Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Princess and her Toys

It's been a singularly strange week for me since I am venturing into my last and final year as a Senior here at CCAD, and let me tell you... after attending university full time since I was 16, I am very much ready to graduate! The school week has started, well for most everyone but me it seems, which I am still getting used to! It's strange realizing that I'll literally only be taking Portfolio and Collection for an entire year. That's the first time in six years I haven't been a full time student. : ) (I know, fellow students, I apologize that while you are hard at work I am playing with fabric! Hah.)

Ah listen to me prattle on already... before I bore you all to death, I thought I would share with the things that I've been working on this week and over the summer. In the midst of preparing for Columbus Fashion Week, which is quickly approaching in October, I have started making my patterns and preparing sample garments to fit the models here in a few weeks. I'll be basing my collection on Lolita inspired garments and accessories, as those of you that know me well, know that is my first love! Hopefully, I'll have photos for you shortly. ; )

Aside from that, I thought I would share some jewelry designs and other things you can look forward to soon being posted on the Etsy Pop Princess shop! As a part of my royal family, you all get the sneak peeks! Enjoy! (Keep your eyes peeled for more goodies coming soon!)

*Just as a gentle reminder, all designs are copyrighted to Pop Princess by Annika Simmons.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pop Princess' Royal Court

During my blogging days, I would like to feature another indie designer whom I admire once in awhile and bestow them the admiration and praise they deserve! I will welcome them into my royal court and feature a link of their choice on my blog for you to stroll over for a visit at leisure!
Sounds neat right? Let me know if you'd like to be considered, cutie!

For our first new royal member of the Candy Kingdom, I would like to welcome a long time honoree and much admired indie designer.......

Natascha at : www.pinkhellokitty.etsy.com , aka: Insanely Sweet!

For many years now, back when she was calling her shop Ginerbread Jewelry, I have immensely cooed and swooned over the scrumptious, delightful designs that can only be found at Natascha's Etsy! She creates more than mere trinkets which seem to litter the market place, but carefully crafted designs of a candied wonderland, created by an equally as sweet and talented soul.

Featured are a few of her older designs, which I still love very much! Over time her style has evolved to a perfect sugary confection of delight, and each once is carefully crafted by hand and gleams with the love of its creator. I can't tell you how many hours I've spent favoriting her items on Etsy and always looking forward to the next batch of goodies! (I personally own the picnic basket necklace below, one filled with cookies! Yum!) Each piece is as unique as a snowflake and you'll never see another created like it in the whole world, which creates a sense of something completely special, as if it was made just for you.

Natascha, herself, is one of the most creative and kindest sellers that I've had the pleasure to work with. Her talent and unique perspective is one without parallel, and I assure you will fall as quickly in love with her designs as I did. You can see where her designs get their sweetness from, enough to give you a toothache! ^_~ Go check out her shop and see if your next visit isn't to the dentist....

If you're looking for quick sweet fix, visit her blog at: http://gingerbreadjewelry.blogspot.com/

*All designs featured belong to the lovely Natascha!

Welcome to the Candy Kingdom

I've always felt a bit strange when considering introducing myself to the world through a blog. Should I say hello and briefly introduce myself? Prattle on about the things I'm interested in, or what it is you can expect during your stay at Pop Princess. It all seems unlikely that any of you would really be interested in reading such things, and a bit rude considering I can't really invite you to sit for a cup of tea. Ah, none the less, I feel it would be more rude for us to be strangers without a proper introduction.

Firstly, welcome to my blog and thank you for taking time out of your day to visit! My name is Annika Simmons, and I am currently a senior attending Columbus College of Art and Design, a fashion major and part time princess. Like any princess, I enjoy snuggling with my two beloved daughters, Hopscotch Bunny and Cookie Kitty, both of plan to attend Le Sorbunne University and Purrinceton. One of my favorite activities is strolling around in a frilly dress with my Prince Richie, holding hands and sipping tea. When I'm not designing or frollicking, I love to sit somewhere in the sunshine and dream the day away about tea parties and acquiring super cute fabric.

I recently finished an internship over the summer with Anna Sui, and I must say it has inspired me to forge on into the unknown, to be true to my heart, and put myself out there in hopes to capture your hearts, my darlings, as an indie designer inspired by the modern day Rococo we call Lolita. I hope in this blog I will be able to take you on that adventure by sharing my thoughts, creations on Etsy, and mishaps along the way promising a heartfelt time and a lot of laughs.

Until then, I happily wait to hear from you and wish you a lovely, candy sprinkled day!

Yours truly,
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