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Chiaroscuro | FAST Fall 2015 Show

UC Berkeley’s Fashion and Student Trends (FAST) Fall fashion show (Chiaroscurowas last week and I would like to give a proper nod to some of my favorite designs.


Dress by Jiechun (Chloe) Lei

The band across the shoulders, the mix of texture in fabrics and the A-line silhouette makes this dress radiate a feminine type of cool I can get down with.

Designs by Nicholas Murphy

His inspiration :
“Amorphous bodies. Obligations. Murmurs. hjjk highlights, or hi-jacks, agender silhouettes moving through space and our perceptions of gendered bodies.”

Nicholas’ designs were some of my ultra favorites. I loved the soft fabrics chosen when paired with bold makeup and design choices like those sleeves! Initially they took me by surprise as I tried to make functional sense out of them. Moments later, when taking the collection for the art form it was and I felt moved and excited to see more!

Designs by Xin Yu

Her inspiration :
“The pressure of creation and the fear for a lack of structure is encountered by the free spirit as soft as velvet to bring delight to life. Gleaming from underneath the mask is the youthfulness and mischief.”

The velvet used in Xin Yu’s collection gave the line a touch of sophistication while the silhouettes provided a youthful touch. These pieces are perfect for the upcoming holiday parties.


Design by Xin Yu

Designs by Yang Qu. 

Yang Qu’s collection wrapped up the show and it did not disappoint. I loved the mixing of patterns, colors and fabrics. It felt very high-end. The styling was on point and I appreciated the risks taken.

Overall, FAST and its designers put on a great show. I applaud the hard work that was done behind the scenes by designers and the production team alike. Way to go Bears! I look forward to next semester’s show.


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Macy’s Walnut Creek Grand Reopening

#LATEPOST (video added below)
| November 21, 2015 |

Today was a good day! Macy’s grand reopening was good times to say the least. Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, CA has been undergoing a makeover for some time and today shoppers got a chance to come in, take part in various activities, get going on their holiday shopping and enjoy big SALES!

My favorite moment? Meeting Candice Cuoco, designer of  HOUSE OF CCUOCO from Season 14 of Project Runway. She is one down to earth chica with lots of style!



Want to see an exclusive backstage interview with Candice shot by yours truly?? Check out the video below. FIDM Social Ambassador Valeria Molina (@FIDM_mvaleria) asks Candice some questions about the inspiration behind her new ready-to-wear line, life after Project Runway, how she deals with criticism, and what is next for HOUSE OF CCUOCO.

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My Spring 2013 Collection | Rare Bird

Welcome to my wonderful world of color! This collection was inspired by Frida Kahlo, my love of colors + geometric shapes. Enjoy the visual display y que Viva la Vida! Special thanks to my Lsquare and French Curve Ruler!

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