So, have you ever really wondered what the contents of your purse said about you?  It wasn’t until I saw this video from Tamera of Tia and Tamera that I thought about it.  She’s super hilarious and stylish.  Some of the contents in her purse include popcorn and hair extensions lol! To me that says “I’m me and who cares.” but in a funny way.   After watching this video, I asked myself..hmmm what’s in your purse??   I looked in my bag disappointed that it wasn’t as exciting as Tamera’s lol at least not today because I recently cleaned it out, but there are a few things that I can’t live without and they are: my lip gloss (it’s gotta be poppin’), my phone, gum, blush, and a little smells good from Victoria’s Secret. What does that say about me?  I can really relate to Tamera. Now it’s your turn. What’s in your purse?? What can’t you live without?
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Hollywood Comes to St. Louis…my time with Vivica A. Fox

Actress, producer, director, hair line, skincare line and more! When I tell you she does it all…she really does! I got a chance to sit down with Vivica A. Fox today to chat about a new movie that she’s staring in that will be filmed in St. Louis.   The Writer is St. Louis native Craig Thomas and the producer is L.B. Scott who’s been in the film industry in NYC and California for over 30 years.  He also happens to be Vivica’s acting coach.

While talking with Vivica, I asked her how she’s had such a long and rich career and she explained to me the diversifying yourself is how you gain longevity in the Entertainment industry.   She says that’s why she’s been able to stay in the industry for over 20 years.  She also attributes her success to her faith in the Lord.  We actually had a mini praise break right in the middle of the interview.

As we talked about more, I got some insight on how she’s been able to stay oh so fabulous.  Here were her tips:
*Eat healthy
*Micro dermabrasion
*being happy

She also gave tips on being redcarpet ready
*Spanx “Girl spanx is your bestfriend” she told me lol
*Taking pictures with one step forward, lean on your back leg and angle your body a bit when taking a picture.  Also remeber to elongate yourself.

Vivica is so gracious and so nice and she also wanted to give a shout out to those that support her hair collection.  If you haven’t seen it check out http://www.vivicafoxhair.com/.  Lastly she was checking out my shoes but I was obessing over her jimmy choo’s…..Check out my recap pics below!

Jimmy Choo and Louis Vuitton ooooohhh laaa laaa!!!!


Craigh Thomas the Writer and Director of the film
This was after our interview.  She wanted to interview me lol


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His and Her style

Just out celebrating a friend’s birthday. I got my hubby in on the blogger photo ops lol.

What i’m wearing: 
Trend: Denim on Denim                                          
Headband: made by me                                       
Sunnies: Betesy Johnson                                      
Necklace: made by my mom                                
Dress: Free People                                                
Shirt : Jolt from T.J. Max
Shoes: Dollhouse
Purse: Gucci
What he’s wearing:
 Trend: Color blocking
Scarf: forever 21 for men
Shirt: Target
Pants: H&M
Shoes: Toms



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!

Alexander McQueen’s "A Queen Within" Sneak Preview in St. Louis

“In the game of chess, the queen is considered the most powerful and many times the most unpredictable piece,” as are the designs of Alexander McQueen.  Last night in St. Louis,  Fashion Group International hosted a special sneak preview of A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion and chess, it’s an exhibit that will open on October 19, 2013, with extremely rare pieces from one of the world’s largest private collections. 

Last night’s event was held at the World Chess Hall of Fame in the Central West End and it was incredibly informing and inspiring.  The amazing curators enriched our knowledge of one of the most beloved designers, who definitely left this world too soon.  The pieces shown were intricate, multi-dimensional and every aspect of the design was calculated.  We were surprised to learn that some of the pieces did not only have one design but several within a piece that had it’s own functionality.  The pieces were finely crafted with the most beautiful textiles.

The atmosphere was awesome, FGI St. Louis is the pre-eminent authority on the business of fashion and if you would like membership information contact me. They created a wonderful networking atmosphere for fashion professionals and connoisseurs of fashion, provided a variety of hor derv’s and cocktails, and there was a 10% discount to shop the World Chess Hall of Fame gift shop! It was a wonderful time last night and you have the chance to see this great exhibit this fall.  The exhibit will actually kick of in St. Louis and then head around the world. Here are the deets:

Open to the Public: October 19, 2013
Location: World Chess Hall of Fame (4652 Maryland Ave, St. Louis, MO, 63108
Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 10am-5pm, Thursdays and Fridays 10am-6pm, Saturdays 10am-5pm and Sundays noon-5pm
web: www.worldchesshof.org


This dress is adorned with pearls

These are real gold feathers

This dress has several designs within one piece

Trend alert: Head Wraps

Head wraps are such a great accessory and the boho in me can’t wait to rock them all summer!! I love how printed scarves are becoming more and more funky and beautiful!!! I had to snap this shot before datenite. My scarf is from forever 21 and super easy to tie! What do you think?!