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Portfolio Update: Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum

I'm super excited.  I have the results from the Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum photoshoot.  For those of you who've been following the making of these garments and emailed kind words, thank you so much for the encouragement.

Model: Tessa
MUA: Suzanne
Hair: Tessa & Suzanne
Clothing designer: Kindred Dreamheart
Photographer: Amber Renée Photography

Model: Tessa
MUA: Suzanne
Hair: Tessa & Suzanne
Clothing designer: Kindred Dreamheart
Photographer: Amber Renée Photography

Model: Tessa
MUA: Suzanne
Hair: Tessa & Suzanne
Clothing designer: Kindred Dreamheart
Photographer: Amber Renée Photography
You can see more great pictures on my facebook fan page and at http://www.k-d3.com/. (Please respect my work.  This is copyright protected.)



Here's the post that contain the making of these garments:
 
About the Blogger
I'm Katrina, founder of Kindred Dreamheart. I'm an aspiring junior & women's petite clothing designer and book lover. I read select genres. However if it's a series I'm sure I'd love it also regardless of the genre. I read when I want to be entertained; watch TV when I'm bored; and when I'm not designing something fabulous, I blog. (((Contact Me)))

Review: Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel

Dearly, DepartedDearly, Departed by Lia Habel

My rating: ♥♥♥♥❥


Love can never die.
Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid’s arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the dead—or rather, the undead? Can a proper young Victorian lady find true love in the arms of a dashing zombie?

The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country’s political unrest than in tea parties and debutante balls. But after her beloved parents die, Nora is left at the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family fortune and now plans to marry her niece off for money. For Nora, no fate could be more horrible—until she’s nearly kidnapped by an army of walking corpses.

But fate is just getting started with Nora. Catapulted from her world of drawing-room civility, she’s suddenly gunning down ravenous zombies alongside mysterious black-clad commandos and confronting “The Laz,” a fatal virus that raises the dead—and hell along with them. Hardly ideal circumstances. Then Nora meets Bram Griswold, a young soldier who is brave, handsome, noble . . . and dead. But as is the case with the rest of his special undead unit, luck and modern science have enabled Bram to hold on to his mind, his manners, and his body parts. And when his bond of trust with Nora turns to tenderness, there’s no turning back. Eventually, they know, the disease will win, separating the star-crossed lovers forever. But until then, beating or not, their hearts will have what they desire.

In Dearly, Departed, romance meets walking-dead thriller, spawning a madly imaginative novel of rip-roaring adventure, spine-tingling suspense, and macabre comedy that forever redefines the concept of undying love.


From the Hardcover edition.

I caught him stealing glances at me from across the room, and the sight of him took my breathe away. He slowly began to limp toward me and the way his right knee dipped a little every time he landed on that side was so gangsta. And then his nose hit the ground, and I was like "Guuuuuurrrrrl, that's gone be my baby daddy!" "What that's just a skin ailment. Pale, huh, he just don't get out that much. You just Jealous cause he the most popular guy in schooland he want me."



YES I judged this book long before I read it. NO need to worry, this IS NOT that kind of book.



I was given a copy of this book from Net Galley via the generous folks at Random House Publishing Group.



Throughout and by the end of this book I had so many emotions volleying for my attention, my most difficult challenge proved to be reiming it all in and forming my review in coherent sentences.



I was excited by the action. The fight scenes definitly had my upmost attention to the point where I've missed my stop on the train more than once and was late for work, hence giving me more time to read this awesome book. (Not complaining here....just stating a fact.) The settings and reforming of society in this Dystopia novel had me in awe. I heart Steampunk. There's something uniquely fasinating about it and the culture and lifestyle of this tale definitely put me in the mind of Steampunk. I appreciated the fact that this has not one, but two kick ass heroines! And the one you'ld least expect is the boldest. Nora was a little diappointing in that aspect. I wanted her to be more hard core bad-ass-ness. (Um, you know what I mean right?) I was horrified of this author's audasity to try and make a zombie the leading male in this romance. I'm so not completely sold. It was super sweet how it all played out. I'm embarrased to say, I found myself sighing alot and a tad bit jelious of Nora. If you're old enough to remember Family Matter, you'll understand when I say, Nora and Bram had a Laura/Steve Urkel kind of love. (At first he was so undesirable to the point of "EWWW", then he grows on you.) The villians were surprising when revealed and infuriating none the less. I was disappointed when it ended. I'm excited and impaitent to see what happens next.

