designer Eddie Borgo

September 23, 2015

designer Eddie Borgo

I had the opportunity to meet and interview jewelry designer Eddie Borgo at a Neiman Marcus trunk show. Eddie’s line is in over 200 stores worldwide, and recently collaborated with Target, which you can find in stores now.

So, who is designer Eddie Borgo outside of being super cool and letting me absorb all of his time? In 2010, Borgo was awarded runner up in the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. In 2011, Borgo won the CFDA Swarovski Award for innovation in accessory design and was a recipient of the first ever CFDA/Vogue Tiffany & Co. Development Grant.
But really, this is the most important question Eddie can answer in terms of jewelry: what piece of jewelry should every woman own?
His answer:
*An heirloom piece that has been passed down by previous generations
*A piece that has been bought for them by someone special to them
*A piece that reflects their own, personal style

Things you don’t need to know about Eddie:
*He was born in Ohio
*He has no tattoos
*He talks to his mom at least once a week, but if his mom had her way they would talk every day
*He lives in Soho and is walking distance from his office

What’s the next big thing for this designer? Handbags—in 8 different styles that have a modem, vintage feel to them. The biggest challenge to designing a handbag is the weight of the bag. Wanting to keep the same asthenic of the brand, but with heavy hardware, makes it a bit of a challenge to keep the purse lightweight.

designer  Eddie Borgo crown

designer Eddie Borgo jewelry display

Shop Designer Eddie Borgo Designs

Fashion, Men

Stance Socks Are My Favorite New Thing

September 18, 2015


Stance Socks are my favorite new thing! Seriously, they have become my official “thank you” gift that I send to clients. So what’s got me all excited about Stance socks? They are a combination of two must-have qualities: function and fashion. The quality is better than any athletic sock I have tried, and the patterns are fun.

Stance Socks Are My Favorite New Thing

Stance Socks Are My Favorite socks
I found out about Stance Socks through my husband. He literally handed me over a pair and told me to buy him more. He wouldn’t stop raving about the quality and comfort of Stance Socks. So I went to get him more and there were so many pattern options (which I love). Honestly, the pattern and style options go on and on.

Stance My Favorite New Thing
I have found that the best selections of Stance Socks are available on their website, but they can be found and several major retailers aStance Socks Are My Favorite sockss well.

How I really new they were special, my niece’s sixteen year old boyfriend, will only where Stance Socks. The product is so good they have a customer base at every age! Now that’s really cool. In fact, I have been buying Stance baby socks has gifts.


Super Saturday Vegas Style

September 12, 2015

Super Saturday Vegas Style

My stylist, fashion writer/ blogger friend Christie Moeller is going to hosting Super Saturday Vegas Style for OCRF. If I was in town I would be right there with her.

The exclusive Las Vegas weekend super Saturday will showcase an assortment of special retail incentives from luxury brands including Michael Kors, Tory Burc, DVF, Fendi, Robert Graham, Melissa Shoes, Ted Baker London, Topshop, Links of London and Island Company to name a few. Most participating retailers will donate a percentage of weekend sales to OCRF {ovarian cancer research fund}.

If you have been holding out on shopping for something special, this is the weekend to make your purchases count for something.


black romper black jumpsuit

September 11, 2015

Black romper black jumpsuit… call it what you what… I am all about it.
black romper black jumpsuit
romper: free peoplesandals:Steve Madden

black rompers black jumpsuits

I am the biggest fan of a good romper, or also called a jumpsuit. Having a black romper is great because it can easily be dressed up or down. My mom happened to be in town this week and we got to take pictures with Inese.
black-romper-black-jumpsuit- me, my mini Brooklyn, and my mommy

My mom is the cutest… even in her mid sixty’s she is rocking the blue streaks in left side of her hair. You can bearly see it in this picture but in person it is fairly more noticeable.

Gift Guides

Fashionable Baby Gifts Ideas

September 9, 2015

Fashionable Baby Gifts Ideas

Meet Baby Asher… which I love since I adore his mommy. There must be something in the water or maybe I am just at that age when people start having kids. I know four women right now that are pregnant. Now thats a lot of baby showers/ baby gifts I need to think about. Being a stylist I need to come up with fashionable baby gifts ideas to bring to showers. I have be showing up with honest diapers. There are pricey for what they are but helps make a naked baby seem fashionable. Most importantly diapers are functional. I can’t believe I am saying this has thougt-less as this sounds… a gift card. I remember the first month my baby was born I had a few Target and Babies’R’Us runs that were over $400 a pop. I was really thankful for all the gift cards I had saved up. It really softened the blow. I also like picking up toys, because personally I liked picking out my own baby clothes. With all that said below are some of my go to items for fashionable baby gift ideas.

Fashionable Baby Gifts Ideas

Me and my prego girlfriend Cora (picture below because she is the cutest prego ever!)We went to visit our girl Liisa, AKA Baby Asher’s Mom.

Asher’s room was so cute I thought is was worth sharing.




Sunday Fun day

September 6, 2015

Weekends are so much fun when you have nothing you “have” to do. Last Sunday was definitely a Sunday fun day for me. I started the morning off going to brunch with a big group of ladies. Than hung out with my family unit. Which included some errands and finishing all my returns from earlier in the week. Dinner out because me and my man were tired and knew either of us felt like making dinner.

