Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Went to runway, i was quieter than usual and they put even more sugar on my hair. I meant, they dipped it in the cup of paste. So disgusting!!! But it did work after it hardened, it did look like i had icicles on me. Quite cool i must admit. Did our thing and omg, Nic and i were chosen again to be top and bottom. Pretty scary to be on the stage twice in a row and the others included Matar/Epperson, Gordana/Tara, Louise/Fatma, Christopher/Katie and Ramon/Vanessa. Stood on the runway till i almost passed out, Nic asked me if i was nervous...i said "dont be" since i had faith in him and i really wasn't nervous. So it ended up that Epperson, Christopher and Nic were the top 3 and they loved how real my outfit looked and that it could be really used in the movies. Funny thing when they asked about the hem of the dress, he told them that i said it was too long and Heidi hated us picking up our skirts and that i wanted to play with my wrap and not worry about tripping and thus, he chopped the bottom off a little..
Anyways, went back to the green room and got interviewed. Heidi sent us cupcakes today and shortly, we realised that Nicolas won and Ramon was out with his metallic green leather alien outfit. I was really excited and happy for him as he really pulled himself together finally...but still, he needs to buck up.
Ramon said his goodbyes to us and i went into the designers room next door for the first time! yippeeee!! Glad our hard work paid off but when Nic said he did not wanna lie on stage about the hem, Epperson shook his head and i knew he was unhappy about the Johnny issue and blah blah...oh well, things are heating up.
Begged to wash my hair out and it was our dooms time again. Rooted on the runway, dear Heidi announced that this time, all designers have to change models. We almost stopped breathing. Shit. Kalyn was the first to leave and there goes my immunity round with Nicolas. Damn it. Luckily enough, Christopher picked me and i knew since my body type was sort of like Katie's. In the end, it was poor Fatma who had to go. She was happy since she had so much drama here and i bet the other girls were happy too.However, it wasn't fair since Louis was the last designer to pick and Fatma was working with her before so she had no choice. Sadly, but i was relieved since i was closer to Kojii. The day finally ended with the same protocol...say bye to Fatma and crashed on my nearly crashing Ikea bed...
Today is real fun day. For the first time, i slept in till 10.40am and was nice and fresh. Tanned a little on the deck and got myself ready for a little shopping trip with the girls, filmed of course till noon. They drove us to Melrose Ave,, and we were filmed in two vintage stores called Wasteland and Slow. Nice stuff but quite expensive. So i did not get anything..haha.. Then me and Kojii escaped somehow and walked down and stepped into a few stores quickly and ended up in this one where i got a pair of grey jeans. Love it and got a purple skull scarf. Left Kojii to try on stuff while i walked more and landed on a cute Japanese one. They had not so much stuff but nice pieces and everything was half off which was the best part. Bought a belt, a necklace and a dress and a grey sweater with two pom poms and i loved everything. After blowing my paycheck, i walked into a brand new yogurt store (which was not even named yet but will be called Cold Buzz), and had a delicious yogurt with chocolate chips, granola and pomegranate. Went back to Kojii and was glad she bought a ton of good stuff too with her friend that joined her...Jamie was her name.
Dropped by Coffee Bean, i grabbed a latte and we headed back 'home' or where we call home. Super hot outside today but i loved it..did my laundry back at the loft and went for a fitting around 7pm.Long ass one since we had a consultation with Loreal individually and had one eye done. The theme for Challenge 6 was 'Movie Character'. I belonged to Sci fi and my outfit was based on a frozen ice queen. Kinda cool with a white gown with silver trimmings and a big collar (not done yet) an cuffs. Was fun and cannot wait to see everyones. Logan (Kojii) are making a full on leather outfit while Ramon (Vanessa) is making a green scaly jumpsuit and Carolhannah (Lisa) is making an assassin outfit.
How fun it is to play as a movie character...so my fun night ended once again chowing down instant noodles while the girls watched "Sex in the City" on our dinosaur television..
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
here are some pictures and for those who were not there like Katie and Tara and Kojii...i miss you guys!!!!
