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Technical difficulties.

Posted in Uncategorized on April 16, 2009 by couturecherie

I am aware today is supposed to be trend review day. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the time to write something that would be remotely relevant. See, next week = midterms week, which means that I’ve been/will be working extremely hard the whole week to get semi-decent grades. Trust me, knitting and crocheting are not easy (Oh, how I hate knitting!). I have 100 pages to fill with sketches/fabric samples/images/other relevant research by Monday, and a French exam on Thrusday.

I have no life.

So forgive me if the contents of this page are sucky. I’m busy trying to save the world…one stitch at a time.

XOXO (lol)

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All-nighters suck

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on April 6, 2009 by couturecherie

I always forget the extent of suckage that all-nighters posses until I have to pull one (yet again). This time it was probably my fault for procrastinating, so I’m hating myself a little. Having classes from 8:30am to 6:30pm doesn’t help much either. So forgive me for my lack of coherent blog…and thoughts. Oops. *snore*

Am I crossing over to the dark side?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on April 5, 2009 by couturecherie

You know when you swear you’re never going to do something, ever? You hate it because you just don’t understand why it exists or like me, you’re just not any good at it. That was the case with me and menswear. I’m not afraid to experiment with anything related to fashion. The crazier the better. Give me any frabric, any colour, and I’ll come up with pure awesomeness (No, I’m not bragging. I just know what I’m good at). I was perfectly capable of drooling over the latest Armani and Dsquared2 runway shows, but simply could not imagine myself dealing with any of it.

Then suddenly this term I was pushed face-first intothe menswear course. Not only was it one of the few classes that fit my schedule, but I need for my degree. Add this to the fact that it’s an 8:30am class, and it’s not difficult to see how much hatred I had accumulated for this course before it even started. I simply refused to believe that dressing sexy men in sexy outfits was something that I would enjoy (crazy talk, no?).

It’s now three weeks into the term, and I’m facing a little dilemma. I’M STARTING TO LIKE IT! For whatever reason, I’m loving the heck out of concocting the most insane/deadly gorgeous outfits for men. They gave the most ridiculous brief (Charles Darwin. I kid you not). Doing the research was very interesting and thought provoking. It yanked me out of my design comfort zone, giving me absolute creative freedom. It opened a new world of luscious fabrics and colour palettes that I wouldn’t have touched with a 30ft pole. I don’t know if it’s the idea of dressing the perfect man in the perfect outfit, or the thought of getting to see the hot male models (*fans self*) backstage, but suddenly I got the craziest idea: How awesome would it be to become the first female solely menswear designer?!

Thinking about it gives me the chills. Would I really be able to pull it off? Am I really capable of giving up on my precious haute couture? Am I really THAT crazy? Why does the dark side have delicious cookies?! Why?!