To an ELLERALI vision coming to life.
Seeing a vision come to life, that feeling is magic.
This past month has been so exciting for ELLERALI. As I look at my inspiration wall to the left of me as I’m sitting on the couch, Kanye West’s “Thank You and You're Welcome” book is hanging up with the quote “Believe in your flyness…. conquer your shyness” pinned open. That right there.. Is what has happened to me. And as soon as I let ELLERALI out into the universe, I felt all this great energy come over me. Fear is so real. And it’s what keeps a lot of us from stepping out of our comfort zone. But just know that fear is also a feeling that lets us know we are alive. And once we conquer that fear, the feeling after is so much better.
So here I am, a few days after the ELLERALI Launch Event at The Rogue Collective. What an amazing event it was. First off, thank you so much to The Rogue Collective for having ELLERALI be part of the family and allowing ELLERALI to be showcased during Arts District Daze. Thank you to Jillian, from MeWe Clothing, for helping with the event and sharing her amazing upcycled designs. And a huge thank you to everyone who came to the event and joined in the conversation! We hope we were able to inspire a more eco friendly you through art, conservation, and fashion.
For the event, I created five exclusive designs, set up a repair and learn how to sew corner, and constructed an art display that portrayed images that opened up dialogue about the fashion industry. All with the sounds of old school hip hop jamming on the speakers and Filipino snacks and beer. To be able to portray the ELLERALI vision, along with sharing the roots of my heritage with food, and jamming to the music to my soul, was as dream come true.
So thank you to everyone who made this moment happen. I look forward to the future of ELLERALI, upcycling, and a more eco friendly fashion industry. I hope together, we can open up dialogue in the fashion industry and make conscious decisions in our everyday life. And how those choices, no matter how big or small they are, make a difference. Change starts with you.
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