Sunday, September 9, 2012

NYC Fashion Week - Spring 2013

Loving the mixture of textures, sexy cutouts and use of sheer fabric and leather...

Charlotte Ronson: 

         Helmut Lang:

Prabal Gurung:
Christian Siriano:

Alexander Wang: 

Photo credits:

Saturday, July 28, 2012

My designs: First Attempt at Childrenswear

Gifts for my nieces.  I made them a size larger so they could be worn next year.  I had the most fun making the infant romper.  They all look so adorable! 

My parents rented a house in the Outer banks (North Carolina) last week for a family reunion/vacation. 

Top row from left to right-  Sev (5), Abigail (4), Cecilia (5), and bottom row-  Lux (4 mths).

My beautiful mother wanted to get some photos too!

Far right - Benjamin (1) wanted to join in the fun.
The view from the back of our house. Gorgeous!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My favorite Swimwear Designer

The weather is warming up and we are all heading to the pool, beach, or lake. So what are you going to wear?

I LOVE Trina Turk swimwear.  They fit great, they are pretty, and she has a great way of tastefully adding jewels.  You can find her suits at Nordstrom and sometimes for a discount at TjMaxx or Marshalls. 

Trina Turk top

Trina Turk swimwear

Trina Turk swimwear

Trina Turk top

Trina Turk swimwear

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My designs: A Day in the Life...

Project: Create a travel wardrobe for a working professional. The requirement was to create four looks (night out, business presentation, activity and spectator) and a jacket (that works with everything).

Title: A Day in the Life...

Story: Twenty-something actress traveling to L.A. for an award show in the spring. 

Look #1: Romper (Spectator) and Jacket

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Kate's Dress: the big reveal...

Kate looked so beautiful in the dress.  I was a very pleased big sis!! She and my other sister, Liz, did a great job with the photoshoot in my absence. These pictures are so cute...Kate your a natural. 


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Kate' dress

My sister Kate is turning 21 next week. So she asked me to design her a dress. Her criteria was off the shoulder, waterfall hem, turquoise, and lace. This is the sketch. More to come...

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sketching Fun: Jean Paul Gaultier

With everything being so digital, I forget how much fun it is to sketch...

Sketch by SJ

Jean Paul Gaultier Resort 2010 in Elle Magazine

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Fun Floral Pants

Floral pants are hot this spring/summer, but you may be wondering if it is a trend you can pull off.  Of course it is. I prefer the fitted, (not too tight) full length or cropped version in a darker color.

A few tips:

Keep it simple on top.
If you have a curvy bottom half wear a darker color and use sparkling earrings to draw attention up (it's all about balance).
Those of you with narrow hips, you can pull off a lighter color.
Wear neutral colored heals to elongate your legs.

Zara pants
Zara pants

Erdem pants
Erdem pants

3.1 Phillip Lim pants
3.1 Phillip Lim pants