Wednesday, May 2, 2012

True Blood Season 5 Countdown

I love True Blood! I actually loved the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris long before HBO picked them up and turned them into a series. With Season 5 looming closer, I realize there is a certain amount of preparation in order. One of the things we diehard watches must do is go back and watch Season 4 just to be ready for next season! So all in good fun, I'm adding a countdown to Season 5!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New Attitude

Here comes a new season! Perfect time for a whole new attitude. With that in mind, I set to work creating a few pieces that were totally funky and edgy! After I got some of my new pieces made, I went on a journey to find a model that could interpret those designs in way that I visualized them.  A lot of my designs have always been edgy but I really wanted to step up to the next level in my design evolution. I think I found the right model for the job. So here's a sneak peak at some of my newest designs from this weekends shoot. Enjoy!

Kimono Sleeve Cropped Top & Zipper Front Circle Skirt

Zip Front Halter Top, Maxi Shrug, Diamond Lace Leg Warmers

Native Print Maxi Dress

Thigh High Legwarmers, Hiphugger Top, Tutu Underskirt

Kimono Sleeve Cropped Top & Zipper Front Circle Skirt

 We had so much fun with this shoot, we're already planning the next one! Not sure if I'll be
able to get the same model. Hope so. I wanted someone exotic. A rule breaker with strong presence. What do you think? Did we achieve that look? :-)


Thursday, March 22, 2012

I Simply Must Have It - Nail Strips

 Ahhh, there's nothing like Spring (and a great tax refund) to inspire us to update our wardrobe. It certainly inspires me to create something fun and light. I'm inspired by all sorts of things!

Pulling together the perfect look just isn't complete without slamming nails! The newest trend these days are nail strips or nail wraps. I guess they go by several names. I, personally, haven't had a chance to try them. But I think I'll give it a go.

I had seen them a few time in my favorite magazine, Lucky, but I never said to myself, "Oh, let me run out and get me some of those!" This isn't a product review because, let's face it. I sew for a living and my nails take a beating. But that doesn't mean I can't enjoy looking at them or waste my hard earned money buying a set that I'll probably never have time to use. And it sure isn't a good reason why I can't share with you some of those that I found out there when I went a searching for a place to waste said hard earned money.

You all have probably seen these by Sally Hansen. Booty Camp! $10. What woman wouldn't love pink camo!?!

Booty Camp! 

With "native" becoming all the rage, these are a perfect look to seal the deal. From Nail Fraud $8.00

Ethnic Print

 Here are a few wild ones from Nail Rock. There were so many unique looks I just couldn't choose! I love them all!

Nail Rock

All of these are beautiful and the choices are endless. But the one that intrigued me this tutorial on nail marbling on Youtube.

Anyone can do it. It looks like fun and I can't wait to try it out. There's several techniques on Youtube so here's a chance to learn something new and really be creative without breaking your budget.

If any of you get the chance to try this out, please let me know how you felt about it!!!!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Spring Preview 2

Wide Leg Railroad Jeans

Here's the next installment of my Spring 2012 line. I'm really looking forward to the spring because Houston has had a pretty nasty, mostly rainy winter this year. It's kind of depressing. For spring I'm loving soft colors and chic designs. Never predictable. I believe a woman should follow her own path. Break some rules! Be a trendsetter, if only in our own minds! Let's tell ourselves everyday, "Bitch, I Am Fabulous!'. And believe it.
These are my Wide Leg Denim Railroad Jeans in Black & Gold and Brown & White. The ones in Blue & White was a great design and I completely sold out of that fabric. To these I added a optional long double tie belt but left the loop holes open for a wider belt. This gives off a great silhouette and has that Asian influence that I love so much!

Black & Gold

Brown & White

Needless to say, these are very comfortable. Great with sandals or heels. There are front slash pockets and back pockets with an accented exposed zipper.The fabric is cotton denim with a bit of spandex for stretchy comfort. Price is $95.00.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Spring Preview

Whether we choose to acknowledge it or not, Spring is just around the corner. Fashion designers such as myself are always planning ahead. One of the things that really inspired me was the Pink Furla Candy Bag. I certainly didn't have anything so soft and feminine in my product line to compliment such a beautiful bag! So I pulled out pattern paper and set to drawing something.

This is the Scarf Top done in the palest of pinks. I made it to tie at the neck and flair out at the hips. It's perfect for jeans or legging. Request it a bit longer and wear it as a dress! I offer it in several colors so there's quite a variety. And of course I added my Pink Furla Candy Bag. Perfect!

Bow Scarf Top as dress

Bow tied at the neck.

I have other new designs coming all this month! Let me know what you think!