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Beyoncé! Ivy Park – Inspirational!

9 Apr

beyonce ivy parkI know you have seen the video and in anticipation to see the active wear!

There may be some of you; who are not least in the bit interested in exercising!

However, let’s look beyond that and look at the video as encouragement for anything that is ahead of you!  Beyoncé has a great message.

Everyone has a place where we consider safe and often go to; to build our strength.  For some it may be a place of worship, a friend’s home or a tropical island!

What ever the place maybe, it’s a moment or memory you can go to and get what you need!

So watching the video, it brought me to that place of being home as a little girl – with my Mom, Gilda and my Uncle Al.  They are both gone now, but still constant and encouraging staples in my life!  Mom and Uncle Al

 

So that’s my park…what’s yours?   

 

letia Mitchelll 403 Letia  🙂

Photo by Paola Kudacki for Elle Magazine’s editorial; April issue. Video courtesy of Nordstorm, IVY PARK – Cofounded by Beyoncé – effortlessly cool activewear for women everywhere.  In stores on April 14th.

Mary Alice Stephenson’s Glam4Good and How to Land A Job in Fashion!!!!

2 Jun

Spreading the news!

Mary Alice Stephenson! This beautiful lady is a  great Mom to her handsome son, Willem!  Consults for fashion designers, a stylist and beauty expert in her own right!

Can be seen on many TV shows giving her so important fashion advice, clearly proven from her over 250K Facebook following alone! So there!

But Mary Alice Stephenson’s GREATEST passion is turning the Glam4Good movement into a non-profit foundation and a brand. When you hear her talk about it; you can see the love in her face! Glam4Good changes lives!

Whether it’s taking woman affected by Hurricane Sandy for a few hours and pampering them with love! High school teenagers with full and over the top glam moments to fulfill their prom dreams! Even a woman who has beaten the battle of drug addiction and putting her in a beautiful Prabal Gurung gown to simply say, look at me today! These gestures are so huge, life changing and spiritual for most. Glam4Good takes the time to transform through fashion; with the help from volunteers, stylists and makeup artists..all giving their time to make magic! I get so memorized by the work being done; it’s AMAZING!

Mary Alice Stephenson, Glam4Good, Melanie Fiona, High School ladies in their beautiful Prom gowns.

Recently Mary Alice Stephenson, GLAM4GOOD; <I think of her as a fairy godmother, just spreading happiness> shared a great ELLE article – providing tips from nine top fashion experts on what it actually means when given the that golden opportunity to become part of the Fashion World! You will be surprised who they are! Hint? Mary Alice Stephenson is one of them!

Mary Alice Stephenson

Here’s a sneak video peek of what she does! So go ahead and read the ELLE article; “You’re Hired! How to Land a Job in Fashion. Then take a moment to see all the wonderful things that Glam4Good does.

Follow Mary Alice on Twitter (@MaryAliceStyle) and Instagram(@MARYALICESTEPHENSON). Follow Glam4Good on Twitter and Instagram (@Glam4Good).

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So we’re starting the month off right, talking about fashion and giving back! I’m going to look in my closet and see what I can do – there’s got to be a couple of dresses I can give to someone for an job interview! The gesture will be wonderful and so rewarding for me and the receiver! 🙂

Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design Letia 🙂

Photo taken from Mary Alice Stephenson, Glam4Good Facebook page. Article from ELLE › FASHION › FASHION SPOTLIGHT

What a J LO Inspiration…Jennifer Lopez

9 Oct

Jennifer Lopez….the multi-tasker! This is a business woman who knows, while I’ve got the opportunity, let me make the best of it!  I can do this, I can be a…

  • Actress
  • American Idol judge
  • Singer/Dancer
  • Mother of two beautiful children
  • Loreal Paris global brand ambassador
  • Gillete Venus campaign model/spokesperson
  • Fiat 500 campaign model
  • Fashion Designer
  • Perfume
  • Charity fundraiser
  • …….plus more!

In September, her new collection was released to Kohl’s Department stores and the feedback has been wonderful; displayed by the sales!  Her style, whether on a Hollywood red carpet or sitting on a American Idol panel as a judge – everyone is interested!

Kohl’s Department store describes Jennifer Lopez’s her collection as contemporary and sexy!  Their slogan of “Expect great things when you shop at Kohls“, is backed up by her line.  Placing her collection here was an excellent choice!   Simply Vera,Vera Wang is there, Dana Buchman, Elle and Daisy Fuentes to name a few other designers are at Kohl’s too!

More and more designers are making their designs affordable; letting the consumer know that they are accessible!  Which is wonderful; who would not want to know that they are wearing a designer inspired piece of clothing – by the designer themselves!   So it’s a great marketing venture and it makes the woman feel great! Feel like a truly fashionista!!!

I reviewed the collection and my favorite is this crazy print wrap dress!  And as a secret, it has shapewear built in!   It was originally priced at $65.00, now on sale for $45.00!!!  Great for the budget!!!!

Feather faux wrap dress

Matter of fact, I purchased the item and can’t wait to wear it at an upcoming event that I will be attending!  I have these Donald J Pliner  stretchy distressed suede boots I brought and they should pair up nicely!

Stretchy Distressed Boots

 

Now if you like her style there is a complete line, from clothing to home items!  As the new year arises, new items will be introduced to the collection.  If interested, go to the store first….then check at the Kohl’s website for Jennifer Lopez; just to see if there is any item that maybe not necessarily in the store, but warehoused stock and on sale!
  • As we watch Jennifer Lopez in the months ahead, her brand will continue to grow!  This 40+ year old woman is making sure she continues to do what she loves and to date; besides all the ups and downs… she DOING IT!
  • As a decorator, I will be looking out for the home collection to expand!  I would love to see more bedroom ensembles and bath accessories.  I love her Kohl’s ad, it definitely shows are sense of humor!!  Sees one of them and some behind the scenes footage below!
  • Before you ask, or you may not ask….I love her song “Papi” from her latest CD!  and….Psst!  So you know Kohl’s has 99 cents shipping too!!! So cool!!! 🙂
Photos courtesy of Kohls Dept Store,  videos by Kohls Offical via YouTube and NM – Neiman Marcus
 
 
 
Letia 🙂
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