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Sunday, November 16, 2014

ModCloth Holiday Gift Guide

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Samantha Plasencia Interview

Hello readers!! I know it's been a whole month since I've talked to you guys on here. Today I'm sharing an interview that I did with Samantha Plasencia. You may know her as one of the contestants from Project Runway Season 13. Samantha started Fashion Design here in San Antonio. I never really cared for Project Runway until she appeared on it. I actually kept up with Season 13 because of her. It was amazing seeing someone I know pursuing their dreams. I had the pleasure of meeting Samantha at San Antonio Fashion Week 2013. It was my first time going last year. I was so happy and grateful for the experience. I literally went to every event I could possibly go to. I noticed Sam and another local designer Jose Ramirez at the Kick Off Party. I begin talking to them and introducing myself. Samantha was so nice and down to earth when I first met her. She has a very welcoming personality.

Samantha showcased a collection this year at San Antonio Fashion Week. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to make it as planned. I was so bummed that I missed the show. So, I asked Sam if I could do this quick little interview with her! Her collection was sporty, urban chic. I read in another article that her inspiration was Alexander Wang and Balenciaga. I could definitely see that in the looks from the collection. I believe her choice of colors, pattern, and design construction were right on. It was a mix of sports and casual wear. I usually don't like sportswear but I really liked how she played with it. The cobalt blue in her collection really made the designs pop. I admired the use of the white visors too.



 

Why did you decide to be a fashion designer?
I never chose to be a fashion designer, its something that I was always really good at. Creativity was always something that came natural to me.
 
How did you go about your career after graduating from the University of Incarnate Word?
I've been working since the age of 15, I was working retail directly after college and went into visual display at Neiman Marcus and Julian Gold.
 
What was it like designing part-time?
Designing half my time has always been great. I would still get stuff done and its actually put me where I am today.
 
How does it feel to be a full-time designer now?
I've only been considered full time for about a month now and had been working on my collection for fashion week.
 
I absolutely love the style of your clothing design photos. How did you get connections with such talented individuals? (Photographers, Models, MUA's, etc.)
I wouldn't call it connections, you have to get yourself out there and ask questions if you want to be recognized.
 
Why did you choose to do the looks from your collection at Fashion Week San Antonio?
My FWSA collection was for spring and I basically designed what I felt at the moment, which has gotten a remarkable response! :)
 
Will you continue to do shows here in San Antonio while living in Austin?
I haven't given much thought yet, but I'd like to take steps forward in showcasing in different areas.
 
How would you describe your experience from being on Project Runway?
The best experience anyone can endure in the design world.
 
What advice would you give to an aspiring fashion designer wanting to be on Project Runway?
Know yourself as a designer. I've noticed SOME of the local talent always switching up designs, aesthetics, and what not. It's hard to see what they are about. Find yourself and know who you want to dress.
 
I'm so happy and proud of you Samantha! I can't wait to see more of what you have for us in the future! I hope you guys enjoyed this interview post.  I have the social links for Samantha below. :)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Kalliope Kids - Bohemian Feather Lace Crown

The Bohemian Feather Lace Crown. Hello World, I have yet another headpiece to share with you. This crown is the last design piece from my job with Kalliope Kids. I saved the best for last. This is the crown that got me the job! I came up with this crown originally for a dress I reconstructed. The original design is completely different from this one but very similar. I think I'll finally get to show you guys that outfit sometime soon. The remake I made for Kalliope Kids came out better than my original. I just played with my ideas for the first one.

Headpiece Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie,
www.facebook.com/ZachupurBowTy

Headpiece Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie, www.facebook.com/ZachupurBowTy

Headpiece Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie,
www.facebook.com/ZachupurBowTy

Headpiece Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie,
www.facebbook.com/ZachupurBowTy

Headpiece Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie, www.facebook.com/ZachupurBowTy

Look at how confident this little girl looks! I only hope to grow as much as I can creatively. I feel so blessed to have opportunities like this one. I'm glad I had the chance to share my summer work with you guys. Who knew I'd be making headpieces?! I'm excited for my future as a student, designer and blogger. I have the social links for Kalliope Kids and Monica Roberts Photography below. Please check them out and follow them if you haven't already. Have an incredible day everyone!!

