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Winnie Harlow! Proud of the Skin She’s In…..NYFW Excitement Indeed!

16 Feb

Yes, she was on America’s Next Top Model!  However, it is so much more than that! WinnieHarlowAMTM

Canadian model Winnie Harlow has risen above of all critics that fashion cannot change!  Or ONE cannot be accepted!

I am so happy that the door has been open even wider for this beautiful lady.  Her skin condition Vitiligo is not stopping her; its the one thing that makes her beautifully unique!

Winnie Harlow Presented as New Desigual Face for the Spring-Summer 2015 Campaign "Say Something Nice"An encouragement to young girls, that the stigma to go under a microscope of certain beauty and size rules don’t always apply.  So the box “are you different?” can be checked proudly!

Winnie shares that her childhood consisted of ridicule and bullying.  Her resilience persevered, where today you have a stronger, more confident 19 year old young lady!

Winnie’s Instragram followers are proof, displaying photos of her everyday life…that it is OK to be different and shares to the those unaware to look beyond the  Vitiligo. Her thoughts below in her YouTube video.

Desigual has gotten it right!  Winnie Harlow is part of their SS 2015 campaign and setting the bar high!

You may recall Michael Jackson had the skin disease and Tamar Braxton, who also has it – often talks about it on her show, The Real.  We are seeing examples of it with everyday people.

As we become more educated, we will become more conscious of our reaction.  Winnie has been inspirational in that change!  She was on the NYFW runway this week!  Doing her thing and looking absolutely FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would love to see Winnie in a Dove Campaign and show the industry even more that uniqueness is so beautiful <hint>!  I would love to hear what you think?

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To see more beautiful photos of Winnie and her day to day ……..or just to be so inspired like me, go to her Instagram page:  WinnieHarlow

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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).

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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.”

For more information, visit www.ann-nahari.com.

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 Examiner.com.

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

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Countdown! SP 2014

23 Aug

Get ready!

September 5th thru 12th!

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You can watch all the shows! It will be like you are right there!

Letia 🙂

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – Who are the Designers for SP2014?

12 Aug

thumbnail[2]The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 Collections will include the preliminary lineup of: NICHOLAS K, BCBGMAXAZRIA, RICHARD CHAI, SUPIMA, TADASHI SHOJI, CANDELA, DESIGUAL, MARISSA WEBB, THE ART INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK CITY, FASHION LAW INSTITUTE, ZIMMERMANN, PROJECT RUNWAY, CARMEN MARC VALVO, NOON BY NOOR, NAUTICA, REBECCA MINKOFF, NICOLE MILLER, ARGENTINE DESIGNERS, TODD SNYDER, ELLE FASHION|NEXT, ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY, MARK + ESTEL, RUFFIAN, RAFAEL CENNAMO, LACOSTE, JILL STUART, SON JUNG WAN, MARA HOFFMAN, MALAN BRETON, HERVÉ LÉGER BY MAX AZRIA, KATYA LEONOVICH, CHARLOTTE RONSON, MONIQUE LHUILLIER, VENEXIANA, LELA ROSE, DKNY, TRACY REESE, CUSTO BARCELONA, TRINA TURK, DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, JOANNA MASTROIANNI, Y-3, VIVIENNE TAM, ZAC POSEN, RALPH RUCCI, RICARDO SECO, EMERSON BY JACKIE FRASER-SWAN, MATHIEU MIRANO, RUBIN SINGER, CAROLINA HERRERA, TOMMY HILFIGER, PAMELLA ROLAND, HACHE, CZAR BY CESAR GALINDO, Around Lincoln Center Day 4 - Spring 2011 MBFWCONCEPT KOREA, DONNA KARAN NEW YORK, FALGUNI AND SHANE PEACOCK, REEM ACRA, KAUFMANFRANCO, LIBERTINE, TORY BURCH, J.CREW, STEVEN ALAN, BADGLEY MISCHKA, VERA WANG, JENNY PACKHAM, DIESEL BLACK GOLD, ADEAM, NAEEM KHAN, DENNIS BASSO, ALON LIVNÉ, ZANG TOI, MM6 MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA, FASHION SHENZHEN, BIBHU MOHAPATRA, BRANDON SUN, MICHAEL KORS, NANETTE LEPORE, RACHEL ZOE, J. MENDEL, CLOVER CANYON, MILLY BY MICHELLE SMITH, BETSEY JOHNSON, ANNA SUI, ANYA CALIENDO, OSKLEN, B. MICHAEL AMERICA, RALPH LAUREN and CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION.

SEPTEMBER 5th (THURS) – (THURS)12th So there! 🙂

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Giambattista Valli, Beautiful Dresses!

20 May
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Giambattista Valli Spring Collection

I’m in love with these dresses and in love with the designer, Giambattista Valli! So what do I do, go to my seamstress and say this is it…take all to make it happen! A McCall’s pattern, some pictures, the shoes out of the closet, the nail color and it can happen! Even my favorite perfume! All off of my picture board!

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Letia’s Picture Board

Taking Victoria Beckham, also pictured in a Giambattista Valli dress and my J Crew shoes, Valentina as the inspiration…. it’s going to be great for this upcoming summer white party! See how a picture board can help, try it for yourself for putting it all together…just like a designer!

Now about Giambattista Valli, shows four times a year during Paris Fashion Week. He also designs an eponymous line of accessories, has a deal with Italian top fur-maker Ciwifurs for his own fur coats and jackets and designs a line for the oldest sporting jackets manufacturer, Moncler. The brand has more than 245 selling points in 41 countries worldwide. A very international, glamorous, sophisticated crowd of young, beautiful women have endorsed his talent by wearing his clothes. Among them the likes of Penélope Cruz, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel, Natalie Portman, Diane Kruger, Halle Berry, Zoe Saldana, Julianne Moore, Brooke Shields and also royals like Her Majesty, Rania of Jordan!

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Countdown! Mercdes Benz Fashion Week 2013

26 Jan

Two weeks to go!!!!!! Excited? I am!

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Princess Diana! So Lovely!

31 Aug

I am currently on Holiday in London visiting family and I have taken the lovely opportunity to also visit Kensington Palace where the late Princess Diana resided! It’s an extraordinary place!

The states rooms are open to the public, while the remaining part of the Palace have apartments for the members of the Royal Family! Below is the picture of her in the Palace!

The caption underneath the picture which is so ironic for the beginning of Fashion Week, for she was definitely an icon and so beautiful!

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See you when I get back!

Letia 🙂

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