New Dimensions: Fashion & 3D Printing

Whether you’re looking to take your style to the next level or create the must-have look for next season, 3D printing will make you the talk of the room.

And boy are people talking!

From Nike to Katy Perry and the infamous ice-like dress from Iris Van Herpen’s show during Paris Fashion Week; fashion and technology have collaborated for an undeniably intriguing love affair.

In 2013, Shapeways, a 3D Printing service based in NYC, and the Ace Hotel collaborated with bombshell, Dita Von Teese, for this jaw-dropping gown.

The best part?

It was fully articulated and printed using a 3D printer!

By combining Fibonacci’s sequence, 3D printing, and over 12,000 Swarovski crystals; fashion took a leap into a new dimension.




Images Courtesy of Shapeways. Designed by Michael Schmidt.

Watch the video below to see just how this work of art was manufactured.

Fashionistas and designers can’t have all the fun. Techies and environmentalists should pay close attention to this collaboration as well.

This technological innovation lessens the need for paper designs and helps to eliminate some of the waste found in mass production.

Now is the  opportunity to shift the conversation towards inventive partnerships to improve the sustainability and environmental impact of 3D printers.

Shapeways takes the additive manufacturing process to the next level with each of their designs.

And it just keeps getting better…

In 2014, they collaborated with Nervous System Studios to create a fully functioning dress. The improvements made the garment more comfortable to the wearer and easier to construct; without forsaking the design or style.



Images Courtesy of Nervous Studios.

Check out the video below to inspire your next creation.

Have a design you want to bring to life?

Upload it to Shapeways today and make your piece the talk of your next holiday party!
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From Old Clothes to New Travels! 

IMG_6184Support M de la M. at the Greengate Jewish Center Flea Market on Sunday October 25 from 8-1 pm! (Pikesville,MD)  
We have over 50 items for all sizes and tastes. From children’s to women’s and men’s. 

On top of finding a new favorite outfit, you’ll support our goodwill mission!
Our mission is to provide scholarships that encourage students from low income communities to study abroad through the collection & sales of donated clothing.
Shop or donate with us!
If you live in Baltimore or the surrounding areas, we’ll pick up your gently used clothing for FREE!

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What Will You Do With Your Privilege?

M de la M. believes studying abroad is a privilege that every student should have!
Shop M de la M. & help students from under served or minority communities travel abroad, no matter their economic background, race, or zip code🌍✌🏾️🎒 (Flamenco in Barcelona, Spain)

(Running the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain) 

(Running the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain)  

(United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland)

(Geneva, Switzerland)

(Canyoning in the mountains of Interlaken, Switzerland)
Read this lesson one teacher taught about privilege here.


Around the World with M de la M. 

M de la M is launching soon and you are in for some pleasant surprises. 

We are an online boutique that features thrifted fashions, new apparel, and treasures from around the world.

 Your purchases will fund students to learn about economic development, sustainability, and global awareness through study abroad in countries like Spain, Japan, Brazil, France, Italy and so many more! 

Visit IES Abroad for more information on programs around the world! 



Royal Blazer: $30.00

Ferragamo Clutch : $50.00

Red Blazer: $40.00

Karigari Earring & Necklace Set: $30.00

Make purchases and donate to send students to study abroad at

M de la M.
Click ‘Mission’ to shop and donate.

Share your closet and we’ll open up the world to students in need 🌍

The Ambitious Girl.

I studied PR and Spanish at Hampton University and love to find new ways to use the skills I learned while earning my degree.

On March 22nd, I worked An Afternoon of Musical Inspiration, hosted by the National Federation of the Blind Maryland. My role on the planning committee included designing the ticket and advertisement for the event. The best part was putting together the gift bags. We had a great pastel color theme, perfect for spring! 



 It’s always fun to strengthen my skills and see how much I need to grow.

Whatever you do, be willing to grow.

Here are some pics from the day and a peek at the other pieces from my three piece suit that I featured in the last post ✌️





If you’d like to donate to the National Federation of The Blind Maryland to help send visually impaired youth to their summer enrichment programs, contact me or visit their website here.

Try and Volunteer somewhere this week! 🌍💌

One of them, “I like art”type girls.

I had the pleasure of visiting the Walters Art Museum with my mother & cousin last week.

As a graduate of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism & Communications, The Pen to Press exhibit was a must see!

Johannes Gutenberg of Germany, started it all with the printing press and the first print of the bible.

Also as a Christian, it was amazing to see the mechanism that allowed future generations to read the gospel. 

On top of that, the Walters Art Museum is one of Baltimore’s greatest treasures. It has the perk of free admission, captivating exhibits as well as an unique intersection of culture and community outreach. 

If you’re ever in Baltimore, check out their website and their new extended hours on Thursday nights! 


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 My pants are a part of a three piece suit that I thrifted from 2Chic Boutique in Pigtown, on Washington Boulevard. They have great sales and beautiful designer pieces! Look out for the other 2 pieces on the blog soon ✌️


Shirt: Scratch & Dent

Wrap: Kohl’s

Boots: Bershka

 Bump the Blame Game, from where my lyric inspired title originated. 🎶

Buckle Up

Last week, my twirl, aka, one of oldest friends was in Baltimore! Although the occasion was somber, we were able to catch up, laugh a whole lot, & even begin working on a new project together (stay tuned)! 

I wore a tailored & thrifted Emanuel Ungaro dress with Steve Madden Riding Boots. Emanuel Ungaro is an iconic designer and I was thrilled to thrift this gem at Repeat Performance in Pikesville,MD. I’ll be sure to add the full outfit soon!