Today is the 5th challenge for Project Runway and its wearable clothes made from newspaper. Was a little surprised as the dress from Nicolas was different from last night.It had two shoulder straps which were spikes and he wanted a punk look and added some necklaces and bangles to the dress. So naturally my makeup was punk and hair was hair extensions on the right and braided on the left. Kind of cool though. I like it... But you know, the minute we got stitched and taped into our dresses, we could not sit nor bend nor drink nor go to the bathroom. Was torturous and this went on till almost 7pm.Did our runway stuff and the only nice thing was my cutie boy Lalo drove us and was backstage helping us up and down the stairs and taking my shoes on and off. He's very sweet and considerate and was always looking out for us..haha.. Also, he is one quarter Filipino...sooo cute...
Later of course, Nic and me, Christopher and Katie, Tara and Gordano and Johnny and Emarie and Kalyn and Irina and Tanisha and Althea were on stage. So there was evaluation and when it came to Johnny, Nic kept saying that Johnny's first outfit that was destroyed by the steamer was not like anything like Dior. But more like a red mess and that Tim said it was like bird origami attacking the dress. Johnny was mad pissed and was all sarcastic too. I thought it wasn't cool either and was a little disappointed in him. Anyways, went to an interview again then had dinner. Was absolutely glad i could take my dress off and actually be myself again..whew...Also, Ebony told me why she went nuts this morning at the lobby out of the blue. Apparently, Vanessa overheard last night that Matar and Fatma were talking about Americans and their countries and whatever and it went on to Ebony's ears so she kinda flipped. I told her to chill and just filter out and just bear with it since drama is just what they want from us..hope she gets it..
Watched the designer elimination in the green room and poor Johnny was cut. Sucks. We all liked him. Irina was the winner in this challenge and Nic was safe for now. But i got a feeling he will be next and me too..Johnny came in to say goodbye and we all ended up sobbing and he did too. It was such a solemn day today and i hate it. Sat still till it was our turn for elimination. went on the runway in our slips and i was lucky. Nicolas stuck with me and so did everyone else..so it was Emarie who got eliminated. We were balling like shit this time and after our hugs, we all just sat there and it was quiet...for once, there wasn't a need for any crew to put us 'on ice'.
The night ended as usual. Emarie packed while i finished the remaining ice cream and chatted with Kojii in the living room. Think i should pack a little tomorrow. Sometime this week i will be out...hmm..
Monday, October 19, 2009
ps:copy and paste should work?
I love today. Finally we get to sleep in till 9.30am which i really did till the last minute. Then the producers allowed me, Kojii, Emarie and Ebony to go shopping for 2 hours since the rest are going to Yogurtland and getting filmed. Woohoo!!!.. so the girls took me to Santee Street. It's an alley with small cheap stores. We only had time to go to 2 stores and guess what, i still managed to spend a good $300 !! But was worth it since the styles were more interesting and i liked every piece alot. Ran back to the loft and our 'surprise visitor' came at 2pm which was Zoe, the stylist and judge for Marie Claire Magazine. She came to tell us that the winning 3 models for the next challenge will get to be in the Spring spread in the magazine. After, we had another 'surprise' from Loreal. We got a basket of products mainly foundation and lip stuff and i took a couple for my friends back in NYC..went back to the terrace to sunbathe and realised how much i loved being by myself listening to my nano and enjoying the sun and peace.
At 5.30pm, we put on our last challenge outfit and headed to the Elevate Lounge for our industry party. Nice view and bar but unfortunately, only like 10 people turned up. How pathetic. We walked around the tables and the designer from Ed Hardy met all of us and took our information for his coming shows at LA fashion week. And he also gave us quite cool caps..as for me, i just stuffed my face with the food. LOL
The party ended at 8pm and we headed back to our fitting for our fifth challenge. Guess what? This time we are wearing newspaper!!! OMG what is that?all the designers did the arts and crafts pretty impressively. I am wearing a knee length strapless dress with red/blue stripes and a piece on my right shoulder inspired by punk rock in the East Village in NYC. hmm will see more detail when it's done tomorrow.
Okeedokee, time to go to bed again..Long ass day tomorrow...night night to myself!!zzzzzz
Was tossing and turning the whole night worrying about my outfit but when i went into the work lab today, it looked much better. Especially after i put it on, i was well defined at my waist, but on the side, the grey trims from my collar and arms were not perfectly fitted. However, i was happy it turned out well and at least the back was sexy and low and the fabric was comfortable.
