Sky High

One of the incredible hair pieces from the Hairshion portion of the fashion show two nights ago at Detroit Design Festival.

I’m happy to say I was a part of the DDF for my third year, and with an incredible, hardworking, and diligent backstage team, I pulled off coordinating the show and making sure it all went smoothly.

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Naughty Nautical

I’ve spent the last 9 weeks working my tooshie off in Fashion Design III, all for these photos of what I made. My theme was “nautical” and with my first garment, a tiered circle skirt dress, I stepped away from the traditional stripes associated with nautical . But I made sure to incorporate white and blue in the fabric. My classmates thought it looked more country than nautical, and in retrospect, they have a point. But I could totally see someone wearing it on a yacht.

My second ensemble is a side ruffle jean mini skirt and a free-flowing light red and white striped tank top. I paired it with my Tommy Hilfiger jacket, ivory striped Guess flats, and my bronze ship necklace to get that nautical theme going.

My third and last ensemble is a linen-like light blue and white striped mini dress that I hand-stitched gold ribbon to and added 6 gold buttons at the end of each ribbon. I paired this with red Franco Sarto wedges and a gold belt for an easy breezy look.

 

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DIY: Ombre Tee

Every now and then I get urges to do quick artsy projects and I have to satisfy them or else I go insane. A few weeks ago I did just that. After seeing this bleach pen project on Pinterest, I was itching to try it out, so I bought a bleach pen and went to town. In the project I saw, the person had made a kitschy swirly design on the side of her shirt. I wanted to do something more modern and a little more sophisticated, so I decided to do an ombre pattern by just dabbing dots from the hem up, front and back.

I think it turned out quite well. I wore the shirt out in public once and have since moved it to my pajama drawer not because of the design, but because it’s off-grain. (That’s why I used it for this project, ssshhhh.)

This is a great projects for kids (like, at least 8+, you don’t want chidlins injesting the bleach by accident or otherwise) and teens if you’re looking for something easy, fun, and inexpensive to do.

P.S. I used the entire contents of the pen for this one shirt.

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