Saturday, August 29, 2009


Goddess dress by Alexander Wang
Credit: Net-a-porter (

Restricted 'Sasha' boot
Credit: Piperlime (

Post numero dos

I'd like to explain my title. I have an undergraduate and graduate degree in engineering and engineering management respectively, thus the 'Smarty Pants'. Not exactly the ideal training for fashion design of any sort but while I'm unemployed I'm reverting to my roots. Growing up I spent plenty of time with my seamstress grandmother, made most of my own clothes for my dolls, drew horses since I can remember knowing how to hold a crayon, and took private painting lessons up through the beginning of high school. Now I'm letting loose all the craftiness that I've neglected for so long.

On top of all that, I'm addicted to fashion. I love magazines like Elle, Vogue, and W for the crazy clothes and occasionally awesome photography. My wannabe couture fix is sponsored by, where I occasionally splurge on a designer piece for 10-30% of retail, and my window shopping is sponsored by, where I dream of being so hip. Currently my love, however, is for, which is an amazing place to get some really cool things, support artists, designers, and crafters, and pay a lot less for most things :-) I've yet to really fall in love with the clothing options offered there, but everything else, especially jewelry, is amazing.

The images at the top are my current love affairs. The amazing dress by Alexander Wang, which is no longer available (not that I could afford it anyways) is the dress equivalent of the t-shirt and jeans outfit. I'm going to try and recreate it, or something very like it, myself. The boots are something that I think would go awesome with the outfit, and perhaps most importantly, are in my price range. Also, considering that they are light suede and worn on the feet, keeping them clean probably isn't easy, thus making it difficult to justify any real expense on this style of boot. My other covet, a black leather over the knee boot from, are on my wishlist (I'd share the link but topshop is misbehaving right now).

Now I'm off to get some crafting in. I'll let you know how it goes :-)

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