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Jonathan Adler for bareMinerals with InStyle Magazine

25 Feb

Letia MitchellLet’s say you take a bright, talented and creative designer named Jonathan Adler; famous for his pottery, beautiful furniture and textiles.

Then you take Leslie Blodgett, the Creator of bareMinerals and Executive Chairman, Bare Escentuals® who works very hard to change a woman’s perspective about their skin by providing makeup which promotes just that!  Talk about INSPIRATION!

Next you have InStyle Magazine  – one of my favorite magazines which not only keeps up with the Hollywood celebrities, but also brings you the latest on shopping, fashion and makeup!

You put ALL of THEM together and you get Jonathan Adler designing for bareMinerals with InStyle Magazine hosting an event in NYC Herald Square; in which I was invited to!

beauty-bare-mineralsThe event introduced Jonathan Adler collaboration on a limited edition custom box to hold BareMinerals’s deluxe original foundation with a matching buki brush!   Beautiful!

What is also so good about this, you actually have a designer piece in your home, by thee Jonathan Adler!

The night consisted of makeovers, prizes, photos, makeup artists and InStyle Magazine’s

Tai Beauchamp, InStyle Ambassador

Tai Beauchamp, InStyle Ambassador

Ambassador Tai Beauchamp giving her tips on style and makeup too!  The music was rocking by their Lady DJ!  It was a wonderful evening.   I met such wonderful people!

Anna Prestia who is the Store Manger at BareEscentuals Boutique at Herald Square (across the street from Macys) was so nice, as well as her staff.   They all were very accommodating and smiles galore; about 10x over!

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The Lovely bareMinerals Staff!

My makeup artist Leticia was too awesome! When getting your makeup done – you should try to do this!  Leticia only did one side of my face – so I could actually see the difference.

One look in the mirror, I was sold!  Then she did the other side!  Now woman of darker skin tones as myself, yes you can use this product – it’s amazing! The items I brought were:

  • bareMinerals Ready SPF 15 Touch Up Veil – Tinted
  • bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 4.0  – The Wild Thing and The Next Big Thing
  • bareMinerals READY Blush – The Whisper   
  • bareMinerals marvelouse MOXIE – Hot Shot

Then it was on to making fun videos with a goflipyourself book as a keepsake!  I keep thinking anyone who thinks that a there is no way to be/become beautiful or just feel good about yourself; haven’t been to a bareMinerals Boutique!

So here is my video about the limited edition keepsake box and the event, I’ve also purchased the limited edition box  for one of my subscribers to win!  Links, videos and post will help provide the answers!!!

The subscribers with the correct answers will be placed in the pool for a March 1, 2013 draw for one (1) winner to receive all of the items listed*:

  • 1 Jonathan Adler for bareMinerals®  Handy Buki Brush and collectible acrylic box. More than twice the size of our ORIGINAL Foundation – Medium/Beige ($122 value)
  • 1 InStyle Magazine March 2013 Issue – Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis Spring Fashion
  • 1 InStyle Hardcover Book, The New Secrets of Style by the editors of InStyle (a whole chapter on shoes!!!!!!)
  • 1 Limited Edition shopping bag

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1. What year did Jonathan Alder beg his parents to buy him a wheel and kin?

2. What country is Jonathan’s second store located?

3. InStyle magazine is registered under what company?

4. bareMinerals’s makeup has this action word after it’s description?

5. In the video, what color is the flower in Leticia’s hair?

6. What is the pottery item that Letia  loves by Jonathan Alder?

7. The three ladies on the InStyle magazine on featured in what upcoming movie?

8. The chairman of Bare Escentuals®, Leslie Blodgett believes what can change the world?

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Photos by Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design®, BareEscentuals Beauty Inc, Twitter connect#JALUSVSBM

Items purchased by Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design.

Giveaway Rules

Giveaway is open to legal residents of the 50 united states or the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years of age and at least of the age of majority in their state of residence at the time of entry, except employees or immediate families of Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design LLC (including those living in the same household).

