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Sheer Camo Two Piece

Welcome to my love for sexy clothing that still make me feel classy and different.

This sheer two piece is one that was made from recycled materials found in San Francisco. It features a high waisted skirt w/ a train and a one shoulder top.

Check out the videos below:

I am wearing bathing suit bottoms… not trying to moon anyone here.

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Brown and Pink Wrap Dress

 

Brown and Pink Wrap Dress – FOR SALE HERE!

I have discovered a new way to do my marketplace, and it could not come at a more perfect time. I am clearing out my closet to make way for a new collection.

I have created videos or almost all of my designs, and will continue to do so and post new ones every day. Check back often, I have over 73 items that will be listed, all of which are one of a kind.

Check them out. Tell me what you think!!

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Pink Paisley Eco Dress


 

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This material was donated to me, and would have ended up in a landfill. It is eco friendly, vintage, the dress had pockets, and a removable belt.

Will fit from a size 2/6, with a size 4 being the best.

Reg. $150, on sale for $55

 

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Upcycled Jean Dress

This dress was made from a pair of jeans, and has now been re-purposed into a flirty spring dress.

It is eco friendly, can fit multiple sizes, and is truly one of a kind.

Reg. $150, selling for $50

 

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Watercolor Maxi Dress

This is the first of many dresses to be posted this evening.

The print for this fabric is one that I found at a local fabric store here in Houston. It is hot off the sewing machine, being only a few days old. It is one of a kind, and you can rest assure that you will be the only person in the WORLD with this specific dress. I will not be making it with the exact color combination again. I like to make sure that my clients know, I make most things one time, and one time only. I do this, not because I don’t want multiples, but I want to make sure that women can feel confident in knowing that they will never run into someone with the same dress. (I’m sure they have bigger things to worry about)

Because it it a convertible maxi dress, you can virtually wear it over 150 different ways. The fabric itself is a Lycra style stretch knit. It does not wrinkle and breathes easily. It is perfect for last minute trips, playing around the house, or taking a walk in the park. It is flirty, and sexy, without being too revealing.

As I mentioned before, I am clearing out my inventory to make way for new clothing. Because of this, may or my pieces are being sold for a fraction of what they are worth. I hope you take advantage of the sale, because I will not be having one again any time soon.

Normally this dress would go for $120, but for now I am selling it for $65.00.

I will ship if you do not live within the Houston Area. If you do live here, I can accept, check, cash and credit. If you do not, please add in $5 for shipping. You can pay me video paypal or Chase QuickPay at AshtonRounds@gmail.com

I look forward to dressing you, and please do not hesitate to contact me for anything.

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Dionisio Winery Event

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Oh… this weekend as been crazy busy, but it was truly a blessing and amazing!

 

For those of you who didn’t know (which seems like a lot… ) I did an event with Dionisio Winery this past Friday. Jimmy and his wife Clarice are the owners/winemakers for that fine establishment and I feel truly blessed to have met both of them.  (Photos to come… uploading is taking FOREVER!)

First, let me tell you about the wine.

The grapes are from California, yes… that is no secret, but the wine is made right here in Houston. The grapes are shipped next day air, the fruit that is infused comes from Texas (we love local) and carries no pesticides… (we really love Organic). There are very little preservatives added (a bottle only lasts 3 years) and there are NO artificial flavors added what so ever. Now you might be asking yourself… well what does all this mean to me?

It means you have a good clean wine that is good for your body AND wont give you a hangover!! Did I mention it tastes AMAZING!

Being a California girl, I have high standards, but this wine is seriously amazing.

Now, when Jimmy asked me to do an event with him, I didn’t ever question it.. I just said YES!

The event featured the wine… obviously.. and a trunk show by yours truly. We had quite a few local models, who walked around and mingled with the event attendees, as well as taking pictures of my Summer 2014 designs.

