Sunday, August 28, 2011

Magnificent Mayo

Some girls love shoes, others love cosmetics, some still prefer jewelry, but I and many others favor handbags. I stumbled upon one of the cutest girls I've ever seen, and man oh man, can she rock a purse. Without any further udo, It's my pleasure to introduce Mellow Mayoness.

So adorable it hurts! And can she pull of socks with heels or what?

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Doctor and Amy

Even though I'm not a huge fan of the mad, impulsive Amy Pond, I do enjoy this picture a lot.

Karen G. is such a cutie pie! On the other hand....

Even though I love the 11th Doctor and think Matt Smith is the cat's meow, I do not enjoy this all.

Gah!! What was he thinking? He's more fem then Karen! For shame.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Finished Smitten

My Smitten project is completed (finally). I'm satisfied with my end product. It could have been a lot better, but considering my drawing skills (which are pretty weak), I'm satisfied. I got a 94 as my final grade. My professor said I should expand my fabric selection, try fabric manipulations, use line weight to help convey the idea of my flats, and work on expanding my patterns. I got an 8 out of 10 on creativity which I find hard to believe, but it is what it is. So here they are, my final boards!

Mood Board (Now with Gumdrops!(And a melted Ritter cookie. That's the price you pay when you use food as a prop.))

Fabric Board (Linzer Cookie shapes to show color palette!)

Final Line-Up

This Flat Board kills me, I worked so hard to make them look professional and ran out of time to make the board match the other three. It's such a poor use of space, and even though the flats themselves are pretty damn good for my first time, the over all presentation just waters the whole board down. I learned a lot from this board. Presentation really is everything.

I am so ready for this quarter to be over, I just want to go to Dragon*Con so bad. My boyfriend and I are dressing up as Daisy and Luigi one day and then Misty and Ash another. Mikey wants one day casual clothes so he won't be too embarrassed to meet Robert Englund. We'll see how it goes. This is my Daisy dress...

Woot woot! Can't wait to show it off! 

Alright everyone, more updates soon!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


I'm here at my new snazzy apartment hanging out on the floor while my boyfriend work on making a paper lamp. I'm tired of working on fashion illustration so I thought I'd show some of the projects I've been working on. A ll of these pictures where taken with my phone so needless to say the quality is amazing.

So for the first project we had to create a line of clothing based off a car chosen at random. We had to make a consumer board, inspiration board, power point, and 35 garment design (Plus draping on a mannequin, not my favorite). I got the Camero and decided to go with a z-28. This is my consumer board, can you get a vague sense of who my costumer is?

If you guessed she's a cheeky geeky Japanese girl who's a mechanical engineer grad in her mid 20's who makes her living from illegally tuning and drag racing cars then you are right on the money. She lives off junk food, has a fondness for the 70's (hence the tuned up z-28), and isn't afraid to indulge in a bit of tackiness.
Personally I think she's a really cool chick. And ya, this is a SUPER specific customer. Onwards to the inspiration board!

I based my inspiration boards off 2012 trends i thought would apply to my costumer. I accumulated these future trends from interior design website and 2012 movies that are currently in production. I integrated the 'Comic Palette', a series of bright (not neon!) colors that are seen in older comic books and the funny papers. I incorporated different textures, pulling inspiration from the quilted chair and ribbed table above. I also included facets and sleek angles, which is currently booming in the trend scene now.

I'll spare you all my power point because A), I'm not sure I could upload it, and B) It's 20 slides long, but I believe it turned out beautifully, which is not something one can usually say about PowerPoint.

Long project short, I got a 99 as my final grade. I received the highest grade in the class and am currently chugging along on my next line, a RTW brand called Smitten. Its inspired by the fairytale Hansel and Gretel and has scalloping detail GALORE! 

Here's a sneak peek at my mood board...

and some of my illustrations from a photograph off the computer. Ya, I'm all about these high quality pictures. 72 ppi all the way!