Had a quick express trim on my messy hair and was left it as that and had clean makeup with just liquid eyeliner, lashes and my usual Chanel red lips. Wasn't as confident about my dress since everyone kept commenting 'Egytian' and the front seam split and even the 5minute fixing did not help the fit on my side. Anyhoos, we did our runway rounds and in the end, Logan (Kojii), Qristal (Valerie), and Johnny (Emarie), were the bottom few and Carolhanna (Lisa), Epperson (Matar), and Althea (Tanisha) were the top 3. Logan's dress was very Kojii like with the lace and tulle but wasn't really his style so the judges were really hard on him. Then i left for an interview so i did not have a clue as to what happened after. Thank goodness Nicolas was safe otherwise i will be feeling so guilty.
After everything, Tanisha's outfit won and i was upset cause that was exactly what i wanted initially. Little blazer and all but its alright..another time.. Emarie had a bad time when they said she looked 32, and bridesmaid and she was mad pissed. From loving her outfit, she lost her confidence totally and said she refused to wear it tomorrow for the party. But hmm... how would the designers feel about that?Especially after all that work. Oh well, afterall our job as models is just to wear whatever we are given no?
Poor Tara, had our little run with Heidi and Heidi commented on her walk saying that she had to step it up and she was kinda upset. i feel bad and she is really sweet and her walk seems fine!
Today, we wrote Nina one of the PA crew a birthday card i got...the actual day is tomorrow. and my cute eye candy Lalo is off...damn it!
Went back to the designers' lab early this morning and surprised the designers since they did not know we were coming. They were so in shock when they found out that we were going to pick them. I was the second last with Matar (so was Nicolas and Epperson left) and when it was my turn, i cracked a joke and said 'haha, are you guys shitting in your pants yet?'..and i picked Nicolas. Anyways, i wanted a cool Yves Saint Laurent kind of pants suit but i thought it might be too much and covered up. Thus, i opted for a tuxedo looking dress with a high collar and backless with a pencil shaped fitted skirt and maybe a nice black lace as a tie, or a mandarin collar. Told him my idea and wanted it white too. So we decided on white with grey trimmings..a little nervous this time since it can really screw up with white fabric an this is a big factor determining his fate...
In the afternoon, we headed back to the loft, and had some chinese takeout for lunch and soon enough, Heidi came over. We chatted for a while and after, me and Kojii went to HSBC and Starbucks on Figeroa and 7th street but was followed and filmed all the way and was not fun. What can we do?hmm...Checked in the fitting again at 7pm and i was a little shocked.My collar was grey pieces weaved and the material was satin.Was quite nice in the back with a pleated skirt but i could ideally be longer and the collar be more masculine, like a real men's collar. But guess the store they went to today was three quarters smaller and he had no choice and weaving was part of his style. Just afraid that there was no definition to my waist and with the thickness of the fabric, my hips is going to look humongous. Scary indeed. No choice now. Just got to wish and pray for tomorrow. Looked across the room and think in general, everyone's dress looks great in color and style but think i should have stuck with a pant suit. Then again, there is not much time to make a three piece outfit. Actually, this outfit of mine does look a little cheongsam but yet sexy and hope the judges don't beat it down thinking that it is too conservative...
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Monday, October 12, 2009
Aww...another runway day. Not enough sleep so i obviously started off my day with more caffeine. Went back to the gas building and got my hair and makeup done. Really cool look today. Had my day pulled back with hair pieces with a bun and bangs and had purplish silver blue makeup and since i was wearing lace, the makeup artist hand drew pale blue lacelike flowers on the sides of my eyes to my hairline.
And so it goes faster today. Did our walks as usual and waited for the results. Apparently, since it was a team project, they chose two high score teams and two low score teams. Guess wat, to my surprise, our team was in the low score group. Sucks man. Raemon and Mitchell and Irina and Johnny were in the high score and in the end, Raemon won with his last minute green foamy dress!! Unfortunately, Mitchell admitted he did not contribute to anything so he was sent home. Think he expected i too.Afterall, he really did not progress after given so many chances.
