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.

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Tatsulok

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

Pinoy Inspiration for Tatsulok

Pinoy is a colloquial term for Filipinos, the people and culture of the Philippines, which...

Draping Ideas on Mannequin

After a few sketches to get my ideas out of my head, I needed to see how the fabric...

Initial Sketches for my Tatsulok Collection

This was the starting point of my design sketches for the Tatsulok project. While sketching...

Learning the String Rag Weaving Technique

One of the ideas I wanted to play with for this project is to make a garment based off of...

Excerpt from Tatsulok project proposal

They are not white. Yet, before they could proudly claim it, the Philippine society...

#Balikbayan Diaries: Revisiting History

One of the privileges of migrating to a different country later in life is being able to...

"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

Posts

Speech Homework: Manuel L. Quezon’s Speech to the Filipino People

Upload the url to your blog and add notes that document your observations about how the...

Descriptive Form: Another writer’s companion

Tap, tap, tap, tap it goes. The white square keys cheeped against her drumming fingers....

Manifesto Writing: Class Notes

“Words are weapon” Reading -> Recognizing the person writing...

Catalogue Essay Writing: Denouement

“They told me to take a street-car named Desire, and...

"You can make anything by writing."

C.S. Lewis

Alice In Wonderland, Author
Elective Project - Semester 1

Advanced Apparel Research

Digital Pattern Making

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Drafting a two-piece sleeve for a Classic Jacket

Here is two-part video of how I drafted the two-piece sleeve pattern often used in a...

Making a Collar with Stand for a Classic tailored jacket

I decided to create a variation of the collar where the stand is separate. This allows the...

Making The Pockets

Probably one where I did most of the trial and error, remembering from past pattern making...

Personal blog

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 Exercise: Es Devlin, the Art of Design

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

#Balikbayan Diaries: Revisiting History

One of the privileges of migrating to a different country later in life is being able to...

Formal Rustic Wedding Guest Outfit

Wedding season is on full force in New Zealand (even in the Philippines, actually, for...