Our wedding story is like no other. It was intimate, beautiful, and simply perfect. Read about our love and view photos of this gorgeous day.Read More
Creative spotlight on a young entrepreneur, Sarah Foss. Specializing in boudoir photography, she creates beautiful images from Moscow, ID and Minot, ND. Read more!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
Creating your own opportunities allows you to design your life the way you want it. If you want something, go and get it, and that is exactly what I'm doing. I am blessed to have creative friends who inspire me to do more everyday. I create art through fashion design, graphic illustration, videography, and blogging. Fashion has always been in my genes and I'm glad to share it with the world. I love creating connections through my art.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
The spotlight is on the talented, Jen Dao. Get makeup tips from this certified MUA and watch her tutorials on Youtube.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.
I'm in love with 90s fashion right now. There are a select few who tell me, no, please don't bring it back, but I can't help it. It's simple. I want to wear boy jeans and oversized t-shirts. If my mom still had her old wardrobe, I would be rockin' it today (I still wear her clothes today, because she's stylish). I found a box of old photos of my mom when I was home in Seattle and got inspired.Read More