it’s funny how a little chill in the air, along with a cloudy, rainy day, can make u happy that the fall season is on its way. yay!
and it’s funny how u can make a small change in ur appearance + people don’t know who u are. i walked into the fabric store and the employees were like, “nellie? is that u?” (yes they call me nellie.) guess i look different becuz of my hair + dark lipstick + i wasn’t wearing any glasses. ha!
wearing naKIMuli belt (worn as a head scarf), vintage jacket, wal-mart shirt, american apparel leggings, 99 cents store trouser socks, jeffrey campbell shoes, made by ag necklace, my own jewelry.
so today was my 1st class in photography. it was dope. a 2hr class twice a week for 5 weeks. sounds like a lot but the time went fast today. we learned about aperature, shutter speeds, + iso. it’s kinda confusing + i was kinda feeling like, “maybe this is too much for me. what the heck did i just get myself into?”, especially when u see all these terms + numbers on paper. but when we started to take a couple of pics towards the end, i was surprised how fast i got it, especially in comparison to the other people in my class.
this is the pic i had to take in class of “the man.” lol the teacher said it was good. yay! a few people had blurry and/or overexposed/underexposed pics so i felt good that my pic came out ok. but i know i have a WHOLE bunch more to learn. we will only be shooting in black + white, which is also exciting for me. AND at the end of the session, we will have an exhibition, which is mad dope.
after class, i went + bought a whole bunch of fabric. and for the 1st time EVER, all the fabrics i wanted, i found! so now i have to get to work asap. my idea for the spring has changed significantly so me + “the team” r gonna have to bust our butts this month to crank out the samples. here is a shot of some of the fabric:
yes, using some african fabrics, some zebra print, some hologram. should be interesting…and fun. stay tuned.
sometimes when i go to my fav fabric stores, i get swatches of fabric, for inspiration. on saturday i got these 3 swatches. i like the top fabric cuz it is kinda reminds me of african fabric even though it isn’t. the 2nd is very nyc- with its graffiti + pics of subway trains. i’ve used it in the past b4; made costumes out of it. and i just heart the lips fabric. so colorful + playful. they would make great goin’ on a holiday dresses. haven’t made up my mind on what i would like to use it for.
and i bought this vibrant floral fabric. they only had a 1yd left so i just might do a one of a kind spring/summer dress with it. not sure what style dress but it will be hot of course! lol