Lately I've really been into DIY fashion. Probably because Gigee Marie essentially started as a DIY experiment. There's nothing like adding your own personal touch to something and knowing that it's one-of-a-kind. And when money is tight, DIY fashion can be an inexpensive way to get that look for less. Here are a few of my favorite DIY fashions that I recently came across (click the links in the captions to get the tutorial from their original blogs).
This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of participating in the 5th Annual Crystal Couture event, a five-day fashion show and trunk show that takes place in the Crystal City section of Arlington, Virginia, just outside of DC. Produced by the talented fashion event planner Maggy Francois and her team, nearly 70 boutiques, fashion and beauty brands, designers, stylists, and makeup artists gathered into what felt like a fab fashion warehouse. Attendees were able to watch runway shows as they shopped, sipped, and enjoyed free makeovers. Hosts of the event included radio personalities Sunni and Guy Lambert from WPGC 95.5, and Sarah Fraiser from Hot 99.5, as well as Miss DC 2011, Ashley Boalch. I met some really cool people, including a few Twitter and Instagram followers :-)
Unfortunately, I didn't get to take many pictures (plus, the lighting was horrible when using my iPhone camera...I think it's about time I invest in a real camera), but here are a few that I did take, plus a few photos courtesy of Mud Productions (go to their site and you can see Crystal Couture pics from the entire week).
If you follow celebrity fashion, you're probably familiar with Olori Swank, the celebrity stylist known for her bold blue hair and edgy style. Olori regularly styles Keyshia Cole and Lance Gross, to name a few. So you know I was excited when Olori posted this pic of her rocking our Camo Clutch to her Instagram page back in January *does the running man*. Make sure you check out her website and follow her on Instagram. Thanks for the shout out Olori!
Pop Goes the City
Thanks so much to Pop Goes the City, for featuring our Jade Clutch as their "Pick of the Week". Pop Goes the city is a lifestyle website focused on the Dallas area. Although Gigee Marie isn't based in Dallas, they thought we were great enough feature us anyway *blushes*. Check out their website for the full feature.
If you haven't heard, the Spring 2013 clutch collection is now available on gigeemarie.com. It includes bold jewel tones, hints of metallic, and snake print. As I previously mentioned, we have also added jewelry to the shop, so make sure you pick up a few pieces to add to your stash. Happy shopping!
With emerald being Pantone's color of 2013, I decided to center my Spring 2013 collection around jewel tones. A lot of times, jewel tones are seen in Fall collections, but I think that jewel tones are just as appropriate for Spring. They allow you to ease out of winter earthtones and prepare for colorful, bold Spring palettes. We recently saw Teyonah Parris and Mila Kunis rock bold amethyst and emerald gowns at the SAG Awards and the Golden Globes, and Eva Longoria werrrrrked this gold dress at the 2012 Alma Awards last September.
If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen me post a picture of the fabrics that I selected for this collection. Here, you can get a glimpse of a few of the pieces, and how those fabrics came to life :-)
Make sure you visit gigeemarie.com on Monday, February 4 so that you can shop the Spring clutch collection (and our new jewelry!)