SwellMayde Q&A with Foam Magazine

7.24.2011
Aimeesantos_span7
(outfit: diy fringe alternative apparel top, lace skirt)

Feeling thankful...

Here's a SwellMayde Q&A from Foam Magazine (more here):

If you haven't noticed, we at FOAM are all about DIYing (see some of our own DIYs). That's why we scooped up SwellMayde founder and director Aimee Santos and asked her to teach us how to recreate a basic tee for our second DIY Summer Session, this Saturday at Alternative Apparel. Here, we get to know the girl behind the needle and thread:

Why did you start SwellMayde?
I was talking to a friend about something I had made, and she responded saying, “I’m not creative. I could never make that.” This broke my heart, and it inspired me to start SwellMayde. The blog is about embracing your own creativity, finding inspiration in the world around you, and bringing it to reality with your own two hands. There’s something so beautiful about making something yourself, and knowing it is truly one of a kind.

What's the DIY you're most proud of so far?
I would say my DIY envelope clutch. I not only love it for my everyday outfits, but I love the simplicity of the instructions.

What does a good DIY toolbox include?
A good DIY toolbox contains scissors, needle and thread, glue, ruler, and a cupcake (break-time is a necessity).

What is your go-to outfit for a day in Venice?
Can’t go wrong with a white top, denim cutoffs, and straw hat.

How did you come up with the DIY for our Alternative Apparel DIY Summer Session Event and why should we get excited about it?
I wanted the DIY to be perfect for the season, something very beach inspired. This DIY is super versatile. It can be easily paired with a flowy maxi dress/skirt or thrown over your swimsuit, and can give an outfit that instant summer vibe.

So, are you stoked for Saturday?
So stoked!! I feel honored to have been asked by Foam and Alternative Apparel to be a part of this great event. I am extremely excited to spend the day spreading creativity and meeting new people. 

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P.S. Stay tuned for event pics... along with a diy tutorial of the fringe top I'm wearing + several other versions.

18 comments:

jen said...

congrats aimee! great feature... loved reading about the beginnings of SwellMayde :)

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Congrats girl!! Very cool feature!

Tayler said...

Nice job! you totally deserve it!!

congrats :)

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Robin said...

Aimee! Sooo proud of you, I remember the days when the blog was still an idea in the making! You've come so far, so glad I was able to stop by and show some love!!!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

that is so amazing! you go girl!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Petiteélégant said...

Youre the most creative blogger!

Michelleesque said...

Congratulations on the feature! Can't wait to see the photos from the event! :)

Nicole Richie Anon. said...

Good job :) Lovely interview and I love your DIY tee.

xx

Follow me but shut up said...

love it girl...

Fashion Tales.... said...

love that cupcake reference.. "break-time is a necessity" lol ...so true, I always have almonds during my DIY worktime. Enjoyed this interview. xxoo

American Gypsy said...

so great! congrats and hope the event was "swell"!

xoxojess

Charline said...

I love it :)

Suz said...

Girl, you look amazing!

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

Congrats on the Foam feature!

El said...

Congratulations on the feature, girl!!! So happy for you :)

CLASSY & FABULOUS

Kisses!

Anne Di said...

Congratulations on being featured. I giggled when I read the cupcake part! Btw, red lips looks awesome on you!

Neysa Bové said...

congrats that's great! love the outfit, lipstick hat! awesome! xxo -nb

et.girl said...

omg i definitely want to try this! love ur DIY top!

xoxo
http://etbreadandbutter.blogspot.com/

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