TOM FORD: OWN Visionaires Documentary

This may be old news but I just stumbled upon this today. I’ve been a huge fan of Tom Ford since I first found out about who was behind the House of Gucci, back when I was in middle school. Back then I didn’t know or care about anything in ‘Fashion.’ I just liked watching the runway shows on FashionTV when they still had it on basic cable, when the Style Network was actually about ‘style.’ I didn’t care about the clothes, I just liked watching pretty people. When he had a model’s pubic hair shaped into a “G” for a Gucci ad campaign, I was hooked. I was like, ‘who is this man who had the balls to do this and put it in a magazine?’

Then I started to see that it was about making beautiful things. Making people beautiful and feel it on the inside as well as out. Making people want to be beautiful. He was my gateway into the dream world that is the world of Fashion. And it is a dream.

Thank you Tom Ford. For making me dream.

It’s about time there was a documentary about him. Apparently, this is the first time he’s allowed cameras to follow him. This is just before he unveiled his first collection under the Tom Ford brand.

Here’s the video:

I just loved how he says “Yves Saint Laurent,” with a French accent. Or even hearing Carine talk. She was so cute when she was like “Don’t say zat,” when Tom was critiquing Crystal Renn’s photo. I loved watching this. I could go on for days about it.

Now, someone do a documentary of Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy!

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CLIMAX – Usher

This is like my ultimate slow jam right now. It doesn’t need to be bass thumping all day, everyday. I needed something more mellow and I discovered this song just in time. My first love is singing so I love a song I can sing along to. Cue the numerous Youtube covers I found when I looked for audio for this post. Anyway, if you haven’t heard this song yet, click the play button and become addicted.

Going nowhere fast. We’ve reached the climax.
We’re together now we’re undone.
Won’t commit so we choose to run away.
Do we separate? oh
Don’t wanna give in so we both gave up.
Can’t take it back. It’s too late.
We’ve reached the climax, climax.

I’ve fallen somehow, feet off the ground
Love is the cloud that keeps raining down.
Where are you now? When I need you around
I’m on my knees but it seems we’re

Going nowhere fast. We’ve reached the climax.
We’re together now we’re undone.
Won’t commit so we choose to run away.
Do we separate? oh
Don’t wanna give in so we both gave up.
Can’t take it back. It’s too late.
We’ve reached the climax, climax.

I gave my best, it wasn’t enough
You get upset, we argue too much
We made a mess of what used to be love.
So why do I care, I care at all, at all, at all, at all

Going nowhere fast. We’ve reached the climax.
We’re together now we’re undone.
Won’t commit so we choose to run away.
Do we separate? oh
Don’t wanna give in so we both gave up.
Can’t take it back. It’s too late.
We’ve reached the climax, climax.

You say it’s better if we love each other separately.
I just need you one more time
I can’t get what we had off my mind,
Where are you now? When I need you around
I’m on my knees but it seems we’re…

Going nowhere fast. We’ve reached the climax.
We’re together now we’re undone.
Won’t commit so we choose to run away.
Do we separate? oh
Don’t wanna give in so we both gave up.
Can’t take it back. It’s too late.
We’ve reached the climax, climax.

Le Rêve

So we just had our big fashion show this past Saturday.

I wasn’t graduating, that’s next year, but I finally showed some of my designs in the show. In the Freshman section, which I personally think should be renamed to the Non-Senior section. I haven’t been a Freshman in college for years now.

I just felt like if I’m gonna bust my ass washing cars fundraising for the show I might as well show something of mine. Especially, when people who didn’t fundraise AT ALL or contribute anything to the program are allowed to show. LIKE WTF. Anyways, I’m bitter but that ain’t news.

I had a hard time finding models and trying to get accessories, shoes, and people to do hair and makeup. Thank goodness, it all worked out in the end. All thanks to my besty Ash and cousin Mary Ann who lent me shoes and accessories, my BEAUTIFUL models Neka and Pua, who are just amazing on and off the runway, my good friend Hannah who applied the flawless makeup on Neka,  someone from the Jacobe Salon who did the hair on both Neka and Pua.  My friend Olo, who’s just amazing, did his best to find models for my dresses. I can’t thank them enough.

Neka @ Wilhelmina Hawaii

Neka introduced me to a photographer named Sara Anslow right before this impromptu photoshoot.

The result is just gorgeous.

It was a long day but I was so happy in the end.

I congratulate my peers who are graduating this year. They all worked so hard. Ramie and Carmen, my home gurls, who I’ll miss like a muther after they leave school for bigger and better things.

Now I can’t wait for next year:)

*Update:

I just got this on facebook.

Thanks to Rob DiAntonio for this photo.

It’s another first, since all the other runway shots I ever took sucked.