Monday, 23 March 2009

I appreciate so much

Now, it's a bad time.
When i fell into trouble, i thought i was the poorest guy on the world. However, there're still a lot guys going worse than you.
How could i be so lazy? Do you have right to be upset?
I appreciate so much that my friends do help me a lot, making me realized life would be more easier and ok if you take it easier and work it harder.
Even we're really in the worst time.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Never Give Up

I did't know what i did could go too far and wrong.
But i'd like to go on.
No matter how little the hope is, i should plan and work carefully, and step by step.
I believe one day it must come ture.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

How to Smile as a Sales (7' Speech)

Before we go into the main point, I'd like to tell you a little story of mine. I was the secretary of my boss before I became a sales. After a long-time working as a secretary, I requested a sales position from my boss. For why? First, I became feeling boring as a secretary. Second, also the most important, sales could earn more money! But my boss refused at his first reaction. He said,"Angelice, you're more suitable for a secretary or a HR manager than a sales."
"Why? I've learn a lot about how to do business from you, Frank."I said.
"I know you learn and work with your heart and soul, but you're still not qualified as a sales. For the first thing, you don't know how to smile as a sales."
At that time, I was really confused, but I still appriciated my boss telling me the truth and giving me some suggestions.
I got to know why my boss supposed I couldn't be a sales.
I took everything so seriously, I could work hard to make for a task directed by my boss, but I couldn't interact with peoples with sense of humor. Otherwise, when I tried to sell jewellery in the fairs, I was too alert to speak to the customers normally, just watching the piles of products nervously, being afraid of lossing one of them.
You know, lossing one maybe costs 1-2 months salary of mine.But how could the sales make for that? Didn't they be afraid? Why they could handle the customers' questions so well but still keep an eye on the products easily and smile wonderfully?
I started to oberve and learn. I also practised my smiling face in front of the mirror everyday.
After a long-time studying, I discover that a good smile do really relate to the people's looking. Some smile nicely. Even though they don't smile, they seem like smiling. Such as Angela and Gina, when they smile, they attract everybody. But unfortunate for someone like me, when they smile, they seem like weeping.
However, it doesn't matter. I find that even the peoples like me could smile nicely,friendly,and smile as a sales.
How? Firstly,Have a Right Attitude. If you're in high pressure, you must keep your head calm and relaxed. Accordding to my career, I should say to myself,"No risk no gain, just relax!"
Secondly, Be Confident. Be confident of yourself, be confident of your company, of your products.
Thirdly, Be Professional at Your Career. If you can't help your customers deal with the problems, your customers won't smile, then you won't either.
Last,Be Sincere to Everyone. Not only to your customers, but also to the peoples arround you. If they need your help, just help them sincerely in action, instead superficially. If you do so,you'll feel the happiness seeping from the bottom of your heart. Then you'll smile better and better.
I keep these four rules in my mind and work hard on them.
When some customers said they only wanna talk to Angelice, and when they brought me nice presents from all over the world, I smiled. Then when my boss told me I'd been qualified as a sales and could be in charge of a wholesale shop, I smiled into tears.

Change the Heredity of My Family (6' speech)

Ladies and gentlemen,good evening!
It was a pity that I didn't finish my presentation in one minute last time.But I've told you what character I am actually. No matter what shortcomings I have, I believe all the members here could help me sincerely to grow up the abilities I need.
Why I am so eager to improve myself? Honestly, I'm ambitious. And the other reason is that I'd like to change some heredities that my parents pass to me. You know, the genes inside everybody passed by their old generations, their ancestors.
I was born in a common chaozhou family. As many Chinese know,chaozhou people are good at doing bussiness very much. Maybe it's ture except my family. When I was young, my father actually did some bussiness. However he lost all his money because not open-minded.
At that time,I was about to graduate from high school. But my family was too poor to send me to university. Fortunetely,my uncle lent us money so that I could continue and finish learning in the university.
Then my mother, a very kind-hearted and very cute lady.She's lucky because she's the only daugther in her family and she have 5 brothers who cares about her and love her very much. Everybody said it was so kind of my mother when they first met her because her sweet smile and kind reception. But actually she was so tough, powerful-minded that she wanted to control everyone in my family, perticularly my father. No matter what things we did, my father, my brother and I must listen and follow her suggestions. If we didn't, she would insist on us doing so by all means.
I always thought no open-mind maybe was half a reason for my father's failure, then my mother must contributed the other half.
Back to now, I married three years ago.And my brother is also going to marry in this year. Everytime when my husband told me I was saying the same words as our mother said, and when my brother told me no murmur like our father, I paused into thinking and promise them not to do it again.
Because I didn't want the same failure to happen again among us. Though there are many failures still ahead in our lives, we must learn how to take the advantage of the failures we made, before and even our parents, the old generations, the acestors made. Therefore, we could avoid taking the mistakes again and agian.We could lead a better life and make a more successful career with our efforts.
And I believe I could be a woman that contribute to my family and our society better with your help!

Monday, 2 June 2008

Chritian Siriano--So Fierce Bitch!

Were you surprised that you weren’t asked to complete a 13th look?
Jillian, I don’t know if you saw it, but God, all she talked about was like, “There’s going to be a surprise challenge! There’s going to be a surprise challenge!” I was like, “Ooh! Let’s make three outfits!” The thing is, that’s my game. I can make an outfit in a day. Jillian can’t, so that would have eliminated her. But I knew they wouldn’t do anything like that because there had already been a huge trick with Chris and Rami.

