Sunday, September 8, 2013

summer days fading away

Hi everyone! This weekend my mamaw came to visit us and we had a lovely time. We spent most of our time antiquing & eating at delicious local restaurants. Saturday night we had a bonfire with a couple of my family members at the lake & it was fun to eat hot dogs, s'mores, and homemade candy(from a local candy shop). It was honestly fun spending the last few days of the pretty summer doing some of the favorite things I love. I am super excited for fall to come though. Bittersweet.

We stopped to get a yummy sweet treat during the day. 

Vintage jewelry is always unique & sparkly.

Love the idea of using a seashell to hold little bracelets & earrings.

I would love for one of these to be in my room. Which one?

My future home shall have this crystal, rotary dial phone.

& it shall also have this adorable owl jar.

We couldn't resist homemade candy.

I love to pick up some bark during Christmas time. Cherry & lemon are the best.

I love this top from American Eagle. The way it's made is great. Soft, comfy, loose, & care-free.

I loved the breeze on my neck once the sun set on the lake!

love my milkmaid braid

I also love American Eagle's boyfriend jeans.

A basket woven Nine West bag tops it all off.

The watch & bracelets are all vintage except for the last one.

The smile on my face is happy from spending time with family & doing my favorite things. :)

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Friday, August 23, 2013

d.i.y: remodeling a 70s jewelry box

Hi everyone! So sorry I have been away! I started college for the first time this week. I love and hate it so far. I am going into business so I can open up my own vintage boutique one day. I am SO excited & I love my Intro. to Business class. I have been so busy already, but I definitely haven't forgot about the blog. Today's post is another D.I.Y project I have been working on for a while. I found a thrift shop not too far from home last month and bought many things! While I was shopping I noticed this old, brown jewelry box. Since I have been redoing my room, I moved around all of my things. I eventually ran out of places to put my jewelry. I didn't like it sitting out on my dresser, so I was looking for something to store it in. The box was almost perfect, but it was brown & the fabric inside the drawers was old and stained. I didn't buy it at first on the account of its condition. On the way home I kept thinking about what I could do to make the box look better. I decided I could paint it Tiffany blue(one of my favorite colors). I also wanted to redo the inside of the drawers by replacing the stained, yellow fabric with floral scrapbook paper by using Modge Podge. I bought it the next day for just five dollars! My mom looked at it when I brought it home and she thought it was from the 70s. How cool is that?! After a few painting sessions and a little Mod Podge, it goes to show that a little TLC goes a long way.
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Thursday, August 15, 2013

blueberry lemon cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

Hi everyone! Sorry it has been such a long time! I have plenty of posts to make up for the lost time though! I have been super busy getting ready to start college & re-doing my room(which will be finished soon). I have two other posts for you guys after this so keep checking the blog! Yesterday we had our last youth group meeting at church & we decided to have a party & bring desserts. If you didn't know, I love cupcakes & I have an obsession with them, so I made some! I looked at recipes on my cupcake board on Pinterest. There was a recipe I had been wanting to try called, "Raspberry Lemon Cupcakes." I thought it would be the perfect sweet treat to end the summer. I had went to the grocery store to buy a few ingredients & could not find any raspberries! I had to ask for help from an employee & to found out, raspberries are not in season. I was kind of bummed & didn't get to make those. I decided to replace the raspberries with blueberries & it turned it great anyway! Here is the link to the recipe I found on Pinterest! They are amazing & everyone loved them! Enjoy!
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Flowers in her hair

So yesterday I was at my best friend's house, Courtney, and I was reading her Seventeen magazines. I believe all kinds of magazines have so much information for new ideas so I read any kind I can get my hands on! I had already read Seventeen's June/July issue but I wanted to flip through it again in case I had missed anything. I'm glad I did because I discovered a new hair style that I really love! All you do is twist a couple sections of your hair & pin it! The fun part is pinning it with all sorts of fun hair accessories! I got these flower clips from Claire's & I really love them! I also curled my hair with an 1 inch curling wand & brushed through the curls to make it look natural. You should definitely try this! Sweet & simple!


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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Prom 2013: Vegas baby

Hope you enjoy my pictures from my last & lovely prom.

Dress: Jovani
Bag: Dillard's? (I almost went with a vintage clutch...)
All jewelry: Local prom boutique


Monday, November 5, 2012

Meet DJiun Wang.

