Sep 08

CT 124 WORKSHOP SERIES: EPISODE 5: 2D TECHNIQUE: PRINTING BY PAM & DEN

Hi! I have moved to a new home! “THE SHOEPERSTAR!” Pamela frosm Manila has now transformed to THE SHOEPERSTAR! Visit us! 

 

THE 124 WORKSHOP SERIES, is a series of blogposts that features the workshops we do for our Apparel Accessories Class as Clothing Technology students. The 10 workshops aim to help us explore the different materials and techniques we can use to develop accessories. Our block was grouped by pair and trios and are all tasked to teach one workshop to class. Let’s see how the workshops went:

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CT 124 WORKSHOP SERIES: EPISODE 5: 2D TECHNIQUE: PRINTING BY PAM & DEN

“Textile printing “is the process of applying color to fabric in definite patterns or designs Textile printing is related to dyeing but, whereas in dyeing proper the whole fabric is uniformly covered with one color, in printing one or more colors are applied to it in certain parts only, and in sharply defined patterns. In printing, wooden blocks, stencils, engraved plates, rollers, or silkscreens can be used to place colors on the fabric.” (Thank you Wikipedia!)

 

PAMELA’S TAKE ON IT:

The 5th workshop is something really close to my heart, PRINTING. I love textile design and fabric printing, which is why I chose to facilitate this workshop!  My partner, Denise, and I taught the class how to do block printing using sweet potatoes and silk screen printing as well. I had so much fun, because it was my first time to sculpt patterns on vegetables and stamp them on canvass! The Class had so much fun, because we also asked them to present their work through a song or a haiku!

 

               

PAMELA’S TIPS:

-          Be creative with your materials! Who knew sweet potatoes can be your source of design?

-          Be patient, in creating your design, cutting is a delicate part of the process. Deal with it properly.

 

With Everything You’ve Read, GO BE A SUPERSTAR!

XX,

Pamela from Manila, Now, THE SHOEPERSTAR!


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Jul 22

CT 124: I’M FROM THE 90’S B*%T$H!

Hi! I have moved to a new home! “THE SHOEPERSTAR!” Pamela from Manila has now transformed to THE SHOEPERSTAR! Visit us! 

 

CT 124: I’M FROM THE 90’S B*%T$H!

 

A song by Icona pop song, “I love it” goes, “You’re from the 70’s, but I’m a 90’s b*tch!” Yep, that’s the second line that I sing with my heart out, next to the chorus “I don’t care, I love it!” Simply because I am a 90’s baby, literally born on the second day of the year, 1990.

That’s why when our professor in Apparel Accessories Class asked us to make an accessory that tells of our childhood, I know exactly which decade to look back to! And being the SHOEPERSTAR, the first accessory of choice is of course, shoes! I decided to use my old floral wedges that I bought in China town, in Downtown Los Angeles for $5 or 250 pesos (back 2009)

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 I also asked my parents and grandmother to look back at the time of my childhood, that showed signs I was into fashion, specifically, shoes. My lola said that when I was about 6 years old, I was begging her to buy me these gold mesh bakya (wooden sandals) from Pasig Palengke (Pasig Wet Market) Once I had the bakya, I wore it to the mall, to church, and even at home. My mom said, I was a fashionista baby, always in Guess for Kids, OshKosh B’gosh, and had different shoes than kids my age. I followed after my dad’s love for boat shoes! When Kids were wearing rubbershoes with lights, I was wearing my brown leather Bass shoes. I remember I had the most simple shoes during my gradeschool P.E. class, good old white Keds Sneakers. And lastly, my mom told me I was addicted to my Low cut Dr. Martens, I wore it with everything, even my dresses. I guess I was a hipster myself!

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Now onto the shoes, I decided to place my childhood memories in 2 categories. First, the cartoons that I love to watch and then, the people that influenced me a lot. So with right shoe, I placed my favorite cartoons that I really loved to watch after school! This includes:

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Doraemon – Who want a loyal and helpful friend like Doraemon?

Cardcaptor Sakura - Student by Day, Heroine by Night! And a cute love story too!

Ghost fighter - My dad’s name is Eugene, so I have a definite bias for the main character. And the plot is really really good!

