Monday, April 29, 2013

My Vampire Boyfriend Socks- Part 1

According to my Ravelry page, I started these socks back in July 2012, but it's taken me this long to finally finish one sock. The problem was that when I purchased the sock yarn (malabrigo sock yarn) I forgot to ask the nice yarn store ladies to wind it into a ball for me and when I set out to finally knit these guys, I was too proud to take the yarn back to the store and get it wound, so I decided to wind the yarn myself by hand. Inevitably, I got halfway through my skein and my yarn got soooo knotted and tangled up that I was spending more time untangling knots than knitting. But, last week, after having received all of my precious crafting supplies and furniture from the movers, I once again set out to conquer these socks and this time the knots came right out.

Pattern: My Vampire Boyfriend (ravelry, knitty)


These are the first socks that I've knit for myself instead of someone else and I think they look so good! I can't wait to finish it's mate. It may be a bit unreasonable to try and finish the second sock by the time the final Sookie Stackhouse book comes out in May, but I may be able to finish it before the next season of True Blood airs in June on HBO.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

What I'm Listening To: The National- Sorrow


This week I read that The National will be performing their song, "Sorrow," at New York's MoMA...for 6 HOURS STRAIGHT. You heard me right, friends! At first I was like, "Cool! The National is doing a show at MoMA...for how long!?" The performance aims to explore" the potential of repetitive performance to produce sculptural presence within sound".

Hmmm...I wonder if they will take bathroom and drink breaks? What if singer, Matt Berninger, looses his voice? What if the band members get tired?

Anyways, if you're like me and won't be able to attend the 6 hour performance in person, check out the live performance of the song above. And if you want to get a similar experience, just repeat it for 6 hours straight. :-P

Friday, April 26, 2013

Channeling My Inner Rosie

I have been waiting to find the perfect opportunity to start experimenting with ways to wear my denim shirt for spring. This week, after moving furniture boxes and assembling several pieces of furniture, I was feeling a bit like Rosie the Riveter.

Scarf: gift from Oranges and Apples
Denim Shirt: Target
Necklace: Vintage
Shoes: Toms

This necklace was a fabulous find from San Angelo, Texas. I was surprised to find that this tiny Texas town had so many cute vintage shops. And the greatest thing was that the stuff wasn't all picked over, so I got some great finds. This necklace is actually made of wood and leather.

This scarf was sent to me from the UK while I was living in the states, so it's only fitting that I now wear it while I'm living in the UK.

Written for the IFB Project #92

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Fohr Card

Hey readers! I just wanted to let you know that I just got an invitation to join Fohr Card. Don't worry if you're not sure what that is- I had to google it myself to find out what it is. Basically, Fohr Card was  created by Holly Stair and Rich Tong who worked together on some Tumblr Fashion Week projects. They were frequently getting calls wanting to enlist bloggers to help with projects so they wondered why there wasn't a database of bloggers available online so that companies could seek out bloggers in one place.  The pair got together with James Nord and thus, Fohr Card was created.

How it works
In order to be a part of the blogger database you have to receive an invitation. Then you create a profile of your blog's information by linking your blogs social media information (Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Google Analytics and Instagram accounts) to the site. The site then creates a sort of online baseball card of your blog's stats which can then be viewed by businesses, companies, brands or PR firms who subscribe (weekly or monthly) to the site so that these companies can match bloggers to their projects. So this site helps bloggers who don't have connections to businesses and companies get seen by businesses and companies.

You can read more about Fohr Card here and here.

Do you have any experiences using Fohr Card? Tell me about them in the comments below.

Blogilates

Those of you who subscribe to my Facebook page or Twitter feed may have noticed that I have been posting a lot of weird comments such as "@blogilates Day 17 complete"  and you may be scratching your head going "what the heck is blogilates"? Blogilates is a free online pilates workout program hosted by Cassey Ho. The program features online fitness routine videos on YouTube that you can do from home; an online fitness community where Cassey share's inspirational stories, recipes, and gives workout commands; and you can subscribe to a monthly workout calendar and meal plan. Cassey makes the videos fairly easy to follow and includes modifications for noobs, but what will keep you coming back is Cassey's bubbly personality, and the music she plays (yes, she does take requests).

