Skirt Style Session: How the Ugly Duckling Wins!
Hey there Flawless!
Happy Wednesday! Yes, it is hump day…what goals did you set this week? Did you accomplish any of them? I understand, but at least you did manage to get some things accomplished. Anything that moves you forward this week is a step in the right direction.
This week has kicked off to a great start for me! I had the opportunity to connect with some AH-MAZING people! And, I was able to secure the resources that I need to move my fashion design business forward. Follow me on Instagram @beautyforashes314 and check out Color Me Bad P1 and Color Me Bad Part 2. This should catch you up on what’s going on in my fashion world with my love of skirts.
Girl, check this out. I don’t know about you, but I have a think for turning someone’s castaway to gems. Ok, so let me share the narrative. As you already know, I am about 4 weeks in to my Fashion Textiles course in my degree program. Last week’s assignment was to find a garment in our closets that were comprised of Natural Cellulosic Fibers. Well, you know me, I found a floral printed dress in my closet that was 100% Cotton and the lining was 100% Polyester. What do you think about this dress? I love it…it’s cute and playful. An added plus is that I bought it at a resale shop for around $10! I love the comfortability, easy care, and overall aesthetic (silhouette, color, print, drape, and style) of this dress.
Now here’s the part where it gets controversial. When I posted this look in my Battle Beauties Fashion Network FB Group, there were some ladies there that did not particularly like the dress or the way that it was styled. Let’s segue into this great point. In fashion, you must have thick skin and you cannot afford to be bothered by those that are not interested in your merchandise or the way that it was styled. You have to have confidence. Also, all negative comments are not a death sentence! I have learned that you have to take the good with the bad. I learned several things from those that were not attracted to the dress. How a product is styled is super important…most people find that clothes that are on actual models are more appealing vice just being on a mannequin. I’m learning in my course studies that visual presentation (lighting, colors, environment, and props) is important too! Notice the difference?
I added the featured picture on this post later and received a totally different response. First, I modeled the dress myself and chose an complimentary background with appropriate lighting. Lol my dog would suffice as the prop for this picture! Next, I decided to break up the pattern by covering the top half of the dress with a denim shirt. Now it looks like two separate pieces, hence the title of this blog being about Skirt Style Session. Putting this look together was very easy…you can do it two. Now you have more versatility with just one piece! I have even worn a nude colored blazer over this dress and received so many compliments from men and women alike. I am really thirsty for fashion designs of quality and versatility. That’s why I cannot wait to show you my designs! You can also look at my moodboard to get an idea of my vibe. I honestly want you to be the first to get the details on my launch and exclusive Battle Beauty discounts. To get access, you can sign up at the bottom of this page. Don’t miss this opportunity. I want to see you slay everything in sight! Thanks for hanging out with me. Let me know what you think about this look in the comments. Would you wear this style? What would you wear with this dress?