These are the design boards that present two groups of the Vintage Glow Collection.

On these boards you will see some of the finalized garments chosen for these groups along with the fabrications.

Group:  Vintage Vixen

Group:  Darling

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This garment that was produced was from the Vintage Glow Collection, and is apart of the Vintage Vixen Group.  It’s simplicity, and neckline are vintage inspired.

This is the Collage Board & Color Palette for my presentation.  All these pictures and colors inspired me, and helped me create this group of my collection. Hope you enjoy!

The Vintage Glow collection has chosen certain fabrics(textiles) for their lines. 

The following fabrics are for the Darling group of this collection.  All the information for the following fabric(textile) will be listed under the images. 

  Fabric.com:  1.888.455.2940/770.792.8590.  Style#:  CN.157.  Fabric width:  57″.  Fiber Content:  100% Polyester.  Pattern Name:  Crystal Organza.  Country of Origin:  United States.  Care instructions:  Dry Clean.  Price:  $4.98 per yard.

Fabric.com:  1.888.455.2940/ 770.792.8590.  Style #:  AR.118.  Fabric Width:  58″.  Fiber Content:  100% Nylon.  Pattern Name:  Scalloped Lace Fabric.  Country of Origin:  United States.  Care Instructions:  Handwash/ Drip Dry.  Price:  $7.98 per yard.

Fabric.com:  1.888.455.2940/ 770.792.8590.  Style #:  CN.071.  Fabric Width:  60″.  Fiber Content:  97% Polyester, 3% Lycra.  Pattern Name:  Stretch Chameuse.  Country of Origin:  United States.  Care Instructions:  Machine wash cold, tumble dry low.  Price:  $ 7.98 per yard.

Farbic.com:  1.888.455.2940/770.792.8590.  Style#:  BM.584.  Farbic Width:  58″.  Fiber Content:  100% Polyester.  Pattern Name:  Elegance Taffeta.  Country of Origin:  United States.  Care Instructions:  Machine Wash Cold, tumble dry low.  Price:  $4.99 per yard.

Fabric.com:  1.888.455.2940/770.792.8590.  Style#:  STR.102.  Fabric Width:  58″.  Fiber Content:  94% Polyester  6% Lycra.  Pattern Name:  Stretch Satin.  Country of  Origin:  United States.  Care Instructions:  Machine wash cold, gentle tumble dry.  Price:  $9.98 per yard. 

This next set of Fabrics(Textiles) are for the Vintage Vixen group of this collection.

Fabricdirect.com:  845.679.2900.  Style#/Pattern Name:  108″ Wide Cotton Solid.  Fabric Width:  108″.  Fiber Content:  100% Cotton.  Country of Origin:  United States.  Care Instructions:  Machine Wash Cold.  Price:  $ 5.29 per yard.

Fabricdirect.com:  845.679.2900.  Style#/Pattern Name:  Sparkle on Tulle.  Fabric Width:  60″.  Fiber Content:  100% Polyester.  Country of Origin:  United States.  Care Instructions: Machine wash, gentle cold, drip dry.  Price:  $2.29 per yard. 

Fabricdirect.com:  845.679.2900.  Style#/Pattern Name:  Cotton Eyelet.  Fabric Width:  45″.  Fiber Content:  65% Polyester, 35% Cotton.  Country of Origin:  United States.  Care Instructions:  Warm Water, Machine dry low. Can be dry cleaned.  Price:  $44.95 by the Bolt.

Fabric.com:  1.888.455.2940/770.792.8590.  Style#:  CE.461.  Fabric Width:  56″.  Fiber Content:  65% Rayon, 35% Cotton.  Pattern Name:  Shabby Chic Rayon Cotton Satin.  Country of Origin:  United States.  Care Instructions:  Machine Wash Cold, tumble dry low.  Price:  $ 7.98 per yard.

Fabricdirect.com:  845.679.2900.  Style#/ Pattern Name:  Michael Miller K4244 Krystal.  Fabric Width:  45″.  Fiber Content:  100% Cotton.  Country of Origin:  United States.  Care Instructions:  Machine wash warm, tumble dry low, use cool iron.  Price:  $ 6.49 per yard.

Fabric.com:  1.888.455.2940/770.792.8590.  Style#:  CN. 071.  Fabric Width:  60″.  Fiber Content:  97% Polyester, 3% Lycra.  Pattern Name:  Stretch Charmeuse.  Country of Origin:  United States.  Care Instructions:  Machine wash cold, tumble dry low.  Price:  $ 7.98 per yard.

 

After careful planning and preparation of my collection, I realized I wanted a name that was a little more meaningful to my target customer.  I want my customer to feel like its something of theirs as well.  The name of the maternity collection is going to be called, “Vintage Glow.”  This product will be for those who are already glowing to shine even more…  This is your time, and you deserve to look your best.

