Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fabric Project No.15 "Black Floral"

As I mentioned in my last post I would work on my design for Fabric Project No.15. And here it is.
This black woven poly-blend fabric has been collecting dust in my studio drawers for months until I finally decided to put it to good use. I love the tropical flowers adorning this fabric, they look so festive and romantic. After research and inspiration of possible designs, I gravitated towards a shirt dress, something chic but with a touch of functionality considering I'm running around with a small child :) Hence, my creations boasts some flap pockets, a standing collar and a belt.
I can't wait to show you my finished design.

Stay tuned for "Look of the Day" Post featuring my design.

Image and illustration by DC2NYConfessions

Friday, August 28, 2015

Fabric Project Inspiration. Black Floral Print

It's been some time since I posted my "Fabric Project". Over the years it became an outlet for self expression, design creativity and inspiration. But it hasn't been forgotten especially since I look back to Look of the Day posts and rows of unique outfits in my closet. Since I had a baby things have shifted dramatically. If I said before that I didn't have enough time, now I really fall short. But I try to stay positive and find time, even if there's none. I'm inspired by many successful fashion bloggers who manage to jiggle motherhood and full time blogging. I promise I will start blogging more and won't give up.
Now, let's talk about my current fashion obsession. Fall is coming our way soon, so I started noticing many designers go back to a so called "country chic" style, particularly Black Floral Prints. I found a few dresses that look both chic and feminine. And luckily, I dug up a fabric that was given to me by a friend that has the same pattern. For years it sat in my studio, waiting for its fashion moment. And now the time has come. So, here's my inspiration board. These prices really amaze, but I feel lucky to make a dress at the fraction of the cost.

Dress design coming up next.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

DIY Jeweled Sandals

Summer is here. I've been a great fan of bling and also in love with Loeffler Randall brand and their bold shoe designs but obviously their prices are too high for my budget. Naturally, I got inspired to diy it at the fraction of the cost (entire project cost me under $50 including the shoes). I recently bought a pair of tan sandals and I thought they would pop with a splash of colored jewels. So, here we go...

You will need:
-Tan leather sandals (similar here)
-Acrylic cabochons with prongs in black and white (or your desired color) (similar here)
-E-6000 adhesive
-toothpick or matchstick for gluing

Step 1.
Begin gluing cabochons from the center of each sandal as shown.

Step 2.
Continue gluing, attaching each cabochon in desired pattern.

Step 3.
Finish attaching all the cabochons. Let dry for 8 hrs.

First image via here, the rest by DC2NYCo

Monday, April 6, 2015

Fall 2015 Color Trends

As Fashion Weeks marched the world the last couple of months, trend colors emerged for us, consumers to think about and keep in mind before the next season arrives. A few shades have caught my eye and became particular favorites for the Fall 2015 season. Among them are sophisticated and chic earth tones of Herb and Sage paired with comforting Oak Buff and finishing off with with invigorating Biscay Bay, robust Cayenne and rich Poppy.
Which is your favorite?

Images via here and editing by DC2NYCo

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Look of the Day. Chevron Cape (and Surprise)

This holiday season has not only brought many joyous moments but also has been extra special while expecting the greatest gift of all, an addition to our family. A baby girl. So I thought the cape would make a perfect cover up for the bump and give me the warmth and freedom of movement so desired in the last month of pregnancy. Wishing everybody a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2015!!

Images by DC2NYCo

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Art Plated.

This long weekend has probably been filled with yummy goodies for most of us on the Western hemisphere. What if the ingredients are masterfully juxtaposed on a plate to become too beautiful to eat? Some creative foodies, like Lauren Purnell, designed a series of food art plates named "Culinary Canvas" utilizing all kinds of fruit, veggies and herbs. The result is certainly an eye candy!
Hope, everyone had a great (and indulgent) Thanksgiving!

Images via here

Friday, November 14, 2014

Bundle Up for the Polar Vortex

Have you felt the so-called "November Polar Vortex" yet? I not only heard about it in my local weather report, but also felt the piercing wind and dreadful chill as soon as I peeked my nose into outdoors. As a fashionista, not only do I want to be cozy and warm in that frigid torment, I also want to style my look with a trendy appeal. I came across several recent editorials to serve an inspiration and a visual warmth. Indeed, fur (especially long and hairy) undeniably is an ongoing trend for chilly days like today and a long winter ahead.

Images via 12, 3,4, 5,6,7,8
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