All Good Things Must Come to an End

With summer coming so fast, the school year is coming to an end. And unfortunately, my Design and Merchandising II class is as well. I’ve learned a great deal about the world of fashion, and I am enthusiastic to pursue my dreams at FIDM sometime in the near future. Thank you Mrs. Woolsey for being such an amazing teacher!

With that said, I need to create my final post. Some of the latest and greatest in high fashion, The Met Gala.

Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace

Kristen Bell in Monique Lhuillier

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

Brooke Shields in Michael Kors

This particular event was a great chance for celebs to truly out do themselves. The flashy, the fabulous, the fantastic style.


Killer Wedding Dresses

Every girl dreams of the perfect wedding dress for their special day. I’ve recently found some lovely dresses for the new designer collections any girl would be lucky to own. Here are my personal favorites.

Amsale Daliah Dress- Blue Lable Collection $3000- $4700

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2012 Collection

Vera Wang- Spring 2011 Collection


Recycled Dress

Designing a dress made of paper, scotch tape, Hollister bags and grocery bags has proven to be its fair share of challenges. Many, many hours invested making those paper flowers, over 550 portions of paper were applied to the skirt. The top ripped multiple times, having to be reconstructed and the grocery bags ofter burned through from the heat of the glue gun. Nevertheless, the experience of creating this garment was one that was unforgettable! I’m anxious for begin my design for next years competition.


What I Live By

That Extra Half an Inch by the glamorous Victoria Beckham is a must for every girl to own. This book literally changed my life and the way I look at buying clothes. Her insightful advice helps every shape and size find the perfect pieces, even offering affordable alternatives for those of us who don’t have unlimited expenses for clothing. One of the most fashionable women in the world giving advice on how she rocks everything she wears… it’s a must for every girl even remotely interested in fashion!

Lauren Conrad’s Style Guide is one of the fantastic novels for teens and young women to carry themselves well in a classic and specific pieces to fit their personality. The former Laguna Beach and The Hills starlet has awed us with her dedication to fashion. Being a young women of LA it’s a challenge to stand out from the casual beachy look that most go for.

Both style guides can be purchased at Barns and Noble!


A Confident Celeb to Look Up To

One of my new favorite actresses is Ginnifer Goodwin, with her role in He’s Just Not That Into You and her role as the third wife on Big Love. Not only that but she portrayed Rachael, the loveable protagonist, of the book turned movie Something Borrowed. Her style is impeccable, fitting her short frame very well, and flattering her body type. Every look I’ve seen her in recently has been nothing short of stunning. She even is sporting a shorter pixie cut these days, getting rid of the long locks. Nevertheless, this starlet knows how to dress for any occasion.


Dressing a Friend for Less

Considering I aspire to be a Stylist sometime in my life, one of my good friends gave me the challenge of finding her a day and night look for less than a hundred dollars for an occasion swiftly coming up. Of course I was excited for the challenge, and the fact that I could have my very first client! So here is the look I came up with:

The dress is from Charolette Russe for $24.99, as are the shoes sold for $32.50 and the cardigan can be found at Forever 21 for$19.80. These pieces together will create the day look.

The same dress can be worn for a night out with friends with the bright orange shoe to add a bit of color. The shoes can be purchased at Charolette Russe for $15 with the purchase for the other pair.


For Those Who Love Books…

One of my favorite book series is Confessions of a Shopaholic, which is a great mix of humor, drama and (of course) lable dropping by the amazing main character Rebecca Blumewood. The writer of these fantastic books, Sophie Kinsella, has just written her sixth and final installment of the Shopaholic series. If you are into reader and/or fashion you must read this book!

And in 2009 the New York Times best seller became a Major Motion Picture, where Isla Fischer plaid the cunning shopaholic.