Monday, November 11, 2019

Holidays Are Coming!


Holidays are coming and I'm so excited, but I'm going to miss the warm weather and the cute outfits that come with it. Texas weather has a mind of its own so who knows, I might still be able to pull off some lighter pieces. If it's colder where you live, you can throw a cute cropped jumper/sweater with this denim skirt and pair it with a cute boot.

This outfit would be perfect for a fall/winter vacation somewhere warm. Each piece in this ensemble can translate as a fall transitional piece alone. The outfit put together can also be transitional because of it's a monochromatic look, and the leopard shoe to tie the whole look to a fall vibe.

 Am I the only one that's ready for the new year though? I can't wait to layer pieces, celebrate the holidays, and work on some projects that I have lined up. 2019 taught me so much, and I can't wait to continue to learn and grow in 2020!








Top: Zara

Denim Skirt: Free People

Shoes: Steve Madden (On sale at major department stores)

Leopard Hair Scrunchy: Free People (On Sale)

Sun Glasses: Ray Ban

Photos by: Just Inspired Visuals 

Monday, November 4, 2019

UK Bridal Editorial X Country Classic Wedding Inspo


So, I did a thing! Just kidding, this is an editorial shoot I modeled for at The Ravenswood, a large estate right outside of London in a lovely country town. The estate was built during the reign of Henry VI in 1426. The location was so gorgeous and perfect to catch the raw and natural beauty from the greenery, the blooms, and the romantic lace.

This shoot is featured in UK bridal magazines like Trendy Bride Magazine, and on Instagram @trendybridemagazine. We had so much fun shooting these beautiful garments, and working with an amazing team + vendors (who will all be listed at the bottom of this post).

I waited a while to share these photos but now that they've been featured I can share some of them with you all. I can't wait to share more!

As you probably noticed I haven't been posting as much. I've gotten so many sweet messages asking where I've been so I thought I'd give you a quick update! (I'll go more into detail in a later post.)
I'm at a very interesting but fun chapter in my life, and I've honestly just been living it to the fullest by being in the moment. My career is still a big priority, especially now that I'm done with school so I've been working very hard. Fashion design is no joke, and is my primary job so I've devoted most of my time to it. I have something SO exciting coming up and I can't wait to share it! It's literally a dream.




















Photographer/Concept: Stepan Vrzala
Creative Director, Planning and Styling – Love From Mwai

Hair- Gemma Holiday
Cakes-Monnaine Cake
Suit-Marc Darcy
Dresses-Naomi Neoh
Shoes- Freya Rose
Hair Accessories- Eden B studio
Flowers-Jenni Liberty Flowers
Gin- Camm and Hooper
Stationery-Karamele Stationery
Stationery -Rosey and Co
Venue-The Ravenswood


Monday, April 22, 2019

FGI SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION: I'M STILL AMAZED!


So grateful to have had the opportunity to enter my garment in the FGI Scholarship Competition and to win 2 awards for 1st place! I couldn’t even think when they announced my name 😂 I was so shook.

I’m so blessed that I get to do what I love. There’s also a lot of hard rigorous work, sleepless nights and patience that fashion design students have to go through. It’s not as glamorous as it sounds, but it all pays off! Congrats to all my peers that won an award and participated, your hard work and dedication is inspiring!

Thank you FGI and Rhonda Sargent Chamber Production for supporting the next generation of designers and to everyone who reached out or DM’d me to say congrats! I so appreciate the support!! ❤️ 











DRESS BY: GRACE BERAKI

PHOTOS BY: DANNY CAMPBELL PHOTOGRAPHY

SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION: FGI DALLAS

FGI FASHION SHOW: RHONDA SARGENT CHAMBERS PRODUCTION

Monday, June 11, 2018

I'm Moving to Paris!


Hey guys, hope your week is off to a great start because I know mine is! I just bought a one-way ticket to Paris, and not Paris, TX giiirl. (Mom, if you're reading this relax, it's for a fashion studying abroad program.)

Growing up, I always wanted to study abroad in either Paris or Italy, as well as travel around the world while in my 20's so why not do both?! I worked really hard to make this happen, so I'm very excited to live in Paris for the summer, and to study fashion in the fashion capital.  Along with studying fashion, I'm going to study other subjects like art, architecture, photography, and travel all over Europe.

