Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Check Out my New Blog: "Wandering Opal"

Hey Everyone!
I have (finally) begun blogging again! I am now blogging under a new blog, "Wandering Opal." I'd love if you checked it out, followed, and told me what you thought about it!
Thank you all for your support!

Link to blog


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Changing the Game

Hey everyone,

This is hard to write and took a lot of thinking, but it needs to be said.

I will not be blogging on The Nu Creations anymore.

I really enjoy blogging. I would love to have a blog again at some point.

The reason I've decided to stop blogging on The Nu Creations is because of lack of resources and time. I am a senior in high school, and am working really hard to get into college right now. Along with time issues, I also lack the equipment and resources to further my blog. I have reached a point where I have done as much as I can with what I have, and in order to go further in blogging, I would need higher-quality equipment and money to invest.

Blogging has been so fun and has been a great learning experience. I have found new ideas and my writing has progressed tremendously. Thank you all for reading my blog and taking time to discuss the topics I have written about.

I will still be posting my original artwork and other types of quick posts on my Tumblr blog, alyssajudson.tumblr.com  so if you are still interested in my thoughts and ideas, please check that one out! The format of Tumblr makes blogging on Tumblr more do-able for me at this point.

Thank you all for the experience. Please watch out for my name in the future, as I plan to go to fashion school and continue to make my way into the fashion world.

Please feel free to still contact me with any questions about fashion or my work by emailing me at alysj1215@gmail.com.

Alyssa Adelle Judson

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Milan Fashion Week: Illustration of Kristina Bazan

As always, the shows at Milan Fashion Week have been great. And likewise, the street style has been on point. One of my favorite street style heroes has been Kristina Bazan, founder of Kayture. She wore a fantastic ensemble, which included a Tod's Cape and Jimmy Choo boots, to the Tod's show,  which I illustrated:

View on my Instagram

I hope you like it! If anyone has a suggestion on who else I should illustrate, please comment or email me at alysj1215@gmail.com !

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

NYFW: The Best So Far

We are now three days into Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. There have been many fantastic shows to kick it off. Here are a few of my favorite shows so far, for those of you who haven't had a chance to watch the shows, or those who just can't get enough!


The BCBG Max Azria show is one of my favorites every season. They have that ultimate effortless-chic feel, and the fabrics are so soft and rich. I love just going into a BCBG store and trying all of the dresses on.
The Spring 2015 show was gentle and romantic. the clothing was simple and neutral, with lots of blush and cream colors. The BCBGMAXAZRIA website says that the collection was full of Mediterranean vibes and effortless prints.


This was an up-and-coming label I had never heard of before. The collection was very regal, with a Summer Princess feel. There was a lot of pleating, which gave a rich, voluminous feel. Gold was the main color, but it was used in a tasteful way with subtle gold shines on white pleats, gold bands, and a few completely gold dresses.

Marissa Webb

The new Banana Republic creative director's personal label had a very professional yet feminine feel. the clothing was simple and flowy, with the color palette mainly consisting of black and white. Webb had the perfect balance of structured and loose-fitting.

Overall, with a few exceptions like Desigual and Lacoste, the trend so far has been gentle, romantic and light. I can't wait to see the remainder of the shows!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The "IT" Color of Fall

Fall 2014 is all about depth. Rich colors engulfing us and comforting us as we brave the weather to come. And what better to do so than a deep red? Different shades of maroon are everywhere this fall! 



Alexander Wang
Whether you want an everyday piece like the Gap sweater, or an investment piece like this Alexander Wang coat, be sure to get your fill of maroon now!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Words from the Mouth of Fashion: Vivienne Westwood

"Buy less, choose well."
~Vivienne Westwood, designer

It's always good to go shopping with a game plan, otherwise you end up spending money you didn't know you had, or buying items you didn't need or want!

Yes, with the rise of fast-fashion stores such as H&M and Zara, buying more has suddenly become easier and cheaper. But is cheaper always better?

Even with cheap being available, you should be picky with what you bring home. (Yes, when it comes to fashion and shopping, being picky can be a good thing!) It can save you money, and can allow you to consider bigger, nicer buys. It's always good to have a couple statement pieces, even if that means a few less tees!

So remember Vivienne Westwood's words next time you feel the urge to go shopping, and be purposeful in your browsing!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Midi Skirts: What (Not) to Do

I'm sure you have all heard of the Midi Skirt by now. It became popular this past year, and its popularity has not decreased since!

While it may seem like you can't go wrong with this style, there ARE right and wrong ways to wear it.
First of all, the skirt has to be one of two things:
1)made with a light material that adds next to nothing to your frame:
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2) Made with a heavier material, like this one:

Google Images

Semi-bulky midis are unflattering and misleading as to whether the extra bulk is a part of YOU or the skirt. Often they just add unwanted pounds to your lower body physique.

Tips for wearing midis:
  • If you are looking to add some shape to your frame, then go for a high waisted midi made with a thick material, like the one above, which accentuates a small waist and flares out, giving the appearance of more curves.
  • The same goes for women trying to take attention away from a larger lower body. The skirt flares on its own, and continues to flare almost to the end, elongating the curve and making the shape under become one with the skirt.
  • No matter what shape you are, always experiment with different varieties! Everyone is different, and different types may look good on you, and not on others. 
  • Pick a time to go to your favorite store, grab every midi off the racks, and have your own little dressing room party!

If the idea of midi skirts have always made you sick, remember these modern midis aren't just the typical 50's skirts. There are many different styles, shapes, and materials being used now, making the midi more flashy and unique than ever.

Pinterest, my own collage

If you don't love the way the length looks on you, or you just want to try a different take, try a midi wrap skirt!

A midi skirt can be many different things! If you don't like one of the styles, then try a different one!

What are your thoughts on the Midi?