Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Designer Interview - Wimick!!!!!

    A few months ago, my modeling agency contacted me about a casting for a Runway Show, naturally I was excited.  Saying that I love everything fashion-related is an understatement, but the chance to see someone's line, something they created from scratch, their art, for me, is like watching a baby being born.  It's a beautiful thing.  

    From the moment I met Whitney, and throughout every communication we've had, she has been the absolute sweetest, and you can see the reflection of her adorable personality in her line.  She and her garments are purely inspirational. 

1)  What is your Brand name & where did it come from? "Wimick, and it’s my initials pronounced out. W.M.K."

Photos By:  EmC Photography 

The Designer amongst fabulous shoes!!!

2) What made you decide to design clothes? "Growing up I was raised by a single dad, when my dad had to work my grandma would watch my brother and me. With my grandmother being an artist in all sorts of fields I spent my summer days painting, doing all sorts of 'artsy crafty' things, but, the one thing that I enjoyed the most was sewing. Sewing and fashion is all I know, I don’t know anything else. Sewing and what it has to offer with the fashion world is “It” for me. It’s what I want to do for the rest of my life!" 

This dress is a-mazing Well, all of her pieces are amazing!  The vibrant solids and patterns plus the flattering, fun silhouettes created a flirty, carefree theme of "girls just wanna have fun"!  Each model either carried balloons or blew bubbles, which only added to the wonderment of it all!

3) What is your inspiration?  "Color, flowers, people, and my family." 

Photos By:  EmC Photography 

 Here I am, having so much fun, I can barely contain myself!  The clothes and atmosphere just made me want to have a super girlie birthday party with tea-cups, fancy desserts, and bunnies.

Photo By:  EmC Photography 

The back of my dress = Bow Magic!!!!

4) Is there a particular message that you want your designs to convey?  "I love old fashioned things.  Growing up with my grandmother I was surrounded by vintage things and I grew to love the old vintage look, espescially the 1960/70s mod exaggerated prints with, of course, a modern-day twist. I love floral, I love color, I love mix matching and playing with different fabric and patterns, so I think my message I want my clothes to convey is probably simply girlyness, feeling beautiful, girly, and corky without the sexy look of the clothes. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love some sexy clothes but, I want my vision to be 'old' with a 'new' attitude."

Photo By:  EmC Photography 

Behind the Scenes:  This ensemble is simply divine:  the color-blocking, the floral print, the bow top!!!!  Oh my goodness, so cute!!!  

5) What can we look forward to from you (i.e., events, collections, social media, etc)?  "Right now, currently, I’m working on an exclusive piece for this amazing, talented artist that’s in the band Lighthouse Music originating from St. Augustine, Florida, – Amy Douglas. I’m going to be doing a spread on her (photo shoot, blog, etc.) of course wearing Wimick. I’m really excited to be working on that right now."

Photo By:  EmC Photography 

 The hair and makeup only encouraged the theme of cuteness, as did two models that are twins, double the fun!!

6) What are you goals (immediate or long term)?  "To keep sewing, promoting, sewing, sewing, sewing, doing more fashion shows, possibly starting to sell some of these clothes that I’m forever making, haha. I’ll be done with my business degree in Business Management by next fall after taking a year off to focus on “Wimick” I’ll be transferring to fashion school in New York to pursue fashion design in a year or so. My all-time goal is just to be married, have a family, be successful in running a boutique called Wimick. No fame, just successful and happy." 

Photo By:  EmC Photography 
Designer and Models

7) Other than your own line, who are some of your favorite designers and why?  "Growing up my favorite designer was actually Heatherette because of their bold, colorful, exaggerated, out there, take-risks clothes. I love them!"

Photo By:  EmC Photography 

Behind the Scenes:  More bows and color-blocking = woohoo!