If you're afraid to pick this up because of the ZOMBIE content, you're going to regret it. This is a very well written and darn almost believeable book. Well, it is, if you can get pass the whole walking dead thing.) There are decaying gross parts, but there's nothing too terrifying to give you nightmares. I rate this 4.5!




About the Blogger
I'm Katrina, founder of Kindred Dreamheart. I'm an aspiring junior & women's petite clothing designer and book lover. I read select genres. However if it's a series I'm sure I'd love it also regardless of the genre. I read when I want to be entertained; watch TV when I'm bored; and when I'm not designing something fabulous, I blog. (((Contact Me)))

In My Mailbox # 8

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.

I got these great books free via my B&N free Nook Downloads:

 
Mutiny (Mystyx, #2.5)The Strange Case of Finley Jayne (Steampunk Chronicles, #0.5)The Red ShoesSummer's Crossing (Iron Fey, #3.5)Retro Demonology (The Demon Trappers, #0.5)Remedial Magic (Faeriewalker, #0.5)Grey Eyes (The Forever Trilogy, #1)Fallen from Grace (Dark Mirror, #0.5)Beasts and BFFs (13 to Life, # 0.5)Angel Burn (Angel Trilogy, #1)Anathema (Causal Enchantment, #1)A Link to Twilight (an excerpt from Silent Hero)From the AshesZombies Don't Cry (A Living Dead Love Story)

Titles:
Mutiny (Mystyx #2.5) by Artist Arthur
The Strange Case of Finley Jayne (Steampunk Chronicles 0.5) by Kady Cross
The Red Shoes by Bea Turvey
Summer's Crossing (Iron Fey #3.5) by Julie Kagawa
Retro Demonology (The Demon Trappers 0.5) by Jana Oliver
Remedial Magic (Faeriewalker 0.5) by Jenna Black
Grey Eyes (The Forever Trilogy #1) by B. Alston, Quinteria Ramey
Fallen from Grace (Dark Mirror 0.5) by M.J. Putney
Beasts and BFFs (13 to Life) by Shannon Delany
Angel Burn (Free Preview of Chapters 1-3)by L. A. Weatherly
Anathema (Causal Enchantment #1) by K.A. Tucker
A Link to Twilight (an excerpt from Silent Hero) by Christine E. Schulze
Tenth Grade Bleeds (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod #3) by Heather Brewer
From the Ashes by Jeremy Burns
Zombies Don't Cry (A Living Dead Love Story) by Rusty Fischer

The following were given for review via the author:
Between The Land And The SeaThe Moon And The TideThe Fate of the Muse (Marina's Tales, #3)
Titles:
Between The Land And The Sea (Marina's Tales, #1) by Derrolyn Anderson
The Moon And The Tide (Marina's Tales, #2) by Derrolyn Anderson
The Fate of the Muse (Marina's Tales, #3) by Derrolyn Anderson

So did you download any freebies?  What's in your mailbox?

About the Blogger
I'm Katrina, founder of Kindred Dreamheart. I'm an aspiring junior & women's petite clothing designer and book lover. I read select genres. However if it's a series I'm sure I'd love it also regardless of the genre. I read when I want to be entertained; watch TV when I'm bored; and when I'm not designing something fabulous, I blog. (((Contact Me)))

Client Update: Mock Up # 4



Per photoshoot Feb 12,  This gown is 25% completed.  Garment construction will be completed NLT Wednesday.


This piece was constructed using  measurements, per measurements, of model  #2334171.


Progress:





The next looks in this collection can be seen:

Look #1
Look # 2
Look # 3




About the Blogger
I'm Katrina, founder of Kindred Dreamheart. I'm an aspiring junior & women's petite clothing designer and book lover. I read select genres. However if it's a series I'm sure I'd love it also regardless of the genre. I read when I want to be entertained; watch TV when I'm bored; and when I'm not designing something fabulous, I blog. (((Contact Me)))

Dreamheart Spotlight # 5

 

Photographer:Charlisha Renate


 ...I am a beautiful person on the inside and out.
Every blue moon an industry hopeful comes along who is just so loveable and ambitious; you want to sign them before you’ve even seen their talent. In this installment of Dreamheart Spotlight I will feature the spunky, classy, and outgoing Chasity “Model Monae” Miller. Friends describe Miller as a “down to earth and a very energetic person; who puts God first and leaps out on faith on everything that she puts her mind to.”

