Thursday, April 30, 2015

D&M Magazine Launch Party

Last week we fashion students celebrated the launch of the new D&M Magazine. It was a evening filled with fashion, food, and friends. This up and coming magazine highlights everything from fashion and design, to merchandising and marketing. Our event location just so happened to be Anderson Studio, the photography studio of Randy Anderson who is known for shooting the covers of Time Magazine. Check out his fantastic work at

As usual, wearing vintage fur and accessories. 

Here is my very inspirational business professor, Mr. Conte. I have never enjoyed a class so much like I do with his and receive so much knowledge. I would like to thank him for putting on and working so hard on this entire event.

Now posing with the best friend and fellow fashion student, Ryane Delo. 

Ryane, Mandaichelle (also a fellow fashion student), and I. 

Photos of the amazing food and fashion are by me: 

Macaroons by my amazingly talented Art Appreciation professor Ms. Bell. Thanks to her I have increased my knowledge and love for art. Even a tower of macaroons by her looks like a masterpiece!

(Yes, they tasted as good as they look!)

Here Mr. Conte is giving a wonderful thank you to everyone involved in the event and magazine. 

Overall, a fun, memorable event! 

Thursday, April 23, 2015


In honor of Bettie Page's birthday, here is my fun pinup shoot. This wonderful high waisted swimsuit is from the always fashionable If you are struggling to find a cute swimsuit at a low price, they are the best place to go, and it will arrive just in time for the summer! I had way too much fun and I'm just glad the weather is warm enough for swimsuit season already. 

The link to this swimsuit is found at You can wear it with or without straps, depending on your style. I chose to wear it without them.

These are my favorite pair of sunglasses from, based in France. They have the most fabulous sunglasses to make you look glamorous this summer. 

Here are my biggest pinup inspirations, Marilyn Monroe and Bettie Page.

Happy birthday Bettie! 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


A known tradition in Texas is the annual blooming of the blue bonnets each spring. People from all over will come and do beautiful photoshoots in the fields and bring their family dressed up for the occasion. This is my first time having the opportunity to be apart of this Texas tradition, featuring this gorgeous green gown from

Elite99 is a company based in Hong Kong that allows people to shop at factory direct prices. They have the latest fashion at the cheapest prices. Ranging from dresses and tops to beauty products, they will have something for any girl. 

Featured in this look along with the dress are all vintage accessories. I tied a sash around the waist with a vintage scarf to cinch in my waistline, which you can do to any dress to give off a vintage look. 

For once, I took over the camera and shot these photos:

Here are some beautiful children that I was able to photograph.

Thursday, April 16, 2015


I am loving this spring weather and finally being able to wear fun day dresses. I channeled some of my favorite old Hollywood movie stars with this dress from and pairing a vintage headscarf. By wearing a simple head scarf you can transform any look from humdrum to Hepburn. 

Headscarves were commonly worn in the 1940's during the war while women worked in factories to keep their hair away from their face. This trend caught on and became more of a fashion statement from then on. Later in the 1950's you can find many women wearing them looking glamorous as ever. Stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and almost every celebrity you can think of used these as a staple in their wardrobe. (When you're having a bad hair day, I recommend turning to these also.)

My dress that I am wearing can be found at this link: You can wear this in the evening on a nice date or you can wear it during the day to go shopping. It is a very versatile piece and can be styled many different ways. 

All of my accessories are vintage, except my red satin Manolo Blahnik heels. I like to keep the old sophistication continuing to promote gloves and petition to bring them back into daily wardrobe. In order to feel classy and sophisticated, one must begin by dressing the part. 

Of course, I had to recreate my favorite person in the world's look. Marilyn Monroe didn't even have to try. She was naturally a very fabulous lady and knew how to flaunt it. She was among the rest of the beautiful legends to use a headscarf in her looks.

Here we have Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly showing off the headscarves in beautiful variations. 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Pin Show 2015

Last weekend I had the chance to attend one of my favorite fashion shows of the year, The Pin Show, at the historical venue, the Bomb Factory. The Bomb Factory started out as a factory for Ford automobiles in the early 1900's. Taking on a change in the 1940's, the factory was then used for the mass production of bombs and ammunition in WWII, creating the title of "Bomb Factory". In the 90's the building was renovated to host some of the most famous bands known today.

The Pin Show is one of the greatest events Dallas has to offer, showcasing local designers to designers from across the country, The Pin Show features over 20 designers each year and over 120 looks. This year 22 designers were featured: The Style Conscious, Kae and Jae, Indigo 1745, Melancholic Design, Sam Morgan (a close friend of mine), Marek + Richard, Sacred Heart Collection, Nita Marie, Elle Luxx, Copper Signatures, Hardly Alice, Mahogany Blues Swimwear, Beaus+Ribbons, CarmenIris, Ana Pesqueira, Yomono, Megan Surber, Civil Revolution, EcoArmoire, This One Woman, and Thrll. To find out more about these designers and their lines go to

My chosen gown for the evening is from, a great website to find amazing deals on the latest in fashion, and score even better deals than where you usually shop. I was drawn to this gown because I love the Jessica Rabbit look it brings out. You can find this dress at It wouldn't be a complete look for me without some added vintage glam. The accessories featured are all vintage. Scroll through to find out more details!

Featured below are my favorite vintage jewelry pieces of the 50's. 

Along with a 50's handbag.

With my ever so handsome boyfriend Sam Patterson. He is wearing a vintage 1960's Neiman Marcus suit, Stacey Adams shoes, vintage button down, and pocket square. 

Photo below is by Samuel Hsu! Posing with my best friend Ryane Delo, whom I go to fashion school with, and my boyfriend Sam. Somehow we all managed to coordinate perfectly. 

These gorgeous photos of the show are by my friend Vladimir Meyman. To see more of his work, follow him at his photography page on Facebook at

Here are some of my favorite looks of the night!

A special feature goes to my beautiful friend and beyond talented designer Sam Cogley of Sam Morgan. Her looks stood out among the sea of black and white. She has a way of incorporating color to catch your eye and brighten your mood. Here is a glimpse at her looks of the night, by photographer Art Cash:

Here is a shot below of the many one of a kind looks you can find on her website at They are so creative and like no other. Be sure to check out her lookbooks!

Posing with my good friend and fellow fashionista, Ekaterina Kouznetsova. Photos by Mike Brooks and Roderick Pullum. 

(Another favorite look)

The Pin Show 2015 was THE BOMB! No pun intended. I look forward to many years to come.