Tag Archives: recycled materials

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.

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

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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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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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Upcycled Fashion and Transformations By Maria

I will write more later, but I wanted to share a new project that I am working on.

As some of you may know, I started out designing in 2008 by creating upcycled clothing. I was broke (still am), and needed new clothing for school/work/events with no way to buy new things. To top it off nothing fit. Many of my friends had given me clothing they weren’t wearing anymore, and I knew I needed to make it my own. No one likes hand me downs…. unless they are designer. At any rate I took those pieces, cut them up and refashioned garments that fit me and my style perfectly.

Many years later I have paired up with Transformations By Maria to take unwearable clothing, and turn it into local fashion art pieces. So here I am.

Here are some photos, I will do a follow up later regarding all of the amazing things Maria is doing.

Let me know what you think!

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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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Hot off the sewing machine – strawberry fashion mullet

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Here is a new dress hot off the sewing machine! It’s a size 2/4, features pockets, fashion mullet circle skirt (short in front, long in back), straps with white leather back details. Made from 100% re-repurposed materials found locally. Selling for $220.

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