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Elie Tahari, Designs for All Women!

3 Oct

Where was this post?  Lost in the mayhem, but it still has to be shared!

One of my favorite designers is Elie Tahari! Simply because he doesn’t ever compromise style and workmanship for his garments.  He designs for the woman in mind!  Elie Tahari Woman is for plus-size woman and it is the same, I said identical to the women’s collection!  Nothing spared.

When this designer choose material for his design, all things are considered. The type of fabric, is there a pattern, how can that pattern be sewn seamlessly as a piece of art and how is the person going to feel wearing the design.  This is Elie Tahari!

He takes everything in consideration.  In my closet, there are about 15-30 dresses designed by Elie Tahari, they are timeless.  I am a plus-size and when wearing his designs, I feel so wonderful knowing that my dress has been made with the same commitment as the dress made in a smaller size!

Tahari Woman Janine Cotton Sheath Dress

The dresses are all beautiful, however I must say that I marvel over the linings of each dress.  Made so perfectly, you want to wear the dress inside out, because it’s so beautifully made.  He always, always thinks of the woman!  Perhaps there is a wind, that hint of color from the lining will be shown.  If it is, a pop of color purposely!

Then there is the addition of a colorful ribbon.  You will often see me in a sheath dress, however a Tahari sheath dress is extra special.  The added detail of colorful ribbon along the zipper gives that added flavor when you walk away!   Or it could be the ribbon tied around the waist, where you may say it’s not needed until you put it on, tie and make a bow…it’s then a Wow!

The next time you see a Tahari item, take a few moments to look at the workmanship!  You will see that purposely each detail was thought of!!!

“For the woman who wears my clothes, I ask myself: Where is she going? Is she the best-looking woman in the room? Or is she showing off? Is the shape good on her? Does it look new and cool and fresh? Is it going to fit well? And that’s just the start. But to feel good about what you’re doing, you have to always be having these conversations with yourself.”

Elie Tahari 40 Years Designing – Elie Tahari Day in NYC

This year Tahari celebrates the 40th anniversary of his label!  I am so excited for him, I feel he designs just for me!  He is one designer who makes a woman feel special, no matter her size!  He should be commended on that!

Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design Letia 🙂

Elie Tahari’s woman’s line is offered in plus sizes (14 – 24) which can be found at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s in store and on-line.  For regular sizes, www.elietahari.com.  The same designs are available in each genre.  There are beautiful!  Always look at ideeli.com and Shopsugar for mark downs too! 

It’s Spring! Design Your Room with InStyle & Threshold!

11 May


When designing I see things visually different when looking at a room!  I look at the scale of a room, how many windows are there, the floor type and how many entry doors; etc.

Then, once I’ve got the information, I talk to my client to get their ideas!  Colors, textures, styles and even their no-no’s!

Wouldn’t you love the opportunity to give it a try?  Try?  Doing it yourself, designing a room with your ideas!

InStyle Magazine has just sent me a wonderful app to do just that!  Design a Moonboard or decorate a space for Spring!

  • It can be your dream room or it could be a vision of a room right in your home!
  • You can upload your own room pictures!
  • Do some shopping – there are items which are available for purchase from Threshold too!
  • Even use your design as a hint to say “I love this” to you know who, by just downloading the picture!

Whatever you decide, just have some FUN!  Yes, you are going to be a designer!!!!   When you are finished, why don’t you post  your design on Tweeter, Facebook and Pinterest !  I would love to see your ideas too!  🙂



Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design  Letia 🙂

Power board by Threshold! InStyle.com is part of the Time Inc. Style Network Copyright © 2013.

Kips Bay Decorator House 2013

6 May

My favorite time of the year, especially when it’s about the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.   It’s time to see interior designers at their best again!

I have anticipated seeing their designs!  Attending the Opening Night Cocktail party this evening; I love talking to the designers and seeing the relief on their faces!  They made the deadline!  So much work and planning goes into this <they only had 5 weeks>.  It’s all worth it; a wonderful cause for children.

For those interested in seeing the Sharp Townhouse and making a donation to the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club; here’s the information!  Oh!  Don’t forget the Kips Bay Shop too; for great finds!

161 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065
Between 3rd and Lexington Avenues
May 7- June 4, 2013
Monday – Saturday 11:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday 11:00am – 8:00pm
Tickets $35 click here to purchase
Participating Designers:
Andrew Suvalsky Designs
Barbara Ostrom Associates
Christopher Peacock
Dineen Architecture + Design PC
Eve Robinson Associates
Felicia Zwebner Design
Garcia / Maldonado
Gomez Associates
Huniford Design Studio
Jack Levy Design
Judy King Interiors
Kathryn M. Ireland Textiles & Design
Kristen McGinnis Design Inc.
Monica Rich Kosann Photography
Nievera Williams Design
Robert Brown Interior Design
Sara Story Design
Stephen Mooney Interiors
West Chin Architect, PLLC

Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design  More to come!  Letia 🙂

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