Archive | September, 2011

Letia Mitchell on the Nate Berkus Show? Legal Questions Answered!

26 Sep

The answer is YES!  With my love of decorating and design, it is not unusual to find me attending the syndicated talk show hosted by my favorite interior designer, Nate Berkus!

Remember a few weeks ago, I posted that I was at the Nate Berkus Show and I would fill you in?  Well, I couldn’t say anything until now!  Such great news!

While there, one of the producer’s assistant asked would I be interested in proposing a question as  a participating audience member, I said yes.

They replied that they would call in the next couple of days!  Leaving the show excited, I went to Carmine’s to have their caesar salad!

(I know, I am always talking about food) and while eating; I’d received a phone call from the producer of the show, asking if I was excited!   I said I love the show and I LOVE Nate!

Then she went on to say, you have to choose your wardrobe!  I am like what in the hell is she is talking about (with a puzzled face)….I’m just asking a question?  Did I miss something?  While talking to them earlier, I actually was interviewed!  The producers, to my surprise invited me to be a guest audience member. “You’re an interior decorator with such an infectious smile; with your personality and enthusiasm; we said Why not!”

So I met Nate Berkus! AWESOME! Such a wonderful person, he practiced saying my name correctly (Lee-Sha).  And yes, he is handsome!!!  Simply charming and humble; with a laugh that could also light up a room!  If you read any of my posts, you know how much I admire him!

Celebrity star and book writer Jackie Collins is the star guest on the show, where she will be talking about her life, books and how she loves her favorite sport (won’t give it away, you have to watch the show).  Her 28th book, “Goddess of Vengeance,” has just been released.  My green room was next to her’s and she was very nice; quite funny actually.  She has a wonderful sense of humor!

What will I’ll be talking about?  I will be partaking in a legal segment posing a personal question to the beautiful, Sunny Hostin, attorney and multi-platform journalist; who currently serves as legal analyst for CNN and Headline News’ InSession.  It will be airing this Thursday, September 29th.   Once it airs, http://www.thenateshow.com/station-finder, I’ll add the segment!

You never know what’s in store for you!  Big thanks to the Nate Berkus Show’s staff!  Caitlyn and Cara; you’re the best and hardest working PAs ever!

To my family and friends, as always thanks for all your support in this crazy journey that I’m absolutely loving!!

Letia 🙂

For more legal information talked about on the show, see  http://www.thenateshow.com/videos/detail/2909/your-legal-questions-answered

Images from the Nate Berkus Show®,  Getty Images® and Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design®

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Katy Perry’s Hollywood Glam for InStyle!!!!!!

24 Sep

For those who what to see how Katy Perry has transcends her look to Hollywood Glam with an edge of having a hair styled to perfection, even it’s cotton candy pink!

Take a look at behind the scenes footage of her photo shoot with InStyle Magazine!

Hot artist, hot look and a hot video too!

InStyle Magazine really did IT this month…make sure you pick up a copy; it’s the October issue!

What a great interview!

Then take a look at the next video of her latest hit…one of my favorites!  Enjoy!

Lee 🙂

Betsey Johnson Still Having Fun! New Fragrance, MB Fashion Week Sp/Sum Collection

18 Sep

Today there are over sixty-five Betsey Johnson stores worldwide. International expansion came in 1998 with the opening of the wildly popular London store.

In 1999 the Vancouver store opened marking the company’s first move into Canada, where there are now four locations in various provinces.  So Betsey Johnson is EVERYWHERE!

Another favorite of mine!  I particularly love her style and energy!  Her designs are loved by all ages! 

Yesterday, I visited her flagship store on Madison Ave in NYC after having a wonderful lunch at Centolire with my girlfriend, Pat <she is still raving about her canteloupe/strawberry sorbet>.  We scooted right across the street!

We had such a good time!  Looking at the sunglasses, watches, bags, bracelets, shoes and clothes!  I fell in love with this heart shaped silver bag and this cute little mouse case!  So they went home with me! 🙂

No wonder, her style is contagious!  It definitely sells as Fun, fun, and more fun!

Later this week, Betsey Johnson will be rolling out her new fragrance, Too Too; it will be available for purchase in her stores and on-line.  I received a sample and it smells absolutely wonderful.  It has floral and fruity touch to it!

Don’t worry if you did not get a chance to see the livestream of her designs for Spring and Summer 2012, I have attached the video below. 

Flirty and fun, this collection gives the woman the option to play if she wants to!  Not to be so serious, there is always time to bring some laughter and be the not-so ordinary!  Which is exactly what Betsey Johnson portrays!  She is 69 year old young! 

Betsey, who is a survivor of breast cancer and is always prominent in helping to find a cure; creatively designs limited edition products from which a portion of the proceeds are donated to various breast cancer related charities.  To learn more about Betsey click ABOUT on www.betseyjohnson.com

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Letia 😉

Video courtesy of MBFashionWk Youtube

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sp/S 2012 – Tadashi

12 Sep

Introduced to him back in ’09, I fell in love with a Tadashi Shoji dress.  I felt beautiful and very comfortable in it,  designed with such great detail!

A definite eye-opener for NY’s Fashion Week this year, style, great lines and material flowing just beautifully, Tadashi Shoji leaves you wanting more!   Did you know that the Tadashi Shoji line also keeps the plus size woman in mind!. The design, the quality and the style is exactly the same, as if it was made for a woman who is a size 4!

Now, the dresses can run from $180.00 to 595.00; found in specialty stores and chains – such as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.  However, by having clean lines, the dress will never go out of style! 

