Friday, March 30, 2012

A little Sunshine in the rain (outfit post)

Wasn't really going any where special today but I kinda felt like I needed a little sunshine in my life. With the gloomy weather and all, and a sudden stall in projects I knew I had to do something to cure my boredom and WHALA Today's outfit post emerged.

Today's outfit is brought to you by

The color palette is to die for!!! I am in love with mustard yellow and see it pretty often.
Top - Forever 21
Cardigan - Vera Wang
Scarf- ??

I do though need help with my bottom half, I tend to play it safe and always go for black or some other darker color. Do you ladies have any suggestions on how I can play with colors for my bottom half?
Please do tell me in the comment area below, I'll love to get some advice from you lovely fashionistas out there!

Friday, March 2, 2012

A Fashion Collaboration

Julie Vue, Myself, Mor Vue.
The sister due of Belle Vue Contemporary Boutique

LADIES!! Sacramento has a new boutique in town (and it won't break the bank). Bella VUE Contemporary Boutique and FOB Fashion made a fashion collaboration to debut FOB's latest spring collection and Bella VUE's contemporary line. A collusion that was so great to see because in fashion it is quiet often about one's self. But it was refreshing to be among people that were truly interested in one common denominator "fashion itself". We played dress up, we laughed, we indulged in treats by Lips 2 Hips Bakery. It was what fashion is all about....


FOB Fashion is a locally produced clothing line that consist of tops, dresses, club wear, and evening wear. FOB is edgy, fashion forward, and fun. I was very lucky to be introduced to the designer behind FOB Fashion, Huab Vue Fief (Belle VUE, Huab Vue... I know match made in heaven). Huab has such an amazing personality very bubble, genuine, and spunky. When speaking about her line you can hear the passion, and even if Fresno is not known for edgy fashion this designer is a force to be recked with and proving that fashion comes in all shapes and sizes... and towns.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

These are a few of my Favorite Things (Happy Valentine's Day)

Because it's Valentine's Day I wanted to do a more personal post in honor of a day where we show the ones we love just how extra special they are in our lives. There has been some pretty shattering moments this month with the deaths of two remarkable legends Don Cornelius and Whitney Houston which left us all a little numb and utterly baffled. So in an attempt to make things bright and beautiful again here are my 14 favorite things & people.

1. My #1 Favorite person in the world is my baby girl S'yraia.
She is a mixer of sugar and spice and everything nice. She is the reason why I strive to be a better person everyday. She is unconditional love.

2. Bright Yummy COLOR Purses.
I love them because if you want to keep your wardrobe simple, grab one of these colorful bags and its an instinct wardrobe buster.

These purses say I am not a boring person and I am young at heart

3. The Color Red

I am a die heart fan of purple, but lately I've been infatuated with all things red. For the first time in my whole life I actually painted my lips red, and now I am obsessed with my little tube of red lipstick.
New Years 2012
(With Viva La Bam)

I confess I am obsess with this app (maybe I should cool it with the word obsess). I am a research junkie, very absentminded, and tend to get lost in my own little world, so this app is like genius for people like me. The epic part is I can sync evernote with my laptop and phone and have everything I need no matter where I am. SWEET!!

With shoe just $39.95 and a customize showroom how can you not love these shoe websites!!! The deals are banana's and the FREE Shipping makes it all the better. I love shoes, I love deals, and I love personalization. Thank you Shoe Gods!

This year I began a new healthier life system. I started bootcamp  at Inspired Wellness and it has changed my life. And it is because of the amazing trainers that I've work with who has truly inspired me to live a healthier balance life.  And for that I will forever be thankful.

7. Favorite person #2 Yvette Torres
When this special person came into my life everything fell into place for me. She has been such an inspiration to me on this journey and she has helped me come into the women that I am now. She is beautiful inside and out.

8. Favorite person #3 Daddy-o
Without this guy I would not be here or have the creative talent that I have now. He is the one that use to inspire me as a child (and the one that originally showed me what style was) Thank you Daddy for everything you done for me.

I am proud of my dad, he is majoring in Music at Sac City College :)
Talent has no age!

My dad is also an amazing singer and you can check him and his band out Here

9. Chocolate
Simply put I have and will always be in love with chocolate. Milk chocolate, chocolate cake, chocolate with nuts, you name it.. Its all good

10. Eyes are the windows to the soul
So I have always been intrigued with them, and they are my weakness. Nothing speaks more depth then someone looking you right in the eye.

11. Dancing!!!!
There is nothing more uplifting then blasting your favorite tunes and dancing till you are drented in sweat. It doesn't matter how you do it, just do it. I promise whatever was bothering you before will be gone.

Favorite Dance Movies
  •  Dirty Dancing
  • Grease
  • Stomp the Yard
  • Honey
  • Save the Last Dance

12.  LACE
I love it on shoes, hats, clothes, purses... A little peak a boo lace is very sexy but still yet classy (that is if your not completely covered in it) Black lace will always be my favorite.
House of Lave

13.  Blazers
I have said this once before, when all else fails, grab a blazer!! It puts together almost any outfit and it is just as versatile as the LBD.. Go figure!

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Art of Fashion Recap

Sacramento's fashion scene has been thriving tremendously over the past several years. We have design schools such as International Academy of Design and Technology, Sac State with there student fashion association (sfa), and our very own Sac Fashion Week that will be taking place in February. It looks to me like Sacramento is building their own fashion Utopia, and I am proud to be apart of a movement that is growing more each year.