What prompted me to start working out this month were two things. 1) My husband has got me jogging several times per week to get out of the house and is determined to make a runner out of me. 2) The real kicker was routine physical visit to my doctor. Since I recently moved, I've had to update a lot of my information including my height/weight and whatnot and most of the time I just spout off my weight as being whatever I put on my drivers license several years ago. As I got weighed in for my physical I was not very pleased to hear that I actually weight 10 pounds more than what I had been putting on my documentation. So that's what prompted me to get my butt in gear and try to get my weight and health back to something I'm more comfortable with. And I'm happy to report that by exercising 5-6 times per week for about 1 hour, watching what I eat and keeping track of my food with My Fitness Pal, I've lost 5 lbs. this month! I'd like to loose 15-20 lbs more by this summer.

Nike


Nike (see more nikes)
My favorite work-out t-shirt

Have you tried blogilates? If not, what are you waiting for? Do you have any fitness goals this year? Let me know in the comments below.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Previously on Project Runway: Season 11, Episode 13

A.K.A. The finale part 1


Previously on Project Runway, the final four designers (Stanley, Michelle, Patricia and Daniel) were given $10,000 and sent home to create fall 2013 collections for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. While the designers were home Tim Gunn visited each designer in their hometowns to give a critique. After several weeks had past, the designers returned to New York City where they were each paired off with a cast-away designer to finish up their collections and decide on 3 looks to present to the judges. In the end, the judges narrowed down the final 4 designers into the final 3 designers to present at fashion week. Let's take a look at their designs.

Michelle arguably had the most distinct point-of-view of the bunch and after returning home to Portland, Oregon after having been surrounded by other designers she became fascinated with the idea of the "lone wolf" which became the inspiration for her collection. During her visit with Tim Gunn she didn't have much finished, but she was ready by the time she returned to New York. Her collection included many versatile  pieces such as a "warrior woman" coat with detachable bags, an ombre wolf sweater and some more leather chest pieces. The judges criticized her hair and make-up styling and asked her to remove some of her "bells and whistles" come runway time, but Michelle will be presenting at Fashion Week.


I was surprised to see that Patricia resides in Taos Pueblo in Taos, New Mexico so I kept shouting at my TV screen "I've been there"! Anyways, Patricia aimed to make a collection that would embrace Native American culture in modern fashion. And as always her clothes ranged from neat and innovative to crazy- coo coo- craft fair. But everyone except Nina was impressed with her horse-hair cape. Despite Nina's reservations, Patricia will be presenting at Fashion Week.


Stanley didn't seem to have a clear inspiration during Tim's home visit, but he appeared to have more than enough garments ready for the runway. So, I'm not sure what happened between the home visit and Stanley's return to New York City, but Stanley had a lot of work left to do when he returned to New York and he was damn lucky that the judges didn't decide to throw in another mandatory outfit challenge at the last minute. Somehow Stanley managed to pull it all together. Although his clothes were rather retro looking with long hemlines and his gold dress was unflattering, his clothes were impeccably made and THAT'S what saved him. Stanley will be presenting at Fashion Week.

You could tell Daniel had lost his marbles during the home visit because his hair had gone from groomed and coifed to crazy 80's Jerry curl. During Tim Gunn's visit to his hometown in Austin, Daniel said that he was inspired by his favorite artists such as Salvador Dali, nebulas and space, but he also used sting ray leather throughout his collection. Despite the non-linear inspiration, Tim Gunn seemed impressed by the collection and only advised Daniel to eliminate the "house coat". However, when it came time for Daniel to select 3 looks to present on the runway, Daniel selected 3 all black looks despite Tim's hesitation for Daniel to send a look with color rather than his black sting ray gown or sweater. The judges found his looks to be boring and unoriginal and Daniel was sent home.



This episode was a shocker to me. I thought this would be the episode that the judges would either send Patricia home on or let all of the designers present at Fashion Week. However, after seeing glimpses of the designers collections, I agree that Daniel's 3 presented looks were boring and unoriginal. It seemed like Daniel lost his mojo while making the final collection. If only he'd just taken one of his inspirations and ran with it (like Salvador Dali- I wouldn't have minded seeing a lobster red dress).

What did you think of this week's episode? Did you agree with the judges decisions? Let me know in the comments below.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

What I'm Listening To: Grimes- Genesis


So, maybe I've been living in a cave, but I hadn't heard of Grimes until I check out the latest issue of Bust Magazine where she's on the cover. And after reading the article about her (and hearing that she's one of Lena Dunham's new favorite artists- I love Lena Dunham!) I had to check out her music on YouTube. Picture 90's electronic/dance music meets pop music worth vocals and Lady Gaga-esque costumes. Did I just blow your mind? Well then YOU need to check out the video above.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Earth Day Fashion Tips

With Earth Day right around the corner (Monday, April 22nd to be precise), this week the IFB Project asked the question "what does sustainable style mean to you?". Now the obvious definition of sustainable style is fashion consisting of pieces that were either made with minimal impact on the earth and the environment or pieces that influence the consumer to minimize their impact on the environment. This would include investing in organic/ fair trade clothing, making your own clothing, investing in durable classic pieces, thrift store shopping and borrowing/trading clothing with your mom/grandma/sibling/best friend.

When it comes to finding organic/fair trade clothing options you have a number of options.  The etsy shop, SoulRole sells organic clothing for men, women, children and maternity made in Hawaii (see image below). Gaia Conceptions on etsy features eco chic fashions for women and children  made from locally grown and milled fabrics (see below). And the online shop, People Tree, specializes in sustainable/ fair trade fashions.


SoulRole
Gaia Conceptions
If you're crafty like me, maybe you'd like to join the DIY movement and create your own fashions. I get a lot of inspiration from crafty sewing bloggers such as Tilly and the Buttons, Gerie's New Blog for Better SewingAdventures in Dressmaking, LLADYBIRD, Green Apples, and Grosgrain, and DIYers like A Beautiful Mess, Lula Louise, Ruffles and Stuff, Chic Steals and the YouTube Series, Threadbanger just to name a few. When looking for fabric, consider shopping at a thrift store or upcycling a pre-existing garment. But if you must use new fabric, keep in mind that natural fibers use less energy to create than man-made fibers such as acrylic, nylon and polyester.

Another, albeit perhaps more difficult way to participate in sustainable fashion, is to pair down your wardrobe and invest in classic, durable and long-lasting fashions that can sustain the test of time. This can be difficult because you have to reduce the urge to pounce on all of the latest trends in order to save up for those investment pieces, and also because our bodies sometimes like to fluxuate in size from time-to-time. I'm trying to do this myself and currently have my eyes on a great fitting leather jacket and a good pair of jeans.

For the more budget concious, you can always hit up your local thrift shop or trade clothes with a friend or relative. Below is an old photo of me sporting some thrift store finds from this post (the coat came from a thrift shop in St.Louis and the skirt is from Wild Man Vintage in Lawrence, KS).



You can also check out this old post where I did some shopping in my grandma's closet.

 How do you participate in sustainable fashion? Let me know in the comments below.


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Previously on Project Runway: Season 11, Episode 12

AKA. European Vacation

Previously on Project Runway, we thankfully discovered that Michelle's "do or die moment" meant that she was going to be given a second chance and was NOT getting kicked off. Thank Goodness! However, Tim Gunn called the designers back out onto the runway where Tim and Heidi announced that the final 5 contestants would be taking a 24 hour vacation to different European fashion capitals to gain inspiration and shop for fabric with a judge selected Project Runway cast-away in tow...everyone except for Michelle that is who would be stuck getting inspiration and shopping in New York City with Tu. Rightfully, Michelle was pissed, but she was able to get her feelings in check in order to create a look inspired by the skyscrapers and the remnant soot seen on skyscrapers from old chimneys out of leather and cashmere. Although her painted ombre effect wasn't very effective, she was safe and will be in the final four.

Michelle

Daniel got to travel to Berlin with Amanda where he got super emotional while looking at the Berlin Wall and got inspired by the Reichstag and Berlin Hotel, but it was the Buero Building that was the muse for his design. While he was sketching Amanda commented that Daniel's design seemed to finally click as he drew out a geometric patterned leather jacket with a dress. However, when Daniel and Amanda got to the fabric store they discovered that the store didn't carry any leather, so Daniel had to change his jacket design to a white jacket made from white pleather. Overall, his look adequately captured the vibe of Berlin and better captured the younger demographic that he needed to catch. Daniel safely made it to the final four.

Daniel

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Stanley got to go to London with Richard which is a good thing since Stanley appeared to be the only designer that got along with Richard. Stanley took inspiration from Westminster Abbey and Big Ben and decided to create a black gown and capelette worthy of royalty. Not surprisingly, Stanley was awarded the win yet again.
 
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Patricia was sent to one of the most romantic cities in the world, Paris, with girly-girl, Kate, to take in inspiration from the Eifel Tower, the Louvre, and Notre Dame Cathedral, but what really got Patricia inspired was the graffiti(!?). You heard right, Patricia decided that she would create a jacket/top from a handmade textile that she would create from layered fabric. This sounded like a neat idea, but the shape of her jacket/blouse was not good and made it look like her model had 2 sets of shoulders. I thought this look really missed the mark and though this would be Patricia's swan song, but the judges (ahem, producers) must really want to see what Patricia can produce at Fashion Week, and the judges kept her safe.
Patricia

Layana was sent to Europe's Latin land of Barcelona, Spain with Samantha. Layana seemed to be really inspired by the old buidings next to the new buildings and the patterned tile work, so when she went to the fabric store she was naturally drawn to the patterned lacework. Unfortunately, when she got to the workroom Layana decided to incorporate the lacework into an overworked, un-sexy, black and white housecoat and she added a pop-of-color by placing a very un-cool, pink blouse with very ruffled  sleeves underneith. Although the outfit wasn't horrible, it was lacking the vibrance and sexiness of Barcelona (which was mind-blowing since Layana had come to be known for her sexy, low cut/ short outfits) and it came at a time when there would be no more second chances. Layana was out this week.
Layana

What did you think of this week's challenge? Did you agree with the judges decisions? Who do you think will have the best collection at Fashion Week? Let me know in the comments below.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Boston on My Mind

I'm sure that most of you know by now that there were 2 explosions at Monday's Boston Marathon injuring hundreds and killing at least 3. At the time that it happened, I was actually outside running a half-mile through the park after I had been inspired to run by a fitness fashion blog posted in honor of that day's Boston Marathon. It was later that evening that I actually read the news online and was instantly glued to online feed trying to hear what happened. I was deeply saddened that someone(s) could commit such a horrendous and despicable act at an event that celebrates fitness, accomplishment and brings pride to a great city.

Although I have never run a marathon (heck, I can barely run half a mile), I do have fond memories from my visit to Boston several years ago where I and a Chinese college exchange student attempted to do as much sight seeing as we could in a short time frame. We were able to take in the town square and Boston Harbor. Later, I needed to use the restroom but everything downtown was closed to the public except for the nightclubs and I didn't have enough change for the pay toilets. Luckily, my Chinese friend was able to navigate us to Boston's Chinatown where we found one restaurant open that was willing to let me use their facilities for the cost of a Bubble tea. Good times!

Anyways, a lot of people were wearing red today in honor of the victims of the Boston tragedy. So, I wore red today and had some Boston baked beans for dinner and I have plans to do some more running later this week.

Tea Cup Shirt: GAP
Flaired Pants: GAP
Heals: Clarks Sunglasses: similar


close up of the tea cup print

baked beans

Close up of my bracelets made by my aunt.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

What I'm Listening To: Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Sacrilege


Recently one of my favorite bands, the Yeah Yeah Yeah's, released a new song in anticipation of their new album and it's sooo good! I can't wait to get my hands on the whole album. Check it out!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Previously on Project Runway: Season 11, Episode 11

A.K.A. All By Myself, I Do DeClaire

Previously on Project Runway, the designers were told that they can now work individually and no longer have to work in teams. Finally! Now we can see what they're made of! Later, the designers were taken to the Hearst publishing building where Nina Garcia explained that she wanted to designers to create an editorial look to be worn on Jordana Brewster (of TV's Dallas) in the May 2013 issue of Marie Claire. Before sending the designers off to do their sketches, Nina listed off a laundry-list of Do's and Don't for the designers such as no red carpet looks, no gowns, no t-shirts with pants, but add color and be bold in shape, print, and silhouette and be sure the look is interesting to photograph. She left the designers by saying "do not embarrass me, do not disappoint me". Back in the workroom, Tim Gunn added another twist by informing the designers that they would each be able to select a past designer to assist them with their looks. Nobody wanted to be stuck with Richard. During selections Stanley picked Tu (Kate's "seamstress"), Michelle picked Amanda, Daniel picked Samantha, Layana picked Kate and poor Patricia got stuck with Richard yet again. Let's take a look at the designs:

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Layana was one of the few designers who really took inspiration from the Hearst building's geometric pattens, by incorporating the shaped into her leather armor thingie. The judges really responded to Layana's craftsmanship. But, to me the look appeared to bondage-like and hard for spring. Layana was safe this week.


http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway/season-11/rate-the-runway/episode-11#id=2

Stanley seemed to have been made for this challenge. Despite Stanley ragging on Tu to sew his garments right, the pair were able to construct 3 beautiful pieces that could easily be swapped out AND he styled his model to look like Jordana Brewster (smart move). There was no question that Stanley was going to be the winner.

http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway/season-11/rate-the-runway/episode-11#id=5

Safe

Daniel keeps trying to stay hip with the kids, but he's fallen in a bit of a schtick. While his yellow suit jacket and shorts were well made with interesting shoulders and a bold color, it's not much different than what we have seen before- only it's in Easter yellow. I'd like to see Daniel try to make something without a jacket or vest in the future.

http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway/season-11/rate-the-runway/episode-11#id=1

Bottom

Patricia- I know that Patricia got the short end of the stick when she was assigned to work with Richard again and I'm sure he was difficult to work with since we saw her explaining to him what french seams are and then saw him sitting on his butt in the break room complaining about how he didn't know what Patricia wanted him to do. I get that. But the look that she sent down the runway looked sloppy, unfinished and a bit too Pocahontas. I understand that the judges (ahem, producers) like her unique perspective and I too am curious to see what kind of collection she would come up with at Fashion Week, but there's no questioning that her look was the worst this week and she should have gone home this week.

http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway/season-11/rate-the-runway/episode-11#id=4

Michelle got to work with her bestie, Amanda, again which paid off earlier. But this week Michelle must have tuned out when Nina Garcia was explaining her Do's and Don't because Michelle created a t-shirt and pants- a no-no on Nina's list. I will say that they were a very nice looking t-shirt and pair of pants and they were very "Michelle", but I agreed with the judges that they weren't very editorial.

http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway/season-11/rate-the-runway/episode-11#id=3

At the end of the episode, after Patricia was declared safe and the designers shared their looks of shock and horror as Patricia returned backstage and I began shouting "Noooooo!" at the television, the judges declared that Michelle was NOT out...YET! The judges explained that Michelle would have to participate in a sudden death challenge and the episode ended with a "To Be Continued". So, I guess we'll find out what that means on Episode 12.

What did you think of this week's episode? Do you think that Stanley deserved the win? Do you think Michelle deserved to be on the bottom. Do you think Patricia should have been safe? Let me know in the comments below.


Monday, April 8, 2013

I Want to Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself


Dear Readers,

Wichita State may have lost the NCAA game against Louisville last night, but today is still a day to celebrate! This is my 500th blog post and I can't believe it myself!

After getting inspired by other bloggers, I decided to start my own blog on a whim because I enjoy writing and wanted an outlet to share the things I enjoy with others, but I wasn't sure if anyone (besides my family and close friends) would want to read it. I'm so happy and appreciative of all of you readers who take the time to read my posts, share your thoughts and share your own stories.

Please feel free to give me feedback on how I'm doing. Are you sick of Project Runway? Do you want to see more of my drawings/paintings or crafty things? Do you want to see more outfit posts or shopping suggestions? Let me know and I promise not to be offended.

http://heartifb.com/2013/04/06/ifb-project-90-write-a-thank-you-letter-to-your-readers/

Saturday, April 6, 2013

What I'm Watching: NCAA Puppy Predictions

http://youtu.be/hnmtdoqWMzU


Who doesn't love puppies, right? Today, I have another reason to like puppies because last night Jimmy Fallon released 4 adorable puppies onto his set to predict the winner of the NCAA Championship. And guess who came out on top? My team, the Wichita State University Shockers. Check out the You Tube video above and let me know if you'll be watching the championship and what team you're cheering for below.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Bye Bye Google Reader

Hello Readers!

I just wanted to let you all know that Google Reader will be going away soon. Luckily there are several other platforms available where you can subscribe to and continue following my adventures on my blog. One platform that I've gotten addicted to recently is Bloglovin'. It's great! To make the switch, simply click the Bloglovin' side ad or search Oh Sarah O ! on Bloglovin'. See you there!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Sarah O Style Defined

This week's IFB Challenge is a difficult challenge- defining your own personal style. What makes this challenge so difficult is that my style is always changing and adapting towards my own personal interests, lifestyle, and my environment.

It's no secret that two of my favorite celebrity style icons are Zooey Deschanel and Alexa Chung.
Zooey
Me
Alexa (see this post for proof)
I'm also influenced by fashion designers such as Betsey Johnson, Kate Spade and Marc Jacobs.
 

Marc by Marc Jacobs
Plus, I'm always gaining influence from my fellow fashion bloggers whose blogs I read on Bloglovin, Google Reader, on Instagram and on Pinterest.

Typically, I'm not able to let my fashion sense run completely wild because I have to keep my outfits appropriate for working with children during the week, so you won't often find me in any outfits with exposed midriffts, open backs, shorty shorts and short skirts and I often save my t-shirts and jeans for the weekend.

When I was living in The States, my outfits had to be adaptable to all kinds of weather because it could be sunny and spring-like in the morning and snow later that same day, but now that I'm in the UK I've been trying to appropriate more layering pieces and clothes to fend off the cold.

Because I also have an art background, I am often influenced by art and DIY. When I have the opportunity, I love to create new pieces and accessories and incorporate them into my looks.
 
Me in DIY Mustang Shirt (seen here)
My Lost in Space Shoes

Mondrian inspired Mod dresses
So in short, I would describe my style as Cute Casual Chic. How would you describe your style?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Previously on Project Runway: Season 11, Episode 10

A.k.a. The Art of Fashion

Previously on Project Runway the designer teams were shuffled yet again and the newly assigned teams go to spend some time at the New York City Guggenheim Museum. Each team was asked to create one over-the-top artistic look inspired by the museum and one ready-to-wear look. The designers were also asked to design their own print to go along with their looks using technology by HP and Intel. The winner of the challenge would win $10,000 and a computer/tablet hybrid computer-thingie. Let's take a look at the designs:

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Michelle and Stanley were paired off together for the first time and ended up working really well together. They both gravitated towards the same works of art in the museum and truly collaborated on their designs. At mood, Stanley grabbed some bubble wrap for the art piece which both designers painted black. Michelle created their printed fabric of a woman's face. The judges loved both designs and declared this team the winner. Although Michelle created the print and spent most of her time on the art piece, the judges decided to award Stanley the win for his ready-to-wear look.
Michelle
I thought Stanley's ready-to-wear look was great on the runway, but I'm sure if I tried to wear his dress it would end up looking like maternity wear. I probably would have given Michelle the win this week.
Stanley

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Layana and Daniel have worked well together in the past, but at this point of the game Layana is starting to act like she's the "cat's meow" (Nina Garcia's line, not mine). At the Guggenheim, Daniel kept throwing out ideas and Layana kept shooting him down and when Daniel asked if he could do the art piece, Layana said that she wanted to create the art piece. In the work room Layana designed a cool, modern print, but then really struggled to create her art piece. In the end, Layana had an epiphany and ended up with an overworked gown that wasn't mind-blowing or awful and Daniel stuck to what he does best and made a nice jacket and a simple skirt and the team was rightfully safe.


Daniel
Layana
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Poor Patricia got paired up with Richard and ended up in the bottom (but I think anyone paired up with Richard would have been in the bottom). The pair struggled to find common inspiration at the Guggenheim and when the team got to the workroom, Richard kept insisting that he didn't know what to create until Patricia could produce her art piece. It was like the pair didn't speak the same language. While the art piece was something that everyone expected Patricia to excel at, it came out looking amess. Yes, her piece used a lot of techniques- from the painting, to the fabric collage to the HP + Intel print, but it didn't look cohesive and wasn't fashionably inspired. And Richard's piece was too little too late. His top didn't fit right, and his pleated skirt was unflattering and bubbled in the back. I really felt like this was Richard's time to go and the judges agreed. Richard was out this week.
Patricia
Richard
This challenge really made me want to visit the Guggenheim museum. What did you think of the judges decisions? Which art piece did you like best (Michelle/Stanley)? Which was your favorite ready-to-wear (Stanley)? Who do you want to see at fashion week (Stanley, Michelle, Daniel)? Let me know in the comments below.

Note: all images were borrowed from www.mylifetime.com

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

This Week on Instagram: March 24-31

Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous Easter weekend. Did you know that in the UK they celebrate Easter as a 4 day holiday? I guess you could say that I opted to take the UK holiday off to celebrate (aka. loaf around in my PJ's).

My tumbler full of locally made tea
my Easter candy
... and a disgusting ad for hot dog stuffed crust pizza. Ew!

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