Friday, August 28, 2009

Drapey against Structured( The second chapter of PR)

Tonight show was something special.If you have been pregnant you know what I'm talking about.
I was 38 years old when I knew for the last time that a baby was on the way.Shocker!
But I'm not Rebecca Romjin and I wasn't there either. The supermodel-actress was the center of the stage with her twin belly shaped body that was in some other time one of my favorites.
I still get the picture of her monstruosity alien styled teal/peacock blue/teal again Xman character,transforming into many possibilities for a mutant.
And the look tonight was created for her or why not any other stylish pregnant lady who wants to be fashion forward even when you look or weight like a whale.
The designs traveled a runway from drapes in about 5 designs,to structured,another 5.
And many weird ones in between. 15 contestants,9 were safe. Christopher from last week had inmunity and from the safe ones I consider a couple of them no too stunning or wearable or even likables.
Logan went for a ready-to-wear,simple black and white ,very similar to anything you can find in the store with the same name mixed with Pea in the Pod.
Prince charming hair cut guy called Nicholas was too boastful and I'm afraid that kind of people has not humility...Tim Gunn would say " it scares me".

Bottom three:
Ra'mon started with a good plan that ended in a Bowling Ball Dress,even the colors were very sporty.Not good.
Mitchel created an overall look for the urban-chic mother to be,not bad idea,awful excecusion.
And Malvin,oh please,too many concepts in a wrong way. I bet he was never pregant,or a woman or even having a pregnant mother,sister or friend,because when you are in that stage you don't want to be "mother Hen".Ugh. He went too far and too literal.He added feathers(see,when something is not right...I love feathers but the way he used them was not appropiate)
The model looked fat, and like carrying a sling,something that she will do but give her time!

Judges were Nina Garcia,as usual,Monique Luhillier filling for Michael Kors, Rebecca and Heidi.

Top Three:
Althea with a gorgeous navy long gown with silver detail,very flattering.
Louise created a lingerie dress in burgundy tafetan. Very cute,tons of detailing.
Sharin constructed a set of a wine colored dress in silk with plies on the top of the "waist" and a superwearble Coat. She was the winner. Good. Nothing surprised me today,everything was safe.

Malvin went home sad,believing his concepts were not understood and they really weren't.

Let's see what next week brings. It seems like a bit of drama. It always starts in the 3rd episode for some reason.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The wait was over,Project Runway was finally out in the open

Season six opened as usual with the designers arriving at their flats and letign us know a bit of everybody's life and style. Interesting,Christopher story and style caught my eye from the begining.I didn 't know he was gonna be the winner.I just said it ...awwwwww!!

We met right there different people,youngsters and not too young.
Qrystal the lady with the "sexy plus"side is 41 years old. I guess the oldest and I liked her even when her taste was not the best.
Sixteen designers total: guys,gals,guys with problems,girls from other countries,the American dream,the usual.

Tim Gunn,always charming,tells the designers that they have $200 and to spend at Mood in fabric and stuff, the winning designer gets immunity at the next challenge. (like always)

Little bit of drama with the guy who was a drug addict before,that almost made me cry and made me think in second chances.Interesting. Tim Gunn was there to comfort him,didn't look real but he is so cute.

Ari seemed weird to me from the start and I remembered right there ,this other girl,kind of hispanic and I'm not mistaken from Miami,who had the same crazy ideas in a prior season. No sketching,body involved in creating,just weird. Well ,my knowledge was right and she was off the page .And I'm glad because they always keep a weirdo to add some more "reality"to the reality show.
Tim comments are always the same: "carry on" ," make it work" ," go,go,go" !

Heidi looked awesome.I'm still fantasizing on getting her hair do. Michael Kors, Nina Spanish Garcia and special guest judge Lindsay Lohan who was polite and , she can even talk about fashion and made good remarks!

Top fashion designers were Christopher, Ra'mon and Johnny. Bottom three were Qristyl, Ari and Mitchell.

Can't wait for the next one.In the meantime I watched the same episode again at 1 am followed by "the models on the runaway".Well,only for 10 minutes.It was too much for a day.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Fourth moodboard:artistic expression.

In the age of networking, mixing cultures,styles and trends is as usual as your facebook page.
Friends and contacts you don't even know from other countries and eras. Looks like this fourth trend: a sampling of folk, hippie,boho,marie antoinette,altered couture, and arty worlds flow into each other.Multicolored backgrounds make the color series lives from powerful impulses.
Constrasts like cold/warm tones produce tension and new dimension appears in scene.
Tartans, tweeds,plaids and colorful checks provide a new rhythm. Recycled clothing generate random effects. Folk and neo-hippie prints show their colors in the tye dye pattern and ultra-lightweight technics and colored denims stand for a girl next door look.
Featured shops from the dailychallenge team.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Third Fall moadboard: Enchanted Forest

The enchanted forest palette is filled with the color tones of its surprising creatures.
Birds feathers and furry beasts play with a pantone of worm browns and vegetal green tones.
Expressive casual spirit. Organic cotton and eco-friendly fabrics have a high level in this fall scale. Structured Cottons and knits and casual denim provide a contrast.
Checks and Tartan celebrate a real comeback to the 80's fashionable plad.
Animal Prints redefine classy motives in complex pattern.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Second moodboard: Sensitivity

Nature inspired. Lots of furs, high-quality fabric volumes create a cozy feel. Brightl warm tones and dusty shades provide the basis for this second trend with strong surface contrasts. Pastel-like accents stand for femininity. Light flannels to semi-transparent crepes. A strong focus is put on melange optics and color shadings. Velvets sensitively translate soft pastels. lace and devores stage seductive fancies.











Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fall moodboard palette ready

The first one nominated "Realistic " features purples,lilacs,red,wines,dark teal,petroleoum,black.
The everyday colors on the Fashion runway.The Urban rationality and the perfect look leave their stamp on a cool and realistic atmosphere. Neutrals reflect mineral structures.Metallic reflexes provide a modern shine without being flashy. Fabrics: fine threaded and compact.
Graphic patterns with a softer look and larger repeats. Silk and Jersey,not my favorites but the "must haves: provide a feminine contrast. Crystals,yes,my favorites, shimmering metal and varnish ornaments provide spectacular deco effects.
Featured shops:






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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I'm Overwhelmed!

Since yesterday I have been featured in my favorite places online.I was so looking forward for this moment that I had to share.Last night at 10 pm I was at the etsy front page,and in the afternoon at indiespotting,today I wake up to a convo from sweet little lady Vicki Diane who added me to her Artsit Upfront. Take a look and Celebrate with me!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Statement Necklaces

Statement necklaces that really are one of a kind!
These are my latest creation, handpainted peacocks and wild owls on a half moon denim necklace.

Half haute coture,half boho,completely handmade,handpainted and handsewn

Ties into two sheer light ribbon at the back so you can adjust the length according to your needs.

The necklaces are 10" wide and drops 8" on the front.

My flickr album was too fat

An it was going to explode or I would need to upgrade and pay for a bigger one.
Something I'm not in the mood to do for now.
So,instead I put together my oldest pictures and designs from 2008 joined in moodboards.
To start: Peacocks.
Creations: Dresses,paitings,t-shirts,necklaces,tote bags,tunics,hoodies,purses,shoes.
Color palette:peacock blue, teal,burgundy,orange,purple,gold,orange,burnt orange,copper,greens,red ,grey,iron,heather grey,black,turquoise,ivory,lilac,royal blue,tan.
Materials: cotton, silk, denim, leather,leathered,canvas,polyester,feathers.

norakaren Bridal Collection

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