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:

 

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

What does transparency mean to you?  

See  me confession

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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!

3. B Original : 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!!

 

Saint Laurent Mens  SS15 Paris Fashion Week

Saint Laurent SS15 Menswear Style

The BOS Word of the day is Thankful.  Need a reason  to be thankful?  Saint Laurent has officially stolen the weekend and that’s reason enough for me.  If your weren’t in theaters viewing the Saint Laurent flick; then you were probably attending the menswear runway show in Paris, right?  A girl could only dream. Not to worry, I’ve included my fav’s looks from the YSL show for your viewing pleasure.  However your weekend transpired,  I’m sure you experienced the many highs and lows of life–me too, and here are three lessons I learned along the way.
Every blessing has a battle:  It just comes with the territory:  Always remember, the battle arrives to ignite levels of greatness.
Be thankful for the battle: Don’t get frustrated! Try writing thank you cards!!
Confidence can speak louder than the battle : Always be confident in God’s ability to change  ANY situation.. Just think of Peter ( from the Bible) who was stuck in jail. Yet while he slept soundly, he was untied and set free.   Now that’s pretty amazing, right?   The power of God is awe-inspiring to be exact.
When trouble comes, I immediately pray for wisdom AND  find my most stylish outfit to wear. In the past, I have actually changed my clothes  twice in one day.  Double trouble means double the style.
Lastly remember, you’re way too blessed  to be stress. Get ready for your week with God.. It will change your life.
Here’s a look at some of my favorite looks from the  Saint Laurent Menswear SS15 show. All images are courtesy of Fashion GPS 
Saint Laurent SS15 Mens via Paris Fashion Week
Saint Laurent SS15 Mens via Paris Fashion Week
Saint  Laurent SS15 Mens Paris Fashion Week
Saint Laurent SS15 Mens Paris Fashion Week
Saint Laurent Mens  SS15 Paris Fashion Week
Saint Laurent Mens SS15 Paris Fashion Week
Saint Laurent SS15 Mens Collection in Paris
Saint Laurent SS15 Mens Collection in Paris
Vancleef and Arpels  Jewelry. Photo via WWD

Givenchy SS15, Game Of Thrones and Sunglasses

Runway Rewind: From the Givenchy SS15 collection to the Bites of Style  tweets of wisdom, here’s hoping you’re inspired for years to come.  Check out the week in tweets  below!

Bites of Style Runway Wisdom

Image Givenchy Menswear  SS15 “You’ve been brushed with greatness. Maximize every moment”

 

Givenchy SS15 Photo FGPS
Givenchy SS15 Photo FGPS

 

” A heart of gratitude is always in style” Image via Givenchy SS15 

 

Givenchy SS15 Fashion GPS
Givenchy SS15 Fashion GPS

 

Goliath was a giant,who was also BLIND,yet he was defeated! Sunnies via @CarmenMarcValvo #InstinctandGoliath #Perspective

P.s. You can find #Insider Eyewear inspiration for national sunglasses day from  Designer Carmen Marc Valvo HERE 

 

Brandy Sebastian wearing Carmen Marc Valvo Sunglasses. Photo Thomas Garza

Brandy Sebastian wearing Carmen Marc Valvo Sunglasses. Photo Thomas Garza

“You gain courage because of adversity”- Malcom Gladwell #InstinctAndGoliath #BStyleWisdom

Givenchy SS15 Collection  Photo via FGPS
Givenchy SS15 Collection
Photo via FGPS

Once you’re in the right position, the blessings will shower you with greatness. @vancleefarpels jewels Photo via WWD

Vancleef and Arpels  Jewelry. Photo via WWD
Vancleef and Arpels Jewelry. Photo via WWD

 

“The lens of greatness radiates through your clothes. Maximize each moment. Image Harper’s Bazaar 

Givenchy SS15 Fashion GPS
Givenchy SS15 Fashion GPS

 “Changing your perspective can change your life” Image @MaisonValentino #ss15

Sunglasses Valentino ( photo via Valentino)
Sunglasses Valentino ( photo via Valentino)

 

 #BStyleWisdom “When you sit down, God stands up.” #GameOfThrones Image via @ELLEfrance

Queen  Elizabeth visting the Game of Thrones Exhibit . Photo via Elle France
Queen Elizabeth visting the Game of Thrones Exhibit . Photo via Elle France

 

Even after everyone have given their opinions, God will Always have the last words. Bishop Td Jakes” #BeSeated #BStyleWisdom

 

Greatness never goes on sale. Maximize the moment Image via FAUSTO PUGLISI

 Designer FAUSTO PUGLISI Resort 2015 Collection Photo via FGPS
Designer FAUSTO PUGLISI Resort 2015 Collection Photo via FGPS

No one can beat you at being YOU. #BStyleWisdom #ootd .@Appaman via .@zappos Btoy @Target benefits .@freethechildren

 

 

 

Photo BrandySebastian son  (Photo credit:  Bites of Style)
Photo BrandySebastian son (Photo credit: Bites of Style)
Burberry SS15 Men's via Twitter

Fashion Bites From Burberry SS15 to Banana Republic

Hi Everyone,

It’s FRIDAY, Yippee!!   We’re halfway through the year, and  there’s still time to maximize the moment and do more for others!!   Here’s a look at my favorite Bites of Style tweets from the week…..

Xoxoxo

Brandy Sebastian 

God is always near, even when you walk away!!

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Every day there are endless opportunities disguised as problems.”Designer Burberry SS15Men’s Collection

Burberry SS15 Men's via Twitter
Burberry SS15 Men’s via Twitter

 

“You can’t walk in a room and ask people who you are? You have to know who you are!” TD Jakes-  Designer Burberry SS15 Men’s Collection

Photo credit Burberry SS15 via Twitter
Photo credit Burberry SS15 via Twitter

 

#SchoolCoolFashion- “It’s not where you sit, but where you serve that matters.” Mayor Cory Booker mentoring young girls

 

Mayor Cory Booker via Twitter
Mayor Cory Booker via Twitter

Wake up with a plan. Go from sleepy to chic in seconds. Thanking God for accessories #ootd belt

 

BOS Founder Brandy Sebastian Wearing  Christian Roth Eyewear, Banana Republic Dress, Lola Dress, and @Lafayette 148 Dress ( photo via Bites of Style)
BOS Founder Brandy Sebastian Wearing Christian Roth Eyewear, Banana Republic Dress, Lola Dress, and @Lafayette 148 Dress, Shoes Franco Sarto ( photo via Bites of Style)

 

 

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Audra McDonald 6 Tony Awards Harvest

Audra McDonald just made  history with her 6  Tony Awards winning  harvest!! CONGRATULATIONS!

Our BOS Word of the day is Harvest. Sometimes it’s hard to trust that our sacrifices are working in our favour– similar to  my tulip scare last year. But  by  faith,  God promises that our harvest will surely bloom!! Trust  the process, sow a sacrificial seed , and watch it grow.

 

 

Audra McDonald Tony Award Winner (2014)
Audra McDonald Tony Award Winner (2014)

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