There are not enough works to describe how truly grateful I am… but here are my thanks:

Thank you to the following people:

  • Jimmy and Clarice for hosting the show, and for continuing to push me along the way.
  • Emeka with GnationCrown.com for helping me find last minute models and makeup
  • Bianca with Joie De Vivre Artistry for doing all the makeup on the fabulous models
  • The models who showed up, took photos, and modeled their butts off.. thank you ladies
  • Daniel with dwayne studio45foto for taking event photos
  • Jared Pierson with FullFramFX Photography for showing up, showing your love and being generally awesome
  • Matt Bednar…. my boyfriend.. you have to deal with so much.. thank you for putting up with me
  • My hula sisters. Thank you for showing up and supporting me. Your love, friendship and sisterhood means the world to me. I love you.
  • To all of the attendees, thank you for your feedback and appreciation. I have taken everything into consideration and it will help launch me forward.
  • Marie, that you for helping me find last minute models as well. I was truly freaking out.

 

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Where do I fit in? (Advice Needed!)

I am at a cross roads with my business.

I am not sure where to go next. I feel like the next option is to start selling to boutiques/retailers but I’m not sure where I belong in said stores. I would love to get an honest critique of my work and where you think my clothing would best fit in a retail environment.

I have spent countless hours trying to decide where I think I belong, but I have come up with nothing. I see store like, Urban Outfitters have few comparisons to my clothing, Free people is a little too boho. I do not think Anthropolgie and I would not mesh well. I can’t imagine my things in Macy’s or Saks… JCpenny… I have only ever tried to be myself as a designer. Does that mean I am not destined to be in a well know retail store?

Here is a slideshow of garments (recent and not so recent) that I feel encapsulate my design aesthetic and show off who I am as a person as well as a designer. If you have an idea of where you think my clothing might fit.. I would love to hear. OR, if you have any better ideas.. I would love to hear those as well!!

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Urban Jungle Cat – Photoshoot and Happiness

Sooooooooo….. There are no words to describe how full my “love tank” is right now. 

(For those of you who have read 5 Love Languages, you know what I’m talking about….. for those of your who haven’t. I’m not really sure what you are waiting for, but I know it will change your life for the better if you let it. )

So, back to my happiness…

A month or so ago an amazing woman name Allison found me on Instagram and told me she loved my designs. Naturally I had to do some cyber stalking myself, and let me tell you *le swoon*.. instant girl crush extreme. Then… I saw Jenna from Anthem In Art.. HOLY MOLY.. I think I just died and went to super girly rockstar heaven. Allison is a kick ass stylist and Jenna is seriously the best photographer in Houston. When I found out they wanted to work with me, I nearly died… yes.. died.

The Concept:

Jungle cat meets downtown Houston. The super amazing and talented models Janie and Kelsey would be getting their animalistic groove on in… you guessed it.. Ashton Miyako Designs.

The Crew: 

The Location:

Downtown Houston, TX

The Results:

So I currently only have behind the scenes shots, but even those are kick ass. I’m so uber excited I can’t contain my happiness!!!!!

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Also – You can purchase the garments you see in the pictures here!!

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New Stretch Fabrics!!

Today I had a moment at Discount Fabrics on 11th and Howard where I went crazy in their sale section. I found some really amazing stretch fabrics and thought I would  share them with you.

I know many of you have been wanting me to custom make something for you but want to know what fabrics I have to offer.. weellllll… these are the fabrics of the week.

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previous dresses I have made our of stretch fabric pictures above.

Stretch is in.. I am looking to do some long sleeve dresses or skirts. So, please let me know if I need to set some fabric aside for your project.. YAYA

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From Polka Dot Pin-Up to La Femme Chic

A beautiful client of mine came to me and asked for a replica of a Dixiefried Polka Dot Retro Pin-up wrap dress that she found on Polyvore. Sadly the pictures were small, the item was out of stock and no where Haight on street (Mainly just Dollhouse Bettie) had anything even close to what she wanted, so she came to me. YAYA!! Found me on Yelp, sent me a picture and check it out.. now she has a brand new dress that fits her perfectly.  The fabric came from Britex, sadly they didn’t have polka dot, but they did that this AMAZING red.

 

 

 

So, tell me what you think?

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