I spent part of my spring break in LA with my school's fashion program going on backstage tours, meeting with local designers, shopping, and competing in a competition for all California community college fashion programs. We left on the 7 hour drive about 2 hours after my last class of the week between which I made the rest of my belt for the competition, finished packing, got my ASOS order in the mail last-minute, and surprisingly didn't forget anything in my bag. It was an extremely inspiring trip and so much fun!
wearing American Apparel dress, Anthropologie cardigan, Urban Outfitters shoes and shades, and Express belt.
Day 1: second time at Disneyland, first time at California Adventure! Got a backstage tour of the costuming department (but no pictures aloud), saw and felt all of the costumes for the Aladdin show at California Adventure (custom jeweled in India!), and waited in lines for some super fun rides that were sooo worth it, and apparently I have a stripes obsession.
ASOS dress, Anthropologie cardigan, Twisted clutch, and Forever 21 chain necklace (you will see more of this outfit in a future post!)
Day 2: spent the morning touring the American Apparel factory which was a total dream for me! (but they wouldn't let us take pictures), went shopping at their half-priced store on the property (amazing!!!), stopped for a delicious beet salad at The Farm at L.A. Live, toured the FIDM costume museum of recent Oscar nominated and winning movies such as Burlesque, The Tempest (loved costumes for that one!), and The Young Victoria (again, no pictures aloud); toured the Karen Kane headquarters and met the designer herself (I'm the one awkwardly poking me head out behind her in the pic- although I must say, what a great shot of my green clutch in the foreground ;)), and then dinner out with the whole group in Pasadena.
Jean Paul Gaultier for Target dress, American Apparel shirt, Niviarsiaq accessories, bag made by my brother.
Day 3: started the day early at the CCC Fashion Symposium watching the guest speaker from Volcom, entered three of my pieces in the accessories competition (better pictures of each coming later), watched our school compete in the "Denim Deconstruction" challenge- a 30 min. race between the schools with limited supplies and only one pair of jeans (we took third!), watched the runway shows (the two dresses on the right are from my school and both won awards), won second place for my belt and had an order placed for my headband (so excited!!!), shopped on Santee Alley for fabric and notions, listened to some live music whilst window shopping at The Grove, dinner at the Farmer's Market (I love the atmosphere down there!), drove by Hollywood Blvd., and got home the next afternoon.