Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Elastic Waist Skirts the first round!

The beginning of the new elastic waist skirt.

Start the skirt by attaching it the waist band. So excited because this material is super soft and slinky. Veeerrrryyyy comfortable.

One of the skirts before hemming. Yea, its a nuns length right now.

And here is the finished product in store.

This skirt sits at the waist line but because it is elastic you can pull in down or up depending on the way you want to wear.
I sourced a deep blue and a cream color one! I'm so excited to get working on that color scheme and get it in for the holiday! Pairing a cream skirt with a red top will make you look amazing at whatever events you will be attending...but of course that is for a upcoming how to wear it. Until then....

I'm designer dreaming! <3

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Week of Projects!

It's Business...It's Business time. ...Hope someone gets that.
Wondering what we have in store? Me too...JUST KIDDING. I know what's going on with this shizzz. Well most of it. Some of it I'm going to use my poetic license on and get a little weird and experimental.

SOOOO Expect an update with the mass of fun on thursday. And all the previous posts about inspiration...blah blah blah will come into play. I'm very excited to get on road to making dreams come true. Mostly mine of being a designer and yours of being well dressed and amazing looking!

Until then...I'm designer dreaming!!! <3

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Coming to our Holiday Collection

Black skirt fit for the coming snow...sorry...I'm just as excited as you. But because I cannot leave mother nature nasty e-mails about the snow then I will just have to put on long sleeves..well in this case long skirts.
This amazing silhouette will be available in black for our Holiday Collection. I cannot wait to rock one.
These skirts will be in during November and I will be posting pictures asap for you to scrutinize and love (i hope)/want.

Until then...I'm designer Dreaming! <3

Monday, October 17, 2011

The New Fitted Skirt

Here we go...So for the love of high waisted skirts, which happen to be my favorite, we are working on a jersey high is some inspiration and a good look at the coming trend.
All of these are elastic waist which I am still debating on...even though it would resolve all that odd sucking in after dinner on a first date.
I had to throw this cute plaid in just because it's HUGE this fall!
Well this is on the project list...we will be sourcing the fabric soon which means after the great anticipated holiday collection...we will be bringing a little of what you see here!

Until then, I'm designer dreaming! <3

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall in Love with charcoal and burnt orange this fall! Oh dont Forget Feathers.

Fall in Love with charcoal and burnt orange this fall! Oh dont Forget Feathers.

May rust dress
$179 -

€69 -

Lipsy beaded shirt
£38 -

Jimmy Choo high heels
$2,495 -

Kate spade tote
$295 -

Wet Seal owl wallet
$8.50 -

Ranjana Khan stud earrings
$257 -

Here is just a few things I see you might just wanna search out an inspirational equivalent to! Enjoy these finds!

Love, Your Designer Dreaming.

Sweet Nothings...

I found an artist who does cards for the upcoming holidays.
All are hand made and unique.
No two are alike and say ADORABLE things inside.
Plus, tons are blank inside cards so you can say just what you want.
There are so many of these amazing cards and we are featuring them at the shop. Something to say sweet nothings in to accompany all the gifts you'll be giving this season!

Until Next time...I'm designer Dreaming. <3

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Our Work Space!

A little Peak into the work space. This sweet window is where we start with a basic pattern for the sizing outline. Then from there we make measurements and modify all sizes to the pattern we are designing! Every thing we wear comes from some basic shape and then is customized into new styles and fashions!
Other patterns we just come up with ourselves. A lot of our skirts are thought of right in the middle of living room while working on other things.
That's a cup of coffee for Deb. I have a cup of Dr. Pepper. We run better on caffeine. Well I run better on good sleep and so does Deb but we don't always get that and then we turn the the magic of caffeine!!!
Our coffee table of wonders. I spilt my caffeine all over the place and let me tell ya this beautiful stone sucker requires each and every block that gets wet to be several back dated of Readers Digest.
Wanna see what we were working on? Well you can! TOMORROW>>>It's worth the wait I promise. Cheetah print is always work waiting for...gotta go before I let ya in on any more of the secret.

