Friday, November 13, 2009

I want your input


Hey guys


If you have any comments, suggestions, requests or just feel like typing something up, send me an email crissylavoz@yahoo.com.


I'd love to get your thoughts and input. THANKS!



Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fashion on Fashion Ave

Honestly the style that I came across on Fashion Avenue was refreshing. Every ones look was artsy and was more about self expression rather than the latest trends. People were creative and, TRUST ME, I did not see the same outfit twice. Rather than finding the hottest designer stores there were more supply stores, arts and crafts shops, and of course the buildings that hold all the "behind the scene"s for the fashion industry. They don't call it the Garment District for no reason.
FASHION AVE-NYC CATWALK






This weeks How-to: 1 of a kind headband
Materials
Ribbon (Base measurements on your own head)

2 Hair ties
Fabric glue or Sewing Machine


Step 1: take your 2 hair ties and interlace them to form a nice knot.

Step2: Fold the end of the ribbon about half an inch. Sew or Glue in place.



Step 3: Place the end of the ponytail holder at the edge and fold another half inch.


Step4: If you are using glue, glue the second fold to the rest of the ribbon. If you are sewing, sew one from one edge to the next, back sew.


Step5: Repeat on other side.
Step 6: Do the damn thang.


5th Avenue



How can I begin to describe 5th Avenue. If you want to be in the fashion industry I guess it's one of the places that you want to be. The streets are lined with designer stores and gorgeous window displays. The look of the New Yorkers I could instantly spot among masses of tourists was minimal chic with designer accesories. Monogram Louis and Guccis definitely run 5th avenue. It's the place to be if your pockets are nicely lined for spending. Too bad mine aren't.

5'ths Snazziest



This weeks How-To: "Stud your life"
Materials
Flat back Studs
Multi Purpose adhesive
Pair of Tweezers
Something to stud


Step1: Make sure the surface of whatever you're studding is clean
Step2: Grab a little piece of paper and squeeze a little adhesive onto the paper

Step3: Using the back of your tweezers apply a small amount of adhesive to the back of a stud.
Step4: Place the stud on your item using the tweezers and repeat until you get lazy or think you're done.
Step 5: Viola, an easy update to an old boring pair of shoes. Sit back and think about how your life just became a little bit more awesome.



Notes: For the Adhesive I used Beacon's Gem-Tac permanent adheisive. Both the glue and studs were found at M & J trimming

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Downtown Style

So since I, like many others in NYC, am a frugalistic style freak I decided to create a blog catering to the penny-wise and stylish of New York. I couldn't find any blogs or website that incorporated NYC's amazing style and simple How-Tos so here we are.

For my First blog I hit the streets of downtown Manhattan, the Soho area. The feel and style was laid back, rocked out and rather Eco-friendly. Top trends were motorcycle jackets, knee high boots/booties, recyclable shopping totes and of course SCARVES!
RUNNING WILD IN SOHO
Try This Look
Tabitha's Rock Eclectic Style
  • Play around with layors
  • Accesorize
  • Always have 1 item that pops



This weeks how-to: Drape Vest

Materials
Fabric( very light Jersey material would probably work best)
1 pushpin

a pencil
scissors
tape measure

Step 1: Cut your fabric into a rectangle, about 30x40 should be good for a regular sized vest
Step 2: Fold your fabric in half, short end to short end. Fold fabric again, short side to short side Step 3: Take your tape measure and your pin. Stick the pin in the tape measure @ around 7 inches, then hold the pin in place on the corner(the corner with both folder edges), take your pencil and draw a quarter circle.


Step4: Make sure your fabric is extremely flat and cut out your quarter circle. When opened up half way it should look like half a circle and when completely open should look like a full circle.


Step 5: Throw that bad boy on, put a belt on it....go crazy.


Now i didnt follow most of my own rules. I was never very good with rules, lol so decided to make my version super long and probably made with the worst material to use for this project, but hey it floats my boat.




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