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Color Me Couture Book Review & Giveaway

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Color Me Couture is a book that allows you to learn about and add your own touch to fashions throughout the ages of history. This unique offering offers great appeal to one that wants to design fashion , those curious to learn about fashions during certain periods, and artist eager to expand their skills in such a way as this. Whether it be one of those things or all, this book certainly might be of interest. There’s really no age recommendation for this book because it is put together in way that anyone could benefit and learn from, be it one of their school age years or beyond that.

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There are 192 pages within this book. Readers will find an introduction of the book followed by several fashion categories ending with acknowledgments and about the contributors. The categories of fashion designs are Vintage Dresses, Contemporary Dresses, Assorted Fashion Garments, and Shoes & Hats. Each design is covered on two pages. The first page has an illustration of the garment, the title of the piece is called “Glacial Ball Gown” for example. And is followed by the date and season, material, inspiration & style, followed a description and a snippet of history on it. On the second page, the fashion illustration is on but the inner parts completed on the first page are left blank for you to design and color however you so chose. I really like how much freedom is given to design and create whether you’d want to design for that era or take that piece and make someone completely new.

This book would most certainly make a great keepsake after used to hold on to to share with future generations as well something to look back upon when you get that itch to design. When I have little more free time, I’m excited to start doodling around with this book myself. I love to draw and create and believe this book has the ability to awaken all sorts of imaginative and chic designs that are currently lying a bit dormant! I love that I’m learning history about pieces from the 1800’s to 1960’s and beyond! What a wonderful book!

Interested in Purchasing? Color Me Couture: Imagine, Create and Sketch Your Own Fashion Designs is available on Amazon.com for $9.27 as of this posting.

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of Color Me Couture Imagine, Create and Sketch Your Own Fashion DesignsBy Gloria Collazo and Catherine Mong through Ulysses Press.  I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.

Beautifully Hand-crafted JORD Wood Watches {Review + Giveaway}

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Unique and exquisite are the two words that I believe best describe the watches offered by JORD. These aren’t your normal everyday watches by any means. These wonderful works of wearable art are in fact the first mechanically driven wood watches of their kind. I was drawn right away to the natural design and adored the fact that each are created from many different types of wood such as maple, bamboo, cherry, sandalwood, maple and few others. Every watch is truly one of kind even though made in the same style, every color and grain pattern of the wood will be completely different! Continue reading

scünci® Hair Accessories! Great for holiday glam…or holiday gifts {review + giveaway}

 

I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy getting new accessories for my hair. Too often there’s not a whole lot of pizazz going on with hair, I’ll admit. Being a mom of two little ones under the age of five years old more time is spent getting them ready and out the door than myself! Thus you’ll 90% of the time see me sporting a pony tail. But, hey my pony tail or other means to pull up my hair doesn’t have to be boring, by any means!

scünci is a company that offers all sorts of fantastic stylish hair accessories! They are totally one of my tops picks when finding that extra special little styling accessory when it’s called for. I’ve been using their products for years and all have stood the test of time in being long lasting!  Continue reading