Hello, world! Sorry for the lack of updates. I've been very busy because of school work. This week was a crazy roller coaster. Let me fill you in on my latest adventures:
Merchandising midterms. It was fine, I hope I did well. Went to the writing center after to get some feedback on the formal analysis I wrote about Matisse's painting La Japonaise: Woman Beside the Water.
I also started sending out my resume and applying for spring internships. I was so excited when I got an immediate response from the HR department of Alexander Wang, Inc. They asked me to drop by on Wednesday for an interview. Spent the whole night perfecting my 17th century dutch still-life painting for my color theory class while listening to A Rocket to the Moon, The Maine, and Never Shout Never.
I was really scared about posting my project on the wall (like what we do every week) and hearing the critique, because I really doubted my painting. I thought it was too dark. Surprisingly, my professor thought it was nice. My critical reading and writing class went well too. We discussed jeans and how it's amazing that it's an article of clothing that can cut across social classes. After that I headed to the fashion building for spring registration advising. Can you believe it? The semester is halfway done. I hope I'll be able to get the classes I want next sem. I really want to take the Public Relations class and the Fashion Show production class.
I woke up early to prepare for my interview. I dressed in all black, because I felt that it's so much like the company. I arrived at the showroom thirty minutes before my interview. As I stepped out of the elevator, I almost bumped into someone. When I looked up, it was Alexander Wang! I was really shocked. I smiled a little then went to the reception area. The showroom is amazing. I saw the interns do the inventory of the clothes. I wanna do that too! The clothes from the S/S 2012 collection were there and it was so beautiful in person. I think my interview went well. I hope I get the internship! I'll have to wait around two more weeks to see if I get called for a second interview. *crossing my fingers*
Went to school after. I got the results of my recent marketing exam. I am not happy about it. It's line of 8, but still... anyway I spent my night doing my paper weaving. I am so glad I now know how to do a hound's tooth pattern. It's not that hard. It's a simple 2-2 twill weave. The one the makes the pattern is the alternating colors of thread.
I spent the morning working on 5th Avenue Republic, my Fashion Industry Marketing project. I attended my textile class after and talked about the unique fabric I found. We had an exam, and when I was done, I just had a quick snack and worked on 5th Avenue Republic again. Can I just say, I hate that I sort of crammed this project, because the ideas came to me so late. But I did like what I came up with anyway.
In Fashion Industry Marketing class, we each discussed our project. The idea was to take Banana Republic merchandise, rebrand it, and sell it on Saks Fifth Avenue. We had to create a brand name, specify our target market, figure out the new price points, which floor we'll put the collection and beside which brands. It was fun! I did two brands with two different markets. The first one, I called it "Moneta" after the goddess of prosperity. It's a collection for urban professionals who love to dress for success. The second one is a denim brand which I called "Savage Heart". I positioned it as a competitor to brands like 7 for all mankind, J Brand, Citizens of Humanity, and True Religion. I wish my ideas came earlier so I could have expanded more and put more "meat" into my project.
Anyway, after that I made my mood boards for fashion design class. We had a model in class again. Out of all the models we had in class, she was the one who had the really dynamic poses.
Friday night is movie night, and I watched Puss in Boots! It's such a great movie. I love it. You should watch it!
Woke up late today, and when I did, it started snowing outside. Third time I experienced NYC snow! I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to do my homework for color theory. Yes, I commuted and braved the snow and the cold. I had to sketch patterns and symbols from any culture I want. I really love the terracotta pots of Greece. I love the intricate designs, so I picked that one. I also did some sketches from South American countries and Egypt. It's a really nice museum! Too bad New School students don't get in for free.
Anyway, this was my outfit today. I just changed from these boots to rain boots. I'm always covered up nowadays. I miss living in the Philippines!
So, basically that's how my week went. I still have a lot to do for next week! Oh well, that's student life. I love it so much.