Sunday, 4 March 2012


Oh, I just realised the last post I did was in MAY 2011!!!!! So sorry for neglecting this blog - not that any of you reads it anyway. As I've written on the previous blog, that was the end of Year 1 of my Fashion Design Course; and as you can see I have NOT written any single thing about Year 2; not even the beautiful summer I had last year!

This is bad.

OK, lots to catch up on.

June was quite an amazing part of my summer. Why? Well, it was my 20th birthday, which falls ON THE SAME DAY as when I had to leave London for GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would tell the whole drama that happened that weekend, but I'd rather keep it short for now. Basically, I suffered a lot pre-, during, and post-glasto. But the atmosphere, the music, the crowd, the experience made me forgot it all and good memories last.

Another special thing that happened in June was the start of my summer internship with Michael Van der Ham! I did my interview in March, i think (one year ago?!). This was my first London internship, which I was so excited about! Because it also meant... LONDON FASHION WEEK! (more on that later). First day was nerve-wrecking! But I learnt about how the studio and the people worked, and tried to give my best :) I met some interesting people too, including the other interns (from Germany - who stayed there for 7 months!, from Ireland, and a CSM student). It was long hours and hard work (because I always had to go back to Epsom every Thursday to work at the sushi restaurant every weekend); so it wasn't an "play all day long" summer; exhausting. But I learnt so much from it, until finally...

I guess I'll leave it as that for the Summer news. More on the Year 2 projects later!

Monday, 16 May 2011


Really, I shouldn't be writing this now - since I have a Marketing Research to do as part of the project that I have to hand in TOMORROW. But, the level of excitement from the product I just created, it's just too hard NOT to.

"At the beginning of all growth, everything imitates"
-Pramoedya Ananta Toer

The final product for this one is a lookbook, with my illustrations. The concept started with the word: plants. Then I took the ambiguity of the word which could mean the botanics, AND power plants - especially nuclear plants. This is the perfect contrast, something that is very natural and beautiful against something controversial, mad-made, and destructive. Taking the idea from Pramoedya Ananta Toer's quote, I specifically looked into flowerbuds - as the 'beginning of growth'; then completely destroy it with the effects of nuclear radiation that includes contamination, and mutation. Hence, I give you:

Full view recommended - and you can read the collection's narrative too

Mind you that this is just the end product. I will also be graded based on the process I show in my sketchbook - which I think is not the best. So, I'm not expecting a good one for this one.

Oh well.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

how do you compromise with the lack of motivation and deadlines that just keep getting closer

and closer

and closer

and closer

It's just unfair that I'm this badly unmotivated for the last project of the year :(

Writing this makes me feel more like a dork.