You could grab all the attention when you have the talent. Some people love dancing while some like singing. Some people are passionate about craft also.
That’s what happened to teenager Ciara Gan who made and painted her very own gown for her graduation ball!
This high school student shared pictures of her dress on Twitter.
It takes no time to went viral and got the media’s attention.Ciara, 17, who lives in the Philippines, combined her love of art with her graduation ball.
The student spent a whole month to complete her dress. She dedicated her whole time to design it, so she could graduate in style. She made a truly unique dress with hand-painted flowers and pleats.
Ciara told BuzzFeed News that her mom inspired her and pushed her to make the dress.
“Because I love to try new things, I thought why not? It was my last big event for school and I had about a month of graduation practices, so I’d be able to focus more on making my gown without worrying about schoolwork.”
Ciara did everything herself. First, she hired someone to create a design but she didn’t like it. So the student and her mom bought 13 yards (nearly 12 meters) of fabric, crinoline, boning, and Swarovski crystals.
“My mom and I sewed each panel of the skirt one by one,” she said. Ciara also noted that it took her 5 whole days to paint the flowers! That required patience, dedication, and focus.
“I recently reread the book, Tiger Lily, by Jodi Lynn Anderson (which touched my heart) and then decided to paint the orange florals.
I strayed away from basic roses and dainty florals because although they’re pretty, they don’t reflect my personality.I love the vibrancy of loud colors like orange and green—they speak more about who I am. ”
According to Ciara, she made her dress emerald green because she’s a huge Harry Potter fan and, in her own words, “a proud Slytherin.”
“When I first showed up at the event place, one of my classmates took a double-take to make sure what he was seeing was right! He told me, ‘I thought it was printed!’” she said.
Ciara got the appreciation and it has helped get her art career underway: she’s receiving lots of requests for commissions and artworks. “It warms my heart to see people appreciating my art,” she said.
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