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, May 24, 2011


GRADUATION was TODAY- so I am officially- not a student- but a GRADUATE!
it feels good: AS much as I've been wanting for this day to come,I'm not going to lie- there are mixed emotions.

ANYHOW_ I will speak/write about graduation another day- TODAY... I want to tell you about a great great thing that is happening this week!

THIS THURDAY, MAY 26th is the MMXIproject's 1st presentation.
The MMXIproject is a design collective that myself- and 4 other marvelous ladies- created to establish a platform in which we could share our  work in its pure form. Meaning-without- having to meet anyone's expectations but our own.

 The collective began taking shape when  Amabelle Aguiluz, Nicole Girion, Zaida Goveo Balmaseda (me), Michelle Sordi, and Mary Symczak, met while studying at Politecnico di Milano in Italy and developed bonds both socially and creatively, while working, living, traveling, and studying together.  WE were having this creative rush, and wanted to do something together... and THUS, the MMXIproject started!


We come from diverse backgrounds and cultivate different approaches to design but maintain the common thread of respect for the craft.

We create our own standards, exploring the realm between art and fashion.

We explore concepts based on inspirations from our experiences both domestic and international.

We thrive off collaborative efforts and support for one another. 

We strive to create something that is bigger than the individual, but composed of elements of us all.



There is a strong effort to not only present the project as final products of a technical craft, but to show the research and thought process to parallel the final result.  The show will exhibit a range of mediums that express the design sensibilities of each designer including textile development, photography, inspiration research, sketches, and actual garments. 

The MMXIproject invites you to come explore OUR worlds, have a drink, and be inspired.

You can learn more about the project @ : www.MMXIproject.com
Share with friends/people you think might enjoy it.

Please RSVP @ MMXIproject@gmail.com

FIND US ON facebook 

the always incredible

Saturday, May 7, 2011

the FUTURE OF FASHION.. or is it- FIT BFA fashion show

photo x JamesHBluck
Here are some pictures from the BFA Fashion Show, which  happened on Wednesday, May 4th at FIT .
it was called "THE FUTURE OF FASHION" -in my opinion arguable- 
but; I have much to say about this and little time.
FOR NOW... I'll share ONLY the goodstuff- 

+ a video (my garment is on min10:18! )

photo x Danielle de Jesus

photo x Rebecca Anne Allen
watch minute 10:18!


You all know how much I've been dying to go back to Europe; to find a reason strong enough to convince myself that it is okay to just  pack-and-go!
 My head was about to burst  due to feelings of uncertainty about the future
and huge question marks that were blocking my vision.
BUT ... one day... for some strange -REALLY STRANGE reason-
I woke up at 3:50 am to the sound of my phone saying "message recieved".
 Come on, who wakes up at 4am- because you just got a text msg? I'm surprised I even heard it.
Anyhow... I start reading, and in a weird-english, something said:
 " from MITTELMODA. A wee note to inform ye of the Mittelmoda 2011 selections. 
Ye re 1 of the finalists! check Mittelmoda.com for official news!"

OMG, OMG... I just couldn't think. My body got the shivers and I, I just- just started jumping!
 Oooh, it's early -OMG! (too much excitement- difficult to contain)
 I covered my mouth because all I wanted to do was jump and scream of emotion!
This is one of those things in life that you want really, really badly.
I'm usually not very competitive- not good at thinking "I HAVE TO WIN THAT"; but this was one of those things I worked really hard for and just crossed my fingers and hope for the best.
(that I at least got in)
I mean, this was happening right when I had garments to hand in, work, internship and school. Only God know why become so set on our ideas...

AND here it is...
This is my reason for returning to EUROPE!
 wish me luck.