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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dare to Dream~

If you have been reading this blog for awhile then you know my daughter, aka “The Fashionista”, has a passion for fashion. She graduated with a degree in fashion design in 2010 and has since been trying to find her niche.

Inspiration comes to her in many forms.  She loves the classic “new look” fashions of the 50’s and the carefree designs of the 60’s. Recently, a floral covered VW at the Dallas Arboretum captured her attention and inspired her spring color palette of pink, blue, purple and green.

She leans towards classic design lines in cool cotton and crisp chintz, but always adds a touch of whimsy.

For the past few weeks she has been sketching and designing a line for spring.

I encouraged her to enter a design for Shabby Apple for their “Dare to Design” contest. The winning design will be included in their spring line of Shabby Apple Dresses. She agreed and has submitted the following design:

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Shabby Apple will select 15 finalists on August 17th. They will then open up the voting for a favorite design to all blog readers.



French said...

ooh I am waiting with baited breath; I am sure her lovely design will be selected!! Talented daughter, doesn't fall far from the tree!!!

dreams on 34th street said...

I'll be there...your daughter

dreams on 34th street said...

Whoops...What I meant to say...I will be there to help with the dream come true.

♥L`Appartement♥ said...

I love have a very talented daughter.You must be so proud of her.My daughters are(4,6 and 7 years old)I am very interessedin what will be their interest for employment.I hope your daughter win.♥EVELYN♥

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwww! Her design is AMAZING!! I have fingers and toes crossed for her! :):):):):):):):):)

Sue said...

I wish your daughter lots of luck and success. I love the design of this dress. Very feminine, which I wish more women would go back to wearing. Again, good luck :)

Karena said...

How exciting Laura!! She is very talented and her dress design is adorable!! She will go far!


Art by Karena

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

how pretty, I love it! Good luck to your talented daughter....I think we know where she got her design talent! said...


Have my voting finger ready to chose the Fashionista's design and click enter!

Your Friend,

Shelia said...

Hi Laura! I know you're so proud of your darling daughter and I wish her the best in the contest! I love that first snap you've shown us. Hope you're doing well.
I'm having a hard time getting to your blog. when I click on your name in my comments it takes me to a dead end. I had to type your blog name in my browser to get here! Oh, well, Blogger is a booger sometimes.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

She is brillant...I hope she wins!! That dress is definately one I could see them listing!!

Eat. Live. Laugh. and sometimes shop! said...

Good luck to your darling daughter! I think her design is a winner!

Language of Color and Texture said...

This is so exciting! Reaalllyy exciting. I love the dress, I would wear it in heart beat. Good luck to the Fashionista.

Lorrie said...

The Fashionista's design is so pretty. I love it. Best wishes to her! We're cheering her on.

Linda said...

Your daughter is amazing, I just love her style! ♥ I miss her blog because it was one of my ultimate favs!!

I'm happy to vote for anything she submits. The dress design is lovely! :)


Bloggymom said...

Beautiful design!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for your daughter's beautiful design!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

The dress is so feminine and breezy, it's really beautiful. Your daughter, although older, sounds like one of mine. Isn't it great that they're so creative? Can't wait to vote for her! :)


jeanette from everton terrace said...

Oh how exciting!!
Will be hoping we get to vote for her, good for her for going for it. :)

Miss Sandy said...

I so hope her design is chosen! Voting for her!

The Boston Lady said...

Voted for this most deserving young lady! Ann

Mimi said...

SHE IS FABULOUS for sure!!!!Dream On dear fashionista!!!!
You are great

Hines-Sight said...

I think that is a lovely design. I wish her the best. I could see that dress in many colors, and perhaps eve red the holidays.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Laura, I am so far behind, her design is stunning. I sincerely hope she is selected. It is such a lovely design, and I think it fits the Shabby Apple style perfectly.

Thanks so much for the fabulous day today. I had a great time. I love the sachet also. Such a lovely treat. Hugs, Marty

Marydon said...

What a fabulous design creation, Laura. I know how proud of your daughter you are.

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Have a beautiful weekend.

Annesphamily said...

She seems so beautiful and grounded. I love fashion but she is such a confident lady! I hope all her dreams come true! Anne