All right, that's all for now. Hopefully I'll load up the rest of my Smitten project once I finish. Hope every one is doing well!



Monday, January 17, 2011

Spring Forward

I'm ready for some warm weather, It's hard to dress cute as a muffin when you're freezing. I just want to hibernate through winter.

Here's my FIRST hodgepodge of an outfit, inspired by the hope of spring weather soon-ish to come. I have to admit, it was fun. I understand the appeal.

What do you think? It's a little Fred Flare, Kate Spade, Fossil and Modcloth. 

And this is the adorable pup I found wandering around my neighborhood last night. He was starving and so scared. No micro-chip. I think he was dumped. He's a one year old boxer mix and needs a good home. He's such a sweet boy. I wish we could keep him.

bawww, baby boy.

thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hello Lovers!!

*things (and people) I'm currently enjoying*

   1. ZOMG, crocheted dress guards for bikes. 

     2. Mini Chupa-Chups Ad

      3. Darling Clementine's Home


      4. DIY Cross-Stitch Pendant

      5. Fossil Handbags

(So freaking cute! Only 58$)

(B-E-A-utiful! 138$)

(Lovely color 168$)

(Medicine Bag Style *woot* 78$)


    6. Tabatha Coffey

Tabitha is so impressive to me. Like she so often says, she EXUDES confidence and power. I have no idea why her show fascinates me, because I have no interests in salons, hairstyles, or reality shows, but I seriously *love* Tabatha's Salon Takeover. She's crazy business savvy and hilarious.

     7. Weak in the Knees Illustration

Does anyone know who the illustrator who did this is? I love it so, but I just can't remember. Thanks!

~ Lisbeth

Thursday, December 30, 2010

10 Items of Interests

Marc Jacobs Mouse Flats

Queens Wardrobes 'Special Day Chiffon Dress'

Sparkle True (Etsy) - Bird Post

Urban Outfitters Teapot Lantern

 Love Ring

 70's Embroidery Dress - Queens Wardrobe

Money Bow!

Saturn Necklace by Monica Rich Kosann


Something Delicious and FUZZY

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fabric Frenzy

I'm not sure if any of you have seen this bedspread from UrbanOutfitters, but I'm totally in love with it and would like to get eloped as soon as possible. It's whimsical, it's retro, it's bold, it's perfection.

Isn't it super nice? I ended up buying 2 shower curtains with the pattern on it for 19.99$. One will be used as a shower curtain and the spare will hopefully have enough yardage to make into a dress.

Now, I only learned how to use my sewing machine a week ago, but I'm very optimistic :)
Once I take a patterns class I'll be able to whip up a cute little dress in no time. I just hope the print won't be too large. I'll just have to wait and see!

I also picked up this adorable looking book at Urban O. for $11.99
The illustrations really intrigued me.
And this is a featured page of the book:

Cute, don't you think? I like her style of drawing and thought I'd try replicating it for some drawing practice. I love the little outfits. For $12 bucks and free shipping I couldn't resist.

And this little fella was really calling to me, but I just could bring myself to bring him home:

Ahhh! I love it so much! You can't help but give a little smile looking at this delightful little guy. The only reason he's not being shipped to my house this very moment is because my mom insisted there was no way it would hang on her Christmas tree. Sad!!

Maybe I'll snatch him up when it goes on sale after Christmas...

Have a happy Monday Everyone! (and happy birthday Tom Delonge, I've loved you since fifth grade and I still remember your birthday after all these years! Hehe, creepy. ANYWAYS >_>, you and your sexy lip ring rock!!)

~ Lisbeth

Thursday, December 9, 2010

10 Things That Make Me Smile

1. Geek Wreath

2. Katy Perry's Costumes

3. Sewn Teacup Set


5. Elsie's sweet necklace (has her and her fiancee's initials)

6.  Disco Loubitons

7. This pillow (that I MADE!)

8. Ric Rac Bangles

9. Mickey Mouse Skirts

10. Glitter Faces

Happy Thursday :)