Leaving you to look at the  prior year’s design;  so keep a watchful eye on a sale!   Typing TADASHI in the search area of Designer Apparel’s website, will give you a listing of the dresses and what store has it: http://www.designerapparel.com/

I now own 2, a dress and a gown! Yes! I have worn them at different events!  By adding different jewelry, vintage looking accessories, a rose, a sash – hair up/hair down……..no one will know!

To learn more about Tadashi and his designs,  I have attached The Tadashi Shoji website below, he also has a s blog site named http://tadashicollection.com/weblog/.    Please take a moment and review his Spring and Summer collection!

Letia 🙂

http://www.tadashishoji.com/#

Video courtesy of MB Fashion Week via YouTube®

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week SP 2012 – Venexiana

11 Sep

I am going to be showing you my favorites this year!  So, check them out!

After former careers in music and architecture, Hungarian-born designer Kati Stern launched Venexiana in 2003.  This collection is vibrant, wonderful and contagious!    Such Hollywood glam factor in the air!!! LOL   I love PINK!  Which gown is your favorite?

Letia 🙂

 

 

 

 

Video courtesy of MBFWeek YouTube!

Speaking Out! It May be a Catch 22!

7 Sep

Vivian D from Pensacola, FL sent in @mail:

“This is not a fashion or decorating question, but it can be linked with either!  I want to say something to my girlfriend about her spending!  Every weekend she asks me to go to the mall,  we’re shopping and when getting to the register, she never has enough money. To not be embarrassed, I give her the balance and I get reimbursed weeks later!  I’m upset about it, that she asks and  so lackadaisy when paying me back !

There is nothing worse than keeping something that upsets you in…internally making your blood pressure go up!   It’s hard to tell a person how you feel, especially when you care for them.  It’s hard to see something that is not right and you want to say something.  Afraid of getting the “mind your business” response or have someone get so frantic, you wish you had never said anything!

This happens all the time daily and you have to pick your battles.  However, for those who did speak out, just wanted change!  Change from what might be wrong, something bothering them, injustice or even sometimes the mere fact to help someone or pull someone near.

Whatever it is, there all kinds of vehicles to get your point across…you just have to choose wisely!

I remember when I was young, still at home and my mother would constantly complain about our neighbor taking our garbage pail every week “He’s at it again!”.  She didn’t want to say anything,  keep the peace.

Until one day, I spoke about it loudly after the garbage trucks completed their pickup, Mr. Danielson took our trash can…knowing it wasn’t his.  That meant, we DID not have one! Right!   So, this kept up for about another 2 week period, after I was left dragging back the can each time.  Until one day, I waited!  Just waited.  Politely first, “Are you aware that this trash can is our’s?” Thinking he would be a little embarrassed.  Not in the least!!!  “Yeah, I know…you took my 10 years ago!”

OK!  I had no idea what he was talking about and come to find out that he has been pissed for 10 years!  Never spoke about it, never said a WORD!   I replied “Mr. Danielson, we did not take your trash can, for we mark ours with our address.   So, please do not take it.”   He was surprised, “So what am I going to use, I keep placing my garbage in a bag?”  I remember saying, “For the love of Gertrude!”   “Mr. Danielson, if our trash can is not full, you can put your garbage in it.  I know you want your own.  Let me talk to my mother and see if we can get you one!”

Too my surprise, he said “I don’t want Gilda buying me anything.”  Gilda! Did he not call my mother by her first name!!!  I finally got it!   He did not want me to complain, he want my mother to complain!  It had nothing to do with the trash can, it was about how he has fancied her for over 10 years and the only way he could get her attention was taking the damn can!  Humph!   What wrong with flowers, ringing the bell?????

Well, I never told my mother what he said, I remember letting her know that he wouldn’t be taking her trash can anymore and next time try to say something when things bother her! Although she never, ever mention to me that she had any likings for Mr. Danielson, I was always curious what would have happened if she did complain! 😉

If you have questions or concerns, see if you would like to change it by merely speaking out about it (whatever it may be)!  Vivian in your case, it maybe hard, because you may have an expectation that your girlfriend will stop and you care about the friendship!   Will she stop shopping, this may not happen realistically.  It’s about her not having any money and that can be a sore topic for most!   So, I would suggest when asked to go shopping, have something else to do and express you concerns.  To her, she may think you don’t mind; when you quite actually do!

Anyone have a comment, leave below or send me your feedback via e-mail at lee@lmlifestyleanddesign.com.  I love hearing your thoughts, you may have other suggestions for Vivian!

Letia 🙂

Sherri Shepherd Shares her Wedding on Style Network!

4 Sep
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Yes, Sherri did get married!  You will also be able to view the entire wedding on the Style Network! In an exclusive deal with The Style Network, Sherri invites viewers behind-the-scenes to witness all the excitement, from the early planning stages to the romantic one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony.

This is just a reminder!!!! 

In the special, viewers will see all the bridal drama and the mad rush of her planner as he organizes the numerous events, all leading up to the touching wedding vows between Sherri and her then fiancé. “Wedding Fabulous: Sherri Shepherd Gets Married” premieres Tuesday, September 13 at 9:00pm ET/PT on Style.

For her nuptials with now husband Lamar Sally were performed in Chicago, two weeks ago….Sherri who is 44 years old wore a custom Rivini wedding gown and had six bridesmaids.  You may recognize a few of them: Niecy Nash,   Elizabeth Hasselbeck (co-host on the View) and Yvette Nicole Brown.  Their gowns were also custom by Carmen Marc Valvo!

Make sure you watch the nuptials!  It will be a tear jerker, for second chances do happen!

 

Letia 🙂

Photo by Life&Style Magazine

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