October 22, 2007

Advisory Board Meeting

I got a call from the good people at The International Academy of Design and Technology, a school that's based in Chicago, but early last year opened a Academy here in San Antonio,
that created alot of interest for it's fashion design program and I was fortunate enough to be
on the Advisory commitee that formed prior to the school's opening, Now the Director of education, Sandra Torres and her staff are ready to evaluate the progress and snags the departments have encountered and share their thoughts and ideas for the future,
As well as input and suggestions from the commitee,That's where i came in...
Having wanted to produce a showcase of emerging designers , the school provided a
large resource of aspiring designers at various levels of expierence.
I found raw talent and sent out a call for entries for a student showcase with me at the producing end.
the response was overwelming and it seemed every student wanted to participate in this
"real world" event outside of textbooks and cirrriculum.
I saw it as a chance for the students to be part of all the commotion and tiring work, before and during the runway show, I saw it as a
sort of hands-on , D.I.Y. ( do it yourself) field trip....
where they were responsible for selecting
the models, the music and the look they were presenting,
plus creating their own garments
a limit of 5 pieces or looks.
I have recieved the school's blessing in a way
but still heard rumblings from instuctors
that the students were not ready and were in turn
neglecting their assignments and missing classes
because of their invlovement in this after-school project
At first i felt really responsible and felt i needed to correct it and possibly cancel the student show that has been set for NOV.17, 2007.
As word reach the students involved, they reacted quickly by
addressing the issues with teachers, staff and finally the Director.
they were not backing down, they wanted this showcase to not be taken away
and voicing their opinion to anyone who would listen.
I was told they would Revolt!
For Fashion!
my heart just skipped
Passion is Alive.
I have since learned that the school was never intending to force anything
but just wanted to know more deatils of the event and how it affected their
students enrolled at heir campus.
that Meeting takes place this Thursday at I.A.D.T.
I recall i am still on the Advisory Board for the school
that may change after the meeting or NOT?

October 18, 2007



"If you leave, don't leave now,

Please don't take your heart away".

this was the song that was playing

as the soundtrack to my life, as it was

unfolding right before me. Sept. 2007

October 17, 2007

"Curvaceous Charm"

Got to meet the Girls of, Curvaceous Charm, at the San Antonio Rap-Off.
they grooved the House and their lyrics were off the hook, Catch them if they come to a city near you.!

October 13, 2007

Art of Fashion

This was one of my looks for the last runway show held in July, during Contemporary Art Month in San Antonio, the only city with a month-long celebration of contemporary art in the nation and San Antonio's premier fashion event:
the Art Of Fashion:2007, Make-up by Donna , Photography by Guillermo Velez. gracias!
More images from my line; "Virgens & Mountain Hags in Jurrasic park". Coming Soon!

October 11, 2007

2007 Art in the Hood.

The 17th Annual Art in the Hood: Fall Art Walk, in San Antonio, Texas is set for
Oct 13-14., in SouthTown. visit southtown.net for more info.
At The Jive Refried, the Artists for this event are Blas & Rita Hernandez, a husband and wife collaborative, whose vibrant work incorporates mexican symbols and icons, in a whimsical
contemporary approach.

Love the plaid Tie.

October 8, 2007

San Antonio Street Styles:pArt 3.

And over 50 pictures later, San Antonio Street Styles: first friday OCT. 2007.
is Complete, mostly all the photos were uploaded to share with blog readers of the
JIVE REFRIED. It is only benefitting that as this series ends for OCT.
I share with you one of my true inspirations in my life, been there through thick and thin, high and low, with nothing but Love, My Mother, Sandy (pictured below). Thanks MOM! A Very Stylish girl!

October 7, 2007

San Antonio Street Styles:pArt 2

This is the Second batch of very stylish people: San Antonio Street styles; First friday. Oct. 2007. Nick(pictured below), Hits the fashion mark with nautical stripes and collared undershirt. Part 3 coming soon. Enjoy the styles from area code: 210.

October 6, 2007

San Antonio Street Styles OCT. 2007.Part 1

The documentation/archival project " San Antonio Street Styles"., got off to a smart start,
with well over 50 participants, our "spotters" were busy navigating thru thousands of
First Friday partakers. a bIG thanks to the s.a.s.s. crew: Matt, Kristina ( pictured above) , Josiah, Sean, my Dad and Sahar (pictured below). I clustered many pictures together, and will be posting the rest of them,
Enjoy these personal styles.
from the streets of San Antonio, Texas.
Area code: 210.


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Designer based in Texas. Creating One-of-a-kind Originals. Reclaiming textures and recycling Fabrics, I envision uses for discarded culture. I POP them into a new recycled life. I am a Painter, a colorist, a mobile D.J., A writer, a performance artist, a comedian, a boutique owner, an uncle,and a friend to few. How I see life through my words and pictures. Profess..or.....