Friday, November 13, 2015

ROLL AND TWIST In Just 5 Minutes

"Beauty is the eyes of the beholder."

Some of the MOST amazing UPDOs on Arielle's hair literally takes 5 minutes.  A few weeks ago, I was too lazy to re-part her hair so I decided to re secure and brush and roll the hair and pin.  I didn't want to create the same braided look like the day before and decided to try something brand new.  To my amazement, it came out absolutely perfect.

Today, I tried the ROLL and twist after removing her signature part (2) and flat twist that she wore the day before.  He hair was still shiny so I did not add any oil base products. The look was just as easy as my very first try so I decided to VIDEO and share.  Follow these QUICK simple steps and your cutie will have an amazing do.

You will need the following: Regular comb, rat tail comb, ponytail holders, smoothing gel (SOFT), bobby pins, barrettes, brush and holding spray (if necessary)

Hair Products used for this look courtesy of:   Curly Kids Hair Care 

Step 1: Section hair into two by parting vertically. 

Add the Curly Chic Moisture in a Minute or gel to the edges, brush and secure the hair tight with a barrett to create a sleek finish as close to the ear as possible.

Step 2: Smooth hair hanging from the barrett (ponytail) either using an oil base product, moisturizer or soft gel. 

Use a fine teeth comb to make sure hair is free of tangles.  Roll hair and secure first roll around the ponytail on the opposite side.  Pin to hold hair that is rolled in place.


Step 3: Repeat step 2 and and secure the second roll on the opposite side.  

Cross roll over to create a BOW look and pin in place.

Back View


Its that simple!!! Add smoothing gel and brush if need be. If you added the smoothing gel  or moisture in a minute in Step 1, there is no need to repeat.  Add your favorite hair accessory and then you will be off to a HOLIDAY PARTY, SPECIAL OCCASION OR EVEN SCHOOL.  Be sure to leave a message below and tag us on Instagram when you recreate this do.

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Monday, November 9, 2015

A Special Mother Daughter BOND

“Off all the gifts that life has to offer, a loving mother is the greatest of them all.”

Over the last year, I have developed a true passion for sewing.  I decided to take this new hobby to help heal the pain and hurt from the troubles of life.  I didn’t have a clue where this journey would go but I knew I didn’t want to stop.  My very first completed skirt was for my beautiful daughter Arielle. I started with the intent to sew for me after being inspired by Mimi G and Beaute' J'adore.  My close friend and I decided to take sewing lessons with an instructor for 2 sessions.  To our dismay, the skirt was incomplete after the second session and I was truly disappointed and frustrated.  That same night, I decided to make an elastic skirt using a video tutorial for Arielle. Even though it wasn't perfect, my daughter loved it and modeled the skirt so well that I was even more inspired.   

 Everywhere she goes with a skirt I make, I receive compliments.  My daughter is so confident in the skin she is in and over the last year, we both have gravitated to wearing skirt.  I have been asked many times if I would sew but I am truly inspired to do a limited edition skirts for special occasions when time permits JUST FOR LITTLE GIRLS!!!  Starting this FALL, Arielle and I will be working on a few DIY Projects in addition to working on an awesome sewing Studio.  We will be working with a designer from South America in our sewing club at school and plan to learn as much as we can as part of our Mommy and Me "projects”.

I am not sure where this journey may go but I am in for an awesome ride. Hope you enjoyed  a few of the AWESOME photos taken at a Morikami Japanese Garden and Museum showcasing her Holiday African print skirt.  Enjoy and thanks for stopping BY!!!!

Remember.... “Life is so much brighter when we focus on what truly matters.”  
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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Arielle's FIRST DIY dress

Oh how I LOVE my dress!!!  - Arielle

For the last few months, I have been yearning to step out of my comfort zone and create amazing other items except skirts. Over the last year, I have made over 40 skirts and have mastered every style. When I was given the opportunity to create a dress using the Mingo and Grace Blake pattern, I jumped at it. I was a little scared and wanted to read as many feedback from other more experience sewist in the pattern test group, as I have not mastered cutting from patterns.

At first, I thought about asking a friend who is a designer to guide me, but how will "I" learn? I decided Friday to start the process and it was history. I made a few errors but these errors are great learning experiences. I am super excited as I plan to use the pattern again to create a CHRISTMAS dress and for the upcoming SPRING FASHION show. I have so many ideas brewing and I can't wait to create and share. Below are some shots of the dress. ENJOY.

Front has 3 pleats!!!  Opted to cut a larger size in the event of errors.

Side view - pockets which I love so much!!!

Back VIEW!!

Thanks for stopping BY!!!! Have a GREAT DAY!!!

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

My Favorite Minnie Mouse - Halloween

"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous"
   - Coco Chanel

Making skirts is my all time favorite especially for my daughter Arielle.  She truly loves when I sew for her and every time she sees something that she likes, her first words are "Mommy can you make this?"  It's amazing how 1 year of sewing already got my daughter hooked on me creating her OWN unique styles and looks.

So my daughter wanted to be Minnie for Halloween and picked out her OWN fabric from JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store.  I first wanted to create a RED tulle skirt but when she came across this perfect fabric, she said this is the one mommy.    Amazingly enough, I had a 60% off coupon and I think it cost under $10 for all the fabric and elastic.  I also visited a local trimmings store in Downtown Miami to obtain ribbons for the bows.

We used the pattern from Mingo and Grace ( MG2715) Crop Top Skirt Set.  

I decided after to create a detachable belt using the smaller PULKA dot fabrics.   Hope to create an entire look soon with the actual crop top very soon.  I made an attempt to create the sleeveless version and did a minor mistake with the arm area.

Cant wait to create the BLAKE dress from Mingo and Grace for her BIRTHDAY LOOK!!!!  Go check her out and her amazing photos.

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!

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