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

Backstage at Balmain AW 14 -15 Paris Fashion Week

Urban Safari Chic At Balmain AW 2014 Paris Fashion Week

We share so much on social media.  Today I would love for my friends to share why they are sooo thankful today.
Our BOS word of the day is Training
What does training mean to you?
Training: the education, instruction, or discipline of a person or thing
James 1: 2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
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Today I am thankful for TRAINING. God is the master trainer and his plans are always PERFECT. It’s Day 4 of Paris Fashion Week and Day 4 of a Sick Little Boy named Sebastian. It seems like every Fashion Week there’s some major challenge.  A problem, a deadly road block, and a mountain to move. I kept telling myself, “God is bigger than anything you will face. You can do this.” But most importantly, I have been here before.  I had been trained for situations just like this one. One year, I went to Fashion Week with NO cell phone.  Try taking photos or finding your way around the city with no phone. It was pretty hard, but I made it through. The next year  I got sick and was stuck in my hotel room for most of the entire Fashion Week. When I finally got better and ready to face the glamours shows-a huge winter storm tried to stop me in my tracks. Everywhere I looked, there was one obstacle after another!
Ballons are the perfect accessory at MBFW Photo: MBFW Sept 2012

Ballons are the perfect accessory at MBFW Photo: MBFW Sept 2012

Fast forward to September 2013- The year  I decided to do a 7 day cleanse during  Fashion Week. CRAZY, right? I was moody, forgetful, and sleepy all at the same time. My fashion team are used to these crazy challenges, but this one takes the cake. Thankfully, they all had a great sense of humor. I always remind myself not to be pushed by my problems, but to be led by God. Thank you God for all the training I have been through over the years.
 What are you thankful for today?
I am thanking  to God for sending me the perfect little pint size partner.. He might be under the weather, but he’s still pretty effective. Being A #FashionMom to an amazing 4-year-old boy Rocks
Brandy Sebastian working on Fashion Week Concept Boards with a pint size helper ( Photo via Bites of Style)

Brandy Sebastian working on Fashion Week Concept Boards with a pint size helper ( Photo via Bites of Style)

Here are some of my favorite looks from the urban safari chic collection of Balmain
Balmain AW 14- 15  Photo Credit: NOWFASHION

Balmain AW 14- 15
Photo Credit: NOWFASHION

Balmain AW 14-15 Paris Fashion Week  Photo: NOWFASHION

Balmain AW 14-15
Paris Fashion Week
Photo: NOWFASHION

Balmain AW 14:15 Collection Paris Fashion Week Photo: NOWFASHION

Balmain AW 14:15 Collection Paris Fashion Week Photo: NOWFASHION

Balmain AW 14-15 Paris Fashion Week  Photo: NOWFASHION

Balmain AW 14-15
Paris Fashion Week
Photo: NOWFASHION

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Balmain AW 14-15 Collection Paris Fashion Week Photo: NOWFASHION

Balmain AW 14-15 Collection Paris Fashion Week Photo: NOWFASHION

Balmain AW 14-15 Paris Fashion Week  Photo: NOWFASHION

Balmain AW 14-15 Paris Fashion Week
Photo: NOWFASHION

Balmain AW 14-15 Paris Fashion Week  Photo: NOWFASHION

Balmain AW 14-15 Paris Fashion Week
Photo: NOWFASHION

Designer Gareth Pugh Fall 2014 Collection For Paris Fashion Week ( Photo Via NowFashion)

Gareth Hugh Fall 2014 Collection For Paris Fashion Week

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. Don’t you just hate it when you’re not prepared for a challenge? Yeah, I hear you!  I forgot my gloves  on my morning run, and now my hands are FREEZing. OUCH. Then I thought, “Maybe I should give up and go home!  Then I remembered I can do all things through CHRIST who strengthens ME. Instead of TURNING back towards home, I could Turn my MIND around and focus on  my goal! 

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Today, I am thankful for the opportunity to RUN. Thankful that all my body parts are covered minus my hands. Thankful that I have lived in Germany ( one of the coldest places on earth) and my body should be used to this weather.  I’m thankful for the opportunity to spend time alone with God.  So prepared or not, I will not WASTE this opportunity from God. I will Maximize this Moment and do my very BEST.  

The Biteaway: Don’t talk yourself out of any opportunities, instead #MaximizeEveryMoment 

Ephesians 5: 15-17   So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. 16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. 17 Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do

How will you maximize the moments you have left today?  

 

Gareth Hugh Fashion Week Concept Board by Bites of Style

Gareth Hugh Fashion Week Concept Board by Bites of Style

Today is Day #2 of  Paris Fashion Week  YEAH.  I love Paris and can’t wait to get back someday. But for now, my living room floor is being turned into a FASHION WEEK War Room.  My family can’t contain their excitement, right? Wrong- well my son shares my excitement and has offered to help with my Gareth Pugh fashion concept board ( see the photo, creative)!  But back to Paris Fashion Week. This week,  I will be showcasing looks from some of my favorite designers from Paris Fashion Week. Please leave a comment below if you are inspired by anything you read or see. I would love to hear from you.

