The show was a straight success! What’s funny is that after all of my models finished walking down the runway, I walked out on stage and I was supposed to walk all the way down the runway but instead I only walked halfway out because I got nervous! This is something that my dad texted me about because he didnt get to get a picture of me lol. When the show was finished, I went out to meet my dad and his wife and they were so proud of me. I was so happy that I was able to share my moment with family. I was also able to see my friends that came to support! Honestly, moments like these are great but when you have people to share them with, that love to see you win, it makes it even sweeter!
So….I have another fashion show this weekend! I already have every piece in my collection made but (with my crazy creative brain and need for pushing myself) I want to create new designs. I feel that I want to spruce up my collection with some additional pieces and showcase those for this Georgetown show. I want my pieces to be more accessorized and styled for this show. BUT it is not up to me – it is up to the USPS delivery workers in delivering my fabric in time. I am hoping everything is delivered by Friday so I can get started working on the pieces, even I have to do it all in one day! Earlier this week someone asked me why I so I always wait to the last minute to order fabric? Well…the answer is that I am so indecisive! Please pray for me and my obsession with perfection!!
The day of Howard University’s Homecoming Fashion Show was hectic! The morning started off with me finishing up sewing a few pieces and then attending class. I also had to be a part of a event that counted towards my final grade for one of my classes. The event was a success but, unfortunately, I was late to the HUHC fittings. The staff was texting and emailing me and there was nothing I could do! After the event was over, I headed to the auditorium with my suitcase of designs and we spent hours setting up and figuring out which models would wear what. I did interviews for online magazines and socialized with the other designers which calmed my nerves. Although I was overcome with anxiety about how the show would turn out, I was extremely excited to showcase my work!
UM WHERE IS MY FABRIC?? 3 days ago, I ordered my fabric for my designs for the HU Homecoming Fashion Show; it’s 3 days later…AND MY ORDER HAS NOT SHIPPED YET! I had ordered from my usual site because they are normally really fast in processing orders, I usually get my fabric within a week. I called this morning and they said that they were out of stock of one of my fabrics and had to ship it from their other warehouse. Unfortunately, this had delayed the process and I would probably not get my fabric until THE WEEK OF THE SHOW. Of course, I feel like there is a cloud of worry hanging above my head but I decided to relax. I am not letting things that are out of my control worry me anymore. I am speaking positive affirmations that everything will come out smoothly. Luckily, I still have fabric left over if all else fails. Stay tuned.
Last week, the Howard Homecoming Fashion Show team reached out to me and asked for my brand to participate in this year’s show. During my time at Howard I have heard about how phenomenal the annual show is and I have always wanted to be a part of it; unfortunately, I have always felt that my brand was not ready. This year, I am extremely grateful for the growth and evolution of my designs with introducing myself as a real designer at Howard and showcasing my talents. I felt that for my first two years at Howard I really feared showing my passion and overtime, after witnessing others be fearless, I became more confident. I am at a place now where, humbly, I know what I can bring and others know it too. I have proven my dedication and my talents to this community and I know I will only grow from here. Please stay tuned to witness my journey of creating for the show- there’s going to be blood, sweat, and tears!