Saturday, January 28, 2012

Alice Rosati

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Alice Rosati











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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

GIVEAWAY : Handmade Bridal Bouquet

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

GIVEAWAY : Handmade Bridal Bouquet







Giveaway Winner is Megan D! I will contact you shortly for your shipping details..:) Congratulations!





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Friday, January 20, 2012

Golden Globe

Friday, January 20, 2012

Golden Globe

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

LA PERLA LINGERIE

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

LA PERLA LINGERIE










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Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunny B' Store

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunny B' Store



As the beginning of this New Year, I felt it would be great to appreciate the new creative talent as well! Recently, I've begin to come across some really unique and beautiful stores, that offer a range of great collectibles. One of them being 'The SunnyB' store! Its a natural bouquet, that has classic yet very original styles of bridal bouquets, and the best part is they are reasonably priced! So I decided to get a lil more info from the store owner 'Sunny B' and tell us more about herself and her lovely creations :)

1) Firstly, welcome to Fashionista Era! We would love if you would share with our readers that besides creating things, what do you do?
I'm a school psychologist by profession, but after six years in the field I found myself burned out beyond repair. In August 2011, I made the decision to leave my career and focus on doing something creative. At the time, I didn't know exactly what that would be...Though, I figured it would likely involve freelance writing since I used to be active with two blogs. The name of my shop, "The Sunny B." is taken from my pen name, "Sunny." As it turns out, writing has actually taken a backseat to my bridal shop. I never expected my bouquets to turn into a full fledged business. It was scary taking the leap without really having a concrete plan, but it turned out for the best because the plan found me instead. Having left my position as a school psychologist, I am now able to focus on my Etsy shop full time. I love it. It's the best job on Earth!

2) What does handmade mean to you?
To me handmade involves craftsmanship. It involves both creativity and skill. Because of that, no two items are exactly alike, even if they are made to the same specifications. The process of handmade creating is more organic, so there is uniqueness inherent in each item. 

3) Who has been most influential in your craft?
Several people in my life have influenced my craft in terms of how I got started making bouquets. Mostly though, it's been about the process and turn of events that have unfolded in my life. I was widowed suddenly in November 2006. When my first husband passed away, I received tons of condolence floral arrangements. As a result, I came to associate fresh bouquets with sadness. Likewise, coping with the grief that resulted made it difficult for me to fully focus on my job demands as a school psychologist. That, and I think the suddenness of his passing changed me...It certainly changed my priorities; making me less willing to spend my life dealing with daily stress. He was young, just 27 years old when he died. I learned that we can never take tomorrow for granted. Because of that, I decided I wanted to do something less rigid than what I was doing in the field of education. His passing had a lot to do with why I left my career, but it isn't what lead me directly to Etsy.

Recently, in July 2011, I remarried. We only planned for a month because we had a small ceremony at a local courthouse. The time just felt right, so we acted on it. Though, because I didn't plan months in advance like most brides, I had trouble finding a bouquet. Fresh bouquets reminded me of funerals, so I knew I wanted something different...I wanted something lasting. To me, having a lasting keepsake bouquet felt symbolic of what I hoped to be a lasting marriage. And since I couldn't find anything that quite fit the bill, I went ahead and made a bouquet for myself. Having never done floral arranging, I didn't really have a plan. I simply approached it like I would approach putting an outfit together or decorating a room. What turned out was something I loved. And surprisingly enough to me, not only did I love it, but so did others. That's what gave me the idea to sell them on Etsy. If I had planned for months and months for my wedding, it's very possible that I would not have started my shop. But thankfully, as I said, the plan found me. I love that the path my life has taken allows me to now create lasting keepsakes for other brides. 



4) When did you know you were an artist/maker?
Writing my first blog definitely opened the door for me creatively, but I'm still getting used to thinking of myself as a designer. That "school psychologist" title is slowing being replaced, but I can't say that the process is complete at this point. Up until fairly recently, I didn't realize that I was creative. For some reason I thought being creative meant I had to know how to draw. I thought of art in a strict sense, which I didn't think included me, since I can't draw to save my life. 

5) How would you describe your creative process?
The creative process is very visceral for me. I just sort of arrange things that feel right together. When things work, I know it and when they don't, I feel unsettled. If something leaves me feeling unsettled, it gets redone until I'm happy with it. 

6) If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
I live in a tiny, one bedroom townhouse, so my work space is very small. Sometimes that is a challenge for me. I'd love to peek inside the work spaces of other designers on Etsy to see how they do it. Organization is not my strength.

7) What handmade possession do you most cherish?
Around my house, I have several items that I purchased from Etsy and Novica. I love the craftsmanship and uniqueness of them all. I'd have to say though that my favorite is a mixed media piece called "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" by The Other Jeanie on Etsy. I love The Wizard of Oz. The story speaks to me and that piece brings a bit of the story into my home everyday. It's truly a treasure. 