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The Vintage Glow customer is between the ages of 21-35 years old.  She loves to shop, but she knows her limits; sometimes will only shop monthly.  Her monthly income ranges from $900- $3,500.  She loves to save by staying on a budget, and doesn’t go over moderately price ranges. She is very fashion forward, and updated on all the latest trends; but she appreciates the classic and vintage influence in her clothing.  She is a hardworking woman, but is open to her options in working full or part time; and has the option of the support from her spouse. This customers’ education ranges from a few years of college to a Doctorate.  Sizes for her can range in the maternity petites to regular.  The type of clothing this customer mostly shops for is casual, semi formal, formal, and semi casual.  She likes to mix, match, and layer to keep herself trendy.  She is attracted to this new holiday line because the look is for this year’s season.  It’s new and fresh, and she does not want to be put in the category of having “the mom look.”  Other functions this customer still attends are weddings and anniversaries. She is a middle of the road kind of person, and is not strictly liberal or conservative.  About 25% of her clothing is dry cleaned, and the other 75%  of her clothing is self laundered.  The little travel she does is for leisure purposes.  It’s nice to just enjoy life every once in awhile….  This season’s holiday line fits perfect for this customer because the price ranges are anywhere from budget to moderate. The quantities produced are by size orders of two dozens per garment in each store.  It is very accessible to the public.  This line is for our customer to still feel as if they have the opportunity of being fashionable.

This Collection has four different groups of clothing.  The first group is called, “Vintage.”  The Vintage group is a line of casual clothing. The second group is called, “Glow.”  Glow is a line of cocktail wear.  It’s hard to find maternity clothing that allows you to show your sense of style when you go out. This wear is semi formal, but it is not too fancy(more on the cute side).  The third group of this collection is called, “Darling.”  During, the holiday season is when all sorts of invitations are sent out for parties, get togethers, and formal charities/occassions.  When a lovely evening is called for, a lovely appearance is called for.  When better to bring out your evening wear?  The name Darling definitely fits the line.  The last group of this collection is called, ” Vixen.”  As inVintage Vixen…  It has a fun vintage touch that is a form of dressy casual clothing. 

(You can make reference of the colors that were selected for these groups under, The Vintage Glow Category of this blog page. )

 The potential stores that I would like to hold this line at are JC Penney, Kohl’s, Target, Sears, and Bealls.

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These are just a few pictures, I have come across that have given me inspiration on my collection.  I think they’re classic…

Enjoy!

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This last one might look familiar…

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Are you an Expecting Mother?  Are you the Expecting Mother that cannot seem to find anything that fits cute or fashionable???

Well… As I mentioned before, I am currently a student in the Fashion Program at EPCC.  One of the projects, I am currently working on is to come up with my own collection.  Of course, all leg work needs to be done such as: colors, numbers, fabrics, and sketches.  But thats what really makes it fun.  Even though its not reality it can be if it is done correctly.

When it came down to chosing who my target customer was going to be;  I figured I would go with something more that actually hit home.  You see,   I too am an Expecting Mother and I don’t want the “Mom Look.”  I still want to look like myself or dress cute so to say… And who said that Expecting Mothers couldn’t be fashionable or stylish??? 

This blog will not only hold my personal thoughts and takes on vintage inspiration and fashion, but it will also hold the key elements to this collection. This collection is vintage inspired. 

Any thoughts???  I’d love to hear them.

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On September 21st, the Britney Spears Circus Tour took place at the Don Haskins Center.  This was her first time in El Paso so it was very exciting for myself and the other fans that attended.  As for her album, she had her own reasons for calling it Circus; but the theme and the costume changes are a big part of the trend for the moment.  There are several stores carrying garments with the circus influence.  Forever 21, is one of the stores that does carry the circus influenced jackets, vest, and ruffled tops. 

Her costume changes were fun and themed out to each one of her songs.  Out of all the concerts I have been to this one definitely played out from the songs, to choreography, to the costume changes.  This was a good experience as a fan and as a fashion student.

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I have been a visual merchandiser for about one year, and so far I love it.  Don’t get me wrong there are days where my work is up to my eye balls, but when I’m done (it’s so worth it).  Now, I am in the stage where I have been comparing my work to my fashion education… Going into the fashion program, I was more sure than ever that I wanted to become a Buyer and pursue that as my career. And now going into the visual world I have learned so much, and I enjoy it.  These are two completely different careers to choose from and I think ideally either one would be great.  But having learned and experiencing both worlds I’m not sure where exactly I would like to go in my career life.  If these two choices are both so great, what is to say there isn’t something better in this field???  I love the promotion end of it, I love the research required for it, I love the fast paced changes, and I love the reporting of it (because no press is bad press).  So, how do I make my decision???  I am so close to graduation and now I have not made up my mind on what it is exactly that I want. Is there anyone in my same shoes???- God, I hope there is because I don’t even know where to start…

Opinions, anyone?