Y’ever feel like your coziest clothes could still make the style cut if they were to be updated just a bit?
Well… the other day, I threw on my old worn in (but still cozy) men’s XL navy blue hoodie and thought, “Hmm… Either this needs to go or I need to do something fun with it.” So… rather than throwing it out, I hopped onto my hello kitty sewing machine, and made the ruffly, feminine piece you see pictured left!
Now I’m on a roll… I’ve got all kinds of ideas for Christmas gifts!
Check out the other pieces I’ve sewn together in the photo below:
Hi all! Today I did another great shoot with r.hanel and facecandy for the Serpico Collection. Anette Puskas modeled, all the pieces so well and the images look amazing. As usual… lots of fun and good times! Images coming soon but check out this video for now…
Today we did a shoot with r.hanel photography and facecandy.net for Chicago actor/model, Nadeen! Check it out!
Video by tristinstying | Styled by Christine Matsunaga @ tristinstyling [www.tristinstyling.com] | Photographed by Rachel Hanel [www.rhanelphotography.com] | Hair & Make-up by Krista Gobeli [www.facecandy.net] | Model: Nadeen Jazeh | Music: Outta My Head (ay ya ya) by Ashlee Simpson
Yesterday I styled the Fall ’08 look book of The Yana Collection. The shoot was photographed by Rachel Hanel and the designer, Yana German, was there.
We had such a blast!
The collection is going to be hot. All the pieces are designed to make the modern working woman look feminine, fierce, and edgy while still being able to keep it all looking powerful and professional.
No pencil skirts and frilly dresses or aprons here because this collection is going to be all about pairing flattering tops with trousers. It’s the kind of designer line that will have everyone saying, “That’s right boys, smart and sexy women wear the pants around here.”
Too much for conservative Chicago you say? I think not with Yana being one of six designers featured in The Chicago Fashion Incubator at Macy’s on State Street which was created by the city’s Fashion Council and Mayor Richard Daley as an effort to turn the city into another fashion icon which may keep designers in Chicago.
Keep your eyes peeled cause I’ve already got my eyes set on a number of pieces from the collection!
I’ll be posting up the images as soon as I get them so check back later!
(The attached photo is of a piece from the previous season. It was featured in an article about the incubator designers on suntimes.com)
I love working with Cynthia! She’s awesome and shoots fast! A few days ago, Friday to be exact, we shot with models Danijel & Rachel from FORD, Carol on hair and Make-up and my assistant Tiffany! I pulled wardrobe from Lenny & Me, and Night & Day Vintage! I’ve been to Lenny & Me a million times and it’s a hit or miss but that’s any second hand store you know? And don’t get me started on Night & Day Vintage because the owner Jolie is super nice and her store has some amazing finds and great deals!!!
Anyway, keep your eyes peeled… I’m trying to blog as much as I can but it’s December and I’ve been busy booked with work so… I swear I’m trying guys!
And… those of you who have been keeping up to date on tristinstyling… Thanks! We appreciate it!
“Decadent Desire” for IMAGE Chicago styled by yours truly! Photographed by Cynthia Peters, this holiday spread featured beautiful jewelry pieces from two of the coolest boutiques in Chicago, Gamma Player and Phaiz!Whoa… I just realized that Christmas is only a few weeks away!
Today’s fluxcore shoot was photographed by Likalee Tamay, Hair by: Eli Mancha @ Bang! Salon, Make-up by Diana Arce, and Model, Monmayuri Ray. It was a lot of fun, work, time… and a big challenge for me! Diana came up with the idea of using holiday gift wrap to make dresses for the shoot! So we did it! Yeah that was the first time it took me longer than hair and make-up to get everything together because I had to piece everything on Monmayuri once she was ready since she couldn’t really sit in the “wardrobe”…