You know how much I like collections. I haven't been able to peruse the web, hunting for collections lately, due to *another* fashion show I'm in. (I know, when does it ever stop? But I'm having fun, so it's OK for me.)
However, that all changed when one of my friends showed me a collection that completely blew me away. And that collection was property of Elie Saab, a Lebanese designer. And he is pretty darn talented, let's just say that. Even though that's a giant understatement.
So, I could just sit around and talk for a hundred years about how amazing Elie Saab's work is, or I could show you. I mean, isn't that the point of fashion? To show and not just tell???
So without further ado, I will show you some of my top picks from this gorgeous and totally innovative collection.
First of all, I would like to open by saying that this isn't a series. I don't know if I would make it a series. I don't sketch as much as I used to, and this isn't about what would make a good new series. I already have a good number of series:
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I just wanted to take some time and show you some kind of old and relatively new sketches. And by "relatively new," I mean that I literally sketched them today. That's actually how I got the idea for this post.
So, I will show you several sketches that appeared from inspiration in my head. You could say that they're tangible representations of my brain.
If you read the title, you probably already have gleaned that today is Polyvore recently kind of day. So without further ado, I will launch right into the fifth edition of this (fairly new) series.
Also, if you have a Polyvore account, make sure to follow me by clicking here. And if you don't have a Polyvore? Try it out! A friend of mine recently joined Polyvore, and she loves it, so thats further proof that Polyvore is the perfect place for fashion, art, and interior design lovers to collaborate in one place.
So, let's dive right in! Here's what my right brain has come up with lately:
Yeah, in case you haven't gotten the picture. I like organza. I like it a lot. Also, I had quite a bit left over from my DCFW project. So, I decided to use the leftover to create a new skirt. It's like a replica of the big, standout piece, only it's shorter.
I personally love it. I think that even though the bigger one is gorgeous, it's more difficult to deal with. With the smaller one, it's easy to smooth it out and go. However, the smaller skirt doesn't have the showstopping quality that the bigger one has. It's more street style than dazzling formal occasion, if you know what I mean.
See for yourself! Which one do you like more?
If you must know, June 5 is my birthday. Yeah! Today, on Monday, my regular post day, my birthday came around! How cool is that! I'm turning one year older, and it's always cool to reflect on the year I'm leaving behind. And to think that June 5th would've been just another day to me if I wasn't born on that day.
Being older is a funny thing. You don't really notice that you're older until it's your birthday. And what it actually is your birthday you don't feel like you actually have aged, at least for me. Today, I woke up and it didn't really register with me that it was my birthday. It didn't really register with me that I was one year older, or one year " wiser." But today was a very fun day, I can say that. My friends and family were all here to wish me a very happy birthday, that didn't go unnoticed. But I keep saying it to myself, "I'm one year older! I'm one year older!"
Birthdays used to be a big deal for me when I was younger. There were parties, extravaganzas, millions of squealing children running around the house. There was food, there were games. There were presents. Lots and lots of presents. All the works. Now, don't put on such a big production for my "special day." It's not that I don't like birthdays; I do. It's just that I have a different way of marking the milestone now. And it's still special to me.
But one of these days, I might just throw a big party, just for fun, just for kicks. It's always fun to think about how you're going to celebrate. Because you're only going to turn the age you are once. Why not make it fun? At least if it's not fun that you have in mind, aim to make it memorable. Because being older can be a special thing. It can make you realize things that you wouldn't have had you been five or ten years younger. For example, I've been reading a lot of poetry lately, and poetry has some deep meanings that a couple of years ago, I would not have been able to guess. There are some life lessons that have been repeated to me over and over that I am now starting to get from the experiences that I have had being older. It's cool to know that life can teach you things that you didn't know. It's cool.
I used to want to be younger. It was all I wanted when the pressures of life became to be too much. And in a way, I still do want to be younger. But if I was younger, I would not have been able to find a place where I felt like I belong, like this blog. This blog has offered me an outlet like no other. And for that I'm truly grateful.
How do you guys like to celebrate your birthday? Big parties or small gatherings? I guess you could say that I'm in the middle. There's no place I'd rather be.
Well, guys, that's all I've got for today. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go celebrate my birthday right now, the way that I want. And it's gonna be fun. How do I know? Because as I said before, it's gonna be the way that I want. Have a great day Fashion tealers xx
Remember that I said I was going to have not one, but two Shoe Crush posts out soon? Well, you saw the first, so here today is the second. I am so excited to reveal these shoes to you.
The process of buying shoes was fun but difficult at the same time. I had to narrow down my search to about two or three pairs, and I had about seven or eight tabs open, each with different shoes.
Yeah, that was gonna be the hardest part.
The narrowing down process hurt, but eventually, I got down to three pairs. I only bought two because one didn't have my size. I bought the gladiator sandals, and I bought these. By "these" I mean the Caged Beauty Strappy Thong Sandals from GoJane. They are superb. They are incredible. They are every synonym of those words. They were the first pair of shoes that I confidently placed in my "have-to-have" list.
The one thing that caught my attention and made me want to buy them in the first place was the detailing. The crisscrossing straps on the shoes were so elegant, and I liked how many straps there were to stylishly secure your foot in the shoe. I also liked the slim design of the shoe. It's so pretty!
The only thing I had a problem with was the straps, ironically, and the size. As for the straps, they cover less of my foot than I wanted. They only covered a little more than a third, when I thought the crisscross would travel to halfway down my foot. Don't be fooled by the pictures, folks. The straps aren't as vast as you'd think. Also, the soles of the shoes were kind of narrow, so fitting into them is a little bit of a squeeze. I can deal with that. However, I also disliked how the sole was too long. It extended past the tips of my toes; it didn't end right at them. But these are all minor. I can overlook them because the shoes are so pretty!
Now, let me give you a chance to drool over these must-haves: