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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye 2009-- Hello 2010!

I'm probably not alone in thinking about the past nine years that have-- day by day-- made up what we know as our lives today.

This past year has been especially astonishing to me and has proven even more that when you set goals for yourself-- even if they seem like you'll never really achieve them-- you can really make your dreams a reality.

I can think back to this day last year and remember sitting down and writing out a list of things I wanted to work towards in 2009. Not all of them were achieved--- but so many were. Dreams that seemed so unrealistic and impossible came true. Amazing things I hadn't even dreamed up happened. It's good to set goals, but you also have to be accepting of the unexpected-- because sometimes the things you don't plan for actually end up being exactly what you need.

I'm looking forward to this new year that also leads us into a brand new decade. It's so exciting to think of how many great changes will be brought about and how many bigger dreams we can go for.

Remember: Always dream bigger than yourself.


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Monday, December 28, 2009

MONDAY MATCH: Rihanna

After a great Christmas weekend, it's Monday once again-- the very last Monday of 2009 in fact.

The MONDAY MATCH this week features singer and style-icon Rihanna, who was snapped in LAX last week in this outfit.

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There will not be a new DIY video in January, but there's still plenty of DIY videos up to tide you over-- especially since I created three individual videos in December.

So, if you haven't yet, check them out here. A big thanks to everyone who's been watching & especially to those of you who have subscribed.


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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Color Your Style

Who wouldn't love to add their own color to a dress?

Read my new article on FashionIndie.com and discover a designer who's made a dress that allows you to do just that.


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Monday, December 21, 2009

MONDAY MATCH: Gwen Stefani

Style star Gwen Stefani rocked this dark, edgy look at last week's premiere for the new movie Sherlock Holmes.

Get a similar style with MONDAY MATCH:

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Because Christmas comes this week, I want to remind you about the 3 new DIY videos that would be great to use for gift ideas.

Watch them here and remember to SUBSCRIBE!


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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Zooey & Emily Deschanel: Style Sisters

Stylish sisters Zooey & Emily Deschanel teamed up to support the Humane Society at a recent event.

Get all the details in my new article for FashionInde.com right here.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

DIY Video 12: Embellished Tights [Holiday Gift Series]

The final video for the Holiday Gift Series comes in the form of legwear.

Learn how to give a pair of tights an eye-catching flair with a little help from the video for Embellished Tights.

You can watch it here. [& remember to SUBSCRIBE!]

These would be such a fashionable gift to give to somebody-- or you can make them for yourself.

Whatever you decide to do, have fun with it & happy holidays!


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DIY Video 11: Jewel Collared Sweater [Holiday Gift Series]

Still need a great holiday gift to give someone?

Look to the Jewel Collared Sweater video-- part of the Holiday Gift Series-- for a little inspiration.

Watch it now here.

Happy holidays & DIYing & don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to the YouTube channel.



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DIY Video 10: Zipper Belt [Holiday Gift Series]

The very first video in the Holiday Gift Series of DIY videos shows you how to transform a few zippers into an edgy belt.

See how it's done-- no sewing required-- by watching here.

All of the items in this series could be made as fashionable gifts to give to others, or to treat yourself with.

Have fun DIYing & happy holidays!


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Monday, December 14, 2009

MONDAY MATCH: Victoria Beckham

The always stylish Victoria Beckham was snapped in Paris over the weekend in this black & faux fur ensemble.

Get a look similar to hers with the newest MONDAY MATCH.

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I will be posting three new DIY videos later on today-- so check back soon or follow me on Twitter to know the exact moment they're available to view.

They're going to be easy-to-make items that will be perfect to give as a fashionable holiday gift, or to treat yourself with.


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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Take a Bow

Who doesn't love a giant bow once in awhile?

Read about the bow-take-over and learn how to wear these feminine accents in my new article for FashionIndie.com.


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Monday, December 7, 2009

MONDAY MATCH: Kate Bosworth

Actress Kate Bosworth was recently seen supporting H&M & Sonia Rykiel's lingerie launch in Paris, France.

Get her sparkly look with the newest MONDAY MATCH.

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Three Christmas gift DIY videos are soon on their way, but in the meantime, gain inspiration through the many videos already up & ready to view at www.youtube.com/MissabyDesign


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Friday, December 4, 2009

Launch My Line—Bravo’s Latest Runway Replacement

Bravo debuted a new show this week called Launch My Line. Read my article reviewing what was seen in the first episode here at FashionIndie.com.


