Aimee

 

I was talking to a friend about something I had made, and she responded saying, “I’m not creative. I could never make that.” This broke my heart, and it inspired me to start SwellMayde.

-Aimee Santos

Aimee Santos… Just her name sounds so damn cool, as cool as the pieces she makes from basic materials.

On Aimee’s blog, SwellMayde, she shares unique DIY Projects that give high street products a run for their money.

Where else can you learn how to make cute cell phone cases?? We all know Otterbox isn’t making tutorials any time soon. We appreciate her creativity and we thank her for sharing her brain power child with the rest of us who aren’t willing to shell out some American Apparel dollars for simple cutoff shorts.

She is the Macgyver, adorable, a great personality, and Freaking step by step illustrations! What more can you ask for.

Aimee Santos is an inspiration for us all to use our noggins.

Keep reading for more about why we she is our November DIY Savior and check out her exclusive DIY Projects at SwellMayde.

 

You come up with some fantastic wardrobe pieces, What inspires your creations?

I think the best inspiration finds me… like a happy accident. I tend to be inspired by everything around me, but I love going to flea markets and carefully analyze vintage pieces.

We noticed you recently graduated from fashion school(Good Job!!) What sparked your initial interest in fashion?

I gravitated toward the idea of designing something that affects people’s everyday life. A beautifully designed piece in my wardrobe can really uplift my whole mood, and I love that about fashion.

What made you decide to share your creativity juices?

I was talking to a friend about something I had made, and she responded saying, “I’m not creative. I could never make that.” This broke my heart, and it inspired me to start SwellMayde. The blog is about embracing your own creativity, finding inspiration in the world around you, and bringing it to reality. There’s something so wonderful about making something yourself, and knowing it is truly one of a kind.

We all have that one piece that we wear that makes us feel like we’re the biggest thing since Facebook. What is your favorite piece in your wardrobe?

Right now, my DIY Pom Pom Straw Hat is on heavy rotation. It adds that little quirkiness to every outfit.

Play Webster’s, define art?

For me, art is so many things. It can be a beautifully directed film, a poetic dance, or even my favorite song.

An Aimee Santos DIY from SwellyMade: Envelope Clutch

 

Check out Aimee’s Blog 

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