Friday, January 25, 2013

Location, location, location!

Fall 2013 Fabric Sneak Peek

What a day!

After weeks of trying to find the perfect location to shoot my Fall 2013 collection, I have finally found one.  I tried everywhere before coming to this conclusion.  I must have called about 10 different location regarding this shoot and every single place was asking for at least $500.00 to shoot for four hrs.  Not only were there fees but limitations on what I can shoot, where I can shoot, what I can touch and so on. Then of course I thought, why not shoot on location somewhere like I've done in the past.  Well you need permits for those kind of things.  I started to feel like I might just do a "photo shoot drive by".  (Can you tell I'm from the ghetto, lol)  Yes, I'd have my model go stand in front of some building, then I'd drive by in a car and take a picture of her.  Then she'd start running!! Ooohhh...I can just see it now.

Anyways, I figured out what I'm going to do.  Got my models lined up, now all I need is to finish my collection, find a make-up artist (getting tired of doing it all myself) and find some props (antique shopping).  All while planning what to do for LAFW in March.  I'll let you know how all that goes soon.  Till next time Lovelies!


Thursday, January 24, 2013

New Blog Direction

Fall 2013 Flat

Hello Lovelies!  

Well....I've decided to go in a new direction with my blog.  I think I've been a bit confused about what content I really wanted to share on here.  After much thought, I've decided that my blog will go back to what I set it out to be, an open journal into my world in fashion.  I have decided to no longer sponsor brands (in less it's one of my must haves), do give-aways (those will be on my Facebook page), DIYs, How-To's, etc.  There are a lot of great fashion blogs out there that have all that good stuff plus style tips and more.  Some of those great blogs, you'll find under "Blogs I Love" on the right.  My blog will now be an almost daily accounting of my day/days, projects, personal life, trials, photo shoots, collections, events and more.  Some days, my post maybe small or boring, others may have some drama or sneak peeks into my latest collections. I will still be doing more "Interviewing the Dreamer" post because I love to read about other peoples journeys. Never the less, I hope you continue to read and support my little world here and maybe it will be a bit inspiring.

You can also join in on my world on my Instagram under MelissaVelia.

On to the NEW!