Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Bigger the Better... CLUTCH

Happy MONDAY...

I'm working at Joann Fabric and crafts part-time so I get 1st dibs on the remnants or leftover fabric. So, I'm digging through the bins and what did I find?!?! A Gem! More Leopard Print Faux Fur!

Faux fur or fur will forever be a trend during the winter season and instead of making the typical vest or jacket, I decided I wanted a clutch bag...Like a Bigger than life, leopard print, faux fur, Clutch bag!

It ended up being about a 30 min project. Using Velcro instead of a zipper, would've cut that time in half!



Jordache Jean Jacket/Dress/Belt : Thrifted
Shoes: Citi-Trends 

I thrifted this dress last year and #Thriftflipped it to resemble a bodycon. I've really been crushing on velvet lately, partially because It's so forgiving! 


Wishing You a Great Week!

E. Louise

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

No Limit (s) : A week of THIS Army Fatigue Trench Coat...


I had a dream... yes a dream about this coat. Woke up, googled it, and I saw nothing. The way my Creativity is set up these days, if I can't buy it, (which I couldn't) I'll make it! So I went to the thrift store, bought three jackets, and put them all together.

The next question I had was, what would I wear this coat with? Answer: Hell, Army Fatigue IS the new black. So let's just say Everything! LOL I plan to dress this up, dress it down, I'm wearing this mug to the gym, and the laundry mat! HAHAHAHA



Since the University of Alabama won the National Championship last night. I had to add the houndstooth. Today we're mixing prints.

Jacket- Thrifted / Created
Jeans- DIY
Top- Thrifted
Boots - Citi Trends

Happy Tuesday!

ELM

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Clothes in Shxt: A Fashion tribute to Solange Knowles Day 2

It's no secret that my favorite Knowles' sister fashion wise is SOLANGE hands down!  I mean can you blame me? Her style is creative, it's forward, it's unapologetic, fierce, fabulous, represents freedom and speaks to my creative soul!

When styling for clients her fashion profile is one I draw from for inspiration I had an idea. For my Birthday, I wanted to dedicate a fashion week to Solange. I'd take a few of her looks, recreate them (whether it be sewn by me or thrifted), take pic and post! #CelebrityStyleCapture Well, I ended up breaking my camera =(. But, where there's a will there's a way! Lucky for me I have friends who just so happen to be MU and photography experts!

I get to dress like Solange for a whole week and I'm too excited about it.

Let's get into this $1200 Michelle Mason Leather Sleeved Trench tho! I was so bothered at how hot this was, that my creative wheels begin to turn! Now, there's no way that I can afford this, but I can recreate it! I thrifted my Trench! It was a $4.99 buy! My first thought was to use spray paint, but I had some extra red fabric around the house. I didn't feel that my coat was long enough anyway so I did a little sewing by adding the red to the bottom of the coat and whallah! 





 Shirt: thrifted
Pants: Rue 21
Shoes: Shoe Show
Trench- Thrifted /Altered by Shapely Louise 


The Wind was my Friend!
MUA: @Brassy Beauty
Hair: Pretty Protective Styles By V
Photography: @CJHarris1985

I hope you're enjoying this as much as I am!

Happy Tuesday!

E. Louise

Monday, November 30, 2015

Clothes in Shxt: A Fashion tribute to Solange Knowles

It's no secret that my favorite Knowles' sister fashion wise is SOLANGE hands down!  I mean can you blame me? Her style is creative, it's forward, it's unapologetic, fierce, fabulous, represents freedom and speaks to my creative soul!

When styling for clients her fashion profile is one I draw from for inspiration I had an idea. For my Birthday, I wanted to dedicate a fashion week to Solange. I'd take a few of her looks, recreate them (whether it be sewn by me or thrifted), take pic and post! #CelebrityStyleCapture Well, I ended up breaking my camera =(. But, where there's a will there's a way! Lucky for me I have friends who just so happen to be MU and photography experts!

I get to dress like Solange for a whole week and I'm too excited about it.

As I was browsing for looks to recreate, I fell so far in love with this Alessandra Rich Gown she wore to the Angel Ball NYC in 2011. It's definitely a classic!


Drapped for the gods!
Dress replica: @Shapelylouise
MUA: D'asia Monet- @BrassyBeauty
Hair: Veronique Pretty Protective Styles By V
Photography: CJ Harris @CJharris1985 


Did I get your attention?! Stay Tuned for the rest of the SOLANGE  Week! 


E. Louise 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Creative Mechanism

I went thrifting with one of my good Judy's last week and I saw what looked to be a mechanic's jumpsuit (Car, air, etc) and I decided to try it on. I was on a $10.00 or less budget and the suit was 9.99 so I was going to leave it. Lucky for me, my friend saw my vision, took pity on me, and bought it for me! (Did I mention I have great, wonderful, loving, supportive friends)


                                        


I made the legs shorter, to give it the capri or culottes feel

added a belt along with other accessories! I consider my Hips and accessory! LOL




You have to be creative! So be sure to think outside the box!

Have a great week!

E. Louise

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