Saturday, August 27, 2011

ode to summer

summer is my favorite time of year,i think it says a lot about a person- what their favorite season is. it's so miserable and hot but you're so alive at the same time and harsh yellow light reflects off everything into your eyes and you can feel every twitch of an insects wings as heat materializes as sweat on your body.

its hot and the heat feels like a physical pressure but you better drink it to the last drop because these are some of the best days of your life spent seeking endless enjoyment to fill the large gaps of time that would otherwise be spent thinking 'its fucking hot'

and even though it's suppose to be business as usual as an adult not off from school there is still a recklessness in the air we can never shake because our whole lives were built around letting go when its too hot to think. and you want to know whats next and you don't think about work because it's the fucking summer for Christs party's happen and too many drinks are drunk and toilets are hugged and its all a great time till work the next day but then you'll do it all again the next night and people with convince you to do things you've always wanted to but held back and your making memories you'll tell the kids.

and you'll all complain its hot and you'll all be drinking iced coffee while longing for air conditioning.

and then it's all over and you don't remember the sweat or how your damp clothes clung to you on the subway platform before the train came because you are too busy romanticizing the stillness at night in between the soft breeze and the smell of damp grass before the sun drys every drop of water out of the dirt and laughing while walking home too late at night to be awake at work the next day. and it's all over and you wake up with a hangover like ache thinking about what your leaving behind as you go forward with no choice into the fall.

Monday, April 11, 2011


Oh my- my blog is Dusty! I have been so busy! I was hired in June as a Women's Stylist for the company Uniqlo in SOHO NYC. I absolutely love styling and feel I am becoming a better stylist everyday. Uniqlo is opening 2 new stores this Fall, one on 34th &6th and one on 53rd & 5th ave, which will be a Global Flagship. I was so happy to find out today I have been chosen as 5th ave stylist ! ( I am not going to lie- I love the way that sounds!)

I shot this look a while ago and am finally getting around to update! I love these photos; I can feel the summer heat from them :)
'Nolita FairyTale'

make up forever aqua cream in bright orange on my lips

more catching up to do soon :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

WEATHER PATTERNS: Fashion Forecasting

Spring 2011 Color Forecast

POPS! of Color Trend

Nothing is better example of the Spring 2011 POP color trend as the Burberry Prorsum Spring 2011 collection.

The 'It" colors; Tangerine, Lemon Yellow, Cyan, Chartreuse, Plum Purple

Great for; Purses, clutches, belts, and heels

Top Left Christopher Kane, left Three Moschino Cheap & Chic, four Right Miu Miu

Personally I'm not a big fan of brights, but the POP color Trend is great because you only need one or two accessories to update your Spring wardrobe!

I'm on the hunt now for great accessories :) Are you?

Saturday, April 2, 2011

WEATHER PATTERNS: Fashion Forecasting




The second I "noticed" this color, all of a sudden it was everywhere!!!
I would recommend buying a Lime/Chartreuse accessory to add a colorful pop to any look :)


Forever 21


Twenty Eight Twenty one

Has anyone else noticed? <3

Friday, April 1, 2011


'The Crown-less again shall be king'

I feel funny about this look, the overalls are from my Senior Collection in High School. Which was 5 years ago, So personally it feels.....nostalgic ? @ my High school we had a Fashion Design program that culminated in the 'Senior Fashion Show' where we displayed our runway collections. I personally had 3 different looks as seen below;

My first look- Sailor collar Hoodie, turtleneck w/ asymmetrical collar, 'puff' shorts', scrunched leggings and purse

Second look- sleeveless turtleneck /w overall dress and handmade cat hat

Third look- caplet, tank top, asymmetrical skirt w/ ruffle

I sold most of the pieces but my favorite was the overall dress, so it was about time I tried something with it !

Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

WEATHER PATTERNS: Fashion Forecasting

Women's and Junior's Spring/ Summer 2011 TREND REPORT part 1
Dior runway; all runway photos credit to

layers, the 'whole look', cohesive, mix n' match, statement

each garment is a puzzle piece to the bigger picture

sub themes;


brights, rebirth, feminine, mix n match, layers, floral prints, ruffles, flounce, eccentric, chartreuse, fuchsia, tangerine, flow, silk, chiffon, glitter, shout

all we can do is boldly step forward. bright colors display confidence in ourselves and in the world. life is a party. time to live in it

Runway left to right; Blumarine, Armani, Givenchy, Blumarine


quiet, subtle, pastels, understated, worldly, meditation, watercolors, details, artisan, summer, heat, antique white, pink, leaf green, knits, gauze, light, airy, reflective

exploring a dream that seduces reality. the world on the other side of the mirror. can we recreate something as beautiful as a lost memory? a familiar scent.

runway left to right; McQueen, Chanel, Dior,Chanel


old world, moody, retreat, cocoon, yard sale, cling, neutrals, Grey, brown, tainted, strong silhouettes, woven, structure, ethnic, natural ,feathers, leather, glass, wood, sand

the bridge that connects the past and the future. a stuffed animal from home, on your first day of school. a hesitation, before acceptance. it is a new and beautiful dream but haven't you had it before?

runway left to right; McQueen, Anna Sui, McQueen, Anna Sui

Monday, March 28, 2011


"On the back of a hurricane": Dress From Anthropology, Flower crown by me :)


New Look; Nothings going to stop me but Divine Intervention. Almost everything is Forever 21

Awesome flower head band made by my friend KairiG designs;

There's a girl and a cat riding a whale on my shirt

My adorable matching wallet/purse Toki Doki set :)

I love the little heart on the underside ~

Moschino Cheap & Chic shoes aka The Best Shoes Ever!!!

The make up I used for this look :)

Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011