Cecilia's Daily

Monday, October 25, 2010

for those rainy days….

I KNOW IT SOUNDS KINDA FUNNY, SINCE I LIVE IN LA, BUT…

I HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT RAIN BOOTS LATELY…


THESE CHECKERED ONES LOOK LIKE THOSE PLASTIC PICNIC TABLE CLOTHS!!! DON’T YOU THINK????

THESE ARE SO CUTE FOR THAT SOMEONE WHO LOVES SNEAKERS!!!

THESE STRIPE ONES ARE OK…. THEY KINDA LOOK LIKE A COZY SCARF… BUT THEY WOULDN’T LOOK SO CUTE WITH MY ANIMAL PRINT STUFF…

NEITHER WOULD THESE… NOT THE KIND OF ZEBRA PRINT I AM LOOKING FOR!!!

THESE ARE MY FAVORITE!!!! WHAT A FAB CREATION !!!!

A REAL RAIN BOOT WITH UGG FUZZY STUFF ON THE INSIDE… PERFECT !!! NOW YOU CAN BE COZY AND WARM WITHOUT YOUR UGGS GETTING WET AND RUINED!!!AND THESE, WELL…. ALTHOUGH THEY DO LOOK COZY WITH THE FUR…

I THINK THE SAME ONES ARE IN MY GRANDMA’S CLOSET FROM THAT TIME A LONG TIME AGO THAT SHE WENT TO THE SNOW!!!what do you think?????

which rain boots are you going to wear?????

I SURE AM GLAD WE DON’T HAVE TOO MUCH RAIN IN LA !!!!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

behind the scenes…The Nate Berkus Show aired today…

in case you missed it, go to :

http://www.thenateshow.com/videos/detail/379/11-year-old-designer

So now that it has finally aired, I can talk about it!!! and show lots of pics!!!!!

what Nate did not really say on the show was that on a Thursday at 4 pm I got the photo of the room he decorated…

I looked at the photo to “get inspired” in the car on my mom’s phone as she drove to the fabric store, my fav of course: ISW…

I went crazy at the fabric store, we actually closed the store down and they were nice enough to wait for me to be finished…

Remember: I had just started my new school and I had homework to do!

I couldn’t resist the temptation to start cutting, after all: I only had a few days to complete the “challenge” because I was leaving for NYC on Monday.

By Saturday I had all three designs for the three girls plus mine! I was very excited and thought they were quite fabulous!!!!!

We even had a crew from The Nate Berkus Show stop by my “studio” to see how I was doing! I think I wow’ed them!

Pretty fast, right????? That should be a challenge for other designers!!!!!

On Sunday, I got to go shopping (on The Nate Berkus budget they gave me) to accessorize the dresses with shoes, tights, jewlery, hats, purses, etc…. very fun!

On Monday, Labor Day,  we flew to NYC and taped the episode the next morning!!!!

Well I do have to say Nate is so nice!

I hope you like the segment and I really hope you like the dresses and skirt and blouse I designed “inspired” from the room he designed!!!!

ciao for now !!!!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

vintage = fabulous inspiration !!!!

walking through an entire auditorium of vintage jewlery, hats, shoes, and clothes was fabulous inspiration !!!!

here are just some of the things i loved looking at…

a Harper’s Bazar from 1962, it only cost 60 cents them but to buy it today the lady was charging $45 !

look at these amazing hats…. this is the one I chose!!!! straight from the 1960’s !!!Chanel jewlery !!!! dreaming, dreaming, dreaming… and chunky gold is oh so in right now!!! how about this red tweed chanel suit !!!!

and of course…. FUR !!!!  back in those vintage days there was no faux fur !!!! it was real!!!

a pink bunny fur ….and I would rather not think about where this came from !!!!anything and everything vintage is chic !

I am fabulously inspired from this day of vintage !!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

It’s Fall ….

I love love love the colors of fall!!!!

I spent some time last week in my school’s garden picking green beans, squash  and eggplant!!!

I think this sparkly purple, green and mustard plaid taffeta is the perfect start to Fall…

I love pumpkins because there are no two alike! Instead of the perfectly round ones, I love the more “avant garde” shaped ones!

And who doesn’t love a scarecrow!!!!!off to more fall designing!!!!

ciao

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

“SHE’S A FASHIONISTA”

That’s what they are saying about me in Time for Kids Magazine this week!

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I think you will all agree: I am defs a FASHIONISTA !!!! But even better than that is that I am just a normal 6th grader inspiring kids to follow your dreams!

I have been getting lots of notes from teachers and kids from all around America who read this article! All of them are saying that I have “inspired” them in someway or another!

