Saturday, March 16, 2013

CSTWANY Contest Results

Alright folks. Its March 16th. That means that yesterday was the last day to enter the very first CSTAWNY Contest, and guess who won? Uh. No one. Yup. There were zero comments. Now, this should be something I'm embarrassed about, but instead I just want to point something out. I get that it's uncomfortable to put yourself out there on a blog everyone can see. I do it all the time though and it's totally chill. I plan on having another contest soon and I'm really hoping one of my readers takes interest in it. Thanks so much for reading!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Yay, Opportunities!

       I was recently asked by my friend to sew some outfits for her senior pictures. Oh my gosh. I am so excited. This is an incredible opportunity. First of all, this is a great experience for me to work on my sewing skills. Second of all, publicity. Other people are going to see these pictures and ask where she got her dresses. I'm going to start to be known as a designer and that's so amazing to me. I'm going to be at the shoot to help with the fashion aspect of the photography and get some of the pictures when they're finished. You know what that means: Portfolio. I can finally make one of those. I could have before, but it would look sad if all my pictures were just of me modeling my creations. However, now that there is someone else wearing my designs I'll look professional.  With the excitement comes some apprehensiveness though. What if I mess up? What if she doesn't like it? These are all very big concerns of mine. I know that I can't turn this down., because this is an incredible opportunity that I don't want to pass up. Sure, it'd be easier to say 'no' and play it safe, but I think this could be a great chance for me to show others my talent. We're starting construction this weekend... wish me luck! Oh and don't forget about The Very First CSTAWNY Contest! The deadline is quickly approaching.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Fashion Don'ts You Can Actually Do

So.... I'm a bit of a let down. No posts in a couple of days. Weak. I promise I'll start posting more regularly next week though! Today however, I'd like to discuss fashion myths. These are things we have long been told are "fashion don'ts", but in reality are totally chill. Does that make sense? Sure it does.  
                  Take a look.
Fashion Don'ts You Can Actually Do
             Brown and Black: This has long been labeled as a fashion faux pas, but really, does it even look bad? No. It looks like two nice colors you just happen to be wearing at once.
           White After Labor Day: I have no idea where the idea this was wrong came from, but it's completely illogical and lets be real for a second here. Do you honestly even know exactly when Labor Day is? Nah bro, nah.
           Turtle Necks: Okay, so let's make it clear that plain white turtle necks are just never okay, even for layering. However, if you can rock a patterned turtle neck with skinny jeans, go for it.
               Overalls- People. Overalls came back. Roll up the bottom, sew 'em skinny, do something to modernize those denim beauties and you can definitely wear them.
         In the end, it's all about what you feel comfortable in. Don't ever let someone tell you what you're wearing is wrong. If you feel confident, then who cares? Maybe you're starting a new fashion trend. Just go for it.