8)  What are some of your favorite trends? "Definitely the 1960s/70s trend! Oh, and the color block, let’s not forget the color block! I LOVE THE COLOR BLOCK. Or anything with that extra pop of color. ☺"      
Photo By:  EmC Photography 
Backstage:  The smiling double-bow!!!!!        9) How would you define fashion?  "Hmmmmm, that is tough. I don’t think anyone could define fashion except for pulling it from the dictionary, haha. Fashion is just a way of life!"        
Photo By:  EmC Photography 

Whitney, being adorable as usual!!!   
10) How would you describe your personal style?  "CORKY and GRANDMA for sure! Haha"  
Music from the Show!!!!! 
(click each title for a little listen)

I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross

Girls Just Want To Have Fun -Cyndi Lauper

You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes



rls Just Want To Have Fun

ls Just Want To Have Fun


Monday, December 12, 2011

Miss Priss Hits Newsstands

    I have recently had the extreme pleasure of acquiring my very own fashion column, in a real, live newspaper!  I know, I can hardly believe it myself!!  This was made possible by the great, Misty.

    If you want to know how to dress for a holiday party and still have money left in your purse, clicky-click!!!!!

If you like me at all, or if you don't, click here!!!!!  If you are bored CLICK THIS ONE!!!!

    If you did not read my article, please re-read the paragraph above!!!  
I love you guys! 

    If you are mean, or don't know how to read, here are some pictures from the article, for you:

   And now, what you've all been waiting for!!!!! The winner of the giveaway!!!!  Now, don't worry if you have not won yet.  Another giveaway is on the way because I've won something else (I should play the lottery)!!!  The winner of this beautiful necklace 


Lots of Love!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

I Won $1,100 worth of Clothes = a Giveaway for you!

    As shopaholics, we feed our addiction, and it gets expensive, but there's a loophole my friends, GIVEAWAYS!  Giveaways are a clever marketing tool that people use to gain exposure, but who cares why they do it?  It's free stuff, people!!  Check out all of the fabness I've won in less than a year!!  Yes, less than a year, I barely believe it myself.  Because I am so thankful, and because I love you so much, I have decided to host a giveaway for my readers every time I win something.  Talk about a win-win!!!

    Recently, I won this lovely Shadow Cloak from Samantha Pleet and Refinery29.  It's retail value is $598.00 and is currently sold out.  All I had to do was "like" them on facebook and then tell them how I would style it.  I said I would add a cluster of brooches, some elbow-high leather gloves, matching knee-high boots, and some sassy tights, and bada-bing, bada-boom, it was that easy, I won!

Cluster o' Brooches:  When you can't wear a necklace, wear a brooch, or three, or however many you want, it's a free country! 

    Imagine my happiness when my package arrived!  Now, multiply that by 102!!  When I opened the box, not only was the cloak of my dreams inside, but a dress as well, the enchantment dress!!  I was so excited, I thought I was going to have to run laps around the building!!!  How amazingly adorable is this dress?!  Retail value: $455.00, but they just threw it in the box like it ain't no thang!

How sweet is that?

    So, to be sweet back, I wanna give away this vintage collar necklace.  Being the shopaholic that I am, I bought this months ago but still haven't worn it.  I think it should go to a new home where it will be worn and can shine like the star it was meant to be.


To enter, you only need to complete one step, but the more steps you follow, the more times you will be entered.

1)  Follow with Google Friend Connect.

2)  Follow me on Twitter.  I always tweet about the giveaways I enter, so this will be a good cheat sheet for you.

3)  Tweet about the Giveaway!

4) Leave a comment telling me what you did, so you can be entered the appropriate amount of times.

The giveaway ends December 3rd, at midnight.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Shoe Lust

Ever walk outside and feel the dirt between your toes?  Ew, Gross! 
Ever put your bare foot in a puddle or, worse, gum?!  Double Ew, Gross!
Well, don't worry, my friends, have Jiffy feet no more!!!  There's an invention for this:  SHOES!!!!!!  Long, long ago, God created shoes.  Yes, shoes come from Heaven! 