Gareth Pugh AW 2014-2015  collection

 

The unconventional elaborate designs of Gareth Pugh, are the perfect twist between whimsical-modern and sculptural  luxury. He never designs for the masses, but always manages to capture the attention of  practically everyone. He’s talented beyond measure and I can’t wait to see what he designs next.

Here are some of my favorite looks from today’s show in Paris.

Gareth Pugh AW 14-15 Collection ( Photo via NowFashion)

Gareth Pugh AW 14-15 Collection ( Photo via NowFashion)

Gareth Pugh AW 14-15  Paris Fashion Week Photo via Now Fashion

Gareth Pugh AW 14-15
Paris Fashion Week Photo via Now Fashion

Designer Gareth Pugh  AW 14-15 Collection ( Photo via Now Fashion)

Designer Gareth Pugh
AW 14-15 Collection ( Photo via Now Fashion)

Designer Gareth Pugh  AW 14-15 Collection for Paris Fashion Week ( Photo Credit: Now Fashion)

Designer Gareth Pugh
AW 14-15 Collection for Paris Fashion Week ( Photo Credit: Now Fashion)

Designer Gareth Pugh  AW 14-15 Collection ( Photo Credit: Now Fashion)

Designer Gareth Pugh
AW 14-15 Collection ( Photo Credit: Now Fashion)

Designer Gareth Pugh  AW 14-15 Collection  Photo via Now Fashion

Designer Gareth Pugh
AW 14-15 Collection Photo via Now Fashion

Designer Gareth Pugh  AW 14-15 Collection for Paris Fashion Week ( Photo via Now Fashion )

Designer Gareth Pugh
AW 14-15 Collection for Paris Fashion Week ( Photo via Now Fashion )

Designer Gareth Pugh  AW 14-15 Collection Photo via Now Fashion

Designer Gareth Pugh
AW 14-15 Collection Photo via Now Fashion

Designer  Gareth Pugh  AW 2014- 2015 Collection for Paris Fashion Week  photo via NowFashion

Designer Gareth Pugh
AW 2014- 2015 Collection for Paris Fashion Week photo via NowFashion

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All photos via Now Fashion

Paris Fashion Week Inspiration

In 1 week it will be time for Paris Fashion Week…. You might know about Paris Fashion Week from the Devils Wear Prada movie, or just because you’re a fashionista.  We have never attended Paris Fashion Week, but  have been told the fashion shows are elaborate, extremely crowded, and there is no place like Paris Fashion Week.

Why should you care? Well if you are into fashion, Paris Fashion Week offers a ton of inspiration.. It’s also cool to see what’s happening around the world.. And if you love H & M.. Then you will defiantly want to check out our coverage of their Paris Fashion Week Show.  Vogue UK  reports the retailer will hold  it’s first show in eight years during Paris Fashion Week. Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Photo Credit Reuters

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Photo Credit Reuters

Since we have followers from all over the world we would love to hear if anyone has attend a Paris Fashion Week Show? Please feel free to leave your comments below

Check out this gorgeous lady  on her way to a Paris Fashion Week show… This skirt is pretty dramatic in fur!Women outside Paris Fashion Week 2012

Women outside Paris Fashion Week 2012

Haute Couture Halloween Fashions from Yves Saint Laurent

Looking for a high fashion costume? Well check out these picks from Paris Fashion Week Spring 2013 YSL

And Don’t forget today is the last day of the Miss A & Lafayette 148 New York Pinterest Contest. For every item you repin, Lafayette 148 New York with generously donated $1 to Breast Cancer Research.  You can also win what you pin. Click HERE to find out more details. Check out my one-on-one with designer Edward Wilkerson  about his Resort 2013 Collection

Lafayette 148 New York & Miss A Pin for A Cause

Saint Laurent 2013 Photos From Vogue.com

YSL Ready To Wear Spring 2013 Paris Fashion Week

YSL Spring 2013 Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week Chanel Couture

Although we can’t all afford this luxury clothing line; I still adore Chanel Couture. The pieces are  classic, impeccably made, and should last a lifetime. A homage  was paid to Coco Chanel circa 1932 this week at Paris Fashion week.   Chanel Couture is expensive and not in every working girls budget, however Chanel often sets the trends for other designers.

The show titled ” New Vintage” produced the reworking of  Chanel’s classics in a way that  showcased the extraordinary handwork  of the house’s ateliers. “My own suits from 30 years ago, you can buy them like vintage now,” Lagerfeld said. “‘New Vintage’ is a proposition for something that could last — at least I hope so,” he said. “This is the same attitude, the same spirit, the same name, same concept — but something for our time. Vintage — but it’s not vintage yet.

Last year the collection focused on the color blue this year the palette of storm-cloud grays  and  dreamy sugar pinks were showcased. Karl showed classic Chanel suits and coat-dresses with their tops cut on the cross and their skirts on the bias giving them some movement.  The evening outfits made with  shreds of chiffon, tulle and laser-cut fabrics were used for exquisite patchwork effects. The evening looks reminded me of a starry fall night in Paris . Pewter stockings, platinum shoes, and black velvet gypsy-tiered dresses added some drama to the show.  Here are some of my favorite looks for fall I hope you enjoy the collection. Look out Monday for another giveaway. Have a stylish and safe weekend.  Photos from style.com