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September 2014 Issue Of IndieBlush Magazine

Hello readers, I wanted to share with you all my current article in a local magazine that I am now an official contributor of called IndieBlush Magazine. IndieBlush is a magazine that caters to everything Indie in the Sacramento and surrounding areas and a magazine that is rich in the the Sacramento heritage. I am so honored and feel so lucky to be a part of this awesome magazine. Please take the time to read the article and feel free to browse through the entire magazine to get a feel for my home town.
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Back To School With TopShop

Well, here we are, almost at the end of the glorious summer season with fall almost upon us and with that comes back to school. Whether it be high school or college, these items from TopShop will have all the heads turning.

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1. TOPSHOP Leopard Print Pelmet Skirt $70 TopShop.com

2. Topshop Chiffon Sleeve Blouse $64 Nordstrom.com

3. TOPSHOP Grainy Faux Leather Pocket Backpack $68 TopShop.com

4. TOPSHOP KNIGHT Lace Up Shoes $90 TopShop.com

Click on the TopShop link to find these items

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Can Fashion Be Turned Into Trashion?

 

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If you watch Project Runway, then you know what it means for designers to have to work on a budget, a specific amount of time and create runway ready attire all at one time. I recently had the pleasure of attending the Capitol Indie Collective in Sacramento. This unique fashion challenge is presented by the Sacramento Film Festival, Indie Blush Magazine, Sacramento Fashion Week and other small fiscal partnerships. Not only is this a non profit volunteer based event, but it supports a diverse culture of artists in addition to small business support. IMG_0206

The fashion challenge was the official kick off to the film festival which was held at The Crest Theatre in downtown Sacramento. The Crest Theatre is a historic theatre that originally opened in 1912 as the Empress Theatre, and at that time was used as a vaudeville palace. The point I am trying to make is that this historic theatre was the perfect back drop for this fashion challenge. This years theme was ‘Trashion” and the 3 designer contestants had 10 days, $50 budget and create a runway ready dress completely out of trash. They had to be able to sift through garbage in oder to find items they could contribute for the dress. Now, let me tell you, this is no ordinary task, but these 3 designers were ready for the challenge.

The show started with the first designer, Kimberly Lucero presenting her creation of a dark fantasy with a victorian influence. Her model Cassandra did an excellent job in portraying this dark, sort of evil princess. (Now remember, everything the dress was made from was found in the trash and hand created)The bottom of her dress was constructed out of a hoop from a skirt, the skirt portion of the dress was made from a red santa suit and vinyl, and cardboard paper accordion.

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The second designer that presented was Frankie Vanity. She went for more of a Moulin Rouge look with her entire dress being created out of used coffee filters, coffee sacks and burlap bags, with most of which were given to her by Starbucks, Peet’s Coffee, and Java City. There was so much work put into this dress due to the fact that everything was constructed by hand. The cutest thing was the hat, which was made out of paper cup.

The third designer Angela Martin chose to go a different route. Although she did create a runway ready dress, she found her inspiration out of water bottles. The majority of her dress was constructed out of water bottles and compact disks that were found from where? A trash can. Again, everything was done completely by hand. IMG_0215

The winner has the opportunity to win salon packages, a spread in Indie Blush Magazine, the opportunity to showcase a full collection in Sacramento Fashion Week 2015 and a clothing rack.

This competition again is to show the creativity of each of these aspiring designers and each of them deserved to win, but there could only be 1 winner of the challenge along with 1 winner of the audience choice award. The audience choice award went to Kimberly Lucero, with her dark fantasy creation. The Capital Indie Collective Fashion Challenge winner this year was Frankie Vanity with her Moulin Rouge dress created with everything coffee!

With different challenge themes each year, next year is sure to be even better!

 

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Barbie Street Style Star Instagram Fashion Week Pictures (Vogue.com UK)

 

Barbie On Instagram

Barbie Street Style Star Instagram Fashion Week Pictures (Vogue.com UK).

