VINTAGE CHIC: Class With A Bit Of Sass!

October 30, 2012

   Hola Fashionista's! This week I am mixing things up a bit. Out with the "new" and IN with the "old" sort of speak. For those of you who walk on by those classic vintage shops without peeping in, are missing out on a treasure chest of fabulous finds. With a little effort and a little digging, your money can take you a long way. My favorite thing to do on a saturday morning is shop around local consignments shops. If you are located here in the SAV, check out Cherry Picked Consignments on Broughton St. and I promise you, it will be worth your while. 
   My featured Fashionista this week is wearing one of my very own creations. Although, I am not an aspiring Fashion Designer, I sure did have a fabulous time constructing this piece. I was given an assignment in my Fashion Design class to create a garment using recycled materials. Inspired by a dress I saw made of paper, I decided to put my twist on the idea and use magazine pages as my fabric of choice. I folded each magazine clipping into a "tie" looking shape and then hand sewed each piece onto a hoop skirt (which was purchased at Goodwill for $5, don't underestimate Goodwill!) The top is made from black lace fabric and then I embellished the collar and sleeves with red rosettes. I also sewed on a vibrant blue rope belt around the waist to break up the skirt and top. My look is classic chic with a touch of the 1950's housewife. The 1950's was a post war time where women finally had the right to vote and were now able to hold a career of their own. It was a time where women could finally be comfortable in their own skin. I wanted this new found confidence in women to be portrayed throughout my garment. 

   Now, I know you're probably thinking, does she want me to wear a paper skirt? And the answer is "No!" but if you did I would think it was fabulous! My point is, don't pass up on vintage clothing. Some of the best things in my wardrobe have come from vintage stores. If you're not into the "used" clothing deal then you can shop at boutiques like ModCloth and still get that classic vintage vibe that you are vying for. Try pairing this fabulous peplum dress with these to die for black heels. Top this beautiful ensemble off with a string of pearls and a cozy white fur coat and your look will have achieved class with a bit of sass. 

   So get into those closets of yours Fashionista's and revive some of those potentially dying pieces and bring them back to life! It's important to remember that your look isn't about how much you spend on a piece but how well it's mixing with your entire outfit. 

Style Tip: Take an old top and embellish it with flowers or anything that you want to give it a fresh and up-to-date look. 

Yours Truly,

Alicia G. 

Photographer: Ayden Grace 

Model: Sawyer Greenberg
MUA: Hana Hyman
Designer/Hair: Alicia Gonzalez 

A BLAST FROM THE PAST: Rock This Way Fashionista's!

October 18, 2012

Hola Fashionista's! Is it just me or are we all a little relieved to have made it through midterms? Don't let your head out of the game just yet, finals are right around the corner but don't worry, I have just the styling trick for you. Whoever said rock n' roll was long gone, didn't meet this Fashionista. The 90s might have been full of sex, drugs and rock n' roll but one things for sure, the punk rocker look lives on. Feeling a little rough around the edges this week? Let it show on the outside. Spice up your wardrobe with a few key pieces to achieve the ultimate rocker vibe.  
  My Fashionista's killer blonde locks caught my attention this morning and I just had to know more. This little Fashion devil was sporting bright green Dr Martens. Can we say fab? Dr Martens have been around since the 60s and are a long living trend. Not up for so much color? They come in a wide variety of color choices and patterns, your guaranteed to find a pair to fit your funky taste. Pair them with some black skinny jeans or leather pants (faux, please!). Graphic t-shirts are the perfect way to pull off this look. Nowadays graphic t's can be found just about anywhere but if you're looking for a wear worthy look, check these T's out from Urban Outfitters. Wear what you want to say and don't be ashamed, Fashion after all is about making a statement. 
   Accessorize your look with gold finishings. You can't go wrong with gold and it can easily be paired with other rocking outfits. Gold rings will compliment this trend, take a look at this evil eye ring from House of Harlow and pair it with this arrow drop necklace. Grab yourself a black leather bag from Michael Kors and this look is complete Fashionista's!
   As finals start to creep up on us, don't let your style go crashing down. Sport this look and complete this quarter faster than you can say "Rock on!"

Toodles Fashion Addicts,

Alicia G. 

SCARVES THE LIMIT: Check Out This Fashionista's Fall Look!

October 9, 2012

Good Afternoon Fashionista's! Is it just me or is there a chill present in the air today? Keep those beautiful necks warm by wrapping a one of a kind scarf around it. I found this Fashionista in my 8am Introduction to Fashion Design class in the SAV and just had to snap a pic of her look. This fashion lover accented her chic look with a one of kind scarf she found in Hong Kong, forest green leggings, a denim jacket and leopard print flats! 
   I just love the way she has mixed her printed scarf with different textures. The denim really plays off of the beautiful colors wrapped around her neck, while the leopard print flats complete the look. Mixing different prints together can create a unique look that will definitely have heads turning. 
   Dying to know where to find this look? For a wide selection of funky printed scarfs check out Hermes.You can also find denim jackets in a variety of washes from American Eagle. And don't forget to complete your look with a pair of animal print flats from Tory Burch. Leggings come in a great selection of colors and prints and can be mixed and matched to complete any look. They are versatile and can be worn throughout all seasons. You are guaranteed to find a pair from SHOPBOP that will suit your style. 
  Don't forget that scarves can also be used as funky retro headbands to compliment your tresses on hair emergency days or to give your outfit a bohemian vibe when used as a belt. They are multi-fuctional AND are fashion worthy. 
  Want to have your look featured on my blog? Send me a photo of your trendy look to

Alicia G.

FALL HAS ARRIVED: Dig Out Your Tights Fashionistas!

October 4, 2012

   Good Evening Fashionistas/Fashionistos! Look what I spotted on the lovely streets today. I am a sucker for tights paired with trouser shorts.
Whether you're an early riser or lucky enough to have scored an evening class, these classic tights will warm those long legs from the chill. It's not quite time to pull out the knits here in Savannah but tights are being spotted all over the streets this fall. I suggest wearing them with a plaid short or pair them with your favorite skirt! Don't be afraid to wear them in colors either. I say the more color the more trendy. Make your statement this season through funky and fun printed leggings.
   You can score a pair of tights like these from stores like Topshop for around $30 or for those of you who are on a TIGHT budget (no pun intended!) check out the selection at Target.

Until Next Time Fashion Addicts,

Alicia G.



October 2, 2012

   Hi Fashionista's/Fashionisto's! I have opened up this page to give you full access to my life through Fashion. I am a Fashion Marketing and Management Major at the Savannah College of Art and Design and believe that networking is the best way to get connected within the Fashion Industry. Constructive criticism is always welcomed! Please check out my Facebook page for on the spot trend reports:

Fashion Always,

Alicia G.