Thursday, May 19, 2011

Walking the Runway!

Tonight, was the first time I had a dress I designed walk the runway! My final pattern making project walked in Hemline's fashion show and it won 1st place out of the Junior class designs! 

I have a video, and a few more pictures, but they're on a different camera so they'll get up another time. I'm  currently getting ready for the move to NYC! 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Do You Have What it Takes?

I just got an email with this flyer...

So it seems like the people over at Project Runway are getting ready to film a new season! Last weekend I was watching some reruns and I'm super excited for another season. While, I'm not apply for the upcoming season, one day I may decided to apply to the show, but at this point, there is still so much I need to learn before taking a shot at it. What about you? Anyone out there looking to apply?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Challenge: 5 easy pieces, that coordinate to be worn on a weekend trip. Pieces must be able to easily convert from day to night and be suitable for your destination.

The Result...

Sorry for the poor quality picture, its from my phone.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Nail Polish of the Week: Laced Up

So I finally got around to trying Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips. I heard a lot of good things about these, many of the girls in my pattern making class had tried them and loved them.  I wasn't sure at first because they cost $10 for a set and I could buy a new nail color for $8. But you can get some pretty cool designs that you wouldn't be able to achieve with polish, so thats where I decided to go ahead and get some polish strips. 

 The stickers took me a few tries to get used to before getting the hang of it, I probably should have watched the video on the Sally Hansen website. I even decided to time myself, I think I ended up taking about 30 minutes to put them on. I heard other people only took them like 5 minutes.  None the less, they were still a lot quicker than when I paint my nails. 

The nails lasted me about 6 days, on the last day I had my interview for my internship, so I was plenty nervous and started picking at them. They probably would have lasted a little while longer had I not gotten nervous. 

I would probably do these again, but I would only do the prints, I wouldn't pay for the solid colored ones. 


After a couple of weeks of waiting, I got some really awesome news Friday night! I was offered an internship with a high end designer in New York this summer! I am super excited and cannot wait to move up to NYC for the summer and be able to blog from  New York all summer long! 
The family got me my fav flowers. 

Monday, February 28, 2011


Currently, I'm in my second pattern making course and I am super excited because as our final project we get to design and make a dress. Even though the end of the semester is in May, we are already starting to get our designs finalized.

This is my working sketch, I'm still tweaking things, playing with armholes and things like that. 

I found this fabric at Mood which I really really really want to use, but its $14 a yard, and on top of an underlay, lining and notions... it would make the dress really expensive. So I'm going to have to really think, maybe look around for something cheaper, and start saving. 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Wedding Bells!

Anna & J 
are getting Married!

So Anna and J are finally getting married! With Anna planning on going to Law School in the fall, we must delve right into wedding planning. The wedding is slated for June 2012 and the venues have been narrowed down to two. 

The first, is Boudreaux's, it offers an endless buffet, a wedding coordinator, use of candles, some florals, and overall is a very large space. Like every place, it has it's downfalls; its an older venue,and the location is  not ideal as it isn't close to a hotel. 

The second venue, Lod Cook Alumni Center, is located on the LSU campus, with a wonderful view of the LSU lakes. It is a newer venue, with a hotel just steps away, its located pretty close to the church as well. The downfalls of Lod Cook include, no wedding coordinator, not allowed to use candles, and no decorations are included. 

So, leave your thoughts, and suggestions in the comments!  

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Nail Polish of the Week: Black Shatter

OPI just came out with their new Katy Perry inspired colors, and of course I had to have some! I got Teenage Dream, a pink glitter and Black Shatter, one of the coolest colors I have. 

You start off with a blank slate of any color, the little sister did it with a hot pink, I chose to stick with classic black and white. 
I did two coats of white then let the nails fully dry. Once dry, apply one coat of Black Shatter... 
sit back and watch, the shatter effect happens pretty quickly. In the time that it took me to put down the brush and pick up the camera, it had already shattered a lot, Example A: picture 1.

I had trouble finding the Katy Perry nail polish, I usually get mine at Ulta, but they either didn't have it yet or weren't going to carry it. I found it at Trade Secret and also on Amazon. 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Nail Polish of the Week: Fash Pack

I forget where I heard it first, but I'd heard about the nail polish brand Butter London, and I definitely wanted to try it. However, I just heard about it and never really looked into where I could get some. Then I was browsing Ulta's website, and came across the Butter London line. At $15 a bottle, its my most expensive nail polish, but its definitely one of my favorites. I chose Fash Pack, which was described on the butter London website as "An edgy and unusual colour. Putty meets mushroom. Sounds strange and wrong, but somehow it works, like deep fried Mars bars. (an actual English delicacy)."

It delivered, I have finally found my long sought after Putty colored polish.  I am most def going to be wearing this color for a while. 
Earlier in the week, my nails were painted Essie's Chubby Cheeks, which is and orange/coral color. I think the picture made it look more orange than it truly is, but not by much. 

And I finally found something to hold all my nail polishes! Although, its already mostly full and I'll probably have to get something else soon. Oh well it works for now.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Nail Polish of the Week: Jade is the New Black

Its been awhile and then I don't even post a good picture, I post a phone picture. Oh, well. Its almost time for back to school, next Tuesday, so time again to get back to the routine. 

This week's color is OPI's Jade is the New Black, its a great  jade green color although the picture makes it look a little blue. 

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