Monday, October 28, 2013

It's Rumba Time

Everyone needs a stylish watch, and these are just perfect. I was first introduced to these men's and women's timepieces by my friend Katherine who happens to do  PR work for the company. What I love most about Rumba Time watches is how easily they can be layered with other jewelry, and aren't bulky and overstated. It's the subtly that draws me in.

New release Tribeca


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Be Inspired...

Knits and things

{Images via Tommy Tom and Tumblr}
Sweat shirts and chunky knits paired with chic structured bottoms. WIN.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Currently Coveting: Marie Saint Pierre

Images from Marie Saint Pierre F/W 13

One of the major benefits of working at a High-End consignment boutique is coming across designers that you didn't even know existed. Last month at work I was taking a consignor appointment when I layed eyes on the most beautiful sheer wool maxi cardigan; but what really caught my attention was the pleated shawl-esq collar and the asymmetrical hem.

Without a second thought, I immediately googled Marie Saint Pierre and fell IN LOVE. This luxury designer brand encompasses everything  that I live for when it comes to design. Quality materials, attention to detail, and an aesthetic that is all her own. She's been in the fashion industry longer than I've been born, and is now one of my design inspirations. Enjoy the visuals

Monday, October 14, 2013

Stylist Chronicals: Published in Ellements Magazine

I've got some EXCITING news to share!! Last month photographer Arantes Stephen reached out to me about styling an editorial for submission to Ellements Magazine, and I accepted the challenge lol. The deadline was September 25th so I had about a week and a half to solidify pulls.

After having a few doors shut in my face, I was able to push through and pull some great pieces from Tari, ANTHOM, and Via Gypset. With these looks; I was going for strong and fearless, and I feel these images embody exactly what I was going for. Keeping colors to a minimum, I focused on patterns, textures, and layering. Side note.. I need that white ANTHOM jacket in my life.

Models: Shamar Clay and Viktoria Ivanova
Hair: Jermaine Nicholson
Makeup: Anthony Kinard and Ga'Mele Armstrong

Monday, October 7, 2013

Giveaway: FREE Elle Magazine Subscription!

Over the past few months Elle has begun to make me a believer and an avid reader. I remember when I would never even look at an Elle magazine because I thought the editorials were poop lol, but I've since changed my view.

Elle has become a go to magazine for me. Not only have the editorials become amazing, but the articles are thoughtful and VERY well written. Think witty, funny, and informative. I must say; brava Elle, I am very pleased with this new direction. 

With that being said, I will be gifting one lucky reader a FREE year subscription to Elle Magazine. Just follow these simple steps: 

1. Follow My Designer Dreams on Bloglovin or Google Friend Connect 
2. LIKE My Designer Dreams on FaceBook 
3. Leave a comment with your email address and state that you've done the following above. Winner will be chosen at random. 

*Giveaway ends 10/21/13 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Stylized: Keith Wiggins of Omen Brand


Tell me about you: where are you from, how old are you?
I'm from Washington DC, 25 years old

What do you do? 

I work in retail "Urban Outfitters" and I design for my own Line "Omen Brand".

When did you know that Fashion was something you were passionate about?

I knew I wanted to be in fashion around the age of 8 or 9 mainly Fashion Photography, but once I started studying photography I came to the realization that it was just a hobby, and that deep down inside I wanted to design clothing that's reflected me as an artist.

What has been your biggest accomplishment to date?

To date my biggest accomplishment well I'd rather say accomplishments Placing 1st in the Fashion Group International "Red Carpet Competition" where I created a color blocked gown inspired by the famous painting The Swing   by artist Jean-Honore Fragonard, The second would be interning for "Halston Heritage" which is located in NY, and of course starting Omen Brand.


What advice do you have for others aspiring to do what you do?

The only advice I would give is to follow your heart and go with your gut feeling. Be willing to test the waters of society, but to remain true to your aesthetic.

Life quote: If there was one quote that summed up your view on life what would it be?

“We are all wonderful, beautiful wrecks. That's what connects us--that we're all broken, all beautifully imperfect.” Emilio Estevez

How can we stay connected with you?

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Instagram: Omen_Brand 
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