Have you ever done a model casting before? You said that you were specifically looking for darker-skinned girls. The lack of color on runways has been criticized – what’s your take on it?
I have done small casting before but I was looking for edgy girls with dark features for the first half then dark ethnic girls for the second half. I needed the dark complexion to make the cream pop! I love ethnic women – they have such a wonderful look. I wish designers felt the same.
Rami said that Jillian was getting annoying over her model choices, how tense was it in the workroom then?Rami was the one who said Jillian was being annoying with her model casting and I was like, “Yes! Finally! Somebody else but me is being bitchy!” For me, I knew exactly what type of girl I wanted and what type of girl I like. For her, she picked the girls who looked like the girls who would wear her clothes, which is fine if you’re picking the clothes out for certain people, but she just didn’t know how to book a show and to look for cohesion. It was annoying, and I felt bad, but then again this is the game. Everyone’s like, oh, I’m so immature and I’m so young, but she’s young too. There are things she doesn’t know as well. So, don’t tell me I don’t know what I’m doing.

What was going through your mind when you approached Bryant Park and when you had to introduce your collection?
I was just all too much for one person to do! I was sooooo tired, I almost had no feelings! Never does a designer have a show with no help from a team of people! But I did it so I guess it can be done!

How did you choose the music for your collection? How important is the music to a runway show?
The music for me was sooo important – it’s the entire package that the judges were looking for. I wanted to win so I knew good hard music would put them in the wow mood.
What was your inspiration for your collection?I was originally inspired by 18th Century Spanish paintings similar to the Met challenge. Then it evolved organically into a world of hard versus soft and dark versus romance.

OK – let’s address the critics. What do you say to someone who thinks you ripped off Alexander McQueen?
Luckily I haven’t heard a lot of negative responses to my collection so far. I haven’t really heard that it looks like Alexander McQueen. I, of course, have my references, but nobody is re-inventing themselves every time. With every designer you could reference like, “Oh wow, that looks very Dior,” but it’s McQueen. You could say McQueen looks very Dior or Dior looks very McQueen this season, you know? Trust me, I’ve worked there. McQueen would pick up Vivienne Westwood dresses and be like, “This pocket is really cool, let’s do it.” Designers reference other designers all the time, you just might not see that. And you know what? If somebody wants to compare me to Alexander Mcqueen, I’m not worried. That’s fine with me, people!

How do you balance between “costume” and “wearable?”
I hate the terminology of “costume” because my clothes are not costumes at all. I think they’re high fashion, avant-garde, and more couture, definitely, and yes, some of my pieces are not particularly wearable, but I wouldn’t say they’re costumes, I’d say they’re more couture. I feel the best way to design is to be as creative as possible in every piece. It’s so much easier to make 20 different variations of a really crazy, outlandish piece and to tone it down. It’s really hard to take like a T-shirt and vamp it up a million different ways to make it really interesting. Like, it’s harder that way, because you’re starting with nothing. It’s easier to start with something so outlandish and go down. That’s my interpretation. That’s why I enjoyed the avant-garde challenge. To be honest, I don’t think any other designer from any other season could have made what we made. It was kind of like, that was what we were trying to prove, like, “What up, people! This is our game!”

Did you just know that Victoria Beckham would like your collection?
In the back of my head, I’m not going lie, I was like, “Victoria’s the judge. This is me.” She’s who I design for! She’s English, she’s from Europe, she’s very very into high fashion, and some of her favorite designers are McQueen and Chanel and Lagerfeld, you know? I knew there was no way she was not going to like what I did. It was amazing because she’s someone I would actually want to try to dress. I actually think I said when we first started and Bravo asked us all who we’d want to dress, I’m pretty sure I said Victoria Beckham. Well, and I said Britney, but actually I said I wanted to save Britney! My new goal in life is to come up with my new reality show called Project Britney where I transform her and I save her life and make her the most fabulous person ever! She needs a gay! She has no gays! Have you ever noticed that? She has no gay boys helping her! She only has straight people and, no offense, but straighties don’t know how to fix the divas! It’s so weird! I’ve never seen any gay stylists working her.

What are you going to spend the money on?
I’m going to spend the money on taking over my apartment, first of all. My roommate, when she moves out, I’m going to just keep her room for myself. I’m also going to get a studio space. I’m going to finally get a bed! I’m going to spend a lot of money on a fabulous bed. All the rest will probably just go to next season.
I’ve showed to a couple stores, so I’ve had a couple buyers, but I’m going to show next season. I’ll probably show in the tent again, I’m going to do a big show. Next season will be more me. It’s hard because I’ve been working so hard on this collection and I can’t really sell it. Next season, my designs will be fair game, don’t worry!

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

My Most Favourite TV Program---UGLY BETTY

DATA~~The cast of Ugly Betty

America Ferrera as Betty Suarez, the only dream of this girl is to own a magazine of really her own. She holds her dream tightly, goes through every difficulty determinately, regardless of that other peoples tease her appearance and the way not fashion she always does. Finally, she wins the respect and praise from her boss and the others, with her wisdom,courage and sincere mind.

Eric Mabius as Daniel Meade, Betty's boss, handsome but dissolute guy.

Betty's sister, Hilda.

I really love this program so much. I often laugh to HAHAHAHA.... and also be moved to tears when it shows. Though I'm not so ugly as Betty(I'll never admit that I am, at least I haven't such teeth), I don't have the wisdoms and courages she has. Anyway, we both are common, we both have a dream that special but still far far away from us, so we make up our minds and go straightly without hesitation, even meet any difficulty and snear, we still hold our dream tightly and go forward to it.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Angela's Back!

Gone through one-week deep sorrows, I'm back!

With energies, faith, determination, blablablablablabla..... I'll do more effort on my career, save more money to help people.