March 29, 2013

PVC DIY MINI BAG

 
Here are the instructions on how to make the PVC Mini Bag. I hope that you will like, and will try it out; if you do let me know how it looks! You can make it as big or as small as you want. My bag to be exact is 13.5 x 8 inches.  I gave a half inch for my sewing. I like this because it is different than all the transparent clutches that I have been seeing on blogs, on the streets. Above all I appreciate how simple and minimalistic it looks.



March 25, 2013

WHITE + WHITE




 WEARING: DIY Crop Top, American Apparel High Waist Zipper Jeans + Hoodie, DIY PVC Bag, Margiela Necklace worn as a bracelet and Aldo Shoes.


For those of you who follow me on twitter, you will know that I have finished the collection Woohoo!! It is certainly an awesome feeling to see everything hanging and ready. Since I am done the collection, I am in desperate need of catching up with both sleep, and my friends. I started with the latter and had a few (or many) celebratory drinks Friday night, followed by a girl's night on Saturday. It was so great to see everyone and to sip exotic, well crafted drinks.

Another good thing about being done with the labour intensive part of putting a collection together is that I have some time for my hobbies. DIY is one of my favourite things to do and I just have not had the time. I thrifted a men's button up shirt and made it into a LS crop top, I also found time to make a PVC bag (if you like/want I can show the instructions on how to make one). Last thing, these photos were taken by Susanna Corniani, she will be taking the photos for my new collection when the weather is more appropriate. Check out her beautiful photography here.

March 18, 2013

DARK SHADOWS





WEARING: Melissa Araujo Over Sized Tunic, Zara Chiffon Top, American Apparel Lame Matte Leggings, Calvin Klein Clutch and Ray-Ban Sunnies.

Over exposed in the early cold sun of Spring in contrast with the dark shadows. Trying to maintain a balance with my thoughts. I am sure you all go through the happy, hard, low and high times. I have been in constant warfare with so many feelings this past month; trying to keep up with the pace I set out for myself, getting things done. By the end of this week the collection will be done. I have one dress left to sew.

I can sometimes feel a sense of burn out trying to sneak in and get me off the track, but I shake it off. I concentrate on the final goal, and give myself more tasks; the busier I am the more I accomplish. I took a small break last night from the madness of my studio and I watched a documentary about Bob Marley. It inspired me, I am no reggae/rasta girl but the story of his life is beautifully told and the essence of the film is about succeeding, persevering through all the struggles of ones life and finding peace of mind. Following dreams, making things happen and believing in yourself. It was a nice reminder to stay focused and to not lose sight.

Photos by Maria Aldrey.

March 11, 2013

SPRINGING


WEARING: Oak and Fort Chiffon Dress, American Apparel Birdseye Pullover, Zipper Pants + Leather Clutch, Aldo Shoes and H&M Clear Sunnies.

My city is grey and rainy 95% of the time; but when the sun decides to come out, you know it is time to play. I crave vitamin D all the time, and if I could, I would be living either in L.A. or in Southern France. You may think that is quite the contradiction, how different are those places in culture and lifestyle. Yes indeed, but I think that it's good to have diverse interests and desires. The bottom line is: I need a place that will bring out the best in me creatively. I have always related good times, brainstorming and doing my best work with places with nice, warm weather.

These photos were taken this past Friday. I really enjoyed the sun and not having to put on so many layers to be outside. It was like a little teaser for Spring. So there you have it, most people around this time of year start getting naked; but for me it is the time of the year where I try really hard to play with layering.  Mixing between lighter and cozy fabrics, in this case chiffon and a sweatshirt. I am not good at posing, but I always have fun throwing my hair around.

Photos by Maria Aldrey. Such a lovely, bright day.