Helllllooooo, its me! In this part of my Teen Vogue x Parsons assignment I learned more about my readers. Yes all of you out there in the world! I receive mostly views from girls living in the United States of America. Mostly my readers look on the website from around 10 to 11 A.M. It is so fascinating to know I have readers from around the world on my blog. I just received a view from Georgia not the state, the country! I am honored that you all have decided to read my blog and the best is yet to come. Happy 2016! xoxo
Finally the production challenge! Keeping with my box clutch idea I embarked on my challenge to actually make this bag… It was very stressful but hey I think I am proud of the final product! And yes I would do this challenge all over again! Here is my production chart with the costs…
Light Canvas: $4.99
Black Button: $1.79
Hot Glue Gun: $12.99
Hot Glue Gun Sticks: $3.99
Paint (3 bottles): ($1.50 x 3) $4.50
Labor ($8 per hour) @ 20% ($5.65): $33.91
Retail Price: $35.00
Another part of my Parsons x Teen Vogue program is to make a mockup of my signature bag. I, in this case, decided to make a box clutch as my signature bag. So I gathered up some card stock and fired up the hot glue gun and made my mockup. It was time consuming but I feel worth it in the end to see my idea come to life.
I had to include my production cost grid if I were to make this bag in a real life setting.
Light canvas (one yard): $4.99
Black Button: $1.79
Hot glue gun: $12.99
Glue sticks for hot glue gun: $3.99
Labor ($8 per hour) @ 20% ($4.75): $28.51
Retail price: $30.00
Another assignment from my Teen Vogue x Parsons program was to find the difference between clothing sizings at a large store that offers various brands. I went to one store, (which I probably should not name) and to my surprise the clothes were mostly the same fit in each size! I tried on either three or four of the same size in different brands and they all were around the same fit for me. So that was a big relief knowing that I can trust that store for a true size in every garment.
I usually do not talk about other things other than fashion but I think this is pretty interesting! I have embarked on a fashion program Parsons has decided to do with Teen Vogue. Its amazing so far I cannot believe how much I have learned. One of my assignments was to figure out production costs for a small wire and pebble ring I made. Long story short you really can make a profit if you find cheaper materials for your product. At first buying my materials the production cost plus profit came out to be $8.38. But then with getting my materials from cheaper sources online the production cost with profit came out to be $6.45. It really does make a difference! So for a non-mathy girl like myself, this type of math problem is one I would gladly solve!
Pre Fall never at first made much sense to me but after consideration and looking at the fashion offered recently, I had an epiphany! Its like having Christmas twice a year (along with Resort collections). Pre Fall is a little snapshot into the upcoming seasons and the fashion usually is offered right now to buy, which is fabulous. But now onto my faves…
Oscar de la Renta was a new take this season and I really enjoyed it. Every image sparked some newfound excitement inside of me and that is what fashion is all about: feeling something spectacular through the appearance of clothing. Peter Copping adds his own flair to the original brand in the best way possible.
Red Valentino is like Valentino young girls like me would die to wear right now. (Not that I would not mid wearing grown up Valentino myself! Hey any kind of Valentino is good enough for me!) The combination of shapes and colors was exhilarating and gives much inspiration to me.
Chanel, I mean “hello, this is the real deal”. I cannot even express the adoration I have for Karl’s genius. Every season is something new and fresh which is hard for being a part of a brand for so long. But Karl does it! The clothes are nothing less of spectacular and decadently gorgeous. I want it all!
Michael Kors is so right now and always has something every fashion girl is coveting at the moment. This collection was quite new I feel with the embellished coats and the frivolous feathers. It was just the right amount of drama.
Gucci. It deserves its own one word sentence. It is so luxe and just so inspirational. It makes me feel joyful and that sometimes is an aspect that is missing in the fashion we experience today. I adored every piece, it takes me to another time. I mean I feel like I have never experience something like this before.
BONUS: JONATHAN SIMKHAI. My new love. The recent winner of the CFDA Fashion Fund Award winner caught me by surprise. He is so creative with his shapes! It was feminine and very strong at the same time. And that is the type of woman I want to be.
All images via Vogue Runway
Hi there everyone! I have been in New York the past couple of days so that is why I have been so inactive on here! But I just wanted to share some pictures of my trip. I love New York so very much and it holds such dear meaning to me. My parents met here and my sister was born here ( I was born in New Jersey so it’s kind of close). Every time I come I experience some new wonderful feeling and every time I leave, it is impossible for me to do so. It’s a spectacular place where I hope to live some day. I know in my heart I will make it happen.
But onto my clothes because this is what this blog is all about! I apologize for not taking any pictures of my outfits. I was just so busy and didn’t have a spare moment to snap a pic! And I will say I loved every outfit I wore here. But the staple piece I had was this furry pink coat I wore everyday. It is from my trip to Italy and it is essentially the most luxe and divine coat I own. I am wearing it in the picture with my reflection in the mirror. I promise I will upload a post of the outfits I wore later! Oh and the purple pants and turtleneck was something I almost packed but I thought this outfit was too fabulous to leave out!
Sorry for my longer than usual hiatus, but my school work is really piling up this year! But anyway I still make time to show you all a newfound favorite outfit of mine. I chose to feature this outfit on the blog to show you how both loose shapes of clothing (like the pants and the belle sleeves on the shirt) work together perfectly. Oh and though this is not related to fashion, please keep Paris in your thoughts, I know I will.
(Shirt: store in Athens, GA, Pants: Forever 21, Shoes: Toms, Necklace: store from Denver, CO)
Bonjour! The city of lights shone very bright with the looks sent out this season. Starting off with Valentino, words cannot explain how beautifully intricate the clothes are. Valentino took on an African sort of vibe with giraffes and other animals printed on their wonderful fabrics. Saint Laurent showed off what it does best: effortlessly cool clothes. And I mean very cool. Who would have thought to pair dainty slip dresses with sparkling tiaras? Miu Miu was a very different look this season. I am honestly not sure how I exactly feel about it. I do love the youthful feel of the clothes but some of the details did not make sense to me; but looking back and taking it all in I do understand the show better. Louis Vuitton showed us a futuristic side this season, and I liked it! The embellishments were exquisite and the shapes of the clothes were great as well. Lanvin remains each season classy yet so fun and energizing. The clothes always something every girl wants, and the flower ties around the neck were my favorite accessories. Dries Van Noten makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. The exuberant colors and the clash of fabrics makes me squeal with happiness. Karl Lagerfeld every season makes me so amazed at what he can do. The show held in a Chanel inspired airport? Let me book my flight! The clothes are so exciting and like nothing you will ever see. Truly a one of a kind. This season at Balenciaga was truly Alexander Wang’s best. The crisp whites on the silky fabrics were honestly breathtaking. I will miss Mr.Wang terribly. Anthony Vaccarello made me believe in the power of sex appeal. I am usually your go-to-girl for a turtleneck not a low cut top. But wow, I now see the light! And finally Alexander McQueen was pure romance. I was transported to another time. I long for the elegant details of each garment and wish I owned each one right.now. And that concludes my fashion week coverage. It was fun (very very much fun). See you next season, Paris! Au revoir!
(All images via Vogue Runway)
Hello all! Finally fall has arrived! And with the help of my friend, Em, she helped me pull this look together. This coat is one of my favorites, ever. The swans on it are so beautiful and the colors on this coat are yummy. As you probably see I am wearing these jeans again (because I love them so). And this turtleneck is the coziest thing I own.
Jeans: Urban Outfitters, Jacket: H&M, Shoes: BP, Turtleneck: H&M