Sunday Fun day bunch


My super cute husband who I love and adore


my mini who turns 11 in less than a month


jacket & necklace: old JCrew/ shirt: old Madewell/ jeans: American Eagle

Sunday Fun day

I feel so blessed for my loving family, even on days when not much gets done. This Ted Talk made me laugh, and if you are married or have been married this is totally worth watching.


Denim Overall Top

August 30, 2015

I love it when my friends give me cool stuff. Case and point this vintage Guess denim overall top. My girl Lindsay has a big closet with tons of vintage jewels, and when she gave me this I had a great big smile. Being that this is a crop top, I had to pair it with something high waisted.

Overall Denim Top

shirt: vintage Guess/shoes & belt: old Madewell/ jeans: Loft

Overall Top

Denim Overall Top

After searching on the internet where to buy a cropped denim overall shirt I came up short, but found Rhianna wearing one.

rhinana overall top
So If your dying to own a overall top I would suggest DIY-ing it. If you have a old pair of overalls that are a little too tight on you, these would be perfect to cut up. It needs to fit the top of you pretty tight. As you can see in the picture below, your skin is pretty exposed. So I put on a lace bra underneath it. (which I bought here)


stylist Q&A

whats in a wardrobe stylist kit

August 25, 2015

The question that all young, blossoming fashion stylists always ask is “Whats in a wardrobe stylist kit, anyway?” Many stylists aren’t so eager to share what items help them best because the market is competitive and they’ve likely compiled their kit through years of trial and error. Though, with the quick-paced and constantly changing nature of a styling gig, compiling the perfect kit is essential if you want to be able to work fast and keep up with adaptations throughout the job.

From years of experience and impromptu fashion miracles, here are whats in my wardrobe stylist kit. My must-have items that ensure that you’re ready to combat any curveballs while on the job:

  • whats in a wardrobe stylist kitTopstick is a double-sided tape that is used to secure hairpieces to the scalp. I recommend the white/clear tape with 1-2 day bonding ability, because it’s cheaper, gets the job done, and will be easy to remove.
  • Glue Dots are adhesive dots that are great for small, quick touch-ups. Do the same job as top stick but are smaller, easier to take off of the sticky back. Do not get extra strength. These are more helpful working in studio than location for me
  • Zip-ties– good for tying shoes back together, keeping things together
  • Tagging Gun– for reattaching tags
  • Clear Garment Bags-it is really helpful seeing what it in your garment bags. Other wise I use tape and write what’s in each bag
  • Clamps, Clothespins, and Safety Pins are essential for getting the clothing to fit the model. Clamps and clothespins can be applied to the model on the side that is opposite from the camera, and for modifications on the front—safety pins! Black safety pins are great when working with dark colored fabrics, but beware of pinholes in the merchandise!
  • Lint Roller– hair, lint, and fuzz—be gone! And always have extra tape rolls ready
  • Tape/Duck Tape– eliminates the need to use pins (and puncture a hole in any merchandise), but it also serves as a great tool for marking your rolling racks and hangers. Tape is also handy for whatever bizarre, impossible to foresee issues that can (and usually do) arise. Masking Tape, gaffers tape… you will use it all over time.
  • Nude Bras/ Underwear– a fashion shoot is constantly evolving, so it is best to keep undergarments a nude color in case any translucent clothing is suddenly used for a photo. It’s your job to be prepared, even when the model isn’t. In my kit I have a couple strapless, as well as regular, bras in a range of sizes just in case a model shows up unprepared.
  • Boobs and Nipple Covers– seem like something that should be left up to the model, but in the end, not all models remember to bring the right gear, so having boobs and bras in all difference sizes (along with their companion, the nipple cover) you should be set! Some clients want more cleavage than others, or sometimes a garment looks better filled out
  • Needles & Thread– work great for on-the-spot alterations like buttons. PRO TIP: fishing wire makes for a great clear thread. I also buy the pre-threaded needles.
  • Scissors– a good pair to cut heavy-duty fabric and small ones to cut little threads
  • Stain Remover – shout wipes are the easiest for me to transport but getting stains out of stuff is part of the job
  • Lint Rollers– you should have a lint roller and refills at all time in your kit
  • Camera– to take pictures of all your outfits, I use my IPhone but when your IPhone goes dead it’s a problem. A cordless charger is something I have considered
  • Measuring tape
  • Hangers– both pants and shirt
  • Steamer
  • Beauty kit– filled with Band-Aids, deodorant; polish remover, toothbrush & paste, sunscreen, maxi-pad products
  • Rolling Racks– they sell lots of different versions, but I would recommend buying the commercial ones that are around $80 bucks. (you will need to get these from a display store)
  • Glam Bags-are awesome for prepping what the model will be wearing throughout the shoot. Loose tags, accessories, and any other stray items that can get caught up in the frenzy that is a photo shoot now have a home in their glam bag. Keeping these items together are not only important to the outfit and photo, but they are critical when you are ready to return the clothes you borrowed. (I have also used zip-lock bags for when I run out of glam bags)
  • Ikea Blue bags– great for lunging lots of stuff (especially shoes)
  • Face Mask– to cover the model’s face and preserve make-up while taking clothes on and off, plus it helps from getting on your wardrobe.
  • Super Glue is great for speedy repairs that cannot be sewn
  • Office Supplies– sounds a little strange for this post, but half of what makes a good stylist is being organized. I use note cards to tape shoes and write models down, post-it-notes for who is wearing what, paper clips to hold receipts together, a stapler to staple my return receipt to the bag, and a highlighter to cross off items that we have already shot. Notebook for taking notes and making lists, hole puncher to put copies in binders, binders to keep all your information together for the particular job your on…etc etc
  • Rubber bands– adjusting belts, and clothing, and grouping things together
  • Rain Poncho– cause you never know when it’s going to rain and when it hits you want to be prepared
  • Sharpies– great for labeling, and works wonders on dark denim stains and black jeans
  • Jewelry Shine Cloth– I can’t remember the last time I used mine…. But I have one just in case
  • Jewelry Hanger– I do a lot of lifestyle shoots and keeping my jewelry together nicely makes my life so much easier. Getting the jewelry hangers with zippers are a must since you will likely take them for location to location, and without zippers stuff will fall out
  • Water bottle– to spray clothes before you steam them (helps get really hard wrinkles out), or mix water and vodka to get smells out of clothes
  • Different color camisoles for women
  • Blow dryer– from leaky steamers… wet spots suck (another tip is to put a socks over the steamer if it is spouting)
  • Robes/ Slippers– So models don’t eat lunch in your wardrobe…. Truth be told I rarely have this on hand because it is so bulky compared to everything I have to bring. But depending on the job you are doing it’s something to consider
  • Wardrobe Changing Tent– I have used my changing tent so many times, really comes in handy on location. I do have trouble breaking my down… so it is currently laying down flat in the trunk of my car. Just want to warn ya…folding it down to fit in the bag is impossible for me personally.

