Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I have got to start cracking down on crafting,designing and drawing.  Inspiration fails me, everything looks the same, people are bringing things back, because they for some reason can't be original either.  Who am I  though?  I'm not saying I don't like fashion these days, quite the opposite, I just can't think of anything that won't look exactly the same.  I digress...

I need something besides that little black dress, something that will make me want to stay up until 3am actually doing something besides look at my friends pictures, something that makes me not shower...and not care. A song perhaps? Baking? The smell of Christmas is in the air, it fills my nostrils, past the ever present cigarette smoke that will always be there, that smell whispers, what now? What now say you? Speak your peace? Have you not tried in all aspects of your life to live it to the best of your ability? Yes I have...but not to the fullest. Until I find that inspiration...I will continue looking.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

It is currently 3 A.M,  I always find it difficult to go to sleep when I have alot on my mind.  The figure(or the fashion figure) is proving very hard to master.  I have never been a classical artist, more of a singer, and doodler, but fashion and putting outfits together is like a second nature, sometimes to make myself fall asleep I'll put outfits together in my head.  Add a little Prada to Old Navy, or take away and add new things to what I have seen on the run way, if only I could put exactly on paper what I saw in my mind, it's like it won't come together yet, I'm missing something, a special formula that will please me.  This painting by John Singer Sargeant is one of my favorites (my mothers favorite artist) I have seen many of his paintings and sketches up close, each time I am completely astounded and floored.  This man, painted pictures exactly how HE saw the person, you can almost feel what this woman is feeling in the painting.  Did she choose this dress?  Was it a last minute decision? I'll never know...I guess neither will anyone else.  I find it easier to ramble when I'm delirious from lack of sleep.  I could go on for hours on why I love clothes...but I don't want to bore anyone, my goal with this is to see some sort of progress..even a tiny bit, and if not, say fuck it and move on to something else that makes me happy.  Have you ever had a terrible day, then gone into a thrift store or second store and found something that you'd been looking for months, maybe even years, and it changed everything?  I hate "Window Shopping" or " Browsing" the way it has always had to be whenever I have stepped into a Nordstrom or a Neiman Marcus.  Maybe one day...my designs will be in those stores, and I'll walk into SAKS with ease, ask to use the bathroom (the on in the Houston Galleria) and I'll sit on the ridiculously awesome  leopard skin bed, proclaiming silently, I don't feel like buying anything today...I'll go to Neiman Marcus instead...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Chanel created the little black dress after the love of her life died, even in mourning she wanted to look classic and beautiful.  I keep finding more and more examples of "The little Black Dress" which is great, because it gives more ideas to work off of, no dress is wrong, every one is unique, but one thing remains...how sexy it makes a woman feel to wear their very own.  Here is another version, the little figure has kind of bandanna covering her face, just because.

The first, not quite black, but it is the concept that I will continue to develop