Posts Tagged ‘fashion’

Red and Black Party Client Dresses

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Hooray for a good client challenge! I was asked to make a Christmas PARTY dress for my friend, Peg Raisglid (owner of Lovin’ Spoonfuls Cafe). Peg is an amazing woman who has a doctorate’s degree and owns the first-ever all vegan restaurant in Tucson, Arizona. When she asked me to make her a dress, I thought she was kidding at first. Then, she kept coming to me with more and more requirements and I realized that she was serious! Some of her requirements included: (1) the colors must be mostly reds and blacks with a little white or gray, (2) long-sleeves were a must, and (3) it must be a party-worthy dress for the Christmas Day party that she was hosting.

Struggling to find just the right materials, I gathered a bunch over about two months. I made three dresses over a few days in December, had one fitting with Peg, and then gave her three final dresses with just days to go until her party. Happily for my family and me, we were invited to her party (can you say “Best Food At a Party–Ever”?!?) and so we got to see her final pick!

Here is the winning party dress! It met all of Peg’s requirements AND it’s still very much my own Teagan’s Creations style! I’m thrilled with the outcome. Doesn’t she look great?

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Here are the fronts and backs of the other two outfits I made for Peg. She decided to keep all three, which pleases me a lot! I am, of course, wearing a dress that I designed myself, too. :)

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Inspirations from NYC: The High Line Dress

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

This past July, my mom and I traveled to NYC for a 3-week ballet summer intensive at Cynthia King Dance Studio (home of vegan ballet slippers!). During the days, I danced and danced and danced! During the evenings and weekends, we were tourists–seeing all the sites that we were interested in seeing. Since I’d just gotten my first phone, I used it like crazy to take as many photographs as I possibly could. This was so much fun!

Once back home in Arizona, I was given the challenge (by my parents, since they know that I love Project Runway-style fashion challenges) of finding at least five photographs on my phone that could become inspirations for dresses–specifically dresses. After scouring my photos, I picked some.

Here is one of the first inspirations I used. This is a photo of a stained glass window on The High Line in NYC. The High Line is basically an abandoned elevated subway track a little over a mile long. It has been turned into a super cool city park. While the tracks are still there, so now are plants and benches and much more. This was our absolute favorite spot in all of NYC and the only place we HAD to go to twice. If you are ever in New York City, I highly recommend going there!

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Here is the drawing that I made of a dress based on my photograph:

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Here is the final dress! I wore this dress on the third night of Tucson Fashion Week 2014. Dress is by ME! Purse by Betsy Johnson. Shoes and necklace are inexpensive ones from discount stores. The dress cost approximately $4 and about 6 hours of time (since I hand cut each fringe piece). Who says being fashionable has to cost a lot of money? Not me!

 

Happy Birthday to My Beautiful Mom!

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Here is my mom looking fabulous in an original “Teagan” dress. :) I gave her this dress for her birthday (October 28th), and she wore it all day.

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