Fashion

Golden Globes // red carpet

The big winner of the night…LaLa Land. I loved that movie. My friend {Kara} and I were giddy seeing that movie over the holidays. I love watching the Golden Globes especially the red carpet. Like I always say, the red carpet is like girl sports.  This awards show kicked off awards season and Jimmy Fallon’s opener was wonderful. Here were my favorite dresses of the night…

Emma Stone // Valentino

Rachel Evan Wood // Custom Altuzarra

Michelle Williams // Louis Vuitton

Felicity Jones // Gucci

Mandy Moore // Naeem Khan

Lily Collins // Zuhair Murad Couture

Drew Barrymore // Monique Lhuillier

Emily Ratajkowski // Reem Acra

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Beauty, Graphics, Portfolio, Typography

graphics // social lashes

Social Lashes. My first project I wrapped up for 2017.  I was lucky to partner with a lash boutique – Social Lashes.  The need was for a modern graphic look book that showcases the 5 lash styles – Socialite, Bold, Fearless, Daring and Sassy.  I loved working on this project – Beauty and Graphics – two of my favorite things.  The result was an all black and white look book that showcased a mix of typography both with a fashion feel and bold handwritten statements and also mixed with casual beauty editorial photography.  Here is a glimpse…

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Holiday

Hello 2017


Goodbye 2016 and Hello 2017! Hoping for a great new year for all filled with happiness, love, fortune, and good health! Be nice to each other. Believe in the things you want and make it happen!  I’m excited to be inspired and hope to inspire. xoxo – SADV

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Beauty, Celebrity, Color, Design, Fashion, Graphics, Infographic, Invitations, Pantone, Photography, Portfolio, Typography

2016 // top posts

Hello. Happy New Year’s Eve! You know I love my eves! 2016 was a really good year for me. I made transitions with my career and couldn’t be happier.  My business is doing very well and I love, love, love all the projects that I worked on this year.  I’m looking forward to what 2017 will bring.  Celebrate the last moments of the 2016! Thanks for allowing me to share my blog with you.  Here is a glimpse of the most popular Sparkle is the new Black posts for 2016…

Top post for 2016

 1. GK Krew //photoshoot

2. dom + elle Look Book

3. Save the Date Infographic

4. High Fashion Save The Date

5. graphics // Wedding invites

6. Pantone Fashion Forecast 2017

7. makeup monday // refined romance

8. Backstage at Rodarte

9. California Love

10. makeup monday // golden globes

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Graphics, Portfolio, Typography

graphics // mama maria

Hello and Happy Monday. I’ve been working on so many amazing projects. I just wrapped up 5 menu designs and wanted to share the Mama Maria Brunch Menu with you.  A few weeks ago, I shared the Sol Mexican menu.  For this menu, I wanted more of a rustic modern feel and incorporate illustration into the design. The logo was provided so I didn’t want the other elements of the design to compete and take away from the logo.  These menus have been so fun to design.  I love playing with typography and mixing it up with the illustrations. I provided two background options to the client. You can decided which one you like best. Here is a glimpse…

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Color, Fashion, Pantone

Pantone Fashion forecast 2017

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Just as we are in midst of Black on Black monochromatic hues of winter fashion we see vibrant in our near future. Pantone released the top 10 colors for Spring 2017.  The colors are reminiscent of the hues of nature with a sense of earthiness to bright and vivid hues that exude bold emotion and feeling.  In conjunction with New York Fashion week, the color experts at Pantone featured these top 10 colors you will see this Spring. Here is a glimpse…

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And this is what we saw on the runway…

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Graphics, Portfolio, Typography

graphics // sol mexican

Happy Friday! Lately I’ve added a new type of Graphic Design to my portfolio. I partnered with a new company headquartered in Boston and they specialize in menu design for restaurant re-branding.  I worked with them to design a series of various menu types.  One of them was for a Mexican restaurant – Sol Mexican.  The inspiration came from Cantina type graphics and  the idea was to keep the color palette minimal but to really play with Typography and allow for the design of the text to pop and me the star of the show. I loved working on this project. The menu format was a traditional 8 1/2 x 11 flip menu book. I didn’t design the logo so I’m not showing the cover. Here is a glimpse of the Sol Mexican menu…

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