Anyways, while my two designers Nicolas and Gordana stood on stage with the other losing team Qristal and Epperson, the rest of us were pretty cool but nervous. The judges evaluated the other party first and before they could even speak, Qristal went on and on shooting Epperson down by saying he was not a team player and making her feel like she's not good enough for him. Poor Epperson was sick too, losing his voice, and trying to defend himself but rather they both staged a vocal war on stage. Even the judges shook their heads and said their bad cooperation showed in their work. Poor things but it was worst for us. We stood there for almost an hour through both evaluations which made my toes numb and i almost fell over. Soon, it was our turn. The judges did not like the white pants on Tara but appreciated the top and saw a little vision and concept on mine even though they thought it was a little like prostitute and only reminded Heidi of pretty woman . Actually i thought it was really funny. I still loved my outfit regardless and thought it was cool so i did not mind. Afterall it was meant to be Avant Garde. Finally, it was our elimination. Best way to end our day isn't it?Black slips and no shoes, we stood on the runway again. Of course, i was not the first one but was grateful was not the last either. Iwas in the middle.Whew. Nicolas was funny...he said 'Celine, if i promise not to make you a crotchless outfit, would you be my model again?"Of course, i was happy to be in the loop and i loved him so it was great. However, it was Erica Milde who had to go..So sad..she has always been the last three off stage. I was sad and sheded some tears again.. cannot help it. She was mellow but interesting, doing marathons and styling. We sent her off from the apartment and tonight, Vanessa came up to spend the night at our floor, and Fatma still keeping a low profile... and Katie is getting sick and Matar too.
ps: got home and Stephanie the producer briefed us on our activities for tomorrow. Firstly, the challenge is gonna be that we are the clients of the designers and we get to choose them too. haha...and Heidi is gonna come visit us at our loft and on Sunday, we are attending some industry party..hmm..
Monday, October 5, 2009
Today was fun. two fittings and an interview. went for our first fitting today and was excited when i found out that it was a team challenge. my partner in crime was Tara and the designers were Nicholas and Gordana. great team since they have good chemistry and good personalities plus visions. i was the avant garde girl while Tara would be the beach girl. The team was supposedly beach inspired by surfers...my outfit was created with silver grey lace and has gradual change in color from white to blue at the bottom. also, i was meant to have a big white collar crinkled and a short mini skirt with lace wrapped around my boots. well the piece was not near completion but i could see it...
later at night, i made risotto out of boredom for everyone and went for the second fitting. Nicholas took some measurements and fitted the top on me. i had absolute faith in him and Gordana and we promised to rock it out!!yay!!!think Nic works out better for me than Irina and Kalyn works better for Irina's clothing too. oh well, and before i head to lalaland, back to my 2nd interrogation in the little room on the 9th floor and thank goodness, i was not asked funny questions about the drama in the house..whew..heehee ... but when i was rolling around in bed with my music on, i heard loud noises downstairs and wondered what the hell was going on. realised it was Fatma and Vanessa trying to sort things out. Fatma apologised but still not everything was nice. hmmm...i am glad i am on the top floor...
ps:guess what..cannot believe Vanessa and Fatma are partners for this coming challenge!!
was gonna sun bathe on the terrace and walked right into Fatma and Stephanie (producer) was in a damn serious conversation.Stepped back quietly into my little corner, i knew more drama was brewing.oops.
so the drama was between Fatma and Vanessa when last night in the green room, Fatma was kind of so pissed off since she got stolen from Logan that some words did not come out right and it sounded like she was threatening Vanessa.
later in the afternoon, we took a stroll to Starbucks..i organised it of course and also it was Katie's birthday today so it would be nice to get out for a little bit. had my usual caramel macchiato and it was so nice sitting in the sun and be normal again.
Kojii and Fatma went for a casting which the producers allowed only if Kojii spoke about the drama. what's new?haha they like to blow things up. at the end of the night, me and Kojii chatted a while and since we were the most neutral ones, we decided not to take sides. night night....
