Sunday, February 28, 2010

Aeorophobia

Good evening!

I've spent my weekend in the books studying for an exam I have tomorrow night, but I wanted to do a quick post about the latest addition to my shoe collection. I bought these Dolce Vita platforms the other day at Urban Thread, and I'm absolutely smitten with them. I've been dying for a new pair of go-to heels. I love exaggerated wedges, but can never find anything that's not too harsh looking or that isn't covered in studs . When I saw these beauties in my size, I pounced on them. They have the look of a classic pump, but their extended platform gives them a very surreal quality.






Don't they look exactly like the Yves Saint Laurent Imperiale pumps from the Fall 2009 collection?!


I've been wearing them around my apartment all weekend, as the only places I've been going this weekend have been cafes, libraries, roller derbies and funny dance nights. Surprisingly enough, I think they may be my most comfortable heels. Not bad for 6-inchers...

On another note, I can't believe I'll be in Paris in exactly one week!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Expect lots more after my exam tomorrow night...

Love,
Flavia

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Spotted: GFW Model Style

So I told you guys I'd post about some GFW style, and I'm keeping my promise! I couldn't help but ask model, David, if I could photograph him. From head to toe, this dreamboy exudes an incredible urban-chic sense of style. I love that his outfit can take him from campus--to dinner--to a club. Do I even have to bring up the HAIR?! David exemplifies exactly what it takes to be a street-style icon: confidence, relaxed fits, and statement accessories. Unfortunately for the rest of us, they don't sell swagga by the bottle.

Here's a look at David's outfit from the Gainesville Fashion Week Model Callbacks:




What He's Wearing: Urban Outfitters shirt, jeans, and boots. Gifted necklace worn with a camera charm from Wolfgang.


Isn't that hair to die for?! I'm so inspired by people who have such bold personal style.

Oh, and look for me around town because I'm now shooting pictures of people to feature for INsite Magazine's "Look Of The Day" column! So many cuties to hunt down, soo little time!
I'm going to have to cut my blogging for the night, I have lots of reading to do. I promise I'll finish that D.I.Y. and post it asap!

Thanks again to all of my wonderful readers! From being tossed love notes, to receiving compliments on the sidewalk, you guys are really the sweetest. I promise, you are all motivating me to post more and more great material for the blog.

With Love,
Flavia

Gainesville Fashion Week: My New Life!


Good evening, everyone!

I've been living the life of a crazy event planner lately, but it feels like Gainesville Fashion Week 2010 is really happening now! I'm constantly calling, texting, tweeting, and emailing, but the thrill of putting together this amazing event makes me love my new frantic fashion life. Tonight was our model callback event, and we squeezed 93 models, plus judges, press, spectators and the GFW team into Sharab Lounge for an incredible night of strutting and sass. Im exhausted, but at the same time so excited. Last week revolved around our Modeling Clinic (last Wednesday), Casting Call (all day Sunday), and tonight's Callbacks. What's next: committee meeting Friday and setting up an on-campus fashion show with UF Coveted List and Retail Society, among other things. Oh yeah...and tons of studying!

Here's a little peek at what my life has been like for the past week or so:










I'll post some photos of the model callbacks as soon as I get the chance, it's really a sight to see! Also, I promise that I'll finally post that DIY! It's killing me that I'm only missing one little part of it, but I want it to be perfect for you all. I'll give you a little tease by posting about one of my favorite male model's amazing style! Hope all is well with you readers!

Love,
Flavia

Thursday, February 18, 2010

My New Mini-Bob


Hey Everyone!
Well I'm excited to try out video posting because I've really enjoyed getting to know some of you readers around town and on campus! It's really so exciting and flattering to get to talk to you all, and I figured video posting could be a fun and personal way to blog every now and then. I'm sorry I'm not quite as energetic as usual, it's been a long night, but I was determined to do a little video post! I wanted to show you all my new haircut two of my favorite starlets/muses, Audrey Tautou and Louise Brooks. Enjoy!

Love,

Flavia

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Best Friends and Vintage Collars:

Hey, everyone!

I wanted to post all weekend but I got a bit caught up with sewing projects, seeing friends and prepping for Valentines day. It was a lovely weekend but all play and NO work has led to a pretty hefty to-do list for me. One of the highlights of my weekend was actually that Leah and I shared our 2-year friendship anniversary on Thursday night! We exchanged gifts and then went to an adorable short-film movie screening with some friends. It was magical.

Over winter break my mom surprised me by gifting me a day-long sewing lesson with one of her friends who is a talented seamstress. I learned so much, and have been trying my hardest to put my skills to good use lately. For our anniversary, I made Leah this delicate flower brooch with recycled lace trim that she actually found for me a few months ago.


It looks beautiful on her ruffly Juicy coat!

