Miami Adventures Part I

Hey Friends!!

So excited to share with you guys my latest adventure. I have mentioned before this season has been rough for me, and it’s good to get away. It’s very refreshing to be in another place surrounded by different things.

Over the weekend I was able to finally visit The Miami Design District in Miami, FL. I was in Miami for an event which I will share in part II of this series.

Miami has been known for great beaches, nightlife, food and other great places. But it has gotten more popular due to to this new edition. It’s located in South of Lemon, (little Haiti) which were a bunch of old houses that now have been now converted into very luxurious retail stores, art galleries, restaurants and cafes.

Whenever you can,  take a trip to the beautiful Miami and check it out! here are some photos of the stores, details and art I found.

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I also have a YouTube Vlog on my channel so you can check it out! <3

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Outfit

Jumper dress: Urban Outfitters

White Plain top: Urban Outfitters

Bandana: Francesca’s

Kicks: Adidas Gazelles

Glasses: ZeroUV

Hat: TopShop

It was a little preview but there is so much out there to see, I can’t wait to go back. Hope you guys enjoyed this post and stay tune for part II of my Miami adventures.

Much love friends.

XOXO

Kreadiv Misfit

Photography By: Nicolas Bolanos

Sunglasses Trend

Hey Friends!

Happy Tuesday! another week to be productive, get things done and live your life. Also have you guys seen all the awesome sunglasses that are  trending?

OMG! so many retro, round, big styles that celebrities, influencers and other peeps  are wearing now a days. I feel like every time I’m on Instagram or Pinterest I run into a post of someone wearing some great shades.

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My metallic pair of fave sunnies ran out of time, R.IP! So I started doing my research for some new ones and on Pinterest I  found an awesome and affordable company of sunnies called ZeroUV .

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I found some great sunglasses! Great for both men and women. I liked the presentation of their website and all their social media channels. When I subscribed to their mailing list they sent me a coupon to use for my first purchase.

Keeping it real I was a bit afraid of purchasing my sunnies online. I usually get them from local boutiques or random shopping adventures but after seeing all their great reviews, I took the leap and BAM!! done deal.

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I found this retro hippie oversized round ones. They are so cool, and I really wanted a piece that made a statement. I have worn them a couple of times and have gotten great responses.

ZeroUV is very legit, by the way this post is not sponsored by them. I’m just sharing my experience with them and recent sunglasses trends. They are very professional, the package arrived on time and secured. The glasses arrived in a small box, wrapped very carefully in a plastic bag and it came with the microfiber bag to keep them safe and clean.

Here are some of my looks with my new retro sunnies!

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The cool thing is that I can wear them with anything <3

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Hope you all enjoy this post, would love to hear your feedback on what would you friends would like me to share more on this blog. Have a great week and rock your own style.!

XOXO

KREADIV MISFIT

Photography By: Nicolas Bolanos  https://www.instagram.com/sgtsemperfi3/

P.S: This post is not sponsored by ZeroUV.

Simply Casual

Hey Friends!

The weekend is almost here guys, so let’s keep pushing and finish the week strong. Today I wanted to share with you guys one of my cozy simply outfits.

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As much as I love to dress up sometimes, and change my style a little bit here and there. There are days that I just want to be casual. I love a cute t-shirt, some stretch denim and of course my favorite sneakers.

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About two weeks ago I found this cute graphic tee at Francesca’s Boutique. I usually don’t wear t-shirts with statements on it, but I kinda liked what it said. It’s very comfortable, flowy and not heavy at all. I believe the fabric is a mixture of polyester and rayon.

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I like to wear a lot of denim, usually dark denim but I found this washed out stretchy  jeans at Styles for less. Since I am not very tall I have to fold the bottom of  my jeans so I can have a proportioned outfit. My cute bag is actually a phone that it works haha and it’s from Betsey Johnson.

Tip: No matter what, always add a statement accessory to your outfit.

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Mint in Spring!