Contest begins at 6:00 AM EST on 02/25/2013 and ends at 11:59 PM EST on 02/28/2013. Contestant must be at least one of the following: a friend of Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design’s Official Facebook page, a subscriber to Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design’s WordPress Blog site, a follower of Letianum1 under or a YouTube channel subscriber in order to take part in giveaway*.

The contestant is allowed to either become a subscriber (valid e-mail) or become a friend/follower of either sites mentioned above; before submitting their answers as a comment entry(ies) on the giveaway. Fellow WordPress bloggers, also have a chance to enter, also following contest rules.  All contest entries should be/can be placed as a comment on Blog post named Jonathan Adler for bareMinerals with InStyle Magazine, which will be automatically sent to the blog site ‘s Administrator for review.

The contestant is only allowed only 1 (one) comment entry in this giveaway; it only takes one comment entry for a chance to win. Void outside the 50 United States/D.C. and where prohibited by law. will be utilized to select the winner. Winner:  Winner will be announced via either venue, Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design’s WordPress blog site or YouTube.

All information requested to mail prizes to winner, will be kept private and confidential. All prizes were purchased and sponsored by Letia Mitchell LifeStyle and Design LLC; not the companies selected for giveaway items. By entering this giveaway, the contestant is in agreement with the terms provided. Winner will be announced during the week of March 4, 2013. * will be verified.

Neiman Marcus, Leandra Medine and PJK – Patterson J. Kincaid!

21 Feb

Who’s my favorite lady?  Leandra Medine!   You know, the Man Repeller!?  If you said Hugh?  Then I guess you are not the Fashionista that you claim to be at all!!!!

The NYC-based trendsetter, the funniest gal ever, newlywed and fashion staple in this industry….she’s my hero!   She is my muse, the gusto and the encourager !  She helps me to continue with my blogging – “For you do it cause you love it and in time people will love to hear what you have to say”!

And now she is designing clothes, here she  debuts her collaboration with PJK – Patterson J. Kincaid! Let’s just say the clothes are CUTE!  Congratulations!!!

Leandra Medine and PJK

Leandra Medine and PJK

Neiman Marcus knows and Leandra explains elegantly:


 Kudos to Neiman Marcus! Here’s her website, who? Leandra’s !!!!

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All photos and videos from Neiman Marcus®


There’s always a time!

18 Feb
Take the Time!!!!!

Take the Time!!!!!

“There’s always time to reconnect with yourself…..just make the time….why?

Because you are important and every person needs time to take a breather.

Permission granted!”

–  Letia Mitchell

Happy Valentine’s Day!

13 Feb

Valentine’s Day is when you express to the special ones in your life, that you love them!

Enjoy the day and the moments!!


Julianne Hough, SoleSociety®, Shoes & Me!

11 Feb
Julianne's picks at SoleSociety®

Julianne’s picks at Sole Society®

What do you do when you get an offer to try shoes with discount?

What do you do when you find out that one of my favorite actresses is the one giving her picks about the shoes and fashion?  Just lets me know!    Who? Julianne Hough!

So we are talking about shoes, with a discount offer, the beautiful Julianne Hough and SoleSociety® ‘s website at my finger tips!  Hah!!!!  Talk about Wow!

At a preview party held earlier this week in Los Angeles, she announced her SoleSociety shoe collection!!!

Juilanne Hough/SoleSociety Preview Party - J Sciulli @Getty Images

Juilanne Hough/SoleSociety Preview Party – J Sciulli @Getty Images

This 24-year-old actress designed a collection of shoes for SoleSociety®, which are also sold at Nordstrom stores.  The collection will include about 5-6 different styles each month for the next six months.  SIX MONTHS!

So, if Julianne is giving advice and it’s about shoes, I headed right to!   Absolutely love her, love her style, now love SoleSociety and always LOVE SHOES!

