All About the Bootie + Recap of the Project Runway Show

If you didn’t know booties are huge this season!!!! No, not that kind of bootie, i’m talking boots! I’ve literally seen hundreds of them in magazines, on runways, in stores and on the street.  Booties are in and i’m totally obsessing! Vogue Footwear is new St. Louis based company and their styles are pretty amazing.  My new friend Michelle Kidwell, is the mastermind behind Vogue Footwear Designs’ and when I put on these shoes that’s all I want to do! I’m voguing  all day… you hear me? or read me? LOL.  The black ones are called Bootilecious and they definitely live up to the name! I wore them to ST. Louis Fashion Week at the Project Runway Fashion Show and they were definitely a hit not to mention comfortable! You can’t beat comfort and style! My fellow fashionistas it gets even better! Vogue Footwear is letting me offer you a 15% discount on any of their Fall/Winter 2013 collection! You definitely don’t want to miss this! Check out their styles www.voguefootwear.com and use code MODA15 for a discount! You will thank me later!








 
 

Me and Lindsay Pattan my famie and the Director
of Marketing at Alive Magazine





Me and Jan Leach Givens Style editor at St. Louis Magazine





Project Runway Pre-Show Presentation

                  

 
My Top 3 designers from the Project Runway Show
 
 
                                                           Michael Drummond
 
 
 
 
April Johnston

 

 
 
Laura Kathleen

 

 
 
Runway photo cred: Alive Magazine
 

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St. Louis Fashion Blog Awards!

Last Thursday night I had the pleasure of hosting the first ever St. Louis Fashion Blog Awards EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!! The excitement was very real! It was not only the Blog Awards, but the kick off to St. Louis Fall Fashion Week 2013.  Co-hosting with Alive Magazine’s Co-Founder and Fashion Week Co-Producer Elizabeth Tucker along with PR guru’s Jenna Pet and Ellen Soule, was an overwhelming experience, but in a most wonderful way!  The night kicked off with hors d’oeuvres, mixing and mingling and great ambiance.  We then moved into the fashion blog awards ceremony and that’s where I took the mic.  I was able to announce the winners in categories such as Best use of twitter, instagram, Best photography, Best Personal Style, Best Life Style (which I was nominated for and didn’t even know lol oops).  The crowd was full of excitedment as the winneres were announced.  It was so great to see the bloggers come up to the front, receive their award and  have their moment.  If you talk to any blogger there, they are just excited that people read their “stuff,” so being nominated or a winner  is a huge cherry on top of the cake! I can’t wait for next year’s awards show!!! However the fun isn’t over yet, it’s just beginning! Next week the fashion shows kick off and you don’t want to miss them!!! Get your tickets here St. Louis Fashion Week and use CHRISTIA15 for a $10.00 discount!! Can’t wait to see you there!
Jenna , Elizabeth Tucker, Lindsay Pattan, Ellen Soule
me and my Bryttani!
Me and my Hubby

My husband and Thelonius!
My mom and Betty

 

Me and Jillian Pye!!
Top from Nordstrom
Skirt from the Shoxie Store

 

FNO canceled??? STL does it’s on thing!

Even though FNO (Fashion’s Night Out) was canceled nationally, St. Louis decided to keep the tradition alive by having A Night of Style sponsored by St.Louis Magazine. It was a night of networking, free food and drinks that culminate with a fab fashion show inside of the mall. I held down the Fashion Group international booth, mixed and mingled and also enjoyed the show inside. Guess, H&M, Nordstrom, The Limited, Franchesca’s and several other retailers showcased their fall trends.  While watching the show it was hard not to keep your head from bobbing because the DJ was incredible. He definitely kept the night interesting! I think some people were more interested in the music than the clothes. At one point my husband and I threw our hands up because heyyyyy he was was playing our jam. He immediately looked over at us and gave us the head not of approval lol! What a great night!

