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73 Questions, Answered by Anna Wintour!

10 Sep

anna wintourAnna Wintour is the name you should be interested in; during NY Fashion Week!  Are you interested in what she thinks is important?  Here is a candid view of the icon answering questions that are quick and funny – as she is working!  She is so delightful!

Oh, I’m going to wear my shades while I’m in the office tomorrow!!!!

The beautiful Anna Wintour is the daughter of Charles Wintour, former Editor of the Evening Standard. She started her career in 1970, working in the fashion department at Harpers & Queen in London.  Six years later, she joined its sister New York publication Harper’s Bazaar as its Fashion Editor.   After a stint as Senior Editor at New York magazine, controlling the title’s fashion and lifestyle coverage, Wintour was named Creative Director of American Vogue in 1983.  British Vogue hired her back as Editor in Chief for two years. In 1988, she rejoined American Vogue as Editor-in-Chief and in that capacity, has helped raise over $10 million for AIDS charities since 1990.

Enjoy Fashion Week!

Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design Letia

Youtube video by Vogue®

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 studio@njrstudio.com  


My Audrey Hepburn Moment!!!! In Love With Her all Over Again!

9 Jan

For four days, I was forced to stay home and relax!  Advised by my doctors to “Don’t Move”!  With a pulled muscle in my knee and minor eye surgery, I had no choice!!!! 🙂

So what do you do?  While becoming completely bored within 2 hours and not interested in watching any Reality TV; I’d remembered I received a DVD gift box of a few of Audrey Hepburn’s movies.  So, I got my wine, brie cheese, grapes and crackers; with my favorite blanket and placed the first DVD to play!!

This is where it all began! What?  The re-introduction to the beautiful Audrey Hepburn!  What a treat I had, a brilliant actress with her smile and deep alluring eyes!

Whether it was drama, funny, laughing or not saying a word, her craft and charm was evident on the screen.  I’ve always loved her style, no wonder she was a designer’s dream – she was a key ingredient to FASHION.  If a designer didn’t include her or even consider her for their designs, the designer was considered STUPID!!!!!

In four days <I played Sabrina 2x, Breakfast at Tiffany’s 2x too!>, I finished all the movies and Audrey is still resonating in my head.

Today, I am out and about; feeling well rested and seeing clearly…. I wore a  black sheath dress with double-stranded pearls and my patent leather shoes <low pencil heel with a pointed toe, being smart>!!!!!  Looking fabulous!!!

 ” My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses.” Audrey Hepburn

I don’t know if any of you have ever had an Audrey Hepburn moment lately such as I! If yes, please share!   🙂

Come to think of it, I guess she’s always been there in my mind, however the four days spent with her (like a dear friend who stopped by); just gave me a reminder!!!   Love  you dearly, Audrey Hepburn!

audreyhepburnloveI can go on and on! Really, I can!!!!!!!!!

A humanitarian, actress, singer and so, so, much more!  Interested in Audrey Hepburn’s bio, here’s a wonderful resource, click Voguepedia








 Letia 🙂

Psst!  Not in an accident, just a bad Zumba® move, not my fault!  😦

Photo by Inside gallery.

Coach & Vogue Holiday Fashion Event in NYC with Leandra Medine!

16 Dec

It’s the holiday!  And so many things to do!

But when you get an invite to an event!  You go, right?

Especially if it is a Coach event in NYC, during the holiday AND one of your idle #1 fashion blogger, Leandra Medine of the Man Repeller is going to be there!

On a crisp Wednesday night, Vogue Magazine and the Coach flagship store on 57th & Madison held a fashion event, offering invited guests to partake in flowing champagne, the most delicious holiday sweets <served by handsome waiters with Coach leather aprons!> and access to all Coach’s entire ensemble.

The DJ was pumping all the latest music hits and the staff was ready to handle all your needs!

Vogue Magazine’s Public Relations staff were on hand to talk about the November’s issue with Charlize Theron and how wonderful  to see everyone at this event.

Leandra Medine & Letia Mitchell

Leandra Medine & Letia Mitchell

So let’s talk about Leandra Medine!  It’s my second time meeting her, she is one reason I keep plugging at it on my blog.  I always remember her saying to me “Just enjoy what you are doing!”.

Leandra, this young, smart and beautiful lady is simply awesome, her blog the Man Repeller gets about 50,000 page views daily, resulting in 1.5 million page views a month!!!!  1.5!!!!!!

The Man Repeller blog is all about FASHION!  Bringing to her readers the latest fashion trends with a funny and spunky attitude.  You can’t help tuning in daily.

Honing on clothes that are sassy and gives anyone the approval to wear whatever they want, because simply you can!  And the SHOES! You got to see the shoes displayed! So it would be a no brainer to have Leandra  give her opinion on latest holiday gift trends for this exciting Coach and Vogue collaboration!

When you get a moment, please check out her blog site www.manrepeller.com


At the event all of Coach’s collection were at hand, each guest received a complimentary Coach hand tag monogrammed with their initials, the latest Vogue Magazine issue and personal assistant services for their individual purchases!  Sabrina of Coach’s Public Relations, said “A great night isn’t it!”

Coach Beautiful Hand Tags

Now, you too can also be part of the fun, Coach is having a Holiday Sweepstakes!

One Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip for two to New York City which includes a tour and lunch at the Vogue offices, a visit to the Coach archives, and a $2,500 shopping spree at a Coach boutique.

Two Second Prize Winners will receive a $1,000 Coach shopping spree with a Vogue Market Stylist.

Ten Third Prize Winners will receive a Coach handbag.

If you would like to enter, it ends on January 6th!  No purchase necessary, however read the restrictions; Click here.

Want to have some fun? Just a little..come on!  For a limited time, try making your animation of the hand tags or see the ideas of others, click here!

Happy Holidays!!!!!!

P.S.  Congratulations Leandra 😉

Letia 🙂
Vogue issue & invitation by Conde Nast.  Coach Hand Tags by Coach.

NY FALL 2011 Fashion Week, It Soon Will Be Here! Be VOGUE!

29 Jan

Countdown….get ready to be Vogue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Letia 😉

Video by MTV!

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