Wednesday, December 17, 2014

San Antonio Fashion Week 2014 Day#2

Hello everyone, I'm sorry for the shortage of post lately. Unfortunately, I'm still trying to get the hang of this whole blogging thing. I really want to improve on publishing more post. So, just bear with me. Today's post is about my second/last day at fashion week. I only decided to go to a few shows because of school and money situations. I still had fun seeing what was showcased. I'm glad I got to be a part of fashion week again.
The pictures below are some of the designer's designs from the Moda Next Fashion Show. The Moda Next Fashion Show is a fashion event at FWSA that use to be an emerging designer competition. This year, the Moda Next Fashion Show purpose was to provide mentorship and business support to young talent in San Antonio. Blanquita Sullivan of Bonjour Biqui, Valerie J. Perez of Verseau, Joey Ramirez of Jose Ramirez, Christian Alonzo of 91Authentic, and Bruno Horwath of Ala Verb Clothing showcased their designs at the Moda Next Fashion Show.
Designers: Blanquita Sullivan of Bonjour Biqui, Joey Ramriez of Jose Ramirez, Valerie J. Perez of Verseau

Designer: Blanquita Sullivan of Bonjour Biqui

Designers: Blanquita Sullivan of Bonjour Biqui, Joey Ramirez of Jose Ramirez, Valerie J. Perez of Verseau
Designers: Valerie J. Perez of Verseau, Christian Alonzo of 91Authentic, Bruno Horwath of Ala Verb Clothing

Designers: Joey Ramirez of Jose Ramirez, Valerie J. Perez of Verseau, Christian Alonzo of 91Authenic, Bruno Horwath of Ala Verb Clothing

I was spotted by local fashion news channel Style Lush TV. There's a part of their channel called Street Beat. Street Beat is spotted looks at any fashion event that Style Lush TV attends. Any of the Fashion Contributors ask for a photo of you if they love your outfit.  LaTanya Ward-Showers spotted me at the Moda Next fashion event. Simple as that and you're a part of the Street Beat! I'm really happy that San Antonio has Style Lush TV. I think it's incredible that they've made a huge impact in such a short amount of time. Style Lush TV has become something so popular here in the San Antonio fashion community. Burgundy Woods is the main lady behind it all. I'm working on my interview questions for her so you guys can get know more about her and Style Lush TV.

Spotted by Local Fashion News Channel Style Lush TV

The local San Antonio Media Company, San Antonio Current, caught a glimpse of me at the show too. San Antonio Current is the city's premiere multimedia source of alternative news, events and culture. The last photo is just a quick snap of the crazy rain from the show that night. I hope you guys enjoyed reading today's post. I have more post coming this week. Until then, have a great day everyone!

Published Photo on Local San Antonio Magazine SAN ANTONIO CURRENT

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

San Antonio Fashion Week 2014 Day#1

Hello everyone, I'm sorry for going all MIA on you guys. School has literally been eating me alive. Also, I'm still trying to master time management. Anyways, I wanted to share some photos I took at my local fashion week. This year I only went to two events throughout the week. I absolutely loved seeing the fashion week logo downtown. It was like Deja Vu.

My favorite thing about FWSA was seeing Analy Diego's art. It was something uniquely different to see around. "Lucha libre mask have a historical significance in Mexican culture, dating back to the Aztecs. Today, their colorful designs are a reflection of the gods, sacred animals and ancient heroes of Mexican history. After a fight, if a wrestler loses his masks it signifies losing his identity as a character. Taking inspiration from this important part of Mexico's folk culture, this collection represents how the major fashion icons of our time fought their way up in the fashion world, never losing their "mask", or their identity as designers." -Analy Diego

I think the whole story behind these mask are incredible. Analy is incredibly genius for coming up with these mask. Oh how glorious inspiration can be. It just shows you how great the creative mind is. We don't only learn history from these mask but we have the pleasure in seeing them.
Below I have links to Analy's website, online shop, and social media. :)
Twitter: @DiegoAnaly


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,

Headpiece Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie,

Headpiece Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie,

Headpiece Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie,

Headpiece Handmade by TyTanisha L. Zacharie,

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