 The Art of Fashion Event further proved how saturated the fashion industry is becoming in Sacramento. Besides the fact that it was pouring rain that night, the turn out was great. Many people came out to network, mingle, and to check out new collections from three local designers Electrik Trice, Faatui Toele, and Samuel Parkinson.

Electrik Trice was the first designer, she presented her Romance in Paris Collection. Electrik is a fantastic designer and it is through this collection that you can really see how passionate she is about designing breath taking evening dresses for women of all sizes. Electrik's collection was full of romantic flower details and the colors red, black, and cream. 

This beauty was my favorite! Can you see this dress going down the red carpet?

The detailing of this dress is what really makes this a show stopper

I was extremely happy to see a plus size model being apart of the fashion show. Kudos to Electrik for continuing to be a part of a movement.

I had the pleasure of  interviewing Electrik and got some designer facts, what was her inspiration, and where she sees herself in the fashion industry.

KC: Tell me a little about yourself. Where are you from? What's your educational background?
ET: Well I was born and raised in New Orleans Louisiana, I have a minor medical background but I am currently pursuing a BA in my true passion (fashion design).

KC: What does fashion mean to you?
ET: Fashion means being able to express your artistic ability through clothing.

KC: How would you define Sacramento's fashion?
ET: I define my city's fashion as mellow. I wish my city would take more risks when it comes to fashion because safe gets old really fast
KC: I would have to agree with that

KC: When did you realize you wanted to become a fashion designer?
ET: I realized I had a niche for fashion design in the 8th grade, but realized I wanted to be a fashion designer when I was sixteen.

KC: What have been some of your accomplishments as a designer?
ET: Some of my accomplishments as a designer was being in the finale showcase at Sacramento Fashion Week 2011 and most recently my Romance in Paris Collection was a huge success. It is by far my most favorite collection.
KC: Who are some of your favorite designers?
ET: Some of my favorite designers are Elie Saab, Tracey Reese, Monique Llulier, Ceasar Galindo, Prabral Gurung,Mara Hoffman, and Givenchy to name a few..
KC: What advice do you have for aspiring fashion designers?
ET: My advice for aspiring designers is to use your gift and don't be afraid to learn all you can about your craft it will only be beneficial to you and your brand in the long run.
KC: What do you like best about designing clothes?
ET: What I love best about designing is seeing my vision come to life. When a garment is correctly executed and surpasses all your expectations it is the best gift a designer could ask for.

KC: How would you define the style your line exemplifies?

ET: My line exemplifies the sexiness of a woman despite her size. Electrik designs for all and believes curves are beautiful. Electrik is starting a movement by creating trendy, couture, designer, and one of a kind clothing for women that want to look fashionable but can't seem to find that right garment to accommodate their size, or taste.

KC: Who is the person that wears your clothes?
ET: The average woman that wants a one of a kind piece at an affordable price wears my clothing.

KC: What are some of your fashion goals?
ET: Reinforcing my statement about learning all you can about your craft is crucial to your success therefore, I plan to continue my education pursuing a Master's degree abroad.
KC: What was your inspiration for this new collection?
ET: This collection was inspired by Paris. My Collection is called "Romance in Paris". Paris is a very romantic city and I wanted to create sexy yet elegant pieces that embodied what the city had to offer. The collections' story mimics a few eras such as seventies vintage, sixties flare, Victorian era, with a hint of modern. 

KC: What other experience do you have in the fashion industry (stylist, retail, marketing, etc.)?
ET: I have over ten years retail experience, I have fashion show and production experience, photo shoot coordination, and styling experience.

KC: Now where can the readers find you and purchase your garments?
ET:  They can connect with me on Facebook, they can purchase through my online store Here or they can email me at

The next designer up was Samuel Parkinson with KingsTribe with his new Woodsy Scholar collection . "KingsTribe Clothing is a cultured collective contributing toward keeping culture alive and strong. Currently using fashion and design as a medium to communicate with those who share similarities and interests."  KingsTribe is not a newbie when it comes to press Samuel Parkinson has been feature in SN&R, Bay Fashion Mag, 916 Maverick, and the Sacramento Press, and you can find this brands clothes in the downtown plaza at Zuhg Life Store.

Friday, January 27, 2012

New JewelMint Ambassador

I've been waiting, and waiting, and waiting! I'm now finally I am officially a JewelMint Ambassador. I am so excited because now I can do trunk shows, be an independent stylist, and most of all help you lovely ladies find amazing pieces that are created by fashion icon Kate Bosworth and celebrity stylist Cher Coulter. The cool thing about JewelMint is that its a monthly jewelry club!! So every month you'll get new pieces to choose from based on your personal style made exclusively to you by Kate and Cher for just $29.99 an item.

How it works:  So JewelMint is basically like an online boutique shopping experience. You take a free personal style quiz (takes literally a minute) then they create an online showroom based on your tastes. AND they always offer FREE shipping and easy returns.
What's even more awesome is that you'll get 50% on your first piece!!!
Enter this Code: Winter146 at checkout to receive your discount.

Being a Host and/or Vendor Opportunities
Now if you want to host a JewelMint party for a group of your friends, or you have vendor opportunities please feel free to email me for more information. I also can offer a free wardrobe styling workshop if you sign up as a member for JewelMint and make your first purchase with your 50% discount. Workshop includes a free closet audit!!! I am also available to do Sip and Shops with retailers and boutique stores.