Monthly Archives: August 2012

Shop, Style & Save All Year Long!

Unsure of when to really buy your favorite season’s must-have items at a fraction of the cost?  I’ve got you covered along with Beautyriot in this ultimate shopping calendar.  It includes everything from your boots to your bikinis.   Now you can have the current collection and save.  What’s not to love!?  You can thank me later!;)

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Sunday Street Style-Soho

This edition of Sunday Street Style features a pretty dandy dude, one chic bitch, and an all to familiar face on Stylesource.  I was excited to hang out with fashion photographer and someone I can now call a friend, Mr. Fernando Natalici.  While trying to find some of the chicest people on the streets, I got to know a little bit more about this gentleman who has hung out with fashion icons like Andy Warhol & Bill Cunningham.  Want proof???  Check out a great photo Fernando shot of Mr. Warhol and read the great story behind it.  Honored to have had him with me! To find out where I might be hanging out next, Like on Facebook or follow on Twitter.

Great shot of Andy!

Story behind it:

How I met Andy Warhol in 1978:  It was at the end of a fashion show at Halston’s showroom, Olympic Tower, 51st and 5th.  Andy always took black and white photos of fashion shows and the guests (Liza, Liz Taylor, other celebs) with a point-and-shoot cam., for his Interview Magazine and portraits.

When I asked him if I could take his pic., he said it will be ok if he could take my picture as well… So, why not.. I let Andy take my pic… Next: I take his pic, 2 shots. He notices that I was using the same type of camera he was using, so after I am done with his photo he proposes that we exchange cameras!!  so I keep his images, and he keeps what I shot, including the shots I just took of him.  A veteran trickster as Andy, I thought, the camera probably had run out of film, and I was more interested in his photos than mine, I had to say no…

Until today, I think what would have happened if I swapped cameras with the great snaperazzi of the 80’s, and then took his photos again… He probably thought I was either very smart or very stupid… Anyway, I have the shots, which are black and white, and as a tribute I decided to hand paint it on a simlar style as his, it took part of many gallery exhibits, and up to now, I make limited edition 16″x20″ prints of the same image available to collectors.  I think also that one of Andy’s great qualities was his humbleness and  the way he was so approachable.

He was the one to tell me which was the best word for a person to say slow, while being photographed… to give the most pleasing result… Guess what.. I didn’t forget.. MONTANA!

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2012 IHDA’s Winners Featured in Instyle’s September Issue

If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know I recently was invited to be on the preliminary judging panel for the 2012 IHDA (Independent Handbag Designer Awards) hosted by Handbag Designer 101 & Instyle Magazine this past June.  This was my second year in a row judging and I have to say this is one project I enjoy being apart every year.  Chosen winners received a feature in Instyle’s 2012 September Issue for which I thought I would share with you all, especially since my favorite latin diva Jennifer Lopez graces the cover.   Another congratulations to all the winners and I look forward to seeing you in the stores and on the red carpet in the near future.

To find out what bag I think could be on red carpet, watch some highlight from the 2012 IHDA Awards below.

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Look Tee-rrific This Summer!

With all this Summertime heat,  a t-shirt is the only thing I’m sure you enjoy wearing these days.  However, when it comes to your favorite tee, knowing how to style it can sometimes leave you feeling a bit basic, right? Don’t fret!  I was recently asked by my friends over at Galtime.com to offer up some fun and stylish ways to wear this oh so ordinary basic we all have in our wardrobe.  To find out some great ways to look tee-rrific this Summer Click here !

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Get Laced Up This Fall!

As we near the final weeks of Summer, we say hello to a new season of shopping and trends.  In particular, lace seems to be popping up everywhere and isn’t just for the boudoir anymore.   I was recently asked by one of my favorite magazine’s out west-303 Magazine, to comment on some great ways to style this fun Fall trend.  To find out and more Click Here!

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Back to School Style Gets a Makeover

Brands like H & M and Kmart are stepping up their game with some of the coolest back to school commercials I’ve seen in a long time.  Including up-and-coming DJ’s like Matroda and boys in bow ties, I think the halls of America’s schools will be rocking some really stylish kids this year.  Cool kids fashion at affordable prices-what’s not to love!?!?   It seems H & M and Kmart want them skipping back to school in style and I LOVE it!!!!

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