Couture Designer Elie Saab really knows how to dress a lady. He spares no expense when it comes to fabrics and creativity. In 1982, Saab launched his fashion label when he was 18 years old with a team of 15 employees. At first, his atelier was specialized in bridal couture making wedding dresses and gowns using rich fabrics, lace, detailed embroidery, pearls, crystals and silk threads. In Beirut, his reputation grew from dressing the women in his neighbourhood, and was soon enhanced by high society women who began sporting his designs. He’s dressed every major celebrity at the 2013 Cannes Film festival in France. Here are some of my fav looks from Cannes
Our hearts ache for the victims of Moore, Oklahoma yesterday. The twister is one in a series of tornadoes that swept across the state leaving significant damage & loss of many lives. I encourage everyone to do more in the weeks ahead to help this city rebuild. The smallest sacrifices you make can really count. These people really need our help.
People who wish to make a donation can support American Red Cross Disaster Relief, which helps provide food, shelter and emotional support to those affected by disasters like the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas as well as disasters big and small throughout the United States by visiting redcross.org, dialing 1-800-REDCROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Our Bites Of Style Word For The Week Is Maximize
It’s hard to think about the rest of the week when so much sadness is happening all around us. How to be happy when so many people are sad? What can you do instead?
Maximize The Moment
- Cherish what you have and your love ones a little more
- Make a bigger impact
- Commit to that change you have been trying to make
- Do it now before it’s too late.
The people who died yesterday had many hopes and dreams, yet their lives ended too soon. Known of us can say when our last day will be, but until that day comes.. make every moment count…
This photo reminds me of my son and our daily adventures…
You should always go to the grocery store like this…. AKA Superwomen .
This morning I went garage sale shopping with my son.. It was interesting, a lot of fun, and I actually scored a gorgeous ballroom skirt for fall..
The weekend only comes every 5 days so do something exciting and fun
. Happy Saturday Weekend Warriors
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Bergdorf Goodman in NYC
6:30-8:30 p.m. on the 7th floor.
In case you can’t make tonights you can buy his book online for $27.99 at Amazon.
Here are few tips from David
1. Take the time to find the perfect seating plan for your guests. A great host is a wonderful match maker. Sometimes it is about love, but most of the time, it is about creating fabulous conversation and creating new friendships. The Post-it note is the party planner’s best friend. Create a drawing of your table plan, write your guests names on the sticky notes and place them on the plan, moving them around until you find the perfect arrangement.
2. Who needs tables during the summer? Set up plush picnic blankets on the lawn replete with comfy pillows, bottles of wine, glassware, and nibbles. You can even bring your floral centerpiece to your blanket! Invite your guests to kick off their shoes and enjoy!
Happy Monday. I hope you are enjoying this gorgeous spring weather. I hope you are living your best life this month and being inspired by lot’s of beautiful things. I feel in love with these beautiful sheer bejeweled flowers off a Badgley Mischka dress. It reminds me of all the things I love about spring.
Our Bites Of Style Motivational word for the week is confidence
Now do you have confidence? Boy I sure hope so, but at times it can be hard to muster up enough confidence to get the job done.
Confidence: Full trust, belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities; self-confidence;self-reliance; assurance: trustworthiness
From time to time we all have a few confidence issues, but we shouldn’t let that get in our way.. We were all creative to do great and wonderful things. I encourage each of you to have confidence to do something new and amazing this week.
Here are a few tips to help you gain back your confidence
Recognize your insecurities. What does that voice in the back of your mind say? What makes you uncomfortable or ashamed of yourself? This could be anything from acne to regrets, friends at school or a past traumatic or negative experience. Whatever is making you feel unworthy, ashamed, or inferior, identify it, give it a name, and write it down.
Bounce back from your mistakes. Remember that no one is perfect. Even the most confident people have insecurities. At some point in any of our lives, we may feel we lack something. That is reality. Learn that life is full of bumps down the road. And that often these insecure feelings come and go.
Identify your successes. Everyone is good at something, so discover the things at whichyou excel, then focus on your talents. Give yourself permission to take pride in them. Give yourself credit for your successes.
Now what does this all have to do with fashion? Well confidence is the best thing you can wear.
Now here’s a collection that inspires lot’s of confidence. The Badgley Mischka 2013 collection was inspired by the 1935 film version of A Midsummer Night Dream, but I see tons of Gatsby inspired looks in this wonderful collection. This enchanted collection is truly fit for a fairytale queen, and reminds me that spring is still here. Enjoy the last days of spring while you can because summer will be here soon.
Here are some of my favorite looks
Photos via Badgley Mischka
It’s swimsuit season.. You can’t escape it even men we know are working out even harder.. We’ve found a cardio workout that packs that is fun at the same time. We tried the Bollywood Dancing Workout and it was tons of fun.. Within 15 minutes you will work up at sweat.. According to everyone, you really need to incorporate cardio with strength training. This video is a fun way to break up your normal cardio.
Try it this week and let me know what you think.
For some further motivation.. I wanted to share some of the hottest swimsuits for summer..Whether you want to show some skin and find the perfect slimmer, this guide will show you how to look your best. Full article can be read HERE via Miss A.
For now here’s a peek at my favorite 3.
My Favorite Swimsuit This Season from Lenny Swimwear. If you are in the NYC area they are having a sample sale next week..
Ladylike Lattice (Editor’s Pick)
For the modest and demure, Lenny’s Lattice-Sleeve One-Piece swimsuit offers classic coverage with an unexpected detail—lattice-cutout cap sleeves and a sexy back zipper. For even further utility, just throw on a pair of capris or a mini and you’re ready to for lunch back at the resort!
