Making Digital Portfolio

I always wanted to make a simple digital portfolio that can be easily sent by e-mail or message. Of course, I wanted it to be saved in my iPhone. So I decided to make one for the Paris(You may know). I spent a week for making outline of portfolio, and it only took two days to actually MAKE it. After I made the final copy of my digital portfolio, I saved it to USB storage device which I got from Lacoste as a holiday gift. With my portfolio, I saved copies of my techpack and flat images too. I sent it with my papers for college, and it was much cheaper than your thick and heavy portfolio.

The first thing to do is choosing the right program. In my case, I chose Adobe Photoshop because I needed to work with my illustrations and the images of my garments. Most of illustrations were already scanned and saved as PSD(Photoshop document) formats, and all the images of my garments are JPEG formats. There is one more reason why I chose Adobe Photoshop. Some of my flat drawings were made by Adobe Illustrator, so it was easy to transfer when I use the program of same company.

After I decided to use Photoshop, I wondered what kind of format will be better for my portfolio. I could save my portfolio as JPEG format or as PDF format. I made decision to save my final copy as PDF file because I wanted to make it page by page. It is easy to make a certain type of file. All you need to do is choosing the format before you save the final copy. Here is cover page of my portfolio.

I made total nine pages of portfolio includes cover page. Here are two pages of my portfolio. On the first page below, I linked one of my posts about my knits garments. You can insert link before you save the copy or after you save as pdf file.

Digital portfolio is easy to make. Easy to edit and easy to share!


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Yves Saint Laurent 1992 Documentary

The documentary is about Yves Saint laurent, french fashion designer, and his haute couture.  I was looking for “L’Amour Fou(2010)” the movie, and I found this documentary from 1992 while I was researching.

Tom ford said “Yves was just evil,” but I love his design and life. I also love Tom though 🙂

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Haute Couture Fall Winter 2011

Enjoy the video of Haute Couture Fall Winter 2011/2012 !



Giorgio Armani Privé

Christian Dior

Jean Paul Gaultier

Alexandre Vauthier

Giambattista Valli

Elie Saab


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Pre-Fall 2011 Collection in Honeysuckle

I was waiting to see Pre-Fall 2011 Collections. Through the you can check pre-fall collections of fashion houses. I am keep looking for Honeysuckle when I am checking collections, and there were some Honeysuckle garments definitely. It is hard to find the entire collection in Honeysuckle, but most of fashion brands has at least one outfit in Honeysuckle.

Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2011 Collection

Derek Lam Pre-Fall 2011 Collection

Maison Martin Margiela Pre-Fall 2011 Collection

Moschino Pre-Fall 2011 Collection


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Color of Year 2011

I was researching current color trend, and I found a color forecast on Pantone website( Pantone names the color as  Honeysuckle.

On Pantone website, “In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Honeysuckle derives its positive qualities from a powerful bond to its mother color red, the most physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum.”

I prefer blue personally, but Honeysuckle derives confident, vital, and courageous. You can find similar colors in 2011 S/S Collection of many fashion house.

Jil Sander 2011 Spring/Summer Collection

Maison Martin Margiela 2011 Spring/Summer Collection

Lanvin 2011 Spring/Summer Collection

I can’t wait to see 2011 Fall/Winter Collections! I wish I can see more Honeysuckle colors on 2011 F/W collections. I will playing with Honeysuckle tonight! I might can be inspired by colors. I will upload my sketches before I head to Europe!


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Are you ready to get Warmer?

I made  those two knitted tops at last October. I got this knit fabric from a store in Ruidoso(NM), and I fell in love with this fabric when I found it from the dusty shelf. It is 100% wool. It was a kind of tube type fabric, so I don’t have any actual seams on them.

The first picture is front of woman’s top. There are two armholes that you can use also as a belt loops.

The second picture is back of man’s top. This is sleeveless top, and it has cowl neck on front. 

 Both of two garments are hand sewing. The actual color of knit is similar with the second picture.

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Quick and Easy Origami!

I found this one on Fashion Incubator. Edith texted me to let me know that amazing pattern making.

It looks so complicated when you see the finished one, but actually it is simple and easy pattern making I think.

Here is one more video to create a gather volume. Amazing!


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