Saturday, January 30, 2010

Another Sneak Peek!!

Another little sneak peek of the new collection! These tulle bows are created using a whole yard of tulle so they're really 'poufy', very fun! Plus they'll be super affordable at $14 so you can get one in every colour!

Available in store by mid February!

Monday, January 18, 2010

More Sneak Peeks of the New Collection!

All the supplies ready to go! Felt, veiling, chennile, velvet looks like Easter - a super classy Easter though right?

'Bolo Sequin Bowties' - I'm in love with these myself!

'Bolo Sequin Bowties' Detail

Lots more to come - I'm shooting the collection by the end of the month to be in store by Mid February! Also Stylesmith has a new look! Check out the new logo and design in the Stylesmith store and the Etsy store.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Stylesmith: Spring/Summer 2010 Sketches

Thought I'd post a few sketches of the new collection, yes I'm well aware I can't draw (neither could Coco Chanel so there's hope yet) but I know what they're supposed to llok like, and you get the general idea.

Pictured Above: an embroidered polkadot fascinator with contrasting polkadot veiling.

A convertible hairbow/necktie

The Polkadot Hat

Pom Pom Fascinators

Monday, January 4, 2010

Mahussive Stylesmith Winter Sale!

There's a massive sale going on at Stylesmith at the moment! In the Main store use the discount code: SALE and get 30% in the Etsy store the items below are hugely discounted (prices start at $6!) plus 30% still applies!

There are also huge discounts plus 30% off in the vintage store - so go buy quick - this is for a limited time only!

Friday, January 1, 2010

A New Year. A New You?

I just posted this over at Dedicated and since it included some personal goals etc I thought I'd post it here too. Happy New Year!


Happy New Year Y'all!

So a new year is upon us and it's that time again to make promises to yourself that you may or may not keep. I for one get excited at the promise you feel when a new year begins, even if that promise is as empty as your promise to cut back on the cheese.

A New Year brings with it a chance to start afresh, make new plans, let go of old insecurities, the chance to embrace a new you.

Of course this can all often feel so trite, really what's going to be so different today from yesterday? The only year I chose to forego making a new years resolution I met and married my husband. But even then I still made quiet promises to myself, lose some weight, get a better job. It's as if however cynical you may be about keeping/breaking resolutions for the new year you're still naturally inclined to hope for a change however big or small.

So with that said. Some resolutions for the New Year.

For the Blog:

  • Increase our productivity (i.e post more often!)
  • Increase our readership
  • Finally introduce our various new series!

For My Career:

  • Start acting again (it's my first love)
  • Write more frequently.
  • Get out more - lol
  • Expand Stylesmith (website, wholesale orders, seasonal collections)

For Me:

  • Lose weight (trite I know but I'd like my clothes to fit!)
  • Exercise more (to get healthy)
  • Organise and re-evaulate my wardrobe (this would start with tidying my room)
  • Get off the couch and go on 'local adventures'

My most important resolution applies to every aspect of my life. Don't be afraid. I think it's something we can all take to heart.

In my career don't be afraid to push and shout for what I want. In my life don't be afraid to get out, meet people and make friendships, in my wardrobe (this is a fashion blog after all) I can't be afraid to go for the unusual.

If you'd asked me ten years ago if I'd ever be afraid of anything, I would have answered sharks, spiders, drowning maybe? But I never thought maturity would bring with a different kind of fear. It's a silly fear bred from insecurity and I will not let it make me afraid to live my life.

So with that in mind, it's going to be a great year, wouldn't you say?!


Kelsi x

(P.S Photo Credit: I cannot remember for the life of me where I found this gorgeous photograph - if you have a clue let me know!)