Long Live McQueen....

So as all you stylelistas know that last week was New York fashion week and of you are anything like me that was my superbowl week! From the tragic news of Alexander McQueen passing that didn't stop Betsey Johnson and other designers to honor the late designer in their collections. Betsey Johnson has been one of my favorite designers for as long as I can remember and this fashion week she yet again amazed me with her unique sense of fashion. I got the opportunity to watch the Marc Jacobs show live via his website and I was reminded of why I love fashion and how I can't wait to be able attend a show myself one day. From the somewhere over the rainbow playing in the background to the monochromatic color scheme on the models, it was all about classic looks this season for Marc Jacobs. I even think I may have seen Alice in Wonderland pop on there check this out! A lady even came into my work telling me she worked for BCBG and was amazed at all the amazing designers!

Neutrals was seen over and over which was predicted to be seen. From basic tops to nude colored dresses simple yet elegant is the theme I have taken so far. London fashion week is already happening and Paris fashion week is right around the corner so I can't wait to see what my other favorite designers have in store!

So until next time live stylishly.

"Every woman has the right to be beautiful"

So today is a sad sad day for the fashion industry and myself, Alexander McQueen has passed away at the age of 40. I have looked up to this designer for as long as I can remember, and every fashion week I couldn't wait to see what he was going to debut next. He was always one of the designers that stood out to me and he was the designer that influenced me to go into fashion design along with Coco Chanel. As my good friend B said this morning, "now I know how Michael Jackson fans felt" This is totally true because I really am truly devestated by this loss and the fashion industry is as well. I remember going to Spring trend report and seeing his incredible shows and being so fascinated by them. 

I found out via Twitter when I awoke this morning and when I saw the post I was in complete shock and instantely texted my mom who said she had heard as well and was about to call me. According to the Cut in New York, Anna Wintour was viewing the BCBG Show, the first fashion show of fashion week, via text message and got up and ran out mid-show. Paris Fashion Week is only 2 weeks away and I am sure Alexander was preparing for this. His lower priced line McQ show that was scheduled for today in New York Fashion Week has been cancelled. 

When you visit his webpage, there is a memo that shows up saying that the family is requesting privacy at this time. Women's Wear Daily reported that it could be a possible suicide but I don't know if that has been confirmed, but the scary part is that is most likely was indeed suicide which makes it even worse :( His mother died on February 2nd, which is a possible factor, sources are saying. This is just a horrible situation in general.

Alexander McQueen will always be remembered and be known to me as one of the most influential designers I have ever seen. My condolences go out to his family and loved ones.

R.I.P Alexander McQueen

Who Dat? Who Dat! Who Dat?

That second picture really does show how amazing a city New Orleans is :)

So I am not a football fan like the way I am a basketball fan but watching that game this past weekend and watching the Saints get a win they deserved more than anyone really hit close to my heart. I remember when Katrina hit and how devestated I was for that city because not only did Houston feel the effects, but I also saw how many people lost what they never thought would disappear so quickly before their very own eyes. I made some close friends who relocated to Houston and watching their strength and courage and how they new without a doubt their city wound be back, made me rethink how lucky I was.

I have been in many hurricanes and have been without power for weeks but I never was devestated the way the city of New Orleans was that August day. So I get to thinking, what would any of us do if we saw the things we cherish the most just be taken right from under us. For me being in those hurricanes really opened my eyes as to what I need to start appreciating more, the little things in life. I take my bed and shower for granted and I am sure a lot of us do, and yet there were people who lost everything that day, so it really reminds me of how lucky I am to wake up everyday in a warm bed and be able to shower.

Reggie Bush hold that champion trophey made me proud to be from the south and be a Saints fan! 

Geaux Saints!!!

Until next time... Live Stylishly

I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors.

So normally my entire paycheck goes to clothes, but being an employee at ULTA has really not been healthy for my obsession with nail polish. I probably spend about $100 a month on nail polish alone and am always wanting to add to my exploding collection! Today my lovely friend B not only surprised me with my very first Longchamp Le Pliage Bag in light blue, but she came in to my work and bought the entire new OPI Hong Kong Collection, which I have been pestering my manager about and finally today she realized it was supposed to be on the floor, and assigned who else, but me to set up and start pushing the new collection. Within almost five minutes of me setting them out, the colors were quickly dissapearing into customer hands and up to register. I myself bought two of the colors Lucky Lucky Lavender and Jade is the new Black. 

Now we all know that Jade has been a recent obsession of mine and while this color is much darker, it is still just as stylish as before! I have already painted the Lucky Lucky Lavender on my nails and while it is much lighter than the normal colors I choose, it is perfect for Spring and Valentine's Day of course! I also just heard that the next collection from OPI will be related to the new Shrek movie and the colors are amazing! Check out All Laquered Up for the details!  So next time you stylelistas are out shopping check out OPI's newest collection Hong Kong for some amazing new nail colors!

Books are the glass of council to dress ourselves by

For some reason, that quote really stood out to me! Props to Bulstrode Whitlock!

So I can't beleive that its already February! Which means we are that much closer to spring and only 2 weeks until Fashion Week! Phil saw his shadow meaning there is six more weeks of winter, which is certainty fine with me since I haven't gotten my full fix of winter quite yet! With fashion week right around the corner, my anticipation is growing and I am literally counting down the hours until my favorite designers debut their fall 2010 fashions! 

Which brings me to Kelly Cutrone's new show "Kell On Earth" which premiered last night on Bravo! I must say Kelly always intimidated me watching her on The Hills and The City, but seeing how successful she is with her PR company People's Revolution showed me a whole new side of her and made me respect her in a whole different way. I guess I didn't really understand how much she benefits the fashion industry until I saw her show and really what she does on a daily basis. The fact that she is a mom and works as hard as she does is really admirable to me! I received her book today and can't wait to start reading it! I am even now considering looking into PR internships around the valley since it looks like such an interesting part of the industry!

I also received Lauren Conrad's new book Sweet Little Lies today which I absolutely can't wait to begin! I never thought a MTV reality star could write a decent book, but I was OBSESSED with her first novel and can only imagine how fabulous this book will be as well! 

Good thing there is six more weeks of winter or else I would be too distracted to stay in and read my new books!

Until next time... Live Stylishly :)

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