Pastels are huge during this season, but what’s trending right now is MINT. I love anything mint and when I saw this low top Adidas Gazelles, “I died” like my fashion icon Rachel Zoe would say.

I have been a lover of Adidas since I was 12. I worked as a sales associate years ago and learned so much about the brand. There are so many great sneaker brands out there, but Adidas always has a special place in my heart. Their quality is great and designs are very unique in comparison to others in my opinion.

Gazelles started as a sport shoe. It was a performance shoe for a while , but later on it translated more into the fashion industry  by people wearing them more in their daily outfits. I found this great article in regards to the history of this shoe if you want to read more about it. http://www.complex.com/sneakers/2016/07/adidas-gazelle-history

A little throwback to the 90’s this gazelles are pigskin leather, it has the triple stripes detail on the sides. Trefoil logo on the tongue of the shoe and heel tab. Very comfy, and wearable with a variety of pieces.

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Thank you guys for taking the time and reading this post. Hope you guys have a great weekend.

XOXO

KREADIV MISFIT

Photography By: Nicolas Bolanos

P.S: This post was not sponsored by any of the above brands.

Latest Closet Faves!

Happy February Darlings!!

I hope you guys had a great Valentines, whether you are in a relationship, married, single or not remember you are worthy, loved and you have purpose. It’s been a very busy month, but today Saturday morning I woke up inspired to share some of my favorite faves.

I try to be conscious about what I purchase , last month I focused on just items that I needed and that would make a statement. As much as I love shopping, I am trying to focus on buying items that I only need. I hope this post inspires you to keep shopping for the things you need, to get out of your comfort zone and try something new. Also this post is not sponsored by any of these companies, I just wanted to share with you guys my latest shopping experience and the great items I found.

*1st Fave*

Bell Sleeve Shift Dress Yellow by Xhilaration™ from Target

It’s a 100% Rayon

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Long, set bell sleeve with a funky feel

at knee-length and it has pockets! it’s a very fun wearable dress for a day out or a nice date.

It’s kind of challenging for me to wear prints sometimes since I like more of basics colors, but when I found this dress it caught my eye and it was only $27.99.  Perfect item for the spring season coming up!

(booties from Kohl’s)

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*2nd Fave*

I don’t own that many bags anymore since I been moving so much  and half of my closet I have given it away, but I wanted an everyday bag that would go with everything and where I can fit my most important every day items. I went online to JustFab and signed up for the VIP member program.

Let me just tell you that I save so much $$$ because the original bag was $59.95 but because it was my first purchase and I had become a VIP member I payed….tan tan tan…$14.94!!  yeah shipping and all I was so happy because any dollar that one can save it’s awesome or literally #goals.!

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Danu Dove Grey

Faux leather, gold zippers, removable strap,  3 pockets 2 inside and 1 inside and it’s a very versatile item.

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I was very happy with my purchase, and shopping on JustFab’s website was easy and you find some great items for your closet. I recommend highly that you check out their website and learn more about their VIP membership program.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post today and for your support, I will post more of my favorite things and let me know if you enjoy this post or anything you would like to see. Have a great weekend darlings.!

XOXO

Kreadiv Misfit

 

Pitti Uomo 2017

Hello Darlings!!

Let’s pack your bags, your imagination and creativity and let’s travel to Florence Italy! Italy is known for their beautiful scenery, vineyards, food, art and culture but also for their taste in fashion. You know how in New York we have New York Fashion Week, in Italy there is also Milan Fashion week where  some of the class brands like Prada, Gucci, and Armani are of Origin. As a fashion influencer and future designer, I have to always be on top of my game. I have to keep up with the latest news in fashion, what’s going on, which new brands are coming out and so on. Sometimes we focus on just looking at Pinterest , Fashion websites or Instagram to know what’s going on in fashion and yeah it is helpful but we need to learn that there is more out there, and that’s why I wanted to create this post and teach you all about Pitti Uomo, so let’s do this!

