Friday, July 30, 2010

Fun Fashion Friday!

With August right around the corner there are some very exciting things coming up in the fashion world. One is New York Fashion Week in September debuting at it's new home, Lincoln Center. Two is the coveted September Issues! As many of you know I love fashion magazines so September issues are my thing! Above are August issues that I got to prepare myself for the exciting Fall 2010 season. I'll post a full report soon but some items I'm already looking forward to are: leopard print, retro looks, and shearling coats!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fashion with a Purpose!

Last night was the third annual Human Intonation Fundraiser Fashion Show. The new collection from the "fashion with a purspose" brand is the best yet! My favorite item (that I didn't get a photo of sadly, but plan to buy so stay tuned!) is the "Haiti Rebirth" tank top in slate. Please check out the website at to learn more about this awesome brand and to check out the amazing new collection. 20% of sales generated by each shirt goes directly to the cause the shirt represents. As Ghandi said, "Be the change you want to see in the world", and why not look cute making a difference too!

Sisterly Love

I was blessed to have two great sisters. My mom was blessed with going into labor with my younger sister the night of my older sister's birthday party. This blog post is dedicated to both my sisters and celebrating their birthdays this week. All three of us have our own sense of style that distinguishes us. My older sister does a great job embracing new trends while maintaining a chic classic look. My younger sister has a fun and funky approach to her wardrobe. My style is somewhere in the middle, which is appropriate because I am the middle sister :)
Happy Birthday Eboni and Ashley... get it divas!!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Double Take

Have you ever been shopping for someone else and found the perfect thing and then thought..."hey, I think I want one too!"? Well, while shopping for souvenirs in Melville, South Africa I did just that. I found the shirt in the photo above and thought it would be great for my little sister. Sure enough they had two so I got one for myself as well :) What I like about this shirt is that it has a unique look about it. It's kind of homemade looking but it looks like it could also belong in a Marc by Marc Jacob collection. I hope she likes it...I know I like mine :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fun Fashion Friday!

Fun and flirty...that's my fashion theme for the rest of the summer. With record high temperatures this weekend up and down the east coast, I know that the "dog days" of August in New York City are upon us. But just because it's hot doesn't mean you can't look cool! Above is an example of what I mean by fun and flirty. The tunic length top is perfect for steamy weather (even long enough to wear over a bathing suit at the beach!). This nail polish color is my new fave hue (or should I say all time favorite color). Paired with fun jewelry like this yellow bracelet (which I brought off a $1 jewelry table in SoHo a few years ago), you can't go wrong.
Stay cool during this hot weekend everyone!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Time Square's Newest Attraction: Forever21

The next time you're in New York City and need a cute top or fun accessories at say 1am in the morning...have no fear, Forever21 Times Square is here! I was finally able to check out the new Forever21 in Times Square today. One cool thing about the store is that 3 of the 4 floors are located underground. The merchandising and layout of the store is great. I love the giant purse, lipstick and mascara with the mannequins on the accessories floor. Since the store is opened until 2am every day and gets new shipments every day, there is no excuse for shopping in "The city that never sleeps"! Enjoy :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Tearing pages out of magazines

I spent the weekend looking through magazines and pulling tear sheets. I pulled the above for an upcoming photo shoot I'm working on...the looks make me wish I was sitting on a beach somewhere...

Friday, July 16, 2010

Fun Fashion Friday!

This mag kept me in the fashion mix while on my South Africa trip....South African ELLE, love it! I read about a lot of cool South African brands like nap and Black Coffee.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The SoHo of Jo'burg: Melville

One of the cooler neighborhoods we stayed in during our trip in South Africa was Melville. It's known as the SoHo of Jo'burg. Above are a few photos of the neighborhood and though it might not look like the craziness of Broadway, it did have some really cool stores, restaurants, and street art.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Treasures from my trip

 I did not get to do too much shopping when in South Africa (traveling with four guys and all, haha) but I did manage to get a few goodies for myself. In the above photo are two adorable necklaces I bought at a street market in Sandton (suburb of Jo'burg). The bracelet I bought at the Nkorho Bush Lodge where we went on safari.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Beautiful Color of Soweto

I'm back and finally uploaded all the pictures from my South Africa trip. Above are some of my photos from the awesome township of Soweto. As I mentioned in my previous post, I was very inspired by the people of Soweto. I was also inspired by the beautiful and vibrant colors of the buildings and clothes there. Enjoy!