I want to say a huge thank you my new friend Denise Truscello. My family and I had a photo shoot with her for Evening of Hope (she is an amazing photographer by the way). I ended up talking to her about how I take fashion and photography in school right now. Also, how I wanted to major in fashion with a minor in photography because they kind of go hand in hand. We then had a long conversation about photography and cameras. Towards the end of our conversation, she offered to give me a camera. Which I was in shock and so thankful because cameras are pretty expensive. We met up about a week later to get the camera and have a quick lesson on how to use the different aspects of it. An not only did she give me a camera, but she gave me a flash for it, SD cards and flash drives, an entire lighting kit, camera bag, a monopod, and more. It was such a blessing. I then got to take a couple pictures of her and her client that was there at the time (which I think came out great!). I am gonna start taking lots of photos and she is going to help me build my portfolio. I am so thankful to her for all of the stuff she gave me! An I can’t wait to start displaying my work! God is so good!!!!
I apologize for not posting lately. I have been busy creating an outfit for an amazing fashion competition I got into through school. It is called Junior League.
Only 5 people from my level were chosen to compete based on their initial garments. I am proud to say I am one of the five! The theme of the second half was fairy tales. I picked Aladdin from a hat, which I was super excited about! I have loved the movie Aladdin since I was young. I especially loved princess Jasmine. For my design, I wanted to bring a more fashion forward, trendy look to my design. I took inspiration from the magic carpet and the colors she wore. I ended up designing a sleeveless pleated top with a pleated neckline with a cream and gold patterned wide leg pant. As well as a teal train with a hand sewn/beaded design. An I am extremely happy and proud of the way it turned out.
Tomorrow 03/25 I have my dress rehearsal to practice how things will run and how we will walk down the runway. We will be getting judged tomorrow as well. Our actual show is on April 1st. I am so excited! I have jumped through so many hurdles to get this outfit done. I am so proud of myself. I have never done anything like this in my life and it is such a huge opportunity. I am thankful to be a part of this!
(part of my outfit)