Monday, April 7, 2014

Menswear Monday: Bespoke

So if I haven't already said this, I am in University studying Fashion Design and I am able to participate in my department's annual fashion show (finally!). It's this Friday and I am so excited for it!! So anyway I'm obviously thinking about my collection for next year and as the title might suggest, I want need to do menswear.. for women. In short, tailored jackets and pant suits for women.

I have always wanted to do some kind of work with women's suits but no the old boring ones that business people wear on a daily basis. I want celebrities to wear my suits to events because they will be high fashion. My favorite pantsuit ever is definitely Yves Saint Laurent's famous suit from the 1970's. You might have seen this photo before if you are interested in fashion, it is my absolute favorite. I practically drool every time I look at it. It's just perfect even the name, "Le Smoking".


I don't even wear suits but I'm still obsessed. When I'm a famous fashion designer I'm definitely going to be wearing these sexy suits to an event. Sometimes I like them more than the gowns on the runways, award shows or events. There's just something about them I love, it's indescribable if you can't tell ha ha.


I found both picture on Pinterest and I also pinned more that I found and loved! You can find the link to the board here :)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

My Week In Pictures 3.23-3.29

School these past few weeks has been so hectic! Exams, homework and this fashion show in two weeks have taken up so much of my time. I'm actually doing some last minute homework now. I'm so glad my first class is cancelled tomorrow morning so I can catch up on either homework or sleep!

3.18 - So for the fashion show I am doing swim wear and these are the first pairs of bottoms I've ever made! It was foolish of me not to do a test run of them first, but my sewing machine only works correctly on occasion so I had to work with that! They came out great though, if I do say so myself ;) And yes, I know these were not made from last week but I didn't take another picture since a few weeks ago.

3.26 - I also made some chain body jewelry for the show. It's my first show so I'm trying to keep it simple since I have no idea how to style the accessories, makeup, hair, even the shoes! Those are being a pain because my models do not answer me until the day before, but hey at least I'm getting a response right?

3.27 - I basically live at JoAnn's Fabric store. I went there probably 20 times in the past two weeks to buy fabric and I didn't even use half of it! I'm glad though because they return fabric if you don't cut it! I have a bunch of pink spandex and some white fabric I didn't use. I'm proud of myself for only wasting one thing of fabric this time! I was trying to make a coverup and completely messed it up but all the black, nude and pink fabric for the bathing suits was used up completely. I've never been so proud of myself for not wasting my money haha. And the floral print fabric in my basket next to my feet is currently being made into pants that I'm going to wear to the show next Friday! Stay tuned!

Have a great week everyone! 
P.S. Try to stay on top of your work/school work haha

Xx

Thursday, March 6, 2014

What I Ate Wednesday - Breakfasts

So I'm a day late and a dollar short, but the pictures wouldn't upload while I was at school yesterday. I also now have free time to write a post haha. I've been so busy with school lately and I got a flat tire yesterday when I got out of my last class which is fantastic...not


My mom recently bought croissants while grocery shopping which I didn't find for a few days later. So while running late for class last week I heated one up, cut it in half (which I advise you to cut it in half BEFORE heating it up) and slathered some Nutella on each half. Then I sliced a banana and added that on top :)
A few days later I basically did the same thing for work. I just substituted the croissants with some chocolate chip waffles which were even better!

I haven't had pop tarts in so long! I found some S'mores pop tarts and I have had them every morning since! Obviously toasted with cranberry juice since nobody's bought OJ in a while.

Xx

Sunday, March 2, 2014

January/February Empties

My first empties post! I have had a lot of products I've used up lately so I kind of kept them in my makeup bag to save for a post and I have about 3 maybe 4 products to show you guys!

So I think I have a slight obsession with face wipes... I even have mini packs in my purse for when I sleep out. I know, it's bad but I can't help it! I just have this weird issue with washing my face with face wash if I'm not in the shower. I just hate when my hair gets all wet in the front and I can't see anything and then my face gets cold if I don't dry it fast enough. Just a whole list of problems haha so I started using face wipes to remove my makeup when I'm not in the shower and they're a dream. I am just about finished with these Maybelline face wipes and they're OK compared to the others I have used. They do leave a greasy/oily feeling and look after using them though. But I am glad that they smell good because some that I have tried smell horrible. I will probably do a mass review on all of the face wipes I have tried so far.




