I have been in the fashion industry almost a decade now.WOW, just realized that now. I have travelled, seen places and spent my teenager years taking care of myself, with the support of my family. I’ve been to places from Tokyo to Paris, learning life values along the way. After travelling and growing up into a woman, I realized I was yearning to settle, have a place I can call home, other than my suitcases. Most importantly i wanted to be able to have stability with friendships and relationships.So i needed to find a solution for my loneliness. I put my thinking cap on and asked myself, where would I liked to be? Well, no other place better for fashion then beautiful Paris, France. The claimers for the birth of fashion, the trend setters for all. I knew in my heart and guts I enjoyed my career, no question about it. So I packed my bags and took off to Paris.
|Me during a Chanel Fiitting|
First, the designer finds inspiration, this could be from historical events to childhood memories. Then, draws sketches, the ateliers produces the drawings to patterns. Fabrics are chosen precisely to reflect the spirit by the designer. Voila, finished. And as this takes months i am there helping by presenting and modelling each look to the designer, so he can critic and correct for protection. I guess you could call me a ‘Muse’.
The Chanel house, was an amazing house to be apart of. I have the greatest respect for Karl Legerfeld and his entourage. Everything about the collections down to the buttons are worked on with thought and detail. Karl manages to reinvent and update Chanel still. As I worked with Karl for the Haute Couture collection last summer, I noticed not just that he was a genius, but also a courteous and kind man. That and being relaxed, with a creative nature, I fell for Chanel even more.
|Me in Chanel|
Fall Haute Couture
|Me In the Sonia Rykiel Spring/Summer 2010|
|Sonia Rykiel and Myself|
|The Rykiel Studio|
After the experiences with these special houses, i have so much more respect to garments. Now when I enter each boutique, in searching for that colour that i melt too, or that touch of fabric that sends my senses to the moon. I thank you guys for doing this every season.