Thursday, August 21, 2014

Trend or Fad: Bejeweled Body Art

As the summer is slowly coming to an end, my memory has captured the sun-kissed beach scenes and bare tanned skin adorned with a swim-suit and a piece of gold, a staple in my jewelry collection.
But have I heard of bejeweled body art in the form of a temporary tattoo?? No!!
I accidentally stumbled upon a unique website FlashThat  that sells gorgeous golden pieces that you can stick to your skin and adorn your body for a few days! Savvy and inexpensive way of wearing a temporary jewelry piece! How adorable!
In your opinion, is it trend or fad?

All images by  FlashThat

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Look of the Day. Art and Tweed

The Fabric Project No.13 has come to life! For those of you who read frequently, you must know that I design and sew my own clothes. This time the skirt has been a challenge, due to its asymmetric nature and the naughty character of fabric. Summer tweed, even though so comfy to wear can become a heap of threads in creator's hands if not given respect and firm grip.
I discovered a local art district and thought the locale would make a great photo shoot. How cool is that to stroll by architecture decorated with over-sized paintings, and imagine yourself in an open-air museum.

Blouse & Skirt: designed and sewn by me| Necklace: Adia Kibur| Shoes: Steve Madden| Bracelets: vintage|
All images by DC2NYCo

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

DIY Embellished Sweatshirt

I love spring weekends and the outdoors. It's always been a dilemma what to wear to stay within my style,  without overdressing. Recently, I spotted trendy embellished sweatshirts, first worn by supermodels and then adopted by public. As the prices skyrocket for these little closet treasures, I thought it shouldn't be too hard to do in my studio for a fraction of the cost.

You will need:
1. Short-sleeve sweatshirt (I bought mine here)
2. Sew-on rhinestones (similar here)
3. Sewing supplies (needle, matching thread, scissors)
4. Ruler and pencil

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fabric Project No. 13. Spring Tweed

If you have read my blog for a while, you probably know by now that I'm a big skirt lover and wearer. So, as I browsed for this Spring skirt trends and ideas, the wrap skirt kept me intrigued. It definitely adds dimension to a silhouette, and possibilities with layering are limitless. And specifically, light-weight, so-called "summer tweeds" are entering the market now with a fresh dose of texture and pattern.
This is how Fabric Project No. 13 was born.
Here's my illustration of this project, and this time it's quite ambitious, as it involves two items, a skirt and a blouse. However, the designs are fairly simple, so I hope I can complete it in one weekend.

And, below is the inspiration skirts that stirred my creative juices. 

Stay tuned for a completed project!!

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

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