Blizzard, what?

FreshlyGiven NYFW Feb13

FreshlyGiven NYFW Feb13

FreshlyGiven NYFW Feb13

FreshlyGiven NYFW Feb13

FreshlyGiven NYFW Feb13

FreshlyGiven NYFW Feb13

FreshlyGiven NYFW Feb13

FreshlyGiven NYFW Feb13

FreshlyGiven NYFW Feb13

FreshlyGiven NYFW Feb13

Emergency Alert! Blizzard Warning. Huh? What? Either my iPhone was hacked and blurting out sounds -bypassing my vibrate setting- or I was in for some crazy weather. Crazy for a Southern girl; keeping it in perspective for you.

Naively, I reasoned I was the only lucky one to receive the alert. Life as usual for everyone around me – I hightailed it over to the Rag and Bone presentation, existed the subway and enter the twilight zone. Laughing at myself, I suffered through snow inflicted wounds. Is it supposed to hurt like this? Or is this some NY engineered hail, complete with daggers and all. (Mind you, while I’m contemplating whether to seek refuge, my life ebbing away, New Yorkers were STILL in their groove.) My hope waned. No kidding. I mean, I couldn’t see. And to look where I was going put me in danger of losing an eye.
*sigh*
Rag and Bone was my first and only show for the day so I cheered up at their Sigmund’s Pretzel bar. What the heck, I might as well reward myself. Aymeline proved to be my favorite model of the week, and entertained the blizzard out of my mind. Blizzard, what?

But of course, reality has a way of bringing itself back.


Top 2 images: Richard Chai presentation
Remaining backstage shots: Rag & Bone presentation


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2011 DIYs

This blog started out of a much needed desire for a creative outlet, and I am blessed to watch it grow exponentially in just a few months. God has definitely shown me the importance of passion and talent and how they are unique to me, and you.

You all have made this experience worthwhile, beyond words or corny cliches. So I hope a “thank you with all of my heart” will scratch the surface of how I truly feel. Words definitely get in the way in situations like this, when I want to say so much more.

Either way, I read every comment and email you send. If you’ve yet to comment, I invite you to do so. I love mail and love responding to it, so keep them coming.

I decided to do a year in review and showcase all of the DIYs from this year. I believe my sewing abilities are improving and I’m glad you have patiently read through my tutorials. Enjoy!

DIYs:

1. Clear Clutch
2. Leather Earrings
3. Flipped | Oversized Vintage Cream Blouse
4. Flipped | Grandmother Cream Blouse (V Neck)
5. Flipped | Men’s Jeans to Dress
6. Flipped | Sweater to Skirt
7. Business card-esque
8. Flipped | Grandma’s Skirt to Blouse
9. Flipped | Men’s Jeans to Vest
10. Western Tie
11. Flipped | Straw to Wool Hat
12. Flipped | Wool Pants to Shorts
13. Flipped | Velvet Dress to Holiday DIY Guide (II) – The Gift Adornment
14. Flipped | Velvet Dress to Holiday DIY Guide (II) – The Bow


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Wiggle Room


<< The photographer heading back to his real j.o.b.

Lunch with the Man during a work week always turns out to be a blast. We frequent an indian restaurant in downtown, order the ‘executive’ (2 of those please, I’m not a light weight), and sandwich dahl and cilantro rice between fresh naan. Yummers!
This time I had an alternative agenda: a quick photo shot. Wiggling in front of a brick wall, thinking of Diana Ross, while the Man snaps is typical Charles and Whitney. I’m sure it’s the sleeves that keep me rockin’.

I’m wearing:
Dress: Consignment, from my Mom
Boots: Cynthia Rowley
Earring: I made them! Shop Freshly Given


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A Man For Once

My Alma Mater, DUKE! DUKE!, is a lovely place this time of year. I thought I’d snap a few photos of my love before we hit campus. This is a male only post besides the self portrait; I’m running to catch up to him. Hence the last photo. Only I would think to snap a shot of my quick feet, well foot. hehe

He’s wearing:
Shirt: ??
Corduroys: UO
Shoes: Cole Haan
Shades: Ray Ban


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Flipped | Wool Pants to Shorts {DIY + Tutorial}

I met my lovely mother yesterday for an exchange of goods. All legal. She passed along these wool pants that were way to large for her, and she figured I could use them. So, they are now my winter shorts. Wearing shorts in the winter seems so wrong, doesn’t it? Like you’re rebelling against the season. Well with a pair of tights and boots, I’m on my way.

Step 1: Cut off the legs close to where you want them to hit. Give yourself some room, just in case.

Step 2: Fold under about 1.5 inch.

Step 3: Then fold the opposite way so you have a cuff.

If the fabric is stiff and tight enough, you may not have to sew. However, feel free to secure the cuff with a few hand stitches here and there.

Done!

It’s hard to tell here, but the waist is way to big for me. So I created a scalloped/pleated waistband at the top with a small belt.

By the way, there’s more to this one (i.e. save those pant legs) but I couldn’t bear the cold.

I’m wearing:
- Leather Jacket: JCrew
- Belt: My mother’s, now mine… hehe
- Shorts: My mother’s pants, now my shorts


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