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Nationality: South African
Course: Fashion Design
Program: Semester Course
Period: Sep. 2, 2019 - Dec. 13, 2019
My Name is Nina Mostert and I am from South Africa. Currently, I am taking a gap year to learn what the world has to teach me, to find my style and to make some dreams come true!
I divided my year into 2 halves. In the first semester of the year, I lived in NYC where I was studying Film and Acting whilst I was doing an internship at a jewelry artist. I have a great love for fashion and that is why I chose to spend the second semester at Accademia Riaci. A Great school that combines fashion with the art world in such an amazing way.
I love to visit museums and see art in everything. Furthermore, I love yoga, good food, and my friends.
I spent my weekend in Cinque Terre! it was beautiful. I went on marvelous hikes and ate too much ice cream. On my way back to Florence I stopped in Pisa to take a picture of the leaning tower.
Monday in class I continued practicing the basic fashion figure. It takes a lot of practice to get used to the “fashion style” of drawing. I am excited to move on to new work but, I understand that it is important to perfect the fundamentals first.
Today I did research about potential ideas for mood boards and looks that I want to create. I organized my fashion board in my Pinterest app and created 3 potential idea boards.
After I had a clear idea I selected a few of my favorite images and printed these out as inspiration. I started personalizing my basic fashion figure. In the afternoon me and my classmates went to the art supply shop to purchase materials.
Today I spent most of my morning home doing practice sketches and learning Italian. I also did preparation for the basic lesson. In today’s basic lesson we learned about Michaelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. I love art history. It enriches your knowledge about art and gives you better fundamentals when you start working on your own art works.
Practice makes perfect and therefor I did more basic figures. After I was happy with my basic figure I designed 2 outfits and practiced to draw them in pencil and in markers. I am going to buy a few colored markers to add a bit more dimension to my next sketches ! I am excited for tomorrows art visit and to explore the Florence Jazz festival this weekend with my friends !
Today we went on an art visit to chiesa di Santa Trinita.
It was a lovely experience. I loved the frescos and going down the small steps to underneath the altar..
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