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I’m doing a photoshoot: March 13th

I’m so happy that the weather is finally getting to be above the 40’s and showing the sunny skies again! I have SOOO many fun skirts that I have been wanting to wear and post for you all to see. I didn’t want to spoil the surprise and post the garments without having a full ensemble. I am an all or nothin’ kinda gal.  PLUS, I have been trying to find somebody to take my pictures for me on a consistant basis! I found an amazing photographer to collaborate with.

March 13th I will be doing a photoshoot with an up and coming photographer from the local area. She is talented and has the desire and passion for photography (just what I need for my photos).  She will be shooting with me and a few other ladies to help build her portfolio and help us build ours. I will be working with her from time to time! I’m very excited and look forward to the partnership.

Everybody meet Cyndi, The Photographer of Evol images:

GETTING TO KNOW CYNDI:

Cindy has been doing photography since the 11th grade. When asked, “What are your long term goals with photography?” Cindy replied,”I don’t really have long term goals, just taking it one day at a time.” The way she became evol images is pretty cool! She asked on Facebook for some help thinking of a name, and got the response EVol FAUXToGRAPHY, and stuck with that for a while. But after diliberation and debating, Cyndi changed it to Evol images. Evol backwards is actually Love, which I found to be pretty fabulous.

To contact Cyndi for questions on setting up an appointment: spiderbang08@yahoo.com

Follow Cyndi and her progression on tumblr: http://ev0limages.tumblr.com/

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The ultimate cheapskate

As I was browsing my favorite website chictopia.com, I kept seeing amazing outfits that individuals put together. So many of these creative ensembles were put together with single items that cost no more than $20 a piece. A light bulb went off in my head!

WHY NOT CHALLENGE MYSELF TO DO DO THE SAME?

The Challenge: For the rest of 2010 I will only buy items that cost $20 or less. I will not buy any individual item that is over that amount. I will only splurge on very special occasions. My splurging will not be able to exceed a total amount of $100 for an entire outfit.

What I will do: Whenever I buy an item, I will post it on my blog. I will either post it individually, or as an ensemble. I will put the price of the item and where I got it from.

The challenge will teach:

  • Restraint – I will learn how to shop without instant gratification. I will have to think about the price of the item before throwing it on the counter.
  • Budgeting – I will learn how to be fabulous on a very stringent, hardcore financial plan.

I really think this will be fun and educational. I’ve never really been a label whore, but I do have my share of things that I find fabulous that are pricey.

Time to go begin my journey!

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How Does a Fashion Buyer Spend a Workday? | eHow.com

This is an article I thought I’d share explaining what a fashion buyer does on a day to day basis. How Does a Fashion Buyer Spend a Workday? | eHow.com.

In the article Maggie Hira explains beautifully in detail of the typical work load. Frequenting showrooms, attending meetings with designers and keeping up with the latest trends. The career is business oriented mixed with fashion industry.

This is my DREAM job. Something that I can taste. Maybe this will be an inspirational read  if you want to work in the fashion industry, you know it’s your passion, but you just don’t know exactly what you want to do yet.

Sounds like a dream career come true!

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I need a body.

I keep attempting to take pictures of my merchandise. I’ve tried setting them up on different surfaces. But then I thought about it. I think it would be cool to buy a manikin to put my clothes on. So that is what I’m thinking. Maybe I can go to the mall and buy one of theirs. Or they could happen to be extra nice and GIVE me one. HEY, it can happen, RIGHT?

– FASHION $100

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