Sunday, September 27, 2009

Halloween and Sea Green: October is Almost Here- Double Article

If you're looking for Trick - or - Treat inspirations, or the best nail color for you, you've stumbeled upon the right blog.

Special Double Article

Nails:
Weather you want the perfect nail color to match your outfit or you are trying to make your hands look smaller, there IS a nail polish out there for you.


Tips & Tricks:
- Mid to deep greens make your hands &/or feet look smaller
- A simple French Manicure is a good break from crazy colors
- If your nails are chipping a lot, either the climate, the length of your nails or both are affecting them. If your nails are too long, give them a quick trim. If it is because of the climate, add a clear coat and hope for the best.
- If you are painting your nails in a rush, dunk them in cool water to get them to dry faster
- If your colored nail polish isn't a good brand, then make sure to wear a clear coat over top
- Sea green is in right now for nails
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Halloween:

I'm not sure about the USA right now, but in Singapore everyone grades Pre-K to Senior year trick - or - treats on Halloween. Everybody and their dog dress up as princesses, pirates and witches, but this year you can stant out. Here are some simple suggestions:

Costume Ideas:

-Taylor Swift: Curl your hair into ringlets, put on a dress and some boots and grab a mic 'cause your crowd's waiting!

-Twist on Twister: Take an old sheet and four old shirts the colors: red, blue, green, and yellow. Cut circles out of the shirts and sew them onto the sheet just like a twister mat. Then sew the "mat" down the back and add noodle straps - you're a walking game board!

- Rainbow: Grab six friends and dress up in all seven colors of the rainbow - wear matching t - shirts and shorts your color and go door - to - door as one big group.

- Checkerboard: Wear a checker-ed shirt with checker-ed skinny jeans, a checker-ed hat and checker-ed vans

- Marshmallow: Wear a white pillow case over your head and orange shorts - a marshmellow over a campfire!

- Kiwi: (I'm including this one because my friend - guy did this last year) Draw a kiwi on a white t - shirt and walk around yelling "I'm a kiwi and you just got pwnd!"

The costume ideas were all mine (except the kiwi - that was David's) - if somebody has thought of them before, then sorry!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Updates & Favorite Fashion: Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs


First off, I realise that I posted just a few days ago, but I failed to mention at that time that I just got a new sewing machine last weekend. I'm currently working on a "bless" and if you go to my school, then you might get to see me wearing it the next free dress day. (Yes, my school has uniforms.) Oh, and for those of you who were wondering- I did wash the new fabric and it didn't fade or shrink, so I'm happy.

[A "bless" is something in between a blouse and a dress. The word "bless" is a portmanteau of blouse and dress, but is not to be confused with a baby dress. I want to copyright that word - my invention. I guess you could call the "bless" a neologism, but I'll make it a common word. Some day it will be known as something other than "to bestow good wishes" and it will say "coined by Rebekah Sierra".]

Anyway, now to favourite spring/ summer 2010 outfits & collections. I love the exotic colors Oscar de la Renta used in his new line. My favourite outfit is a beautiful bright orange dress he made. Marc Jacobs also has some very nice new things out. The websites are below for you to take a look.

I love the sideways pumps / sideways heels. Marc Jacobs made the original back in 2008, but they are now being made by many different companies and becoming more common. They are very inventive, original shoes & for those of you who hate them, step back because you're about to get hit by a wave of the future. Like I said two posts ago, designers are getting more adventurous and way more futurestic with thier clothing & accessories. See the hair-do's from the Marc Jacobs spring show?
Marc Jacob's
http://www.marcjacobs.com/#/en-us/home
http://www.oscardelarenta.com/?folderId=/collections/readytowear/spring2010

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Inspiration!

I now have some fabulous cloth and am working on sewing a blouse for myself. I'm debating over weather the cloth will shrink if I sew it then wash it or not. I made a dress out of the same fabric, but as I only wore it to one weding (then had a growth spurt and no longer fit into it in any way at all), I really had no reason to wash it.

The outfit I want to sew is more like a blouse- dress... or a bless. It comes mid- thigh and is worn with a lightweight, sheer jacket and either leggings or shorts that barley peak out below the bless. (Don't forget the jewlery.) See below:


I appologise for the awful sketch. I drew a MUCH better looking version, but my scanner is broken right now, so the best I could do was draw it on Paint and hope it isn't too miserable. Please don't take my blog as a joke just because of this one poor Paint sketch - I WILL get the scanner fixed and you can see real art.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Summer 2010 Fashion Predictions

Summer 2009 has just ended, but here at Rebekah Sierra, we are already looking ahead to Summer 2010. A new sewing machine is in order, and new outfits are being sketched. With all that goes into making a new line of clothing, we will have to shoot our photos in early October, or we will miss our deadline and have to skip to Fall 2010 - which would be horrible. With the workload, and of course school, I'm sorry if there seems to be a lack of posts. I hope to continue weekly posting.

What we expect for Summer 2010:
- With Summer, always comes swimsuits & 2010's will be very inventive to start off a brand new decade. (The last time the decade began, I was just a toddler.)
- Even more modern/ space-age-y outfits
- More chunky jewelry accompanying each outfit
- The simple blouse will be updated and Summer-afied - expect some cute sleeveless tops
- Some very out-there outfits with inspirations from floral bases
- Greens showing up across the board with plenty of gold accents
- Less and less browns and blacks
- Spring outfits changed to fit Summer standards
- Lots of gold

If you have watched the official music video for Boom Boom Pow (by the Black Eyed Peas), there are some things in their outfits that might possibly be incorperated into new trends, howeber I strongly doubt that we will all be wearing skin- tight candy- cane colored unitards.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Back With Baggy?

Fashion keeps moving foreword- it waits for no one. For the past couple of years everyone has been rockin' the skinny jeans, but lately more and more people are showing up on the runway with baggy shorts & capris.

(The below picture is Rachel Bilson.)
I personally think it's a cute style, but skinny's aren't out just yet. Some of these baggy shorts are a cross between bubble shorts and baggy because at the bottom they come back up and in. In the picture above, they are more simply rolled up. I have a great picture of some shocking turquoise blue baggies, but currently can not find it.

Now I need to get working on sewing a pair for my friend to model. Then I can upload that.

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