Photo Shoot for  SoleSociety®

Photo Shoot for SoleSociety®


Julianne Hough is the TWO time champion of Dancing with the Stars, a country singer (Academy of Country Music – New Artist winner), loved her in the remake  of Paramount’s Footloose and can’t wait to see her in the upcoming Nicholas Sparks movie, Safe Haven  premiering today (2/11)!   And YES, Julianne Hough has been dating Ryan Seacrest since April 2010 people!

Now the website not only displays the shoes very clearly; however the bonus – is that for each of your shoe selections, a palette of creative fashion items are displayed in a casual way or a dressy way!  This is wonderful to give you, the viewer options to quickly picture yourself in the styles portrayed.  The Style Tips definitely helped me with my selection!   SOLE SOCIETY

When you have a moment, on the SoleSociety® website’s ABOUT US section ; see how Brett Markinson, CEO and Founder of SoleSociety and his team are able to bring such beautiful and well-made shoes to the you, at such a great price!

Now for the shoes I’d picked based on Julianne’s advice, Rory!  Plus another pair named Dahlia!

Dear Julianne;   Thank You… I will be back! XXOOO

Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design

Letia 🙂

Photos from’s website, Preview Party photos by J. Sciulli, Getty Images  and all items purchased by Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design LLC.

Warby Parker… Their Eyewear is Awesome and I Love My Selection!

9 Feb

Last month, I took a trip down to Soho, New York based on a recommendation by Gayle King.  She recently visited Warby Parker to select new frames.  Based on her rave review, I said let me go see too!

There are various showrooms in New York, however there are additional showrooms across the country!  Not one near you, don’t worry – Warby Parker has this great program for anyone who love convenience!

Get this! They will send you up to 5 pairs of glasses to try on at home for 5 days free, even include a pre-paid return shipping label to send them back to Warby Parker with no obligation to buy (this is offered to anyone in the contiguous 48 states).

And…..if you’re not 100% satisfied with your new glasses for any reason (any reason), call them or send an email  –  a pre-paid return shipping label will be sent allowing you to return your glasses for free. Not even a question asked!

The selection made at Warby Parker

The Selecion made at Warby Parker

Great styles, great selections and a friendly staff I found at the SoHo showroom!  I love their dove-gray and signature blue eyeglass case! Not to mention, their website takes in consideration the customer who wears glasses!  Great fonts, easy to read and not too much, but just enough information to get on your way to do a selection with their virtual models!

Warby Parker

Warby Parker

However, the most important thing that I love about Warby Parker is for every pair purchased, they give a pair to someone in need!

Eye exams and eyeglasses can be quite costly.  I without a thought, get my routine exam and every year look to see the latest frame styles! As for others, it’s a struggle just to obtain an examination and then glasses.

Warby Parker’s co-founder Neil Blumenthal previously served as VisionSpring’s director and helped pioneer VisionSpring’s model to train low-income women to sell affordable glasses in their communities.

By doing this jobs are created, glasses are provided to customers who lose or break them; plus prescriptions!   It’s trickling down effect which does good work! Wonderful work by Warby Parker and Vision Spring!

So you want to see the frames I selected with my prescription?  Well watch!


Warby Parker Thank You!

Warby Parker Thank You!










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Snowy Day in Connecticut with Jason Mraz – I’m Yours!

9 Feb

Jason Mraz at Campo Pequeno, March 19, 2009

Snow blizzard is an understatement! What do you do when 30″ of snow has fallen in the Tri-State area (NY, NJ & CT)??????

You make the best of it…because you are safe, phone is working, electricity is on and your favorite can item is in storage!  Dole® pineapples!

I put on some music and I’m having a ball…thinking it soon will be summer and tropical weather to savor on an upcoming vacation!

So I’m rocking one of my favorite songs, which is putting me definitely in that state of mind!

Sung by the wonderful Jason Mraz!!  “I’m Yours”  love it… I found the video!  Enjoy!!!    Be safe!

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