Wednesday, December 10, 2014
This is a wedding I did a while back. The bride's name is Natasha, she is beautiful inside and out. Wedding gigs are always fun because there is soo much going on and all the bride has to do is sit and get pampered on her wedding day. Granted there are some bridezillas out there, Natasha wasn't one at all. She was really calm and enjoyed every minute getting ready with her bridesmaids. I was honored when she asked me to do her makeup for the wedding. I unfortunately forgot to take my own pictures that day, so when the photographer sent her these, I decided to make sure I would save a few for my portfolio. I currently don't have the photographer's information but when I do I will be sure to post it incase anyone is interested. Also to give her credit.
It has been a while since I last posted something. It has been four years to be exact. Just a quick recap of what I've been doing for the past few years, I am a makeup artist for Sephora. I've been in the company for a little over 3 years. I love my job, and there has been a lot of growth as well. This blog was created to bring you with the latest trends in fashion and beauty. I will also add in life style, fitness and anything else that I am currently in to. I hope that you enjoy :)
Monday, December 13, 2010
Prefall2011 Mod fashion
This trend is a repeat of history. It applies to fashion because fashion always repeats itself. In fall 2011 this trend will be very big. It has started a little now. In the streets I see a lot of mod clothing, even the patterned motif on dresses or blouses. Diane Von Furstenberg does an excellent job carrying on this trend. Her 2011 fall collection consist of knee length skirts long sleeve blouses with printed scarves, dresses with geometric motifs and knee high boots with leg warmers/tights. Michael Kors and BGBG also have a little more modern approach to this concept. BCBG has color blocked dresses and skirts matched up with blouses. Michael Kors has more tailored pants, crops and jackets with knit long sleeved dresses and tops.
Visually this concept is very clean and it would merchandise really well. Fabrics used for this trend are mixed prints, chunky knits, sheer fabrics. Colors used for the concept are :
n Blitzed Red
n Woody orange
n Money green
n Psychedelic pink
n Stoned blue
n Clean teal
n Yellow sponge
n Primo black
The lifestyle and culture that the customer carries through is very earthy laid back, modern and fun. Target customer would be 20s-40s. It’s a wide range for age but every age group would add their own twist. For a day time look chunky knits with mixed prints would be ideal. Night time look would be dresses that are either long or short and high wasted. Work would be skirts or pants/crops with a clean cut sweater.
Monday, November 22, 2010
The boutique I chose to visit for this weeks assignment is Girl Talk Clothing, located in The Orchard at the Arbor shopping center of El Toro road in Lake forest. I had never been inside before but i have driven past it a few times. Its a cute little store/boutique. I found a lot of thing I like. Window displays were effortless, and went along with the whole holiday theme. Luckily the owner Ivy was there and I had the chance to talk to her about her store. She was really nice and open to the idea of blogging about her store. The trends I saw in her store were lace and femininity and a lot of piecing things together by accessorizing. She had a lot of cute dresses and of course lots and lots of denim. The brand that sells the most is Miss Me. So far that is her number one seller. Ivy does a really good job in keeping up with the trends but she also keeps the demographics in mind by trying to cater to the location and the type of people that come in. I can see myself coming in again to shop untill i drop!!!!!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Apparelnews.net is a publication site that is filled with a lot of useful information for trend forecasters and just about anyone who is a fashionista. The website also has a subscription but it is a little bit pricey, but anyone can still access information on all the news and current trends. Apparelnews.net is based in
and it gives you the scoop on fashion week, people and trends, and information about the industry. As a future trend forecaster this website really helps me a lot because it gives me all the information I need. It talks about beauty, accessories, shoes, textiles, trade shows, etc. It also gives me a calendar of upcoming events incase I would like to go or even just to keep an eye for it. The website also has articles on where the industry stands economy wise and what certain corporations are doing about it. This is good to know because if the economy is bad you want to find money saving ways to still move the trends forward. It is good to know about local places and what is the trend of a certain area and California California apparel news does an excellent job in keeping us updated because it is all bout what is happening in and in local cities. California
I definitely recommend this site to any future forecasters because it is really helpful and they also have a free email newsletter that keeps you updated on all the scoops and news there is to know about this fabulous industry.