Monday, November 16, 2009

In Sequins

We are always receptive to any and all types of shimmering objects, but we have a tendency to pay extra attention to them towards the end of the year. What with shiny wrapping paper and twinkling holiday lights, there is no escape. I’m talking about Sequins, the timeless embellishment that has found its way into your closet this season. Earlier this year designers dreamt up sequins for Fall/Winter 2009, and boy do they know how to deliver! Stella McCartney, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Balmain, Michael Kors, and many other hot designers displayed their love for sequins on the catwalk this year.

The origin of sequins is said to be traced back to the ancient Mediterranean. A type of coin, known as a sikka, which was later changed from the Venetian word 'zecchin' to sequin by the French and entered English in that form . These coins were sewn onto clothing, especially women’s clothes; it was a way of displaying and storing a family’s wealth. Where sequins circulated it became custom to sew them and other similar coins to women's clothing such as headdresses, veils and over the bosom and the hips, which was likely done not only to show wealth but to also keep coins safe, since they were worn on one’s person. The look was attractive to other cultures and eventually became more of a fashion statement. It was this ancient custom that led to the use of sequined fabric and trims in modern fashion.

Sequins are disk-shaped beads used for decorative purposes. In some cultures sequins are still used as coins, modern sequins tend to be made of plastic. They are available in a wide variety of colors and geometrical shapes. Embellishing fabrics with sequins can be done in different ways. The entire article of clothing or an accessory such as a purse may be covered completely in sequins or they can be arranged to form designs, images, or patterns. They may also be referred to as spangles, paillettes, or diamantes. Sequins may be stitched

flat to the fabric, so that they do not move or they may be stitched so that they move easily, and are able to catch more light. Some sequins are made with facets, to increase their reflective ability. They are commonly used on clothing, jewelry, bags and other accessories. These stunning disks of glimmer are most commonly found on distinguished woman of a certain age, who has acquired the tasteful fashions of Golden Girl character Blanche Devereaux. Sequins can also be found fastened at the top of billboards. This was done prior to the development of neon signs. Signs made with sequins were called schmaltz.

Sequins are also used in making a variety of costumes. They can be used to embellish professional costumes for performers such as dancers or skaters or for amateur dance and gymnastic recitals. Other costumes decked with sequins may be less formal such as a Halloween. Sequin adorned fashions have always been classified as “party wear” and or evening wear. 1900- 1960 sequin adorned fashions were worn with the intent of spicing up ones evening elegant ensemble. Sequins entered the club scene in the 70’s and have remained since then a clubbers staple. This season designers like Chanel showcased their sequin adorned frocks and succeeded in bringing back the elegant taste level that was once known before the 70’s. Chanel Sequins hit the floor in evening gowns and gave sparkle to the “classic tweed suit”. Stella McCartney kept sequins youthful by playing with different hemlines. Matthew Williamson wasn’t afraid of color when it came to sequins this season. Diane Von Furstenberg courageously played with hues of blue that can sometimes be classified as "tacky '80s MOB dress.” Thankfully designers stuck with classic colors like Black, silver and occasionally gold.

Sequins will always make a comeback in fashion whether you are prepared for it or not. This is hardly groundbreaking news, but sequins will continue to be a hot trend for Fall 2009 and will remain as a favorite holiday staple. Trendy retailers like Forever 21 will always have a supply of sequin frocks for those who find themselves completely addicted to those glittering monsters. In honor of the colder days and darkening nights consider embracing that fabulous sequin blazer you found in your grandmothers closet, there is no escaping this trend. Sequins remind us that there’s nothing like a little glitz to make you forget about the looming winter and the cold it brings.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Are you as obsessed with these serious shoulders as I am?

I love all these looks I can eat them. The Asian girls hair below is inspiring.I'm writing my trend report for my Intro to fashion class. I am torn between Sequins or shoulder pads.
I may go with sequins.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

You make my desire pure

Oh I wanna understand, the meaning of your embrace
I know now I have to face, the temptations of my past
Please don't let me disgrace, where my devotion lays
Now that I know the truth, now that it's no excuse
Keeping me from your love, what was I thinking of?
Holding me from your love, what was I thinking of?
You are my peace of mind, that old me is left behind

Please come free my mind, please come meet my mind
Can you see my mind, oh
Won't you come free my mind?

He's my peace of mind,What a joy it is to be alive.Oh what a merciful, merciful, merciful God Oh what a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful God

Friday, October 2, 2009


Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone, to have a deep relationship with another, to be loved thoroughly and exclusively.

