In May 2010, I received my BFA in Fashion Merchandising from Academy of Art University. My experience includes 3 plus years of retail experience which was acquired by working at Contempo Casuals, United Colors of Benetton,and Neiman Marcus. My educational background consists of Principle of Buying, Visual Merchandising, Trend Forecasting, Textiles, Styling, Color and Design, Fashion Croquis, Product Development, Marketing, and Graphic Design. I am detailed oriented, creative, motivated, and organized.
Samples of my fashion blogging for http://www.typef.com (Tyra Banks Fashion and Beauty Website):
Maxi Dresses for Athletic Body Shapes
Jun 5, 2011 / By Rex Baluyot
Every woman wants to be fashion forward in a long flowing dress. To feel comfortable and look your best, find a dress that complements your body shape. Maxi dresses are one of the hottest trends leaving the runways of the fashion capitals of the world. Women with athletic body shapes typically have broad shoulders and leaner legs. Maxi dresses can accentuate athletic body frames by creating an hourglass silhouette.
Hour Glass Figure
Give the illusion of curves by balancing your body. Find the perfect bra to give your shape some curves. Choose loose and heavy fabrics to easily drape over a straight body frame and shoulders. If you have a small chest and long neck, choose higher necklines. Ladies with a fuller bust line or shorter neck can never go wrong with V-necks or scoop necks. Accessorize your maxi dress and cinch the waist with a belt. Cinching will draw attention to your nicely curved waist. When you’re looking for the perfect maxi dress for an athletic body, Seattle-based fashion stylist Angie Cox from the website You Look Fab, recommends that you go for skirts that add more shape and curves.
A halter maxi dress with thick straps like a bandeau dress is perfect for those gals who want to emphasize their shoulders. Avoid thin straps and look for dresses with thick straps because they will be proportionate to your athletic body frame. As an alternative, forget about the straps. Go for a strapless or off shoulder maxi dress which will definitely show off your beautiful shoulders.
Every girl wants to have slender silhouette. An A-line maxi dress is slimmer at the top and flares out toward the bottom, which gives the shape of the letter A. This dress shape will accentuate your thighs and hips by extending your torso.
Any maxi dress with a flared hemline will nip the curves around your waist. Now that you know what looks good on the bottom, soften the chest with a leaner look. Go for a dress with a V or U neck, which shows more skin and softens your shoulders. Add a belt to highlight your slimmer waistline. Maxi dresses that have more shape will bring out your curves.
What to Wear for Fashion Week
Jul 8, 2011 / By Rex Baluyot
Fashion Week is around the corner. One day you will be sitting and watching the hottest trends walking the runways of New York City. Bright lights will be flashing in every corner. You want to be casual, yet fabulous.
Think out of the box and ponder for a moment. Go through your closet and find an outfit that calls out your unique style. Wear something that has a vintage flair. “PaperMag” writer CC McGurr recommends sporting nouveau athletic: chic and vintage sportswear, like a “colorful patterned nautical jacket paired with denim shorts and wool stockings.”
Warm Up for the Season
It’s going to be freezing and chilly. It’s a must to have the right jacket to keep you warm but trendy. Find an outerwear with a little drama. A faux fur jacket will be a versatile piece. You can mix it up with a pair of denim jeans or a dress. This will add texture to your whole outfit. Wearing scarves will amp it up, too.
There is nothing wrong with wearing a maxi dress in the cold winter. Add a turtleneck and textured tights, or an ample coat. Wrap a belt that cinches around the waist and accentuates your body shape.
tand out by wearing colors and patterns. Stay away from blacks. “PaperMag” suggests coming off chic and efficient, like wearing a shoulder padded blazer with a miniskirt. Find something that you adore and coordinate it with your outfit. Dress it up by mixing colors, patterns and textures.
The street will be slippery and wet. Stay away from uncomfortable shoes. You will be walking from place to place during Fashion Week. Wear a pair of colored/patterned rain boots, laced up oxfords or thigh-high boots.
Make your outfit stand out with a statement piece. When looking for an conversation piece, San Francisco-based fashion stylist Keylee Sanders from Daily Candy recommends wearing something like a bullet necklace, because it always carries out to bring a great conversation.
Carry a nice trendy handbag, like a tote that can hold your fashion essentials: business cards, pens, notebook, lipstick, lip balm, healing cream, over-sized sunglasses and a smartphone.
Read more: http://www.typef.com/article/wear-fashion-week/#ixzz1VpRWDKLK
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ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS FASHION PHOTO SHOOT
Introduction to Graphic Design
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Fashion Trend Analysis
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