From Concept to Finish

I’m a one-woman show with my hands on a zillion different projects.

The vast majority of them find completion. The ones that don’t generally didn’t shape up the way I expected or wanted and I take them back to the drawing board. I find it too easy at times as a creative person to go off in several different directions, which is actually fine behind the scenes. Before I can complete one project a new one has popped up in my mind, and sometimes writing it down or completing a sketch isn’t enough. I have to dive in to it, even if it means it gets set aside for another day once I’ve reached a midpoint.

What I need to communicate to the world is different. My concepts and creations have to be cleanly articulated into a nice neat bow. Now this is not a complaint – more like confirmation. I enjoy freedom of artistic expression, that’s my blessing and my gift.

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Fashion Inspiration And The Price Of Illusion

Admit it – it takes more than a little bit of work to be fabulous you. Yeah I’m talking to you!

The perfect hair, dress and makeup are investments in time, money and patience – drawing perfectly drawn black eyeliner is an art. Wearing four-inch heels all evening sometimes requires smiling through the pain, but we’ll do it because we know we look good.

If you need a little fashion pep talk from time to time, visit and bookmark this page – here’s one of my favorite quotes –

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” ― Coco Chanel

Read more at The Dapifer: 25 Inspirational Fashion Quotes for Creatives http://www.thedapifer.com/?p=24252

I already mentioned the price we sometimes pay for looking good – Joan Juliet Buck wrote a book about it and you can read the review here.

Victoria Beckham At Target And Cult Gaia

Great news for Victoria Beckham fashion fans – her line at Target will be expanded to include size 24. Kudos to her for considering women of all sizes.

Cult Gaia is making waves in the Los Angeles fashion world and Elle magazine has noticed. Their handbag is very popular –

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2000’s Fashion

As fashion time marches on, our return to 90’s fashion is being replaced with the fashion of the early 2000’s. What’s in store? According to Style.Mic, just about everything.

  • Boho-chic
  • Puka/Cowry shell necklaces
  • Rhinestoned clothing
  • Dresses and jeans (together)
  • Capris
  • Coyote Ugly style

If you want to know what the last one is, check out Style.Mic.

It’s Finally Spring

 

Soon we’ll be shedding coats and sweaters – are you ready? Although there’s often still a slight chill in the air at the beginning, spring time encourages us to shed those layers and show off our bright colors. Two spring trends I’m looking forward to – hats and bright yellow.