You are not plus-sized. You are full-figured.
It's time to live fully.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

I thank God we are not yet at this stage

Our country won't spare expenses for these kinds or research. On the upside, the Philippines have 80% organic food. We scratch our heads asking what's not organic in the country? Everything is manual labor.
And Thank God!

This makes me think. We have to know where our food come from and what fertilizer/feeds given the potential food.

Friday, April 15, 2011

My Hair Regimen

1. Hot Oil once a year
2. Conditioner one in a blue moon
3. Virgin Coconut Oil Bath Once a Month
4. Milk Bath when I feel like it
5. Shampoo every day.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Model Within

I've decided to have a photoshoot.
Partly for portfolio.
Partly for myself.

This is my boost of confidence shot.
This is also the picture I want posted if I die. 
So, please post this on top of my coffin. :-)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Modelling 101

As a Designer, I have to be able to coach my models into the poses best for a shoot/runway. 
I did a bit of amateur modelling and was surprised to find being on the end of the catwalk actually thrilled me.
Here are basic modelling poses and tips to help any girl out there building their portfolio.
Note: I pictures these myself. How??? Put the camera on top a shelf and hit the timer. (hehehe)
To practice posing, here's step 1: Dress comfortably 
Step 2: Comfy clothes but unfortunately, every model needs heels. So, wear high heels.
Heels work wonders on your legs. Try it. I'm wearing leggings to see the effect. 
Step 3: Apply light make-up even if it's just mascara and lipstick.
Now it's time to vogue.

The Head Shot
Head shots are important aspect in your modelling portfolio. Let's face it... It's your FACE.
It's a model's mugshot.
Take a picture of yourself: Front, 3/4, side profile and semi-back. Look which angles best suit you.
Head shots are tricky because it it limited to the space of your head. For this shoot, I added some props. This wedding hat should convey a lot of meaning and that must be in line with how I pose my face.
Yes, faces have to be posed as well.
From happy to thinking, to shocked, to secretive, to angry then finally prayerful. See the difference?

Body Movement

Try being creative in posing. These poses are static except for the arms. The blue tulle shows movements.
Also find ways to get the best shape for you.

Creative Posing
Strike a pose! Vogue it! Put on some music to inspired you. Get a mirror and look at your body movements.
Tip: Create space through your hand movements. Utilize your legs. Bend them in angles. Bend your body in angles. You can also use props to help you get into character.

Well, ladies. Hope these help you. If you're not planning to be a model, it's fun to let go and imagine once in a while. If all else fail, it can be goo facebook profile pics.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Revamp an outfit

I'm in need of a good outfit for office or anywhere. Instead of shopping for a new one, I've decided to revamp an outfit.
So, I got this old tennis dress that's been in the closet for some time. I've only worn it a couple of times because it shows my undies especially in the day time.  Then, I found this old vintage belt. Who owns it? I don't know. Probably my aunt's of granny's.
What else I fished from the costume closet? It's an old skirt I used for fashion shows. Ha! It fits!
Now, putting together: Dress and skirt? Won't really fit together.
The dress is too long and it hides the skirt details.

I've decided to cut the length. I'm now turning this dress into a shirt.

Cut, cut, cut!

Insta outfit!
Here I am with the new outfit!
Looks like my doggy approves.

Dad's Grease Party

Sandra Dee with Poodle Bag instead of Poodle Skirt.
Everything I fished out of the closet a couple of house ago.