Being the true shopaholic I am, not only did I recently break my own clothes closet (for the down-low, click here), I recently completely filled my shoe closet.  For kicks (pun intended), I decided to play a little game (it was a slow day) called "Count the Shoes."  Guess how many?!  Did you guess?!  What did you say?!  ...............78.........I have 78 pairs of shoes.  Can I get an intervention?  Just kidding, can I get an Amen?!  I really didn't think it was that out of control, honest!  Since arriving at this harsh reality, I am no longer allowed to purchase shoes.  Sad, I know!  :"(  So, if you want to be my friend, and you should, follow me on Twitter, and send pictures of your lovely shoe purchases to me.  I will live vicariously through you, and it will make me happy.  Come on, you should do it! 

As I mourn my shopping freedom, I reflect back on the good times, and I will now share with you some of my loves, and the great deals I got on them!  Hang on to your hats, or your shoes, whatever!

These babies were free to me, because I had a birthday, and my lovely friend gave a TJMaxx gift card to me.  What a great girl! 

Plato's Closet:  super sale $4  Can you beat that?  Well, can ya, punk?

Super Sale continued!  $8

Forever 21: $22  What a splurge! ;) 

Traffic:  Sale $15 Jeffrey Campbell impersonators

Lighthouse Christian Store:  Thrifted $4 what a steal!

Ross:  Steve Madden's $30 When I bought these, they were still being sold at Macy's for $118 WIN!

Francesca's on sale $25

Now, for some inspiration

I don't have kids, so I put these Miu Miu's in a frame, ugh, they are so beautiful, I die! 

From my shoe closet: 

Ahh, the wonderful Anne Taintor, a girl after my own heart!  And remember,

Happy Shoe Shopping!!!  Buy some for me!!!

And now, for the moment we have all been waiting for!!!!  The WINNER of the Elegant Elephant Ring

hdnorman2002 !!!!!! 

To find out how she won, click here.  Stay tuned, because I will be hosting another giveaway again soon!!!!!   

Monday, October 31, 2011

Free Stuff For Me = Free Stuff For You

    If you told me a year ago that it was possible to get all kinds of fab goodies for free, I probably would have given you the crazy eye and said "Yah, right!"  But since December (if you can count you would know that 11 months), I have won all kinds of craziness!  You say you don't believe me, huh?  I will show you!  


    The first win, the beginning of happiness, these babies told me that dreams really do come true, girls!  These are from  Calzatura and the only thing I had to do was make a Christmas Wish List!  Retail value:  $70, but for me FREE.  I am actually wearing them today!  Wahoo!  


    The second win was a $50 gift card to Coal & Terry Vintage brought to me by The Haute PursuitAll I had to do was like them on facebook and subscribe to their email list.  A few clicks, bada bing, bada boom!  With my gift card, I chose the "Pick Me Up At Eight" dress, and the "Studded Batwing!"  Love the names!!! These items = FREE to me


    The third win was this lovely set of Sigma makeup brushes!!!  Retail Value:  $48, but FREE to me!!!  All I had to do for these lovelies was let In Their Closet  know what makeup item I wouldn't want to be stranded on a desert island without, guess what I said!  Are you dying to know!?  An eyelash curler, impressive, huh!? 

    The fourth win was a $100 gift card to ModCloth, which I won on Fashiolista, just for clicking the "like button,"  sounds like a good deal to me.  With my gift card, I decided to buy these very lovely "Cruise to Cape Cod"  Jeffrey Campbell Shoes!!!!! = FREE to me!!!!

    And now, as I have started my blog and received the newest of the wins in the mail, I have decided that everyone should be a winnerSo, from now on, whenever I win, you, my dear reader, shall have a chance to win too Keep reading!  

