Parsons x Teen Vogue: Production Cost Assignment

Happy Friday –

This post is dedicated to Class 3, Assignment 1 in the online Fashion Essentials course from Parsons x Teen Vogue. The goal of this assignemt is to understand the differences in production costs between both small and large companies.

We were to create an accessory inspired by a mood board we previously created for another assignment; and find out how much it cost to produce it. Once we were done with that, our next step was to find the same pieces at a cheaper price and calculate what it would cost to produce it as whole sale.

Here is my design and what it was inspired by:

GC Idea


The original price for the supplies used to create this necklace are as follow:

Jump Rings/Claw/Chain/Endings: $1

Hemp Strings: $0.50

Beads: $0.10

Labor: $3.20


Production Cost: $4.80

Retail Value: $8.00

Profit: $3.20


I found the supplies cheaper on a wholesale site. The price for the new supplies are as follow:

Jump Ring/Claw/Chain/Endings: $0.50

Hemp String: $0.01

Beads: $0.05

Labor: $1.60


Production Cost: $2.70

Retail Value: $8.00

Profit: $5.30

Finding supplies cheaper and being able to produce more products faster allows you to make a greater profit. The downside on that is that the quality of clothing definitely decreases when more of the same items are produced.

I’ll explain this further in my next assignment blogpost. Keep an eye out for it in the next few days.

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a peek at a Parsons x Teen Vogue assignment. Hope you enjoyed!

Till next time,

GC xo


DeadGypsie Jewelry Holiday Collection Lookbook


Happy Wednesday:

I’m beyond stoked to finally share the official Lookbook for my DeadGypsie Mini-Holiday Collection.

It will officially drop this Friday, December 25th on my Etsy shop. Make sure you favorite my shop to be updated when the collection goes live!

DeadGypsie Etsy Shop.

I’m extremely proud of this collection for many reasons. It’s a lot more minimal & neutral compared to my first – I’m sure that has a direct correlation with the growth I’ve experienced in the past few months. I’m a lot more simplistic in the way I dress and I feel like it’s been my passing into full adulthood. I couldn’t be more proud of this collection.

I also added a few pieces for the dudes because it was highly requested after my last collection.

DeadGypsie Holiday Lookbook:

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This Holiday Collection consists of:

  • His & Her’s Wood Bracelet
  • Amy’s Evil Eye Bracelet
  • John’s Marble Wood Bracelet
  • Brooklyn Warrior Buffalo Teeth Earrings
  • Aztec Princess Skull Earrings
  • Sun Goddess Sterling Silver Necklace
  • Mano’s Leather Wood Necklace
  • Yuisa’s Fringe Hemp Necklace
  • Abby’s Skull Double Bracelet

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me thus far, I wouldn’t be able to share my love for jewelry making if it weren’t for you. You know who you are.

I also want to give a huge thank you to both models – Amy & Jonathan – for being a part of this project. I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better pair of models; their energy speaks volumes on their sincerity and love for the arts.

Last, but certainly not least, I want to give a ginormous thank you to my best friend & photographer, Oscar. We only spoke briefly about what I wanted & my overall vision, and without even trying, he managed to capture it and make it my reality. He is the ying to my yang and none of this would be possible if it weren’t for him.

Check out the magic that happened to create this beautiful shoot:

Thank you so much for stopping by. The love is really real, and I honestly can’t get over how blessed I am.

Mad love to y’all. Stay safe and happy holidays.

‘Till next week,
GC xo

What I’ve Been Loving | September 2015


Happy Wednesday:

I’ve always enjoyed watching ‘favorites’ videos on YouTube, but have never been keen on filming them. They’re just not my type of video. Since blogging, I’ve read a few posts, from various ladies, dedicated to their current faves, so I thought why not give it a try? Well, here we are! I added a variety of topics to my favorites list: beauty, fashion, music and a few random knick knacks.

