Vintage dress I remade worn with Aldo sandals and vintage jewelery
Birthday pie, me oh my, so good =)
My birthday came and went, it was on Thanksgiving day to be exact! I had a blessed and amazing weekend celebrating it with my friends and family Every year I get myself a dress to celebrate the day, and this year was no exception. I found this old house dress at my favorite thrift spot and knew it was the one! It’s such a special piece and the print is AMAZING! So I switched the dress around and wore it backwards, altered the neckline, and stitched up the seams and it turned into the most amazing kimono-like piece ever. Love it!!!! Check out the past few years of birthday dresses, 2012. 2011 and the year this tradition began, 2010 dress1, dress2, and dress3!
Do you have any birthday traditions that you treat yourself with every year?
Lately I’ve been playing around it clothes to beat the heat and whilst weather may be cooling down most places it’s still quite hot here in Fl… Anywho not to long ago the air conditioning decided to die and in the resulting heat I concocted the perfect beat the heat silk top(as they say necessity is the mother of invention..) All I did was take a classic oxford style mens silk shirt and carefully removed the sleeves shortened it a bit and got the most perfect top ever. It’s loose, breathable and perfect for hot weather.
In all it’s silky parachute-y glory this top is awesome I love it so much and can’t wait to make some more. It’s perfect for pattern mixing and is super layer-able with it’s vest-ish, shirt-like properties.
Photos taken by my sweet friend Marybeth (her tumblr is awesome!)
This past Saturday I graduated from Aveda Institute where I studied cosmetology. It’s amazing how quickly my time there went… Anywho I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything, but school was my main priority, so I took bit of a break from blogging. But I’ve returned with a renewed focus and vision of what I want this blog to be. So with out further ado here’s some of my work that I completed whilst at school, in the realm of photo-shoots and fashion shows.
Master’s Photo shoot, August 2013.
the Inspiration: deep red subtle ombres and old Hollywood glamor.
Hair color work, hair styling, and wardrobe styling: Laura Clarke
Modeling and clothing selection: Ciara Feaser
Photography: Brian James
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In November of 2012 I participated in a fashion show at school, as a model or one of my classmates. The show had a circus theme , I was transformed into a Lizard Lady. It was such an awesome experience.
Concept and hair and makeup styling & body paint by the talented Haley Fair.
Modeling, wardrobe styling and costume design by Laura Clarke.
Photography by Brian James.
Sunday is the day I truly get dress on a whim. So what better time to wear this amazing new(to me) denim jacket I found while thrifting last week. It’s got an edge and vaguely brings to mind the moto style of jacket that is so popular right now. I love it!
Wearing: thrifted skirt, tank, and Gap denim jacket, necklace my design,vintage sterling silver bracelet, and Aldo sandals.
As you can see the blog got a makeover. One of the reasons for the long pause in between posts was because I was in quandary with what to do with my blog. In the end I decided to resign it. The old theme was not cutting it, so I switched to this one and tweaked it a bit. I also needed a new logo so I decided to use Gimp as my software of choice and do it myself. It wasn’t super easy for me since graphic design is not my strength, but with the help of videos on Youtube and much trial and error I did it! I hope you all like the new design!
Keep on being creative folks, I have some more fun stuff on the horizon!
Twas a cold day in Florida but I traipsed about in silk, boyfriend shorts and a denim jacket because I figure if the those from northern climates think the weather down here isn’t that bad then I can certainly take the chill (it was in the high 60′s with a lot of gusty wind…). Anywho on a non-weather related note, I chopped my hair again and I LOVE it!!!! It’s so nice to have tiny tresses once again.
Have a lovely Monday!
I remember ever so vividly the moment I stumbled across this picture and instantly pinned it… But my point is, her fringe(bangs) is flawless. Hair like shoes, complete a look. Hair can add sweetness, sassy-ness, well any sort of feel one is going for. It is the accessory you always have and I love how it can shine like a star…
Viva la fringe =)
It has without a doubt been the winter of the denim jacket I seriously can’t seem to get enough of them. My tiny collection of Levi’s denim jackets have been my outerwear staple they add a certain element of carefree-ness that is simply spectacular! On another note I’m in the process of growing out my hair a bit especially my bangs, which just happen to be in that awkward stage that I hope passes soon…
Wearing: Thrifted Levi’s denim(such a classic); Thrifted silk dress that I shortened; vintage leather belt; gifted leather backpack and ring; earrings my design, & Aldo Sandals.
I never share my inspiration enough so what better way to start the new year then to start sharing the things that inspire me and set my heart a soaring!
When I saw these shadows, I knew I had to capture them, they’re beautiful. When I design I’m very inspired by nature and geometry and I love how both of those elements are present here! What inspires you?
Nothing quite like some long awaited parking garage pics with the gentle zephyrs wafting from the nearby waterfront; I LOVE FL.
Hope you all have a fabulous Wednesday!!! <3
Wearing: silk satin skirt thrifted and shortened skirt; thrifted silk satin tank top; earrings my design; gifted ring; random Sunnies; gifted 90′s leather backpack; Aldo sandals.
p.s. the title is 100% in homage to one of my favorite songs Up on the Roof as sung by The Drifters. <3