50’s Diner Date-Part II

I love the vintage flair that’s in trend right now. I’ve always been partial to this style, but never fully incorporated it into my daily look. Perhaps it’s due to wearing scrubs roughly 90% of my waking hours, but in any event, I decided that this season I’m going to start. And to help motivate me to break out of my normal routine, I designed some fashion sets, starting with the 50s era. I’m using old Diner Menus as the backgrounds and I really love how they are turning out. Last week, I illustrated a set that took place in a “Vixen-ish” Diner. So to change things up, my second set or scene, for this matter, regards a first date. It’s almost becoming a mini story where one of the girls from the first set meets her “prince charming” and in my second set, she is on this date. However, this is no ordinary first-date. Of course not…..who wants to see that. Look closely at the menu and decide for yourself what is going on. Enjoy!

Below, you will see the newest set first, followed by the “Vixen-ish Diner.” If you want more ideas on Vintage style and flair, you can follow me here.

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Adam Saaks…A.K.A Adam Scissor Hands

Perhaps, I’m the only one on the planet that hasn’t seen this video or heard of this man. However, in case there are some of you that haven’t witnessed the ingenuity of Adam Saaks‘ work, then please proceed.  His talent with scissors cannot be dismissed. I don’t know what I love more the fact that his unique vision creates dramatic and architectural pieces of clothing or the fact that he has an amazing precision with these shears. Either way, I admire his creative concepts. The video below demonstrates this talent and its done live. And for those of you that are hooked, I provided some other photos of his work. Enjoy!

Different Approach to the Tulle Skirt

When I paint or practice my art, for the matter, I tend to lean towards an unconventional style. It’s my release into worlds that I don’t  approach in my daily life. It’s an amazing avenue to fantasize a different world without judgement or shame. I made these three sets on areas that I consider alternative, in that, they break the aesthetical conception of what was determined correct at their time. Each one confronts a design conception of the previous one and I used a tulle skirt as a connector to play with the same “object” in the three moments. Enjoy!

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50’S DINER DATE

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PUNK on SATURDAY NIGHT

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NIGHT AT THE OPERA IN STEAMPUNK

Must Have Jackets for this Spring

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The easiest way to bring an edge to your wardrobe this season is to rock a jacket and most importantly, a Bomber Jacket. These little numbers come in an array of styles from limitless lace, to puristic plaid and even must-have metallic. But how do you fit this into your style? Want a girly number then pair it with a skater skirt and knee high boots. Or, if you are trying to rock your inner diva then grab a pair of leather pants with stilettos. However, if you are like me and just want a comfy, no-fuss look then pair jeans with flats and it can be sophisticated enough. Check out what I paired with these jackets to help you this spring. And again, you can follow me on Polyvore for where you can get all of these items. Enjoy!

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One-Piece Suits are Here to Stay…and I’m Happy.

Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 5.02.09 AMIt’s getting to that season again, well, in Houston I can say this right now. And whether you like it or not, one-pieces are making a comeback. Maybe they won’t outshine the bikini, but they are a close second and they’re no longer considered “mom-ish,” which I use that with caution considering how many of my friends are mothers and most importantly, stylish. If you are looking for something that shows less skin but has the added effect of sexy and sophistication, than these are the suits for you. However, don’t be fooled that they don’t offer less, especially when some of my own bikinis are made of more material. Below I offer some tips on how to pair some of my favorite one-pieces with accessories or ways to go from “day to night.” Is this a look you will try this summer? Let me know. Enjoy!

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The Beast You’ve Made Me

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Polyvore

Most of you know, by now, that I have a passion for painting.  However, the task of setting up and the time used to clean up, leaves me with virtually nothing to actually paint. This is where I love Polyvore. No messy clean up and with the touch of a button you can use your imagination to create whatever you see fit. Above is something I quickly did on it. I started out with wanting to do a “Little Red Riding Hood” theme, but after selecting my different backgrounds, I realized that I wanted to do  goth this time.  And, Below, you will see the effect that the Nashville filter on Instagram has on it. I’m still deciding if I like the filter or not but I’m pleased with my 30 minutes of work. What do you guys think and do use Polyvore for more than just fashion? Enjoy!

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Spring Essentials…All White and Done Right.

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Dressed completely in black can look classy and sophisticated, but when it comes to spring, the white-on-white, monochromatic look can be just as chic. Whether you’re going to work or Sunday brunch, its an easy, no-hassle way to look polished. The key to this style is adding accessories or even a pair of heels with a little pop of color. Below, I made a couple of looks that can be worn in the office, a night out, daytime or lounging with your girls. All of this was made on Polyvore, which you can follow me here. I also added a photo of myself in a similar look that was taken this past weekend. Enjoy!

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