Price $220; Neiman Marcus
This hot suit from 6 Shoreroad will surely turn some heads this summer. The retro suit with a twisted halter neckline ties behind the back with a sexy cutout in the front midriff area. You must be daring to pull off this style, but our testers swear by this amazing suit. It gives you sex appeal and confidence. Go ahead, be daring, and take the plunge.
Price $138; Neiman Marcus
Looking for a suit that holds you in but still packs a punch? Well look no further than this sleek, modern number by Anne Cole Control. This wire-free halter delivers while flattering any woman’s figure. It lifts, flattens and contours your figure at a rock bottom price. This suit also comes in plus sizes.
Price $124; Bare Necessities
Last night the Met Ball just happened and these are our top favorite looks from the night. These ladies were our favorite picks are because they brought Punk to the red carpet and not just glam . This event brings out the celebrites and they pay a pretty penny to go to this event.. $10,000 and up just for a ticket.. We know the money could be using to make a bigger impact in the world, but for now we shall have our fun and look at some of the best punk photos of the night
Favorite Look of the night goes to Stacy Keibler
Stacy Keibler in the Rachel Roy Gunmetal Beaded Corset Mini Dress from the Resort 2014 collection, and the Rachel Roy Black and Natural Snakeskin Embellished Bootie from the Fall 2013 collection. Rachel Roys says she worked with her stylist Brad Gorreski to create something short that would show off Stacy’s gorgeous gams.
Happy Monday.. I hope everyone had a great weekend..
Our BOS Motivational Word For The Week is Giving
What does giving mean to you?
Giving – Freely transfer the possession of (something) to (someone); hand over to: bestow ( love, affection or other emotional support)
Giving means so many things to me, but last month my heart was touched when I learned about a fashionable company called The Giving Keys.. I immediately read store after store about how people’s lives had been changed because of this company..
This story is about paying if forward and doing more for others. Which if you are a follower of mine you know this is truly what I love. This company spreads the message of being fearless, courage and always be giving..
I heard the founder Caitlin Crosby would be in NYC doing a trunk show and I immediately asked one of my fashion writers to try to score an interview.. Well she did and it is finally finished.. Caitlin is quite the charitable and philanthropic person. She knew off the bat she wanted to contribute to a charity, but wasn’t sure which until the day she met a homeless couple in California, whom she made an instant connection with. The couple helped make her decision easy, and it was then Caitlin knew she would help the homeless get back on their feet. The keys are now engraved with meaningful and inspirational words by the homeless looking to turn their lives around. When a key is purchased with the inspirational word of your choice, you wear it until you meet someone who could benefit from that word and you give it away- therefor paying it forward. Here’s a sneak peek from the article by Maria Crawford of Miss A
Q: Has The Giving Keys fulfilled a dream of yours?
A: Well, it was never a specific exact goal of mine to start a charitable jewelry line, but it’s always been a dream of mine to spread love & inspiration to this generation in a creative, authentic & new way, so I guess, actually YES
You can read the full article HERE about how she got her start and why she wants everyone to be more giving..
Our BOS Dallas Pick Of The Week : Remnant at Janette Kennedy Art Gallery
Why: 2 Great Artist and all proceeds from this event benefit the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center
‘Remnant’, a show of new work by Erika Jaeggli and Sonali Khatti, two Dallas-based artists. A remnant is the part that is left behind after the greater part has been used, removed, or destroyed. This idea is as applicable to fabric as it is to landscape and the passage of time. This exhibit will explore the concept of the remnant both literally and figuratively.
Jaeggli and Khatti are both mixed-media artists who work with actual and metaphorical remnants. Khatti embeds remnants of fabric and uses photos from her own past as reference. Jaeggli paints allegorical landscapes using remnants of newspapers as her canvas and uses trees as metaphors for the human condition.
The exhibition will include new large and small works by both artists. The works will be visually compelling because their styles complement each other. Khatti’s work is ethereal and dream-like with color and composition dominating the canvas; Jaeggli’s work is, by contrast, more stark. They will be unified by the theme of the remnant, giving viewers an accessible starting point from which to discuss both artists’ work individually and as a group.
Where: Janette Kennedy Gallery
South Side on Lamar
1409 South Lamar St.
Dallas TX, 75215
When: Exhibition runs through May 12, 2013
Opening Event: Saturday, May 4th, 2013, 6- 8:30 PM
Our Bites Of Style Motivational Word For The Week Is Fabulous.. Sorry I know it’s already Wednesday
Fabulous -almost impossible to believe, incredible, exceptionally good or unusual, a fabulous bargain.
Just because you may be working with a budget doesn’t mean you have to be lacking in style. Whether you have $15 or $500 you deserve to look fabulous..
- If It’s a trendy piece I always suggest buying the budget version.
- If it’s a staple in your closet go for a higher quality version
- Always ask yourself how long you will use the item. I have purses in my closet that cost $400 to purse that cost $10.. Only you know how often you will use the item or if it will just end up on your bedroom floor.
- Lastly, if you aren’t going to be using the item right away, you can always wait until it goes on sale. I can’t tell you how many times I will buy an item ahead of time and not use it for at least a month or so.. Even though the item is on sale if you wait awhile it might get a further markdown.
- BOS Insider Tip Most stores mark down their clothing on Wednesday and Sunday nights. Shop early Wednesday morning or when the store is closing on Sunday for the best deals.
Just because you may be working with a budget doesn’t mean you have to be lacking in style. Take a look at these amazing clutches.. And some are more than 75% off the designer brands.
This clutch, on the more expensive side, is a Jimmy Choo candy floral clutch which sells for $1250.00 at Neiman Marcus.
On the budget-friendly side, this Urban Outfitters ‘Kimchi Blue Tropical Flora Clutch’ retails at $49.00. Check Out The Full Article HERE