wondering...about the wonders of this wonderfull...world

wondering...about the wonders of this wonderfull...world
foto x arnaldo @MMXIproject
A couple of summers ago, coming home from class, I took the subway with a friend and I told her I was trying to start a blog... then I also told her how time consuming and addicting it had become, and that I was wondering if it was something worth doing... she laughed and asked me to let her know when I was done and give her the"link" so she could read it. Then she left and I kept thinking...why? why should I do this ?

Technology has taken us to a new level and we are now, able to "publish ourselves"! PUBLISH OURSELVES however we want to; if you want to be yourself, transparent and out in the open, or even if you want to pretend to be someone else... YOU CAN! Now you can blog and share your thoughts and experiences with people without having them "altered" by the editors, or "chosen" because of how cool or marketable they are...

This space is for us to share; zaidibirindilindilandia-my own little world, my ingenious- and your thoughts!

welcome, and thank you!

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

brother... FUlly-fashioned TG

today was our Term Garment presentation for brother®/fully fashioned class...
here is what i whipped up.

originally part of my fall/capillaris collection.
its a PROTOTYPE...so still in evolution, many changes to be made
its the first time I work with this technique of creating shaped-cutouts with float stitches... greatly inspired by BORA OKSUN/MARK FAST

this one is made out of 100% sheplands wool yarn.
I was hoping to have it shrink A LOT, having enough time to add sleeves, dye the garment and add some texture by weaving novelty slub yarn...
this is it for today- more in the future...
my favorite part- and the only one that was successful= the neckline

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

its a wrap: whimsicalities!

TODAY was my last fashion art/portfolio class EVER!
woot for that!
here is my "last" collection: spring---> "whimsicalities"

honestly, this is far from anything i would ever present to someone as a defining work, and this is not the development process I believe in. however, FIT wants us all to be robots and be sheep of the same herd- so I try- to survive, make them happy, while being somewhat true to myself...

well... the last fashion ART class in my FIT life... i love art... maybe not fashion art

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


FIT-SENIOR YEAR: dissapointing.
I think we deserve more time for development and research... as I am supposed to be working on my SENIOR THESIS.

Something that should represent who I am as a designer (thus far) and the things that I believe in, the message I want to convey (perhaps could be called an artist's statement) and that reflects the knowledge acquired in the past years.

however, we are rushed and asked to make a "HOLLIDAY" collection in 2 weeks, rendered, flats, ecc... who can do research and development in such short time and then call their collection " a well thought" one...
please... we dont need anymore shallow design.

sorry for the venting, but someone needs to do it. I i need to excuse myself for the following:

my holliday /knitwear collection- another silly excercise. I really ran by it... no thoughts- just DO!

Saturday, November 6, 2010


inspired (mainly) by Lyndi Sales's "heart" piece... part of her "IN TRANSIT" collection, which I discovered two years ago during my first trip to PARIS at the galerie Maria Lund!

yarnscolor page

now.. these are some pages i created for my primavision class, where we work with the KALEIDO/LECTRA software to create prints/knit fabrics:

New York-isms

Dear all;

I just wanted to excuse myself for not having posted in a while. LIFE back in the big apple is different than I remembered and MUCH different than what I got used to when living in THE OLD WORLD... its been crazy and hectic, and stolen all of my "being a human" time... so
all I can do is promise you a post soon...

i miss having a life!
enjoy yours as much as you can- its a treasure

Monday, August 23, 2010

term garment-spring '10

dear all:
this was my term garment for the SPRING '10 semester.
I worked on it during my 2nd year abroad(in Milan, ITALY) for my knitwear design and knitwear draping course. It was part of my "trans-automa-sitosys "collection, of which i will post pictures (that was the project we did for our fashion art portfolio class) soon.

I wanted to combine hand work with machine work to "humanize" it a bit. The main pieces of the dress(pewter blue) were machine knitted on a brother machine using plain knit stitch and dropped needles to create "water bubbles". I combined 2 yarns: a cotton one, and a metallic one to give some sort of sheen. The whole collection was about the irregularity of nature and how its beauty is perfect in a very imperfect way... so I didn't want to create any pattern- to do that, I changed the amount of needles to be dropped every three rows and after having used 3 sizes i created 3 vertical lines that resembled the evaporation/natural cycle of water purification...

the drape of the dress changed a lot while i was assembling it- and ended up being a very very open armhole. I crocheted the "straps"with a bulky/irregular cotton yarn and let some loose pieces hang to add movement.

i suspended from the dress, a part of "moss" by crocheting mustard yellow loops into the hem of the dress... the moss was alluding to the "creative moulding" process and was made by combining both the machine techniques and by hand....I changed yarns, dropped needles, used ottoman, fisherman, and other combination of stitches to create the most irregular/imperfect look!


NYC... i am back

my fellow blog readers:

after 2 years abroad- I AM BACK!
i am back to the city that never sleeps.
Italy is far now, and so are my Italian habits:
  • taking breakfast at the bar [caffé marrocchino+pastry],
  • cooking a full meal every evening and actually sitting down with my roommate for a couple of hours to chat
  • running to the gelatteria a couple of blocks away to get some home-made gelatto before they close at midnight
  • Taking the train to other regions, especially to Florence where my italian step-mom/mother in law cooked amazing (I REALLY MEAN AMAZING) meals
  • asparagus and wild berry picking
  • not going to schoolLABS on the weekends
  • getting out of school by 6:00pm
  • buying smaller portions of things at the supermarket (the kind of one person portion that stays fresh without a million preservatives)
  • hand washing the dishes, hang drying my clothes and NOT having a microwave, a toaster or an air conditioner...
  • having to blow dry my hair because they wont let you leave the house or go to sleep with a wet head.
  • having a HUGE room
  • not paying more that 5 euro for an AMAZING bottle of wine
  • and others that i'm too sad to tell about
Although its been a rough transitory period... I'm all moved in now and just need to make my loft bedded (minuscule) room look decently cute and start the routine. I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and things are happening! I'll be starting my LAST year at FIT next week and I am very enthused... senior collection coming up!

Im hoping to freelance so please keep me in consideration...
for now... just a quick salute!


Saturday, July 3, 2010

trans-automa-sytosis- THE BOOK!

some pages are still missing, I promise to upload soon. This is part of the "book" we developed last semester in Milan, at Politecnico


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