Beauty, Graphics, Portfolio

graphics // bronzed bunny

Hello. My life has been so busy, but I’m so thankful for all the amazing projects that I get to work on.  I love all my clients and love being a graphic designer. I really do.   Since my last blog, I did a little traveling to both Spain & Portugal. I hope to get to my photos soon and share all the amazing places that I was able to see.  Our world is such a beautiful place! Anyways, I’m a little off topic here…

For my last project, I partnered with Jeni Castro, founder of Bronzed Bunny and the project was to create a Bronzed Bunny Look Book for potential franchise opportunities currently in California. The Bronzed Bunny specializes in organic tanning, sugaring & body scrubs. I wish we could have a Bronzed Bunny in Seattle. It all started with Jeni’s amazing photography + combination with a mix of typography.  You can view the complete look book here. Here is a glimpse of the Bronzed Bunny Look Book…

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Beauty, Celebrity, Fashion

makeup monday // janelle monae

Hello! It’s been a while. For the last two months, I have been incredibly busy. I’ve missed you!  Over the weekend I finally watched the move Hidden Figures. I adored it.  You must see it. Briefly, it was about three brilliant African-American women at Nasa during the 60’s who served as the true brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glen into orbit. One of the brilliant minds was played by Janelle Monae.

Janelle Monae is An American Singer, Actress, Songwriter and Model. I absolutely love her beauty. She is so stunning. Love her classic features. She can pull off any pop of color with her beautiful skin tone.  In 2012, she gained the title of COVERGIRL.  She is my new beauty crush! Here is a glimpse of some of Janelle Monae’s editorial shots…

 

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Art, Fashion

artist watch // javier martin

Spanish artist Javier Martin combines neon light with glamorous fashion portraits. LOVE.  He is a visual artist whose sensual series entitled Blindness showcases a provocative image of a female depicted by society unable to look beyond the surface of appearance caused by consumption and technology.  His series explores the contemporary standards of beauty and iconography. Here is a glimpse…

 

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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, 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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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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Fashion, Graphics, Invitations, Typography, Wedding

graphics // fashion STD

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I have been busy with wedding graphics lately. I have another Save the Date for you, but this one combines my two favorites – Fashion + Graphics. {Kaven} found me through my freelance work and had a vision to create a Save the Date invitation with a high fashion edge.  Him and his fiance took several photography looks with a high fashion vibe and the idea was to use these images as a series for their wedding suite. Loved working on this project. They really made my job easy with their amazing photo. Here is a glimpse of the first round of options + the monogram options…

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the end result…

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Fashion

First Lady Fashions

With it being election day today, I wanted to highlight some of the most fashionable first ladies to walk through the White House. These women were fashion icons with their  grace and confidence through fashion forward outfits.  In our near future will their be a First Gentleman? We shall see. #IMWITHHER. Here is a glimpse of history’s most fashionable first ladies…

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jacqueline Kennedy

Betty Ford

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Lady Bird Johnson

Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson Wearing Inaugural Gown

Nancy Reagan

First Lady Nancy Reagan

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

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