What an honor it was to make it onto this year's list. THANK YOU to all of my friends, family, and peers who nominated me. There's nothing better than knowing that you are surrounded by amazing people; full of love, inspiration, and positive energy.
This is also great press for my Stylist business:
Do you hate shopping?
Do you have clothes in your closet with the tags still attached?
Do you have an upcoming event, and you have no idea what to wear?
Here are some photos I took with my iPhone to share some behind the scenes action. Purely just for shits and giggles. Also, you're probably wondering what I'm wearing...
Black dress, James Perse | Leopard jacket, H&M
Necklace, Claudia Bruno | Rings, vintage
Hat, Vintage | Belt, Express | Tights, from HS!
Boots, Botkier | Fur leg warmers, my friend Manoela's closet ;-)
So I am a huge fan of the the dark nail polish trend. Whether it's in or out, I don't really care. I always have a bottle of "Lincoln Park After Dark" by OPI on hand at all times.
And then there was Riva, Chanel's latest lacquer creation. That baby blue hue reminds me of the icy frost that's on everybody's windshields each morning; but takes me away to the crystal clear ocean along the 7 mile beach in the Cayman Islands. Tan or no tan, this shade will look superb on any skin tone.
Get yours today, if you can. It's the new accessory that everyone wants, but no one can have. Apparently it debuts this December, but it's already sold out. At $39 a bottle, it's definitely an investment piece to add in your nail polish collection.
It's up to you whether you think it's worth it, or not.
Ahh, Gossip Girl. My not-so-secret-anymore guilty pleasure. Everybody has at least one, whether they like to admit it or not. Embrace it, and don't be ashamed, unless of course it's the Jersey Shore, then I might have to judge...
At first, I was DVRing the show to check out the fantastic stylings of Eric Daman. I would literally fast forward through the show, and stop when I got to the outfits of the infamous BFF's S & B. As I was admiring their wardrobe, I actually began listening to their conversations and decided: NO, I am definitely not getting into this crap. Another show about teenage angst and promiscuity, but ooohh, the style. Four seasons later, I'm addicted.
Anyway, here is the November 2010 editorial of the gorgeous Jessica Szohr aka Vanessa Abrams from this new online mag I stumbled upon: ASOS magazine. Great source, check it out.
This phrase is commonly associated to Marie Antoinette; but there are no records of these words ever being expressed by her.
Since my plan for Halloween was to channel my inner Marie Antoinette, I needed visual inspiration to prepare for this prestigious role. Yes, the movie written & directed by Sofia Coppola is basically watching Kirsten Dunst and crew eat, drink, party, drink, shop, and did I mention drink? However, I think both women did a visually stimulating job in capturing the essence of her reign during the 1700's.
Talk about pressure: At the age of fourteen, she married Louis-Auguste and became the Dauphin of France. After the death of King Louis XV, her husband ascended the throne of France as King Louis XVI and she assumed the title of Queen of France.
And did I mention the shoes!? Deep sigh...
Silk, taffeta, lace! Oh my!
Even Christian Louboutin was inspired!
This purse was reminiscent of the era,
and I just thought it was stunning.
Here it is.
The moment you've all been waiting for.
Here I am,
channeling my inner Marie.