Blessings for my new yr

My birthday was last month and I’m still assessing my intentions for my new yr. I had a birthday photoshoot featuring some of my latest designs and it was such a moment of pride for me.

The photoshoot meant a bit more to than my personal new year, but also everything that happened thus far that got to this point. Honestly I’ve never been one to celebrate my own victories, but that ends now. I’m making it a point to take a moment not only for praise but to reflect as well. I mean even if I wanted to take a pause to do a little victory dance theres nothing wrong with that either, it’s about time I celebrate the frustrations I overcome. Every moment counts #NoteToSelf 📝

The inspiration pulled for my Peau de Soie Satin gown, was #Garnet has the power to bestow eternal happiness, health and wealth, this #Aquarius birthstone develops confidence and self- esteem into the life of the wearer resulting in success and fulfilment of all desires.

My second look was an Ankara bustier complete with boning complimented with skirt pattern cutouts all thoughout.

This Ankara skirt was so much fun!! One of my top garments I ever enjoyed designing.

I will sure some intentions I currently have for my new year:

1. Continue to celebrate my personal victories, both large and small

2. Remain focused in all aspects of my creative process

3. TRUST THE PROCESS!!!

As always, thanks for stopping by,

✌🏾💗💫

Peace, Love, & Light

❄ Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas ❄

I had my first photo shoot for infant clothes, and I’m excited about how they turned out 😁

I created a circle skirt out of scuba & tulle. My darling little model is 3 months and she was pleased with the days adventure. 💗 surrounded in her very own personal Christmas Wonderland.

Weekends are made for productivity

It’s not always to easy to motivate myself on the weekends especially after working all week. I mean who really wants to be working after all the time and being miserable 🤷🏾‍♀️

– I do cause I have goals to accomplish, at least that’s the new mindset. If I want to live the life I deserve got to work towards it “the goal dont work unless you do” and I realized a long time ago perfecting my craft doesnt make me miserable it challenges me to find ways to figure this out. With every garment I’m learning new techniques & lessons; “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10000 ways that won’ t work.”Thomas Edison

With all this being said I am so proud of the progress I’ve made and happy with this latest fitting.

I figured out ways I’m going to tweak the finished product. But I’m a bit clueless how I want to create the top. I was originally thinking an off-the-shoulder crop top, but I’m liking the bandu too….

You have a goal or dream progress is key. What wins did you accomplish this week?/ What are you working for the week ahead?

As always, Thanks for stopping by

✌🏾 & 💗

Small victories 🎉🎉🎉

I always have to remind myself that all my accomplishment; big, small, and everything in between is worth celebrating.

With that being said; I recently created a cropped bustier top. With Sweetheart neckline, princess panel, criss-cross straps in the back reinforced, boning. I was just so happy with the way it turned out I had to put it on & snap a few photos.

Im still up in the air about the skirt. But taking a moment to pat myself on the back for this one 😊

As always; Peace & Love,

✌🏾& 💗

Thanks for stopping by.

Note to self 📝🙋🏾

“Everything that I’ve ever done I can still relate to, and feel connected to it in a way. There’s no part of my life that I look at and go, ‘I don’t recognize that person at all.”
― Ian Mckaye

​I came across a quote the other day, about not being ashamed of your work. At some moment in time this body of work  gives life to an experience, something I went through. It freezes the moment in time, evoking similar emotions whenever revisited.
I’m at the point were I won’t say its shame but more so judging… Guess when it all boils down to it, its all just fear. Fear of my work not being good enough, nor coming out the way I envisioned. Or even worse, messing up and having to start over.

So its an on going process of reminding myself, although I’m not ideally where I want to be & not producing my best quality of work. I keep in mind that’s how I get better, just keep working. Build on my craft, nobody is great when they’re first starting out.

Thats what’s so magical about art & engrossing one’s self in their craft. Sure it may not come out exactly as envisioning, but always leave wiggle room. Allow yourself permission to slip up, recover and find your way again. Keeping in mind imperfections means character, and the spontaneity challenges lead to fun. 

Thanks for stopping by

     ✌🏾 & 💗

Peace & Love 

2017 Menswear

Hey peeps, happy 2017 to all.                                                                                                                 how has everyone been doing? …. I’ve been putting forth such a strong effort to being committed to my goal and “staying in action” of accomplishing goals.

I wanted to tackle menswear for the longest…. So I did just that!

slaving away on creating the pattern pieces

I made my Menswear debut in a tailored single breasted blazer with double welt pockets, breast pocket, two piece sleeves, lining, complete with lapel and collar.15967176_10101621145693227_276405023_o15942883_10101621066736457_926944746_o15942913_10101621067804317_445071363_o15942983_10101621067440047_355666747_o

My first Menswear piece Pattern and sewing all done by me 😊                                                   I couldn’t be any happier or more proud of my hard work and dedication.

Thanks for stopping by, Peace & Love

Drape Success 🙌🎉😊😄

I don’t usually post my progress with Draping because its so tedious & its a lot to try to explain over a typed text…… But some times when you do exceptionally well & surprise yourself, you just have to tell someone. Well all you someone’s I have great news🎉🙌😊.

We were working on draping a blazer, & life has left me feeling a bit overwhelmed these past weeks. But I stuck it out {& so glad i did.} Gaining more motivation after each stage of the drape.

image

This was right after I created the lapel, but right before all the difficulty of the collar set in.

image

I’m draping a 4 panel blazer

image

Back view, with collar pinned & semi rolled.
I would have to say the part I found the most challenging was the collar.

image

There’s a fashion show coming up next month, thinking about constructing this blazer, or one similar. Because I’m so excited about the whole thing. I really want to see how it would like fully done & on a model.

Thanks for stopping by
     ✌ & 💗
Peace & Love