Hello Lovely people !!
Just want to start by saying
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE A HAPPY NEW YEAR !!
I wish you all a safe and joyous New Year and I hope it’s an unforgettable day for all of you ❤ x x x x x
P.s.. in case you can’t see it. It says MEOWY CHRISTMAS !!! I died when i saw it… clearly, it was such an impulse… yet necessary buy ! MEOW
Now !… Onto where the hell I’ve been and What I’ve been doing !? (BESIDES the minor internet problems I’ve been having that have delayed my posts !)
This year has been one hectic year for me guys, I mean it’s always hectic but a certain set of events have absolutely topped it this year ( bet I’ll say this again next year though ha !)
As you all know I finished college… So I am officially a Designer and a stylist – Hoorah ! ( Yes I have an ACTUAL degree for the NATURAL talent I’ve always had…meow)
In Early December we had our final graduate show. If I was to tell you all, that the day went smoothly and that it was all so great and I felt so relieved afterwards… I’d be lying… except for the part that I felt relieved ha !
If you’ve been reading my blog, you’ll know that I have been searching for that final sign of “relief” after college, some security to make me feel it’s all come to an end and that there is no longer any stress of that particular kind following me around in the form of a shadow or however the saying goes. As disorganised and crazy backstage and the lead up actually was, the moment where I had all my models dressed up, in my garments, the moment that I was exactly a minute away from walking out with them onto the catwalk to show off my range I felt that stress, that “whatever”, be lifted away and carried into the lights of the runway. My anxiety and nauseousness all gone. I don’t think I’ve ever felt more accomplished and happy in my life.
Who was there ? Who cares !
Did I slouch when I walked? who cares…
Did I show off my range and enjoy it…? Yes I sure did, I loved it !
I must say though as nervous and haphazard it all was on the day before the event actually started (Just like to add that we had no rehearsal or run through…for the record) I Liked being showcased like that. Often designers, well graduate designers don’t get to showcase themselves this well and I think it was a great way for everyone to see who we were, not just a projected name in some random sans serif font.
Well that was that.. and of course some backstage shots just for you guys !
The hair of course was amazing ! Loved the whole detached braid style they had going on !
The makeup was nice, a very heavy smoky black look. Pretty classic runway !
Dalian and I ! Taking random shots and anxiously waiting for the show to start ! EEKK !
Everyone’s style sheets – The beautiful Jess ( Platform models) who wore my Black laced up Embroidered Dress on the night !
Backstage again and again, everyone is hanging around waiting for the show to start.
The Gorgeous Manon from Platform Models at the fittings ❤ Wearing my ombre, vintage tea stained jumpsuit and embroidered bodysuit ! That’s sneak peak enough !
My AMAZING MACHINIST !!!! who helped me through it all…. She is a saviour !! and… I’m wearing Ladakh ❤ just the way i Like it !!
Following this there was of course a scrumptious Christmas dinner with the future in laws !
Christmas all decked out with food and ornaments as well as gifts from Santa for everyone !
Too cute !
Clearly we were all Nice not naughty this year !
now moving on from all the food… let’s talk about DIETS..
Amongst all of this and my crazy hours at Target I happened to stroll over to the book department and there I found THE DUKAN COOKBOOK…
Minutes later I was convinced I was rather fat… too fat…Need-to-go-on-a-diet fat and without any hesitation happily talked my sister-in-law into it and yes.. we were DUKANING…
Don’t worry, we weren’t crazy enough to do it right away so we decided to be reasonable and start the first phase in the gap between Christmas and New Years.
Let me first start by saying.. I’m put off food… It’s far too repetitive…I’m sick of the same oaty dense textures in my mouth and as great as our attempt was we only lasted 3 days in the first phase ! HAHAHA
On top of that we now realise we aren’t that big, we have great womanly curves which flat girls would die for.. and the five kilo’s we wanted to so desperately CUT OFF will have to be done with our own way of exercising and eating right.
AND I have secretly skipped to the third phase… ! so shhhhhh !
HOWEVER, I do still believe that this diet is a great diet and that people who are much bigger than us will actually lose a lot of weight if they can stick to it and make it through to the final phase.. so If by any chance any of you are DUKANING… Let me know how you are going !
Oh and I must say I did actually enjoy cooking a variety of things in the attack phase.
preparing Chicken Broth soup – yummy !
It was actually so nice to discover some warm liquids to eat during attack phase.
THE DUKAN COOKBOOK was also a great book, so if you are in need of any recipes or some guidance on what you are supposed to be eating and how to make delicious edible things with what you are given, seriously check it out !
hmm what else has there been.. OH YEAH I have been super busy with my sewing and fabric sourcing as usual, and cannot wait when it’s all launched ( slow process, as I’m such a busy little bird but hang in there).
The final thing that’s been keeping me busy is my room ! Ever since my emotional rollercoaster and deep soul searching I have decided that as every door shuts and every new door is opened one must REDECORATE, REPAINT AND REORGANISE their life, and emotions starting with their room.
So I have been on the search for new furniture, wall paints (THE RIGHT COLOUR- the RIGHT SHADE !), bed covers all sorts of stuff AND have also come up with a great D.I.Y project for anyone who wants to SCHNAZZ things up a bit with their decor.
My old bedroom had light purple walls, a certain calmness to it with a whole wall of old and new polaroids/photographs stuck side by side NO GAPS of the greatest memories EVA, pretty nostalgic if you ask me. My wardrobe doors had some of fashions greatest ad campaigns posted up and shelves of every VOGUE I’ve ever received. Not a bad set up at all, but I think it’s time for a change, New light, New colour scheme and first new feature… ! Can’t Wait until it’s complete !
oh so empty ! Thankyou dearest boyfriend for helping me empty the never-ending contents of the room ❤
Can you guess what colours I’ve picked ?!
Click to go to the next post for a little D.I.Y !
xxxx MUCH LOVE, YOURS TRULY