Haute OFF The PRESS: Shop My Boutique, Shop Chloe + Isabel

Posted on: October 4, 2017

Hi LOVES!

Looking to upgrade and add to your jewelry collection? Want to feel empowered, sexy, strong, confident and fabulous? I can help!

 Shop my boutique and discover our #chloeandisabel jewelry. Why shop Chloe + Isabel? We offer the most unique, rare, stylish and fashionable designs you won’t find anywhere else. We also offer a #lifetimeguarantee policy that most businesses don’t offer, you can’t beat that. You’ll soon realize that outside of the jewelry, we are a community that wants to inspire+ empower you all in living your best life possible and believing that anything is possible. When you look good you feel amazing as well, so why not add to your look with our one of a kind jewels. We have styles that will suit you for any season or occasion. The possibilities are endless.

All handcrafted and designed in NYC, Nickel + Lead FREE and made with only the best and finest jewels and gems.  Shop my boutique today and discover all our collections and so much more. Trust me you won’t be disappointed!

Haute off the (fashion) press! Chloe + Isabel is going ‘On the Road’ this Fall on a traveling pop-up tour to celebrate our jewelry and love of travel. Stay tuned for our upcoming FALL SALES all throughout the season. Keeping you stylish and fashionable all season long for any and all occasions.

Don’t miss your chance to *bundle up* and save on our NEW Fall collection, ‘On Safari.’ From need-to-have neutrals, to organic shapes, everyone’s going wild for these must-have c+i styles!

Don’t forget that all Passport Rewards loyalty members receive Free Shipping at $100, our standard 15% reward credit, and more! Not a member yet? Sign up on my boutique today – it’s free to join! As always, your purchase arrives straight to your door in signature c+i packaging. Designed in NYC, our jewelry is hypoallergenic, nickel-free and lead safe, and backed by our Lifetime Guarantee.

Click through to my Online Boutique for a look at my top picks this season, and feel free to reach out with any questions or for styling suggestions – think of me as your personal c+i stylist!

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Stay fabulous, strong, sexy, confident, classy and beautiful both inside and out!

xo,
Emily DeSouza
My Online Boutique

Thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey! 


Let’s Talk: Cosmopolitan Seminar!

Posted on: July 17, 2017

In June, I attended a Cosmo Event, Let’s Talk about It– an all day crash course in speaking up, getting real and living your happiest life. The event spoke about topics that are seen as taboo to some but ones that deserved a conversation and to take a deeper look at. It was a great way to offer some advice and to share our thoughts in an open and honest space. We all have goals, dreams, aspirations in life and sometimes its a tough world out there and sometimes our voices are never really heard or even taken into consideration. After attending this event and just as a whole, it’s important to share your thoughts and let your voice be heard. Remember, your voice is your superpower!

Cosmopolitan didn’t disappoint at all, the day was fun, enlightening, empowering and definitely something I along with many benefitted from. With an amazing panel speaking about topics like money & power, sex & romance, beauty & image, happiness and more.

Panel and Order of Events for the day: 

MICHELE PROMAULAYKO

Editor-in-Chief, Cosmopolitan

KELLY OSBOURNE

Television Personality, Host, Fashion Designer, Singer, Actress, and

Author of There’s No F*cking Secret: Letters From a Badass Bitch

GRETCHEN CARLSON

Acclaimed TV Journalist & Women’s Empowerment

Advocate, Author of the upcoming book

Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back

CINDY WHITEHEAD

CEO, The Pink Ceiling

Let’s Talk About: Power

LAURA BROUNSTEIN

Director, Editorial and Business Development,

Cosmopolitan & Seventeen

JESSICA BENNETT

Journalist and Author, Feminist Fight Club

TIFFANY DUFU

Women’s Leadership Expert, Author of Drop the Ball

& Chief Leadership Officer for LEVO

Sound Therapy Welcome

SARA AUSTER

Sound Therapy Practitioner

ELLIE BURROWS

CEO, MNDFL

Let’s Talk About: Sex

ELISA BENSON

Digital Special Projects Director, Cosmopolitan,

Seventeen & Redbook

NICO TORTORELLA

Actor and host of his own hit podcast, The Love Bomb

DR. EMILY MORSE, PhD

Founder and Host of the Sex With Emily podcast,

Doctor of Human Sexuality

Let’s Talk About: Image

DR. SABRINA FABI

Board-certified dermatologist, practicing at

Cosmetic Laser Dermatology and Volunteer Assistant

Clinical Professor at the University of San Diego

LEAH WYAR

Chief Beauty Director, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen,

Redbook, Good Housekeeping & Woman’s Day

AYA KANAI

Chief Fashion Director, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen,

Redbook, Good Housekeeping & Woman’s Day

Let’s Dance It Out

KATIA PRYCE

Founder and Creator of DanceBody

 

 

Each panelist had a lot of great advice and information that was definitely honest, true and beneficial. Needless to say, I left the event feeling inspired, enlightened and empowered.  Even more compelled to use my voice for good in respects to all things that I’m passionate about and topics that are important to me and others.

