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MICA Experiemental Fashion: MEDIUMRARE (Part One)

19 Apr

On Saturday, April 18, for the first time ever, Lithuanian Hall was transformed into an experimental fashion stage by the students of Maryland Institute College of Art students.  

I had the pleasure of viewing this fantastic showcase with the one and only, Caprece Jackson-Garrett (the founder of Wear It Out Baltimore and one of the women that inspire me greatly). 

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It was so amazing that so many people could tell I was wearing a Jordan Matthew (MICA alum) original. Since I am all about wearing local designers and shopping locally, I was so honored to wear this custom outfit! 

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Love this! Peep more of MICA’s alum, Jordan Matthew’s designs here: http://www.jordan-matthews.com

Enough about me, check out all the amazing videos below.

*This post features video recorded by Ms. Charm of Ms. Charm’s Chic.

Elise Drake – CONSUME COSTUME: A 1 (WO)mannequin Entr’acte! 

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Molly Sydnor – Flock Party

Aqeel Malcolm – Fringe

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MICA Experiemental Fashion: MEDIUMRARE (Part Two)

19 Apr

On Saturday, April 18, for the first time ever, Lithuanian Hall was transformed into an experimental fashion stage by the students of Maryland Institute College of Art students.

*This post features video recorded by Ms. Charm of Ms. Charm’s Chic.

Kaige Xing – Incessancy

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Christianna Clark – Spooks

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Karyn Lao – pOm*pOurri

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MICA Experiemental Fashion: MEDIUMRARE (Part Three)

19 Apr

On Saturday, April 18, for the first time ever, Lithuanian Hall was transformed into an experimental fashion stage by the students of Maryland Institute College of Art students.

*This post features video recorded by Ms. Charm of Ms. Charm’s Chic.

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Katie Kocur – Saudade (sau-dadj)

Moon Choi – Pollination

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Katherine Lynn Bierman – Hullabalooi

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Summer Break Fashion Discovery: Made With Love by JDove

12 Apr

Oh, summer break! When you are in college, you can get a summer job, start an internship, go on as many mini vacations as possible or fall into a massive case of boredom. Jessica Dove, Towson University senior majoring in Mass Communication/Public Relations, had just finished her freshmen year when she re-discovered a childhood passion.

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“I had learned to knit when I was a little girl but my boredom had inspired me to pick it up again, Dove said. I made myself quite a few scarves that summer, and when I got back to school for my sophomore year I got a lot of compliments on them. Soon after, so many people asked me to make them scarves and headbands. I made a Facebook page just to organize myself, and from there everything took off. Long story short, I guess you can say my brand was started out of boredom.”

 

Made With Love by J Dove has transform from simple designs to items with color as well as pattern complexity.

 

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“People definitely love the knitted bow headbands,” Dove said. They are so easy to wear in the winter and don’t mess up your hair. Next, I feel that people really love my oversized cardigans. Those are so easy to throw on over anything, and they’re so warm. They literally go with anything. I think my third top items are definitely my infinity scarves. Those are extremely customizable, and I think my customers really like how the can choose the different details that go into their personal scarf such as color, pattern, thickness, etc.”

 

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The artist also known as JDove makes all products completely customizable for her clients. You can send her photos of designs, patterns, textures and colors you want. She will accept the challenge to create whatever knitting item you desire. To purchase her designs, you can reach her through Instagram, @madewithlovebyjdove , her Facebook page (www.facebook.com/madewithlovebyjdove) or her etsy shop www.madewithlovebyjdove.etsy.com.

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“For Spring 2015, I plan to really highlight my knitted crop tops,” Dove said. Currently I am working on different patterns and textures for my spring collection.”

 

Make It Work Influenced: Dreams by Danielle

12 Apr

I have never met one fashionista that didn’t enjoy a season of Project Runway. The Dreams by Danielle designer was influenced to start a fashion line of her own after years of having Project Runway viewing parties with her friend.

 

“I was attracted to how creative the designers are,” Danielle said. It was amazing to me to watch them illustrate an idea and then bring it to life.”

