H&M Goes High End: Marni, Versace, Anna-Dell-Russo – Spring/Summer 2012

H & M stands for Hennes & Mauritz AB (operating as H&M),  which a a Swedish retail clothing store. It is known for it’s trendy fast fashion – and it is becoming more trendy with their continuous collaboration with high end designers and fashion icons in recent years. Why the collaboration with between affordability and high end designers? … Continue reading

TED TALKS – Johanna Blakley: Lessons from fashion’s free culture

This is a video that I watched a while ago, but still pertains to today’s fashion industry. It talks about how fast fashion is possible and how designers, especially in America, are not protected. If you have ever wondered why Stuart Weitzman shoes became so famous, or why Louboutin’s are so expensive and luxurious – … Continue reading


LED (light-up) DRESS: Ravishing Roses

The reason I have not posted anything recently, is finally here! My UV-LED Dress that is made out of boning, LED lights that are individually wired, and 45 handcrafted, roses. (Message me if you would like to know how to make these roses, that may be another post that I will work on, this summer.) … Continue reading


JcPenney May Just Change Shopping Habits

In February, JcPenney introduced a new pricing strategy – but it has evolved to be more than just that. It has become a new way of shopping for the avid JCP shoppers. Many people have been criticizing these new changes – however, the future of JCP may look brighter than we think. JcPenney has started … Continue reading


Fashion Trucks: Bringing the Product to the Consumer

Just a couple of months ago, I read a news article about fashion trucks – retailers selling clothing out of a truck. For companies, it is a way to bring products to the consumer, instead of waiting for consumers to come looking for their products. The first time I read this, I thought this was … Continue reading


LED (light up) Dress – Under Normal Lights

This is a follow up to my earlier post: LED (light up) dress: Ravishing Roses. Due to requests, I have added these photos of my dress under normal lighting conditions! Please continue to enjoy the rest of my blog, and follow me for more news updates!


Shiaparelli and Prada: Met Madness

The Met Museum Shiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations – is the new feature at the Met Mueseum’s Spring 2012 Costume Exhibition – it “explores the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two Italian designers from different eras.” Inspired by a Miguel Covarrubia’s Vanity fair interview in the 1930’s, and Baz Luhrman’s video of … Continue reading


Free Vector for CAD: Adobe Illustrator

Maybe this is just for apparel students, or students who want to learn how to create technical flats for their Fashion design portfolio pages – either way- vecteezy.com has really cool brushes that I have been tinking around with. ( I am not associated with this site). If you do not know what a technical flat is, here is … Continue reading