Friday, September 2, 2011

sayonara summer

seems like summer just came and went with the blink of an eye right? we LOVE summer more than anything in the whole wide world so its always hard to say goodbye....but every year we end up welcoming fall with open arms thanks to the OVERWHELMING hype of new fall fashion everywhere. With that being said, we've already started packing away sandals and dresses and bringing in the boots and sweaters.

With fall fashion in mind, we decided to start making sweaters. We found some awesome open knit sweater fabric and whipped up a few pieces.
Currently we are LOVING wide and cropped sweaters. They are the perfect addition to any outfit, and they are surprisingly flattering.
We've had a lot of fun working with these open there will DEFINITELY be more to come.
Heidi wearing dark gray crop sweater by Rainbows Noir
 In other news...

here are a few photos from HARD summer music festival in downtown LA. We were both proudly sporting Rainbows Noir that night. Heidi wore a black open knit cropped sweater layered over a gray burnout backless jersey dress with an extreme hi-low hem. The pictures don't do the dress justice, its a pretty awesome dress... we will post better pictures another time.
Nissa was wearing a Rainbows Noir kimono in a sheer tie-dye silk with crochet trim
Heidi wearing black crop sweater and Nissa wearing tie dye kimono
backless gray burnout jersey dress with hi-low hem
PC: Bebe Zeva for Buzznet. view the post here

If you are interested in ordering any of these items, please email Heidi at 
Please allow at least 4 weeks for completion of order, since everything is handmade - it takes time.

More fall fashion posts coming soon!

Heidi and Nissa

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Crafty McCrafterson's - DIY project

Soooo we think it's time for a non-fashion related post/ DIY post...since we haven't been doing very many crafty/ home projects lately due to our increasingly busy schedules of making custom clothes for people (we are VERY THANKFUL for each and every one of you!) - and while we "technically" don't really have the time to do home projects, but we decided to make it a point to get this ONE project we did.

we had been eying these amazing BRIGHT and CHEERFUL credenza's lately that seem to be popping up everywhere either on Apartment, Room Service, Jonathan Adler, or awesome vintage remastered pieces...

We picked up a credenza/cubby shelving unit at a garage sale for a whopping $ was totally boring and simple, but we envisioned how easily it could be transformed into something spectacular!

this is what the credenza looked like before:
boring garage sale find - $10

You could say that our taste in interior design is a funky/eclectic/bright/modern - ish....we LOVE LOVE LOVE color for our house (each room in our apartment is a different color, and we prefer our furniture to be brightly colored as well, and everything is mismatched.
We've noticed TONS of Chevron printed interiors recently as well as Chevron printed clothing too...and naturally we are big fans of the colorful zig zag print, so we decided to use it on the credenza.
chevron printed dresser
{Design & painted by Mark Chamberlin via Benjamin Moore's site, via JGB Interiors

The always inspirational Jonathan Adler

The always inspirational Jonathan Adler
there's even accessories!

We decided to do the credenza turquoise (to match our already existing TV cabinet) with the added 'Chevron' flare of course..

To construct the chevron pattern, we cut even strips of cardboard and taped them together in a zig zag pattern.
  • First, we removed the partical board backing on the credenza because it was just ugly and not useful...
  • We sanded the credenza lightly, and then painted two coats of turquoise paint - and let dry.
  • Next, we taped down our chevron pattern along the top of the cabinet.(verrrry carefully, and perfectly measured) god forbid your perfect chevron pattern ends up crooked!!!
  • With a small paint brush and black acrylic paint, we CAREFULLY painted in the chevron took FOREVER (but we are total it took us extra long...)
  • we then continued the chevron patten down the sides of the credenza as well, 
  • lastly, we finished some of the trim with black paint to tie the whole piece together.
and, VOILA!!! our DIY chevron credenza a la Rainbows Noir!

freshly painted
waiting for the paint to dry...
ready for decorating!
this credenza wants to host a cocktail party...
home sweet home.

Hope you guys liked our DIY project! we cant wait to do our next one, Heidi's bedroom nightstands...stay tuned!

Heidi & Nissa

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Friday, July 1, 2011

hi low

Hello friends!

we are BIG fans of the maxi dress/ maxi skirt trend - and most currently, the "midi" length trend as well. These trends have played a key role in a large portion of our designs lately. For us, comfort translates into confidence which easily translates into sexy. That's why we adore the "maxi" and "midi" so much! we cant stop making dresses and skirts in these fantastic lower hemlines! (plus they're totally comfortable and you don't have to worry about accidentally giving anyone a peep show when you get out of the car (a la Brit Spears)

 The following photos are from a recent Vegas trip. Nissa and I went against the grain of typical "clubbing" style, and opted for MAXI'S instead! Nissa on the left is wearing a Rainbows Noir - Chantilly lace cropped tube top in black paired with Rainbows Noir - silk chiffon maxi skirt in a burnt orange abstract leopard print.
Heidi is wearing a Rainbows Noir - backless maxi dress with overlay ruffle top, and asymmetrical hem (It's the same dress in our previous post being modeled by Emily)- and we are both wearing Jeffrey Campbell platforms - OF COURSE!!

