January 29, 2012

Designer Profile & Photoshoot with designer, Kyle Gajeton


Designer Kyle Gajeton with models, Jennifer Orozco and Alexandria Leary


Kyle Gajeton is a fellow fashion student at SJDC who majors in not only fashion design but also fashion merchandising. He is one talented designer among others at our school who have given life to our wonderful fashion program. He is heavily influenced by technology and space exploration as you can see by his two designs, which included a lot of metalics and geometric shapes on both garments as well as the accessories. 
MODELS: Jennifer Orozco and Alexandria Leary


When asked where he gets his inspiration from, Kyle tells us, "I love looking up into the night sky and seeing thousands of stars. It makes me feel like there is so much more to life and that we don't know what the future holds but the future will definitely be an adventure. I try to make my designs recreate the suspenseful feeling I get when I think about the future or when I think of us being such a small part of a huge universe. My designs really reflect who I am. I am constantly trying to figure things out and predict what's going to happen or what someone is going to say. My design concepts are about trying to predict the future and make it available to people now."


Kyle along with ten other fashion design students will be taking part in our schools annual fashion show called "A Story of Fashion" where they will create their own collections from the ground up. With a unique and very futuristic concept, I'm sure Kyle will have a very interesting and one of a kind collection, which I'm sure we'll all look forward to seeing.
MODEL: Jennifer Orozco
MODEL: Alexandria Leary
BEAUTY SHOTS
 
THE TEAM
  DESIGNER: Kyle Gajeton I  MODELS: Jennifer Orozco and Alexandria Leary I  PHOTOGRAPHER: Kathy Vang
HAIRSTYLIST: Marissa Tapia I  MAKEUP ARTIST: Nicolette "Nikki" Sison


Check out SJDC fashion club's blog here for more fashion related posts and to see what the fashionable students in our campus wear.

January 27, 2012

UNI


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Photography by: Dianne Sison
Blazer from Forever 21 / Stripe button up tee from Superior Thrift / Leggings from Ross / 
Boots with faux wool shearling cuff from Ross / Satchel from Bettyshoe.com / Scarf from Superior Thrift / 
Round frames from 80's Purple
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FASHION FOCUS: BRIGHT SATCHEL
Lately I've been noticing that satchels, cross body and messenger bags have been getting a lot of hype not only for it's structured look but also for it's multipurpose functional use. I must say, this particular bag from Bettyshoe.com is incredibly stylish. I really love that it has a bright mustard color that just adds some spice to a very neutral outfit. With this bag, I paired it with something on the "preppy" side. A modern twist to a typical university student.
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January 25, 2012

[VIDEO] Makeup Traincase Tour



First of all, let me start by saying that I have been a freelance makeup artist for about 6 years now (since 2006) and everything in my kit are exclusively for my clients only and this is aside from my own personal makeup collection, which by the way is far less than what I have in this kit. Also, I am by no means trying to brag or show off what I have because to be honest there's really nothing to brag about. This traincase was actually gifted to me by my boyfriend for our 2 year anniversary last year and some of the MAC brushes were from him as well. Now, as for the contents of this kit, I didn't have everything all at once. It happened gradually over the span of a few years, this is what I have accumulated, and I started building it up as I got more clients.

Also, I believe that to be a makeup artist, you do not need to use everything high-end for the reason that makeup artists don't even make as much $ as you think they do, unless they're some big shot. Makeup artists are versatile people who can work with whatever that have. Plus, there's nothing to be ashamed of, drugstore brands can be just as great or even better than some high end brands that will cost you a leg and arm.

So, I hope this kind of helps those up and coming freelance makeup artists out there who still are not sure what they should have in their kit and maybe give some inspiration or something of that nature hehe!

CHECK OUT MY ONLINE MAKEUP PORTFOLIO HERE:
http://www.wix.com/ewwitsnikki/makeup-portfolio

LIKE MY MAKEUP FB PAGE HERE:
http://www.facebook.com/NicoletteMUA

January 20, 2012

Close Knit


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Photography by: Dianne Sison
Geometric chunky sweater from Superior Thrift / Jeans from Ross / Morse-code bracelet from Antoinette Lee Designs /
Gold multi-strand bracelet from F21/  Lace-up combat boots w/ faux wool shearling from Ross/ Handmade crochet turban


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Today's weather was extremely unusual. --The rain was in & out as if someone is messing with the light switch, however, in this case, mother nature. Also, today was incredibly windy, so windy that I could probably be swept off my feet and taken to the other side of the country. Nonetheless, today's outfit consisted of a thick chunky bold print sweater, some nice comfy denim, combat boots and a knit head band -turban. I'd say, it's almost weather appropriate. 
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So, today was our first class meeting for my Event Production class. It's a requirement course for Fashion merchandising majors (i think?) and well, I'd say it's probably one of the classes that I've been looking forward to since a few semesters back mainly because the class itself is very hands on when it comes to producing events within the school &/or helping outside of school. Like this year, me and some of the fashion students in that class will be helping out for Sac Fashion Week in Sacramento next month as well as a very luxurious & grand event in San Francisco called A Soolip Wedding. Other events include our school's very own Fashion show at the end of the semester, which will be of course produced by our class & it will feature student designers in our program. Another great thing about this class is that, at the end of the semester we will be going to a Jean Paul Gultier exhibit in San Francisco, which again is another great opportunity and experience and I am definitely looking forward to it. Although, I know it's going to be a lot of hard work, I know it's going to be absolutely worth it in the end. (:


#neighborhoodies 

January 9, 2012

City Bound


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Boyfriend top from F21 / Coral shorts from F21 / Shine Cardigan from Goodwill / Necklace from Mode-5 /
 Skinny Belt from Superior Thrift / Faux Fur Satchel from TJMaxx / Sunglasses from 80's purple
Tights from Kushyfoot 


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City lights --Treasure Island