This is probably one of the most funniest and cutest thing that has come out of the world of fashion. We know that Barbie is the iconic doll of fashion right? Well, the Mattel Corp is keeping up with the times and has brought Barbie to the world of Instagram! Read more to find out and follow Barbie.

Clothing Euphoria From Net a porter

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When you’re in the fashion and beauty blogging/writing business you come across some of the most captivating pieces of clothing, shoes, or accessories. It’s almost to the point where it’s a form of euphoria or even some have called it “orgasmic”. I know they’re just articles of clothing or accessories, but then again, they aren’t. Their like pieces of art, art made from some of the fashion worlds brightest minds.

Which brings me to the purpose of this post. I consistently browse through Net-a-porter and found myself going through it this morning. I literally was just in a “clothing high”, so I guess, to me yes, there is such a thing. Remember, things go pretty fast so act quick.

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Mui Mui Embellished Crepe Jacket$2890

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Mui Mui Embellished Metallic Jacquard Mini Skirt $3955

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Dolce and Gabbana Vally Crystal Embellished Velvet Pumps $1095

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Roland Mouret Nabis Paneled Leather and Crepe Dress $2920

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Gucci Angora Blend Sweater $1150

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Valentino Leather Trimmed Wool And Cashmere Blend Sweater $3100

0e9294edcde004cd0da0452c08497b99Isabel Marant Leather Skinny Pants $2585

 

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Dion Lee Striped Ribbed Knit Sweater $380

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Isabel Marant Adelaide wool-blend wrap mini skirt $505

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Saint Laurent Patent Leather Knee Boots $1495

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Saint Laurent Monogramed Sac Université small leather shoulder bag $1750

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Stella McCartney Tortoise Shell Cat Eye Sunglasses $300

#Lucky #LuckyMagazine #Luckycontributor #netaporter #brassknuckles #saintlaurent #euphoria #shopping

Zara Fall 2014 Lookbook | POPSUGAR Style & Trends

 

Zara' s Fall Look Book

Zara Fall 2014 Lookbook | POPSUGAR Style & Trends.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything to my blog,; I’ve been writing for others! But you can expect more regular pieces here on out.

Zara has come out with their fall look book and as usual, it looks awesome. Can we expect nothing less than Zara? Go ahead, look away!

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Shoppers now save up to an extra 80% off during Yoox’s.com sale.

Thousands of women’s and men’s items have been marked down, including items from some of our favorite designers ; Emilio Pucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Marni, Jil Sander and Dsquared2.

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Everything Indie In Sacramento

I started blogging with the notion that it would take my mind off certain things that are in my “about” section, but since then, I have been extremely fortuitous. My writing has been noticed by several local and distance publications. Indieblush is a Sacramento based magazine devoted to everything indie in the Sacramento, surrounding and Northern California areas. From INDIE Film Festivals, Wine  to Fashion, and many other Leisure Activities. I have the pleasure of being a contributing writer to this magazine. I wrote my first article for Indie Blush in June and have just completed my second article in which I am excited to see when it’s complete. Please take the time to visit Q3 issue of Indieblush and see just what an awesome magazine it is. In addition, my first article is below:

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Source: Indieblush

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Vintage Style Redone

I have been so lucky to be a part of several publications lately and I am extremely lucky to be a part of Trend Privè Magazine. I wrote my 2nd contributing article last month and it was published just a few weeks ago. When I first started my blog, it was for the simple fact of staying busy and keeping my mind off my medical issues. But after being a part of such publications as Hit The Floor Magazine, which gave me my first start as a contributing writer and then Trend Privè came along. Both of these magazines are truly a gem to work with and have helped me tremendously with my aspirations as a writer. I hope you all take some time to visit each of these magazines and read my posts. Unfortunately, there are just too many articles from Hit The Floor Magazine for me to link to my own blog. But I’ve attached my recent article from Trend Privè Magazine called “Vintage Style Redone”. Take a look:

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