Bill Cunningham New York

This past weekend I went into a fashion film craze. I scoured Netflix for more fashion and more films, and in my search wound up stumbling upon Bill Cunningham New York (link to IMDb). Having very little knowledge of who this man is, and what he does, I immediately fell in love with his story, his passion, and his drive. Bill works for the New York Times and publishes articles of his photos of fashion on the streets of New York. He’s ballsy too, running backwards into on coming traffic just to get the right shot; let alone walking the streets of a city with a camera pointed at seemingly unexpected strangers. He does what he wants with his vision and just goes for it. Guts. I would highly recommend this film; and have done so to a friend I though would enjoy this due to his love of photography (you can follow him here!). 

 

Lately I’ve been so inspired, I hope you can feel some of that and spread it! 😀

Love,

Rey

 

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T-Shirt Line Launch!

I’m very excited to announce that I will be launching a T-Shirt line in March 2014! If you’ve read my post on customized clothing you know I have a desire to create fashion and not just appreciate it!

Some of these designs have been influenced by my previous sketches and have been modified for T-Shirt street wear! Street fashion has been my current obsession as it is both flashy and comfortable.

I’ve designed these with my friends in mind and to make the wearer feel special. Because when you feel special, those around you feel special. Spread the joy and love!

I’m also doing a GIVEAWAY for the launch! 😀

More designs can be found HERE.

Rey

Customized Clothing

One thing I have always had a fondness for is unique style.  I love the bold, the daring, and the questioning.  Growing up I was always surrounded by such stylish family and friends.  My cousins, my brother, and I would always love to take fashion outside the box.  We went to Goodwill and got disco outfits to wear to the mall one time, just to give an example.  Maybe we were just young and having fun, but I like to keep that mentality.  Fashion should be fun and expressive!

Lately, I’ve begun getting requests to customize some articles of clothing, mainly hoodies and jackets, and it thrills me that people like what I’ve done for some of my wardrobe and want it for themselves!  Here is an example of a hoodie and a sweater I customized for myself using similar techniques:

Customized by Rey
Customized by Rey
Customized by Rey
Customized by Rey

The most recent request I have is to customize a pea coat.  I’m quite excited about this one, as I’ve never worked with this material before, and I already have a few ideas for it!  I’ll be sure to share the final product and some of the process when I get the actual coat.

One of my favorite things about customizing clothing is that they are one of a kind pieces.  Even if I were to try to recreate something I have previously done, it would still have its own uniqueness in one way or another.  To me, that is invaluable.

I’ll end this post with a sign my music teacher in high school had upside down: Why be normal?

Rey