My Harness Bag

This is part of my class assignments for the ParsonsXTeenVogue Fashion Industry Essentials certification program.  It will be costing the bag I’ve designed,  showing you how to sew, use fusible interfacing to give your bag stability, and give you tools and tips to help you complete your sewing project.  Be sure to subscribe to my…

Lou Dalton Fall/Winter 2016 Men’s London Fashion Week FW16 LFW

Lou Dalton’s Fall/Winter 2016 Men’s London Fashion Week collection was full of brown and   cream plaid, brown, and black looks.  Ill-fitting pants, and fuzzy shirts and pants that looked like dirty old teddys.  It wasn’t an elevated, well executed or well tailored collection- the fabric selection and silhouettes looked amateur. Had it been edited down I…

Fashion Rebel: American Gypsy 

  Gypsy Personified: as I am an American Gypsy, I was inspired by New Age & Occult Symbolism, referencing the pop culture notion of the Gypsy. Tools of divination in my outfit: Ouija Planchett Necklace, Ouija & Palm Reader Tank Top, Crystal Ball Necklace, contrasted by the whimsy of the pastel goth inspiration, ring pop ring,…

Neo Nineties: Reinventing Retro

The nineties are back in full swing, and we see many different references to a time gone bye. Plaid, leather pants, goth, grunge, smudged eyeliner- not to mention the subculture play on the era, with pastel goth, soft grunge, neo goth. For my Parsons Teen Vogue Assignment, I created a Pinterest with the same title…

Joie De Vivre

The things which bring us joy and ecstasy in life must be the things we pursue to the ends of the earth.  Whether they be the small things, or the grandiose- they are what gives life it’s zest, flavor, the joie de vivre. I am enjoying the Parsons Teen Vogue Fashion Industry Essentials Certification, and…

Sportif: Athletic Inspired

For my Parsons Teen Vogue Fashion Industry Essentials Certification Program, I decided to take inspiration from the shift away from purely athletic workout clothing, to the more fashionable look men workout in nowadays…well, the stylish guys anyways. I’m wearing my own graphic t-shirt design, Phillip Lim 3.1 French Terry Joggers, White Black and Silver Nike’s, a…

ParsonsXTeenVogue Fashion Industry Certification Program

Day 1 was a fail: They didn’t give me my login info. Day 2: Overview of the Program, features, 1st course Intro to Visual Style Day 3: Assignments  I’ve just started the Parsons Teen Vogue Fashion Indistry Essentials Certification, which is a five course program. How it’s laid out: Online Video. The Teen Vogue Handbook….

Back To School: Parsons X Teen Vogue

Tis the season to be learning; I’ve enrolled in the Parsons X Teen Vogue Fashion Certification Program. I’m very excited to learn from industry professionals, including Aliza Licht (DKNY PR Girl, now by her own name on Twitter), Rebecca Minkoff, Angela Gao (DKNY), Francesca Sammaritano (Calvin Klein, GFT), Amy Astly (Editor-in-Chief, Teen Vogue),  Andrew Bevan…

What Fashion Means to Me as a Designer and Blogger

Fashion, design, sewing- they’ve always been a source of inspiration, creative expression, even necessary skills passed down from my mother who taught me how to sew.  She taught my younger brothers and I how to mend a hem, reattach a button, iron, all when we were young children.  She imparted upon us the skills she…

Ethics in Fashion: Labor and Environmental Concerns

The True Cost of Labor: In the past few years, we’ve heard of several buildings collapsing in India, as well as stories of workers being burned alive after having been locked inside factories that caught fire.  Underpaid, beaten, and forced to work in terrible conditions within dilapidated or unstructurally sound buildings, factory workers toil away…