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Sunday, April 7, 2019

You're Invited 🙋🏾‍♀️ (feat 15% off!)

This post is sponsored by Basic Invite.

When I was approached by Basic Invite, I was excited but admittedly, a little intimidated! They present such a broad spectrum of invitation and stationery options -- even offering websites for your events like birthdays and weddings. They also offer almost unlimited colors to customize your invitations, with over 180 different color options for each element of the design, so your design is truly your own.

Something I really appreciated too, was the fact that Basic Invite saves you the headache of ordering invitations sight mostly unseen, with custom samples. Not all sites offer the ability to get a sample of your final product before it's sent out as the "final product", but in my opinion it offers peace of mind and of course, room for last minute changes, which are super important.

These are some of my favorite samples; the variety in colors, textures, and templates alone is already inspiring my next order of invitations. (Seriously, I *need* that gold foil lettering). And with graduation season coming up, Basic Invite has you more than covered with seemingly endless graduation party invitations templates, includinhighschool graduation invitations and photo graduation invitations.

I also loved that aside from amazing invitation options, like this adorable Friendsgiving invitation idea, Basic Invite offers killer stationery, like these clear business cards. I've been racking my brain for a new business card design and these clear business cards stood out to me immediately! 🌿

Don't miss out! Basic Invite is offering 15% off right now with coupon code: 15FF51

photos provided by: Basic Invite

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Style Week North East | Season 16 Review

outfit of the night with Brianna Haslip
photo: Daniel Lee

Saturday was closing night for Season 16 at Style Week, and designers did not disappoint. Every collection came down the runway with a clear and unique perspective. Boanerge Nazario opened the night with flowy, feminine colors and textures, highlighted by slightly masculine, tailored structure and thoughtful cutouts.

His collection introduced a tone for much of the night -- a theme of brightly-colored pieces and lots of texture, injected with abstract masculinity. Tallulah & Poppy and Clothes Horse Clothing punched things up with their usage of vivid and layered colors, and by inviting fur to the mix. It might be more accurate to say these collections were like two sides of the same closet rather than the same coin; Tallulah & Poppy used these ideas to give us more classic shapes and minimal accessorizing where Clothes Horse Clothing was more nomadic and kitsch.

Tallulah & Poppy

Clothes Horse Clothing

Mikayla Frick was more about the aforementioned abstract and masculinity. Pieces gave the impression of being both literally and conceptually taken apart and re-configured to emphasize the individual elements. The exaggerated puffy sleeves, the harness, the dress made only of tulle -- this collection presented strong individual elements as the whole.

Finally, another highlight of the night was Delayne Dixon. This collection used lots of my favorite elements: androgyny, a strong but modern punk influence, and sex appeal via patent garter belts, sheer material, and fitting makeup looks. Like previous collections, it maintained the mix of beautiful, flowy pieces and a masculine energy. It felt in-your-face, especially as it was accompanied by a few hard rock music selections, yet sultry at the same time.

runway photos: Myke Yeager via StyleWeek North East