July was a pretty hectic month…
July was a pretty hectic month…
I have been neglecting this blog again, so I am going to use this post to catch you up on what I’ve been doing!
I have been working on a new collection, as I promised. I’m hoping to show it off in the Summer. I also recently had the chance to sort through all my fabric and am really planning on making some great stuff for the shop (it really needs to be updated).
One thing I really want to work on is organizing my fashion show kits– I need a hefty suitcase to carry things such as a steamer, my camera/recording equipment, etc. I’ve been really tempted to get a Fravel— not only is it cute, but it matches a lot of my designs! You can pre-order these cute travel suitcases here.
I started off 2017 with a new experience as the designer for PGF– I had the opportunity to do color commentary for a fashion show! Geek Fashion Show invited me to SacAnime Winter 2017 to work alongside Sean Long and the DJ DaRealWordSound. I documented this experience via SnapChat (pixiegiftfshns) and Instagram (pixiegiftfashions). You can see the highlights below the cut!
I think I’ve found my calling with Geek Fashion.
Big thanks to Geek Fashion Show and SacAnime for having my collection on their runway! I appreciate how organized the event was, the full house, the talent (hair, makeup, models, DJ, designers, photographers, etc.), the advertisement and exposure, and for making us all feel safe and accepted. I had a ton of fun, met a lot of great individuals, and felt genuinely fulfilled. ❤
I should really post here more often! In case you don’t follow me via Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/pixiegiftfashions/), I recently participated in a small fashion show at my alma mater for their Japanese Culture Festival (Japan Day).
I showed new and old looks, and had the opportunity to begin trying out fashion photography with actual models (rather than trying to shoot myself with a tripod and with the camera on its timer)! Also, I am still learning Photoshop and tried my hand at editing the photos. Come take a look below!
It was a small show, with three designers who showcased=– including me. Not that that is a bad thing– I actually had a great first fashion show for 2016! My models were amazing and Shelby Rose (https://shelbyrosestylist.wordpress.com/about/) once again did amazing work with the hair! Federico Beauty Institute (http://federico.edu/) stepped up to the plate and did the rainbow-inspired makeup :].
The PGF team did a fantastic job showing the Gyaru/Gyaru-Hime looks that I was able to put together for the event!
The one time I finally get to shoot and I can’t even do it outside because of the rain…
But I love the rain! So I can’t be too disappointed about the weather! And I really liked how these shots came out despite being stuck indoors with a regular house lamp, a window curtain and my camera self-timer and tripod.
I made this dress about two years ago for my first fashion show ever– it has a twin sister dress! The sweater is the Paris Cafe Cardigan in Bordeaux from my favorite affiliate (the link to the cardigan is an affiliate link; just FYI) while the cap with kitty ears is from a vendor from Amazon. This look is very warm and cute– I’ll have to wear it to my new job sometime! If you all like this style of dress, let me know; I can make some for the shop for all of you!