It’s been awhile and so much has happened. Since graduation, my classmates and I put up two independent shows, one in Apple and one at an art space, The Annex, in Hong Kong. Right after that, I had a month to pack and move back to Singapore where I currently am.
It’s taken awhile for me to get back on track. My parents have been so kind to allow me to renovate my room so that I can turn it into 80% studio, 20% bedroom. So I’ve been back on the machine and pattern drafting once again! Here’s some shots of what I’ve been up to lately:
Meanwhile, I’ve also been featured in Juice Singapore’s August issue with a whole list of amazing people! Thank you so much for the loveeeee. Things like these spur me on when I’m feeling low.
By the way, I’ve set up an instagram for my studio! Follow me at @dawnbeystudio. xx
Months ago, I launched my own little brand of iron-on patches called Pew Pew Patches. It was inspired by the whole rave over denim, that would continue for awhile, and the idea of vintage denim accessories.
The patches have been lots of fun to design and the opportunities we’ve had have been beyond my expectations! Our stockists have been very supportive and our latest launch in Korea has left me feeling absolutely grateful :’)
Some people have been asking me how to style the patches. If you look up #pewpewpatches on Instagram, you’d find ways other patchers have done so! Some on shoes, some on jackets while mine has been on my denim overalls and tote bags.
With summer coming, I thought it’d be great to show you some ideas on how to patch some denim dresses. These can be purchased off ZALORA, an online shopping site which delivers to almost every part of Asia.
If denim dresses aren’t your thing, I like the idea of a boyfriend shirt dress. It’s big and billowy, making it perfect for summer. Here, I’ve patched on the Candy hearts collection and arranged them in a regular pattern with a slight tilt to make them look more dynamic on the dress.
Last month when I returned back to Singapore for a short holiday, I brought my newest outfit out with me to shoot with Lenne Chai in her studio. I haven’t had such an exhilarating experience in a long time and here’s why.