Q&A with Issac Mizrahi

So this past weekend Isaac Mizrahi was in St. Louis in conjunction with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis.  He was gracious enough to do a Q&A with the community of STL.  This event brought out fashion enthusiast, bloggers, the media and lovers of art.  Isaac kept the crowd in stitches with his humor and was very open to answer any question.  One 16yr old aspiring designer asked him for advice about establishing herself in the fashion industry and his advice was to not listen to advice and to keep doing what she was doing.  That was probably the most memorable moment of the evening.  All in all it was a great night and I’m adjusting everyday to dress this bump:).  It gets easier when there’s actually a bump to dress lol.  Check out the deets below.  What would you have asked Isaac?

~Xo

Blazer: Thrifted
Dress: H&M
Purse: Betsey Johnson
Necklace: Forever21
Shoes: Vogue Footwear

Bloggers of STL

DJ TRASH TALK AKA BRITT BOWERS

My Hubby, Ellen Soule (Director of Fashion Group International St. Louis) and myself

Your Chance to dress fab for less with Ross Dress for Less

 

 

Soooooo, Ross Dress for Less is definitely a store that lives up to its name.  They have everything from Home Goods to Men, Women and Children’s sections and also fitness, which I love love love!!  Fashionistas have to stay fit as well and Ross helps us look good and stay fit for less.  When I first walked into the store, I headed straight for the dresses.  I saw so many on trend dresses for unbelievable prices.  Leather detail is huge this season and there was a large selection of these types of dresses for low prices and all were designer.  I tried on a few dress and L.O.V.E.D. Ross also has a pretty dope selection of shoes, with namebrands surprising to me.  I can’t tell you the names, but I can say that I can’t believe how affordable they are there.  I’ve seen the same items at department stores for up to 70% percent more than they were at Ross.  I definitely enjoyed my experience at Ross and I will be be back.  In the meantime, I am giving away a $25.00 Ross gift certificate.   See how to enter below! Best Wishes and Happy Shopping!!

~Xo
Christia

           I absolutely love this shirt.  Yo hablo espanol and yo quiero a nueva york! (I speak Spanish and I love New York).  I wanted to create a sporty/urban look, so I went for this crop top and a high waisted pencil skirt with zipper detail.  The shape of this skirt is great and offers a lot of versatility.  I can easily pair a blouse or sweater with this skirt and it would be fab!

SOME AMAZE DRESSES
LOVING THE BOOTIES

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Free People +Vogue shoes = Perfection!

Ok, so if  you didn’t know Free People is one of my all time fave retailers.  I am truly bohemian, eclectic, funky, etc and I feel as though Free People  captures every aspect of my personality.  Both the poncho and jumpsuit are from people! You will probably see me rocking this poncho until it gets entirely too cold, but that’s just how much I love it! My booties are from Vogue Footwear.  They are called Go Wild and they go perfectly with my outfit. The shimmer detail on the back of the bootie gives it a nice chic twist.  Check below to see how you can get 15%  off a pair of amazing shoes.  Well, I’m off to rock this outfit! Hope you all have a wonderful day

~Xo

                                               Christia

 

Girl Talk with My girl Vivica Fox

Check out my interview with Vivica Fox, we talk fashion, career and the film she’s shooting in St. Louis.
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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!

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