17 June 2013

Congratulations Designers!

Last Wednesday marked the 2nd fashion show at RSOF — and while we wait on the photos from our incredible photographer Eriver Hijano — I want to congratulate all of RSOF’s young talent on a job well done.  As many parents and onlookers remarked, it’s astounding to see such improvement from last semester.  Excellent work, ladies!  I am so impressed with your skill level and imagination.  Have a great summer to those I won’t be seeing, and to my new and returning students this summer, I look forward to designing with you soon!




15 April 2013

The Final Countdown — 7 weeks til showtime

After a few weeks of holiday interruptions, we’ve entered the final stretch here at RSOF. Students are finishing up their samples and beginning to work with final fabric. It’s a little nerve-wracking because, as veteran students can attest, perfect muslins don’t necessarily equal perfect finished garments.  And your sometimes friend, the seam ripper, can quickly become your worst enemy… Eeeek! But based on what I’ve seen, these students have come such a long way in a short time – I have no doubt they’ll show that seam ripper who’s boss.

In China there’s an expression I like – jiào jiào. It means “add oil” – a reference to mechanics/engines or something – it’s what you yell courtside to cheer on your favourite team and will them that final burst of energy to get the job done. Out of all the vocabulary I remember from my years in China, this one always stuck in my head.  It’s catchy, no?

So to you, students, jiào jiào! We’re going to blow minds at the Fashion Show.

This is Sarah, signing off

15 April 2013

New Website Launched!

Welcome to our new website. This will be the central hub of our program. Check back here for new updates on programs, schedules, fashion shows and field trips.

Let us know what you think of the site!