I’m pretty sure the above says it all! Yep, I have officially graduated from the School of Fashion and the Arts! All the previous posts regarding this graduation fashion show equaled to this past Monday. Our call time was 6am at Rockwell Tent followed by last minute fittings, sewing, excitement, jitters, and waiting. It finally came down to the last hour before the show started and all our anticipation was through the roof. Once the welcome greetings ended, it was showtime! Lights, music, cameras, runway. Collection after collection went through with the inevitable backstage chaos. The designers had our final walk and suddenly emotions and victory screams overthrew the past months’ stress and hard labor. We finished! Great job everyone!
Here’s a video on what happened backstage before the show! Feel free to check out the other final collection videos under my channel here!
Click here for details on what I wore for this day!
People always ask me why I came to the Philippines to study fashion instead of staying in the States especially since my parents migrated to the U.S. so their children could have better opportunities. Answer: My auntie and uncle discovered SoFA through Manila Fame in 2010 and they proposed the idea to me since I was looking for a fashion school after Liberty. I decided to study abroad for the experience and it is SO much affordable here, just saying! But besides that I felt that God was calling me to take this leap of faith and move out of my comfort zone in the U.S.
I came to the Philippines to experience this school which, by the way, wasn’t even accepted yet since I had to take my entrance interview. Talk about going on a whim! But God knew what He was doing. Now two years later, the SoFA ride has come to an end. Insane! Not only have I learned a ton on being a creative individual, designing, and marketing in this industry but Christ has taught me SO much and has gotten me through a number of trials and challenges. I have grown so much just from this final collection alone. Even during troubles and times of hardship, God is always a priority. He is always number one. He helps us overcome any circumstance and through Him and Him alone are we victorious no matter what. That is a blessing in itself and I give all the glory back to God. During my devotion yesterday I read this verse:
“We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 1:3
Perfect timing. I couldn’t have done this without You. My one and only Jehovah Jireh!