Remember my last post about the Olsen twins? Here’s the latest scoop of Mary-Kate and Ashley’s new JCPenny line. The clothes are available tomorrow Nov. 6 for a limited time, but the full launch will be February 2010.

They are trying to highlight clothing from different cities in the world, should be fun.




Dia de los Muertos

Nike is dropping a 2009 sneaker package inspired by Day of the Dead for November. They are the Dunk Low, Dunk High, and an Air Max 90. To say the least, I don’t like them. If I had to choose it would be the Dunk High pair, just for the sole.

Where are the sugar skulls and how am I suppose to know the Max 90 is Day of the Dead inspired?


Nike Dunk Low


Nike Dunk High


Nike Air Max 90

 Yes, the Day of the Dead symbols are there with the flowers and skulls. Purple and orange, really? That screams Halloween not Dia de los Muertos. The original Dia de los Muertos sneakers were a pinch better but it’s the same color.

 This does NOT look Mexican inspired. I’m not Mexican, but I’m offended. If you know the meaning behind this holiday the shoes wouldn’t look like this. Keep reading, go on.


Original Sneakers

Actually they’re not better. The Aztec culture embraced death and thought of it as “rebirth” and moving forward. It’s celebrated in a positive light. Unlike Halloween which is celebated with witches, monsters and demons. In case you were wondering, it’s not the same holiday.

Day of the Dead artwork symbolizes the duality of life. Alive and dead. It tries to teach us to accept death as a part of life and not fear it. So shouldn’t the shoes look more beautiful? Looking at the beauty in something so ugly as death.


Sugar Skulls


More Sugar Skulls

Do It Yourself T-shirt

I saw Pink, the singer, on TV and I saw the T-shirt she had on and I loved it. Unfortunately, I don’t have the image of her shirt since it was on a show I was watching, but it was a T-shirt ripped across the image diagonally.

I took a T-shirt I rarely use, to give me a reason to wear it, and used it as a sample. In case I don’t like it, I won’t really care.

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It didn’t turn out too bad, right? I think it gives it a lot of edge and if your T-shirt is simple like this one you can wear a different color bra with it.

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MICA Student

Don’t you love when you see people from your childhood and get to talk to them and catch up? That’s what happened to me one day and I found out that Jennifer Guzman is a student at Maryland Institute College of Art for fashion illustration.

She is an undergraduate and she  is working on a thesis for her senior year and she posts her work on her blog.


By Jennifer Guzman

“I’d like to persue screen printing, jewelry making/designing…and just be a designer eventually.” Wouldn’t it be cool to see a young girl’s art behind high fashion lines in the display window? I mean she’s only a 21-year-old and Latina.

She wants to design images for window displays and the ink/image design for cosmetic lines and perfumes. We’ll followup on her next week and see was she’s working on now.

Good Books to Read

I’m thinking I want to invest in “The Teen Vogue Handbook” and “The Style Strategy” by Nina Garcia. 

 I’m waiting for the places I applied to for an internship to reply and I must say if I don’t get an e-mail soon, I’ll cry. While I wait, I’m going to read up on things I need to know to learn and be even better.  



Posted On October 23, 2009

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I had these bright teal fishnet tights in my drawer for years and never wore them becuase I didn’t own anything that color and I’m not into that color anyway plus, I thought I would look stupid. I gave it a try because what the heck, if rock ’em then I can make them look good, and that’s what it’s all about, right?

I was getting ready for work and wanted to wear them and I found a cardigan to go perfect with it. What do you guys think?

My dress is from Express, cardigan is from Delia’s, belt from H&M, earrings from Claire’s, booties from Piperlime.com and the tights were a gift. 

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Bead Wear Boutique

Bead Wear boutique

Bead Wear boutique

Bead Wear is a super cute boutique by the circle at the Towson mall. I found very unique pieces for your hair, accessories, and neat wallets.

Pam made these herself

Patti Lasover made these herself

Patti, she’s the local jewelry designer and owner, is really nice and has good taste. I’m so glad I ran into this place. It’s nice that I  live close to Towson because I plan to go back every chance I can. Here’s chance to meet her, go visit her on 29 Allegheny Ave.

Olsen Twins

I love when celebs who are stylish decide to make their own clothing lines because it gives them the flexibility to really control how they want their style to look. Not like they can’t control what they wear, but sometimes we have ideas of exactly what we’re looking for when we’re shopping. The Olsen twins have a new line and it’s not cosmetics.


The Olsen twins are doing a Juniors’ collection for JCPenny. Olsenboye will be a line of casual sportswear and accessories inspired by teen trends from cities around the world.

I personally do not like JCPenny although my mind could change since I haven’t shopped there in years. Now that the twins will have their style offered there, it will definitely encourage my first visit in a very long time. Now that they are older I hope to see clothing that are not for teeny boppers.

The line is called Olsenboye by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The website will be Olsenboye.com but I’ve got the scoop so early that the site isn’t up yet. It seems like it will be a Spring launch because the line is in the previewing process, so hopefully it will be extra good. I’m pretty darn excited.


Sorry this is late in my blogging schedule, but here’s your Do It Yourself project I made this week, well, last week.

I made several earrings with buttons I really liked. I personally prefer studs when there is a design like this, and not a hanging version.

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I cut off the back of the button and glued an earpost. Avoid using Elmer’s glue or even a glue gun because the glue isn’t strong enough to hold together when you’re pulling on them to take them off.

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This is my favorite thing to do now because it is so easy to make. I’ve been doing for a while and I’m thinking of selling them. Just wait til you see the earrings I’m makin with seeds. Nobody will have earrings like you when you find a nice pair of buttons. You don’t have to use buttons you can glue anything. The earring don’t have to be the same exact button mix and match to be more unique. The pair below is the same pair in the above photo. One is pink and the other is blue, so cute.

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Of course, when you do this let me know what you made. Joanne uses clay to customize her own earrings.

Looks Just Like It

Personally I don’t like getting imitation things unless it is a damn good imitation. Frankly,  I don’t have the money for designer bags being a college student and most likely everyone knows that too. Remember the Chanel bags every girl had a few years ago? Most likely they were fake and it eventually became corny, to me. I want to show you that we can get good imitations for way cheaper without the big sign “This IS fake.”

frenchconnection.com $198 look a like     aldoshoes.com $125




aldoshoes.com $70

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