Sunday, May 11, 2008

Hestia's Green n Gold dress

This was a commissioned piece that I did for the model. It was based off the necklace she is wearing in the photo.

This dress that is light on top graduating down to heavy with angular pieces of sequins at bottom.
Modeled by Margaret
Photo taken by jR

Ms. Parrot and Mr. Peacock

This is one of my most elaborate constructions, designed for Halloween costumes in '07. All feathers are 100% avian. Portrait pictures are yet to come, but they WILL come eventually.

As for now, photo taken by my costume teacher Carla Summers and Don Lavange :)

Symbology of Cerebrum

This is not an example of my sewing work, but I did the hair styling, which I think looks great!
Photo taken by jR

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mehicana and Ceramic Bowl

I did the hair and make-up, assisting jR for a photoshoot.
Modeled by Flor
Photo by jR


This isn't necessarily an elaborate costume construction, but I did the draping, the hair, and the make-up for this photograph. Shot in front of an urban waterfall in a city south of Portland.
Photo taken by jR

Feathered Celestial Emperess

This dress is of my design and needle. It's my sexiest yet!

This one-shoulder dress is sensual yet elegant. It has laces on both sides and a high princess slit. In addition, this dress can be a sexy lingerie and be a part of your other dress to give a whole fresh look to your evening event.

Photo by jR
modeled by myself :)

Modern Piscator

I designed and sewed the whole outfit, but what took the longest was finding the materials. I have held onto one of the fabrics, looking for others that would support it, for almost five years.
Modeled by jR
Photo taken by myself for my portfolio for the first time :)

Friday, May 9, 2008

Lavender fairy

I designed and assembled this costume. It was one of my quickest projects, finished in one night without knowing the exact measurements of the model. Usually my stuff takes much longer.
Thank you Katie (model) and jR (photographer) for all the helps :)

Phoenix from the Flame

Part of my first collection.
Photo: jR
Model: Sherry

Threads of the Orchid Rose

Another from my first collection.

Androgynous coat

This coat is made out of a 100% wool fabric. The inspiration for it came from my own needs, and so I designed it for myself. I have a hard time finding the right size and style for clothing, especially the length. I hate the idea that most of the coat styles are so boxy and colorless like uniforms; I also hate that the sleeves of coats usually too long and often cover the cuffs of shirts, getting in the way of typing.

Later on, one of my guy friends borrowed this to wear and I found out that this coat ilooks way better on him than I. This coat really opened up my mind about androgynous style.

Designed and sewn by Jen Wai

Thank you jR Harper (photographer) and Sherry Wong (model) for all your help:)