My Product | Parson x Teen Vogue

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Undone Bag.

 

& we are finally here, the last Parson x Teen Vogue related blog post.

This has been such a bitter sweet experience. I am so happy with all of the knowledge I have gained since starting this course – it has showed me which areas I need to drastically improve on [This post will highlight one of those skills] but it also enlightened me with things I didn’t know at all, and even helped me gain a better understanding of other aspects of the fashion industry.

I totally recommend this course for anyone who wants a basic, overall education on what the fashion industry consists off. It has opened my eyes to a lot.

Today’s post is all about the bag I designed back in the first course. I kind of went all out and purchased real leather, in the hopes of really being able to rock this bag for years to come. After cutting out the pattern, something told me to double check if leather needed a specific needle in order to be sewn together. Turned out, I was right. Leather is a lot thicker compared to other fabrics, so a basic needle wouldn’t be able to survive the stitching. For that reason, I won’t be able to give an exact pricing for the supplies, labor, nor the entire retail cost. I simply placed the pattern together to show what it would essentially look like. With the price of the fabric alone, I wanted to deepen my understanding of how to construct a leather bag to make sure this one turned out as great as possible.

Cost of the Leather: $55

Cost of Floral Fabric: $2/Yard

 

With the coming weeks, I do plan to treat myself this Christmas season by self hosting this blog and really committing the time this blog – and my passion – deserves. I have so many ideas and themes for future posts – 2017 is going to be a big year for this blog.

I’ll catch you later in another post real soon, and as always, sending all of my love your way!

Thank you so much for stopping by.

GC xo

New York Gypsy.

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Happy Monday:

I hope you had an amazing weekend!

Did you get a chance to see the blood moon last night? It was definitely a sight to see. My gypsy soul was on maximum – I couldn’t keep my eyes away!

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Though I do have a soft spot for fairies, for those of you who don’t know, my name, La Mama Hada, means The Mom Fairy in Spanish, my soul will always be one with the gypsies. I’m a total wanderer and my love for all things supernatural is serious. I have a sixth sense – I’m convinced.

My best friend asked me to tag a long with him to pick up a few things from a local Botanica for a school project he was working on. A botanica is a store that sells folk medicine, religious candles, oils, things of that nature. It’s extremely popular in Latino & Hispanic cultures.

I’m not sure if I subconsciously felt the need to channel my inner gypsy on this trip, or I just really wanted to rock my floppy hat since its official fall, but, either way, I seriously felt like myself in this outfit. It was perfect. 

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My black, high-waisted skinnies are my current obsession. I can’t wait to play around with them this season – it’s perfectly versatile! I paired my skinnies with my halter crop from the Jhene Aiko x Neff collaboration, because I love the boho-princess feel it evokes. To cover up, I threw on my Forever 21 floral kimono. The key to mixing prints is having a common color. In my case, it’s, of course, black. And to add some sass, I decided to go all out with some heeled, ankle booties.

Will you be channeling your inner gypsy this fall season?

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Hat: Billabong

Kimono: Forever 21

Halter Crop: Jhene Aiko x Neff

Denim: American Eagle

Bag: Brandy Melville

Shoes: Baker’s

Necklace: DeadGypsie

‘Till Wednesday,

GC xo

Photo Credit: Oscar Rivera *Click on his name to check out his work.