Sunday, April 29, 2012

11th Annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence

Friday night I attended the 11th annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence. I placed last year and was super excited to see what was chosen for this years competition in particular what was picked from Columbia College's seniors (my alma mater). This year I brought my  mother and couldn't wait to show her how great this show is. Overall, there was not one let down. There were so many great designers this year and more avant guard pieces were shown than in years past.
The host of the evening ABC 7's Linda Yu wore a jacket designed by yours truly and looked amazing. The look from my winning collection was also featured on the news a few days ago and was worn by Yu on the afternoon news on Thursday.

David Cantu

Gilda K. Hosseini
Andrew Cruz

Friday, April 27, 2012

brighten up

Last Friday I attended a little cocktail party in honor of my friends' upcoming wedding. Being that we are well into April and it's quite chilly again I wanted a bright spring look while still staying warm. My solution? Some super bold color blocking. So bright in fact, that upon arrival I was introduced as a cast member from Designing Women (hopefully, not Delta Burke) haha. Either way I got to carry my new bag which I LOVE ! It's clearly a copy of the Celine version I've been lusting after form quite sometime.  Here's what I wore:
Jacket: H&M, Blouse: Everly, Jeans: J. Crew Toothpick, Booties: H&M

Lipstick: Mac Impassioned

Clutch: Street Level, Bracelets (from left): Presence, Topshop, H&M Watch: Michael Kors

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

wedding weekend

Oh my my, it's been a bit since my last post. Very naughty blogger indeed. This weekend was packed with fun pre-wedding events as my good friends Kris and Allison were finally tying the knot! I had the honor of doing the brides makeup and in return I ate my fair share of wedding pie and danced until it was necessary to change into ballet flats.  Here's a little peek into my weekend.

Dress and Belt: H&M, Bag: Topshop

Shoes: Payless