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Monday, November 30, 2009

MONDAY MATCH: Carrie Underwood

It's Monday once again-- and the last day of November!

Here's an all new MONDAY MATCH with country singer Carrie Underwood. You can get her bold, blue look for as little as $87.

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It's Cyber Monday in the world of online shopping, so don't forget to stop by the Missa by Design store and see what goodies are available there.


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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

MONDAY MATCH: January Jones & Thanksgiving

After around a two week long hiatus, I am back with an all new MONDAY MATCH, featuring actress January Jones.

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In the next day or so, I'll be going back and adding two more matches from the weeks I missed due to moving across country.


I'm finally moved & living in lovely San Diego. Things have been unbelievably incredible since the move-- I can't accurately describe how wonderful it really is. All I can say is that if you're currently facing a difficult situation, keep your head held high, because it'll soon be over and you will come out stronger and better because of it.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day and I've never had more to be thankful for than I do now. I'm so grateful for all the support everyone has shown me-- especially those who continue to read, watch, and keep up-to-date on all I do.

In the spirit of giving thanks, what are some things in your life that you're thankful for?


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Monday, November 16, 2009

MONDAY MATCH: Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese's houndstooth outfit is the inspiration for this week's MONDAY MATCH.

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Remember to also take a look at the new DIY video for this month, Lariat Necklace.


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Monday, November 9, 2009

MONDAY MATCH: Natalie Portman

Here's the newest MONDAY MATCH featuring the outfit Natalie Portman wore to the premiere of her latest film Brothers.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

DIY Video 9: Lariat Necklace

Need a unique statement accessory for this season? Then watch the newest DIY video and learn to make your own lariat necklace.

It's a cool twist on a piece of jewelry that everyone wears.

Watch it here & leave your feedback on the video. If you want to be the first to know about a new video when it's released, be sure to subscribe to the Missa by Design YouTube Channel.

Thank you for continuing to watch the videos & I would love to hear what you want to see in upcoming videos.

I have multiple videos for December in the planning stages-- all things you can make to give as gifts for Christmas. So, if there's something you'd want to learn to create, let me know!


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Monday, November 2, 2009

MONDAY MATCH: Reese Witherspoon

Happy November everyone!

Hopefully, you had a fantastic Halloween & are getting ready for the next holiday of the season-- Thanksgiving!

Today's MONDAY MATCH features actress Reese Witherspoon, who wore this great outfit at the Avon Foundation for Woman event.

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A new DIY for the month is coming VERY soon, so keep your eyes open for that.

I'm moving to San Diego at the end of this week. Things might be a little slow update-wise because of that, but know that everything will be running as usual soon.


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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Happy 1 & 100!

A year ago today, I created my very first post on this blog. It's been a year filled with extremely amazing things-- from my DIY videos getting sponsored by FashionClub.com Daily to being published in Chicken Soup for the Extraordinary Teen Soul. If you would've told me that all of these things would've happened to me in only a year, I wouldn't have believed it.

Thank you for continuing to watch my videos, read the blog, and write me amazing e-mails. I absolutely love hearing from you and I can only hope you stick around for whatever else is bound to happen as time goes on.

This is also my 100th post!

So many things to celebrate & I'm thankful for all the support.


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Monday, October 26, 2009

MONDAY MATCH: AnnaLynne McCord

90210 star AnnaLynne McCord was seen at the Guess Invisible Childen t-shirt launch party in this simple & classic ensemble.

Get her look with MONDAY MATCH.

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Halloween
is THIS week and if you haven't decided on what to dress-up as, then maybe the Halloween DIY Video can help.

Also, don't forget that you can shop Missa by Design right here. All dresses have been marked-down 15% for autumn.


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Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Amelia Effect

Read about the effect Amelia Earhart's style has had on fashion & get the look for yourself through my new article at FashionIndie.com right here.


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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Miu Miu Spring 2010: Playful Patterns

Miu Miu showed many different patterns in their spring/summer 2010 line.

Check out my latest article on FashionIndie.com detailing the playful patterns here.



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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Olsen Twins Get Shady

Will you buy Olsen designed shades for the summer?

