Sunday, September 29, 2013

Marc-o Polo

Shirt and Skirt: Marc by Marc Jacobs; Shoes: LAMB embellished by JRochelle Designs

All Photos by Ivan Hicks Photography

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Weekly Roundup

The Real Jessica Rabbit....Vikki Dougan This is an interesting article that indirectly talks about the importance of dress and the ability of a designer to change how the world perceives you. If you don't know who Jessica Rabbit is, well I suggest you find out soon!

Image Courtesy of Messy Nessy Chic

This look is so cool. I can't wait until my niece gets bigger. #babystylist
Image Courtesy of Kid-In
One of the makeup/beauty bloggers I follow, Maskcara, just revealed her finished office/make-up room. How jealous are you?

Image Courtesy of Vintage Revivals
Alexis Bittar

Sophia Webster via Style Bubble

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Back to Business

So I'm in the process of re-organizing my business, so I've been adding more business development workshops and events to my schedule, as well as re-working my business plan. Last week I headed to St. Joe's Prep for the African American Business to Business Event hosted by the Office of Councilman At-Large, David Oh.

Panelists: Doing Business With the Government

Panelists: Michael Pearson, William Wilson and Chet Riddick

Councilmam At-Large David Oh

 I also was able to reconnect with Erin from the Wharton SBDC as well as meet new people and learn about new resources in Philly. Plus I had an "Ah-ha" moment regarding my Etsy shop, so stay tuned!

P.S. If you're working on starting or growing your own business, check out the Business tab on the website for events and resources. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Heaven = Cakes + Champagne

There is one thing I love as much as, and more specifically desserts, so when I received this invite in my email about the Whipped Bakeshop cake collection, I just simply had to squeeze it in.

Well I certainly wasn't disappointed.

This is what greeted me when I arrived in Saks, and then I went inside and there were samples of fudge, macarons, and eventcupcakes and trust me they are certainly as tasty as they look.

 My favorite part of the event was the look book. That's right look book. I've never seen one created for a bakery. This one is available both online and in-print, and every photo just keeps making me glad that I go to the that I can eat desserts and not gain weight. Now all I need is an excuse event to order a cake!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Weekly Round Up

Spanish Leather meets Japanese Denim: Introducing the Capsule Collection from Loewe and Junya Watanabe

Napa and Denim Patchwork Pants
Amazona Alto Bag Blue/Black
Sophia Webster

Local AphroChic bloggers and designers Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason along with Lonny co-founder and photographer Patrick Cline take you into homes where cultural, global d├ęcor breathes beauty and soul into contemporary interiors.

Jason Rhoades: Four Roads at ICA

What can't you make out of silk?
Abbot Bomber Jacket

So this is awesome.
I think it is pointless to keep fighting the leather legging-faux or doesn't seem to be going anywhere...
Club Monaco
Hunter and Rag&Bone had a baby, and these boots were born!


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Champagne and Wool, What a Great Combination.

Last week I headed to SuitSupply on Locust Street to view the Fall Weather Collection. They opened their store here in Philly back in May 2013. There's something about this store that always excites me, perhaps it's the sewing station in the front of the store, or the life-like mannikins, but I think I am always amazed by the selection and range of men's clothing. From the blue velvet jacket in the formal attire salon to the multiple shades of blue suits, this store has everything! Plus I heard that if you buy a suit from their Signature Red line, on September 20th,  you will also receive a complimentary dress shirt...Win, Win!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A Break From the Norm

As a "city girl" I have had my fair share of heckling, by men who have found me attractive. Sometimes Most of the time it's annoying, but sometimes the comments make me smile and even worse, cringe in disgust. Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh has decided to do something about it with her "Stop Telling Women to Smile" campaign.

This visual protest has turned into posters and tshirts that you can wear to spread the message that yes this is a form of sexual harassment, and it is unacceptable.

Purchase Here.

***All opinions represented are my own, however all of the images are from the 

Stop Telling Women to Smile tumblr account.***

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Weekly Roundup

I received this in one of my August beauty box subscriptions and I'm in love. I received 69 which is a red with pink undertones. Gorgeous!

Urban Decay
I found a new blog.
Diane Pernet shares with us the celebration of the birthday of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp (my second favorite place in the world).

Image Courtesy of ASVOF

If I didn't have to work/workout, I'd be here every Monday...

Photography  with children can be so powerful.

Photographer: Maru Alvarez Colodrero
Clover Market is back.

Congratulations Boyds!

View here.

I think this sweater is so interesting!

McQ McQueen Sheer Paneled Sweater