Monday, July 29, 2013

On My Radar: Sophia Webster

I was first introduced to this designer by Susie Bubble via her blog, Style Bubble

Image Courtesy of Style Bubble
After reading her post I popped over to the Sophia Webster website 
where I became totally and completely smitten!

Image Courtesy of Sophia Webster

Image Courtesy of Sophia Webster

Of course the shoes I wanted were either sold out or not available in my size. I've been searching around the web and saw that Neiman Marcus names her as the "New Girl on Our Radar".

Her collection is also available at Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter but they don't seem to carry the really outrageous styles which is what I am looking for...maybe I just need to take a trip to the UK!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Weekly Round Up

What if silver did have a sound?

Welcome to Philly!

Sometimes kids are great models...

"Well Worn" Kid-In

Bliss Lau via A Shaded View of Fashion

 Monique Lhuillier designs more than just wedding dresses...
Monique Lhuillier Look book presented by Barneys

I really want his plaid silk shirt!
Fall Preview from Equipment worn by the Kills 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Racing Form

I probably should have looked at this before the race....

My Racing Team

Would you believe that this was the obstacle that freaked me out the most? I don't like slides...

Race Results: Congratulations, your time was 0:58:43

184/285 Female  Ages 30-34 Division 5K

5K Overall 1988/2703

I am the first one to admit that my "training" was horrible my carbo-loading the 24hours pre-race included cupcakes and old flour tortillas (not together), and my sneakers were so old that the gel cushion popped on the way to the race, but I did it!!! I didn't finish last, so I feel pretty good:) 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Weekly Roundup

Fall 2013 Color Collection from NARS
Image Courtesy of Frank Clegg Leatherworks

Watch Frank Clegg makes a shrunken leather divine!

Tory Burch Fall 2013 Runway: Behind the Scenes

New Colors from ToyWatch!
How Madame Fromage is keeping cool...
New Top Knot Styles from Refinery29
Thank you Bobbi Brown.

Friday, July 19, 2013

I'm in like Flint! DEB

Image Courtesy of Diner En Blanc Philadelphia

So if you've been following me on Twitter, you know that I've been offered a spot (and accepted) at this year's Diner En Blanc, which sold out on July 19th in 24 minutes. Crazyyyy. This is definitely the hottest party of the year. What is Diner en Blanc you say? Well it's this fabulous all-white party, that you have to pay to attend, and you bring your own food, table, chairs and beverages and only one guest. I know it sounds bizarro, but I always love an interesting dining experience. Remember the Wolvesmouth dinner in LA? So I figured I'd give this a shot.

*******PRESS RELEASE*********

Philadelphia, PA – From global phenomenon to highly sought-after “secret,” Dîner en Blanc returns to Philadelphia this summer for an unforgettable evening of elegance, beauty and magic. On Thursday,
August 22, 2013, twenty-five hundred participants will celebrate and re-purpose a highly-visible public space by enjoying a night filled with food, wine, fashion, culture and music.

All participants are asked to dress elegantly in white, from head to toe, as well as bring an epicurean
feast, chairs, fine china, silverware, white tablecloth and elegant table decor. [And] while the accessories and fashions are white, the event is green and eco-friendly, leaving the public space exactly as it was found. When it is time to leave, guests pack up their belongings, pick up all their litter and head to the official after party, leaving behind no sign of their elegant revelry.
“The thing I loved hearing most from guests at last year’s event was the sense of community they felt and how they fell in love with Philadelphia all over again, ” said Co-Host [and fellow Baldwin Alum] Natanya DiBona. “The focus of our event is to really celebrate the great public spaces the city has to offer and how they can be creatively used.   Sharing an elegant meal in a beautiful space with new friends creates an everlasting memory."

Over the course of the evening, participants will celebrate dinner as an art form through time-honored traditions, live music and even dancing.  Visually breathtaking moments will include the waving of a cloth napkin to mark the beginning of the dinner, as well as the lighting of sparklers to let participants know they are now free to circulate, mingle and dance.

Prizes awarded during Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia will include Most Elegant Man, Woman and Table.    “Philadelphia really shined last year and we will be watching for even more elegant attire and
tablescapes this year,"said DiBona. “As many of our guests showed, this is a unique opportunity to wear your finest white gloves, hats, fascinators and perhaps even unpack that  gorgeous wedding gown you haven’t seen in a few years!”
For more information, visit philadelphia.dî
To join the growing online community, join in discussion forums on the website, or follow Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

All Images Courtesy of Diner En Blanc Philadelphia.

There's so many regulations and guidelines (white not cream or off-white, specific dimensions for the table, even seating rules (men on the right, women on the left, but single sex couples are welcome). Plus the buzz this year is bigger than last year, so stores will be sold out if I don't move quickly! Good thing I have a collection of china and linen, and I happened to buy white shoes at Daffy's last spring before the store closed, and we just happen to have an insulated picnic basket lying around the house, so I'm not totally behind, but I have a lot of work to do! I should be breathing a sigh of relief, but now I have a little more than a month to figure out the answers to the following questions:

What to Eat?
What to Wear?
How to Decorate?

I started with a Pinterest board full of random images/ideas, but I'm working on whittling things down. Stay tuned for more, and I definitely welcome any suggestions you may have, and definitely message me or contact me if you're going; I'd love to meet up with you!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Everything I did in June

I am not sure what happened, but I came across all of these photos from June...oh yeah, I do know what happened, I was on overdrive. Between work and events and thinking about working out I ended up overextending myself :(

I volunteered with the Food Trust at the 2013 Vendy Awards, June 8

Aversa PR Grand Opening, June 8

Ms. Goody Cupcake

"When you give a child a camera...", June 9

Image Courtesy of Brat Productions

Image Courtesy of Brat Productions

Philly Fashion Expo Launch Party at Fire and Ice, June 27


Preview Post-view of JRochelle's Photo Shoot June 29 and June 30

Makeup test shot A
Makeup test shot B