 

In 2014, Danielle opened an Etsy shop to create looks that compliment the female body.

 

“The first outfit that I ever made was a green leopard print peplum top and gold pants,” Danielle said. I was so excited that I made an outfit that would stand out and showcase my personality.”

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Where do you get your design inspiration?

 

I get my design inspiration from exploring my surroundings. There is inspiration everywhere. When I see a color of a car that can inspire an idea or when I see an outfit on someone, I think about how I can improve it or make it in a plus size. Some times I spend hours walking around fabric stores looking for a fabric that can inspire a new idea.

 

 

Describe your design process (from idea to final product).

 

When I come across a color, shape, or fabric that inspires an idea, I create a basic sketch of it. I love to use prints, so I spend some time coloring in the sketch to make sure the color scheme works. Next I make a pattern for the garment. I rarely use commercial patterns. I use the patterns that I create to produce the final product.

 

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How would you describe your personal style?

 

I would describe my personal style as unique. I do not stick to any specific trends or fashion conventions. I just wear what I like. This is part of the reason I began sewing. I do not like to be confined to “what’s hot”. I like to mix prints. I like to wear bright colors and flower prints all year. I like to dress how I feel or dress to improve my mood. My personal style is like my personality; adventurous.

 

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How has your garment design evolve through the years?

Over the years by designs have become more detailed and sophisticated. I began by making ready to wear clothing but now I am venturing into making more formal wear. In addition, I am using more embellishments in my designs.

 

 

What are your plans for Dreams by Danielle in Spring 2015?

 

This spring I plan to include a lot of mesh, flowers and lace in my garments. These are some of my favorite fabrics to work with because they are feminine, sexy and light. In addition, the versatility of lace and flowers allows them to be dressed up or down but still exude confidence.

 

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INSTAGRAM: @Dreamsbydanielle

ETSY: www.shopdreamsbydanielle.etsy.com

EVENT ALERT: Harbor FashionEASTA 2015 on April 25

1 Apr

Fourth Annual FashionEASTa: The Fashion Show!

On Saturday, April 25 Baltimore’s hottest shopping destination takes center stage and highlights the fashions of some of its most notable retailers. Guests are welcome to shop in-store specials and style events, groove to live entertainment, and savor cocktails and light fare from Harbor East restaurants street-side. The festivities culminate with a showcase of the best of spring fashion as the hottest looks hit the runway for the FashionEasta Fashion Show!

 

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  • The fashionable fete kicks off at 1PM on Saturday, April 25 on Aliceanna Street (between South Exeter and South President Streets).
  • The FashionEASTa Fashion Show begins at 3:30PM hosted by Baltimore magazine Style Editor Hilary Geisbert, bringing audiences a high-energy runway production highlighting spring fashions and local celebrity models. The best part? All the show’s styles come straight from Harbor East shops, so if you love what you see you can purchase the looks “haute” off the runway.

    FashionEASTa: The Fashion Show is FREE and open to all.

  • Serious fashionEASTas will want to reserve their spot on the “Guest List” for an even more fabulous experience. Guest List tickets are $35 and include: reserved seating for the FashionEASTa Fashion Show (standing room only otherwise), discounted food & drink vouchers good for street-side offerings from 1-6PM, an exclusive FashionEASTa shopping tote, and garage parking in Harbor East. Tickets must be purchased in advance. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Dress for Success Baltimore.

PURCHASE GUEST LIST TICKETS HERE! 

EVENT ALERT: Over Accessorized GIRLS NIGHT OUT on April 25

29 Mar

Over Accessorized GIRLS NIGHT OUT!

On Saturday, April 25, Over Accessorized will host its 6th Semi Annual Over Accessorized Girls’ Night Out Event. Each spring we raise funds for “Teal is a BIG Deal” and “Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes”. These foundations bring awareness and benefits to women who are battling Ovarian and Breast Cancer.

This year, they will be hosting our event at the Scottish Rite Building in Baltimore City.

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Local Vendors include: Style House, Mimidre, and more.

Tickets are $10.

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