Leanne Aranador
How To Begin Again

How To Begin Again

Four months into 2021 and I’m reflecting on the goals I set for myself earlier this year, particularly the ones I haven’t been able to keep up with: Doodle every single day Create a one-of-a-kind (OAK) piece every week I’m a bit of an overachiever and when I’m not able to keep up with the things I set out to do, a big part of me just wants to give up. And to be honest, I did for a bit. I stopped doodling and I stopped painting. What led to this abrupt stop was simply life. I moved to a...

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Leanne Aranador
Style Report: Gen-Z "Trends"

Style Report: Gen-Z "Trends"

I write to you to remind you to not be pressured by the Gen-Z trend dictators. May we listen to these wise words from Gianni Versace, the founder of the famously known namesake brand Versace. He tells it as it is, “Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.”

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Leanne Aranador
Style Report: Badges are Instant Language

Style Report: Badges are Instant Language

Miuccia Prada once said, "What you wear is how you represent yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language." We believe badges are also instant language. They have the ability to share your stories, values, interests, accomplishments, and so much more - similar to the way tattoos are used today. Tattoos are viewed as a way of self expression and to commemorate monumental moments in life. A Kiev-based brand, TTSWTRS, short for Tattoo Sweaters, tapped into this notion of self-expression by creating garments that act as a second skin for those weary...

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Leanne Aranador
How To Iron on Badges in 4 Easy Steps

How To Iron on Badges in 4 Easy Steps

They might call them patches, but we call them BADGES because we proudly wear our hearts on our sleeves like badges of honor. Read on to learn how to iron on your badges like a pro!

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