One question many of you seem to have is: “Am I related to Oleg Cassini?” NO ! is the answer!

Now that that is clear, remember: just because we are kids doesn’t mean we have to wait until we are 20 to follow our dreams! Just go for it now!

xo ciao for now and remember: follow your dreams!!!!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

vIVA LA ITALIA!!!!!!

“CIAO BELLA!!!!!” IS WHAT STEFANIA SAID TO ME WHEN SHE WALKED INTO MY STUDIO THE OTHER DAY!!!!

STEFANIA IS THE PHOTOGRAPHER, MOTTO ITALIANA,

WHO TOOK PICS OF ME…

Cecilia and italian photographer


WHILE ALICE, ANOTHER ITALIANA!,  INTERVIEWED MOI!


SHE PROMISED THAT SHE WILL TRANSLATE THE STORY FOR US

FROM ITALIAN TO ENGLISH!!!!

BUT FOR RIGHT NOW, I NEED TO FOCUS ON MY LATIN TEST TOMORROW!!!

LOTS OF VOCAB WORDS TO LEARN IN LATIN!

PARVA, MAGNUS, ALBUS, HUMIDUS, …

CIAO

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

HALLOWEEN OR BOO ! ON HALLOWEEN????

I HAVE TO ADMIT,I HAVE NEVER BEEN A FAN OF HALLOWEEN !

HOW ABOUT YOU?

I MEAN, I DO NOT LIKE ALL OF THOSE MASKS AND SCAREY COSTUMES!

THEY FREAK ME OUT!

I KNOW LITTLE GIRLS LIKE TO DRESS UP LIKE PRETTY PRINCESSES FOR HALLOWEEN,; BUT, WHY NOT ALL YEAR LONG?

DRESSING UP SHOULD NOT BE LIMITED TO JUST ONE DAY A YEAR! KIDS SHOULD GET TO DRESS EXACTLY AS THEY WANT ALL YEAR LONG!

WHY NOT?

I LIKE THE CANDY BUT I EAT CANDY ALL YEAR LONG SO WHY GATHER SO MUCH IN ONE NIGHT?

I VOTE FOR DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENT ON HALLOWEEN!

I WILL BE “PRAYING” TO COCO , ASKING HER TO MAKE SIGNS TO ME THAT SHE IS WITH US!!!

TALK ABOUT SPOOKY !!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

As the Brits say…

A couple of days ago, a very chipper chap arrived at my house to interview me for a piece for British TV !

He looked familiar to me ! Oh yes, my Dad realized, he used to be on KTLA … but now! Strictly, British TV !

How formal! But no! He was so friendly and fun ! He even took my little brother for a ride in his Maserati!

At the end of our interview he said, “YOU ARE A STAR, Cecilia!!!!”

Thank you and would you like a cup of tea?????

xoxoox ciao for now, Cecilia

Saturday, October 2, 2010

What’s in the box ???

This weekend was really busy …

Something amazing happened! I got to meet this girl named Lauren.

When she arrived at my house to do a “custom fitting,” she arrived with a box in her hands.

She told me that she had been a fan of mine since the beginning and for the past year she has been “saving up” to buy one of my designs.  On the top of the box she had glued photos of her three favorite dresses !

Lauren even got a sewing machine last Christmas because she wants to learn how to make her own dresses too!  She said she was so excited to meet me that she even brought me a present!!!! A gorgeous necklace with sparkles on it!

That was so sweet of her ! I love it !

After Lauren and I talked a little bit, she started to try on a bunch of dresses ! She looked amazing in all of them !

I thought it was so cool that Lauren had been dreaming about wearing one of my dresses and so…….

I told her that she could have not one but two of her favorite dresses !!!!!

I said, “I want to give you two of your favorite dresses of mine so that your closet will not be starving for a Cecilia Cassini design !”

I also told her that I was not going to take her money ! I thought it was so nice that she was saving her money, I told her  to continue saving it or give it to a charity !!!!

I think I made Lauren very happy !!!!

Making other people feel good makes me very HAPPY !!!!

How about you? What makes you feel happy ?????

I better go make my teachers happy and do my homework !!!!

xo ciao for now, Cecilia

Friday, October 1, 2010

tennis anyone ?????

Have you ever noticed how boring, BORING girls tennis clothes are?

Not the ones Maria and Serena wear, of course ! But those fab tennis dresses don’t come in our size !

I have been making my own tennis dresses since I was about six !

The first one was a white stretch with black tulle as the skirt !!!!

This is my latest !FAB ???????? or what!!!!!!!