Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

old photo

new job

I'm sorry its been a while since I've updated my blog, but I have been super busy with my new job as a graphic art designer!!! It is for a clothing company that has several different labels and can be found at Urban Outfitters, Delias, Buckle, Macy's, Dillards,Target and several boutiques. I was hired to mostly work on the higher end brand called Sanctify which is similar to a brand called Affliction. This job requires an in-depth knowledge of photoshop, illustrator and bridge as well as a lot of creativity. Its funny because I have been using those programs for over 6 years and I have already learned a lot of new tricks and different techniques that I have never used before in just the 3 days I've been working there. Its weird how life works out. I was planning on going to South Korea for a year in March to teach ESL and travel for around Asia afterwards. I definitely am not giving up my dreams of traveling the world, but I love what I'm doing and I can't wait to see my designs actually produced and sold in stores. Anyways I'm really excited about my new career and I'm going to try and make more time to update on here and wanted to let everyone know that's what I've been up to and why I haven't updated in the past several days.


Monday, January 11, 2010

muse monday

Today I thought I would dedicate my blog post to someone who has been my fashion muse since I was about 16. So its been close to 10 years.. Don't do the math! haha.. Anyways back to the subject. She is a risk taker when it comes to fashion and always wears something interesting and unique and doesn't care who likes it or not. drum roll please... Bjork!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

cinematic saturday

I just love Saturdays.. there is always something going on at night and during the day you can sleep in and watch a marathon of Disney movies <3 I often spend Saturdays lounging around for most of the day in my boyfriend's rock band t-shirts looking for new music, fashion and of course movies! I love all kinds of films- drama, action, indie, foreign, etc. Today I thought I would share one of my favorites with all my lovely readers :) It is a French movie called Water Lilies and it is so beautifully shot and I just love it so much. I posted the trailer below so if and when you see it, let me know what you think.

Friday, January 8, 2010

favorite things friday

There are so many things in this world I love and want to do so I compiled this little visual of my current obsessions :)

1. Beautiful flowers preferably in pink <3

2. This is a Vera Wang ring that I have been lusting after for a long time and will probably be purchasing soon.

3. Traveling! I love going to new places and making new memories

4. Nothing is better than a cup of hot cocoa on a cold night bundled up close to a fireplace with friends, family or your sweetheart boyfriend :)

5. I love luggage especially when it looks this fancy. I have been needing some new pieces forever and I just can't seem to find the perfect one.

6. Sewing and crafting is something I have been doing all my life. My mother taught me how to sew when I was probably around the age of 8 and I'm still going strong today.

7. I was going to buy these gloves from but when I went to purchase them, they were sold out :( So now I shall be crafting my own soon. Pictures will be posted as soon as they are made.

8. Love + toast perfume in sugar grapefruit is my new favorite perfume. I shall be purchasing this very soon from my local urban outfitters.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

projects coming soon!

I have a couple projects that I have wanted to get started on for a while now and another that I need to finish. I have been procrastinating way too much when it comes to sewing and one of my new year's resolutions is to put an end to this nonsense. The project that I need to finish is about the easiest thing you can sew.. a pillow. haha. I have already cut out the fabric and have the fiberfill waiting on the sidelines. It is slightly tricky because it has an overlay of cheesecloth and beading that will be sewn into the side seams, nothing really hard though. The next project is to make a rockin' pair of leggings with beading and maybe some studs or spikes. I really love the ones by Doo Ri. that I recently posted and am wanting to make something similar. The project after I finish my leggings also involves some beading. I love love love cardigans and I have this vision of one with beading, chiffon, ruffles and probably some other elements. I need to go to the fabric store and see what I can find. I have a general idea, but I usually need to see fabric or trims to really envision what I want the final product to look like. So in the meantime here is a peek inside my sewing bag :)

dressy thursday

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

men's day wednesday

Today I've decided to make it men's day wednesday. Men really get the short end of the stick when it comes to fashion. Women have so many more choices of different garments and accessories and its just not fair. Granted there are a lot of men that don't really care about being fashionable and hate shopping. At least that's what most of the men I know tell me, but the thing is its very hard to find fashionable men's clothing at least in my opinion (unless you want to spend an arm and a leg) so I can see where a guy would get frustrated while he is shopping. I do have good news though! I have seen a resurgence of the cardigan sweater for men and they aren't too hard to find. Most of the ones I've seen are kind of plain but its a start! I'm trying to convince my boyfriend to wear one and I think if I buy one for him, he will. I'm still searching for a good one so when I find it I will post a picture of him wearing it if he'll let me.. haha. Anyways I hope you will enjoy the cardigan eye candy that I fantasize about outfitting boys across the world in.

