Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Everything

I want to wish a Happy Christmas and New Year to everyone who has been following along with my career this year. My website, blog, twitter and pinterest pages are a large part of my job, and I feel very fortunate to have met and worked with so many wonderful people while sharing inspiration with you in 2011.
I am looking fwd to the following year, when we add a Facebook page to the mix, and launch two all new websites. Hope you will follow along in 2012! (blog will resume posting after the holiday)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wrapping up last minute gifts today? Odessa May has the very prettiest how-to 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

JBD Style Challenge #3

As part 3 of the JBD Style challenge I was asked to find the purse that best represents me and share it. Without any hesistation, I pulled this one out of the closet. This bag is one that is very special to me. 
Yes, Chanel. But more importantly- it's vintage, unique in color and shape. As you know I love fashion, and I try to share design that is specific to my personal style. You could probably guess that it's mine just by looking at it- and that's what I love about it.
(it was also a very special gift, to me, from me, celebrating a milestone in my career)

 As some of you know, abc family will be featuring one reader from the winning blog on their webpage, so if you like the entries please let them know! 
You can mention my blog here while sharing your favorite bag!
tweet the team at #jbdstylechallenge

Giveaway- from Poppy NYC and Dallas Shaw

I love poppy. It has always been one of my favorite colors, favorite names and now- one of my favorite shops. Excited to be hosting a giveaway with them today!

One blog reader will get a cream knit hat from Poppy, and three changeable pom poms in cream, red & yellow! Visit the site and comment below to win! Good luck!
(tweet anything at all about this blog for an extra entry.)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My favorite color. 

photo1, photo 2 (by yours truly. I have coral poinsettias in my house- 
would you expect anything else?)
I love these two photos together. Might inspire my holiday card next year? :)

Thanks everyone for leaving comment on the new JBD Style Challenge posts. ABC is considering featuring one reader of this blog on their website, so keep those comments coming!

Monday, December 19, 2011


You all know by now that I love kove. Every year I invest in a new piece.
Here are some photos of my newest addition from the collection. 
If you invest in one thing for yourself for the winter cold-a hand knit scarf, wrap or snood should be it.

JBD Style Challenge #2

I don't have one specific style icon. But I do have a few women who have influenced my style over the years. Jenna Lyons, SJP, Miroslava... None of them are similar in style, but each has a playful effortless approach to clothing that I really love.
The 2nd style challenge from the team at Jane By Design was to create a tee shirt inspired by my style icon (s). The trunk included a plain white tee and fabric markers. Here is what I came up with. Hope you enjoy!
(What would you have drawn on this tee if it was yours?? I'm dying to know!)

Friday, December 16, 2011

around the office

 These are a few photos I snapped around the office this week.
A sequin stunner that came from Zara.
A handmade wreath I made at the Anthro/ Design Sponge event. I hung it over my mirror. (it's real and smells delicious.) You can see me working hard in these photos...
A custom stamp I recently ordered from tiny prints. I have had this baby for one week and I have no idea how I ever lived without it. I was checking out Tiny Prints for Holiday and New Years cards when I spotted this stamp and fell in love. Anytime I need a gift form now on? Custom stamp.

Style Challenge

 This week the team at ABC Family, and Jane By Design, asked me to participate in a style challenge (the 1st of a few  in the next few weeks). Here are the before and after photos. You can view the video evidence below too.
The ABC team would also like to see what you'd spend on. Upload your videos or mood boards here and mention this blog to be considered to be featured on the ABC Family website. 

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Giveaway- from Nicole Fendel and Dallas Shaw

For at least a year now I have been in touch with Nicole Fendel. She is a talented jewelry designer, and emailed a few weeks back with news on the growth of her line. I secretly refer to her pieces as "delicates". White some designs large and always attention getting, many of the pieces have script on them and each piece seems so precious when worn.
Today, Nicole has so graciously let me choose a pair of my favorites to give away to one blog reader!

I chose these from her new website b/c I think they would be equally stunning with a black suit jacket at a fashion show as they would if worn with a long multicolored maxi dress in the summertime.
To enter, subscribe to the Nicole Fendel site here, and leave a comment below to let me know you've entered.
As always, an extra entry to tweeting anything about my blog. I would love the help i spreading the word. :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

favorites, and a sale.

a few favorites today.
Also, remember my Felix Doolittle labels you all loved so much?
Check out their "if it sticks, it's on sale" sale-  20% off, now thru Dec 31st.