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Pitti Uomo is one of the world’s most important platform’s for men’s clothing,

accessory collections, and for launching new projects for men’s fashion. A four-day event held in Florence, Italy and has been around since 1972. Many retailers, buyers,  editors attend to view the upcoming collections, and since blogging has growing so much, there were many influencers and bloggers that attend the event and share on social media that now it is really well-known.

Recently 1,200 brands presented which draws 25, 000 buyers, and in Italy the govt has upped the quota for the fashion industry from 23 million euros to 24.3 million about 3 years ago according to WWD magazine, they continue to support the fashion industry which is well-known for their great fabrics and tailoring.

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Check out this video on YouTube  so you can learn more!       https://youtu.be/gZcGLwXbkao

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As you guys know I love doing illustrations from my favorite fashion shows or events, when I found out about Pitti I started doing my research,  learned more about it and started following a lot of bloggers and influencers. I love menswear and the details and how clean and precise some of the items are.

Here are some of my favorite street style looks:

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Here are these two fashionable men Rui Martins and Niccolo Cesari .

They are both very well-known for their style and passion for fashion, I love the details on their coats and accessories.

Check them out on Instagram:    https://www.instagram.com/niccocesari/

   https://www.instagram.com/rui_martins_bespoke/

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When I saw this image on the feed from Pitti, it caught my eye because of the powerful play of patterns. JJ88Fashionist  makes it look so chill, he is just looking at the news but in such a fashionable way making a statement.

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Ladies!! we can rock suits too, not only the guys made a statement at Pitti but there

were some pretty stylish women that brought their A game! I was very excited to see women represent by looking powerful and also chic. Here is Monika Kaminska  wearing

a RTW harvey suit and looking so sharp. So yeah we as women can rock a dress and a tailored suit as well.

I had such a great time creating this looks, and learning about Pitti.I encourage you to go out there and learn about what’s going on in the world, thank you for taking the time and reading my post I hope you enjoy it and that you were able to learn something new.

XOXO,

 

Kreadiv Misfit <3

 

 

All About Metallics!

Hello Friends!

I hope you guys are doing great, it’s been a crazy busy season full of parties, shopping, planning, getting ready for the new year etc. Holiday parties are here and the struggle is real to find something to wear.  I was recently invited to a holiday party at one of my jobs and I honestly did not know what to wear. I didn’t want to go with all black even though that’s what my heart was craving, and I wanted to stay within my budget which it’s very challenging when you go to any store specially during this season.

I have been seeing a lot of people wearing metallics, I remember buying my first slip on shoes of metallics during the summer but didn’t know it was going to be so big during this holiday season. It was huge on the F/W 16 runways of Michael Kors, Tibi and one of my favorites Saint Laurent. So I decided to do my research and created a mood board for an inspired metallic look for this holiday festivities. I wanted to find a statement piece and also pair it up with pieces that I had in my closet, that way it would balance out and I didn’t have to spend too much money.

On this board you can see a variety of different metallics like silver, gold, holographic, copper, cherry, and rose. They can be paired with neutrals and yeah they will get you noticed but there are ways to make it look effortless.image

I went to the mall and it was a disaster, it was so packed I got anxiety and honestly did not find anything that I liked. Going to a big store that has too much it overwhelms my eyes, so the next day after that adventure I decided to visit Francescas boutique. Everything was so organized, the sales associates and store managers were very friendly and helpful. After trying different dresses, I found this metallic dress. #WINNERimage

It was very comfortable, really good for my figure and not tight! I don’t like tight dresses and even though I like statement pieces I was a bit scared of how shiny it looked but hey I knew I had to take a risk. This dress was $48.00 which is not bad, it has adjustable straps and the lining inside was kind of silky and soft.

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I didn’t want to just wear the dress by itself because it was going to be a cold night, and the party was not that fancy even though I was looking kind of fancy. So I wanted a piece that would make the dress tone down a bit and I remember that one of my really good friends last year gifted me this pleather Forever 21 jacket with some cool spikes details on the shoulder and I paired it together and it worked.

