Fashion designers often find inspiration in the works of interior designers, so I was more than thrilled when DCOTA (Design Center Of The Americas) Invited me to be part of their fashion show and asked me to create two outfits inspired by an interior designer and his fabrics. They paired me with John Roselli & associates showroom and with the works of John Robshaw,who is famous for his woodblock printing techniques, his mix of fabrics and textures and his perfect use of color; Take a look at some of his ads below; I love them for being so quirky, fun and different! and of course, they remind me of India and that I really need to go there soon.
To me this project is a lot of fun and although it is definitely out of my comfort zone because I rarely work with prints, I’m sure it will push me to create something outside of the box. It took me seconds to take inspiration from the fabrics (all hand printed in India) and pictures from John Robshaw’s blog and ads!
The fashion show will be in two weeks on January 30th, but I wanted to give you a little sneak peek of the finished sketches! Take a look and wish me luck, because crazy work weeks are coming up!
I hope you find inspiration in John’s work as well, maybe to try a little woodblock printing, or design out of you comfort zone some amazing print clashing outfits!
♣Wish Me Luck♣
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Daniella, our fabulous merchandiser, and a self-described “beauty-freak” picks her favorite items from Carolina Benoit’s store… We’re all fighting over her picks!
Dani’s first outfit inspired by a Sunday stroll was to die for! All the team was crazy about her dress, which she bought at a vintage shop in Ibiza. This cute vintage dress was the perfect match for our Lola Bow belt! (and main inspiration for our Spring 2013 collection) And what about her prim and neat nude Miu miu pumps? All we’re saying is we wish for more Sundays when we can dress like this!
While changing and putting on makeup, Daniella pulled out our turban headband! She looked so natural with it! We had to make it part of the photo-shoot! We are thinking of re-making the turbans for the holidays! What do you think? Should we?
Her second outfit is perfect for Miami: electric blue top, white denim pants, and killer YSL’s, so simple and easily put together but still very sartorial! We specially loved the details at the neck of this blouse! Studs for the holidays are a must! (you can shop for the shirt HERE)
The silk chiffon slit dress was her choice to go to dinner, and you can’t really see it here, but she paired the dress which has a slit at the front, with a delicate french lace bra. We loved how she found the balance between sensual and classic without trying too hard; Isn’t that what we are all looking for? (Shop for the dress HERE)
Styling: Daniella Garcia, Assistant Photo-shoot: Slava Album, Photography: Jackie Segedin.
A special thank you to Jackie, our very talented and passionate photographer, you can follow her on Facebook HERE, and twitter: @Threebrooklyn, and her website: www.threebrooklyn.com
Thank you Sushi Siam Brickell for allowing us to take pictures.
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Project is the other show by WWD Magic where up and coming designers from around the world showcase their collections…
The bags by AG were chic enough to carry all the brochures and info, plus my ipad.
The emerging designers showcase! My favorite!
Tweeting about magic? Use #fashn4all
I had the opportunity to meet with Kaitlyn Barclay, she is the community marketing manager at www.copious.com, one of the up and coming shopping and selling platforms, strongly promoted at WWD Magic for their innovation.If you love shopping online but cannot seem to find the right item then, join copious and curate your own shopping page in a way similar to Pinterest.
At last, PROJECT Love is a curated area hosting fashion brands that are successfully integrating philanthropy into their business model… Click here to now more about this
♥Coming Up: FALL 13/14 Trends♥
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I can’t contain my happiness of being able to visit WWD MAGIC this year! I took many pictures for all of us who dream of being part of this amazing show in the future.
For all of you who don’t know about Magic, it is a fashion trade show dedicated to the Ready-To-Wear, business, trends and Buying aspects of fashion. I believe it holds the same or even more importance than New York Fashion Week.
I loved the succulent displays at Dylan, the clothing was out of this world!
I was very surprised to see the oversized flowers that Design Sponge and Ruche placed on the spotlight, now being displayed all over the show! They really give a new dimension to the clothing!
Window Shopping anyone?
My favorite fashion show was the swimwear fashion show, where delicate swimsuits show what’s to come Spring 2013
The Darling display was one of the best ones! And the oh! so delicate clothing and accessories stole my heart.
I hated the closed booths, however this one turned heads!
As a designer, it is an energizing experience! I am very glad I didn’t miss it and that I will be attending every year!
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Although WWDMAGIC, SOURCING, PROJECT and all the shows take most of my time, I can’t deny myself the tourist moments here in Las Vegas…
Las Vegas Blvd at 7am
Gelato from Cocolini at the Venetian Hotel
I Love the bright colors of these machines!
The pink polka elephant in the room at Marc Jacobs
Cesar’s Palace wearing a skirt from my Spring Collection (Etsy) The timeless J.crew denim shirt, and a Gap military jacket
Handpainted Venetian Masks
This trip has been an amazing learning experience for me! Attending WWDMAGIC completely changed my “fashion mind” and I can’t wait to post all the different shows, designers, and information so you feel like you are learning here with me!
In the meantime, on my brakes, I have taken pictures of the “romantic” side of Las Vegas… Enjoy them, and don’t forget to enter the Las Vegas giveaway!
♥ Trends (F/W13-14) ♥ Made IN America ♥ Up & Coming Designers ♥
Thank you for reading me!
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This week I will be traveling to Las Vegas, for WWD Magic and Sourcing at Magic. I am so exited to bring you all the trends and new designers who are waiting to be found, but even more exited to visit The fabulous Las Vegas. I have been so exited about my trip that I decided to create a nice giveaway around it…
1. Leave a Comment Below letting me know if you have been to Las Vegas, and if so, what was your favorite thing to do there.
2.You MUST Like me on Facebook and
(please read the below carefully)
3. Upload and POST a picture of yourself in an outfit on my FACEBOOK WALL and tell me why it represents Las Vegas!!! IT NEEDS TO BE THE FULL OUTFIT, not just of your upper half of your body.
Winners will be chosen by their outfit pictures and announced on August 31st.
More than 10 people have to participate in order for somebody to win, so invite your friends!
**Open to both US & International readers .
*** Your name on both your FB Page and when you leave me a comment has to match up (If they are different please note that on the comment or pix)
The winner will get a choice of ANY $50.00 item from my online store or Miami store or a giftcard of the same value
I love to dress up and blend into the city when I travel, that’s why I chose this KT JEAN dress to represent Las Vegas. The dress is sexy, sparkly and perfect for the night! I love the delicate glittery polka dots, and super soft tulle fabric… Like KT JEAN HERE she is one of my favorite up and coming designers!
Bonne Chance! and don’t forget to leave me Las Vegas Tips!!! ♥
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Today was an amazing day! I went for a walk on Brickell Bay, and got some gorgeous apricot roses from my husband for no special reason! They opened beautifully! I desperately needed the rest this weekend, because I’ll be working like crazy this week, and traveling next week to a secret destination, which I will be revealing soon, (I am having a giveaway around my trip so get exited!)
What did you do this weekend? How do you make an average weekend special?
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