I honestly think I'm most excited for all the independent traveling I'm about to do. I've traveled throughout Dubai alone before, and I loved it so much. While I enjoy traveling with others, I think I have more fun traveling alone. I think it's because it forces me to push myself out of my comfort zone and make amazing new experiences and friends. Traveling alone has taught me so much about myself and how to enjoy life on your own. However, this time I'm not just visiting a new country for a short while, but I'll actually be living in Paris, having an apartment, and attempting to live a local lifestyle lol. I'm hoping I have a positive experience like I did in the UAE. 

Please send your prayers my way for safe travels and zero bug bites because I don't do bugs! :)


Anyone can study abroad, do not let money get in your way. I always thought you had to have tons of money, but that's not necessarily true. There's a lot you can do to avoid financial stress. There are SO MANY things I've learned about preparing to study abroad and I haven't even left the states yet! I'm thinking of doing a post or YouTube Q&A video on how I did it, and how you can too! Maybe while I'm in Paris?

Let me know in the comments if that's something y'all would be interested in, and I'll be happy to share some tips that I wish someone told me, CHEAP plane tickets people don't know about, along with other valuable info. :)

 Since I already did all the research, you guys can learn from my mistakes. *tears*


 I'll also try to post my current location while abroad in my Instagram bio @graceberaki!






I'm really loving this sandy color crop from Chriselle x J.O.A. There were so many versatile pieces in this collection. My favorite part about this top is that it can be tied a number of ways, and the striped print gives it a summer beach vibe. I paired this top with a denim skirt that has a sandy wash to it. I love the raw hem because it gives the skirt a cool and chic summer beach vibe. This top also came with a wide leg pant that I could totally see myself wearing in either Italy or Greece!

You can instantly shop my looks, like this blouse, by following me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it app. just search grace beraki and hit follow!!


FEATURING: 

Top: Chriselle x J.O.A.

Skirt: Zara

Sandal: Jeffery Campbell

Monday, June 4, 2018

Bisous Bisous Dallas


Hey guys! If you love macarons and other french pastries you'll want to visit Bisous Bisous Patisserie in West Village Dallas. It's a tiny french-style bakery and sweet treat shop with an indoor coffee bar. Not only is the customer service great, but they also have cute marble tables with European style chairs for their patio seating! Let's just say this place is very Instagram lol. 

It's is a pretty small and intimate shop so it's a great place to study, get work done or simply enjoy your morning coffee because it's kind of ducked off in West Village. Be sure to enjoy the cute patio seating before it gets too hot! (June just began and it's this hot guys.)









FEATURED ITEMS:

Jacket: Zara

Top: American Apparel (It's actually a dress that's tucked in)

Skirt: Top Shop

Shoes: Cape Robin


Monday, May 14, 2018

How to Achieve an Effortlessly Chic Look On a Budget


Hope you all are off to a great start this week! I absolutely love Monday’s because you get to start the  work week fresh, and decide how you want your week to go! 

I have a lot of things planned this week, mostly work related, but I still want to look cute in an effortless kind of way.

For this look, I’m wearing a pinstripe silk satin shirt, black slacks with a sandal heel. To achieve an effortlessly chic look you can play with texture and add small details to your outfit to elevate the look. For example, instead of wearing a plain button up shirt, I chose a silk satin shirt with stripes  to give it a more expensive feel, and I tied the bottom of my shirt and rolled my sleeves to add some flavor. Another thing I did was style my hair in a high ponytail braid to dress up my outfit, and give it a high fashion look. 

These simple tips can really make your outfit look more expensive than it really is. (This is a 90s vintage top from my mother's closet, for FREE.) If you’re a college student or just balling on a budget, then this ensemble is for you! This look can be put together for under $80, and it has interchangeable pieces so it could be worn with other pieces you might already have, like jeans!





Leave a comment if you want me to show you how to nail this high ponytail braid in under 10 minutes!



FEATURED ITEMS


Top - Vintage Piece From My Moms Closet (similar look here)

Pant - Grace Beraki Collection (similar pair at herehere)

Shoes - Steve Madden (similar pair here or here)