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  • My Very First Design is Almost Done!

    Here are some quick shots from my phone of my nearly completed skirt.  It's the first garment that I designed and drew out, drafted a pattern for and sewed the whole damn thing.  The core of the skirt was made from military-grade black twill that I acid washed in an ombre-ish kind of effect. I thought I had ruined it at first but managed to save it and only get trace amounts of bleach in my eyes and lungs.  Then I charmed my uber-talented friend Jenn at Tabula Rasa into generously hooking me up with some vintage leather pants that...

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  • Custom Fashion Croquis

    The end of the first half of our condensed 7 week semester is coming up and I've had little time to sleep, let alone blog.  Alas, here I am in a frazzled state, showing off my custom croquis.  What the hell are croquis you might ask?  They are slightly stretched fashion figures used for sketching when a designer is trying to get their ideas down on paper.  I had been scouring the internet looking for nice plus-size croquis and had no success finding some that were inspiring to me.   Luckily, I have my endlessly talented soul mate who happily got...

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  • Fashion Inspiration

    I've been pouring over the glorious New York Public Library's vast collection of digital images looking for some inspiration for my next semi-mega project at school.  These were too nice not to share! xoxo Amarina

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