Leah gave me these two BEAUTIFUL vintage collars, and I've been wearing them non-stop. On Thursday night, we got to talking about collections and I realized that I have pretty large collections of various vintage items. I figured that I'd show you the lovely collars that Leah gave me, and then show you my vintage collar collection. The first two (and the pearl one) are from my sweet best friend, and the rest I've collected throughout my thrifting adventures...









These are so precious to me! Do any of you darling readers have collections? I'd love to hear about them! Expect several posts this week, including some thrifted dress makeovers, a Chanel-inspired DIY post, another vintage collection post, and more!

Oh, and here's a shout-out to the two lovely ladies who stopped to chat with me in Turlington Plaza this afternoon: You made my day!!!

Love,

Flavia

Monday, February 8, 2010

Inspired By: Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler has been blowing me away these past few seasons, but I've fallen smitten with their Pre-Fall 2010 collection. Ever since I made my two pairs of "prepster shorts", I can't stop putting together prep-school inspired outfits, with a twist. I love wearing blouses and my cuffed shorts with fluorescent tights or a sequin cardigan. What I adore about this collection is that it incorporates two of my current fashion obsessions, geek-chic and giant furs.


Today I wanted to put together an outfit inspired by this collection, but with a girly "Flavia" twist. I really loved the look of this crisp shirt and grey smarty-pants. I decided to add pale pink tights, ruffles and bows to the mix:




This look is the one that I may have fallen most in love with, mainly because it highlights my affinity for crazy furs. Doesn't this coat look exactly like the one that I thrifted a few months back?!



Wearing: Vintage faux-fur coat, Target cardigan, Forever21 ruffled blouse and bow belt, DIY prepster shorts, Betsey Johnson bow tights, Urban Outfitters flats

That was my Proenza Schouler-inspired look of the day. I've decided that I need more crisp shirts, sweater-dresses, and socks. Oh, and that beautiful piece of leather-ware is a leather folio that I bought in Florence this summer for my sweetheart. I borrow it every chance that I get. I have two interviews tomorrow, so wish me luck! Something to look forward to: I started making a Chanel-esque ruffled collar. Expect a D.I.Y. post soon!

Love,
Flavia

Friday, February 5, 2010

Calling All Gainesville Cuties:

As I've stated before, I've been so busy lately, but definitely busy in a good way. I've been doing a lot in order to work on gaining more experience in fashion and trying to take on new things. I'm so excited because I was recently hired as the production assistant and model coordinator for the Gainesville Fashion Week 2010 team! Of course my lips are sealed as to the top secret details but I can keep you guys posted on all of the important dates and events to look forward to.

Fashion Week should be amazing this season because the production will be bigger and better than ever, and the theme is totally jet-set. The biggest thing that we have coming up right now is the Model Casting Call! You and all of your chic and beautiful friends should go to the casting call on February 21st at the Neutral 7 offices here in Gainesville. Don't be shy, being a model is so much fun and if you're worried that you don't have professional experience strutting your stuff, the GFW team will be hosting a free modeling clinic on February 17th where you can practice your walk, perfect your poses, and socialize with other models and the event team. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have, but I really encourage you to come out and be a part of such an amazing event for our local community. Plus, we'll get to work together! It's still early and there will be a lot more promotion for the event, but just think about it my dearies...

The flashing lights could be on you:


Remember:

Gainesville Fashion Week Modeling Clinic
February 17th
Venue and Time: TBA

Gainesville Fashion Week Model Casting
February 21st
1:00-5:00pm
Neutral 7 Office


Hope I'll see you all soon!

Love,
Flavia

Pants On Fire:

These past two weeks have been so hectic! I'm sorry for not posting, but I'm finally finished with my first set of mid-terms so there should be a lot going on with The Tonnish Touch now. Although this outfit isn't very exciting, I wanted to post my favorite pair of granny-slacks. They made their debut months ago at a party, but I never had the courage to wear them again. The other day I decided to combine them with sheer and nerdy layers, perfectly fit for my long study hours. I discovered that these are the most comfortable pants and now I want to wear them everywhere! I'm on the quest for more of these silly trousers. As you can see by my photos, I'm having trouble dealing with my hair growing out. I just don't know what to do to it next!

Have a look:




What I'm Wearing: Banana Republic cardigan, American Apparel lace bodysuit over an Urban Outfitters bodysuit, vintage trousers, vintage belt and brooch, Urban Outfitters flats.


I also wanted to present my new vintage dress form to you! She's a gift from a sweetheart. I'm absolutely in love and I keep changing her outfit. She's perfect for helping me alter vintage finds and also piece together DIY's when I don't have a helping hand around. I still have to put her on a stand but can't help but brag about having such a wonderful treasure. Right now she's just sporting the pearl collar that Leah gave me for my birthday. Expect plenty of accessories posts now that I have this precious model.

Love,
Flavia