8) How do you get out of your creative ruts?
I get out of creative ruts by looking around me for inspiration. Inspiration comes from the least expected places, so I always try to keep my eyes and ears open. Often I am inspired by nature. Sometimes my husband and I go to a park nearby and sit by the lake while I create. It's very peaceful. Going there is great for keeping me inspired.

9) Where would you like to be in ten years?
In ten years I would like to be the owner of a brick and mortar bridal boutique and flower shop. I have many ideas for expanding my craft to include birdcage veils, wedding decor, centerpieces, and even fresh flowers. I love fresh flowers; not all of them remind me of funerals. I'd love to get into fresh flower arranging so that I could combine them with wood and paper flowers in unique ways. I'm planning on taking some flower design classes in January, so hopefully soon that dream will become reality!

Thank you so much for such a lovely interview and sharing your personal thoughts. We at Fashionista Era wish you a fabulous new year and great success for your store. For more information on Sunny B's store, visit here.. Keep watching for a giveaway from SunnyB store by next week! So do come back for more details..!!

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Gustavo Cadile

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Gustavo Cadile











Images: Red Carpet Fashion Awards

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Martha Streck

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Martha Streck











"It's not money that makes you well dressed, but knowledge" -Christian Dior


In today's scenario, you go through catalogs and so many designers and its forever rising, but then they are those looks that you stop at and are amazed at the outfits which seem so loud yet so classy to wear. It feels that almost anyone can get hooked onto this fashion trend. Thats the feel Model Martha Streck did with the pictures in this shoot! The colors look loud yet, she has managed to carry it off with such ease and absolutely look stunning while doing it. I would love to own one of these pieces espiecally the purple one, oh what a delight to watch such luxury on me...hehe...Wishful thinking for now ;) 
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Louis Vuitton - Menswear

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Louis Vuitton - Menswear



























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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sportmax

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sportmax

























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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Coffee Chat : Yelena from All Glam Things

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Coffee Chat : Yelena from All Glam Things

Hi Fashionista Era readers! My name is Yelena Starikova,  Image Consultant and Editor at Glamthings —a website where you can find fashion advice, color inspiration, and personal thoughts on being 20-something and glamorous. Today I'm guest blogging on F.E for Hanz and here to share a little more about what I feel about Fashion.  Here are some some questions Hanz asked and I'm happy to answer.



F.E) Firstly you have a great blog! What inspired you to start your blog and tell us about your work? 

I love my blog it's like my little baby. I'm sure every Blog creator feel the same way.  I'm that type of person who always love to study and learn something new about myself each and everyday. Plus I was always amazed by well dressed woman and man , to me it was almost like a science. How do they dress themselves so well? 

Now I know that Celebrity use stylists & Image consultants and most Wealthy people learn the science of dressing well from their environment. But the good news is that you can learn anything in life. That's exactly what I did, I took an Image Consulting Course and I keep learning more and more every day. In my blog I try to share all my knowledge and style tips with my lovely readers.

F.E) Complete the following - a) Make one wish come true :
Having Successful Image Consulting Business and Own Stylish Boutique. Also I would like my Blog to become something bigger then just a Blog ~ maybe Style Magazine .


F.E) One fashion accessory that you cant do without

Beautiful Good quality Handbags. I prefer to have only few but master pieces. It annoys me to see girls in great clothing with great sense of style and cheap looking bags~ not classy.  

F.E) Fashion means

Fashion is an ART. Designers create their Pieces like Painters paints their Masterpieces. Fashion has to be studied like any other art. Its Creative outlet. Fashion is when you know who you are and you can express it with Your Personal Style.

F.E) If you could give one piece of style advice, what is it?

I'll give you two.. First one is Less is more. I prefer to Invest in Expensive well groomed items and mixed them with less expensive trendy pieces. Look at Europeans. They so well put together and they don't have a huge amount of cloth. And #2 : Don't be afraid to use colors. Get to know your Season and your Best Colors. Life is so boring in only Black and white. 

F.E) Who is your fashion icon?

Love, Love, Love Lauren Conrad Style. Really Inspired by Ivanka Trump Personality and love to look at European Royalty ~ they dress so well!



F.E) Finally, who/what is your greatest source of inspiration?

I find inspiration everywhere. By looking at people, by reading other blogs, by listening to music. It comes from everywhere. You just have to listen.

- By Yelena Starikova - Founder & Editor of  AllGlamThings. 
Also you can go to below sites to follow my blog! Website: www.glamthings.com. Twitter: @allglamthings
Facebook: allglamthings

"You only get one chance to make a first impression"


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