A Charmed Life...

I had the last minute opportunity on Wednesday night to attend the L'etoile and METRO Magazine's Charmed Life event at the International Market Square in Minneapolis. It was so fun and I had a great time helping out my friend Kristy at her table for her JNRR Fall Line!! The event was trunk show style and they had a photo stylist contest that was awesome to see, where they featured clothing and accessories from the designers around the event. I also had the opportunity to talk with Christopher Straub from Project Runway and saw Cheryl Tiegs shopping around before the judging.

At Kristy's table

Shot of the main floor
Style contact model wearing 1 of Kristy's dresses!

Erika and Christopher
Christopher & Cheryl Tiegs at the judging table


Jewels for a princess in a twisted romance.....

I've always been kinda obsessed with jewel tones. In fact I have come up with a name for my style thanks to Destini; we've decided my style is a bit of a 'Twisted Romance"! If I ever get a clothing line up and running, that will be it's name. I love lace, dark jewel tones, dark nail polish, some leather filtering in, black tights and huge chunky shoes ala Rumi!!! I'm also major obsessed with bib necklaces...the bigger the better as far as I'm concerned!

I'm so glad that jewel tones are all over F/W 09 and into 2010! I've always loved them and it's probably because they love me back. Seriously though, I can't wear pastel, can't be even standing near anything that is close to yellow and look a bit green if I venture towards the autumn color palette so the jewel tones this season sit just fine with me! I loved Alberta Ferretti's main & Philosophy collections. They always seem to be full of beautiful dark, lush jewel tones and rich fabrics. I've also always loved paisley so I'm glad to see it appearing in a major way this season!


Friday's Fairytale

What a wonderful surprise it was yesterday when scampering through etsy I happened upon a beautiful shoppe called wristielove! I was immediately in love with all of the whimsical wonderfullness of this shoppe. Everything is appealing to the eye and exceptionally crafted. My favorites are the brooches and corsages, especially The Natural is Nice Mod Corsage and the Five-Thirty Clockwork Collection brooches! Oh and not to disappoint, she also has a blog (http://www.wristielove.blogspot.com/☆) with beautiful interior design pics. Check it out!!



Halloween is just around the corner, which means I need to get finished with my 'circus girl' costume that I started in Pattern Development class last quarter. I still need to finish all of the hand beading and attach the lining to the top, then I need to sew up some bloomers and create a jacket with tails! Those should be quicker since they won't entail all of the couture detailing that was required for class on the bodice. Destini has decided to be Cindy Who from Whoville so we are on the lookout for the perfect red and green accessories and then I will be making a coat with a circle skirt bottom! Should be fun but the challenge will be getting her hair to stand up like Taylor's does in the movie!!

I did pick up some costumes for the cats this year as well. Just wanted to see if they could handle things on their head since t-shirts don't see to work (they fall over, fall of chairs, fall down the basement steps)! So far, the hats work much better although it doesn't mean they like them any more ;o) Check out the look of disgust on Cheruboo's face (Pumpkin) and Vinny (Chicken), well he was fine with it as long as I didn't strap it down but only because I petted him with the chicken costume for a while first!!


Sneaky Peaky!!

I'm so excited about my new fall/winter collection for Sweet Luna!! For those of you following on the Sweet Luna blog...you get the first peak at what will be available for the preview tomorrow!!