Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring 2014 Jewelry Trends

This year spring is arriving late, and exciting jewelry trends are already marching into stores. This season is all about self-adornment, a personal statement and vibrant color spectrum.
I identified the following trends that I'm swooning over this season, and can't wait to go shopping for these in the near future.



    

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Beach Mode

As the winter is stubbornly holding its grip on the East Coast with more snow predictions on the way, the calender firmly reads "March", hence the beginning of spring. Many people I know already dream about sun, white powdery sand and turquoise waters in a touristy island, or some kind of tropical paradise. So the message is clear-- the Beach Mode is upon us.
Somewhere far away, in Western Australia, a typical beach scenery has been (so to speak) "embellished" by the 10th Annual Exhibition of Modern Sculpture. To me this is absolutely stunning what the artists from around the world have laid out among sand and palm trees, utilizing the beach scene as the medium for placing objects against surface. Looking at them transforms my reality into a true Beach Mode.


Images via here and here

Thursday, February 13, 2014

DIY {Last Minute} Valentine Card

Dear Friends!
Valentine's Day is tomorrow and while we're snowed in on the East Coast, the message of Love is already spreading and warming our hearts. I always strive to create a personalized card for my sweetheart, and {almost} always at the last minute. Today my original plan was ditched into piles of snow, and I couldn't buy the supplies I had anticipated... until next year I suppose. So, I went into my studio working with bits and pieces, and my imagination and creativity brought this card to life!


You will need:

1. Brown blank card and envelope
2. Scraps of newspaper and craft paper
3. Glue stick
4. Heart-shaped whole punch
Also, you will need a ruler, pencil, marker

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Tree People

A Maryland photographer Clark Vandergrift  has produced a collection of artwork inspired by deep forest... and people. “I still look at the outdoors and the woods as a magical place. There’s a certain air, an essence, that’s impossible to describe or capture in a photograph. You just have to experience it … a combination of the smell of the place, the sights and sounds.”- says Mr. Vandergrift in an interview with Washington Post
“Tree People” aspires to render that magic. It recreates the connection between humans and nature, reminding the world of the unity and integration between living creatures and wilderness.
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images via here

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Look of the Day. Zebra Silhouette


Hello. My "Leopard Silhouette" dress aka Fabric Project No.12 has come to life. This dress sure shows some skin and very versatile for winter or summer.


Dress: Designed and sewn by me| Jacket: designed and sewn by me| Boots: 548 Saks| Purse: Deux Lux| Bracelet: Ann Taylor| Necklace: Amrita Singh| Rings: vintage| Sunglasses: House of Harlow 1960

Monday, December 16, 2013

DIY Christmas Wreath

We are nearly a week away from Christmas, and last minute decorations are underway, so they should be easy yet stunning and unique enough for a personal touch. I wanted to decorate my front door with a fun wreath, however, I didn't want to place just another "classic round furry circle with some red bows" just like the neighbors'...so, I found some inspiration on Etsy, like this Scandinavian-inspired bouquet in a birch vase.

Holiday Berry Wreath $85 by aniamelissa
I couldn't find the birch bark to make it exact, also I wanted to quickly create something in time for holidays, so I used an alternative tin container found in Michael's and the project turned out as easy as 1-2-3. It took me literally 30 minutes to complete this project.



Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Fabric Project No.12. Zebra Silhouette

I must admit this year has been very busy, and I almost neglected my baby blogger project but missed blogging terribly. However, on the positive note, I'm trying to get back on track, create new designs for my wardrobe and update my closet with exciting pieces.
Fabric Project No.12 has been in inception stage for some weeks now. Just recently I visited a fabric store and I got mesmerized by the zebra print I found. I thought, "That would make a cute dress!" You probably know by now that I'm a dress and skirt kinda gal.

Also, being a devoted trend follower, I've been spotting contour dresses left and right, those kind that accentuate women's curves and create an illusion of slimmer silhouette. I've been dreaming about such a dress for some time, so here it is.

The inspiration was Parker Contour Colorblock Dress, originally priced at $320

Parker Contour Colorblock dress $320

And here's my tweaked design! I wanted to experiment with shape and add a front cut out detail to increase body consciousness and appeal.


**Design Board created by DC2NYCo.

Stay tuned for a completed garment!!

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