Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Here's a tribute to my fashionista mom! I made her sunny yellow blouse - puff sleeves, button up and tons of ruffles around the neck. She loves colours and always combines them in outifts in a very chic way.
Like mother like daughter!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
So I'm totally slacking on my posts. I shouldn't be because I constantly have a lot of things to write about, one of them being my bedroom/studio. I have my bed and dresser on one side of my room, that I call my bedroom, and on the opposite wall I have my sewing machine and work table, that I call my 'studio.' The table started off being clean and tidy with nothing much really on it. But, of course, it now looks like this.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Hey guys:)So I've been occupied lately making dresses for a few of my friends who've placed custom orders with me. I was pretty nervous because I've only made custom clothing for myself, my sister and my mom. This was now my first job and I wanted it to be perfect. I've made 4 dresses so far and I must say I've learned quite a bit about proper fit and taking correct measurements. Now I feel that I might be ready to take custom orders for my clothing on my shop.
So here are a few of the many pictures I took of my sewing journeys.
First was a spectacularly vivid green strapless dress.
Forming a creative neckine featuing a v-neck and pleats design.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
So I've decided to write occasional posts about my admiration for certain celebrities' styles. To name a few of my favourite stylish gals are Olivia Palermo, Lauren Conrad, Rihanna and Vanessa Hudgens. But today I am compelled to write about my absolute favourite: Whitney Port!
Her style is so full of personality. It ranges from quirky with an eclectic mix of patterns, colours and/or fabrics to glam, downtown chic looks. Her style at times is reminiscent of the 60's/70's which I appreciate because I love the 70s/60s fashions. I love that she isn't shy with colours. She almost always wears bright colours, or muted pastel colour combinations or bold colourful patterns - sometimes toned down with a black or other neutral coloured staple. I love wearing colours (you will not find me wearing head to toe black on black) and my designs are a reflection of that.
This outfit, for example, is amazing. Although it is full black, it is so visually attractive! The mixture of black and white checkered over stripes and the triangular earrings - all these different patterns are skillfully put together. The nightlife heels, the nude chain bag and party hair could not be any more perfect of an addition to this look. This is an example of an amazing outfit I would store away in that 'special part' of my brain for future reference!
I loved watching the City because it was very interesting and inspiring to see Whitney start up her line (which I'm in the middle of doing..on a much smaller scale of course), but I loved watching it because of her style. She had different spring-loving, pretty looks - hair, makeup, clothing - the whole package.
First of all, let's briefly talk hair. She is well known for her full, wavy long hair with a centre part - which is fab in itself - but she also does little unique things like twisting a small portion of the front and tucking it back or braiding both sides of the front and pinning it back. She also does the cutest updo's perfect for summer, like twisting the front portions of hair and pulling everything back into a bun or even sporting a quick, messy-in-a-chic-way high bun on top of the head. I've worn my hair into a side braid with pastel coloured rose stud earrings inpsired a la Whitney:) It kind of reminded me of her when I wore my hair like that with the studs, and when my bestie saw me she was like, 'Omg! That's so Whitney!' And I was like, 'I know right!'
(I absolutely love the way she wore this oversized dvf sequined blazer! It could easily look overbearing but she paired it with mellow pieces to keep the glam under control. Now I feel the need to rock an oversized sequined blazer. I can see it now...amazing.)
Then there's the makeup. Whitney usually sports minimal makeup for a fresh daytime look - pale lips and soft black eyeliner that emphasizes her big round eyes. A few other times she's added a pop of colour to her face with electric pink lipstick and a dewy complexion.
Her accessories are also great. For example, she wears these amazing pearl ball earrings with gold accents jutting out from underneath. They go very well with complementing her look. I think I'm subconsciously on a mission to find a similar pair. They're so chic and vintage looking..can you blame me?
What is your favourite Whitney fashion moment?
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
I paired it with a deep red patented belt, patented red pumps, an off white handbag and red rose stud earrings.
So this was the outfit I was most excited about making because I was/am still totally loving the pastel, soft, neutral - kind of nude - colour palette. So the shoes and earrings I featured in past posts as well as the fabric. And voila!! Here is the final look. So the skirt is just your average pencil skirt. The blouse is a halter style top with ties to tie into a bow at the neck. I also added three rows of ruffles to the front. It is a lightweight top with lining underneath.
This is the same look with the cardigan I carried around just in case it got a little chilly.
So I really love this hairstyle and I feel its so summery and goes well with a variety of different looks. The skirt is handmade and I paired it with a button down white ruffle front top I bought. Wore it with silver heels, an off white handbag, silver bangles (with a white one in between) and silver stud earrings. As you may have noticed, I carried the same handbag with all 3 outfits (gasp!) but it was so convenient packing-wise since I was at a hotel in another city and it went very well with each of the outfits.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
So this past Monday was a holiday and my mom, sister, a friend and I went on a nature walk by the lakeside. We went in the evening which cooled us down after a superhot day. There were huge clusters of those tiny flies circling about in midair and my sister tried hiding her face in her shirt, in my hair, in my armpit just to avoid those flies getting into her mouth. It was hilarious! I totally enjoyed the walk even though I was also trying to avoid the pesky little flies too (especially when I was eating an ice cream cone). Here are some of the pictures I took.
Beautiful greenery illuminating in the sunlight.
Monday, May 17, 2010
The fabric I'm using for the outfit I'm planning. It matches perfectly!This is the cardigan I got. It is so soft, light and super chic. I can wear it very ladylike like I am in these pictures or I can edge it up at night with my over-the-knee black boots.
That's all for now! By the way, I received half of the photos (1025!) from my photoshoot for my Honey Bliss collection. They're awesome! I am updating my shop with the pictures right now! http://www.honeybliss.etsy.com