Vendetta for Design

Here are the four designers that competed to win a spot in the Designing Dreams Fashion Show (On August 7th!). In order from left to right: Rickey Sanchez (the host of the night), Yennie Zhou, Tamika Bellamy, Faatui Toele, and Jules Thor. Oh! And their models (in order of the designer they modeled for) were Shelby Campbell, Haley Glasco, Bri Metcalf, and Savannah Rodriquez.

See! Totally like Project Runway, right? One of the designers even had a malfunctioning sewing machine. Oh! And one designer said she was going to “make it work.” Tim Gunn would have been proud. By the way, the designers only had one hour to make their looks! I couldn’t have made some of their designs in a week! Maybe I should take a sewing class…

This dress is so cool. I love how Yennie did those amazing roses. They are on the shoes, the waist of the dress, and even in her hair! This fabric must have been so hard to work with. I don’t really like the bottom of the dress. It kind of reminds me of a witch’s costume.

The scarf is pretty cute, though, I’m not gonna lie.

This look was designed by Tamika. If I’m going to be honest, I wasn’t too impressed. It looked like something I made when I first got my sewing machine and just played around with all the stitches (and that only took me 20 minutes FYI). It was cool to see a top since everyone else did dresses. I don’t really like how the seam goes up in the middle showing a weird amount of the model’s belly. I wouldn’t say that it fits very flattering. All in all, I feel like this is a top you would buy at Wet Seal and not a nice boutique.

I will give her props for the back, though. I really like how feminine and flowy it was. Maybe the model should have worn the top backwards!

Next up was Faatui’s design. He got blessed with some amazing fabric in his bag. Isn’t it so pretty? I would definitely buy this dress. It has a timeless silhouette! He was pretty smart to bring all of those accessories, too. Without them the dress wouldn’t have been as interesting. He may not have pushed the envelope as much as the other designers, but this was hands down my favorite piece of the night.

This model looked so angry the whole night! I don’t get the whole angry model thing. I think it has it’s time and place like in print ads. Smile! You’re tall, skinny, and pretty! Anyway, this look was designed by Jules. I think she did a really great job with it. I’m not sure I’d necessarily wear it, but I think it would definitely sell well in a boutique or something.

I think the back of the dress is what really sold me. She did a really great job on the criss cross straps. They fit the model perfectly! This dress kind of reminds me of a summer Barbie dress. Cute!

The two finalists were Jules and Yenni. Jules was so cute because she did a lot of her work on the floor. I wonder if that’s how she does it normally or if that was just for time’s sake.

Yenni went first and she did an amazing job with the 30 minute time limit! She had this very cute polka dot type material. I love polka dots! She made a fun dress that had a surprising back.

See what I mean! From the front it just looks like a typical dress, but then you turn around and it has this interesting draping (and no she didn’t run out of fabric). I would definitely buy this dress. I can’t believe she made this is only 30 minutes! It looks so finished!

Jules said she wanted to go with an anime/Japanese inspired look. When this model walked out I whispered, “It’s naughty!” to my friend, Darsi. I get what she was going for, but it definitely looks like a maid’s uniform, but not in a bad way. This was very ambitious to take on in only 30 minutes, that’s for sure.

I did and didn’t like the back. I think the skirt part of it was adorable, but the black strap across the shoulders looked sort of awkward. Maybe if she had more time she could have worked out a better design plan. The black strap makes it look very unwearable.

In a nice twist, both Jules AND Yenni get to be in the fashion show! I think that is really great. I think Yenni did a better job with the 3o minute time limit as far as finished product goes, but with more time Jules would have had the better design. I’m so excited to see them in the show next month!

My Vendetta

Last night I went to Design Vendetta. It was so much fun! It was like watching Project Runway in person!

wearing: olsenboye striped top, khaki shorts, forever21 heart shaped locket, victoria’s secret bag, and rampage gladiator heels.

Do you remember when I wrote about this top a while ago? Well, it finally went on sale and I tried it on and I had to have it. Unfortunately they didn’t have it in my size so I had to find it on ebay. It finally came in the mail and I knew I had to wear it to this event. I wanted to make it look like a dress so I wore khaki shorts (so they would sort of blend into my skin). What I didn’t anticipate was how difficult it would be to pair shoes with it! I tried on several pairs before finally deciding on these. A purse was even harder. I think I need to invest in some more brown purses. And of course I threw on my favorite necklace. I’ve been wearing it so much lately! I took a ton of pictures from the event last night, but I decided to split this into two parts so you don’t get bogged down!

Design Vendetta

Have you guys heard about this? It looks like so much fun! I love when fashion events are held in Sacramento! It’s tonight at Harlows on J Street (doors open at 7pm, the fun starts at 8pm). I’ve been to my share of fashion shows, but never anything like this! Basically four designers are given a bag of fabric and they have a set amount of time to create a look (as we eagerly watch) and whoever wins gets their piece featured in the Designing Dreams Fashion Show next month on August 7th! What a fun way to get into a fashion show! I hope I see you guys there!

Want to see what other events are going on? Check out my Calendar! Psst.. it’s a new page on my site!

Avante-Garde SupperChic Fashion Show

Fashion show starts at 9:30 – show is free, but the best view will be from your dinner bed!

For more information and dinner reservations (please reserve early) contact rsvp@supperclub.com or 415.348.0900.

Have you guys heard about this fashion show yet? I’m so excited to be going! It’s dinner and an avant-garde fashion show! The designers are so amazing too. I’m obsessed! The first designer is Kitty Andrews Millinery by Melissa A. Bolin
http://www.kittyandrews.com/. She is a phenomenal milliner! You have to go check out her hats! The second designer is Tosca Soraya Otten
http://www.toscasoraya.com/. She does amazing designs. I would love to own one of her pieces. On her site she has so many pictures and sketches. You have to check them out, it’s well worth it. I hope I see you guys there!

The Ivy Fashion Show

As you know, I was recently invited to a fashion show in San Francisco! It was such a fun experience and I was so glad I could attend. The fashion show was put on to promote local designers and raise money for the San Francisco Food Bank. Since I love San Fran so much, my friends and I rode in earlier than the show (and got a little turned around on the way- dumb navigation system!). I decided my day in San Francisco is going to split up in to three posts to avoid one very long one. So here’s part one!

We got to the beautiful Hotel Whitcomb around 6pm and had some amazing hors d’ oeuvres. I met with one of the designers who was going to be in the show and talked about shop and learned about their line. I actually might be writing a future post on them! The first designer’s clothes to walk down the runway was Dlish Couture. Her clothes are ready to wear dress shirts that hide the buttons for a more polished look. Unfortunately, I knew the designer wasn’t going to be at the show so I didn’t get to meet her.

The second designer was amazing (and her designs are pictured above). The line (and designer) is Stefanie Schoen. Her collection aims to take a bold, funky girl to the evening so all of the pieces were very fun and wearable. I would love to work with her sometime!

The final designer (and the one I got to meet) was GK Clothing. They take art from local artists and screen print them to shirts. They are starting to switch to digital, though, because screen printing is very hard to maintain. They had great designs, and I’m lusting over one of their cardigans.

After the show was over we decided we were all beat and hit the road back to Sacramento. As we were driving out of San Franciscowe could see the sun starting to set on the ocean. It was a really beautiful way to end a really lovely day.

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