Wednesday, May 18, 2011

crop it up

Yay for summer! (...if we ever get nice weather!), nevertheless, yay! for summer time wardrobes! One particular trend we have found ourselves embracing quite frequently this spring/summer has been oversized/crop tops. They are a perfect wardrobe edition for this time of year being that you can pair them with maxi skirts, shorts, and high-wasted bell bottoms without looking like a total sack of potatoes. and keeping the crop top a bit over-sized prevents you from looking like the hoochie mama's you see workin the boulevard downtown.
Nasty Gal - crochet crop tee

Eyelet top with crochet detail at Shopbop

Obesity and Speed - Black net crop trapeze top at Pixie Market

Over-sized crochet top at Free People

Eyelet cropped cami at Free People

Anywho, we whipped up this lil crochet/lace number, and are quite pleased with the result. We used a soft cotton black lace/crochet-ish fabric, cut over-sized and cropped with elbow length bell sleeves which are adorned with black crochet trim. enjoy rainbows noir's latest creation :)

We have TONS of new pieces we can't wait to show everyone. Stay tuned!!

Have a great day!


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Friday, May 6, 2011

Viva Las Vegas!

We are happy to say that we have officially just finished working with our very first (paying) client! Haha. We've made lots of clothes for friends and family in the past, but they have mostly been gifts - so it doesn't count! Haha

Anyways...a friend of ours, Shannon, approached us about making her a dress for her upcoming girls weekend in Vegas. We were thrilled and honored that she asked us, and happy to help! I (Heidi) took on the project.  Shannon wasn't sure what she wanted the dress to look like, so she left it up to me to come up with some ideas (we have similar taste, so it was a cinch) I showed her a few different style ideas that I thought would look great,  and we took a trip to the Fabric Store - where we found the most amazing "Vegas-y" looking fabric -a sheer black chiffon lurex jacquard with bronze and black metallic zebra print (subtle zebra, not too showy)

I designed and sewed the dress, with one fitting in between, and the dress turned out PERFECT (I kinda wanted to keep it for myself!) We went with a caftan style/ tunic dress with a deep V neckline, deep scooped back, "cold-shoulder" cut out details on sleeves, and the hem was cut short and sexy with a "high-low" hem (a bit longer in the back)

Shannon was really happy with the result, and in turn I was equally as happy!

Here are a few pictures I snapped of myself in Shannon's dress (It's WAYYY too long on me btw. Shannon is much taller than me!)
I will add pictures of her partying it up in her dress when I get pictures :)

Shannon's custom dress - final product
umm don't look at my rat's nest/post-workout hair please!

again, someday we will invest in a nice camera - we need to sell some more clothes first! haha!

Thanks again to our first "paying" client!

If anyone is interested in a custom piece by Heidi and Nissa - we would be MORE THAN HAPPY to do so! Just email us or call us!


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