Archive | December, 2013

Happy Holidays!

21 Dec

Holiday Travels

Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Fa la la la la la, la la la la
‘Tis the season to be jolly
Fa la la la la, la la la la…..

Hoping you and your love ones enjoy the Holidays and the New Year ahead!

Be safe to and from in your travels!

Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design Letia  🙂

Photo courtesy of  Pottery Barn

Norman Jean Roy! He’s all Around Town!

12 Dec

Have you ever wonder why ad photos look so wonderful?  It takes a talented photographer to pull you in, sell you and then surprise you with their talent!  I love photographers and just wanted to give you a heads up, when looking through magazines or at billboards…that the some of the amazing work behind it all belongs to Norman Jean Roy!

Especially during the Holiday season, you will see his work and many companies know him, seek him out… he’s ranked as one the top industry photographers!    Take Banana Republic’s Holiday advertisements, that’s his work!  And there are many others!  You can have the beautiful clothes, gorgeous models and a great makeup team; but it takes a talented photographer to capture it all; conveying the message!   Norman Jean Roy does just that and does it well!

Norman Jean Roy , a native born of Montreal can give you a photo to grab you (it only takes 5 to 6 seconds to get your attention for a photo)! In my point of view, if you study his photos, there is always the emphasis of the subject’s eyes.  Though numerous  shots may be taken, the one that he selects always shows captivating eyes!  He also has a wonderful life story on becoming a photographer; it will inspire you.  Please read his bio steps in Vogue®, by clicking this –> NORMANJEANROY.

Here are some more exciting photos!  Next time, when looking at photos; whether it’s on billboards, magazines or catalogs; take a moment to look at the credits to see all collaborators which made it happen!  I’ll bet you now will recognize this photographer’s name Norman Jean Roy!  “That’s him! 🙂

Now, let’s just say or I can imagine if it was asked of me what photographer’s work do I admire?  I would say Norman Jean Roy!!!!! He’s would be my 1st choice of course; I would love him to be thee one photographer to take my photos! He’s as talented as they come!  🙂

Idris Elba

Louis Vuitton

George Clooney, Obession

Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design

I hope I’ve nudged you to really look at the photos that you come across! Have fun looking!

Now, I am off to go shopping, the days are narrowing down…before you know it… the Christmas Holiday is here!

Letia 🙂

Photos by Norman Jean Roy for Vanity Fair, Vogue and Banana Republic publications.   His studio is located in New York City: 601 West 26th Street, Suite 310 New York, NY 10001.  T+212/206/9066 F+212/206/9987.  For all studio inquiries, contact  


Jackie Kennedy-Onassis her Fashion Style! A Roland Mouret Design!

1 Dec

I was thinking of Jackie Kennedy-Onassis today, she was such a classy lady!  There are so many styles in her play book!  While looking for dresses, her style just popped up again!  I said to myself…this is so Jackie O!


Designed by Roland Mouret! Its named the Myrtha folded Sheath dress, a very popular design!  Is it not absolutely gorgeous???!!!!

This designer’s dress is premiered at Neiman Marcus, and other flagship stores.   However…for those who love to sew or know a person who loves to sew, a vintage Vogue® pattern can be modified where needed to give you the same look with a beautiful fabric choice!  Although I’m still looking, a sheath dress never, never, ever goes out of style!

Vintage Vogue Pattern V8768

French born Roland Mouret is noted for the wonderful storm around his now legendary Moon dress made famous by Victoria Beckham.

Such is the popularity of the design that the first batch at Harvey Nichols in London sold out within days. In March 2008 it was announced that Roland would start working with Victoria Beckham on a limited edition capsule collection of little black dresses.   From there, it has been nothing but up for this designer, shoes, parfums and a flagship store located in London, 8 Carlos Place, Mayfair, London W1K 3AS.  

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Photo by Vogue® Pattern, Roland Mouret dress photos,   Designer information at

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