Jane by Design Style Challenge

Yesterday, as I was in my office working on a project for dkny, fielding calls from my newest client in London, and struggling with my twitter account (#twissues)...when a very large package arrived at the door. I finally managed to get the heavy package into my office and I opened it to find a large white trunk. The trunk was filled with a dress form, pretzels (?), a tacky holiday vest, crafting supplies... and a note that says more instructions will follow.

Just last week I was invited by the team at ABC family to participate in a design challenge for their upcoming show "Jane By Design". To sum up the agreement, I will complete a number of design challenges (with the help of blog readers) and depending how well it goes, I even have the opportunity to get one of my readers' style featured on the ABC Family website. 
(Not going to lie, I did confidently tell the ABC team that that my blog readers were the most stylish...)

I have no idea what my first assignment will be for this project, but I will keep you all posted when I have word. 
Hey wait, those aren't my fashion illustrations... I'll need to speak with someone about that. ;)

Monday, December 12, 2011


Beautiful floor length dresses at bcbg runway

Friday, December 9, 2011

spot on

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Now THAT's my kind of advent calendar...

This is so much fun I had to share!
I cannot believe I didn't see this sooner, but M Z Wallace (a favorite of mine. I have their Sophie bag, and have been eyeing all of the sequin covered bag at the site this month) has an interactive feature on their site, the Advent Calendar! Every day in Dec a new sale or contest is unlocked for visitors. I am SO bummed I missed yesterday's contest...maybe they'll give another black ava? Please M Z Wallace?

Even thought I caught onto this late, I thought I'd share so you can participate too.

Giveaway- from Tarte Cosmetics and Dallas Shaw

Don't you just love a rosy cheek in the wintertime? Tarte cheek stain is a go-to of mine when it comes to stocking stuffers. I use flush every winter. I don't know what it is about this product but I tend to use it more in the winter than any other time of year, BUT will be trying out sunkissed as soon as it warms up! 
Here is your chance to try out two cheek stains from the team at tarte: flush (my personal fav) and true love. Simply leave a comment below to enter. 
(as always, extra entries by tweeting anything at all about the blog or website.)
Good luck! 

photo cred.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

hostess w the mostess

Forget the bottle of wine. Bring the hostess something that she'll really love.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

These dresses available at farfetch
I love that one tradition that has not changed, at least in my family, is sending handwritten holiday card. What I don't love is handwriting my return address over and over. Thank god for a custom stamp.

Monday, December 5, 2011

currently obsessed...


December. This year, I'm  going to try to make more time to enjoy the month
(even if I have to schedule it in).

rogerdavies, monography , mirror for the sun 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thank you

I don't know what happened this week but we had a huge jump in followers to the blog, pinterest and twitter pages- so thank you to everyone who has been supporting. I am also proud to say that a new website is underway and will launch in January.

I hope you all have a beautiful weekend!


Behind the scenes...

In addition to other projects for the best in the fashion world, I am the artist behind the @dkny pr girl drawings you see on twitter, and the dkny pr girl tumblr page). I have been with the team at DKNY for about 2 years year and I have been so proud to watch this project grow. Our "character" has evolved and become so much more defined over that time. She is recognized by everyone in fashion- especially those in social media.
Here are a few behind the scenes shots of how she comes together. Hope to share many more of these with you in 2012 as our project reaches new heights.

 dkny, layout by meganthology

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Love this skirt. Hope it inspires you to wrap yourself in plaid this season.

the season for giving

It's Dec 1st, which means it's official- it's time  for holiday shopping. Mixed in with regular posts, Megan, Liana, Lindsay and I will be making sure to get you a selection of what we are buying in case it should solve any of your gift giving dilemmas (and of course regular posts and giveaways will continue).
ps) don't forget to enter this weeks giveaway. I personally recommend the crystal drop earrings- 
they are much  larger than expected which I love)

 ornaments by crate and barrel, shoes Manolo Blahnik  , scarf by pendleton
ralph lauren shirt, knit socks at anthro, bag by anya hindmarch , ysl lipstick