The following photos were taken at our best friend, Jessie's, wedding rehearsal dinner.
Heidi is wearing a Rainbows Noir - low back, midi / asymmetrical length dress with ultra skinny straps which cross and tie at back - in a black rayon vintage floral fabric. This dress is similar to the black maxi dress which Nissa is wearing in the pictures, in that it has the cropped ruffle overlay as well.

Thanks for looking!
P.S. If anyone is interested in any Rainbows Noir designs you've seen on our blog, just email us and we will happily create a custom piece for you! Heidi can be reached at:, and Nissa can be reached at
P.S.S. we're totally affordable too...


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Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Hey guys! sooo a local blogger, Briana Garcia from recently contacted us about doing a "Summer Swimwear" shoot promoting a local bikini shop in Ventura. She was envisioning some of our Rainbows Noir tunics / tops / dresses being used for the naturally we were HONORED, & of course we said yes!

Briana is seriously HILARIOUS and was sooo awesome to work with....please enjoy the video below that she posted on her blog featuring designs from local swimsuit designer, Boys + Arrows, at Tiki Girl boutique, featuring RAINBOWS NOIR!!!! Local Photographer, James Scolari also shot still photography.

....eeek so fun! P.S. the owner of Tiki Girl, Leslie, is BEYOND awesome and sooo sweet! Check out her shop on Main Street in Ventura, CA.....and also keep a lookout because she will be carrying Rainbows Noir someday soon!!

In the video:
Stylist - Bettina - is wearing  Rainbows Noir - lace bell sleeve dress in cream and Heidi's personal Jeffrey Campbell platforms
Producer and blogger extraordinaire - Briana - is wearing Rainbows Noir - black lace caplet kimono
Model - Emily - is wearing Rainbows Noir - patchwork silk chiffon cocoon jacket
Model - Ryanna - is wearing Rainbows Noir - silk chiffon deep V tunic with asymmetrical hem in orange leopard

Emily is wearing - Rainbows Noir backless maxi dress in black

 PC: James Scolari

Emily is wearing - Rainbows Noir backless maxi dress in black & Jeffrey Campbell shoes

 PC: James Scolari

Our BEAUTIFUL friend Emily is wearing Rainbows Noir - silk chiffon tunic

 PC: James Scolari

Emily modeling Rainbows Noir - patchwork silk chiffon cocoon jacket

 PC: my trusty hipstamatic!
Emily modeling Rainbows Noir - silk chiffon deep V tunic with asymmetrical hem in orange leopard

 PC: my trusty hipstamatic!

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Monday, June 13, 2011


Fashion icons (and personal idols of ours), Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's mark their 25th birthday today.

We would like to wish a Happy Birthday to the fellow twins and Gemini's! Thanks for all the fashion inspiration you've given us over the years!

Photo: Terry Richardson via Terry's Diary

Photo: Terry Richardson via Terry's Diary

Photo: Terry Richardson via Terry's Diary

Photo: Inez & Vinoodh
Lets celebrate the famous twins quarter century birthday by gawking over the latest from their ultra lux line; 
The Row

Here are a few of our favorites from the runway for Resort 2012....

According to Womens Wear Daily, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were in an Italian state of mind for resort. The designers took aim at Venetian living — the Luchino Visconti film “Death in Venice,” to be exact —..

Uhh-mazing as usual...


Thursday, June 9, 2011


2011 has been all about asymmetrical silhouettes and hi-lo hemlines...not gonna lie, we are a LITTLE obsessed with all things crooked (as in hems)
Alexander Wang

Free People

anywho....we have tons of new pieces that we have been meaning to photograph and post, but have yet to do so...soon, promise. Lots of great things in the works!!!

I (Heidi) just finished sewing a dress for my co-worker. She wanted a black, one shouldered long sleeve body con dress - a la Kim Kardashian...

I constructed the dress using a thick polyester jersey fabric, one shouldered with a long tight sleeve, and hidden elastic ruching down the sides, making it versatile, the length can be almost to your knees - or- you can hike it up to your thighs for a night out. It turned out ADORABLE!

here is a few pictures of Melissa in her Rainbows Noir dress....

more blog posts to come! we have LOTS of cool stuff in the works!!


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