Archive | August, 2010

Spring 2011 Presentation with Christian Siriano and Mercedes-Benz NYC Fashion Week!

26 Aug


As promised, as I get the news, I’m passing it along! NYC Fashion Week will showcase Spring/Summer: September 9-16. The plans for fashion week at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park are taking shape for Spring 2011 collections, that will not be available to consumers for six months or so, while most shops are filled with clothes for fall and winter.

Don’t have a ticket? Coveted invitations to New York’s Fashion Week will be a little easier to snag next month, with the unveiling of a public runway show designed to inspire shoppers to add to their wardrobes for fall and winter. While designers will be showing their collections for Spring and Summer 2011 exclusively to retailers and the media, the September 7 public fashion show to kick off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will remind consumers of the styles they can buy now, organizers said on Wednesday.

Exclusively for American Express Platinum Card® members, Spring 2011 Presentation with Christian Siriano: experience an evening of dramatic fashion at Saks Fifth Avenue beginning with a private cocktail reception and designer dialogue between Christian and industry insider, Rachel Dodes. Following, have an exclusive opportunity to order his Spring 2011 Collection straight from the runway as well as shop with Christian from his current ready-to-wear collection with a $200 Saks Gift Card.  Tickets go on sale August 30!

Christian Siriano

Here’s Christian’s show last year!!!  I can’t wait for this year’s show!  I know, I don’t have to say it…but I am…he’s one of my favorite designers!

There’s this special night called Fashion’s Night Out! Cardmembers can take advantage of an exclusive American Express offer during the second-ever Fashion’s Night Out. Register your eligible American Express Card at to receive a $100 statement credit when you spend $500 at a participating retailer, anytime from September 2, 2010, and continuing through Fashion’s Night Out on September 10, 2010. Participating New York City retailers include Tory Burch, DVF, Intermix, Theory, Helmut Lang, and Domenico Vacca.

If you can’t attend, don’t worry, there will be so many commentaries and shows on TV to fill you in on all the ins and outs!  The do’s and don’ts, it won’t cost you a thing!   But do watch, have fun…it’s so much work that goes into pulling this off and has offered jobs to a lot of people for this week long event.

Be well – Letia 🙂

YouTube ®Video courtesy of MBWNewYork

Nate Berkus! His Own Daytime Show!

25 Aug

I just love Nate Berkus!  I remember when he first was with Oprah, his smile just lit up the world.  He’s a handsome interior designer who designs with practicality and offers you options, not stuffy at all.  Based in Chicago, his firm Nate Berkus Associates has assisted in the many humane special projects such as Hurricane Katrina; as well as contributed to offering advice to the thousands of viewers on The Oprah Winfrey Show.   He has become such a wonderful television personality, Oprah’s Big Give, he was right there judging! As of May, he has left the The Oprah Winfrey Show… but you will see him soon (keep reading)!

Nate has also written a very successful book, Home Rules: Transform the Place You Live into a Place You’ll Love, a step by step guide home design and decoration.  Still aiming high, with his charisma and his own brand name decorating line; all beautiful items, ALL at affordable prices for the consumer.  Most important Nate Berkus is also a man of great courage, for he shared admirably to the world his personal loss during the 2008 tsunami; reminding ME  (all of us) of how life and love are so important in this world….”……you have to experience in your life”!

Nate will be launching his own show,  The Nate Berkus Show and it will be airing nationwide with the intent to bring you great ideas and showing that YOU CAN, instead of thinking that there is possibly no way you can have the look for the spaces you love.  Filming  has already started here in New York City; however Monday, September 13th is the date when the show will start airing!


Nate Berkus

There will be no project too big or small for Nate!  I would have provided you a link to his website, but this also is being revamped to include all of his work efforts: the show, his line, his staff….. everything!

If you are interested in his line, go to HSN – Home Shopping Network!  You know, the one with the clock ticking down to buy before it’s all sold out.   He will will bringing you new items here also for the fall.  You can see what’s available now, by clicking the link below or this one:

Why do I love him so much?  Well, seeing him through the years on Oprah I’d often said let me try to get a Oprah hook-up to work with thee Nate Berkus!   Who wouldn’t want that, but there are thousands and thousands of people wanting the same doggone thing (high stats, high stats!). LOL  So I decided to take his inspiration and go for it on my own and started Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design!!!!!  I’ve been climbing ever since; sharing my ideas, volunteering and making people happy!   So he’s one of my many inspirational friends!!!

Yes, it’s a lot of hard work, but I get to talk to people like you and answer questions!  Besides, I love doing it!   LOVE IT!    So, if you get a chance, please check out The Nate Berkus Show this fall, to get ideas and have some fun.  If you are unable to watch, for we all are so busy,  I will be sure to bring you some highlights, when I can too.  Oh!  Don’t be surprised if you find him with no socks; it’s kinda of his trademark!

The link to find all about the show, listings, taping, tickets and his intro video below!

Well, everyone… the summer is almost over!  Try to enjoy the next few weeks.

Be well, Letia 🙂

Reinvent Yourself!

20 Aug

When the September issues of fashion magazines — typically their biggest of the year, ad-wise — hit newsstands this month, the three most prestigious ones will feature actresses in their 40s on the cover. 

I am always looking for encouragement; whether it’s from family or friends.  But also by the material I read and my surroundings.  

MORE® magazine has always been featuring fabulous women over 40; some celebrities and some not!  It’s nothing new to them!!   This magazine always has given me the encouragement and with that, I try to also give encouragement and share information. 

The editor’s letter to the magazine’s readers is a great one!   So many of us, may be guilty of skipping over the editor’s page; I find it very important.   Lesley Jane Seymour, the Editor-in-Chief ‘s topic is ‘Can Friendship LAST FOREVER?’   It tells of how we cherish our friendships and what a friendship really means.   Why do some last and others don’t? Without given away too much…..a great friend will always be around! 

September’s issue continues to give examples and would like to share with the woman who have been introduced to my blog site (Thank You), this issue is for you!  There is an article called /second acts/ where Barbara Corcoran, real estate guru, whom sold her real estate firm the Corcoran Group and is now a television personality – you’ve might have seen her on ABC‘s Shark Tank.  She gives some insight on how her second act involved reinventing herself as a woman and staying true to herself.  Very inspiring! 

Barbara Corcoran

Then there is also another great article where two beautiful sisters decided to take what they needed in their own hands, which involved also reinventing themselves, by taking their beauty needs and making it into a brand called Miss Jessie’s Original. It’s now sold nationwide in Target® today They definitely show, when great minds get together and it’s your sister! 

Miko and Titi Branch – Miss Jessie’s®

Pick up More® ; it’s likely to have you reviewing each and every page, for it has something for everyone!   There are also many beauty tips, finance tips, body and mind thinking topics, a multitude of ideas on the fashion trends being set this fall; they all can be found in this issue.   Check out too!  

I can say being in my 40’s feels absolutely great, I am much wiser, brighter and overall happy!  I believe in no longer making excuses with the “I wish I”, I now say “Why not, let’s do it”!  It’s never too late to seek within and recharge your thoughts and yourself!!   

Be well, Letia 🙂 

P.S…..Oh!  I forgot to say, for those interested… More® is having a October Reinvention Convention in NYC, check their website for more (no pun intended) information. 

Photos by More For Women of Style & Substance Magazine  and ABC’s Sharks. 

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