Saturday, February 18, 2012

Corrin Gets A Little Red

The Color Red. 
The eyes naturally are drawn to it.
It is said to evoke passion and courage when looked upon.  

Since we just passed Valentines Day
(Or should I say
"We made it through Valentines Day".
One carton of ice cream, 
one box of cookies, 
and two times through 'The Notebook' Later.
Am I right single ladies?
And Gentleman. Don't act like you didn't do that too.)

*ahem* Since we just passed Valentines Day,
I thought it would be appropriate to write 
a post on the color of 
love, lust and passion!

Over the years, 
Red has held symbolism in the religious, as well as day to day  activities of many cultures.
(Unless you're the Pope or Hester Prynne
you probably have never worn red because the church forced you to.)  

For example,
To celebrate the Chinese New Year, people don this famous color.
In the Russian culture, our featured color symbolizes beauty
Islamic and Hindu brides traditionally wear this eye catching hue. 
Buddhist and Shinto priests are often dressed in this color from head-to-toe.

I came across and interesting fact (maybe it's not a FACT, but whatever.)about Red.
 You singles out there might be able to use this to your wardrobe's advantage... 

"[Red]Stimulates energy and can increase the blood pressure, respiration, heartbeat, and pulse rate, increases enthusiasm, and encourages action and self confidence"
  - Kate Smith; CMG, CfYH []

Lets be honest,
when you see that sexy stranger across the room
you can rarely find the right words  to say
(or sometimes even the courage) to talk to them in the first place.
Why not bring them to you? 
If Red is really all it's cracked up to be, 
your new found shade might increase their blood pressure, heartbeat, enthusiasm...
and have them bee-lining it for your table. 

So next time you're out at the bar or a fun event; 
to h-e-double hockey sticks with the little black dress!
Blow the dust off of that hot little number in the back of your closet
or just go out and buy yourself a new one.
Spice up the last month of winter with your little Red dress.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Corrin Gets A Little K.Y.L.A. Ricci

Kyla Haren & LaTroy Richie
What do these two names have in common? 
(I'm about to tell you... Don't get all worried.)

They both love fashion 
They are both the owners and designers of the K.Y.L.A. Ricci line.

I've been fortunate to know Kyla since my days as a young teenager in Children's Theater productions. Every memory I have of Kyla has embodied how fun, fashionable and beautiful she is. I was fortunate enough to get the 'inside scoop' on Kyla's dreams and desires for their line via email.

Kyla wrote; "I Started this line up because it was a dream of mine and i was tired of sitting around wishing it could happen. So after a few bottles of champange one night i took over my upstairs loft and began my work, and boy lemme tell you... ITS SO MUCH WORK. I had no idea this was going to take my blood, sweat and tears but everyday is so much fun."
Dress Design by Kyla & LaTroy

"The black and Yellow dress was my first dress i made for this line. I was feeling kinda "fashionably" edgy one night and thought of 80's london punk. I added a little greek style to it for flow. and the ribbon for a girly touch. I also make sure to add a little paper stud to all my clothes as a signature. I love this dress because you can play it up so many ways..whatever style you want."

Dress Design by Kyla & LaTroy

Like many artists, Kyla is a dreamer. Her canvas is the human body and fabric is her paint. Fashion allows her to 'transcend into another world' through material and luxurious design.

Dress Design by Kyla & LaTroy

"Many times I want to be in another world. I'm almost in a wonderland. So when I made my alice in wonderland dress I was soo eager for our photoshoot and model to transend us to another world. My fans LOVE this dress and I don't blame them. It was so easy to make and the material is almost spandex like."
(See, told you she transcends. I wasn't lying.) 

Dress Design by Kyla & LaTroy

Kyla's talents as a designer go beyond starting from scratch to create her own design; she also spends a lot of time re-vamping clothing to give it a more modern feel and make it wearable for women in today's fast-paced fashion world. 

"So many items like the sweater dress and top are actually made from my boyfriend's old armani sweaters he didnt want anymore. as well as his work pants. I revamped those into slouchy boyfriend fit for myself :)"

That's a men's sweater?! Never would have guessed. Good work, Kyla.

"I have been feeling pretty this week so I’m working with lighter colors for spring but changing to a more 60’s look. This purple gown was originally my sister’s old brides made dress so I only used the skirt to make the dress. This would look perfect on you Corrin. Anything that accents the waist I Love!"

She even gave me a shout out.
I feel like a celebrity.
Maybe she'll let me wear it for my first red carpet event.
Shut up, guys. Let me dream.)

If you liked what you saw today; and are interested to find out more about K.Y.L.A. Ricci
Check out their FaceBook page