Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Friday, November 9, 2012
Hey guys, its been quite a while hasn't it? Almost a year I'm afraid to admit. Where has the time gone? I graduated college almost a year ago and since then I've had a lot of time to think about what the next step is for me. Post-college is probably the awkwardest stage of life, right up there with your pre-teens. You're not in school anymore, and even though you have a job and bills, you still don't feel like an adult. My solution? Going back to school. The last year off has been good for me, but I've decided to apply to the Fashion Institute of Technology and see what comes my way. Above are a few designs from the portfolio I submitted. As you can see, I've grown a penchant for polka-dots, yellow accents, and leather panels.
Check out the rest of my portfolio on my pin board on Pinterest: [HERE]
I'd have to say the hardest part of the application was the garment sewing test. Having only sewn mostly plushies before, its quite different trying to make something that has an actual purpose and can be worn. I decided to make a pair of high-waisted shorts with a scalloped hem. Its also got pockets and an invisible side zipper. Not bad for my first pair of pants!
Monday, December 12, 2011
A week or so ago, a friend in studio launched her own handmade jewelry line as her final project. She needed someone asap to pose for a few pictures wearing some of the jewelry for her catalog. While clearly I'm not the most professional model, it was still a fun shoot. We conquered the undeveloped patch of woods across from a park in town. It was a little treacherous at first, but we braved forward!
For her project, Alyssa not only handmade each necklace, but created the logo for the etsy site, designed the print catalog, built a window display, printed business cards, and put together the cute packaging for the necklaces. The inspiration for her line was inspired by southwestern native american motifs. Each piece is made of birch-wood or plexiglass that has been laser cut and features details like glitter, skull beads, or natural stones.
I like that each piece is unique. I think my favorite necklaces are the gold glitter plexiglass triangle or the birch-wood triangle with the white skull. And how could you not fall love with the little cute faces of the raccoon and fox? Take a look at the designs below and come check out her etsy shop: Weeko Mika Designs
Thanks for reading!
***NOTE: If you can't find one of the necklaces you want above on the etsy shop, message her because it probably hasn't been uploaded yet. Or it might be sold out, so ask her if she can make an order for you!***
Friday, December 2, 2011
 Macbook Photoshop hotkeys laptop keyboard cover @Photojojo
 Soot (from Spirited Away) plushie cell phone holder @FocalPrice
 Yellow gemstone cocktail ring @Ebay
 Wonder Woman travel coffee cup @Amazon
 Cat Eye vintage eyeglasses @Etsy
 Fashion history book @Amazon
 Typography Workbook @Amazon
 Star Wars long-sleeve tee (s) @Forever21
 Grey/Yellow reversible comforter (full/queen) @Target
 Striped sweater (s) @Target
 Suede ankle boots (6) @Charlotte Russe
Its that time of year! I've just ransacked the holiday aisle at Target leaving with 3 sparkly gift bags and an R2D2 Christmas bobble head. I'm excited about the DIY gifts I have planned to make for friends and family. And currently I'm drowning in end of the semester schoolwork, drinking hot chocolate, and listening to christmas carols on pandora. Yep. Its December.
Are you ever too old to make a christmas wishlist? I think not.
This year, only simple fun things make the list!
Hope you're having a great start of December and if you're in college, good luck on finals and have a safe trip home for the holidays!