Next, I got a sample of Benefit''s Hello Flawless!' Oxygen Wow Liquid Foundation in a birchbox last year and I immediately fell in love with it! I use the lightest shade which is 'I'm Pure 4 Sure' Ivory and sometimes it can still be a little too dark. But it could just be my horrible bathroom lighting. I also have a problem with foundations because I find them all to be too yellowy toned when I am more of a pink undertone. I literally have tried every drugstore BB cream known to man and nothing has been just right. I mean, this foundation has the best consistency for me, just a little yellowy. Also, if you have dry skin or flaky skin I suggest using a face scrub a few times a week because this foundation like enhances the dead skin trying to peel off. Trust me, it is quite annoying when people ask what's on your face haha.



Oh good God I literally love this hand cream. Soap and Glory's Hand Food Hand Cream is to dye for. I bought a purse size (1.7 oz) at my local JCP Sephora for $5 back in November and I just ran out the other day. Definitely lasted me a while and it worked wonders on my dry hands. I absolutely HATE when my hands feel dry after washing them at school or in a restaurant so this hand cream has saved my life so many times. The smell of it is subtle and definitely not too strong and the packaging is just too cute with the pink! I have not tried a lot of Soap and Glory products but some of my favorite YouTubers, like FleurDeForce, rave about their products (especially the gloss sticks that I want but my local Sephora doesn't carry them and I don't want to pay $5 for shipping online).


Xx

Sunday, February 23, 2014

My Week in Pictures - February 16-22

So I've wanted to do a 'Week in Pictures' using my Instagram but I thought nobody would like it or think it's dumb ....buuutttt Anna Saccone just did a blog post tonight doing just that! I absolutely love her and her family and I watch their videos like its my job haha.



February 16

 Today, I started a thread crochet bikini for the Spring Splash Fashion Show my college is holding to showcase our talent. My teacher isn't too thrilled with me making swimwear but crochet (especially thread crochet) swimwear is becoming quite popular this spring. It's also hard and time consuming so it's not like I'm going around the requirements if you know what I mean.


February 21

 Today I had class until 2 and then a doctors appointment. Then I just went home and did some homework, caught up on YouTube videos I missed and relaxed with my cat who loves distracting me haha.

February 22

Yesterday was B E A U T I F U L out. I'm so sick of the snow storms we have been getting and I heard we will get more this week (ugh). So my friend and I went to a local chowder house on the water to celebrate and I don't know why but when I go with her I only get a hotdog and fries. But when I am with my mom or anyone else I ALWAYS get white clam chowder, clam cakes and dough boys. Deeeelish, yes. It's just amazing.


Xx

Monday, January 27, 2014

Long Time No See?

Lack of anything on here again.. typical me trying something and it eventually not working out. But this year I'm going to do something a little different on here. Based on the day I post something (excluding today) there will be a theme to it. I will shoot for 2 posts a week, maybe 3 if you're lucky! I did just start my spring semester Friday so I will try to keep up!

Sunday - Selfie Sunday
Monday - Makeup Monday
Tuesday - Hair Talk Tuesday
Wednesday - What I Ate Wednesday (inspired from Anna Sacconne's blog)
Thursday - Random (anything from reviews to recipes, current obsessions or even a rant)
Friday - Fashion Friday
Saturday - DIY Saturday

I will definitely try to post something else this week!

Xx

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

La Brune Lavande!

Okay, so I don't think I mentioned this before, but I finally opened my shop! Under the label Coconuts I sell hair bows and under the label Lavande I sell winter knits like beanies and turban ear warmers. I just started I think the end of last month and I also have a facebook page you all should go like! www.facebook.com/labrunelavande.
These are a few of the bows and my favorites so far are the Hello Kitty and Donut bows! They're just so cute! I can't wait for this winter though because I will be selling the hats and such. Also, since Christmas is around the corner, people will be buying more for gifts!

Xx