"Often times, fashion can be viewed as “frivolous” and “materialistic” and “arrogant.” Many hold the belief that fashion invokes too much self-absorption and excess and, at times, yes this belief can be proven true. However, fashion is beyond that. Fashion is an art form; it’s the singular way in which humans can simply express themselves without so much as speaking a single word. From what you choose to put on the morning to how you hold your head up, fashion is an inevitable part of you. No matter what your view is on such a matter, fashion cannot be escaped. As Coco Chanel once said, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

Fashion is everywhere. Fashion can have a great effect on you, even if you do not know it. And, consequently, it is exciting to see what good fashion can produce."

An excerpt from my opening speech.

I specifically said that because "excerpt" and "opening speech" kind of invokes an image of "oh, hey, I guess you're kind of a big deal," thus increasing my self-esteem, thus making me happy, thus JUST GO WITH IT.

As you possibly recall, I took a bloggin' break. A large reason for that is I was organizing a Green Fashion Show! I don't want to brag, so I'm going to find the least conceited way to say that it went really well. (HAH. How was that?!)

I'd love to post a million pictures but 1) I don't have a million pictures and 2) I feel awkward posting pictures of people involved without their consensus (similar to taking pictures of young children for media class because even though I had their permission, it feels JUST AWKWARD. so kind of like that.)

Um. Yeah. So here's a photo of me.
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(Hairclip - DIY Coffee Filters, Skirt - homemade, Shirt - Design by me, Blazer - Value Village, Tights H&M)

Here's the only non-me photo I feel comfortable posting. Primarily because it's my sister. She's wearing my design, made out of a billion or so coffee filters!
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Love to post more detailed shots, but such will come once I, um, well fix the entire dress. (Coffee Filters + Garbage bag + windy day = BAD IDEA.) Sibling is a bit of a diva model, but I guess she looks fierce. I guess..

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Like I attempted to unconceitedly allude towards, the show DID go very well. Looking at all the photos, I feel really proud and insert more cheesy self-praise for having everything come together. Organizing it was hard work, but very rewarding. It was so exciting to see everyone's reactions to all the garments: there was so much awe and I thought to myself "Fashion really is art and it really does have an affect on people, even if they don't fully understand it."

^COINCIDENCE. Wearing the Green Fashion Show shirt just AS I'M TYPING THIS.
(Yeah, these photos don't really illustrate the event well. But, such is life and the internet and privacy issues.)

And, in the end, I thought "Oh, I really wish I could spend my whole life doing this."


P.S. More projects and outfits and jazz to post.


RepublicOfChic said...

That is a freaking awesome design!! You are way talented :)

Leah said...

Coffee filters? You are so creative... love the design and your sister is so cute. I love your opening speech too. xoxo

FashionJazz said...

Luv all the pics! Ur so creative! Have a lovely wknd xx

Naka said...

omg great deisgns!! I wanna see more! but i understand abou the privacy issues :p

and nice top :3

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

Wow, I love that dress. You're incredibly talented. I so wish that you'll post more pictures of the other outfits. Just cut the heads off so peoples privacy is protected.

Phyllis said...

wow that's so awesome hun!! it looks amazing - congrats!

Jing said...

congratulations dear!you are so talented!the show was a success.
coffee filters?AMAZING! nice dress.

Jonesy said...

cute!!! i love it


Under Urooba's Umbrella! said...

WOMAN, you're talented.

"And, in the end, I thought "Oh, I really wish I could spend my whole life doing this.""
-->THEN YOU MUST! Please, for the sake of fashion, doooo this for a living!

p.s. I went to the Value Village 50% off sale. Saw your tweet about how you couldn't go. BAH, BE JEALOUS. =)

Joanne Faith said...

Congrats! I'm glad it went well, I've had so much fun in 'wearable art' fashion shows in my school in the past. I love your quote there "Fashion really is art and it really does have an affect on people, even if they don't fully understand it."


Panda said...

Awesome post, i love love love your blog :-)
Panda xx
Oh and thanks for the lovely comment!

Hannah :0] said...

Coffee filters? Brilliant!! You should just like blur the people's faces like they do in tabloids! XP

come check it out:

Audrey Allure said...

Sounds amazing, congrats that it went so well! Love that coffee filter dress :)

michelle_ said...

actually i though u did quite a great job there.. hahahaha..
the coffee filter thing is just pure genious did you know ! i actually love the pop of green in your outfit :)

and yes your sister is pretty fiercee on the runway there !

win a pair of the tights in your choice of color !
click here for more details !

Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

you're amazing...
go ahead, brag about it and praise yourself..you deserve it!

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

tortured artist said...

woaah great designs! keep it up!!

Please check mine too & maybe we can follow each other!


FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Was this show for school? Or did you make it entirely yourself for fun? Tell, tell, tell! I am super interested in this, do you want to be a designer when you grow up?

Anonymous said...

that's so great! you are a very talented individual and also very spirited. i like what you do and hope to be good as well when i attempt to make my own clothes too! keep it up!



Anonymous said...

you made it out of coffee filters?! omg thats so cool. and you look exactly like your sister :D thats really awesome. before you know it, they'll know you're a blogger haha

toxic disco boy said...

congrats on the show! sounds like fun.^^ and the dress is so creative.

Friend in Fashion said...

You are amazing! The dress you designed is so fabulous, i love the texture, and the pretty colours and the fact that it is 'green' makes it that much better!

I would definitely buy this! :)

Riza said...

I love your outfit!!! And the dress you made for your sister is AMAZING!!!

Erika said...

You are a genius designer! I'm so excited to see your sister wearing your creation!! :)

knk said...

cool outfit really nice post

April said...

major congrats! this is awesome, you are awesome, that dress is awesome!

English Rose ♥ said...

Looks SO amazing Lexy - the speech sounds great!

Merci beaucoup for stopping by darling =]

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x

Anonymous said...

I Love Your Outfit.

That said, I really really like your design with the coffee filters. It's genius.

Same for your excerpt from your opening speech. :)

Mrs. April said...

Dang woman. That is one hell of an opening to your speech.

btw, your outfit is flippin fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Real knowledge, like everything else of value, is not to be obtained easily,

Anonymous said...

Learn from the mistakes of others and prevent your own.

Anonymous said...

Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.