What I’m wearing:
Sweater: Forever21
Pants:Ross 
Clutch: T.J. Max
Bracelet: Forever21
Shoes: gojane.com
         

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!!!! You Don’t Want To Miss!!



The evening started off with tasty hor dourves, dessert and lots of mixing and mingling.  I was so excited to be invited by Nordstrom  to their Anniversary Sale Sneak Peak event for fashion bloggers.  This Anniversary Sale is Nordstrom’s biggest sale of the year and happens EVERY July. From July 7-18th Nordstrom Card Holders get the privilege to shop early.  The sale opens to everyone from July19th -August 18. 


 After a great time of mixing and mingling, our tour guides whisked us off to see the amazing finds that where behind the tents strategically placed on the Nordstrom sale floor.  From Apparel, to accesories and shoes, we saw it all.  I totally have some major obsessions right now that I need to tell you about!!




I want to start of with a new section that Nordstrom is developing.  It’s called the Savvy Department.  OMGHEEEEE it was pretty much my absolute favorite part of the tour. The reason is because the clothes were trendy, to die for (don’t die though lol), and extremely affordable.This department is for the budget conscience shopper, that still wants to turn heads.  There were so many OH-SO FAB pieces in this section that I had to make a list. So here it goes!

1.  These faux leather track pants! Are you kidding me?!?! I wanted to rip these off the hanger and put them on right then and there.  Price point $64.90

2. This pink skater skirt…one word…drool. First of all I love the color and the shape is very flattering especially for Inverted Triangle and rectangle shapes.  The material of this skirt feels unbelievable.  It’s stiff yet flowy which makes it very interested! Price point $58.90

3.  Faux leather top.  I’m loving a lot of leather and it’s a major trend for the fall.  This shirt is sooooooooooo dope! I love the detail on the front and it’s a very versatile piece.  Price point $44.90

 4. Accessories:  I was totally loving all of these clutches, studded bags, and jewelry. They were all at totally accessible price points!

  


Ok, so now on to the splurge shopping, where we hide the receipts from our husbands’ lol just kiddin’ Kenny love you boo! Here are some of my fave high end finds!

Kate Spade: I can not get enough of these bows.  They just take the purse to a whole other level.

 Shoes and boots for fall were in full effect.   From Salon Shoes, to Cole Haan, Rag and Bone, Coach, BP shoes, Hunter (which never go on sale), and many more.

I was totally digging these Michael Kors sunglasses

Some of the fall trends this year are skater skirts, leather, and chunky jewelry and I’m excited to try them all!!! What about you? Did you see anything that you would like to buy! I was so excited that Nordstrom invited me to the sneak preview and I can’t wait to go back!! You Should go too!!

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Forest Park Forever Hat Luncheon

Today was a perfect day for lunch in the park and all for a great cause! I got the opportunity to attend the 23rd annual Forest Park Forever luncheon a fundraiser to keep this beautiful park flourishing in the St. Louis region.  If you live in St. Louis, Forest Park is probably a place that you frequent to exercise, go to the zoo or art museum, go paddle boating or slide down art hill on a snow board during the winter.  Today the park was filled with the most spectacular hats and I had the opportunity to serve as one of the anonymous judges walking around inspecting every had that came in.  There were several categories: whimsical, couture, homemade, fascinators, vintage, and best male hat and no one disappointed.  Prizes including  jewelry form Tiffany & Co., Spa packages from Neiman Marcus and Airline tickets.  All in all this pretty fun event raised about $300,000 for our beautiful Forest Park.  Check out a few pics from today’s event!



What i’m wearing: BCBG Dress
                                  Guess Shoes
                              Clutch Target
                               Hat Thrifted
                       Necklace: Intriguing Designs

He’ s wearing at hat from my Cuba trip, a thrifted jacket and H&M top and pants

I was an anonymous judge

They are from Bellfontaine Funeral Home

They are from St. Louis Homes and Gardens

She’s from Tiffany and Co

They are from BJC healthcare and won best table!