A Day in Avondale 2015 Wanda Cobar Wearable Art Exhibit

Back in September I had a chance to participate in “A Day in Avondale” event promoting local businesses and artists in the area. I was able to set up a pop-up shop and a small exhibit showcasing my wearable art that goes back almost 20 years!   Welcome to my

The Making of “Sakura Spirit” 2015 My Cherry Blossom Inspired Dress

I have a small obsession with cherry blossom trees and one day I came across a picture on my Pinterest  that inspired me to create a wearable art garment. Wearable art is one of my favorite things to do and that I don’t get to do too often because of

Pure Beauty

Being your own unique self is Pure Beauty!

Chicago Fashion Fest 2015

The Chicago Fashion Fest started in 2008 by a very talented woman named Michelle Gomez owner of Dynamic Salon & MGO Fashion. Her love and passion for creative design is what gave her the vision to start this fest in a parking lot of a restaurant that has since grown

My “Joie de Vivre” 40th Birthday Party

I still can’t believe I turned 40! I swear I feel like it was just yesterday that I was still 27 lol..where did my time go?? Anyways I want to share with you my birthday celebration. I was supposed to be in Paris for my 40th but due to unexpected

#SeeSummerBetter in Chicago

 What makes summer in Chicago so great! Sunglasses by Warby Parker Recently I discovered the Ed Paschke Art Center in Jefferson Park and right outside the gallery there is a mural of one of his paintings and a sculpture created by the Zhou Brothers. I was so inspired by this combination

Proud Army mom!

One of my best friends has been asking me to make her a dress for her 40th birthday since last year. I still can’t believe that we all have turned 40 this year! Especially because we have been best friends for 25 years now..what a blessing! A few weeks before

Shall We Dance!

In the beginning of 2013 a friend of mine convinced me to take some Salsa lessons..I honestly was not that excited about it because I was not much into Latin dancing but I am so happy I took these classes because now I love it! I was so inspired by

Pants for Steven Tyler

In 2001, I  received a phone call from a friend that was lucky enough to travel all over the world with the band Aerosmith as their wardrobe stylist and she asked me to make a pair of pants for Steven Tyler! I was so happy and excited because I loved

The Making of a Prom Dress…behind the scenes 2015

Ever since I learned how to sew back in 1996 I have been making prom dresses almost every year. I try to only take on one dress per year because it’s a lot of work and there needs to be sufficient time to make changes if necessary as what happened

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