Monday, January 4, 2010

music monday

I thought it might be fun have a theme for everyday of the week, not sure if I'll actually stick to it but i'll try my best. So today is Monday and I thought it would be fun to make it a musical one. I love all types of music from opera to indie rock. my boyfriend, Brad, has xm radio in his car and I like to listen to sirius xu or alt nation and they play a lot of underground ground or under the radar bands that are amazing and deserve to be heard! I listen to mainstream music too but those artists already get enough press and aren't always as creative or innovative in the art of composing beautiful sounds to the ear. So without any further adieu here are my top 5 fav songs of the moment:

5. matt & kim- daylight

4. the wombats- let's dance to joy division

3. atlas sound- walkabout

2. julian casablancas- 11th dimension

1. washed out- belong

If you like any of these songs let me know and also if you want to share some music you like with me, i would love to hear from you :)

Sunday, January 3, 2010


I'm not sure if bows have really ever gone out of style, but I have definitely noticed a big bow trend lately in every garment and accessory available.

a few pieces i've made

Saturday, January 2, 2010


one of us is gonna be here and

one of us is gonna be running

off alone into the great unknown

you're not me, you're a model of freedom

all you need are your kicks when you need 'em

come and go, caught that slow alright

with one hand off the side

we get farther away in the blink of an eye

and it's the time we waste

swallowed into space

it's the time it takes to blow away

to blow away

to blow away

hey, hey you, yeah you gotta be leaving,

say what you want, what you say, say anything

no one knows just how deep it goes

we are old in your teenaged tyranny

and all you need is a hunger to feed

i've got my own secrets though, say what?

with a heart full of mess and lore

we are doomed but we wanted more

it's the ride we take

the many winged escape

it's the bough we break to blow away

to blow away

and we blow away

one of us is now retreating

you knocked me down so hard i'm seeing a thousand stars

come out where you are

'cause i won't ever be caught crying

and i will not be taken lying down

it blows into smoke

the time we waste

swallowed into space

it's the time it takes to blow

it's the ride we take

the many winged escape

it's the bough we break to blow away

to blow away

it's the times we say that no one's gonna take your place

it's a mistake to blow away

to blow away

we blow away

a fine frenzy- blow away


the introduction

My name is Caroline and I created this blog to mainly post imagery that inspires me as well as some of my own artwork. I am a fashion designer and artist based out of the Southeastern United States and I recently graduated from O'More College of Design located in Nashville, Tennessee with a B.F.A. in Fashion Design and Merchandising. I could write more about myself, but I don't feel like writing out my whole life story at this time so here is a short questionnaire I did instead:

what are your goals in life? to be a successful designer, own a cute store where i can sell the things i’ve made, learn at least on other language fluently and travel the world

what is your best memory? when i first moved to nashville and didn’t know anyone or my way around to well, and i would just go see movies by myself or drive around and discover new places and then when i started making new friends taking them to my secret spots

what is your favorite song at the moment? washed out- belong

what is your favorite song of all time? bjork- alarm call

if you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? croatia, france or japan

have you traveled to any other countries? yes! ireland and the bahamas

are you a clean or messy person? slightly messy but i usually get tired of it and have a big cleaning and organizing day once a month

are you left or right handed? i'm a lefty! well i only write and use chopsticks left handed but for everything else i use my right hand. maybe i'm technically ambidextrous? i'm still call myself a south paw though!

what personality traits do you look for in a partner? i like guys that are affectionate and let me know they care about me, must be able to make intelligent and meaningful conversation and they have to be able to make me laugh

what is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex? how he is dressed and if he has a nice face

do you currently have a boyfriend/girlfriend? yes! his name is brad and he is my beautiful blonde boyfriend who is also a fellow south paw, my snuggle bunny and knows just what to say to cheer me up and make me laugh when i'm feeling blue.

any celebrity crushes? scarlett johanssen, zooey deschanel, gael garcia bernal

what personality traits do you dislike in other people? i dislike people who talk too much and have nothing significant to say or only talk about themselves, anyone who is really trashy or acts of low class or people who think they are better or more intelligent than others

what is your favorite food? sushi

what is your favorite dessert? creme brule or homemade strawberry ice cream in a waffle cone with whip cream and a cherry on top. yum!

what are your favorite ready wear brands? free people, french connection, bb dakota, angie, betsey johnson

what are your favorite couture brands? karen walker, rodarte, balmain, luella, marc jacobs, miu miu, prada, anna sui, rebecca taylor

what is your style? i'm kind of all over the board. i love to wear really girly dresses with bows and ruffles to some skinny jeans with a black studded rocker top. i could go more into detail but i created this blog to post fashion and art that i like so if you stay tuned you will start to get an idea over time :)