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Styling a Hip Hop Period Piece. BTS of Planet Asia’s Music Video “Mystique”

3 Nov

I LOVE period pieces! I also LOVE hip hop! This music video was an awesome collaboration of seemingly different worlds. And yet it all flows very cleanly. I’m very happy to have worked on the wardrobe, and with some awesome people!

When Varras Tower (the director) approached me about this project, he initially asked about making the costumes from scratch. Of course my immediate concern was time and budget. A period piece set in the 1890s requires a lot of attention to detail on the wardrobe. We were faced with the dilemma of having looks that were authentic to the period, but still in budget and fitting to Varras’ vision. We decided on an original Victorian look with a pinch of goth and a dash of steampunk. The game plan being to purchase and rent reproduction costumes, mixed with some vintage items that I had in my collection, and a few of my hand made accessories to complete the looks.

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The Spring Pastel Trend! Plus- How to wear a Men’s hat!

22 Mar

hat 1One of my favorite Spring 2014 trends is the pastel colors! You can mix and match them with bolder colors and have a ton of fun with it! Cobalt blue is another hot color for Spring, holding on from last season- which I LOVE! I cannot get enough of cobalt blue!! Especially paired with gold, I just love it! So rich and vibrant!  Continue reading

Who created the BodyCon Dress? An Interesting History of the Body Conscious Style

4 Mar

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The Body con dress. It has become a go to look for a night out. But where did it originate? Who created the look of the body con? This question sent me on a study that went beyond my expectations. For the short version, watch the video. For all the juicy details of the origins of this “body conscious” silhouette, read on!

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My Top 3 Oscar Favorites! Oscar’s 2014 Fashion

3 Mar

Let me just say first of all that, fashion, like any other art form is a matter of opinion. Don’t you hate when people feel entitled to tear others down and make judgement calls on someone else’s style? Well, it’s Oscar season, so being that there is way too much of that going around, no best and worst found here. Only positivity and praise for the 3 dresses that I found most wonderful at last night’s Academy Awards.

In no particular order:

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What is Vintage? What is Retro? Style Why’s Answers!

27 Jan

What is considered truly vintage is highly debated. As a general rule, an item is considered vintage when it is older than 20 years. That’s right, currently anything from 1994 or before is considered vintage.

So what is retro? Retro by definition is involving, relating to, or reminiscent of things past; retrospective. But in fashion, we use it to define pieces from the 1950’s, 1960’s or 1970’s. This may also include items made to look like they are from that time period, but are actually modern.

I adore vintage clothing. Having a piece of history that you not only get to own, but wear and make part of the representation of your own personality is a wonderful feeling. The old saying “they don’t make ’em like they used to” applies very much to the fashion industry. Take a look at the construction of a gown from the 1940’s or a jacket from the 1960’s. Most pieces will look and feel surprisingly different in more ways than one.

Check out my video below, going a little more in depth on the topic, and be sure to subscribe to my channel! I will be posting videos VERY soon detailing vintage pieces from my own closet that I will be selling in my eBay store. Check out my current inventory here. Also, ask away with your style Q’s, I would love to help with your Style Why’s!!

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