Darna - The Philippine’s own version of Superwoman, except she has to swallow a rock to transform! I love her!

Mind you, these cartoons did not only entertain me, but influenced me a lot. The common denominator of these 4 cartoons, is everyone had this extraordinary superpower that changed the world and helped a lot of people. That’s who I wanted to be, a Superwoman, that will really make a difference in the world. The original title of my blog was actually “THE SHOEPERWOMAN” until a blogger with the same blog name from London told me she has exclusive rights to the name “SHOEPERWOMAN.” I guess I was meant for “THE SHOEPERSTAR” to shine bright like a diamond! Heehee!

 

The left shoe is filled with pictures of my so-called “Idols” and the list includes:

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Michael Jackson – It’s MJ, period. He influenced me to go into dancing that stretched til I was 18 years old! I love him so much  that I have 3 big posters up in my room for 5 years.

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Tom Felton – I hated him during Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, but when Chambers of Secret came out, I knew I was going to marry this man.

John Prats – My Filipino Celebrity Childhood Crush! For years, I supported this guy like a real fan girl!

Lizze McGuire – Every pre-teen who has Disney Channel on her TV, is a follower of Lizzie McGuire! I mean, she got to kiss Aaron Carter!

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I had so much fun making this project. Coming up with the concept into making this shoe, made me really nostalgic. Childhood life was simpler and utterly more positive. We feel like our own heroes, rockstars, and superstars! And that mindset should be something that we should keep to this day, To dream big no matter what.

 

Go be a Shoeperstar!

 Pamela Mejia

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Jun 18
To Watch the Sunset
Written by: Pamela Mejia
June 18, 2012
.
My Clock goes “tick tock” loudly
The sun sets by the bay beautifully
The view reminds me why you are my ocean
And I am the river in slow motion
Travelling and meeting, but taken by none
Only to Realize I was waiting for one
.
Girls wait for the lazy prince charming
But we deserve a brave knight’s pursuing
Confused If I should surrender or I stay
But my love grows for you by the day
It took me years to cross a painful street
And never expected it’s you I’ll meet
.
I’ve imagined a hundred times, how we’ll kiss
How we could create a world with more bliss
How your hand can perfectly fit mine
The places we’ll go to, just to dine
All this and more are never a guarantee
But what keeps me going is the possibility 
.
But your heart’s on guard, your walls are up
Difficult to enter, I’m almost giving up
Suffering is a part of your past love narrative
But I hope you can see the faithful love I can give
Our wholeness when binded, can make the world jealous
How great when the Capricorn Goatfish meets its Sagittarius
.
You are the blessing wrapped inside my problem
You are the star that leads me to our Jerusalem
Indeed, great things are difficult to get
There’s pain in waiting but more in regret
I guess, I’ll be watching the sunrise alone for now
By faith, you’ll be here beside me, someday, somehow.
.Fin.
Kisses, Pamela (Mejia) from Manila

To Watch the Sunset

Written by: Pamela Mejia

June 18, 2012

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My Clock goes “tick tock” loudly

The sun sets by the bay beautifully

The view reminds me why you are my ocean

And I am the river in slow motion

Travelling and meeting, but taken by none

Only to Realize I was waiting for one

.

Girls wait for the lazy prince charming

But we deserve a brave knight’s pursuing

Confused If I should surrender or I stay

But my love grows for you by the day

It took me years to cross a painful street

And never expected it’s you I’ll meet


.

I’ve imagined a hundred times, how we’ll kiss

How we could create a world with more bliss

How your hand can perfectly fit mine

The places we’ll go to, just to dine

All this and more are never a guarantee

But what keeps me going is the possibility


.

But your heart’s on guard, your walls are up

Difficult to enter, I’m almost giving up

Suffering is a part of your past love narrative

But I hope you can see the faithful love I can give

Our wholeness when binded, can make the world jealous

How great when the Capricorn Goatfish meets its Sagittarius

.

You are the blessing wrapped inside my problem

You are the star that leads me to our Jerusalem

Indeed, great things are difficult to get

There’s pain in waiting but more in regret

I guess, I’ll be watching the sunrise alone for now

By faith, you’ll be here beside me, someday, somehow.

.Fin.

Kisses, Pamela (Mejia) from Manila



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