Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Update on Life

Hey all. Haven't updated in what feels like forever, so thought it needed to be done to update you on what's all been happening in my life.

Being Senior year, it's obvious that things would start to speed up, and they really have. It's not all bad, though. I just registered for next semester classes, which will be my second to last semester here at Stephens College. I can't believe I graduate next December. Feels like just yesterday I came here 3 semesters and a summer ago. Along with my busy schedule next semester, I am going to be interning at Mustard Seed! I am very excited for this opportunity. I will be the Product Knowledge Intern, which is basically a part of the Purchasing Intern. I will be attending meetings, blogging along with other social media, assisting the Visual Merchandiser with the Look Book and helping out wherever needed. I am really looking forward to this, because not only is it an internship but it's a non-profit. Everyone who knows me knows how passionate I am about non-profits so this is perfect for me. I'm hoping this internship will help me narrow down what I might want to do in the future job market. We'll see!

Along with that, I am currently creating my Capstone project. I am doing mine as an African Conflict Awareness campaign. I will be creating a booklet type magazine about the current situation in Uganda and the surrounding areas, as well as organizing an event to hold that I am SUPER excited about. I was nervous at first and it's still a lot of hard work, but it will be awesome in the end and I hope will make a difference.

It really does seem like Fall is leaving sooner than it should, but that just means the faster my wedding will come :) Planning has been going really well. We have all of the big things taken care of, now it's just the minor details that we need to set in stone. One thing that is an ongoing difficulty is the number of guests. Brandon wants a small wedding and I want a bigger wedding because I know so many people, so we're trying to find a happy medium so we're doing things a little different. I'm constantly worried, though, because I don't want to leave anyone out because I love everyone I know :( It'll all work out though. I always tell myself it will work out and that it is in God's hands.

God bless and keep on keepin' on, Seniors!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

back on track. hopefully.

Well hello there! It's been a while. I've been failling miserably at this updating thing. Anyway..

So, my Senior year is finally here. Kind of. I have this year, then next Fall to go before I officially graduate. It's been coming so fast and I can hardly believe it's almost over. This year is going to be the longest college year of my life, however. This semester is going to be a breeze though, compared to next semester. Next semester I will be in hardcore classes, including Fashion Show Production, which will not let me model, therefore i'm done with modeling here at Stephens. I'm super bummed about it, but hopefully something else modeling wise comes up in the near future. I also might, hopefully, have an internship next semester also, so my life will be suuuuper busy. But that's okay if that happens, because the internship sounds like it fits me perfectly, plus I don't want to have to worry about hurrying to my internship from my honeymoon.

So I just threw 2 things out there that you might not have known. First i'll start with my engagement :) So, Brandon and I went to Chicago the last weekend of May, and we hung out with a friend that lives there. Well, the first day we were there, just Brandon and I went to a Cubs game. We were walking along out front, when he stopped me underneath the marquee. He asked for my camera and I didn't think anything of it when he handed it to a stranger. He walked back towards me and I put my arm out, expecting him to put his arm around me too but instead he got down on one knee and proposed!! I was sooooo excited that I cried. We're getting married on May 21st, 2011. Here's a picture of it! I love him so much and am so excited to spend the rest of my life with him.

Okay nowww about the internship. It's at a place called Mustard Seed Fair Trade, and it's here in Downtown Columbia, Missouri. It's a Product Knowledge internship which works closely with visual merchandising, which is basically what I wanna do right now. I'm going to have an interview here in the next week or so, so i'll get more into that later.

Alright now that i've rambled, it's time to stop for tonight. Hopefully i'll keep this up!

Monday, March 22, 2010

andddd we're back.

I've decided that I am going to update a lot more, so just forget the previous entry. I'm starting to feel like I'm not doing enough to network and become more professional to future employers. It might be because I'm not for sure about what I want to do, still. I'm starting to doubt my future a little bit.. but who doesn't?

A couple of weeks ago, I was in a fashion show here at school. It was put on by the Fashion Show Production class, and it was called Free Style. It was my first modeling experience, and I loved it. I modeled three different garments; swimwear, career wear, and wool tailoring. I was originally going to be wearing one garment, the swimwear piece, but then I was put into two other garments. I was worried about the quick changes, but really they worked out perfectly fine. I was nervous about being out in front, because I've always been shy in the spotlight, even with singing, despite the fact that that was the only time ever I felt the most comfortable in front of people.

Also, I had talked before about being someone's fit model for a junior garment for the big time fashion show in April. I was a fit model for a cycling outfit. Anyway, I went to jury the other day, and the garment I wear got through! So that means I'm in the BIG show. I'm super excited. I'm kind of glad I'm only in one garment for this show, because it's a big deal and I'd rather soak it all in instead of being completely busy.

Jury was an interesting experience, too. There were a panel of judges, and they were from all different aspects of the fashion industry. Qristyl Frazier, a fashion designer that was on Project Runway, who also graduated from Stephens, was a judge. I thought that was so cool. It was an interesting experience. Each model went out on stage, turned around, walked up and down the stage, while the judges judged the garment.

Here are some developments in some interests I've gathered lately, pertaining to future careers. I've been reading some articles about actors, and other famous people putting on fashion shows that are really benefit fashion shows. I don't really know if I want to produce a fashion show, but working for benefit shows would be so awesome. It's mixing benefits/organizations, and fashion, and both are close to my heart.
So that's pretty much my update for right now. Peace.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

So Long..

Well, i'm saying so long to this blog. At least for now. I'm in a Fashion Comm. class right now and we had to create a blog, so i'll be posting a lot about my fashion knowledge on there i'm guessing. So for right now for a while, this blog of mine will not be updated until further notice.

Just an update though, I feel like I am starting to be where I was before, in the "not sure what I wanna do" part of my life. I know I wanna stick with Fashion, but i'm starting to worry about which part. I'm losing interest in Photography and looking more towards Visual things like styling and visual merchandising, but we'll see.

Anyway, I hope everyone's semester is going to go well. I'll probably update about the fashion show in April just to let you know how it goes. Talk then.