I had a wonderful opportunity with connecting to a wonderful woman,Wanda. I first met with her on twitter and found out that she designs her own purses and scarves,which are oh so wonderful and unique.So it went from Hi to How are you?,to let's do this,have an interview!!!Below is our interview.Check out her Facebook page and twitter to see her designs.
1.So tell me about Contessa's Court?
Well, I have a unique style and flair for designing. I think that reflects in my designs. I really am inspired by old hollywood glamour. I also really love the victorian era.
2.What made you decide to become a designer?
I have wanted to be a fashion designer since I was a teen. I started about 2 years ago to follow that dream. I am so happy I did. I just really love clothing and fashion. I love putting looks together for people. I also wanted to design to fit a full figured womans body correctly!
3.Who would you say is your inspiration?
I would say old movies inspire me. I really love Marilyn Monroe and how she dressed. I love how the hollywood movie stars used to dress in the movies.
4.What skills are important when trying to become a designer?Any advice ?
Well knowing how to sew is important. I take lessons. I am also earning my Business Degree. Have a plan for how you are going to fund your business. Have a plan on how you want to sell your designs.
5.What can we expect next from you?
Well, I am really into fascinators and scarves right now. I just love creating them! Expect alot more fascinators from me this spring! I will be doing plus sized clothing soon. Also new to my line are my headband scarves. They are so stylish and cute.
6.So what is your price range and how do we get our hands on a unique accessory from Contessa's Court?
My price range is $7.50 to $30.00 for headband scarves, scarves, fascinators and purses. You can contact me on Twitter or Facebook for orders. I will be opening an etsy store soon.
I also have a wonderful stylist for the line and me personally. Her name is Ali Levine. She is amazing! She has a wonderful style and always knows the latest trends.
I would like to Thank Wanda for doing this interview with me :) Make sure and check her out!
Budget Friendly picks from Newport News
Metallic Rose Print High Waist-$5.00 Sizes available are from 12-18. It is not a very high waist,but I plan on ordering a pair for myself because the price is unbeatable.Oh and click the photo and it sends you straight to it!
Colorblock high waist-$5.00, it is available in Neon ( pictured) and also in Pink up to a size 16! This is also one of my favorite finds because of the athletic look to it. I picture myself having wet hair running down the beach in this or playing volleyball in the sand. I plan on purchasing this as well and will do a review on it. Be mindful though I have come to realize that these are selling like hot cakes,last night there were two more styles available above a size 12 and now the styles are
Red or Dead Berlin Bikini Brief,this is my ideal style of a high waist that I want,I love the style of it. It is also from a very popular store Asos. The style costs $42.97 available up to a size 14!
This does not look exactly zebra print to me but still a lovely print. It is $3.00 and available from a size 10-14!
This Gottex royal purple high waist bikini bottom is also available in black -$48.00, its is available through a size 16! I think it is an awesome price for being sold at Saks Fifth Avenue!
Old Navy's high waist bikini bottom-$24.94 is available from a 1x to 4x, and available in another color Bright Nite ( navy blue color).
I hope you all enjoyed my Fab Bikini Bottom finds under $50.00. I would say if you live your life on a budget like me, buying separate and mixing and matching your tops/bottoms can create a NEW look for you each summer without spending too much.I can't wait to feel the sand below my feet! Until my next post guys and gals.
***Note:Some of these links may be expired!
***Note:Some of these links may be expired!
Hey everyone hope you all in good health and not sick like me blehh. Lately I have been loving these shoes(mostly Dr. Martens and Jeffrey Campbell Litas) eek,these are my favorite. They are both more on the expensive side of things for me,but you can't help what you LOVE. I know I am a little late into the trend of these shoes,but newer styles have been popping up everywhere and making me super excited about obtaining one for myself. These shoes all cost over $100,but I intend on saving up for a pair or possibly get one for less. You might not be familiar with the first two pairs of shoes,but I will provide links,found those will searching for some Litas. Don't these shoes remind you of Spring!!! Ahh I'm sitting here wanting Spring to be here as soon as possible.
1) The Delilah Shoe in Pink Pony by Senso Diffusion
2)The Anna Bells Trolley Boot in Purple Print by Irregular Choice On Sale(Now less than $100)
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