Couture fashion shows are my favorite part of the fashion industry. They truly represent the art of fashion and the art of clothing making. Couture garments are all handmade, in stunning detail. There is a great documentary on Netflix called 7 Days Out with an episode about a Chanel Couture show, if you’re curious about what goes into it! The art of fashion shows like these are the reason I went to school for fashion design.
This week is the Spring 2019 Couture fashion week, and the shows have not disappointed. My favorite show is always Givenchy—I personally love their aesthetic and reinvented silhouettes. Dior’ show took on a circus theme with just enough influence to keep the garments designed and not theme-y. Elie Saab keeps to a very consistent look show after show, but the gowns are none-the-less stunning. There is now doubt this collection will be all over the red carpet at upcoming award shows.
And then there was Viktor & Rolf who made a literal statement with each look. Clever, bold, and 2019 mood for sure.
After completing my subway tile backsplash, the next step of my kitchen remodel was to paint the walls. I previously shared that I wanted to keep the minty retro green color but to lighten and brighten it a little bit to give my kitchen a brighter look.
It’s always so refreshing to take down all of the holiday decor clutter and start with fresh decor. This year, my christmas tree was so dead that I had to take it down the day after Christmas and decided to pack up all of the holiday decorations along with it. It was nice to take the time to neatly put away everything (and even label the boxes!).
Since it’s still winter in Minnesota, I felt like I couldn’t come out with full-fledge spring decor. I stuck to more of a minimalist look grounded in white with a few hints of spring.
Happy belated new years! As cheesy as new year’s resolutions are, I like to embrace this time of new beginnings. It’s not just exercise your body into looking a certain way. It’s not just to do things because people expect it of you. How do you want to evolve this year? What dreams do you have that you’ve never gone after? what if you started making baby steps towards it this year? What’s in your way?
One of my most popular posts on my blog has been my post on removing a water stain from a leather bag. I recently bought a beautiful leather Madewell bag, and it made me think about writing a post on how to care for the bag before an accident happens!
Every summer when I’m running in 90 degree heat, I always tell myself that I won’t complain about running in the cold in the winter. Yet every year during my first freezing cold run, I pity myself the entire time! If you’re serious about running, you can’t stop running for an entire season of the year, so how can you make the best of winter running months? After running through quite a few Minnesota winters, I’ve found a few hacks to make it not so bad!