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
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!
I cannot even tell you how many pairs of jeans I own. There are far too many to count. I have to have a certain wash and a certain length and when it comes to it always the perfect fit. I cannot function if my jeans are too tight or really if anything is too tight… But then I found these jeans. My heart lept with joy as I snuck them from my mother’s closet (oh and thanks mom for letting me keep them!) and put them on. They fit!!! I honestly had no idea if they would since my mother may be the most petite woman on the planet. But hooray! Then I got to thinking what top would equally suit these superb jeans. My eyes found it in an instant, my new, crisp, white embroidered shirt. I put it on and paired the outfit with none other than my beloved clogs. They are heaven personified. Comfortable and they give my short frame some much needed height. I added some jewelry and looked in the mirror and was quite pleased with the look I concocted.
(shirt: Anthropologie, jeans: vintage, clogs: Asos
I will start this post off with my highlights of NYFW. Oscar de la Renta was pure grace and polished beauty. Peter Copping has taken on so much and he has kept with Mr. de la Renta’s aesthetic but also he has made it his own with his beautiful designs. Proenza Schouler was everything I would have wanted and more. The classic color palette and the intricate detailing on the clothes was so wonderful. Also the shoes were something else! Prabal Gurung, one of the first designers I started following religiously, made me believe in him even more with this recent collection. The inspiration came from his hometown of Nepal and the clothes symbolized his love of his country. His luxe details and sensual silhouettes were his signature. Finally Marc Jacobs. I was left speechless. It was a thrilling show and the clothes just kept getting better and better as each model sauntered down the runway. Every look was so different yet they worked so well together. It was a chic circus but with a good-ole American look to the collection as well.
(all images via Vogue Runway)
In the second installment of my fashion month coverage, I decided I would do a separate little post just for designers you may not know quite yet. With these specific looks I have chosen, I hope this sparks your interest in checking them out. One of my favorite designers in recent years that I have discovered is Rosie Assoulin. Her take on new shapes and electrifying colors leaves me wanting more, more, more! Her formal wear is breathtaking and her day wear as well is just as exciting and something I covet immediately. I have my favorite blogger on the planet, Leandra Medine of Man Repeller to thank graciously for helping me find my eternal love. (P.S. the pants she makes are out of this world amazing)
(images via Vogue Runway)
Ahhh New York Fashion Week has come and gone but I am still relishing in the fabulous clothes sent out this season. Now we are onto London and I am loving what I have been seeing so far. But back to NY, this spring 2016 season was something else! With all the exciting new clothes and wonderful locations of the shows, I barely focused on any school work. This required my full attention! And boy did it get my attention!
Adam Selman, man oh man, I am starting to fall for his clothes harder than ever before. The white pants with the fowy top is what I want to LIVE in, forever!
Alexander Wang showcased what he does best: his super sensual and super cool clothes. He makes it look so easy to look so sexy yet kind of rocker-ish. He celebrated his tenth anniversary and this show was quite a celebration.
Altuzarra. I have no words, the way Joseph Altuzarra oozes sex appeal with great femininity amazes me. The slits are his signature and they were better than ever this season. (Check out his take on the espadrille, I am already coveting them)
How can one not love the Project Runway alum Christian Siriano? His personality is addicting just like his clothes. He always keeps me entertained and is becoming an even better designer as time passes on.
Derek Lam was quite polished yet free in one way to describe it. He always is so far ahead in thinking and it gives me excitement to see his shows whenever possible. (the cut-out shoulder made it big this season)
Givenchy brought me to tears; not just for the exquisite clothing but also for his meaningful reasoning on why he held the show in New York instead of Paris this season. Riccardo Tisci held the show on 9/11 and made his guests wait a longer amount of time than usual to take in the wonderful skyline of New York from Pier 26. His great respect for the city and the people apart of it moved me to tears. But the clothes as well, made me heart race and the decadent materials were just a dream to take in.
Diane Von Furstenberg just keeps getting better. Every season leaves me wanting more and every aspect of the show from the hair down to the shoes is always on point. The brand is so classic and an integral part of American fashion but it has modernized extremely well and has retained its greatness.
(all images via Vogue Runway)
This week I saw some leaves change color. Yes, I know it may seem a little soon but is it too early to feel like fall? Maybe I am exaggerating because fall is my favorite season… I just love the feeling of slipping on my jeans once more and wearing something soft and comforting, like a turtleneck. These images I have chosen are just a few inspirational photos I kept in the back of my mind as the new season comes full circle.
(all images via tumblr)