Monday, November 2, 2009

Precious Premiere

Sunday night my friend Marcy and I went to see Precious Premiere at the AFI Festival. Lots of Stars were in attendance! Macy Gray, Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe (Precious), Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, Wil Smith, Sidney Poitier, Tyler Perry, Oprah, and Mo'Nique.

Here's some pics from the red carpet:

The movie was tough to watch, but amazing. How can someone take so much abuse and still remain a beautiful person as Precious does, played by Gabourey Sidibe? Mariah did a fantastic job as the social worker. What a powerful scene with Gabby, Mariah and Mo'Nique. Mo'Nique played a horrible person, you will HATE her character, but boy did she give an Oscar winning performance.

After the movie was over we stayed in our seats, in the center, last row to watch the credits, lots of people stayed. When the lights came on we stayed as the crowd left, which was great because all the stars passed us while they were leaving. We saw Wil Smith, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon.

When Mo'Nique was right in front of us a woman across the aisle was so excited and hugged her and told Mo'Nique how she loved her. Mo'Nique happened to look over at us so I reached over and touched her on the hand. I told her how much I loved her performance. She squeeze my hand and thanked me. Then she took pictures with the woman who was hugging her. After the photo Mo'Nique continued to walk up the aisle a few steps. She stopped, turned around, and came back to Marcy and me. She hugged us and gave us kisses on our cheeks. I told her again how wonderful she was and so did Marcy. Mo'Nique was so gracious.

You must see the film, but like I said, it's a hard one to watch. You will want to hug your daughter or your mother and you will thank God you didn't have a mom like Precious.

In theaters Friday, November 6, 2009

My Students Making it Work

The assignment: My students had one hour to design two garments in pairs. They could pick from the provided fabric, but they could not cut it up.

So with pins and fabric this what they came up with!

My pick for the top three designs: