December Moodboard 2017

Bonjour ! I finally finished my december moodboard. While I love making digital collages, they literally take me forever. Personally, I like to visualize every single composition option. Then, after looking at all of them, I’ll make a decision. In this blog post, just to illustrate this process, I’ve featured all the iterations I made. They’re not perfect, but if anyone was curious about the other potential moodboards, here they are. december moodboard

Since I was going for a festive,French-inspired theme, I combined some holiday decor with French typography. I also tried to seek out different textures, patterns and colors to add more dimension to the collage. Normally, I find a lot of inspiration for these moodboards on Pinterest or Instagram. Some of my favorite places to start looking for ideas are instagram accounts like jppm.fr, collage.ar, madbutt, subliming.jpg, heycuteshirt, tfeigh, NastyGal, and girlgazeproject. They curate the coolest stuff.
december moodboard

After finding a few images I like, I spend a couple hours placing them on the Photoshop canvas to see how they could all cohesively fit together. Then, I’ll play around with the composition and make minute changes to certain elements. For instance, below I changed the color of the glitter from silver to gold. Or, I’ll change the placement of something else to decide what looks more visually balanced. While these collages are always a work in progress and time-consuming, I love to make them! So, if you have any questions or want one for yourself, feel free to send me a message! I don’t charge for these things, it’s a labour of love. Really. Happy Thursday everybody, and enjoy scrolling through the rest below! P.S. Which one is your favourite?december moodboard

Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

While I’m sure everyone has already brushed up on their favorite halloween costumes, I just thought I’d give a few more ideas. I’ll also link up the info to purchase these items! Of course, my personal favorite halloween costume is the Addams Family kween, Wednesday Addams (Morticia is a close second, though).  I brought my Wednesday Addams costume with me to France. However, some close favorites include Frida Kahlo (one of my fave college costumes) and Ziggy Stardust.

halloween costumeWEDNESDAY ADDAMS

For this Wednesday Addams macabre ensemble, there aren’t too many things that you’ll need. The peter pan collar dress is probably the most notable part of the  gothic chic outfit. It’s paired with black chelsea boots, but any black shoes will do the trick! You could also try adding in a fun velvet accessory like the cat purse above! And last but not least, remember the pigtail braids and you’ll be good to go!

FRIDA KAHLO

Above are some classic staples for a Frida-inspired outfit. The floral garland headband accented with metallic accoutrements will add a lot of pizzazz to your colorful costume. For comfort, I’d consider wearing the sandals above. While everyone from the likes of Beyonce to instafamous fashion bloggers have donned the Frida Kahlo look, it’s absolutely timeless and admired by all artist lovers.

halloween costume

ZIGGY STARDUST

Channel your inner David Bowie with this Ziggy Stardust number. While this mood board is meant more for inspiration (this is my ideal costune tbh), it’s a simple roadmap for how to create your own Ziggy Stardust halloween costume. Especially if you’re a bit under pressure, this outfit is for you! Grab your fave pair of hot pants, a funky bodysuit and a show stopping blazer. And let’s not forget the polished, metallic ankle boots. The more glitter and sparkles, the more c-c-c-changes you’ll see when you suit up in this glam get-up.

August Moodboard: San Francisco

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, which took place in San Francisco in 1967. While I wouldn’t be so quick to romanticize life in San Francisco, this moodboard depicts what I associate with this incredible city. I’ve always loved the history and music scene in San Francisco, and I’m so excited to go back this month. The last time I went to SF was during my freshman year of high school. While my MP3 (lol) played Fleetwood Mac and Arlo Guthrie, it was another thing to go to Haight Ashbury and see the iconic rock ‘n’ roll culture for myself (my dad being our tour guide, of course). I also stumbled upon my favorite record store in the Haight called Amoeba, and it holds a special place in my heart.

SAN FRANCISCO

As an impressionable, young teenager whose Myspace song was Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop” and fave movie was Sixteen Candles (John Hughes ftw!), going to Amoeba was a very visceral experience. While the latter part of my last trip to SF consisted of touring Fisherman’s Wharf and Alcatraz, this trip will be a bit different.

I’ll be catching up with some friends from abroad, touring the Color Factory (check it out, it’s so cool!), heading to the SFMoma, strolling through the Berkeley, and spending some quality time with the fam. Looking forward to a wonderful week ahead, and can’t wait to share it all with you on the blog!

 

 

Summer Inspiration: Travels & June Moodboard

June 2017 Moodboard

Howdy, everyone! I have quite a bit to recap today on the blog. First things first, I’m finally back in the lone star state after spending the past 9 months in France. This moodboard was inspired by my recent travels and the two cities that mean the most to me: Nantes (pronounced: [nahnt]) and Austin.

The elephants on the moodboard represent the “Les Machines de l’île” in Nantes. The artistic project represents Jules Vernes ( a famous French author often referred to as the Father of Science Fiction) “invented worlds” and Nantes’ industrial history. While I’m missing Europe already (not to mention my friends and my roommate!), I also missed Texas and consuming copious amounts of my favorite tex mex  (hello, queso).

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The YGG Project

The YGG Project

For those of you that don’t know, I’ve been working on a little something with my friend Tiffany called The YGG Project. We wanted to figure out a way to make a positive impact on the world while continuing to follow our passion for fashion. One day, on Facebook chat, we were brainstorming how exactly we were going to accomplish that goal.

Enter, The YGG Project.

THE YGG PROJECT

We strongly believe that fashion is a form of self-expression capable of contributing to important public discourse. Focusing on issues near and dear to us, The YGG (You Go Girl) Project aims to empower women and encourage sustainable fashion practices.

How?? Well, during our year abroad, we’ve been searching and shopping vintage sales across London, upcycling our favorite finds with strong grlpwr messages, and will be releasing our first collection this summer!

We’re super excited to share this collection with you guys, and look forward to spreading more awareness about these issues. Stay tuned for all the details, and feel free to give us a follow on instagram @theyggproject. Here’s just a sneak peek of some of the items that we’ll be featuring in the collection! Cheers, and You Go Girl.

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May Moodboard

Happy May, everyone! With the end of school and summer just around the corner, May is a time of celebrations, fun holidays (Cinco de Mayo, anyone?), and graduation parties. I created this May moodboard in particular to set the vibrant and colorful tone for the month. Furthermore, I’m looking forward to bringing this elevated dose of color to my wardrobe. As for the “bon voyage” part of the moodboard, I’m setting off on new adventures this month. If you want to follow my journey, then continue on reading this post!

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