I had long forgotten or better yet, given up on my teenage dreams of becoming a fashion designer . That was until recently, attending a Target Free Sundays at the Studio Museum in Harlem with my 8- year old daughter and viewing the Speaking of People exhibition. Directly after, we headed to Workshop A for the Hands On Fashion Extravaganza workshop to make our own fashion layouts from blank traced silhouettes.
The workshop re-ignited the passion to begin thinking again about designing clothing. A dream I’d abandoned so many moons ago while a teen. Summers of countless hours pouring over the fashion pages of Ebony, Vogue, Essence, Seventeen, TEEN and Cosmo .
Dreams of one day designing my own line of bold, vivid colorful fashions reminiscent of my childhood in Barbados were always at the back of my mind. Although not led to a career in fashion, I did wind on the pages of magazines —writing and reporting on fashion and being amongst the small group of initial staffers to start-up a then new PEOPLE Stylewatch in 2002.- launching it to its fashion bible status of today . Choosing a path of going to the world of magazines and celebrity journalism. I would end up writing about fashion not designing it,
Getting to share the workshop with my daughter and seeing her talents shine at such a young age is so rewarding. Other families enjoying the including the workshop mums, grandmas, dads and aunts taking the for color, design and Thinking Springtime and Summer I chose bold colored paper for the clothes and got my scissors to work in cutting them out. Gluing the paper clothes on was a lil tricky but
We started out with blank Sillhouttes
The colored paper to create the clothes
My 8- year old daughter ‘s creations: She has a great eye for color. She chose to use colored paper and colored markers.
Take a trip to the Studio Museum in Harlem.. What a wonderful way to bond and learn alongside your child. Art Rocks!