Read my new article for FashionIndie.com about the Olsen Twin's latest design endeavor.


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Monday, October 19, 2009

MONDAY MATCH: Kristen Bell

Happy Monday everyone!

Let's kick-off the week with a brand new MONDAY MATCH, featuring actress Kristen Bell.


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Have you had the chance to check out BOTH of the DIY videos for October? If not, visit the Missa by Design YouTube page & watch them now.

Also, remember that all of the one-of-a-kind pieces in the shop have been reduced for the fall. It's the perfect time to get your own Missa made item.


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Monday, October 12, 2009

MONDAY MATCH: Freida Pinto

Actress Freida Pinto was seen recently wearing this black and white look. Get an outfit inspired by hers for less with this week's MONDAY MATCH:

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There are two new DIY videos for this month, so make sure you stop by the Missa by Design YouTube page & watch them. Subscribe & leave comments too!


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Sunday, October 11, 2009

BONUS DIY 8: Halloween Costume

Check out the bonus DIY video for October that'll show you how to create this costume inspired by Max from Where the Wild Things Are.

Watch it here!

Don't forget about the other new video for the month, Jewelry Hairpiece.




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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

DIY Video 7: Jewelry Hairpiece

I'm sure, like me, you have plenty of broken & old jewelry sitting around that you have no intention of actually repairing.

Why not transform those broken pieces into a new hairpiece?

With a little help from this month's DIY video, you can do just that.

Watch it now!
& don't forget to comment & subscribe.


There's also going to be an extra DIY video for this month coming out very soon.

I cannot thank everyone enough for continuing to watch & share my videos. I never expected to get anywhere near the response I have and each day brings new subscribers & comments, which I absolutely love.

So thank you & I only hope you continue to love what I do.


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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

It's Alright as Long as It's Black or White

Black & white have made a surprising appearance on the runways at Paris Fashion Week.

Read my article now about this color combo for next season.


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Monday, October 5, 2009

MONDAY MATCH: Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez looked beautiful in this black & gold outfit at her album release party last week.

Get her entire look for a steal using MONDAY MATCH:

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I'll be filming the DIY video for October this week, which will show you how to create a hairpiece out of broken jewelry you may have.

There's also going to be a bonus Halloween DIY video coming out this month. So if you're stuck on what exactly to dress up as on the 31st, make sure to watch the video for some inspiration.

For now, you can see all six of the current DIY videos here.

Also, stay updated with everything going on in the Missa by Design world by either subscribing to the blog here or following me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/missabydesign.


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Friday, October 2, 2009

Romance Isn't Dead

Romance is alive at Milan Fashion Week.

Read my new article for FashionIndie.com to see how you can add that feminine touch to your wardrobe.


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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fall Fifteen!

In celebration of the new season, all items in the store have been marked-down 15%. This includes the one-of-a-kind pieces too.

So hurry over to the shop before they disappear.

Hopefully, I'll be able to add more items soon that will be perfect for the cooler weather.


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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Daisy Crazy: Moschino Spring 2010

Moschino showed a collection that was crazy for daises in Milan.

Read my article here.


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Monday, September 28, 2009

MONDAY MATCH: Agyness Deyn

Get the look that model Agyness Deyn recently wore to the Burberry Prorsum Spring 2010 show at London Fashion Week using the new MONDAY MATCH.

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September is coming to a close soon, but if you haven't caught the latest DIY video for this month, then watch it here.


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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Style Rookie

Read my new article at FashionIndie.com about this young fashion blogger who's really making a splash here.


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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Shades of Lilac

One of the popular colors used on the runway for spring 2010 is the subject of my latest article for FashionIndie.com.

Check it out here.


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Monday, September 21, 2009

MONDAY MATCH: Amanda Seyfried

Happy official last day of summer! (like the changes in the layout?)

Let's send it out with a new MONDAY MATCH featuring star of the latest Diablo Cody flick, Jennifer's Body, Amanda Seyfried.

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If you haven't seen it yet, take a look at this month's DIY video-- Distressed Jeans.

I love hearing your feedback on the videos, so feel free to leave comments & also suggestions for future videos.

I'm excited that I'll soon be able to start wearing things like jackets and scarves now that we're transitioning into cooler weather. Fall is definitely my favorite season, because it allows room for more layering and experimentation in your outfits.

What's something you're looking forward to about this new season?


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