Category Archives: New Dresses

Old Wives Tales of Pregnant Gender Guessing..pt 1

There are so many gender tests out there that are suppose to give you the correct sex of your baby. Seeing as I find out tomorrow anyway, I see no reason to not try out the wives tales and see which ones end up being correct.

20 weeks preggo… About to be 21 in 2 days soo we are just chuggin right along.

Obviously…. We never know til we see it our little peanut on that big screen.. So cheers to trying out tests and cheers to single moms!

As gross as it is to pee into a cup, then film it and upload it to social media… I’ve seen worse today so I don’t feel so bad.

Test 1 – Baking Soda and Pee – if it does nothing, girl.. If it fizzes up, boy. So far 1 point boy. Also I clearly need to drink more regular water and less oj/milk/coconut water.

Baking Soda and Pee – Team Boy.

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Houston Shoot Week 2014 – A Black and White Affair

Alright.. so if I hadn’t already spammed everyone with what little photos I have from the past collection and runway show.. I’m about to do it again. Here is hopefully my last attempt at selling my stuff.

So.. Houston Shoot Week 2014 was held July 26th at the House of Dereon and was put together by Touche Studios.

There were many battles leading up to the day of the show (moving apartments, hula competition, no funds for fabric, runway coaches that do not like me and event coordinators that have ulterior motives) but all in all the show was success. I was the first designer to present, so my segment went quickly and I felt that my collection looked professional, sexy, cute, naughty girl next door and all of that jazz. For the time constraint I was under, I was very proud.

This event challenged me not only mentally but physically as well. I had to make the choice to either keep me word, while running up against a deadline, not paying my bills and using what little money I had to buy fabric in hopes of getting a bit further in this fashion world, and to hopefully also sell some of the pieces.. OR..breaking my word, letting people down… but at least I’d have groceries. Obviously you know which side I chose, and I am proud to say that I was able to show 13 pieces, when 2 days before I had nothing to show for the event. If I were to be put in that same circumstance again.. I would have chosen groceries… because still nothing has sold.

Here is what I don’t get… and please enlighten me if you know something that I do not.

You go to Victoria’s Secret and spend $98 on ONE bra.. made over sea’s.. and poor quality. This is not a one in a million bra.. this is a… half of the women you meet in your life has bought this .. bra. People aren’t being pair fairly and the quality is cheap…. yet we still do it.

I on the other hand.. live in your city. I only buy materials that are sourced from small businesses in YOUR CITY. I hand make everything myself, and more often than not I do all custom work. I spend countless hours making sure everything not only fits properly (the most important) but that it also will not come apart.. BUT.. let’s say it does… IM IN YOUR CITY.. you can just call me to fix it. You get a chance to see me face to face, to deal with YOUR WON FASHION DESIGNER directly… that’s a luxury most people will never have.

Did I mention that all of my pieces are ONE OF A KIND… that’s right ladies.. I never make the same thing twice. So, while I ship things all over the world.. if you are wearing one of my creations… YOU ARE ONE IN 6 BILLION.. you are special.. and you are the only one with that exact piece… need I remind you that you get to deal with me directly.

SO…. then why is $200 too much for a 4 piece outfit that can be worn multiple ways?

I don’t get it.. I truly don’t.

But this is why we have a million Forever 21’s that produce disposable clothing.

Do you know why they call it that? Because it’s not made to last more than one season.. unless of course you take amazing care of it…. which is rare for a lot of people. It also clutters our landfills, promotes big business polluting our environment with harmful dyes, AND takes that creative person you have in your life… that one that creates things you’ve never seen… that no one has.. and it forces them to quit their craft.

Why can’t we live within out communities more, support thy neighbor and to stop looking like everyone else..

 

You were born to stand out… so do it already. 

 

… and with that… I conclude my ranting issues with photos from the last collection. I hope you enjoy them. Please share with your friends.

 

Also….. I am fully aware that I started out stating one thing.. and finishing in a completely different area.. yea.. I do that… AND.. this is not just clothing related.. it pertains to all things local.. GET TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS.. and be kind to each other. We all have to share this same earth.

 

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Lil Partner in Crime

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Its sad for me to think about how my dog and I are essentially the same being, in two forms.

She: loves sitting in the window box, in the sun, has a sensitive stomach, is moody, has itch skin, always has to have the last word when it comes to an argument, loves a good nap, wants to cuddle with Matt.

I: am exactly the same in every way.

Lately she and I have been sitting in a negative energy funk and sleeping most days.

Is it weird that we are the same? Or does that always happen?

She and I need to get out, we’ve been cooped up for way too long.

I think we need a trip to the coast…

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Mark Gungor – Tale of Two Brains (first part) + S…” on YouTube

This man is right on point.

Mark Gungor – Tale of Two Brains (first part) + S…: http://youtu.be/sVogrnAO28E

Raw Showcase Pics

Just a few, but not all.

Each piece has been upcycled from something else..is.. A pair of jeans turned into a dress.

Watch this video first…

PANORAMA RAW – Independent Artist Event: http://youtu.be/mRELHi8IAvQ

Then check them out.

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Photos by : Lee San

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Ways to jazz up those heels

Brilliant…. I will be trying this soon!!!!!

Dancing in my heels

You don’t need to be a designer or shoemaker to get create your own fashion. DIY fashion is increasing in popularity and it’s addictive. Bloggers Shini Park and Kit Lee have recently also published a book titled Adorn: 25 stylish DIY fashion projects.

I’ve been spending hours on some amazing sites and have discovered some great DIY fashion tutorials. While I doubt I’ll be giving DIY a go anytime soon (thanks to my inability to use glue without ruining everything around me), I thought it would be great to share some of these with our readers.

My first piece in this series is off course DIY shoes. It doesn’t matter whether your shoes are out of fashion or looking a tad bit worn. There are ways that you can re-add the sparkle to them. Here are a list of ways that you can jazz them up again:

STUD THEM

A Beautiful Mess Photography Credits: A Beautiful…

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Red Lace Dress Challenge

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Its in process but has to be taken apart. Things I can’t stand, uneven lines, uncentered points… And ish that don’t work right.

Taking everything off and starting over. It will be beautiful in the end though!!

Needs to look like the bottom dress. CROSS YOUR FINGERS!!

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Lace-spiration

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I’ve been dreaming of lace recently for an upcoming fashion show that I’m doing… Let’s just say it’s going to be sexy chic.

I’m still saving pennies to buy materials… But with your help I can do things much faster. Plus, you get a gift with your donation.

Check it out.

Also I’d love to hear about what you’d like to see/wear!!

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Lace-spiration

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I’ve been dreaming of lace recently for an upcoming fashion show that I’m doing… Let’s just say it’s going to be sexy chic.

I’m still saving pennies to buy materials… But with your help I can do things much faster. Plus, you get a gift with your donation.

Check it out.

Also I’d love to hear about what you’d like to see/wear!!

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Hawaii meets the Bayou City in this week’s SubCulture

Remember that time my Halau was on the news?! Yea! See if you can spot me.

Don’t forget, I’m still raising money for competition: http://www.gofundme.com/ashtonmiyako tell your friends!

We’ve got that Aloha spirit in Texas!

CW39 NewsFix

HOUSTON, TX – This week’s SubCulture is bringing the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands to the Bayou City. At Houston Halau hula school in southwest Houston, students learn all about the graceful art of hula and Hawaiian culture.

We can almost feel those island breezes…

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