If only I knew how to work the sewing machine, I would've followed-through my own designs. Now I am more determined to push through with my decision to take up a fashion design course after college I guess.
A little anecdote if you don't mind, I remember oh so vividly how I used to cut up design sketches (most of 'em were bridal gown sketches) from my mom's magazines namely: MOD and Woman Today (haha wala pa yatang Preview nun) and paste them in this little album of mine and leaf through 'em as I marvel at the beautiful sketches. That was when I knew that I wanted to be a fashion designer someday. Super nakaka-sad lang when I think about it and realize that back then my future was certain--that I knew what I wanted to be and I was pretty sure about it--and now it's nothing but a far-off dream since I'm taking up a different course which makes me really torn and more confused than ever. That's why I'm so glad when opportunities like this comes my way. I feel like I'm somehow much closer to that dream of mine. Raiza looked sooo pretty (as always) and glowing I couldn't be happier!:)And here's the other fairy dress that I designed for her. Apparently she chose the one on the left with the peek-a-boo, see-through bodice and I'm so happy that she did. That was my choice too. :)
Before I end this post, I would like to share one last story about a prophecy that Raiza did on our Senior prom. A few days before the actual prom, Raiza, being the editor-in-chief of our school newspaper, asked all the seniors to write their most outrageous "dream profession" on paper. Well, back then I knew I was going to study in La Salle majoring in Communication Arts and so I wrote "Fashion designer" on that little piece of paper. During the prophecy reading, Raiza mentioned all of our "dream professions"--one of our batchmates even wrote President of the Philippines (hahaha!). Then it was my turn. Reading her "predictions", Raiza said, "I was wearing a gown especially made by the skillful hands of Jonessa Mendoza (along with two more batchmates who also wrote fashion designer) who already have her own clothes store which branched in hundreds of countries worldwide." Hahaha bongga! A girl can dream, right? Looking back, I can't help but be weirded out that I had just designed a gown (2 gowns actually) for Raiza! Coincidence? Maybe. :)
P.S. Again, thank you Raiza dear for believing in me! I'm so happy that you liked them and that they somehow contributed to your happiness on your special day!
(Photos courtesy of Raiza Macaraeg and Say Tioco Artillero)