The First Day
Oh boy I’m exhausted. The whole experience is very exciting. Having a guest speaker from Harper's Bazaar, legendary Isaac Mizrahi, and a lovely host was really thrilling. I think I did a relatively good job and my garment was completely finished with clean sewing unlike others weren’t at all and some were really sloppy as well and still pinned directly on the mannequins. If the live models wore such garments it would be a complete disaster, unlike my garment, which was very wearable. It also made me feel that the details on the back of my dress weren’t noticed at all. Oh well. Thank God that is wasn’t the elimination challenge because I was standing the last on the panel. But it’s all in the past and I’m ready to move on and am very excited about my next challenge. I’m very happy with the choice of fabrics that I was able to pick and my team is very lovely. We all agreed on our choice of the main piece including the fabric. That said, I cannot wait to start all new and fresh and bring my best to this amazing experience. I’m confident I can do it!!!
For now I just cannot wait to get a good rest in order to have energy and strength for tomorrow. Thank you all!
With love, Lidia
The First Elimination
Today is a new day. Two hours until the Fashion Show. I pulled all of my strength and energy together and I said to myself that I’m going to finish and make sure my model is going to be fully dressed for our very first Fashion Show. And you know what, I did it! It felt so good and satisfying. I proved to myself what I can do. Backstage models, make-up artists, hair stylists — it’s crowded, it’s hectic, it’s fun, it’s exciting. Camera, music, lights, let the show begin.
I dressed my model. She looks beautiful and well put together. I’m happy and satisfied with the outcome. My heart was pounding and I was running out of patience because our group was the last on the show and my model was the final look. When I saw the guest judges, I was happy. Our guest judge was Elie Tahari. This is more than just exciting. I have met Fern before. She was one of our guest speakers at FIT lecture class. I was really inspired by her words. I also met Elie Tahari in person. I was interviewing at his studio back in the school days in 2001. I was I was an assistant designer but did not have a chance to work closely with him. Also just recently, I attended Elie Tahari’s trunk show at Bloomingdale's and took a photograph with the master.
My group has won the challenge. It was very unexpected but I think that our collection was very cohesive and blended together well. I am very happy that James-Paul won this time and I think his design was very chic and modern. I was happy for all of us and it gave us confidence to proceed to a next challenge with passion and creativity.
Yay to Lidia...you were the greatest!!!! loved your design... so creative and unique...can't wait to see your next beautiful creations :)))
You go girl! We know you have a talent and you can do it!!! You made it through the first round and that is an accomplishment already!
Would you join me for oysters and cocktails after the show? I hope there is someone to replace my eye on pantone, lol xoxo
I knowest that you very detail oriented, and sad to say that those so called “designer” on the show lack to see those details. But who cares to what they got to say. Sometimes I have a feeling that they still playing with their dolls and creating costumes for them, not for runway models. Lets think about it for a minute… if the runway models can’t fit in their garments, then I thinks it time to turn their pieces in to the daycare, to see if there, they could find them some use, I sure they will. Public... please excuse me if I’m being to straight forward!!! I knowest is that you don’t talk much and fairly quit, which is awesome in my book. This is how a real designer should act. Way to go, and take it to the top!!!
U being in the institute of fashion in Italy. (the world’s fashion capital), Im sure that you seen a lot of true “must have pieces” that inspired u very much & gave a lot of great ideas. Ideas that u might have already realized and created & many more that ur working on as we speak. Fashion is about stretching outside the box & being so original, to the point, that people would recognize ur pieces & ur style, like Roberto Cavalli, with his unique wild colors and patterns. This is what distinguishes a real designer from just an over obsessed high fashion dresser that likes to play fabric. I can see that u really got it and that you know how to be unique with ur pieces. Im waiting with great anticipation to see u in the next episode. Im sure that you got the power surprise the whole world with you astonishing creativity. I cant wait to see what u got to bring out but Im sure it going to be something very sexy, elegant, original, and extraordinary. Thats exactly what we all want to see!