Working on #blogging more…

So you can go follow my blog with Bloglovin!

I’m still learning what exactly Bloglovin does. I’m also brainstorming new content to share on this blog and my PGF social media. Thankfully, I am taking this weekend for myself to get things in order. I’m cleaning and organizing my house, working on a collection I was to present in the Summer, working on individual apparel items for shoots, sponsorships, sales, and more, etc.

I am determined to get these things in check so I can continue to grow and be better than the person I was yesterday. Always strive to be the best ‘you’ you can be!

Working on future projects…

Sup, readers!

I have been working on a new collection, as I promised. I’m hoping to show it off in the Summer. I also recently had the chance to sort through all my fabric and am really planning on making some great stuff for the shop (it really needs to be updated).

One thing I really want to work on is organizing my fashion show kits– I need a hefty suitcase to carry things such as a steamer, my camera/recording equipment, etc. I’ve been really tempted to get a Fravel— not only is it cute, but it matches a lot of my designs! You can pre-order these cute travel suitcases here.

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New Year, New Opportunities

Hello, everyone!

I started off 2017 with a new experience as the designer for PGF– I had the opportunity to do color commentary for a fashion show! Geek Fashion Show invited me to SacAnime Winter 2017 to work alongside Sean Long and the DJ DaRealWordSound. I documented this experience via SnapChat (pixiegiftfshns) and Instagram (pixiegiftfashions). You can see the highlights below the cut!

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Redesigning the Designer

I think I’ve found my calling with Geek Fashion.

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Big thanks to Geek Fashion Show and SacAnime for having my collection on their runway! I appreciate how organized the event was, the full house, the talent (hair, makeup, models, DJ, designers, photographers, etc.), the advertisement and exposure, and for making us all feel safe and accepted. I had a ton of fun, met a lot of great individuals, and felt genuinely fulfilled. ❤

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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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SacAnime – Summer 2014’s J-Fashion Runway (Fashion Show)

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I’m taking 2015 to reflect on the work I’ve done in 2014, and I can still honestly say that I’m really proud of the fashion show I ran, showcased and modeled in last summer. SacAnime is an anime convention that is dear to my heart, and it’s fashion show is really important to me so it was an honor to have run it. I don’t know if I’ll ever go back to coordinating the fashion show—my heart is with designing, not event managing. However, I don’t think that someone shouldn’t try coordinating it; it’d be a shame to have the event not exist at the con.

The J-Fashion Runway is a great event for those who style their own outfits as well as designers. The self-styling portion, the ‘coordinate’ portion, is great because you should be able to walk the runway even if you’re not a designer or a model. Styling is still an important factor in fashion, and when individuals such as Evangelina Ray take the runway in their self-styled outfits you get to see your already-established favorite j-fashion brands like Baby, The Stars Shine Bright on the catwalk.

SacAnime’s runway was the second runway I’ve presented my designs on, so it was a honor to be part of the show! I hope to have my designs take the catwalk again someday in the future!

Photo: Ivan Aburto (SacAnime Summer 2014's Japanese Fashion ('J-Fashion') Runway Fashion Show

Photo: Ivan Aburto (SacAnime Summer 2014’s Japanese Fashion (‘J-Fashion’) Runway Fashion Show | Model: Katherine B.

Photo: Ivan Aburto (SacAnime Summer 2014's Japanese Fashion ('J-Fashion') Runway Fashion Show

Photo: Ivan Aburto (SacAnime Summer 2014’s Japanese Fashion (‘J-Fashion’) Runway Fashion Show | Model:  Laura B.

Photo: Ivan Aburto (SacAnime Summer 2014's Japanese Fashion ('J-Fashion') Runway Fashion Show

Photo: Ivan Aburto (SacAnime Summer 2014’s Japanese Fashion (‘J-Fashion’) Runway Fashion Show | Model: Angelina G.

Designers that also took the runway astounded the crowd with their creativity. Lissa & Leigh has a great mix of classic and sweet looks that appeared as if they jumped right out of a fairy tale and onto the runway. Second place winner Hilltribefusion showcased some avant-garde twists to j-fashion on the catwalk that illustrated the magical world of Alice in Wonderland. Intoxique brought together Greek mythology and Lolita fashion in a beautiful way that captured the essence of the female goddesses in which the designs were named after. Third place winner Lacey Taylor showed cased a creepy-cute fairy kei mini-collection that presented functional yet fashionable streetwear that all girls would adore wearing. First place winner Scarlett Rose presented a traditional Japanese apparel collection full of crimson kimonos that won the crowd over with her craftsmanship. Crowd-favorite Carlyfornia took the catwalk with a fun and eclectic mix of designs that captured many different j-fashion styles.

Although designer Cyril Lumboy couldn’t make it to the show, she sent a handful of Dolldelight designs to have showcased for the event. Dolldelight always draws in a crowd due to its popularity and this event was no exception!

The show couldn’t have been what it was if it wasn’t for the staff and volunteers. Former Sacramento Fashion Week editor-in-chief and blogger Bridgett Rex and fashion model and cosplayer Synthia Sumlin judged the show. The lovely MC was the ever-stylish Cimone and the event was photographed by the talented Ivan Aburto. Stephanie Hymiller did an amazing job with Hilltribefushion’s hair and she is a gifted hair and makeup artist. And last but not least, magazine Pretty in Petticoats was kind enough to have an article of our show in their Winter 2014 issue for the world to see!

For those who didn’t get to see the event live, here’s the video recording of it– thank you, Dragon Anime’s Movies for posting it!