Saturday, January 19, 2013

Bangles & Baubles

Need new accessories? Check out my new online boutique in cooperation with Kitsy Lane. Products will be added almost daily. Look for sales weekly!


What's In? Black & White

Editor's Note: I don't think I have ever been as inspired by a Spring collection as I am right now! 

 Besides a throwback to '60s mod, Spring is all about black and white. It also involves fun patterns, quilting and bold shapes.

Here is a candid shot of yours truly as I grabbed an old Houndstooth coat from the late 80s, tore out the shoulder pads and threw it together with a black shirt and jeans to add the trend into my current wardrobe. The look is nice casual.

Monday, January 14, 2013

“The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS” 
Reality Star Fashion Show To Benefit AIDS United Announces Celebrity Line Up

Lil Kim, Draya Michele, Ramona Singer and others to walk runway during New York Fashion Week Fundraising Event

Exciting reality star line up slotted to walk the runway on Saturday, February 9, 2013. The formal attire, red carpet event will take place at the Altman Building in New York City, located at 135 west 18th Street, New York, NY 10001, with doors opening at 7 p.m.

The featured designer for the evening will be Dominique Auxilly. A well-known NYC based designer who has dressed celebrity names such as Nicki Minaj, Adrienne Bailon, Coco, and Tamar
Braxton. Known to pull inspiration from all aspects of life, Auxilly’s pieces most often reflect her love for old Hollywood, her obsession with architectural structures and her Jamaican roots. These
elements and influences come together to create a label like no other. Created and produced by Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR (BPMPR), the first-of-it's-kind philanthropic event has a fundraising goal of $300,000 for the evening to benefit this year’s charity of choice, AIDS United.

The participating star lineup includes reality stars and celebrities that have appeared on reality shows such as Lil Kim of Dancing with the Stars and The Pussycat Dolls Present Girlicious, Draya Michele,
Janice Dickinson, Brittany Brower, Keenyah Hill, Ramona Rizzo, Alex McCord, Adrienne Bailon, Aviva Drescher , Ramona Singer, Alex Mccord, Tiffany “New York” Pollard, Michelle Money, Courtney Robertson, Tracy DiMarco, Jessica Romano, Briella Calafore , Nikki Rae Walker
and many more. The show will showcase anywhere from 20-30 reality stars gracing the runway in couture pieces that will be auctioned off two weeks following the show to also benefit AIDS United.

“We are excited to work with each one of these stars and the additional names will grace the runway. With their help and the publics, we can raise funds that are much needed to assist in ending
the AIDS Epidemic.” states Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR (BPMPR) CEO Monique Tatum.

Tickets to attend the celebrity fashion fundraiser range from $450 for standing room, $800 for Priority Seating, to $1200 for VIP first and second row access with swag bags. Patron donations of $2500 or more receive priority row seating and VIP options such as backstage celebrity meet and greet access.

To purchase tickets, sponsor or additional information on “The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS” please visit , email, or call 877.841.7244. Follow the
event on twitter @RealityRunwayNY or on Facebook at .

On Thursday, December 13, 2012, Swiss born, fine jewelry designer Orianne Collins-Mejjati hosted a private reception to celebrate the grand opening of her first U.S. flagship boutique located in Miami’s Design District. Notables in attendance included Connie & Julio Rumbaut, Nicole Boswell-Horstmeyer & Eric Horstmeyer, Andrea Minucci, Robert Thorne & Perla Machaen, Sildy Cervera, as well as Orianne’s husband Fouad Mejjati. The 650 sq. ft store, in partnership with FENDI Casa Luxury Living Showroom, embodies the essence of luxury and sophistication, showcasing the designer’s exclusive collections of high-end jewelry for men, women and children. The store also carries limited-edition pieces in which Orianne co-designed with luxury brands including Bedat, Richard Mille, Frank Muller, and Ovale.
On display were  special edition, one-of-a-kind pieces especially designed for the Little Dreams Foundation – the foundation, co-founded by Orianne and ex-husband Phil Collins founded in 2000, aims to make dreams come true for children between the ages of 4 & 16 who have a special gift or talent in athletics or the arts. 100% of proceeds of each item will benefit the foundation: Reuge music box signed by Phil Collins ($3,500), and the Van Cleef & Arpels charm bracelet featuring charms that reflect the foundation’s various talents in the categories of Music, Sports & Arts ($50,000).