Archive | September, 2013

NYFW Ann Nahari 2014 Spring /Summer Collection

16 Sep

It was such a buzz in the air when arriving to the city, New York Fashion Week does that, so much so that I could not contain myself.

A very exciting two weeks.  One of the highlights was when Tamara Walker of Siena Media Group invited me as a guest to attend the showing of luxury plus brand;  Ann Nahari by designer Sumiyyah Rasheed!

The 2014 Spring /Summer collection was shown at Select Space right in the heart of the Garment district  (39th Street).


Ann Nahari is definitely an upscale ready-to-wear fashion and lingerie brand catering to the fuller figured woman.   Sumiyyah Rasheed has successfully presented plus size collections overseas in markets including Dubai and Istanbul, solidifying its presence in the global fashion market. Based in Los Angeles,  takes pride in the fact Ann Nahari is “made in the USA.”  I love that!

Known for creating high-end plus size ready-to-wear and lingerie, Ann Nahari is a well established global fashion brand which has successfully shown collections in Dubai and Istanbul. The brand targets curvaceous women sizes 14-22 who seek quality fabrications and impeccable fit. The Spring/Summer 2014 collection was inspired by the designer’s southern California beach lifestyle complete with a sensual yet serene color palate featuring vibrant blues and pinks in contrast to classic black and white.

Well the collection was absolutely beautiful!   Keeping my readers informed, I was sending tweets and instagrams back and forth ; receiving exciting feedback!  “Finally women who look like me!”, one of my readers said!

The colors were mystical and drew you right in, I’d instantly thought of myself being in the Caribbean – me walking on the beach and the scent of fresh air with my favorites of the collection!

What are they? My favorites in the Ann Nahari’s collection is first the Pastel Printed Silk Chiffon Maxi Dress!!!!!!  To give a look from dressy to looking casual, a Pastel Printed Wrap Tunic top with sage leggings was also superbly done; giving a woman options in a look that she has fallen in love with!  Then the  Black button tunic dress, a great option for a night out on the town!  It’s a perfect piece that every woman should own!

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“This is my second season working with the talented Nailah Lymus of the Underwraps Agency.  I’m happy she’s onboard to bring the vision to life,”said Ms. Rasheed. “I’m also excited and honored to collaborate with Augment — I am sure they will bring an international flair which will enhance the ambience of the collection.”

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Well I’m  now in NY Fashion Week recovery!  I loved every moment of it!

Tamara Walker is the personality behind the famed lifestyle blog, The Curvy Socialite. A regular contributor to various fashion, beauty, and lifestyle publications, Tamara also is the Director of NY PR Diva, a public relations and event planning firm catering to the fashion, beauty, entertainment and non-profit industries. She was recently named as the New York Fashion News Examiner on

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MakeUp by Augment, Japanese Creative Services Team.  Photos by Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design.

Regency Shop! Have Fun with Arne Jacobsen, Eero Saarinen Chairs & More!

16 Sep

-ergonomic-sitting-areaLooking for that item that just tells everyone how fun you are?  With color, a POP, some PIZZAZZ!!!!

You want something different and looking for great ideas!  Well the old is coming back or should I say…old style never dies!  The old is new again!   You get what I’m saying!

I’ve found a wonderful website called Regency Shop!  It may be just what you’ve looking for modern Furniture with style and affordable prices.

I got it….old design made to be modern again! 🙂

Have you heard of Arne Jacobsen?


Arne Emil Jacobsen (11 February 1902 – 24 March 1971) was a Danish architect and designer. He is remembered for his contribution to architectural Functionalism as well as for the worldwide success he enjoyed with simple but effective chair designs.  It’s reproduction can be seen all over, in movies, TV set designs and now moving into homes.  One of the most influential furniture designers of the last century – has designed the lounge Egg Chair in 1956.

Besides the Egg chair is just so sexy!  No matter what color, it’s an attention grabber and who wouldn’t want to be noticed?

Egg Chair


How about Eero Saarinen?  He’s a Finnish American architect and industrial designer of the 20th century famous for varying his style according to the demands of the project: simple, sweeping, arching structural curves or machine-like rationalism.  Noted for his 1946 Womb chair.  This is also a very stylish chair too!


How about that James Bond movie?  Can you guess what movie, this Saarinen chair was seen in?

Hanging Bubble Chair



Regency Shop is offering 10% off on any non-clearance item and 5% off on any clearance items.   Please click any of the RegencyShop pictures and you will be directed right to their site.   Here are the coupon codes below.  They can be entered right at the time of checkout:

Clearance item coupon code: 5DISCOUNT
Regular Item code: 10DISCOUNT

Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & DesignHave FUN!

Letia 🙂

Between the two of us photo by Chloe Warner.  View from top photo by Axis Mundi.  Patio photo by Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects.  Website photos by Regency Shop.

Fornasetti! Just Beautiful!

6 Sep


One of my favorite photos I found! And one of my favorite things! Fornasetti is a form of art, which will be a guaranteed conversation piece! A great site to review some beautiful pieces!

Here’s the two I also love!


Letia. 🙂

Piero Fornasetti is celebrated as being among the most original creative talents of the twentieth century. During his career he created a visual vocabulary that is instantly recognisable and unceasingly engaging. Fornasetti designed a magical world, saturated in image and colour and filled with whimsy and wit. Piero Fornasetti created 350 different plate designs based on the face of one woman named Lina Cavalieri, an Italian opera soprano singer.

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