Went to see Phillip Lim speak on Romance and Realism in Fashion at the LACMA with my cousins, thanks to an invitation from my dear friend Cindy! They showed footage from his Spring 2010 runway show, which was just as amazing as his Fall 2009 line. A short clip of how his finale dress was constructed was also being shown. Then, there was a time of Q&A, which he mastered brilliantly. Afterwards, we were able to meet and chat with the designer himself. I could hardly contain my excitement and my hands trembled as if I had coffee jitters. I felt like a little girl meeting a rockstar. Fashion designers are my rockstars.
Wearing a vintage dress and bordeaux tights inspired by his Fall '09 line. I saw a similar dress created by him after purchasing this dress. Needless to say, I was quite pleased.
Tried cramming my feet into a pair of old Doc Martens I received from my Dad at age 12. Two blisters later, I've reconsidered "breaking into" these.
A shot with my cousins and Phillip Lim himself. Definitely an unforgettable experience.
I leave you with...
Quotes by Phillip Lim (some re-phrased by me):
On styling: "When in doubt, take something out. The less you put on a page, the more there is left for the imagination."
On working towards your dream: "Learn off someone else's dime."
On the whole internet craze: "Keep a little back in order to keep the mystery alive."
On wearing clothes you love but don't fit: "If you love it, alter it. What good is it if it just hangs on the wall?"