Carmen Marc Valvo SS15 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Photo via NewYorkFashionWeek Mag

Igniting the Flames of Greatness: MBFW

Our BOS word of the day is Ignite

What does ignite mean to you?

Ignite:  To cause to born; to set fire to

Well today is the 3rd anniversary of Bite of Style. And as I pack for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, all I can think about is how happy I am to be set apart. I love that God has fashioned the days for you and for me.. And he has great things in store for us..

Bites of Style Fashion Week Party Papyrus 2014

Bites of Style Fashion Week Party Papyrus 2014

He will bless everything our hands finds to do- amazing, right? I love how he has ignited the flames of greatness in my heart and compelled me to do more for others.

Please ALWAYS know, that I’m entirely grateful for your presence on BOS. Not just because you read my words of wisdom. Not because you applaud my efforts to be all God has called me to be. Not because you trust my style wisdom.

But because my life is much richer because of the relationships I have formed with every one of  you..  I thank God every day, for placing me in this AMAZING position of greatness!

 

Psalms 119: 73 says,” Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

What will you do with the days God has given you? Make it count! 

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Papyrus Pre Party with Founder Brandy Sebastian of BOS anniversary bash

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Papyrus Pre Party with Founder Brandy Sebastian of BOS anniversary bash


Have a blessed weekend! 

 

Valentino Haute Couture Fall 2014-2015

Bites Of Couture Craziness With Valentino New York

Happy [is] the man [that] findeth wisdom, and the man [that] getteth understanding. Proverbs 3:13

Valentino New York Flagship Store

Valentino New York Flagship Store

It’s been a runway filled week with tons of bites of wisdom. From the couture filled dreams of the new Valentino Flagship store opening in NYC,  to the craziness of sleeping at the Whole Foods Market in Texas.  Yep, I’m having one of those crazy couture weeks!  But through it all, I still have so many reasons to be happy, and so do you!

Our Bites of Style word of the day is Happiness

What does happiness mean to you?

For me, happiness is a symptom of joy, so I try to be happy all of the time.  HOWEVER, acting  happy during the daily  moments of life, is a constant struggle!

For instance, last week after continually asking my son to grab his new toy out of the shopping cart, I might have known Blitzwing, the transformer toy, would spend the weekend at the Whole Foods Market.  Initially I was frustrated, since I had spent nearly two hours in the store, to have left disappointed.

But since the Bible says” love is not easily provoked, so I decided to react positively, which wasn’t  easy but very enlightening! Next, I  prayed  for Blitzwing swift return home and I continued with my plans for the day!  At the end of the day, the  Whole Foods Market team had a blast playing with Blitzwing, and  they even invited him back this weekend! So here’s what I learned!

1.Don’t complain, bHappy-  We all make mistakes, and complaining only makes things worse!

2. Don’t worry, bPositve- Worrying increasing frown lines ( I’ve been told) enough said! And finally,

3. Don’t miss an opportunity to bWise- Every day God gives us opportunities to use wisdom, so bWise and use the daily wisdom HE generously provides! And now it’s TIME for  Valentino!

The Valentino Flagship store will be opening later this month in New York, with plans to carry all product categories; women’s ready-to-wear, accessories, along with a complete men’s collection.  This will be one of my first stops when I return to New York next month for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. You can’t help but bInspired by these hand crafted garments of perfection, right?  Here’s a look at some of my favorite moments of Happiness inspired by the Valentino Haute Couture Fall 2014-2015 collection.

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Valentino Haute Couture Fall 2014-2015 ( Photo by Fashion GPS)

Valentino Haute Couture Fall 2014-2015 ( Photo by Fashion GPS)

Valentino Fall 2014-2015 Haute Couture ( Photo by Fashion GPS)

Valentino Fall 2014-2015 Haute Couture ( Photo by Fashion GPS)

 

 

All photos courtesy of Fashion GPS and Valentino

Need a happy pill to get you through the weekend? Watch this #Happiness video inspired by Valentino, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and  Zappos! Discover Happiness HERE 

 

 

 

Richard Chai SS14 Photo Via Style

Prioritization With Richard Chai Spring 2014 Collection

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Are you prioritizing your day? Don’t let the fleeting moments of life pass you by.

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Every muscle in my body wants to spends hours writing about my adventures at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week instead of writing this article about prioritization.  Unfortunately those stories are not on my to-do  list for the day.   There are times I hate prioritizing , but it’s necessary to keep me going in the right direction.