The great thing about TVFU is networking. You can meet so many amazing people with exquisite talent, like DJiun Wang. (His last name,'Wang', reminds me of the well-known designers Alexander Wang and Vera Wang. He's definitely bound to be a big designer with a legendary last name like that, haha.) Readers, you are lucky, because I conducted an interview with the young,fresh,and talented designer himself.

Photography : Knky Photos

LW: How old are you?
DJ: 18. I just turned 18 last week!


LW: What is your current education?
DJ: I attend Salem High Visual Arts Academy in Virginia Beach

LW: How would a friend describe your personality?
DJ: My friends would say I'm the social butterfly in any situation, never keeping still. Also, I am the one always aiming to surpass expectations, haha! My friends love/hate my hardwork and determination.

LW: When did you start loving fashion?
DJ: Fashion has always been a love of mine ever since I was a child, I just never took it seriously until others saw a talent for fashion in me.

LW: How did you first get into designing?
DJ: Ever since I was 5 I would make design sketches, but I never expected it to get my anywhere. No one believed I could actually bring my designs to life until a classmate of my named Kyle B. trusted me with his sewing machine and gave me all the materials to start out with. My first dress is actually the crocheted diamond studded see-through dress.

Just one of his many detailed sketches. So much talent.

LW: Who is your favorite designer?
DJ: Designers Alexander McQueen and Gou Pei are my idols. Their designs are so eccentric and well crafted, truly works of art.

LW: Was VA Fashion Week your first time debuting? Have you done this before?
DJ: Yes, VA Fashion week was my first ever show. I was fortunate enough to be featured in the finale show. I was even invited to show at Brooklyn Fashion week.

Here are a few pictures from his debut at VA Fashion Week.
These designs are SO beautiful. The second and last picture are my favorites!

Photography: Brooks Fotographie

LW: What is your inspiration for your designs?
DJ: My inspirations derive from various cultures, artworks, textures, and natural elements. I have some designs where I juxtapose Parisian and Chinese elements, and even sheer with leather and studs. Contrast. I love it.

(I could not agree more with that last statement.)

LW: Describe the process it took to make this collection and to debut it.
DJ: My most recent collection, Romantica, took almost exactly one year to produce. Romantica is the combination of 3 collections (The Beginning Collection, Black&Gold, and Romantica) which were produced all while I was working on my AP Art portfolio and completing my academy classes. The process really just came naturally; whenever shopping for fabrics, linens, or accessories I just grab whatever jumps out at me then let the fabrics speak to be. I always look for both the beautiful and the ugly, haha.

(Nothing wrong with that, haha.)

DJ's promo picture for his ROMANTICA Collection
 Photographer: DJiun Wang

LW: Have you ever been to TVFU before or is it your first time?
DJ: This was my first year at TVFU, such a phenomenal experience. I was truly in my element being surrounded by other exceptionally talented youths. Everyone was so beautiful too! I was lucky enough to be interviewed and featured in NY MAG: THE CUT style portion

(That's super cool! Jealous!)

DJ in NY Mag: THE CUT style portion

LW: Tell us about the sessions you had at TVFU this year and what your experience was like.
DJ: I attended the Parabal Gurung, Nicole Richie, Christian Siriano, and Phillip Lim sessions along with seminars with the editors of Teen Vogue. I was excited to learn about such different designers' creative processes, inspiration, and how they rose to fame. This was especially a great networking experience meeting wonderful people such as Lauren-Ashley Walker!

(Aw, how nice! Agreed, again.)

LW: Can your describe the outfit you wore to TVFU?
DJ: I wore a custom designed shirt with an ombre bleach dipped denim jacket with a gold studded collar, a 3/4 sleeve custom blazer from Taiwan, maroon skinny jeans from Japan, Lacoste shoes, and gold studded bracelets (lots of em)!

LW: What was your favorite session this year and why?
DJ: Christian Siriano is on my list of inspirational designers. I was extremely despaired that I didn't get to personally meet and get a picture with Christian Siriano, but one day it will happen. Hearing his creative process inspires me to find more ways to connect the world of fashion with art.

LW: Where do you see yourself in the future?
DJ: Head designer of McQueen.

I don't know about you, but I loved his answers. If you want to check out more of Wang's talent, here are three links you can visit!

Artist Page:
Black&Gold Collection: