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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 🙂

Fashion’s Night Out with Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian’s Sister!

26 Jul

It’s going to be August, which means………..  NYC Fashion Week preparations and announcements.  So much work goes into getting ready!

So, I just received the news that Kendall Jenner will be the beautiful soiree for this year’s LA Fashion’s Night Out!  A beautiful young woman and I can’t wait to see her in action!

Kendall is not new to this, she was on the runway last year and did absolutely superb; besides she is gorgeous!   GORGEOUS!!!!!!

What’s Fashion’s Night Out?  It’s four years and going strong!

Editors, stars, models, fashionistas, fans, and designers on September 6, 2012, flood stores in cities across the country and around the world for fashion’s most iconic extravaganza.

More than 4,500 events are here in the States alone last year, featuring special limited-edition products, celebrity appearances, and unforgettable performances!

I ‘d purchased my Jimmy Choo’s at one of the FNO trunk show events last year!!  I was sooooo happy, they are a work of art!  Simply fabulous!  From what I am told, FNO 2012 is going to out do 2011’s event!

So mark the date on your calendar.   Make sure you check for updates on where an event may be held near you! FNO

Kendall will be at the Beverly Center!

Letia  😉

Why?? Because I Love NARS…Yes, a Giveaway!!!!! *****CLOSED*****

5 Jul

I love to share things with my readers on those special items, I simply love!  This time, it’s a whole company!

NARS Cosmetics!

So for the month of July, hot July, I am doing a promotion to give away two NARS exclusive gift sets, valued at $93.00 to one of my readers/subscribers!!  The drawing will be during the week of July 31st.  So tell your friends and you both can try!!!

To be eligible for the drawing, you will have to be a subscriber to either:





Starting July 6th, leave your comment to answer this question:

You are rushing again, ignoring the sign “Filming Today” and you’ve just mistakenly walked in on a movie set and the film’s Director yells “YOU”!!!!  He would love you to be an extra; just as you are!  The makeup artist can only allow you to use two cosmetic items for your look, you got to think fast! What are the two ‘must have items”, the brand and shade + why?

Letia 🙂

Photo by NARS Cosmetics, Love Rite – www.narscosmetics.com


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 7:01 AM EST on 07/06/2012 and ends at 11:59 PM EST on 07/31/2012. 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 Twitter.com 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 either sites mentioned (e.g. Blog post), which will be automatically sent to the blog site or Facebook page’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. Winner:  Winners will be announced via either venue, Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design’s WordPress blog site, Facebook Page, Twitter, 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 July 31, 2012. * will be verified.

Fashion Night Out! Sept 8th

11 Aug

Fashion’s Night Out is an unprecedented global initiative created in 2009 in a partnership between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, boost the industry’s economy, and put the fun back in shopping.

 Since then the event has grown exponentially, expanding nationally in 2010 to over 100 cities and globally into 15 countries.

The official hours are 6 — 11 P.M. on September 8, 2011. Some FNO participants will be hosting events earlier in the day, so be sure to check with your favorite brands to find out what their big plans are.

Not only is Fashion’s Night Out only happening in NYC, but global!!!!   Cities all over the U.S. and Canada are invited to take part in Fashion’s Night Out.

 A full list of all the Fashion’s Night Out participants will go live with the official Web site launch in a few days (mid-August), so be sure to check their site to find out about all the exciting shopping events!  They even have merchandise,  to view the collection, click here.    FNO retailers will begin selling the collections in-store and online beginning in August, so plan, plan, PLAN!!

    Letia 🙂


Christian Siriano for Spiegel!

5 Mar

You read right!!!  For a limited time only, fashion designer Christian Siriano will make his designs available for Spiegel.   Spiegel has certainly come a long way!

He has designed a wonderful collection; which can be pre-ordered now before released in April!

So, if you ever thought you would n’t be able to have one of his design; you can think again!!!

Christian Siriano has made it affordable and the collection is quite beautiful.  Something for everyone!   Take a look and decide which design you like! 😉

And oh!  Don’t forget he also has a partnership with Payless for his shoe designs too!

Thanks Christian!!!!

Letia 🙂


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