In the wake of all the tragedy that took place in Haiti this winter we mustn’t be afraid to show our pride for the tiny nation that erupts with culture. I know we all watch the news and wait for stories of miracles to out weigh the tragic ones. We pray our donations went into the right hands and even more so, the ideas for rebuilding all come to fruition. Some might say this is no time to celebrate anything. But even when the progress of all the relief efforts still remain to be seen, we have to have faith that it will all turn out to be better, sooner than later. This is just another tiny reminder for everyone to never stop praying for Haiti. And, to all my rice and beans, and plantain, eating Haitian people, I hope today of all days, your head is still held high, and heart is filled with joy. I wish you a Happy Haitian flag day.
Some time ago I entered a contest for a chance to become a contracted http://www.piperlime.com/ stylist, and a possible chance to appear on fashion based reality show the “Rachel Zoe Project” on the Bravo network. While I unfortunately didn’t place or anything, I did receive a lovely email from one of the editors encouraging me in my pursuit of styling. The contest challenged us a chance to show off our styling talents via http://www.polyvore.com/ while giving us three unique scenarios to work with and make our own. Humbled by my unexpected “honorable mention”, I just wanted to share one of mine with you guys:
Scenario: High School Reunion
…Since it’s been a long time and she’s grown up a lot she understands that being stylish doesn’t have to mean “showing off” or doing too much. I kept her look smart and seasonally fresh by putting her in: a strapless off white sequined silk chiffon belted dress to show off those amazing legs, metallic leather sandals, thick gold couture necklace then topped it off with the Angular shoulder fuchsia blazer for an unexpected wow factor. I added a simple black clutch to tie it all in and to hold the essentials, cell phone, lipstick, identification. This outfit is very appropriate for the occasion; it’s mature and sexy without being over the top. Put simply, it’s a touch of class, for the head of the class. (For information on where to get this outfit, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org .)
I sat at my desk today while enjoying an hour's worth of great Stevie Wonder Music (courtesy of 98.7 Kiss FM (NY). The musical living legend celebrates his 60th Birthday today! Here’s a famous quote from Stevie I love, and happens to be his living testimony in a nutshell: “Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision”. Since I’ve already gotten a dosage of his genius today, I’ll leave you with one of his classics, and a personal favorite, enjoy! (video courtesy of youtube)
Even though the Spring weather has been acting a little aloof as of late [shout out to Global Warming] we must celebrate its arrival for fashion's sake. Dressing for spring, especially in New York, can be really tricky since one day its 75 degrees and 40 the next. Don't fret my pets, as a matter of fact; take advantage of all the range in temperature. This is a season where you can wear a coat, flip flops, a trench, light denim jacket & boots in the same week without looking like a crazy person; you have to love that, right? This Spring, classic floral dresses, nautical cardigans, sweet tees and jeans, jackets with intricate detail & statement making jewels are some of the items giving me fever!
Don't you just hate when you love a song and the video sucks? I know I do! So when there's a good one I have to give credit where it's due. Alicia Keys is one of my favorite artists and she hardly ever disappoints me anyway, but this video is a wonderful example of what the song entails. I must say,great choice for leading male role too, I love Chad Michael Murray!