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
our second challenge on Project Runway today. Another 13 hour day. damn it . did my hair and makeup which was nice..had smoky teal and silver eye shadow and raspberry lips with hair extensions that created a soft side chignon. however, we had to wear that belly along with our dress all day long which annoyed the crap out of me.
we only had one run through then waited to be filmed. at least, i did not have the slightest trouble with my cute dress. was smooth till 6 of us got called up to stage for the best and worst again. this time it was Kalyn, Matar, Tanisha, Vanessa, Valerie and Lisa. At the very end, Matar's designer Shirin won the challenge and unfortunately, Malvin (the only Asian designer) was out. He was Valerie's designer with the mother and egg concept. we all screamed 'no' in shock in the green room and could not figure out a reason why Mitchell was still here after two bad outfits. he made a cream tight top and shorts which showed his pathetic sewing skills and sloppiness. cannot believe he got to stay one more round.
so then, now its our turn for elimination. put on our black slips and stood on stage in a neat row again. Shirin, the winning designer of course chose first, and she gave Matar up and chose Ebony whom previously was her model. Then my turn for doom came quick. Irina was so excited when she was called out and of course, as expected, she gave me up. i understood and was not at all surprised. after all being an Asian i did not represent the market here in the United States, and as a designer, she had the right to choose different looks and body type to show her versability. Stood there numb and freezing (why do they always put it like so low till it feels like ice cube??), in no time, Nicholas actually chose me saying 'since my model is taken, i will take Celine when she is still available. it was undoubtedly a relief and i was quite excited to work with someone new too. went back to the green room..so stressful when the door opens each time.. you wonder who survived. finally, Valerie was the last to come in which means she was out. She said her goodbyes and Vanessa and Katie, Tara and me were crying our eyeballs out. was insane. never thought i will feel this emotional. i like everyone in the apartment and after Yosuzi left, it's really hard to detach from these girls. Oh man and Fatma added to the tension as she bitched about how pissed with not working with Logan next round. i can tell that everyone seems to be annoyed with Fatma..Funny thing is that last night when the girls went out, Kat the producer asked if they are in groups, they said its getting there except Celine who's so neutral like being Canada. haha thought this was rather funny.
The dreadful night ended us back in the loft at 10pm eating leftovers and me eating instant noodles while poor Valerie packed and rolled her stuff out, sticking her last words and information on the board of eliminated members...hate it hate it hate it!!!
Early this morning, we arrived at the gas building again to do a fitting for the designers for our second challenge. This time, the theme was 'Pregnant Chic".. yea , so unfortunately and unglamourously, we were strapped on with synthetic bellies and my outfit was pretty. Turquoise empire waist knee length dress and had a cool flower thing on my right side made from pieces of chiffon. was weird having a belly though. cant even imagine being pregnant.
Anyhoos, went back to the apartment and chatted on the phone with mr alex koh and joyce. really great to hear familiar voices without being taped. tried to grab a cup of coffee but both Starbucks and Coffee Bean was already closed. Staying downtown really sucks.. oh yeah, Kojii's family and her adorable daughter Croi came by for a visit...with doggie Juno who was bouncing around. Also, Ebony's parents and boyfriend came by too. reminds of people visiting the boys in the military back home..just a more BITCHY version under this roof..lol
today was kinda fun. went back to the studio and had to do 2 things. one was for the main title and one was for the promotional side for Lifetime. so i started off with the main title which was filmed with us saying all these ridiculous lines like 'i am so hot' or ' i'm in and you r out'...how embarrassing. later we did our still shots and were shuttled to the other side for lunch. the catering van was probably the highlight of the day and had lobster tails...yummm..was the best food so far.
after filling our stomachs, we proceeded to do the promo shoot. this hairdresser doing our hair was rather cute. french..hmmm that's why..haha. called Christian. anyways, had to film weird stuff again with funny questions like 'Do your parents know and how do they feel about you being on the show?'..well as usual i gave very politically correct answers but really, my parents did not know what the heck i was doing...
headed back to the loft and was told that we get to go out till 11pm. everyone visible just ran out but i did not have anywhere to go so i stayed home, did some dishes but decided to just step out for a stroll...Nina from the production crew chaperoned me about 10 blocks and we came back and stayed in her car to chat. how funny was it when we bitched about people being the biggest nuisance..and guess who was getting on my nerves?it was the red head Erica. of course, i also got to know ms Nina better, about her work and love and all..such a cool girl..think her love interest was sorta some guy in Earl..