Until then, I'm designer Dreaming! <3

Friday, October 7, 2011

Sweet Treat Fridays!

Rum and Couture supports Breast Cancer Awareness which means...cookies!
Liz of Indulge Chocolates made these delicious treats for the shop. All of October she will be bringing you delicious things on Fridays. These are all mini treats...which means no calories. Which is a total lie. But lower calories than that mega brownie at the deli!
It's been my cookie cocktail hour all day!
Liz showing off her cute cookies!
Toast to the new sweet treat friday. Yea it's a selfish of me to want treats every Friday. What makes it not selfish is I'm sharing them. So...come get some before I eat them all.
Hey LIZ>>>Awesome JOB!!!!!

Until next time, I'm designer dreaming! <3

Holiday Collection Inspiration!

While you patiently wait..and by patiently I mean curse our sorry slow moving asses...for the holiday collection here is a peek at how we set the mood for the collections.

Recipe for an inspiration:
Lots of magazines, online research, street style stalking(yes i know i know great right), and watching the damn runway like a bad tv show marathon...with great style.
A pair of scissors (the safety kind) and a glue stick which I stole from a neighboring salon and a poster board.
A little random gluing and nonsense.
Let's focus people! Sheer is in. Shine and Sequin is in. S.S.S is the motto for the season. Guess it would be cooler if it was S.O.S. but then it wouldn't make much sense now would it.
Keep your eye out for our collection coming soon. We have some previews coming as well. Update...the tunic is back for the holiday season and we can see right through it...Literally.

Until then, I'm designer dreaming! <3

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Halloween Section!

Here is a preview of the available costumes that we have brought in for the season. Last year we sold out before Oct. 7th and had to reorder! Sooo....this year...get yours early. Starting with...Naughty (I promise to use descriptions other than naughty) Nurse.
Snow White...find your own seven dwarfs.
Sexy Chef 1...and Sexy Chef 2 right below.
You do actually wear this with spankys ...or I guess since this is college you can wear this just like that!
Minnie Mouse Mini
The beginning of the Halloween section! More tutu, wings, and stockings coming!
New Arrival Wall. That's the coupon I this is what it's good on this week!
Yep...its all there. Now come in and try your costume on before some other halloween fanatic snags it before you do!

Until next time, I'm Designer Dreaming!

New Fall Day to Night Looks

Here is a look at the additional fall pieces we've been promising! This day to night tutorial on how to wear fall pieces is here to show how to wear all these pieces any time!
The Two Tier Skirt is great for any office day or pretend flashing people. And then the light neutral Wrap Skirt makes a pretty addition to any night outfit and can be worn with the same fitted jersey tee pictured here or in a top that's dressier.
Holy High Waisted Shorts! THESE ARE HOT. Camel toes are not. Rock these...not camel toes. Plus for the night look you can slip into another earth tone and rock out in this bamboo inspired Strapless Dress.
Summer Strapless...floral and breathable..enough said. Just kidding, there is never enough said. This is a great sunny day piece. Throw on a fur jacket when it gets cold. Faux fur. Our Wool Strapless is great for work with a over jacket on it, but keep those legs closed! The skirt is mini and even though it's super sexy...your bosses wife may not.
And we had to do holiday colors. Cranberry and Black Strapless. Little black dresses for everyone! Everyone needs one. Or two. Or seven.
I'm very excited about the fall collection and thanks to Liz's great photography you can read it all over my face! Just kidding. She's doing you a favor. My hair wasn't brushed. Plus, later this week you can see our Halloween costumes that are in now!

Until then, I'm Designer Dreaming.

Hard at Work

Wanna know what we do all day at Rum and Couture? No? O.K. well I won't tell you...but I will force you to look at this picture of it!

Soooo...yea. Hard at work. Liz keeps me going. Ya know...motivation wise. So I guess I'm motivated to go eat.

Until next time, I'm Designer Dreaming!