Spring will soon be upon us, and I’m already dreaming of sunny days,fresh flowers, and sun dresses.
To kick start the new season I have my newest lookbook to share with you all today, featuring looks for Spring!
I present, Trail blazer, a free-spirited,earthy Spring shoot. The innocence of youth meets rustic bohemian vibes in the setting of a cedar forest to create a laid back, care-free look that’s all the rage this season. Fringe, neutral tones and light-wash denim are the focal points of this look, as girls are encouraged to embrace their fun loving side and forget about their daily worries just long enough to take a frolic through the forest.
Models: Janica Lucas, Malissa Moniz, Rachael Hanna, Taylor Marcia, Carmina Bolinao,Lauren Steunenberg
I don’t know about you, but the first thing that comes to mind when I think of swimsuits is bone chilling rain and December.
Jokes, that’s not true at all.
But despite the unfitting weather, my fashion design class was hard at work on swim suits last month.
Before the Christmas break, we finished off our third semester of fashion design with a swim wear project. Each of us was responsible for designing and constructing a suit, cover-up, and swim wear catalog.
This was one of my favourite projects so far, and I’m really happy with how my suit turned out.
The Ellie suit is bubbly, frilly, and fun. Designed for a junior contemporary market, the Ellie suit encompasses all the fun of being a girl, while incorporating neon colours, a flirty silhouette, and just a little bit of sparkle.
Now all I need is some warm weather, a beach house, a pina colada, and a cute life guard to create the perfect scenario to wear my suit.
And if you live in Vancouver, a very large umbrella as well.
Tomorrow marks the first official day of Fall and I couldn’t be more excited! We got a bit of an extended Summer here on the West Coast, but I must say, I was looking forward to the cooler weather.
To celebrate the change of season I have something awesome to share with you guys: my first ever photoshoot!
I give you, Ebony, a Fall lookbook styled by yours truly.
The deep blacks, whites, and blues play off of each other to create a muted colour pallet reminiscent of the fall sky and the basic pieces are layered to demonstrate the beauty of carefully orchestrated simplicity, all captured in a serene, natural setting to emphasize the overall organic feel of the collection.
As of last night I am officially done my first year of fashion school!
*insert hallelujah chorus here*
I had an amazing first two semesters with amazing people and I’m very thankful for the relaxing break I get before heading back for my graduating year.
Each year the graduating class presents their pieces along with a final collection in a large scale fashion show at the end of their last semester. As a first year student I have the opportunity to work backstage during the show, helping with the models and dressing.
Last night was the big show and I must say, I had a blast. We did a matinee at 2:00 followed by an evening show at 7:00. The whole thing was a great learning experience. I was taught all about what goes into a show, as well as what a professional backstage atmosphere feels like.
My job was to dress a group of four models. This means I was in charge of a rack of numbered outfits and my responsibility was to ensure each model got out of their previous outfit and into their next one on time and with all the correct pieces, accessories, and shoes. The graduating designers also gave us input on how they wanted their garments to be styled for the runway, and as a dresser it was my job to replicate their desires on the models I was assisting.
Although chaotic at times, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The models were fantastic and this years graduating class created amazing looks for the show. I honestly loved them all! Below are some pictures of the whole backstage experience, as well as some pictures of rehearsals. The pictures were provided to me by the University of the Fraser Valley, so all credit goes to their photography team.
Next year I’ll be out from behind the scenes and my collection will be featured in the show! I’m both super duper excited and terrified. I can’t believe I’ll be graduating as a designer this time next year!
With school out I’ve got lots of posts planned, and finally time to write them!
Today’s post is all about valentines day!….don’t tell me you didn’t see that coming.
I’m hopping on the band wagon and dedicating a post to this lovely holiday of hearts and pink. A fashion post, to be exact. I’ve put together 4 different valentines day looks for 4 different styles. Hopefully you guys can draw some inspiration from these outfits to aid in your search for the perfect V-day look!
All of these outfits can be easily recreated with items you already have in your closet, or purchased fairly inexpensively. This particular lookbook was meant more for inspiration, so I didn’t want to bog it down with lists of store names and prices. However, if you want to know where anything’s from, just comment below! I’m more than happy to share it with you!
Look #1: Girly
Look #2: Casual
Look #3: Edgy
Look #4: Glamorous
And there you go! I hope this post helped spark some valentines day creativity in your closet.
Have a great rest of the week, and a wonderful Valentines Day,