comments section or email me at email@example.com or. Let’s all celebrate our memorable firsts together! 🙂
Awesome !…Congrats..you are truly inspirational..Best, Jenny
Thanks, Jenny! Congrats on your site http://jennysserendipity.com as well–cheers to serendipity & effort combined 🙂
Hi Ms. Tippi. I’ve been a visitor on your blog for sometime and would like to affirm you on your endeavor. It’s rare to visit blogs by creatives who are earnest and candid about their passions and inspiration, and not just photographs of outfits and products. Thank you for sharing your “firsts” as a designer, they are inspirational. Three years ago,my partner left his 15 year corporate job in a multinational financial institution, to make “accessories”. It was a uncertain yet brave move despite many hesitations and fears. Two weeks later, thanks to encouraging friends, he was part of a telecom’s shopping portal launch and after a few days, an opportunity to be part of a photoshoot in a Bluementritt boxing gym.We never forget our “firsts”, which make us always remember to be humble & grateful.
Hi Chris! First of all, thank you so much for being a regular visitor on my site & for putting a smile on my face today with your super encouraging words 🙂 It’s great that your friend was such an inspiration to you, and I love that you shared the story with me! Creative endeavors go hand-in-hand with feelings of uncertainty and it’s always good to have people around who encourage and inspire you. Would you mind if I re-posted your and your friend’s story? If you have photos of you two, along with photos of his accessories, email them to me so I can post it too. More power to you both!