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.

"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.

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Essay Exercise: Catalogue Essay Analysis Exercise

A little class exercise on analyzing a Catalogue essay. The keys were:...

Operational Form: How to peel an Orange

Here are two instruction on how to peel an orange: Oola How to Peel an Orange The...

Speech Writing: Isang mensahe para sa mga malikhaing Pilipino

The speech I wrote was revised from the Manifesto of a Filipino Creative. It is spoken in...

Response Essay Exercise: Quicken; Photography, touch.

I know, I heard it from everyone. Something dreadful could happen to him. He’s...

"You can make anything by writing."

C.S. Lewis

Alice In Wonderland, Author
Elective Project - Semester 1

Advanced Apparel Research

Digital Pattern Making


Making the Top Collar

Drafting the top collar pattern in Adobe Illustrator. Here I was able to use new tools to...

Tracing Front and Under Collar patterns in Adobe Illustrator

This is the preview of how I traced the under collar and the front patterns of a classic...

A very brief history of Sewing Patterns

I say very brief because I focused much of my energy hunting down the extensive history of...

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...