Headpiece Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie
Clothing by Kalliope Kids
Photographer: Monica Roberts Photography

Headpiece Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie
Clothing by Kalliope Kids
Photographer: Monica Roberts Photography

Headpiece Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie
Clothing by Kalliope Kids
Photographer: Monica Roberts Photography

Kalliope Kids Website & Social Media

Monica Roberts Photography Website & Social Media


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Kalliope Kids - Flower Branch Crown

Hello World, today's post is all about the second to last headpiece I handmade for Kalliope Kids. The construction for this design was inspired by the inspirational pictures I received for the job. I modified this crown completely different from the original. The inspiration crown was all metal. So I just came up with an idea using the materials I already had. I admire this headpiece because I feel it expresses my creativity more. These last two headpieces I made were more of my own originals. The creation for this crown was two ideas mixed into one.

Photo by TyTanisha L. Zacharie,
www.facebook.com/ZachupurBowTy

Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie, www.facebook.com/ZachupurBowTy

Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie,
www.facebook.com/ZachupurBowTy

Flower Crown Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie, www.facebook.com/ZachupurBowTy

Flower Crown Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie, www.facebook.com/ZachupurBowTy

Headpiece Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie,
www.facebook.com/ZachupurBowTy

Headpiece Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie,
www.facebook.com/ZachupurBowTy

The setting for this part of the photo shot was so beautiful. I absolutely adore the swing with the flowers and leaves attached. The swing goes so great with the crown. The colors in her outfit makes everything pop out too. This little girl looks too adorable. I don't think they could've picked a better model. I was told that the little girl didn't favor my crown all that much. I found it awesome that she didn't show it in the pictures. Lol, I feared it would happen but the designers and myself were happy with the crown. I'll be featuring my last headpiece tomorrow. The social links for Kalliope Kids and Monica Roberts Photography is below. I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Have a great day everyone!!

Headpiece Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie
Clothing by Kalliope Kids
Photographer: Monica Roberts Photography

Headpiece Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie
Clothing by Kalliope Kids
Photographer: Monica Roberts Photography

Headpiece Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie
Clothing by Kalliope Kids
Photographer: Monica Roberts Photography

Kalliope Kids Website & Social Media

Monica Roberts Photography Website & Social Media

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Kalliope Kids - Pastel Feather Headpiece

Pastel Feather Headpiece. Today's post will be about the fourth headpiece that I did for Kalliope Kids. This headpiece took a little bit more time to do than the other three. It was my first time constructing something like this. Painting the feathers was my favorite part. I loved the colors that I was assigned to use. I didn't paint the feathers entirely. I divided the feathers in half and then I divided those halves into the four colors I was painting with. As you can see, I painted some at the tip and the others about three fourths of the whole feather.


Photo by TyTanisha L. Zacharie, www.facebook.com/ZachupurBowTy

Feathers Hand Painted by TyTanisha L. Zacharie, www.facebook.com/ZachupurBowTy

Feathers Hand Painted by TyTanisha L. Zacharie, www.facebook.com/ZachupurBowTy

Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie,
www.facebook.com/ZachupurBowTy

Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie,
www.facebook.com/ZachupurBowTy

Headpiece Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie,
www.facebook.com/ZachupurBowTy

Headpiece Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie,
www.facebook.com/ZachupurBowTy
 
I enjoyed seeing this little girl in my headpiece. She's different from all the others because her outfit matches the headpiece. Kalliope Kids gave me some of their lace trim to use for my headpieces. The Mint Green Lace in these pictures were one of them. It just makes my heart warm to see this little girl happy. I was told that she really loved wearing it! That's totally a ego-buster for me. The social links for Kalliope Kids and Monica Roberts Photography is below. Have a great day everyone!!

Headpiece Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie
Clothing by Kalliope Kids
Photographer: Monica Roberts Photography


Headpiece Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie
Clothing by Kalliope Kids
Photographer: Monica Roberts Photography

Kalliope Kids Website & Social Media

Monica Roberts Photography Website & Social Media