Thursday, May 31, 2018

In Like A Leopard Out Like A Lamb :: Product Development Final Project

One of the best classes I took at FIT was Product Development, 
this class was a hands-on project based class that challenged my creative side 
and provided clarity to what I would like to do in my career. 

Our first step in this project was to pick a private label retailer 
and pick color and pattern swatches. 

mainly because well, I love it. 
I love their patterns and the fashion risks they are willing to take. 
Who What Wear @ Target is affordable, fashion forward, and fun! 

I went to the swatch room at FIT to pick out my color palette and patterns:

We were taught how to do a "Pitch Sheet" 
and how product developers recolor prints for designing new lines, 
I choose a leopard print {obvs} and I liked this one because it was also polka dots.
I would definitely buy a shirt with this pattern and I am their target customer!

So on the top is the original pattern and I planned out a new color way:

I watched this video in YouTube and taught myself how to recolor the print in Photoshop!
So happy with how it came out! 
+ yes I named these colors: 

Next I had to design the siluoettes for the new garments, 
We did research using forecasting websites and worked off Spring 2018's knit offerings,
For my print/pattern garment, I wanted the drop sleeves, similar to a top I bought in Thailand, 
I also wanted an uneven hem line similar to the Hunter x Target sweatshirt from the collaboration.
I couldn't find and flats that were to my design idea so I decided to attempt to draw my own:

I was so impressed with my sketch, 
I cannot draw to save my life so this was pretty damn good:

After all that, I ended up finding a similar enough flat version, 
and totally modified it to make it my own design.

My friend Holly helped me put the pattern into my new design 
and I worked on my Photoshop skills to show the color options for each garment. 

Here are the three items that I designed for the Spring 2019 Who What Wear x Target line: 



 To present the line I created three foam core boards:

Board 1: Last years items, mood board, and color palette: 

Board 2: Last year's items vs this years, fabric swatches, design inspirations for the new designs:

Board 3: Garment color options, line plan for the garments including budgets, 
print/pattern original and recolored print options:

I worked really hard on this project but seeing the final products were so rewarding. 
This definitely solidified that product development is the career path I want to pursue!

Speaking of Who What Wear x Target, they always have such cute stuff! 
I am so in love with this floral leather jacket
I still want it!

I also loved this pink version:

This earth tone leaf print is playing on my camo loving heart strings!

Also loving these striped dresses
I wish it was a little bit shorter, like right under the knee 
{I guess the product developer in me is just running wild these days...}

I do love this cube cross body bag
such a cool design & perfect for this time of year! 

I saw this picture on WhoWhatWearCollection on Instagram 
& quickly became obsessed with the subwaydoodle account on Instagram

Now I am totally addicted to subwaydoodle on Instagram
especially this post taking the WhoWhatWear @ Target florals into outer space:

& you know this post wouldn't be complete without a WhoWhatWear x Target outfit! 


What I Wore: glasses- Marc by Marc Jacobs c/o Optically, lips- MAC "Viva Glam II", necklace- Tiffany's {gift from Charlie}, top + jacket + pants- Who What Wear @ Target, flats- Express 




After this project, I was definitely part of this club πŸ‘‡πŸ»

But it was definitely a huge step towards this πŸ‘‡πŸ»

♥️πŸ‘š
especially WhoWhatWear @ Target ♥️

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

April Showers, May Mushrooms


I fell in love with these mushroom ladies from shoenvy on instagram
they are too cute! 

Had to have her watering my botanical sleeve! 
I love her! 

Also love this picture that shoenvy posted on instagram:

I guess April showers brought May mushrooms this year!


What I Wore: glasses- Glasseslit, lips- NYX "Pink Cloud" via Ipsy, necklace- gift from Charlie, sweater- second hand from mom, skirt- JCrew, shoes- UrbanOG




Perfect day for some ice cream in NYC with Holly, 
we went to Amorino for some floral ice cream!
You get to choose as many flavors as you want and they make it into a flower! 
& it was real gelato and had Italian music playing, 
I instantly was transported to my childhood in Italy


Spotted these out of work models outside FIT on my last day:

I loved this illustration from axelhoney on Instagram:

& this post is an oldie from Facebook and I love it:

After all of those activities, 
home to this baby bring me his toy is the best!


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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

"I'm over velvet"

Sometimes it is so hard to get out of bed with this little cuddle kitty:


Or this little cuddle monster:


One of the first days of Fashion Forecasting class {when we did the love it/hate it trends} a girl in my group said "I'm over velvet"... I was like πŸ˜²πŸ˜’πŸ˜€
I love velvet #foeva 




What I Wore: glasses- c/o Zyloware, lips- NYX "Pink Cloud" via Ipsy, pearls- via Hong Kong trip, top- Target, bomber jacket- Victoria Beckham x Target, pants- Old Navy, flats- H&M




Barry requires so much attention and love,
he needs to be as close as possible to me, preferably on my lap
but he will settle for being on a chair next to me:

Really related to this post that a former student of mine posted on Facebook via Mean Girl

But I took Charlie up on our version of "going out"
 and we got wings & margaritas at Buffalo Wild Wings, thank goodness for gift cards! 

But of course I was not "failing" any of my classes, 
in fact just got my grades for my last semester = 4.0
πŸ€“

 One of my last projects in fashion school was a merchandizing project for Anthropologie, 
I was in charge of the planograms for the stores, 
I am happy with how they came out! 

πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» for my Photoshop skills consistently improving! 

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