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I know that maybe the spikes were a bit too much, but it was a small touch of punk, and it gave a special balance to my outfit. I knew I was taking a risk, but hey fashion is all about risks and sometimes things that you might never think that would go together, they might work if you try.image

It was a cold night and there was no way I was going wear open toe shoes, I love wearing boots and this is the season for it. Two years ago I found this suede ankle boots at Forever 21, they are very tall but have a good amount of support. I liked how it had that metallic gold touch in front of the heel and knew that they would work for my look.image

This is how my whole outfit looked for the holiday party that night!

Hair: Slick pulled back.

Make up: Bold purple lip, cat eye, and soft eyeshadow.

Accessories: Small silver necklace, clear square silver earrings and silver bangles.

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I hope this post inspired you and gave you an idea on how to pair up metallics this holiday season. I know it can look a bit scary, and maybe you are saying “oh that’s not for me” but like Bieber said “Never Say Never”! Go out there and try something new , don’t forget to also go into your closet and use what you have that way you can look great, feel great and save some money. I had people asking me about this outfit and how much money I spent, but it’s all about learning to find what works for you and using your resources.

Happy holidays and don’t forget to shine!!

XOXO Kreadiv Misfit <3

Pretty..Pretty Things!

Hey Friends!

It’s been a pretty month, and when I mean pretty I mean lots of pretty things going around this season like the changes of leaves, the weather, and what everyone is wearing for fall. I like pretty things, example jewelry. Due to all the changes and moving around I can’t really have a lot of things because I gotta give them away or sell them so I try to keep it simple, I know one day I will have a place where I can feel stable and set ground, but as for right now I’ll just go with the flow.

About a month ago, I became a Rocksbox influencer! so what is it? you might be asking, it’s a service where you get really nice rental jewelry from top designer brands monthly for $19.00 a month, once you create your account online and pick different pieces under your wishlist, a stylist gets three pieces and you get them in the mail. If you like the jewelry you can buy if not, you can just return it and get another new box. I think it’s a great service because you can wear the jewelry and not have to worry about spending to much on pieces you don’t wear a lot.  I just got my second box and I really like all the pieces,  so if you are interested on joining this awesome movement and get pretty accessories, I will be adding a promo code at the end that way you can  get your first month for FREE!! yeah for FREE on me!

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So you know I had to get creative and illustrate these pieces, you get a cute dark blue box with a pretty ribbon, and when you open it you have an intro note with your name, explanation of the pieces you are getting and how to take care of them.

 

 

 

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Every piece comes in a small bag that way it stays safe, and you won’t loose it. You also get a little card with a quote which you can post it  and share with friends. This is the KENDRA SCOTT ELEANOR  necklace in black mother of pearl, I love the simplicity of it, and how it makes a statement, very easy and wearable piece.

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Yes for those 90’s hair buns if you are rocking them, I love to wear my hair like this because it’s so fun, and I get so many stares is funny. The piece I am wearing in this illustration is a SLATE beyond the horizon necklace in silver. It’s such a cool necklace, and kinda abstract, I wore it to a party and people loved it!

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I honestly don’t do a lot of accessories on my wrist, I like to keep it simple but this NAKAMOL beaded leather wrap bracelet in silver & cream is a great piece to make it seem like you are wearing a bunch of bangles. It’s very adjustable and an eye catcher.

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I have really enjoyed all these jewelry, and the membership  perks of it, if you want to try it out use my PROMO CODE: KBCREATIVITYXOXO and get your first month for FREE!  I hope you guys have a great week, and enjoy the pretty things in life.!

Check out!  www.Rocksbox.com

A chic front row weekend!

Hey Friends!

I hope you guys had a great week, I know it was a busy one, so many things happening around and if you were involve in any fashion week events I feel you, there was a lot happening. This past weekend I had the pleasure to attend two major events in my hometown, and I was able to meet some great people and do what I love. I had some moments where I couldn’t believe what was happening, God knows how hard this season has been for me. From struggling with finances, feeling rejected from left to right, losing friends, and other challenges. He reminds me how important I am, how talented, how my gifts and talents can be use to bless others. So if you are dealing with something major in your life right now, know that you will get through this, and God always makes a way.