Here’s what I’ve been loving in the month of September:



I’ve been obsessed with the Bath & Body Works lotion Sugar Plum Dream. It has hints of sugar plum, citrus and blossoms. It’s the perfect blend of girly and sweet, making it simply delicious. This is a seasonal scent – I believe it’s only available during the holidays. I’m hoping I can get my hands on a full-size bottle soon, my current stash is running seriously low! This travel-size bottle was gifted to me by a family member.

Hi, I’m Glendaly, and I am a chapstick hoarder. I’ll be the first to admit – I’m addicted to chapsticks. I’m the type of person who, upon loosing a chapstick or balm, will go out of my way to pick up a new one, to then find the one that was originally lost a few days later. I mean, you can never have too many lip moisturizers, right? Blistex is my preferred brand for medicating and moisturizing my dry, chapped lips, but when I can’t find it any where, Maybelline’s Dr. Rescue has been my go to balm. It’s super moisturizing, and gives your lips that tingly feeling medicated lip balms are supposed to give you. In simpler words: it does its job. 




I love oversized tees; I’ve been really into rocking them as dresses. This tee, in particular, has been my current obsession. First and foremost, I am a huge supporter of the artist, Plasma Slug. The dedication and love he has for both his art work and his supporters is inspiring, and I wish him all of the success in the world. His Instagram following has increased by over 2,000 followers since I’ve started working with him – hard word, dedication, and passion takes you a long way. Fashion wise: despite wearing this tee as a dress, the main reason why I’ve been obsessed with it is because of its color. It’s a bright yellow-orange color – a color I never wear – so the challenge of trying to style this piece has been such a sport. Spoiler Alert: Future outfit post coming soon.


It’s a known fact that every girl needs a pair of black, ankle booties in there closet. I’ve been throwing these babies on with almost every outfit this past month – they are literally the easiest booties to walk in! I picked these booties up on Amazon about two years ago, and they are still going strong. They are perfect for fall: they add the perfect amount of casual sass to any look.



I’ve always been super picky when it comes to jewelry, it’s one of the many reasons why I started creating my own pieces. My Mermaid Warrior necklace [no longer available] is an official keeper in my collection. I just love the Earthy vibe it brings to any outfit.


This is a new type of bracelet I’ve been fabricating – stretchy bands. I’ve been loving this particular one mainly because of its color. It adds a nice, subtle pop of color to any outfit.



This month, I was introduced to Melanie Martinez; I found her one day, browsing through Instagram. This is her first debut album, and it’s beautifully crafted. The entire album is a long, continuous story, following this character she portrays – Cry Baby. It’s extremely dark and twisted, but has this whimsical, circus de freak feel that just fits with my soul perfectly. Her track Carousel was used as the intro song for last season’s American Horror Story. Favorite tracks: Sippy Cup, Mrs. Potatoe Head, Cake, Dollhouse. 

Knick Knacks 

Photo of my laptop screen. Sorry for the terrible quality. xo


My knick knack favorites are both related to blogging.

The first one, posted above, is an app called Evernote. I’m still getting adjusted to the functions, but so far, I’ve been enjoying it. This app can be downloaded onto phones, tablets and computers. When you leave a note, all devices can access it, making it super easy to jot down ideas, lists, or future posts. I will definitely be venturing more into this app as the weeks follow.


Last, but certainly not least, my journal has been a serious favorite of mine. This journal is where I keep all of my ideas for future posts, videos, anything related to my blog/vlog life. It’s somewhat similar to what I do on Evernote, however, I use the app more for drafting posts, more than anything. I picked this journal up at a local K Mart in my neighborhood for 11 dollars. I’m really big about writing down your thoughts, even if it isn’t blog related. It’s always good to keep track of ideas, dreams and thoughts that you think of – your mind is seriously an amazing thing! I feel like writing these types of things down in a sophisticated journal adds value to my thoughts, which makes me cherish my ideas so much more. The mature and serious vibes this journal evokes continuously pushes me to jot down my ideas and thoughts.

What have you been loving this past month?


Thank you so much for reading!

‘Till Friday,

GC xo