Aurea’s the name and this blog is created in conjunction with my final fashion design projects and elective classes at Massey University, with a little bit of my personal stories here and there.



Challenging the effects of American colonialism onto the Philippine society through fashion.

Tatsulok (triangle) questions and challenges the influences of the American colonizers in early 20th century Philippines. On the surface, the country was made to believe that the Americans were the saviors of the country from the Spanish oppression. What is underneath is the infiltration of American ideals into the Philippine politics, culture and economy that to this day have misplaced the nationalism of Filipinos emphasized by the separation of the social classes. This project looks into empowering a unified voice of Philippine nationalism against impact of colonialism through the powerful voice of fashion.

Research & Design Process

Review Form: Virtual Fashion Show with #RajoRunwayOnline

Creative Exposition Update (02/08/20): This review was first written on May 20, 2020 after...

Fashion Film Inspiration

One of the end results of this project is a fashion film, regardless if I show at a...

Making the frame

The weaving technique, just like any weaving techniques, will need a loom. Thankfully, the...

Fabrics to Use

Main Fabric There isn’t much choice of fabrics I needed for this project. The main...

Triangle shape on details and shapes

This is the part of the design process where I reminded myself if the design principles...

Draped Sketches

Collaging wasn’t my strongest forte. However, in a project as such where sketching...

"Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart. The rest of it will take care of itself."

Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Magic Author

Writing for Designers

Creative writing, academic writing, reviews and many other styles of writing for designers are learned and experimented in this paper. This is the part of the blog where those samples and my final product exists.

Photo by Green Chameleon on Unsplash

Review Form: Class Notes

A review article may contain all or some of the following: Context, background, author,...

Review Form: Virtual Fashion Show with #RajoRunwayOnline

Creative Exposition Update (02/08/20): This review was first written on May 20, 2020 after...

Review Form: Class Exercise

One of the highlights of the narrative on Es Devlin was how much of her work and her...

Review Form Articles for Homework

Online Review Previous Next Digital Dior. Remote Chanel. What’s...

Descriptive Form: A Writer’s Companion

Tap, tap. Its head hammered against the opened bound leaves of the unlined pages....

Writing Studio Exercise: Descriptive Form

My list Yellow Skin Tangy Taste Gradient...

"You can make anything by writing."

C.S. Lewis

Alice In Wonderland, Author
Elective Project - Semester 1

Advanced Apparel Research

Digital Pattern Making


Evaluation of the tailored garment & digital pattern-making project

Looking back, I never expected I’d be where I finished this project. While pattern making...

Model of a classic notch jacket

This is the preview of the patterns in a model in Adobe Illustrator. It is saved...

Printing and Sampling Process

There were a few reasons I had to sample the patterns at home. One, the country was on...

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