I went through a creative phase a couple of years ago where I was trying out different surface design and printing techniques. One technique in particular I became exceedingly interested in was bleach-dyeing.Read More
This past Saturday we made the drive out to the desert to view the Super Bloom. This winter we have received an abnormal amount of rainfall (exactly what I was hoping for when I moved to Southern California) which has resulted in the deserts blooming with greenery and flowers.Read More
Shoulder straps that feature a tie are one of the signature hallmarks of my design style. Not only do they impart a romantic and feminine attitude to a top or dress they highlight one of the most underrated yet sensual parts of the female body - the shoulder.Read More
f you follow me on instagram (@emilykfarina) you may have seen my various posts about the Wiksten Haori (ie. kimono), a Japanese-inspired jacket.Read More
Believe it or not, Spring is right around the corner and with it new seasonal trends are beginning to pop up. One of these trends that I am most excited about are high-waisted, wide leg pants.Read More
If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time you have probably heard me preach about buying clothes that can be worn multiple ways and multiple times. It is so important to me that pieces in my wardrobe can do double or triple duty rather than serve only one type of occasion. The garments I design for Magill are no exception. I want anything I design and sell to earn their keep in my customers’ wardrobes rather than just take up space for those once-in-a-while events. One of my favorite Magill pieces, the Denes Dress, is a dark floral midi dress and perfect for both warm and cold weather. Today’s post is sharing two ways to style this dress both for now and later! Click of each of the products to get details and shop!
To say getting this collection live is a long time coming would be an understatement…
Ever since I was a little girl I have been obsessed with arts and crafts. Drawing, painting, weaving, beading, you name it I was into it. I had every craft kit that Michael’s sold and every marker set Crayola produced. When I was in high school my love for crafts shifted more towards fine arts. I took Art as a major which means I took art class every single day of my four years of high school. It was around this time I also became interested in sewing. I learned some perfunctory sewing skills in Home-Ec class but my mom really taught me how to pick fabrics and follow a sewing pattern. Fast forward to college applications and I selected Fashion Design as my major. With the exception of a slow down during my two years of business school, I have been an avid sewer ever since. I consider myself to be a very productive person and for me there is no greater high than obtaining a finished garment from my sewing that I can hang in my closet and wear. It’s such a thrill and something that keeps me dreaming, designing and of course sewing.
Magill was born out of my desire to create clothing for women beyond myself and provide them with apparel that is feminine, modern and chic. Pieces that were easy to wear, easy to style and easy to love. I want my garments to make women feel beautiful and comfortable in their clothing, whatever they look like and wherever they are. The perfect middle ground of casual, sexy, cool and feminine is where Magill sits.
This Magill collection is only the start of all the tons and tons of ideas I have for pieces I want to design and bring to my customers. I am already working on the next collection to be coming in March and cannot wait to share with you all! Thank you for following along on this journey and your support along the way, it means the world to have such wonderful friends and family supporting me and my crazy dreams. Cheers to Magill!
This is my first fall in San Diego and getting used to the weather has been a trip. We moved at the end of the summer so it was still pretty hot in New York City when we left. We came out to California and the warm weather continued, pretty much the same. Well now that we are in November I am starting to really experience the difference in living in Southern California from the East Coast.Read More
The reason I started designing clothing for myself to wear is because I wasn’t finding exactly what I wanted in the marketplace. I look for pieces that are feminine, modern and with a touch of effortlessness and I kept coming up short when hunting this style down.Read More
I hate having to put a full wardrobe into storage and pull another one out every time the seasons change. I’d much rather have pieces that are versatile and can be worn through the year just by changing up what I pair them with.Read More
I’m all about trying out new trends but there are some where I want to dabble without the investment. Namely because I can already see a few months (or weeks) down the road I won’t be into the style anymore. Dropping $$$ on something that I will wear one time is just not practical for me.Read More
Would you believe this top is made from a men’s button down shirt? It’s true! It was an old shirt of Jeff’s that I reworked into this new peplum top. Keep reading for more details…Read More
One of the events we planned for our honeymoon was a luau - when in Hawaii right? I got this vintage skirt before our trip and intended to cut it up and use the fabric to make something else.Read More
We're back from our honeymoon in Hawaii! I took a hiatus from my blog in the weeks leading up to our wedding since I was just so busy finalizing all the details of our big day.Read More
I have been so busy finalizing wedding details over the past few weeks that I have been very neglectful of my blog. Now that we are officially married (woo hoo!) I am planning to get the content train back up and running on Fizz and Fade.Read More
Who says you have to go on vacation to get that careful summer look? We spent the day in Central Park last weekend I took the opportunity to pull on on of my FAVORITE new Magill tops that I designed a few weeks ago that is easy, breezy and beautiful.Read More
This spring has felt strangely long and quick at the same time, anyone else feeling that way? On the one hand it seems as if we are still at the tail end of winter while on the other hand Memorial Day is next weekend.Read More