Manufacturing is very important and I make sure that I pay close attention to the details and fit. We had several meeting before we got the final look.
We make several MUSLINS before we arrive at the final product.
Once I see the collection looks then I edit the collection down. Then we are ready for our model fitting.
My Inspiration board hangs in my office to inspire me and helps me to stay focused on my goal.
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CASTING IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORATANT PARTS OF PREPARATION FOR FASHION WEEK
THE CASTING SESSION IS PRIVITAL TO THE LOOK OF THE ENTIRE SHOW BECAUSE I ALWAYS HAVE A VISION AND A STRONG IDEA OF THE TYPE OF CHARACTERS OR MODEL I WANT TO CAST.
THE CASTING OF THE WARRIOR COLLECTION WAS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT BACAUSE I WAS CASTING MODELS WHO NEEDED TO HAVE AN EDGY LOOK . I WAS ALSO CASTING MALE MODELS FOR THE FIRST TIME.
WE ARE STANDING OUTSIDE THE BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL BECAUSE THEY KICKED US OUT WHEN THEY REALIZED THAT WE WERE HOLDING A MODEL CASTING.
INSTEAD OF GIVING UP AND RESCHEDULING THE WHOLE CASTING, I DECIDED TO CONTINUE AND HELD CASTING ON THE SIDEWALK IN BEVERLY HILLS.
WE HAD THE MODELS PARADE UP AND DOWN THE SIDE WALK AS IF THEY WALKING ON A CATWALK.
WE HAD A GREAT SHOW.
A LOT GOES ON BACKSTAGE.
I DO MY FINAL TOUCHES ON EACH MODEL TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL THE COLLECTION PIECES FIT PERFECTLY.
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Contractors creating pleats out of Chiffon fabrics for the new Coco Johnsen Spring 2014 collection.
I am creating and cutting out patterns and learning new techniques in my pattern classes.
I create line drawings and then transfer to graphic sketches for my new collections.
India’s women are creating jobs for themselves by starting their own dry cleaners. We can all help create new awareness if we try.
Micro Credit Lending offers funding to small business owners that create products to sell for their own small business and this is just one of the charity
I am often asked in interviews how I come up with ideas and I only have a few answers to the question:
I let the fabric I source influence me on design inspiration. I found this fabric in a very popular fabric store while out shopping with Stylist Ty-Ron Mayes
Wow your holiday dinner guests with an eye-catching, nature-inspired gift box centerpiece. Because it’s taller than it is wide, you’ll have plenty of room for a large, festive feast on the table around it.Decorate with a beautiful homemade gift box. Materials Needed:
three packages of sheet moss (available at craft and hobby stores)
hot glue gun and glue sticks
1 1/2″ non-wired ribbon
brown Kraft paper, or any other type of gift wrap
one holiday floral pick (such as faux greenery with pinecones, available at craft or floral supply shops)
two half-sized floral foam bricks
seven regular-sized floral foam bricks
marker or pen
I Create my own color ideas and sketch them like this for color trends or ideas to help me sometimes just to see how colors looks next to each other or even to see how I might like accessories like Head pieces for my show La Temptress.