Author: Aurea

Dancing… once again

One of the things I am so grateful I get to do again is dancing. It was one of the many activities I have always wanted to pursue as a hobby but was too shy to do. Since this year has been about me getting in control of my life, I have started dancing again. No matter how shy I am, I did it, ...

The New Aurelia Andrea

Aurelia Andrea is reinvented. For quite some time now, I have felt the need to change the face of Aurelia Andrea as it heads off in a slightly different direction. Aurelia Andrea still is a space to explore fashion and culture, mostly that of the Philippines (but not limited to), but a little more ...

The Ube Dress

When the pressure of a deadline and influences from tutors disappeared, I formed better ideas for my design concept that I wished I had thought of during class times. The Ube Dress was basically the result of having a zen mind space. It was a culmination of everything I researched about in my final ...

Embracing the good things in life

Life is fickle. Last year I was drowning in the “I don’t knows” and the ”whys” trying to survive every day, reminding myself that life is good and that I am lucky to have what I had: a house, a job, a university degree, a family. The past two years emphasized how vulnerable we all are. If we were ...

Final thoughts for my final year

A cube of various colors organized in 3 by 3 set with the rest of its color clan at their respective sides sits daring anyone passing by to mess up its neatness. A daredevil comes along, picks up the the cube, light in their grasp, dared to twist the colors off various sides. A row of red would ...

Editing the Barong Dress in CLO3D

This is the first time I used CLO3D program. I always knew about it but never had the chance to try it out. and since there were only 30 days of trial I can use, I timed it so I can use it for this project. That is if the program is straight forward enough. It took a bit of tutorials before I got ...

Making the Terno Dress

The first mentoring session, I knew I needed to ask about the lineup and improve it a little bit. I took Sue’s suggestion to lengthen the dress and make it a maxi length to create drama. Who knew adding a few more centimeters can change the look of a garment. (I always forget this sort of ...