But to His child, the Lord says: "No, not until you are satisfied, fulfilled, and content with being loved by Me; with giving yourself totally and unreservedly to Me to have an intensely personal relationship with Me alone, discovering that only in Me is your satisfaction to be found.

Only then will you be capable of the most perfect relationship that I have planned for you. "I want you to stop planning, stop wishing, and allow Me to give you the most thrilling plan existing… one that you cannot imagine (Proverbs 3:5-6).

I want you to have the best. Please allow Me to bring it to you. "You just keep watching Me. Keep experiencing the satisfaction that I am. Keep listening and learning the things that I tell you. Just waiting-that's all.

"Don't be anxious. Don't worry. Don't look around at all the things others have gotten or that I have given them. Don't look at all the things you think you want. Just keep looking up to Me.

"And then, when I know you are ready, I'll surprise you with a love far wonderful than any you would dream of. You see, I'm working at this moment to have you both ready at the same time. Until you are satisfied exclusively with Me, and the life I've given you, you won't be able to experience the love that exemplifies your relationship with Me.

"Dear one, I want you to have this most wonderful love, I want you to see in the flesh a picture of your relationship with Me, and to enjoy materially and concretely the everlasting union of beauty, perfection, and love that I offer you with myself. "Know that I love you utterly. Be satisfied in Me."

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mama says you aint got to like him but u have to love him

Sometimes blood can be your worst enemy.

This is so true in my life currently. Forgive him for all the pain that he has caused you. I forgive him. Love him cause he is hurt. I love him. I do not have to like him.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


I had no idea dads buy their daughters flowers. I'm sincerely fascinated with this simple act of love that all girls should experience.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

at least two pair

"That's right. I found a girl who wears bamboo earrings, and yo, she owns three pair. Sexy type of hair cut, kisses me with her eyes shut, never too dramatic, and makes my chest go putt-putt. Stuttering and spittin, got everyone's attention. She smiles so casually, I'm pretty fuckin smitten. A ton of fun, we have, when we take drives to no where. We cuddle up close in movies and at times, I can feel her stare. It's really cool cuz no matter what we do, it's like, "I don't really care what I do, as long as I got you". She calls me by my name, and her name is like the breeze. She speaks softly to my ears, and her laughter echoes inside of me. Now what am I to state, to better sum up or equate, this..feeling that's so nice and new, every day spent like the first date, and...I feel as smooth as can be, no tongue's tied or clenched teeth. I like that I found a girl around the way that, walks to her own beat. This is her style, my style, we don't need to get wild, but our profile, is hella fly, we hella tight, the type to make the world jealous cuz you can't write... out, white out, or speak ill of what you don't know. Round the way? She's bound to stay, and I'm down to be around till she says, 'go'.I try not to get ahead of myself, but what's a boy to do when it's five past ten pm and he thinks about no one else? Huh."

I'm scared. I like the way he thinks.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009



Your a peculiar creature Created to make mistakes And then make more. Destined to love And be loved Drawn from his eyes Flawed from yours Indeed a peculiar creature.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Blogger For the Day.

I'm on a roll.
Last night I discovered, I can't multi-task and drive.
I was Sort of embarresesd..then I had a good laugh....and then I got Home.
Oh man I'm crazy....I blame You!
Anyways I'm currently really happy...Once again
I blame you!

Ryan Miranda

I Love You.
Sort of ;D
P.s. your UGLY

Current Obsession

I work at Forever 21...the music in the store is soo good. The mix cd plays all day and repeats itself...but I don't mind. I couldn't figure out the artist who played this fabulously catchy it had been haunting me for days.....I told my Friend Derek they sounded like MGMT slapped with a dose of the Beegee's whiney vocals....LOVED IT! So today in class he tells me to look up Empire of The Sun. Low and behold it was the answer to my midnight hauntings.
Check them out
We are The People
Walking On A Dream


"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." - Coco Chanel

I have decided i'm going to get serious with my second passion.

Friday, February 6, 2009

What's a girl to do?

I don't need a Man......but im starting to like him.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Cutting Edge

ISSE today!

I am Inspired from the stages of Sassoon to the shear genious of Charlie price among many more. I cant express enough of my love for this industry.

I just cut my hair..its very different got a lot of compliments today from hair professionals today... makes me really proud of my mother such a talent she has.

I have discovered I am the least bit modest in my work.If I love it the whole salon will know that I love it...(I love to rub it in)Im a perfectionist in my craft and I have only just begun.I am no cookie cutter stylist.

I love what I do