Our BOS Word For The Day Is Prioritization: To arrange or deal with in order of importance

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As you get older, life get’s more complicated. Demands on your time and attention continue to mount, and there’s never enough time or energy in a day to get to everything.
Do you find yourself longing for a simpler life? By discovering and focusing your energy on what God considers import you begin to find clarity and purpose for each day of your life.  ” Be very careful , then, how you live- not as unwise but…

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Gareth Hugh Fall 2014 Collection For Paris Fashion Week

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A waste? Designer Gareth Hugh Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

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We shall have all eternity in which to celebrate our victories, but we have only one swift hour before the sunset in which to win them.” –Robert Moffat

Designer Gareth Pugh AW14-15 Collection Photo via NowFashion

Designer Gareth Pugh
AW14-15 Collection Photo via NowFashion

If you don’t know designer Gareth Hugh, wait I mean Pugh’s name, then today’s your lucky day. But first things first! Our Bites Of Style word for today is Waste

What does Waste mean to you?

To Waste: 

 To use, consume, spend, or expend thoughtlessly or carelessly.
To cause to lose energy, strength, or vigor; exhaust, tire, or enfeeble:
 To fail to take advantage of or use for profit; lose:
Team New Balance photo via New Balance

Team New Balance photo via New Balance

There’s nothing like the icy temperatures of  winter  to make you see a new perspective. I hate when I’m Not prepared. I forgot my gloves  on my morning run, and now my hands are FREEZing. OUCH…

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June Ambrose and her daughter Summer at MBFW Fall 2013 New York ( Photo Credit: Bites of Style)

The Lie I Told June Ambrose At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (Video)

 

Be slow to speak! Thy shall not lie! Well last year when I met June Ambrose at a Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week show, all that  godly wisdom went right out the window! 

Collegemate trying on couture sunglasses from Christian Roth ( Photo Credit Bites of Style)

College friend trying on couture sunglasses by Christian Roth Eyewear  ( Photo Credit Bites of Style)

 

Most people have heard of the glamorous celebrity stylist, shoe designer, rock mom extraordinaire  June Ambrose. But  if you’re  not aware of Mrs. Ambrose that’s actually great news for me. JUST KIDDING!

Our Bites of Style Word of the day is Transparency:

What does transparency mean to you?

See  me confession

HERE 

 

Unlocking the door to transparency with Bites of Style  Founder Brandy Sebastian)

Unlocking the door to transparency with Bites of Style Founder Brandy Sebastian)

 

 

Actvewear as Ready-to-Wear Image via Bites of Style

Gym, School, Nightclub! The Activewear Social

Every good and perfect gift is from above. James 1:17  

Don’t be fooled, activewear as ready-to-wear is not a new trend!  Every where I look,  fashion  designers ( who I adore, but shall remain nameless), are shouting about  this not so new trend.  All of the sudden,  activewear can take you from work, to gym, to dinner. Been there, done that, and I’m still doing it!

For instance, my lucy activewear capri didn’t camouflage the cellulite on my thighs, so I added this beautiful  skirt to the look. Within seconds, I had achieved activewear to ready-to-wear success!! Check out the photo below!

 

Brandy Sebastian of Bites of Style wearing Activewear to Ready-to-wear  Photo credit: Bites of Style

Brandy Sebastian of Bites of Style wearing Activewear to Ready-to-wear: Photo credit: Bites of Style

 

Now could I be a physic, no way?  But I’m a personal architect of style, and so are you.

Our BOS word of the day is :  Architect

Here are 3 steps to becoming an architect of style. 

1. Vision- It all starts with a vision. Sometimes the vision is in your head and other times the vision might come from a magazine. But every idea starts with a vision, and without a vision, you are doomed to fail!

2. Trial and Error-  A vision that hasn’t been tested is pointless!  In order to know if your vision will work, you must test it out!  Last month I put my activewear blue jacket with one of my favorite outfits! And now my #ootd is vision tested approved!

3.  bOriginal : Although it’s great to look at other designers work for inspiration, it’s best to go with your instincts. God uniquely made you, so always practice producing original ideas.

The Bite Away: Don’t live out  someone else’s vision for your life. Ask God  to show you how to invest in yourself.  God has instilled a gift in each of us to share with the world, so try to maximize your style!!