Jumat, 30 September 2011

Saks Fifth Ave + My Pom Pom Trim = Carnival Candy Bar

How cute and fun is this Carnival Candy display!  I was so thrilled when the designer picked up my blue and red pom pom trim for the display at the Saks Contemporary Clothing event.  Better yet.... I was happy that event designers are shopping etsy for trims and supplies including graphic design.

This event at Saks was about fun, food and fashion!  You can see the whole candy spread over at Fab Gab.

Kamis, 29 September 2011

Challenge 64: Handmade & Pin Up Digi Release

Hello stamping friends!!

Thank you to everyone who have applied for the DT positions. We will be in touch with you this week and will introduce the winners on the next challenge.

We loved seeing all of your Lace creations from the last challenge!
The random winner of the free Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamp is...
Congratulations, Karen L!!
Please contact me at stampandcreate@bellsouth.net with your stamp choice and mailing address.
Here is Karen's adorable card...

We are happy to announce that we are finally releasing
the Pin Ups as Digital Stamps today!
The Design Team have used the Pin Ups in their challenge cards today!

This week's challenge is being hosted by Tammy Louise and her challenge is:
Make something handmade - handmade flower, hand crocheted flowers, handmade pins, handmade embellishments, or create a handmade gift!

On random participant will win a Free Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamp of your choice.

You don't have to use a Wags 'n Whiskers stamp, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a Free Wags 'n Whiskers Digi (including the Pin Ups).

We would like to offer up a Guest Designer Spot each week!!
If you would like to the be a guest for the following challenge, add "GDT" next to your name when you enter this challenge. You will receive a free WnW digi stamp of your choice to use during your guest spot.

Ok, time to check out the DT's awesome Handmade cards...

Tammy Louise using Marilyn Digi

Tanya using Sophia

Dawn using Magali

Darlene using Marilyn

Lacey using Sophia

Carolina using Magali
Now it's your turn!!
The challenge is open for 2 weeks.

Danielle Foster II Captivity SS12

We proudly present Captivity! The SS12 accessory collection designed by our very own Elite model, Danielle Foster. After moving to London to study Art and Design at the London college of Fashion, we scouted her in the street and turned her into a globally successful model. Whilst her modelling career went from strength to strength, Danielle managed to keep focused and successfully graduated 2010. After graduating in 2010, Danielle's first collection and growing talent was recognized by Charlie Le Mindu and shown during London Fashion Week SS11, printed in Disorder magazine and blogged by the F-Tape.

Danielle has now completed her second collection for SS12 and is continuing to freelance design, working by commission and made to order, providing a bespoke service! There's nothing stopping this girl and is achieving her dreams in front of and behind the camera!

Captivity SS12

Photographer - Vic Lentaigne
Model - India @ ELITE London
MUA & Hair - Emily Grant

Rabu, 28 September 2011

Michaels Rewards Appearance: Recap, Pics and Behind the Scenes

Steve and I headed out last week to Atlanta... aka Hotlanta! We were so excited because we were doing an in-store appearance to celebrate the new Michaels Rewards Program. (This program rules!!! - should be nation wide in Spring 2012).  The video from our live streaming should be archived here in the near future.

Day 1: Arrived at Plaid!  We had a busy day of meetings!  Planning lots of new and exciting products and craft ideas. 

Next Stop was dinner!  I had the fish tacos and they were delish!  Denice had the taco salad....I had to snap a pic cause it was so awesome!

Morning Meetings and then into the Makeup Chair!  Faith Brooks was the makeup artist.  She was so lovely and nice....and good at Make-up too!  You can see her website here.

Amy (Mod Podge Rocks) and I are showing off our make-up.  I love our tops together. :)

Steve was busy setting up....while we were dolling up.

Us with Michael Duncan the Creative Director for Michaels Craft Stores.  He is an amazing artist too!

Going Live.......
Our segment was all about Moe Podge and Dimensional Magic.

There is sweet Jo for Michaels.  I heart her!  So much fun and soooooo creative.

Lots of crafters showed up for make and takes.

This little cutie was so talented.  She made each project and was so cute!  Only 4 years old!

She was so sweet and crafty! and she had a Hello Kitty necklace......

Crafter, Recycler and Facebook Friend Betty came to see us and we were so thrilled.  Ya know when you chat with someone online and you finally get to see them in real life.  So fun and we are so grateful....she traveled 2 hours to attend!  BTW - her hubby was waiting in the wings.  Good GUY!

Betty makes amazing recycled books!

Books made from T.P. Rolls!

Mod Podge Halloween Frames!

Stenciled art was a HUGE hit!

Folkart Paint is in the house!

Airport Food.......?  Best crab cakes. Seriously they were good.

Landed and driving home.

Back home and look what hubby set up in the kitchen.  Feeling pretty lucky!

Jed Texas II Major League Baseball Campaign

2011 hairstyles for women: hair trends 2011

The year marks the true start of a new decade, and yet 2011′s fashion trends are all about revival. True, there is a unique undertone of a modernist style appearing, but take some of the most iconic styles of the 20th century, infuse them with quality, and you’ll find the basis for the dominant styles of 2011.

