Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hair Accessorized!

I love headbands, clips and pins. They are the accessories that transform hair from ordinary to glamorous and fashionable. I’ve noticed that hair accessories can make you look chic, trendy, fun and so on. I honestly believe that one should embrace the importance of the head gear and wear it in their hair.

I went to the IFB conference in New York, a few weeks back and I met a woman by the name of Olivia Joel. She was a really nice girl so we exchanged blog information. When I finally made my visit to her website, I was introduced to an amazing hair piece that was made by her. I can truthfully say that I would wear her spiked DIY hair accessory without hesitation.

Image via oncelebrity.com

On one of my T.V watching ventures I stumbled across Kourtney and Kim take New York. Kourtney was the subject of interest for me when I was watching this past episode because she was dressed fabulously. Her hair and headband were the center of my attention. This woman is definitely stylish because I know her outfit wouldn’t have been as appealing to me without her hair being accessorized.

I found this headband a few years back and I thought it was extremely cute. This was on gagafashionland’s fabulous finds list.  I know it’s a bit off topic but this is how I discovered online marketplaces for new and upcoming fashion designers.

Nicki Minaj is one of my favorite female rappers. Along with that she has some really fun fashion sense. She is the queen of wearing her hair crazy. One of her most adored hairdos that I admire is from her Moment For Life video. I absolutely love her hair jewelry because it is dazzling and fun. 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Fashion Design: A Hole in My Garment!

I’ve dreamed of being a Fashion Designer since my early high school years. When I graduated from high school I told people that were close to me that I was planning on going into Fashion Design. As expected, everyone looked at me like I was crazy. Some of them told me things like "Fashion is extremely hard to break into". Or that "It would be almost impossible to make it in fashion being from Detroit and if you got a degree in Fashion Design you will end up dressing mannequins at Macy’s". So with those discouraging words of concern from others in my head, I decided to study marketing.

Luckily, I can say everything happens for a reason. I started my first semester in the Fashion Design program at Wayne State University (near Downtown Detroit) this past January. One thing I've learned is that you need a lot of patience to learn how to sew. There is no doubt in my mind that if I had started in Fashion Design fresh out of high school, I would have given up and never touched another sewing machine.

This semester I started a fashion construction course which I attend every Saturday. And it has required a lot of hard work. Yesterday was rather trying for me. In class we were working on our first garment (a skirt). Because I am a flaming retard I got so impatient and tried to rush my project. As a result I cut a whole into my skirt while trying to seam finish on the serger. Of course I showed this to my Instructor and she provided no solution to the problem. 

Even though I just referred to myself as being a flaming retard, I do think of myself as being a clever and fresh individual when I am not trying to rush the creative process. So in the mist of my cleverness I provided 3 solutions to my issue:

 A.      Start the garment over; meaning I have to pay a visit to JoAnn’s Fabrics and buy more fabric.
 B.      Make a pocket and place it over the hole area and do the same to the opposite side.
 C.      Put lacing over this area and do the same to the opposite side.

My finger poking through my garment!

Even though I am going through this massive disaster with my first garment, I am in love with the craft.  Passion is definitely pushing me forward.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Malesha's Birthday Wishlist!

My Birthday will be here in less than 11 hours. Then my 21 years of life will advance to 22. As sad as I may be to see 21 go I know that 22 will have a lot more to offer me. This year I look forward to learning more things about fashion, photography and life itself. Here are a few things I would like to take with me on my 22nd year old journey; birthday presents that will make me feel better about getting old.

Malesha's Birthday Wishlist

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week Recap!

New York Fashion Week is always an amazing event. People come from all over just to see shows from the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Designers. This month brought forth incredible clothing to the runway. This is extremely inspirational for me. Designers that think outside the box and create beautiful fashions provide internal encouragement and motivation for myself because I will be a fashion designer one day. The past Fall 2012 fashion shows made me fall in love with some designers. Here's a list of my favorite fashion designers  from New York and my favorite pieces from their collections:

Betsey Johnson

Eva Minge

L.A.M.B by Gwen Stefani

Whitney Eve

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Valentine's Day Look!

An Valentine's Day Look

H M tie blouse
£13 - hm.com

Faith Connexion skinny pants
€1.125 - shopmrsh.com

ALDO platform heels
$75 - aldoshoes.com

Anya Hindmarch red leather handbag
$550 - my-wardrobe.com

ASOS ball earrings
$5.45 - asos.com

Thursday, February 9, 2012

From Detroit to the Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference at Milk Studios in New York City!

Yesterday morning was a little stressful for me. I woke up and removed myself from my bed at 3am. I rushed and groomed myself and packed my massive purse and drove to Detroit Metro Airport. I was on a mission yesterday to get to New York City for the Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference (#IFBcon). I arrived at the airport at about 4:45am and to my surprise I didn’t have to do anything except pass through security because I printed my boarding passes the night before. There was also no need to check-in bags because I only had my massive purse. The reason I packed so light was because I only planned on flying in for the conference and then leaving and coming back to Detroit, MI.  Because the security was my only real obstacle in reaching my departure gate I was left with an hour to spare. This granted me the time to put on all my jewelry in the restroom and then to take a few pictures of myself for the memories.

After I got done with my restroom photo-shoot I went to my gate and waited to board my plane. At that point all the excitement that I felt since I had won my VIP ticket to the conference from Ana’s Contest disappeared. I started thinking of all the things that could go wrong. These negative thoughts ranged from the plane leaving for New York crashing into a lake and to the plane going back to Detroit crashing into a lake as well. I started to feel a little regret for putting this trip together so shortly. I started to feel like maybe I was putting too much pressure on myself to succeed in this world of fashion. The combination of not being on a plane since 9/11 and never stepping foot on New York soil was really getting the best of me. At that point I knew I needed a little reassurance so I called my mother. She gave me the pep talk I needed and really made me feel better about my decision to go to the conference.

When I finally got on the plane my fear started to go away and I keep telling myself that God wouldn’t give me anything that I couldn’t handle. That thought truly put me at ease. I got in my seat pulled out my book (Change Your Brain Change Your Life) and before I knew it I was in the air then in New York on my way to Milk Studios to connect with some amazing people. Amazing people; meaning stylish, polished, friendly, and creative individuals.
Me and Ms. Emily (Managing and Community Editor at StyledOn) she is one of  the coolest people I've met during my 21 years of life.
Me and Dominique were the winners of  Ana's Contest. 

The Style was amazing at IFB:

I switched my shoes. I think I like both shoes equally with this outfit.