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So Friday I was able to attend the Macy’s front row event, they pretty much had one around the country  I believe,  and had multiple of fashion icons host this event. Joe Zee who is the editor in chief of Yahoo style, and if you google him his resume is amazing, was the host of the event I attended in Orlando, FL. The first time I saw Joe in person was when I was shopping at Topshop at the Grove in LA. I got to the event right on time and my friend Laila grabbed me by the arm and said, “common Kathy we are meeting and taking pictures with Joe”!  I wish you guys could see my face, I was literally rushed but it was so much fun. Joe was so nice to everyone in the room, it was all bloggers, he said we looked very stylish and took pictures even selfies.

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  • I wore a forever 21 leather jacket, Mossimo abstract dress, Christian Siriano magenta pumps which you can see on other pictures, and mixed jewelry from Rocksbox and other brands.

 

I also made some new friends, these are some of the VIP bloggers that attended the event.

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Here are some of the looks that walked the runway, it was so much fun because I was sitting front row with all my new friends, and we were able to see everything so close and of course snap our lives away.

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After the fun runway that we got to watch, we were given some goodies. We had some great complimentary drinks, a cotton candy station, and also a photo station to take pictures and take them home. macys-front-row-4

We were able to walk around and shop, everyone received a complimentary goodie bag with some coupons and other goodies. I wanted to look at the Iris Apfel Inc collection, the clothing was so funky, and hip. It took me to the seventies, and let’s not forget about the chunky jewelry, pieces that can really make a statement and out of my box. I bought two pieces which I will talk about in my next blog post.

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I was able to meet Melanie Pace (bottom left), she is a fashion expert. I have seen her work before, but on this night we were able to meet, and mingle for a little bit. I look forward to working with her and (bottom right) it’s blogger Laila who is a friend of mine, and my mentor in this new blogging venture;  I honestly admire both of this ladies so much.

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The Next day, which was Saturday it was time to work. My friend Melrose from Chic Conviction which is a team of two bloggers that inspire other women with their personal stories, style, and social media platforms. They had an event at a local boutique, and I was invited to be their fashion illustrator.

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I Illustrated some of the guest that came into the event, some of them didn’t know what a fashion illustrator was, which I was very surprised because illustration is a big part of the fashion industry. I met some great people, made new friends, they all shared their passions with me, and it was such a blessing. In this picture is my new friend Andrea, I loved her outfit & personality. She was the first one I was able to illustrate, then it was a bit overwhelming because everyone kept coming, so I took photos and while they were shopping around I finished their illustration and gave it to them later.

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This were some of the guest I illustrated as well, it was such an honor too meet like minded people and so kind hearted!

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At the end of the day, we all want to make it. We have so many dreams, goals and things we want to achieve. The journey is so hard, is lonely and misunderstood sometimes, but along the way we meet great people that bring joy, support and encouragement to our lives, and throughout this crazy journey, I have learned that is not so much about me but about others. So keep dreaming big, keep being you and don’t give up because greater things are coming your way.!

 

Much love to you guys <3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion is about something that comes from within you ~Ralph Lauren~

Hello Friends!

I know it’s been a while, it has been so crazy the past few weeks, but I have managed to kinda keep it together. So last Thursday New York fashion week started. If you follow me on any kinda of social media, you know I been keeping  track with all the latest shows. It’s very important for me to keep up with the shows, because I am involved in the fashion industry.  It’s good to know what’s happening, what new designers are out there and also which way is fashion heading. I get a lot of ideas from watching the shows, and thank God for social media because I also get to see what people attending the shows are wearing.

This week I am illustrating all my favorite looks from the shows, I hope you enjoy my art work, and I encourage you to go and do something you love and enjoy. Don’t let the stress, challenges of life  or anything hold you from what you love doing, take a deep breath and go for it. If you also need some tips to get through  a rainy day or week, feel free to check out my YouTube channel Kreadiv Misfit. Enjoy!