    The newest of wins:  I received this fab Stylecaster "Style To The People" bag with some sweet Sebastian products just for sending them a picture of my hairdo, pretty good deal, huh! FREE to me!


And now for our featured presentation:  A GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!  One lucky reader will win this ring!!!!!

    Pretty cute, huh!?!?  I bought this baby before it donned on me that it's better to give than receive, and also, I need another ring, like I need a hole in the head!  

So!!!  All you have to do is

1) follow this blog via google reader!!! For those who are blogly challenged, look to the right of your screen, where it says "Followers,"  click on "Join this site."  If you already have google reader, you will probably then click the "follow" button and then the "done" button.  Your name should then be visable below.  If you are new to google reader, click "Join this site," and then follow the directions.

2)  follow me on twitter !!!  Why would you want to do such a thing, you might say?  Well, I post a ton of giveaways on twitter, so if you don't feel like hunting them down, follow my twitter and I will do all the work for you!!!  Sounds like a good deal to me!!!!

3)  leave a comment below telling me you followed the directions and leave your twitter handle if it is under a different name than your Google Reader Account.  Remember folks, I'm a shopaholic, not a detective!

There you have it, it's as easy as 1-2-3!!!!!!  One lucky winner will win the Elegant Elephant Ring!!!  Hoody  Hoo!!!!! 

Entries will no longer be accepted past midnight on November 8th!

Good luck!!!!

And P.S.  I have won yet another giveaway, so that means that you will have a chance to win too.....stay tuned!!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Birthdays are Great Excuses to Shop

    So after seeing this mess you and I both know that I do not need anything.  My own mother had the nerve to say I shouldn't go shopping ......for six months!  Six months!!  Am I being punished!?!?!  The thought of not shopping makes me feel all nervous and anxious, like "But, what will I wear!?!?"  Maybe I should see a shrink...do they have shrinks in the Mall?

Speaking of the mall, did you know you can get free stuff on your birthday from Sephora?!  You know I like free stuff! Last week was my Birthday!!!  Yay to me, and what better excuse reason is there to shop?!

And this was my free gift from Sephora

Big thanks to Janelle for the cute card and gift-certificate.  More shopping to come, people!!!

A week before my birthday, my friend Laura's sweet Nanny told me about a local store that I had not been to since they switched locations.  I went and oh my goodness, I felt like I had died and gone to Vintage Heaven!!  Oh, it's a place, alright!  While I was shopping for necessities myself, I came across this beautiful necklace that I purchased as a gift for a dear, dear friend.  See, shopping can be fun even if it's for others! 

While strolling through Vintage Heaven I came along this little beauty

 Oh, but note the detailing!!!  Embroidery! Peacocks!! And they're in love!!!  If this doesn't scream my name, I don't know what does!!!

 Can you feel the love, can you feel it!?

 Oh, but wait!!!  There's more!!! This little beauty came with a matching coat-thingy!!!  Double-trouble!!!

Sassy wrist detail, good for making various hand-gestures in style.


Total Cost for 2 pieces:  Reduced to $18 because of a minor imperfection, which actually worked out because I ended up burning a hole in the dress part with an iron.....woops!

And of course, we need accessories!!!! 


Girly Girl Rings:  Purchased from Rainbow for $3 each for a total of $6!!!  What a steal!!

Shoes:  Gifted from Boyfren Ooh la la $0

Banana Bag:  Thrifted from Absolutely Fabulous $10

Total Cost: $34 I win!!!!
And remember, makeup is an accessory too!!! 

Every Birthday Girl needs pink lipstick!!!!

And yellow eye shadow!!!  They don't call me "Matchy McMatcherson" for nothing! 

And here I am, being the peacock

Peacocks are very serious, in case you didn't know.

And as the boyfren and I walk off into the night, I thank everyone who made my birthday as special as it was, I am a very lucky girl who has a lot to be thankful for.

And I am thankful for you dear reader, have a virtual cupcake (0 cals!)!