Oh how I miss the readily accessible studio lighting at my college, ha. Still trying to figure out how to take decent pictures...perhaps if I actually took them during the day-time? Hmm...anywayyy...it was freakishly cold for an almost-June day and I had to bundle up with my striped sweater, wool blazer, and sequined butterfly top. I've also been on a bit of a menswear kick since I've been shopping for "work" clothes and couldn't help but match my gray blazer with gray pants. Now, I'm going to bundle up and watch some of the first season of the OC off of Hulu through my stolen wireless internet. :)
So I haven't been posting, and this outfit is predictably unexciting, but....I have a reason (or two)! Since my last post a mere 10 days ago...I got a clinical research job for a great hospital in Boston, found a place to live, moved into the place, GRADUATED, and am now unpacking my life and trying to comprehend everything that just happened as I absorb the "real world" in my beautifully refurbished apartment which I have all to myself...for the next 3 weeks! I need to figure out how to take decent pictures, and where all of my clothes went, but I PROMISE to post regularly from now on. :D
Anyway, here's some random inspiration. LOVE the mixture of the classic skirt suit with a t-shirt and LV shoes!
A couple of weeks ago my sewing teacher, Dario, asked me and my friend Courtney if we would come with him to Olanchito (a small town an hour away from Ceiba). He was dressing about six girls that were competing to be the Carnaval Queen of said town and needed assistants to help with the sewing and the backstage stuff.
We arrived early for the fittings and turned out that pretty much all the girls were C-cups so seams had to be ripped and re-sewn...and fast! Tulle and satin was EVERYWHERE and an incident with a lit candle+dress made us burst into nervous laughter for about 15 minutes!
The event was at the "hottest" club in Olanchito. The crowds cheered while the girls modeled under a discoball...
The ladies in casual wear!
Check out the bathrooms...heehee :P
To the event, Courtney wore the purple skirt I made a while back and I ended up wearing the muslin I made for last post's pink dress. All I did was add a lining,a random polkadotted ruffle on the front and then hemmed it on the bus to Olanchito. =)
Our favorite girl of the night turned out to be the winner and after a game of pool and the witnessing of a catfight we called it a night and headed back to our cute little hotel. =)
To be completely honest with you, I have always considered Honduran beauty pageants to be quite...ehh...funny. With the demanding mothers, cheesy stage decorations, poofy dresses and all...it's quite difficult to take them seriously!
However, after I saw how much effort Dario put into the dresses and how excited all the girls were I must admit I really got into the whole thing! I'm now officially a hardcore pageant fan!! It's a part of our culture that I have definitely learned to enjoy.
xoxo to all...
sunsmooched Fabi ;)