The year’s hair trends are no different. For fashionisers in 2011, hair is all about revivals and evolution. With styles and colours we’re seeing the best of 2010 reborn, whereas cuts are offering reworked and luxurious revivals of styles that sit perfectly with the year’s clothing trends.

And while we’re helping you find out about the latest hair trends:

Double hair knot

Double hair knot

There’s been a fixation of late for hair trends for long hair to have an effortless appeal to them: the double hair knot 2011 hair trend builds on that appeal. As simple as it sounds, this is a hair trend that can be worn in 2011′s autumn (fall) / winter seasons along with the year’s spring / summer seasons. Click the previous link to find out more, along with ‘how to style it’ tips and product recommendations.

Braided topknot
Braided topknot

With 2011′s hair trends dominated by hairstyles as opposed to particular cuts, it’s should come as no surprise to see that braids remain on trend. In 2011, however, the begin to fuse with other popular hairstyles, in this case the topknot. Click to find out more about the braided topknot including a detailed how-to guide, and a look at the catwalks that inspired it.

Half up braided hair
Half up braided hair

The side braid mightn’t be 2011′s hair braid of choice, but something with braids pulled to the side had to replace it. An effortless option comes to us with two braids in the form of the half up braided hairstyle. Made to be worn with an effortless attitude, follow the link for our how to guide to this 2011 long hairstyle.

Brigitte Bardot

Half up Brigitte Bardot hair

It’s so classically sex kitten that we’d hardly limit it to a 2011 hair trend; but this Brigitte Bardot bouffant hairstyle – half up, half out and as sexy or as sleek as you want to make it – is one that sits perfectly with the year’s fashions. This is a modern, understated take that will suit day or night.

Afro hair

Afro hair

With the return of all things 1970s it should come as no surprise to find that the afro sits amongst 2011′s hairstyles. Appearing on the streets and in many a photo shoot, Afro hair is being interpreted for 2011 in a soft and dreamy way. Follow the link for styling inspiration.

Bird’s nest bun

By no means is this already a full blown 2011 hairstyle trend, nonetheless this is a look that moved with immediacy from the spring 2010 and pre-fall 2011 catwalks to the red carpet. And there it may remain as a 2011 hairstyle trend for that special event, despite the fact that it has the key element of all 2011 hair trends: an effortless look. Read more on the bird’s nest bun / powderpuff, including a detailed how to, by following the link.

Victoria’s Secret Show 2011, a note for your calendar

Even though Daniel believes that in recent times Victoria’s Secret has been dropping the ball in regards to their advertising efforts you would find it an uphill battle to argue against their annual runway show.

It’s arguably the most anticipated (by the public at large) show in the fashion calendar, and there’s very little question why. With the show still over a month away the marketing department at VS is already hard at work making sure you know the exact date to tune in. This poster featuring an un-needlessly ‘shopped Candice Swanepoel landed across our desk letting us know the show will be broadcast on the 29th of November, though the actual show will be on November 9th.

S2 wows crowd at Perth Fashion Festival

The final day of Perth Fashion Festival (PFF) 2011 has arrived and will celebrate its closing with one of its biggest shows, the 25th anniversary of Western Australian fashion powerhouse Wheels & Dollbaby.

Last night featured the third and final Designer Capsule show including One Fell Swoop, Zhivago, Ange Lang and Zsadar. It was followed by the final runway show at Fashion Paramount for 2011 - S2.

It was a night of ‘firsts’ for Perth Fashion Festival with local designers, Zhivago and Zsadar, making their catwalk debut at Fashion Paramount and PFF 2011 International Model Search winner Shanae Millar walking for Ange Lang in Designer Capsule #3.

S2 wowed crowds with its strong aesthetic and theatrics.

Spotted front row was PFF 2011 Face and supermodel Nicole Trunfio, cricketer Mitchell Johnson and wife Jessica Johnson, fashion illustrator Pip McManus, designer Alvin Fernandez, radio presenter Em Rusciano, Troy and Sophia Barbagallo and footballer Ryan Crowley.

Festival highlights include:
- Wheels & Dollbaby, 7.00pm, His Majesty’s Theatre
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the rock’n’roll glamour label Wheels & Dollbaby is certain to up PFF’s ‘cool factor’ as designer Melanie Greensmith launches her Spring Summer 2011/12 collection.

With special guest Katy Steele performing with Melanie’s husband Divinyls guitarist Mark McEntee this show is sure to leave audiences wanting more of the iconic WA designer and PFF.

PFF is supported by the State Government through Eventscorp, the Department of Culture and the Arts and the City of Perth.

Selasa, 27 September 2011

Pawfect Nibbles for Fashion week

The models won’t be growling at sugary snacks with these delicious Bear nibbles for London Fashion Week! Bear Nibbles sent us these perfect healthy treats for all the models and Elite team, made from 100% naked nature with absolutely no added nonsense. All Bear nibbles are fat free and contain 1 portion of essential daily fruit or wholegrain needs! They're also high in tasty fibre to keep the girls and boys full of goodness. Bear is a young company founded by people who are passionate about health and nature we will definitely be putting in another order next fashion week!
You can buy Bear in Waitrose, Holland&Barrett, Sainsburys, Co-op, Wholefoods, Planet Organic, independent shops and online from their website with free delivery!