Wednesday, December 26, 2012

fashion inspiration

There was wine and cheese and fashion students with a sense of accomplishment at the Made in Philadelphia studio. We were done (!!!) we presented our final pieces to our darling instructor and Founder of Made in Philadelphia, Rachel Ford.  It was not haute couture but for some it was our first dress.  It was my first dress! I was  gratified to be able to wear and really love  something I made myself.  We were all from different walks of life; photographers, public relations, business professionals and nurse (me!) to name a few, surrounded by like minded individuals. More than ever, I found a sense of purpose in my life and inspired by the women I encircled myself with who had the strength to step into the unknown. Walking into the unknown can really put a stop to changes in a person’s life.  What I’ve learned: dream a big idea and then take those big ideas and break them down into smaller steps and the big goals suddenly become more manageable.  Maybe this dress can be the start of my dream big idea. Thank  you Rachel and fashion friends for inspiring me, it was one of my favorite nights in Philly. 

Corset Rachel made for a music video. Completely handmade. 

Inspiration board. 

Lauren with an awesome Marc Jacob print. 

 More dresses! 

Me presenting! 

Modeling  my wrap dress, which can totally double as a light jacket! woot woot! 

  Great job, Irene! 

Our class sewing pro! She is amazing! 

 My witty Aussie! I love this girl! Don’t move to Houston! 

Allow yourself to dream. Dream big & add sparkles

Thank you for reading guys! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and ready for a fresh start with the upcoming year! I’m taking off to Taiwan for New Years Eve and Japan to snowboard and eat my first off, starting tomorrow! But first a 20+ hour flight there! wahh!!!!! Next time I update hopefully I can share some amazing goodies! Makeup, snacks, food and shopping adventures! WEEEEEEEE! SO excited! 

Monday, December 17, 2012

glittered nails

Hey guys,

I am working on my final projects for school! Will be back soon! Enjoy the fun glittered nails, great for the holidays and NYE party!

 What you will need. Base color, glitter polish and top coat. Acetone for mishaps and manicure sticks. Dip manicure sticks in acetone and clean edges if needed. 

The finished product a clean, nude and glam look for day and night. 

Tips for better result. 

1. Choose a color that is not matte. Something with a slight sheen will be easier to paint. 2. Paint with your least dominant hand first. You are bound to make more mistakes so it will give you a chance to clean up messes without smudging your other hand. 3. Use Acetone vs store bought brands. 100 % acetone makes for easy cleaning. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

stripe a poker dot

Hey Guys,

Hope everyone had a great week! TGIF right? uggh too bad I picked up a night shift at my second job this weekend. Yes, life is still majorly busy. The semester is coming to an end, and I have to finish up sewing my shirt and a dress for my sewing class. In addition, I have to  make a dress from a basic