Wednesday, June 30, 2010

For all you festival lovers out there!

There's a Greek festival coming up this September (10th-12th)

Don't you just love the head-dress and clothing.
Nothing like culture and tradition.

I'm going with friends and family to
celebrate the end of my studies as I will be graduating from
FIDM on the 14th!!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fashion Please!!!

Alright, so I've debated whether or not to put some of my fashion sketches online for all to see, and though I'm still not comfortable showing my own designs online, I will be posting sketches I've done based on runway catwalks from some of my favorite designers' collections.

A bridal gown designed by John Galliano for DIOR.
I just gave it a peach hue

Another gown designed by John Galliano for DIOR.
I just gave it a peach hue and added a print motif.

A gorgeous blouse and skirt from CELINE.
Originally designed with an indigo palette, however
I changed it to a romantic plum-rouge.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


As of today, I am a free woman.... for at least a few weeks before my final quarter at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising begins. Hence, I am celebrating with friends and family on Saturday night at The GREAT GREEEEEEK for some fine Greek food and dancing..... OPA!!!!!

And the picture here is of me celebrating my birthday at a swanky French restaurant... mmmmm I gotta go back there just for that dessert :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bon Anniversaire!!!

A dear friend of mine just took me out to lunch to celebrate my birthday early as it is actually tomorrow the 11th. We had a fabulous meal at one of my favorite Persian restaurants in the valley. We talked about life, fashion, and fun, and she mentioned my little bump-in with my Dragon Lord from last year. Her jaw dropped when I told her that I'd seen him again a couple of weeks ago. For whatever reasons, I know it was not for nothing. May the fates guide him to me once more. Who knows, perhaps third time's a charm... :)

I wish all my fellow Geminis equal felicity and love.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

To my Dragon Lord...

Have you ever stared at a beautiful painting or gazed at a magnificent statue and wondered, "what would it be like to live in that moment." To rise with the heroes of myth or to love as Héloïse and Abelard from the times now dust, even for but a day in a lifetime.

As an artist, I feel a deeper understanding for life and the human spirit. During my stay in Paris a couple of years back, I was truly moved, spiritually, walking within the great walls of Notre Dame. I would place my hand along the stones, the pews, and the columns and it was awe. And it wasn't just because it was holy ground. No, in fact it wasn't that at all. It was as if I could feel the spirits of old who had ever walked along those stones, the nobility who had knelt before the altar upon making their vows, or the workers who had died building the cathedral. I could feel them all coursing through my being, and I was walking with them... outside of time. There are no words to describe it other than it was most profound.

For a long while, I've carried a sketch that I drew of a man I dreamt of since I was a child. This man always had a distinct look about him, an aloof air yet of masculine bearing. A man of purpose who does not look but sees with those telling blue eyes that know more than he'd say. A man of few words, a man of thought.... a dream man.

Last year, he suddenly.... appeared. I was stunned speechless. Was I mad? Or maybe I needed better contacts? It was impossible to think he simply walked off the page and into my life. HAH! But there he was, my Dragon Lord. I couldn't help but sneak looks here and there. Still trying to psych myself out of what was happening. I never actually got a chance to speak to him, for just as suddenly as he appeared, I looked away for a second and he had vanished.

And so I muse, can it be that all your life you can dream of someone and find that, at least in bearing and visage, they actually exist? Perhaps I'd known him in another life...