Friday, October 2, 2009

capsule wardrobe

I am going to use 1 pair dark wash jeans, 2 jeans skirt, 3 brown tweedish jacket, 3 muted brownish T-shirt, 4 black slacks,5 white long sleeve blouse, 6 black wrap sweater, 7 brown boots, 8 black boots, 9 black T-strap shoes, 10 red T shirt.
accessories: gold hoops, brown purse, scarf multi colored, scarf black multi, cuff bracelet.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Back in the drivers seat

Who could believe that such a little dog could take up so much time..

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Jackets Do these work?

I never know whether or not I am buying the right style jacket for my body type.
The one on the left is a blazer with a waist seam. The one on the right has a tie belt and 3/4 sleeves. I have those football shoulders and ample bust to accommodate...

complimentary colors-color wheel

These are complimentary colors on the color wheel. I read somewhere that mixing them works. What do you think? Oh I finally realized that I should look down into the camera not hold my head up... Better results.. Ford models look out!

Friday, February 27, 2009

fashion update

Well I discovered a tripod in my office closet and figured out how to use it. I also discovered my camera has a timer. So I set it up jump in front of the camera and VIOLA !
It is funny because a few times I lost my balance and all I got a picture of was the door... Old age the balance is the first to go.
I like the colors in this blouse. The ruffles down the front would have normally made me put it back but just couldnt resist the colors. Paired with the black pants I think it works. These are pants I just had altered to fit. Well for $10.00 I could have just sewed up the back seam too. Next time Ill just go buy a new pair of pants. Now I have sunk money into these so I've got to suffer with them until I loose more weight and am down a size. How is the posing coming?
I'm thinking my hair doesnt have enough length. My head looks too small for my broad shoulders.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Following fashion advice!

Over the last few years I have been I'll admit obsessed with finding the fashionable me. So I have read all of the fashion magazines advice on how to dress for this type of figure challenge or that figure challenge. I think that the trend setters dont do this. I think the key is to do whatever you want but do it with confidence. I think that is the biggest fashion accesory you can have!
I still havent mastered how to pose for pictures and I still look like the camera was on the ceiling.. Im working on this but note the crossed legs. I have seen alot of models doing this. Not sure the arms are working (though) I tried the shirt tails hanging out the bottom of the sweater... not sure I like it. The green color I like and the necklaces work with the collar of the shirt..

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

new hats

This is an example of what I call a sculptured hat. I love them they are basically rumpled by hand when wet. I pin the rumples in place and when dry I use a stiffener. Voila! They are very fun to make and no two are alike. What do you think?

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Now Here is a hat that fits the rules. Notice the wearer does not have long hair. the hat compliments her outfit. The brim does not overwhelm her. She is wearing the hat down on her head. The great smile completes the outfit!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Hats Hats and more hats

Do you wear hats? Allot of women want to but get hung up on what will look good on them. There is advice from stylists that talk about face shape. Baloney! It is a lot easier to find what looks good on you. I have a simple way to tell.

1.Look at your shoulder line. The hat brim width should not be wider than your shoulders.

2. What hairstyle do you wear. The bob long or short wears hats well. Long hair is easier to cover with a hat stylishly. The trickiest hair styles are the super short ones for hats. As long as some bangs and sideburns show under the brim it will work.

3. Color is very important. Neutrals are the most commonly selected and worn hat. Most natural straw hats are neutrals. Pick one that compliments your skin tone. If you want color then wear what compliments your eye color or your hair color. Black is always a safe color but hot in the summer. Accent colors that means all colors for hats that aren't neutral or black should some how relate to the outfit you will wear it with. I didn't say match...

4. Trims on hats reflect the mood of the hat. Flowers and veiling are more feminine. Tailored hats usually have simple hatbands. Lots of artistic decor can go either way. Just pick a hat that reflects the mood of the outfits you will commonly be wearing it with

5. Size the hat. First of all buy a hat that fits. Store hats are usually one size. Measure you head around above the ears where the hat will sit. Most common size is 22.5 inches. If your head is bigger don't jam a small one on your head. If your head is smaller then you can probably tighten the trim so it fits.
6. Wear the hat with the crown on your head pushed down above your eyebrows. Tilt it if you choose but not back so the brim is perpendicular to the sky!

Beginning Blog Jan 7, 2009

Hi all I have almost finished a dress for my daughter. I started it in July. It will be ready for next summer. Yes I know I 'm not a fast sewer.. Stay tuned for details later.