If you are a new stylist don’t feel the need to buy everything on this list. Really it is trail and error. I would hate for you buy all this stuff and not use it since if you don’t get the opportunity to work a certain type job. For example, when I got hired to work on a rain shoot (they brought in a rain pump…ekk) I realized I needed a really good raincoat as part of my kit or else I was going to freeze and be drenched for 10 hours. I also bought giant zip-lock bags to pack the clothes in since it was waterproof, which worked great for putting the wet clothes in. My point being you don’t know what your going to need until a certain job arises.


What to wear to a couples bridal shower

August 23, 2015

I had to ask myself the question: what to wear to a couples bridal shower? I have never been to a couples bridal shower before. Luckily for me when I texted the bride she responded with “dress”. When I showed up the couples bridal shower it was pretty fancy. I was one of the younger people there and half the men in the room were wearing sports coats. In general I would say it’s always better to be over dressed than in it is to be underdressed. You can always make your outfit more causal by taking off a jacket, or unbuttoning a button on your shirt. To play it safe I would say try to stay away from wearing light blue denim jeans. A light denim wash the harder it is to dress up than a pair of dark denim.

Here is what I wore to my friends Chris & Tiff’s couples bridal shower. The shower was a beautifully done at a friend of the family’s home. The house amazing with the most specular view of the city.

what to wear couples bridal shower

What to wear to a couples bridal shower


me and my man!


Meet Tiff the bride to be. The sun was crazy in our eyes

 giant paella dish

they made a giant paella dish filled seafood and chicken… yummm


This house was located in Queen Anne (Seattle)…. isn’t the view crazy!

stylist Q&A

What is the difference between a costume designer and a fashion wardrobe stylist?

August 18, 2015

Within the fashion industry, there are a few job titles that are often incorrectly used interchangeably, spurring the need for clarification on what is the difference between a costume designer and a fashion wardrobe stylist.

A costume designer is the easiest to distinguish from the others because the personality that they are dressing is fictitious, and the wardrobe is all original material specially designed for the character. As the job title suggests, this role is in charge of designing a full wardrobe for each character. A costume designer’s work is usually limited to films and plays, making it essential that the clothing not only fits well, but is durable.

difference between a costume designer and a fashion/ wardrobe stylist?

Differentiating between a wardrobe stylist and fashion stylist is a little bit trickier, but to me they basically are the same thing. Both jobs require carefully piecing together looks that embody hopefully what the client’s in visioning. I have met other fashion stylists who have never had to provide head to toe looks because they are working with clothing brands that provide the wardrobe for them. In that type of role they get to show up and style (create looks)… these by the way are super fun jobs if you ever get the opportunity to work for a brand.

When I show up to certain jobs I am creating the entire wardrobe for the talent. This includes socks, watches, accessories, basically every single item the person is wearing. A wardrobe stylist creates the look and feel of the character.

The term “wardrobe stylist” or “fashion stylist” can be applied to someone working in high fashion, celebrity or public figure’s personal image,  print editorial work, commercials or music videos.

Despite their differences, each of these jobs requires a keen eye and the ability to utilize color and texture in order to provide a stunning and fluid final result.