Last MONTH’s Fashion Show

I should really post here more often! In case you don’t follow me via Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/pixiegiftfashions/), I recently participated in a small fashion show at my alma mater for their Japanese Culture Festival (Japan Day).

I showed new and old looks, and had the opportunity to begin trying out fashion photography with actual models (rather than trying to shoot myself with a tripod and with the camera on its timer)! Also, I am still learning Photoshop and tried my hand at editing the photos. Come take a look below!

It was a small show, with three designers who showcased=– including me. Not that that is a bad thing– I actually had a great first fashion show for 2016! My models were amazing and Shelby Rose (https://shelbyrosestylist.wordpress.com/about/) once again did amazing work with the hair! Federico Beauty Institute (http://federico.edu/) stepped up to the plate and did the rainbow-inspired makeup :].

The PGF team did a fantastic job showing the Gyaru/Gyaru-Hime looks that I was able to put together for the event!

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Rainy Day

 

The one time I finally get to shoot and I can’t even do it outside because of the rain…

But I love the rain!  So I can’t be too disappointed about the weather!  And I really liked how these shots came out despite being stuck indoors with a regular house lamp, a window curtain and my camera self-timer and tripod.

I made this dress about two years ago for my first fashion show ever– it has a twin sister dress!  The sweater is the Paris Cafe Cardigan in Bordeaux from my favorite affiliate (the link to the cardigan is an affiliate link; just FYI) while the cap with kitty ears is from a vendor from Amazon.  This look is very warm and cute– I’ll have to wear it to my new job sometime!  If you all like this style of dress, let me know; I can make some for the shop for all of you!

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Pastel Wig

I wanted to shoot a headband I made and do just headshots for this post because…

a) my fashion-related talents are not just limited to sewing,

b) my wig collection is so big that it would be a shame not to showcase it, and

c) it gives me to opportunity to get back into the habit of using makeup as a form of self-empowerment.

This headband is one I made for my pair of lavender looks for Sacramento Fashion Week last year (fourth picture above).  I think making matching accessories to my garments really helps drive the overall message of a ‘look’ home.  It was one of the only headpieces I have that matches my most outrageous wig– this Rainbow Rock in Spring Bouquet by RockStar Wigs!  The wig was purchased about four years ago because I needed a wig in a raspberry pink in order to match an EGL ensemble.  I now want to use this wig in more shoots and fashion shows!

The wig is paired with Rock-a-Lash’s Lashing Out Loud (top lashes only).  My face is covered with foundation, hot pink and purple eyeshadow, purple eyeliner, black Wet-N-Wild liquid eyeliner, mascara, pinky blush, and a raspberry pink lipstick to match the pink in the wig.

I plan on making new headpieces soon for the shop– they will all probability be anywhere from $8 – $35 depending on how elaborate they are.  The whole shop is going to be revamped, so stay tuned to see what I will (literally) have in store for you all!

For those who still need their hands on some pastels or fashions with a butterfly motif, I’ve picked out a few items for you to view!  Enjoy~

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A Girl and Her Door

I’ve been wanting to do outfit posts with my Canon T5 Rebel for a while!

In this set, I wore a top I made for my first fashion show ever! I haven’t made another one since due to time, money, interest, material, etc., but if I get enough interest in this, I may start making them for the shop!  The skirt, however, is something I’ve owned for about four years now that I got at some Forever-21-esque shop.  I understand the construction of the skirt now, and plan to make a new one for myself and donate this one.  I’m trying to cut down on my shopping and cull out the excess of my life– I’m staring with my clothes, makeup and other fashion-related items.  I’m also hoping that the empty spaces in the closet will encourage me to sew more, decrease the sizes of the fabric mountains in my room, and to add more of my own creations to my wardrobe!

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Wedding Vendors

Hello, everyone!

I am back and ready to roll after such an amazing wedding and honeymoon in Hawaii!  To start off February, I am going to post about the amazing fashion-related vendors that worked with us for our wedding.  The complete list of vendors can be found on our wedding blog, here (most are Sacramento-area specific): [http://seanandginaiwata.blogspot.com/p/thank-you_22.html].

Wedding Venue, Linens, Decor, Wedding Planner, Creme Brûlée, and Catering: 
Florist and Decor Rentals:
Viola’s Floral Design
http://www.violasfloraldesign.com/

Wedding Photographer:
BPCarey Photography

Bride’s Hair and Makeup (Engagement shoot and Wedding):

Bride’s Gown and Headband:

Bride’s Shoes:

ModCloth
http://www.modcloth.com/

Jewelry:

(engagement ring, wedding bands)
Ben Bridge
http://www.benbridge.com/(bride’s earrings)
Macy*s
http://www.macys.com/

Groom’s Tuxedo:
Men’s Wearhouse
 
Bride’s Bouquet, Sash Clip, Corsages, Boutonnieres and Hawaii Beach Ceremony Dress:
DIY work by the bride

Wedding Checklist

If you are reading this, I am probably chained down to my bride responsibilities since I am married woman at the end of this week!

For those looking for wedding budget help, I’ve previously blogged about that here.  What this post is about is my checklist of what vendors, items, expenses, etc. that goes into a wedding.  If you are trying to plan a wedding, I will do my best to give you a complete list of things you may want for your Big Day!

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Less Shopping, More Stitching!

As much as I love to talk about ModCloth (if you ask me my favorite place to shop, you will get a soliloquy of ModCloth from me almost instantly), I need to take this blog back to its roots.  I need to sew more and talk about my fashion and my brand.

I will still keep ModCloth posts for Mondays, but I need to use this blog as a platform for PGF — and I plan to drastically up the quality of the content.  This blog drastically is calling for more outfit posts with photos from my Canon T5 Rebel.  And new outfits.  And new things to sell on the online shop.  I promise to go even bigger in 2016!

Since it’s a Monday and I still do ModCloth with Mondays here on the blog, I will continue to tradition with cute sewing-themed items from the shop to keep me motivated for next year!

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Love Sews No Bounds Notebook Set

from: ModCloth


Measure of Finesse Bracelet

from: ModCloth