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Last week, I visited MDIS School of Fashion and Design with TypicalBen!
It was a fresh new experience for me, I have never been to any fashion studio before!

When I was younger, I made a notebook and drew lots of fashion outfit in it everyday. I adore fashion designing and have always wanted to try designing something I call my own, so I was glad I could give it a go at MDIS!

We settled down at MDIS's fashion studio with Mr Martin John Bonney, our lecturer for this crash course.

We were supposed to design our own outfit on paper, match the outfit with a head accessory, and then make our head accessory using newspapers.

Mr Martin took out tons of outfit sketches to perk our ideas up for the conceptualisation and development stage.
Look at the crazy amount of effort!! O_O Ben and I rummaged through these sketches and tried to get inspiration for our own sketches.

Mr Martin led us through the design process, step by step, making everything a lot less complicated than how it looks.

One thing I'm afraid of, is to draw freely. I was afraid I will mess up my work but Mr Martin assured us that there is nothing to be afraid of and we could always erase our mistake with an eraser and draw it again!

Still incomplete but you have to admit, it looks... not bad right?!

So here's my completed sketch, without the head piece.

It's very easy as long as we overcome our fear of messing the sketch up.

Mr Martin told me the dress I drew looked very soft and gentle, and the shoes I drew was kinda edgy, so I need an edgier and fancier head piece to balance out the entire design.

So that's what I came out with. I think it didn't fulfil the edgy criteria haha but I tried!! :X

Next, we got to make the head piece using newspapers!! Super excited for this part because I love any hands-on thing!

Half way done...

Mine on the left, Ben's on the right!

This is my completed work!

My head piece was really easy to make so I didn't spend a lot of time completing it.
Ben, on the other hand, had a crazy head accessory to work on!

Mr Martin helped us a lot with our creations too!

Ben's creation!! Turned out really good!!

My head and I. I call it...Sally. Say hi to Sally lol.

Sally and her sketch!

The final step was to SPRAY PAINT THEM!

Rolled up my sleeves and spray painted the entire head accessory with silver paint!

YAY!! Done!! Super satisfied with my work because it's my first time doing this. :D

Picture with the very nice lecturer, Mr Martin John Bonney. Thank you for your time and patience!

I'm glad that I went for this workshop!! It was very beneficial for all of us vain pots who are always having a hard time mixing and matching different clothes to wear. I picked up quite a bit of fashion tips!

I want to open an apparel shop of my very own...maybe it will be good for me to go for more lessons!

MDIS School of Fashion and Design offers Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fashion Design, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fashion Marketing and Branding, and also Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing!

If you'll like to learn more about MDIS School of Fashion and Design, you might want to check out their upcoming open house!

Thanks for reading!

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  1. LOL the head is so big compared to your head! The mannequin is slightly smiling too! Your sketch is really nice, I always envied people that can draw ;;;

  2. Why not apply for a course there ? If you do you'll assume gain more knowledge and insight in fashion thats more on technical side which could be beneficial in the future :P . Or maybe not a full blown degree but classes on the side ;O

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