Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Let me start at the beginning..in Highschool I went to my first concert... it was a No Doubt concert in Long Beach Ca, with the awesome lead singer Gwen Stefani, I was amazed!... I just love Gwen's style!, Shes such an Icon, of course when Gwen launched her L.A.M.B line I knew I was in trouble..ha!. I thought I was gonna have a heart attack when I saw the pricing on her cool handbags- not exactly in my price point, but I had to have one . I remember saving up to get my very first one (leSportsac L.A.M.B hobo), it was super special to me and to this very day I still have it and I take very good care of it. I feel like her bag collection is such a good expression of her personal style and its soo much fun!, I'm not a fan of the basic black and brown handbag, I definately need COLOR!. Because I am a huge bargain hunter I have purchased most of mine on sale at the Neiman Marcus outlet or on Ebay (good stuff). It's a crazy habit, but I see myself as an avid collector...other women do the same with other brands, clothes, shoes?... I guess this is my thing!
Style Vs Comfort... some people are lead to believe that you have to compromise one for the other, I totally disagree!!!. I definitely think a woman can wear some cool and comfty things and still look great especially when you see her walking next to a woman struggling to walk in her 6" stilettos and super tight outfit after a days work lol!. My idea of great style is to wear just about anything you want, with great confidence! (confidence is always in style). When it comes to finding a great pair of "going out" shoes I seem to lean toward my favorite Steve Madden's (w/ a wooden heel), I find that I can walk in those all night if I have to...who would have thought wood was comfty?... Feet feeling good = me looking good!. But like most women I have just about every type of shoe in my closet...the one's I can wear every day, the boots I only take out when its raining and the shoes I only bought for looks and never wear (we all have those). But at the end of the day my top pic would have to be my L.A.M.B. sneakers (leather outside and awesome cashmere inside, I'll talk more about my obsession with that later), and that's only because I can't go out in public barefoot, can I? lol!
When it comes to clothing I'm a Jeans and Tank kinda girl...cause what's cooler than that?... Style & Comfort, oh and I can't forget my hoop earrings! (I've worn hoops since I can remember). I also have a ton of dresses and even Jumpsuits, I just love easy and fun outfits... I love flowy tops, bright colors and I have a ton of black in my closet, Ohhhh and did I mention I'm in my late 20's???. I have a few friends already freaking out about the getting closer to "30's" thing... like all of a sudden were banned from trendy stores, wearing leopard print and forced to shop at White House Black Market lol!. All I have to say to that is wear what makes you feel good, cause at the end of the day style is all about you!
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
A little about me... I don't really consider myself an Artist or Fashion Illustrator but I love to do it...I mean LOVE it!. I think my idea of having a happy and fufilling career is getting to do what you love all day long!, and thats exactly what I strive to do. When it was time to choose a career I went for what came natural to me- FASHION. Not only do I get to illustrate my ideas but make them a reality too! & i'm a pretty good sewer too! ha!. Many people compare my illustrations to "Barbie", and I mean what little girl did not grow up wanting to be like her? or at least live in her world?... I certainly owe alot of credit to her for the inspiration, to do what I do... it did all start with me making her tube sock dresses out of my old socks!