It has been a crazy March, April, and May. I have been busy with a few shows and styling for a friend of mine at the Thrive Fashion show. It definitely has been a great experience. Although it all is a learning experience, there is still so much for me to learn.
My first show was the PSA annual fashion show. I showcased a few of my dresses from my first show last fall. It was not what I expected for the show, but it was great working with the team.
My second show was the Shades of Yellow (SOY) fashion show in which I styled two fabulous men. This year’s theme was the Marriage Amendment where the fashion show was the main focus. SOY’s mission is to support a community of empowered Hmong GLBTQ to create a positive cultural and social changes that enhances their lives and communities. I styled the two looks and made the matching bows, the look representing two male men being able to marry each other freely. The story behind the two looks is the typical traditional wedding with a small twist. The two would like to dress as what they identify themselves but would like to incorporate the “white dress” by having one of the tux’s white. The color bows represent the pop of color of the flowers a traditional wedding would have.
The third show was the Txuj Ci showcase. It was another event focusing around AAPI GLBTQ communities showcasing their talents. I designed a femme menswear line specifically for the show. I have always wanted to design menswear inspired look and this was the best opportunity to do so. It was also in dedication to my friends Mindy and Linda who asked me to design a butch look for them. Although it was less butch, I still made a few less femme.
Lastly I styled for a friend of mine as she designed for the Thrive Fashion Show. It was a fun experience and always love helping out for fashion shows. Gradually as I build up my experience, styling has always been a passion of mine. Everyone has their own style and I definitely love my edgier style.
That is a sum of my last few months…. Until next time, get your FASH-on!
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It has been a while since I last blogged by I have been super busy. I am finally getting back on track and definitely loving where I am heading. The next two months are going to be super busy for me, but I am up for the challenge. Things are finally turning around.
First of all, I will be showcasing my required Hmong piece from my first fashion show this up coming weekend for the Asian Pacific Heritage day at the History Center. Secondly, I will be showcasing my dresses for the PSA annual fashion show at the University of Minnesota. Lastly, I will be designing a whole new line for a show in May called Txuj Ci. I finally am designing the masculine feminine line I have been sketching for this show. Txuj Ci showcase is a night where Hmong queer and their allies come together to showcase their talents and build community and space together. This year they are opening up the showcase to all Asian, Asian Pacific, and Asian Americans.
I originally had another line planned for the show, but my queer lesbian friends really wanted me to design a butch look for them, promising to model for me if I did. I took their word for it and totally changed my look with only one month left. It’s a time crunch but I especially love to design with a purpose.
One last exciting news is that I will be styling for the Thrive fashion show in May for the designer Sai Chang also known as Esse. We both designed for the Fresh Traditions show and I love her work. I am definitely excited and getting my foot out there.
Whew, that is a lot. That is about it for now but until next time…