 

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My first favorite look from day one was from designer Michael Costello. He is best known from project runway, and has become really well known for his beautiful red carpet dresses. His dresses were amazing, I loved the looks and he used wines, forest greens and blacks for the color scheme. He also incorporated huge flower crowns that the models wore and it made it such an impact on the runway.

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My second favorite look was from Nicholas K, I really enjoyed this  show.  Two siblings Christopher & Nicholas Kunz  that have created collections based on their outdoor adventures, and have created some great collections with lots of variety. Their style is very urban, minimalist and comfortable.

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The next look that I loved was from Desigual,  I was watching the backstage snaps and it was so much fun because the make up artists, recreated the snapchat animal filters on some of the models and it was kinda of cool. It grabbed the viewers attention since everyone loves those snapchat filters and it made it unique. Desigual knows how to place prints together very well, they are well known for colorful designs. Every look that walked down the runway, it brought life, inspiration and a positive vibe to the atmosphere.

I will be posting more of my favorite looks this week, so stay tune! and if you want to watch any of the shows online check out New York Fashion Week : the shows .

Much love Friends <3

Do What you love, no matter what!

Hello friends!

 I wanna ask you,  what do you love to do?? I really encourage you to take some time today, and think about you love to do.  We are all trying to make it, work work work ( like Rihanna would say) , and we forget the things we love to do, we get so caught up sometimes that those things that made us happy one day, we don’t pursue anymore.

   Since I was little I loved to draw, I was fortunate to graduate two years ago from FIDM (Fashion Institute of design & merchandising). I specialized in fashion design because I was always interested in how things were made, and the process of how fashion came alive. I have to be honest, I did not have a life, I was always busy, had many projects but it was worth it. One of the things that I learned & became really good at, was illustration. It has been really hard for me to find a job in the fashion industry, I have been able to do some freelance jobs, but I would like something more stable. In the middle of trying to adult, and trying to make it,  I forgot one of the things that I love to do the most. Which is drawing, specially sketching looks from fashion shows, or awesome outfit photographs that I find on Pinterest.

So this week I started to dedicate one hour to sketching , and I am currently working on a menswear series, I love menswear and I know one day I will be able to design for them. As for now I’ll keep sketching and applying, believing that one day someone will appreciate my work and give me a chance.

 

This are some of the tools and magazines that I use for my projects. I really like to mix markers, and paint so the drawings can look more alive, it also adds variety and a cool touch to it.IMG_6701

This is the original photograph I found on Pinterest, I loved the color, and how cool his outfit looked.

Photograph from GQ-Magazine.co.uk

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I used a light A2 pencil to sketch the drawing, it helps to draw with a light pencil because, it’s easier to erase in case there is a mistake.

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For the jacket I had to mix white, blue and green to make the color teal, if you are in need of creating teal for any of your projects, there is the tip.

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Little by little I took care of every detail, for the pants and jacket I used paint, and for the sneakers I used prismacolor markers.

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Since the Jacket has stripes, I drew the stripes with a micro O8 pen. Also used it for the hands, jewelry and details on the shoes.

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And…..this is the final product!! It took me almost an hour to get all the details done, and i had to made sure that colors look good.
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These are some of the books I use for my illustrations, I took classes from one of the best fashion illustrators Nancy Riegelman. She is amazing, and has done so much work for the fashion industry. Learning from her was a blessing, and she taught me to follow my passion, and to continue to pursue it no matter what.

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So friends, whatever is it that you love doing, I encourage you to go and do it. Money is not everything, yeah we want to get paid for what we love doing, but is not always like that. Your reward might not yet be financially,  but you can inspire, motivate or impact someone’s life with what you love to do, and that’s what really matters. Hope you enjoy this post, please share or leave me a comment.  Have a great Labor day weekend! <3

Much love,

Kreadiv Misfit

P.S: For more inspiration follow my YouTube channel @KreadivMisfit