Photographer:Will Sterling

“I never let my bad day turn in rain,” reintegrated Miller.
When asked why she wanted to work in this particular field, Miller said, “I want to model to show my personality and confidence through Art. Also, to show modeling is for short petite models and so we can work it like the high fashion models with our beauty and quirks.”

Miller was inspired to model from the hit prime time television show “America Next Top Model”. Miller is a John Casablanca graduate and currently a full time college student majoring in Performing Arts. Aside from personality and confidence, Miller believes she is fit to be a model because of her unique style, look, and signature poses. “The biggest one of all BEING A ROLE MODEL,” she said.

Miller’s goals are plain and simple. “To be the best all I can be and bringing MY ‘A’ GAME!” She exclaimed.


Photographer:Rob Works

When it comes to nutrition, Miller is very strict. “I follow the pyramid everyday on my food groups,” she said. During the interview Miller proudly proclaimed, “I never gain weight.” Her work out regiment includes playing the Xbox kinect Dance Central game to break a sweat. “I just dance my tail off,” she joked.

Miller does not currently have an agent or agency; however she is open to representation. Miller has excellent communication skills. She’s very open to talk, patient, and friendly. On availability, there are no boundaries in Miller’s book. “Anytime-This is my DREAM!!!!!” She exclaimed. However, when it comes to client requirements there is a limit. “It depends on the assignment,” she said. Miller cherishes genuineness and honesty in her business relationships. “I like it when someone keeps it real.....I dislike when someone is fake.” She said.

This supermodel in the making believes her trademark is her smile. “I smile a lot and [people] tell me I am a beautiful person on the inside and out,” she said.

It’s been a pleasure to introduce you to Chasity Miller. I’ve had the pleasure of working with her in the past and I can vouch that she already is a star.

 Want to know more about this Dreamheart?

Photographer:Will Sterling

The best way to contact Chasity for either more information and/or booking:

Facebook: Chasity ModelMonae Miller
Fanpage: Model/Actress *Monae*
Twitter: @ModelMonae3
ModelMayhem: MM# 1893643
Email: modelmonae0911[at]gmail[dot]com




Thanks for logging on to Dreamheart Spotlight today!  Show Chasity love!  Also, be sure to check out next week's great feature! 






The Blogger Spotlight

Click the screen shot below to check out my guest post @ Danica Page (Taking It One Page at a Time) via "blogger in the spotlight" meme:

 

This was alot of fun.  Many thanks to Danica Page.  If you're a blogger and would like to be featured, contact her.

Thanks,
 
About the Blogger
I'm Katrina, founder of Kindred Dreamheart. I'm an aspiring junior & women's petite clothing designer and book lover. I read select genres. However if it's a series I'm sure I'd love it also regardless of the genre. I read when I want to be entertained; watch TV when I'm bored; and when I'm not designing something fabulous, I blog. (((Contact Me)))

Why Buy The Cow? Reading Challenge 2012!


In celebration of my awesome New Nook e-reader,  I've decided to take part in the "Why Buy The Cow? Reading Challenge 2012! "  This Challenge is hosted by Kelly at Reading the Paranormal and Missie at The Unread Reader!  This reading challenge has been developed specifically for FREE and LEGAL downloaded books. It's not too late to sign up.  You can find out more information: here.


Places where you can legally grab some free e-books:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Smashwords
All Romance eBooks: offers random freebie books throughout the year (signing up for the newsletter to get updates)
Pocket After Dark: offers free online reads that change monthly and/or bi-monthly
Sony’s Reader Store: occasionally pops up with free books that aren’t available at Amazon or B&N
Harlequin: offers Freebie Friday
Sourcebooks: offers monthly freebies
Books on the Knob pulls freebies from around the web in different genres for reader consumption
I will compete in Level: Coupon Clipper: 12 Books
Just me and my Nook.  Yep, I painted that picture in the background.

My Progress:
Free from Amazon:
 InkedNephyrae:The Vampire's CousinNot Quite Casper: an Aether Vitalis Short StoryCity of SinA High Stakes GameMarkedJapanese Fairy TalesChapter 19: The Soul ChaserWandering Koala rides The Phantom Coach comic 1

Free from Publisher's site:
* My reviews posted on this blog can be viewed here: HERE.






About the Blogger
I'm Katrina, founder of Kindred Dreamheart. I'm an aspiring junior & women's petite clothing designer and book lover. I read select genres. However if it's a series I'm sure I'd love it also regardless of the genre. I read when I want to be entertained; watch TV when I'm bored; and when I'm not designing something fabulous, I blog. (((Contact Me)))

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