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My Favorite Fragrances

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We all like to smell good, we’re girls it’s what we do. But what is that one scent you can’t live without? I’ve been obsessed with Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture for as long as I can remember. It was my first fragrance crush. I don’t know what captivated me more the infatuating smell of it’s scent or the chic, femme bottle design. It’s design has three of my favorite things the color pink, a bow and gold bling. The first time I smelled Viva La Juicy I fell in love and it’s been my favorite fragrance for over 6 years.

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So where can you find Viva La Juicy you ask? Well you can find this fragrance at your local Sephora, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Ulta Beauty, Target, or Walmart. Or you can shop for this fragrance online at eBay.com, Overstock.com, JuicyCouture.com, or Amazon.com. Are you a scent bird subscriber? Request Viva La Juicy as your next scent you won’t be sorry.

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Recycled Materials Dress

This look was a recycled couture project my sophomore year in college. I have always love to read fashion magazines I had several subscriptions over the years that really piled up. So as I looked around my apartment I got the idea to put all my old issues to good use. This recycled look was on display in a Thornton Park District Wine & Art Crawl Downtown Orlando, Florida on  March 2013. Since then dress has also been featured in a Valentine’s Day window display of a retail store in 2014.

ART & WINE CRAWL FLYER427252_293328777462854_1741143457_nSketch for Recycled Materials : Magazine Look. Entire look is made of recycled magazine pages, clear, and packing tape. Skirt can be worn at high waist for full dress illusion or at natural waist for crop effect. The clear packing tape made the pages more durable for sewing and also added a high gloss finish to the look.

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Top features one shoulder, asymmetrical deep V  cut at right side, fringe at waist, bell-skirt, with bustled train.  Top and skirt features hidden muslin lining for added structure and train featured a cream floral lining for an added spring touch. Skirt has a zipper closure at center back. Bustle attaches at center back skirt waist by Hook and Eye.

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Shopping bags and boxes also made of recycled magazine pages and tape were made by me to accessorize the dress.72692_309336272528771_669320570_n

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Blissful Beginnings

Fatshion Forward BRIDAL EDITION! I am making a wedding dress in a few weeks. Take a peek below to see my sketch and inspiration board. I incorporated three of my favorite things pearls, bows, and the color pink. Although the gown will be Ivory Satin I plan to have pink tulle underneath that way I preserve the classic white wedding gown. The wedding gown itself is a princess dress with 3/4  mesh sleeves, and a ruffled bell shaped chiffon skirt. A pearl studded veil will extend down over the face from a big white chiffon bow.  The high neckline of the bodice features a string of pearls. This bridal gown will also feature pockets in the side seam for stashing your favorite lipstick or good luck charm on your big day. A satin ribbon which ties into a bow at center back will help give you a cinched waist illusion. 8 pearl buttons are lined down center back for an elegant closure.

Blissful Beginnings Sketch
Blissful Beginnings Sketch
Blissful Beginnings Inspiration
Blissful Beginnings Inspiration
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Hand Sketches

One of my weekly assignments in my Fashion Design I class is our Design Journal Entries. My instructor gives us an image or lets us pick an inspiration and we must sketch a garments that reference the image.

Building / Landscape

The original image that we were suppose to inspire our design from was a building under construction (bottom right corner). The silhouette of the building made me think of a cinched waist. The brick red rusted metal structure of the building made me think of the “Chromat S/S ’15” (See image on top far right) Collection this past NYFW. I was super excited to brag about Denise Bidot (See center image) being a plus model on the run way for NYFW. My sketch (far left) is a sleeveless LBD with a Sheer Nude Vynl Window in the back. Invisible side zipper to get into garment. Knee length skirt with a black lining features a leather overlay with horizontal stripes all the way around resembling the boning from the Chromat collection. Sketched in just pencil, some notes in ink.

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Something from our bedroom

For this one I selected my favorite perfume “Viva La Juicy” by Juicy Couture. The charm that comes with the fragrance (Charm in Top left corner, image of charm on bottom center ) Is a pink bow with a gold safety pin, letter J with a crown & a nameplate that says “Couture” dangling from gold chains.  Bows, crowns, & the color pink are three of my obsessions so I figured this is the perfect choice for me. I sketched a summer look and a winter look. The summer look (Left) : Strapless bodice with sweet heart neckline, recreated the pink bow with a sheer pink silk over lay.Pencil skirt attached to bodice at the waistline is a hot pink satin with a 1 ” Hem. The summer look is pair with deco peach wedge with beige heels and gold chains at the ankle. Crown resting upon the “J” as a gold dangle earring with a hook. Gold nameplate necklace “Couture”. The winter look features (far right): Knit circle dress with Long sleeves, V-shape neckline, 2″ Sateen Hem. Thick black elastic belt (cinched waist illusion) with gold, safety pin adornment at the closure. Paired with white faux fur box hat, white Ugg boots with faux fur at the opening, and gold chain necklace. Sketched in pencil, colored with Prisma Markers.

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Betsey Johnson Ready to Wear Spring 15 Collection “PreNup”

As you know I am a huge fan of Betsey’s work but I respect her so much more for her #NYFW bridal show ’14. She encouraged ALL couples to not be ashamed of them selves or who they love. Be #Proud ! I love the PreNup bits and the “Austin Powers” inspired dollie !

Here are my favorite looks & why.

1:25 – Is is just me or was Marilyn channeled ?  Structure & Color choice for this dress was fabulous ! You know I love pearls I need those accessories !

3:12 – The Austin Power Inspired Dollie

3:36 – That wrap around tutu skirts is so cute !

3:51 – Love the handbag, Bracelet and Necklace !!!!!

4:10 – The silhouette, the structure of the dress, the fabric, all so beautiful. Love bow so I though the small one was very modest. The pearl buttons down the back were my favorite part I was dying when she turned around. And of course the pearls Necklace & Bracelet.

4:45 – The hair bow, the necklace. The model fierce walk then she turns around and there is another. I died again lol

5:20 – Loved this one because of the classic church wedding vibe it has. Love the bishop sleeves and the open V-back

6:35 – I NEED THOSE SANDALS LIKE A.S.A.P. 7 I loved feathers  it was such a soft graceful yet fierce touch.

7:11 – Here comes my favorite lipstick clutch but in a soft pink.

7:47 & 8:26 – The volume of these dresses gave me life & did u see the shoes on the right !

9:03 & 10:03 – I can see Rihanna wearing these !

Watch Here !!!!!!!!!!!

Find pictures of the whole collection Below !

http://www.style.com/fashion-shows/spring-2015-ready-to-wear/betsey-johnson/

DON’T FORGET TO WATCH #DWTS #TEAMTOOTSEY

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