Archive - October 2015

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El Paisano and "Twilight Bohemia"
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"The World is Filled with Copycats. But Very Few Originals"
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"Catwalks & Classrooms" Inaugural Event Hosted by Magpies & Peacocks

El Paisano and "Twilight Bohemia"

** Above Photos by Sofia Emm (@dydesigner) **

(Vintage Ethnic Top- loaned from Marci Rosenberg, Vintage Shoes- loaned from Marci Rosenberg, Vintage Gold Sequin Jacket- loaned from Marci Rosenberg, Vintage Ethnic Necklace- loaned from Marci Rosenberg, Leggings– C/O Matty M.)

In celebration of their recent launch at Costco last month, the kind folks at Matty M sent over a pair of leggings that are now available at the wholesale retailer. The durable and affordable leggings are made in the USA. I chose to take them on our adventure to Marfa, where I paired them with a vintage ethnic top and a vintage silver ethnic necklace. I also added a vintage gold sequin jacket and vintage evening heels for a more “twilight bohemia” look. The leggings fit like a second skin, while also creating a slimming waistline. Not all leggings are made this well, nor are you able to comfortably dress them up or down. Affordable, name-brand, good quality basics that are available at Costco?! Sign me up!

Purchase the leggings HERE.

** This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are my own.**

"The World is Filled with Copycats. But Very Few Originals"

(Repurposed Jacket- Born Again Vintage, Vintage Shorts- Big Bertha’s Paradise, Vintage Necklace- bought in Round Top, Sunglasses- ZeroUV, Jelly Platform Shoes- bought at a vendor in Santee Alley (LA).)

My good friend Bridgett Artise- the brains behind Born Again Vintage– lent me this awesome re-constructed jean jacket with gigantic billowy sleeves. So, for Mr. LAFashionsnob and I’s side trip to Terlingua Ghost Town, I paired the jacket with vintage leather shorts, black jelly platform shoes and used a vintage full slip as a top. The highlight of the jacket is the back, which Bridgett used part of a thrifted tee, mainly for its quote, which reads: “The World is Filled with Copycats. But Very Few Originals,” – The Diamond Guy. Whoever this ‘Diamond Guy’ was, he knew what’s up.

"Catwalks & Classrooms" Inaugural Event Hosted by Magpies & Peacocks

Houston’s only non-profit design house- Magpies & Peacocks, recently launched their inaugural Catwalks & Classrooms student design competition and showcase event. The event took place at JW Marriott in Downtown Houston. Twenty-five students, ranging from junior and college divisions from Art Institute of Houston to The Glassell School of Art and Fashion Camp; participated in the event. Each designer was given a material parcel, containing anything from funky 1980s prom dresses to a vintage Victor Costa for Neiman Marcus garment. They were then instructed to deconstruct and create a new contemporary collection, which was showcased at the culminating event.

The designers were placed with some of Houston’s most notable stylists, including: Dawn Bell (Fashion Camp/Houston Vintage), Lisa Power (StylePoint), Shelly Bishop (Curated Cotton) and Aubrie Layne (Lucky Cat Beauty) as the beauty director. Each vignette also had artwork by various local artists.

Magpies & Peacocks also selected a handful of judges who are prominent in the fashion, retail and design industries throughout the region. The impressive list included: Bridgett Artise (Author of Born Again Vintage and fashion designer), David Peck (#MadeHere fashion designer), Page Parkes (CEO of Page Parkes modeling agency), Sherry Eichberg (One Green Street) and Claire Carmichael (Wardrobe Boutique owner).

The winners:

1st Place- Ebony McCan (Stylist Lisa Powers, Artwork- Nicola Parente)
2nd Place- Shronda Hayes (Stylist- Lisa Powers, Artwork- Steven Silverstein, Handbag- JulieBeth Handbags)
3rd Place- Kenneth O’Veal (Artwork- Richard Blanco, Stylist- Shelly Bishop)
3rd Place- Kim Nguyen (Stylist- Maria Martinez, Artwork- Lyle Owerko)

Junior Division 1st Place- Christina Van Hal (Stylist- Shelly Bishop, Artwork- GONZO247)
Junior Division 2nd Place- Megan Siemann (Flowers- Paper Flower Artistry, Stylists- Dawn Bell and Sarah-Jayne Smith)
Junior Division 3rd Place- Tia-Rose Pezzani (Stylists- Dawn Bell and Maria Martinez, Artwork- Kelley Devine)

Meet the other designers: Shelena Shulterbrandt, Krystle Pinto, Caroline Ramirez, Averye, Tiffany Dilbeck, Tony Tran, Ayo Akorde, Shelbi Campbell, Krystle Rose and Caroline Raimerez.

Congratulations to the winners and everyone who participated!

For more information, check out Magpies & Peacocks HERE and on FACEBOOK!

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