Tori Dany Designs is bringing in 2017 with a giveaway! Partnering with Knits By Alexis, a pair of handmade boot covers can be yours. Check out Facebook to get entry details!Read More
Adventurous souls, wild hearts, and the passion to explore are a few things that can describe Devyn and I. This was the first time we took professional pictures and I am in love. Not just with the pictures, but I'm more in love with Devyn. Thais Photography is an exceptional couples photographer and if you want an experience, she'll make sure to give you one.Read More
Beauty can be found in every corner. You just have to look at things in a different perspective. I had the opportunity to visit Minot's Flower Box and explore the little shop. The place is filled with beautiful flowers, home plants, and even fashion.Read More
Innovation is key, am I right? Having a pop up shop is a new fun way to set up shop any time and any where. These temporary sales venues are popping up more and more everyday. I had the pleasure of being a part of the Dakota Chappy Pop Up Shop over the summer and had my own recently.Read More
People always wonder why I'm so happy and positive all the time. Let me tell you why. But first, I want to warn you that I am going to tell you something very personal. This is something I need to do for myself to heal. Some of my friends and family members don't even know the truth. Just know I am not posting this for pity, but I want to let you know I'm living proof of a second chance. I hope you finish reading this and understand that life is beautiful, and that there is always light at the end of the road. I am thankful for my boyfriend Devyn Snow. He has helped me realize my full potential.Read More
Working with great people makes even greater outcomes. I like to make sure that people are having fun and feel appreciated. Haven't you noticed, you are a product of your surroundings? So, surround yourself with uplifting, motivated go-getters.Read More
Getting out of your comfort zone is the best thing you could do for yourself. That's exactly what I did when my friend, Susie, asked me to make a jacket for her daughter Karigan. It was Sebastian Michaelis's jacket from the anime, Black Butler.Read More
A place where creatives connect is perfect for the community of Minot, North Dakota. Many people say there isn't much to do and it's boring. Well, they aren't looking hard enough! You have to make an effort and find what cool stuff is going on in town. The Creative Social Hour is a way to get out, dress up, and connect with others.Read More
There are some pieces in my closet that I love wearing all year round. Some clothing I have is seasonal, but I manage to make it work. With the cold season coming up, I know I'll have to layer up. I heard it's going to be a brutal winter in North Dakota this year. I haven't officially experienced a bad winter in Minot yet. So with the tundra coming up, bundling up is a must!Read More
Calling all creative individuals in Minot, ND! We know there is a lot of hidden talent here in the city. The Creative Social Hour is a meet up that will help bring artists of all kinds together in one place. Don’t be shy, we know you want to connect with others in town. Let’s talk about ideas we can do in the community or let’s collaborate.Read More
Minot Fashion Week event empowers future artists in the community.Read More
You guys have no idea how fun it was to make this vest. If you don't know already, I love fashion and being able to implement it into my friendships. This vest was created with love for a special person that I've met here in Minot, ND. In April, Devyn and I spent a weekend in Winnipeg for my 23rd birthday. We had such a fun time up there and one of my highlights would have to be visiting Mitchell Fabrics. Let me tell you, that fabric store was heaven. Seriously, it was three stories and had the most beautiful textiles you could imagine. I purchased some really unique fabric and said to myself that I was going to make something really special with it.
It is now October and I found the perfect opportunity to use the fabric. I made a long vest and I would say it is imperfectly perfect. It has a little Tori touch and Mary style in it. The outer fabric has leather-like fabric that is woven into black mesh/tulle. The lining and casing is a soft black satin. A bronze button brings it all together for simplicity.
Seeing Mary put on her vest made my heart sing. It fit her perfectly and I could tell she loved it. I told her that I will be making a collection for her. That project will mean everything to me. It will be more special beyond words.
Tori Dany Designs' mission is to create connections one design at a time. I make custom, one of a kind pieces for individuals that will appreciate unique pieces. Comment or message me if you would like a Tori Dany Designs! I have created a fashion design series on my Youtube account for you to follow my design journey.
The spotlight is on the amazing, Alexandra Nash. Get makeup and fashion tips from this certified MUA and learn her story.Read More
You don't see velvet that often. I always hear women complain that it's too hot. Being someone that is cold 25/8, I love this fabric on my skin. It feels like butter and and keeps me nice and warm. Growing up, I've only had a few pieces that were made out of this amazing textile; a cute babydoll dress, an infinity scarf, and a cardigan.Read More
I'm really awkward in front of the camera, but I love the editing side of things. I enjoy choosing the music, adding effects, and setting the vibe. Slicing and cutting for hours, can be tedious though.
A few weeks ago, some talented individuals linked up with me to do a photoshoot for the clothing line, Made In Bakken. Eli, Alex, Devyn, and I went to downtown Minot and had a good time getting some dope shots. Eli did a great job capturing images of the models during sunset.
Made In Bakken has some comfy, casual wear for your typical day. I have to say the zip up and the baseball tee are my favorite from the line. Support your locals and check out the line here.
About this giveaway... Watch the video to see the items. I have a male tank (sz large) and a women's tee (sz small) to give to two lucky individuals. Winners will be notified later this week!
Until next time!
PS Currently listening to DVNSNO - Summer Nights