Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thank you!

Thank you all for following Artsy Apparel on it's journey in fashion blogging!  Unfortunately, the blog is going to take a (most likely, permanent) break-- but don't fret!  There are plenty of things you can start keeping tabs on to satisfy your fashion needs!

Lovely Dreamer Designs:
Pixiegift Fashions:
Sacramento Style by Gina:

Take care, fashionistas!

-Artsy Apparel

Monday, January 13, 2014

Happy Artsy New Year and Happy One Year, Artsy Apparel!

Artsy Apparel is officially one year old~!

Jenny and I have come a long way in a year-- school, jobs, modeling, fashion shows, meeting Richard Hallmarq, working backstage at events and, of course, blogging.  It's nice to have Artsy Apparel as a sort of scrapbook to look back on all the things we've experienced and things that we thought defined our 2013.

For 2014, all I can say is that I hope we get to experience just as much as we did in 2013-- if not more.  A new year means new season and new season means new fashion lines.  And new fashion lines means more fashion shows!  We are both excited for Sacramento Fashion Week!  I know I'm personally excited about the 2014 trend of smoke jackets-- it's a trend that starting to emerge right now!

Since Jenny isn't a fashion major anymore (she's graduated, everyone!) I updated our 'About the Bloggers' page to define us both with terms that are more appropriate.  I am extremely proud that Jenny graduated and I know she will pursue bigger and better dreams-- it's only a matter of time before we start seeing her being blogged about for her fashion designs!

The year is young, so lets all make everyday of 2014 and beyond memorable-- Happy Artsy New Year!

\(^.^)/ Gina

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

An Artsy Christmas!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas with their loved ones! 
Here are some top 3 favorites for the holiday season! 

1.   Double-Breasted Pea Coat
Must I say more? I need this coat!

2. Degrees of Dazzling Tutorial
Love this make up look by xsparkage! The colors and texture are perfect for the holiday season. 

3. OPI Mariah Carey Holiday Collection
I haven't gotten my hands on these beauties, but they are absolutely gorgeous! 

<3 Jenny

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Our Guide for Holiday Shopping

Holiday shopping madness is on the way this coming week. It can be overwhelming since there is A LOOOT of people on the hunt for those discounts. Gina and I have thought of several ways to plan ahead and save up on your Christmas shopping. 

Black Friday is the first big sale coming up on the last week of November. Walmart, Kmart, Sears, The Gap, and other retail stores seem to have a head start on Thursday. It has been confirmed by several reporters that Walmart will be open all day Thursday to Friday. For those you looking to buy at Walmart be prepared! Planning is the best way to go especially if you are going out early. Of course be safe! We don't want this happening: Another tip: Check out all the retailers for promotional ads online.  Looking for merchandise online is the perfect opportunity for this time of the year!

I've done this last year with friends and I highly recommend it!  Small Business Saturday is just as high energy as Black Friday but with less crowds.  With a joyful atmosphere rather than a competitive one, SBS is a day to celebrate the small businesses around your area they way you would do on Black Friday-- shopping!  Midtown Sacramento has a huge selection of not only fashion boutiques but a bunch of lovely restaurants and eating places around the same areas so you can both eat and shop local on the same day!  

Most small businesses that participate in SBS have sale promotions much like the stores that participate in Black Friday.  Those looking for a great deal on apparel should take a trip to Article Consignment Boutique and get reasonably priced fashions at discount.  For unique and trendy fashions, Legacy Boutique has garments and jewelry full of flare that will make great gifts for the holidays.  These are just two of the countless boutiques that will be open on SBS-- for more info on the small fashion businesses in Midtown, please visit!

Cyber Monday is  for those who love shopping online. It is another alternative to avoid all the crowds. As mentioned in the Black Friday segment, looking at ads online before hand saves you time on the item you want to purchase. Just be wary of the site having "issues." Sign into your account and load up your shopping cart before hand to avoid the site issues. 

Amazon is always a good site to hit up for CM!  In terms of fashion, the ever popular Black Milk Clothing will be participating and offering 30% off select items.  One of the best things about CM is that you can shop in your pajamas in the comfort and privacy of your own home rather than the opposite atmosphere of Black Friday and still shop at the same stores for deals!

 We at Artsy Apparel believe in style on a budget and the power of fashion as a business that contributes to economic growth.  However, we also believe that the holidays are a time for loved ones.  So when you all are enjoying the next few days of shopping and the rush of retail remember that although gifts are nice, sharing your presence and love to the people around you are really what the holidays are about.  And we at Artsy Apparel hope to have given you some helpful tips to holiday shopping-- because when you can cut down the time and effort for buying gifts, you save time and energy to give to those who matter most.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! Happy Shopping :)
~ Gina and Jenny

Friday, October 18, 2013

Tim Burton Halloween Fashion

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With our love for Halloween, costumes and fashion, Artsy Apparel wanted to do a special post for this upcoming holiday!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Costumes on the Runway

Fall is officially here! Which means one step closer to Halloween ;)

Launch Fashion Show and NYFW  already ended and I thought it would be interesting to know what High-Fashion costumes would look like on the runway. Some would disagree to this idea that costumes should serve the purpose of one's personal enjoyment (oh you know LARPING ;P)  BUT! My curiosity has got the best of me.

(Source:, Designer: Betsey Johnson, Costume: Ballerina)

This first costume inspired look is by the wonderful and spontaneous Betsey Johnson. Just by looking at the bright vibrant colors I knew that it belonged to Betsey (plus the necklace states her name on it). I can tell that this outfit is Ballerina-like due to the fabric being used (tulle) and the shape of garment (round shaped skirt). I also love the purple tint to the look (can you guess why? :) )

(Source:, Designer: Unknown, Costume: Tinker Bell)

The second costume inspired look is Tinker Bell. What gave it away? Besides the greenish gold hue, the huge bun  depicts the character very well. I do admire the corset look (especially when it's sweetheart shape!) I can't forget about the pleated detail (it reminds me of leaves!)  This garment could also represent Poison Ivy. Overall, I feel that this look should have been a one piece or at least have more coverage.

Can't wait to see more extravagant ideas that will be on the runway!

Stay Classy My Friends
~ Jenny

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Artsy Apparel Giveaway

As promised here is the prize for the giveaway that we will be hosting this month! There will be 2 winners (one guy and one girl). The girl chosen will receive a pack of items that includes 1 bow clip, 1 set of small bow clips, 3 necklaces, 3 earrings, 2 bracelets (cuff and slap-on), 2 rings, and 1 keychain. (whew!)

 The guy who wins will also receive a pack that includes a pouch, two wrist jewelry pieces (of different styles) and a face mask-- perfect for Visual Kei lovers!

To enter:

 1) Must be a fan of us on our Facebook 
 2) Like & Comment the giveaway post

Good Luck to Everyone!

Love, Artsy Apparel

All items were purchased from Sweet Poison Cupcake and Lokisa.