If you haven’t attended a Cosmo Event like this one, you should definitely check one out. You will feel amazing after attending one of their events!!

I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope it was inspiring and motivating. Have you ever felt like you couldn’t speak your mind on the topics mentioned above or even other topics that are important to you? What are some ways you choose to use your voice for good? Please do share your thoughts below or write to me I LOVE hearing from you all!!

 

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey!

 


Take Control of your Credit

Posted on: July 13, 2017

CALLING ALL MY NEW YORKERS and anyone who will be in the New York City area on Monday, July 17th.

Im always here to inspire and empower you all in all facets of life. This is one Seminar I highly recommend and one you’d want to attend. Credit is a subject that isn’t discussed often and one topic many don’t want to face. But a topic that deserves a conversation and a closer look. This event will inspire and enlighten everyone. It will challenge everyone in a very positive way to help you get back on the right financial path. 

Credit Legal Vision LLC is a Legal Credit Restoration Consulting company that strives on their clients success. A company I believe in and one that I trust. Their vision is to get you back on the right financial path and closer to your goals. They’re an honest and reliable company that works legally and ethically to get you where you need to be. If you’re struggling to get yourself back on your feet due to your credit— this is the company you can trust and the company to call on. The FREE SEMINAR they’re offering is one where they will let you know who they are, what they do and what they can do for you.

Join Credit Legal Vision, LLC and me on Monday, July 17th at 7pm at Mott Haven for a FREE SEMINAR on Credit.  All are welcomed, for a fun-filled, inspirational evening where you’ll gain useful knowledge and tools that will be beneficial to you, your financial goals and future. Be prepared to be challenged and empowered. Join the conversation!

Get your tickets today here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/take-control-of-your-credit-fr….

For more information on their company go to: www.creditlegalvision.com

Contact them today for a FREE CONSULTATION and see how they can help you!

Share this with your network and bring your family and friends, we look forward to seeing and meeting you all then!! Much love to you all!! XO #SFBInspires#SFBEmpowers#CreditLegalVisionLLC#SocialFashionistaBeauty#challengeyourself#takecontrolofyourcredit

How are you taking control of your life, your finances and goals? I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope your inspired to join us that evening. Please do share this event with your friends, family and network, this is one event you don’t want to miss!!

 

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting the journey!


Boho Bazaar

Posted on: June 16, 2017

Shop our newest capsule Collection: Boho Bazaar and continue the journey to Jaipur. Featuring vibrant tassel blends and ultra- luxe layers with all your Summer Must-Haves in one collection. Our newest collection: Boho Bazaar is inspired by the bright sights from India’s bustling bazaars, bright colors and sun-soaked textures. Transport your style today and add these gorgeous gems and jewels to your collection.

Discover the many ways of how to layer your jewelry this summer. See the gorgeous details and layers of our new Stepwell collection,  inspire by the ancient stepwells of India for these geometric gems.

Shop and discover Boho Bazaar and all of our other stunning collections here: www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/emilydesouza.

 

 

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Why shop Chloe and Isabel?

Our Jewelry

Beautifully Crafted. Inspired. Exceptional Quality.

We take great joy in designing gorgeous, finely-detailed and affordable pieces for the stylish women of today – jewelry you won’t find anywhere else.

All Chloe + Isabel jewelry is:

  • Exclusively hand-designed in our New York City studio
  • Hypoallergenic, nickel-free + lead safe
  • Branded with signature closures + keepsake packaging
  • Timeless + fashion-driven with prices starting at just $18
  • Backed by our Lifetime Guarantee!

How we keep our Quality High and our Prices Low

Chloe + Isabel jewelry is produced by the world’s best-known manufacturers, responsible for collections found in high-priced boutiques and departments stores, yet we sell our pieces at a fraction of the cost. How do we do it? Cutting out the middlemen. By designing and sourcing directly from our NYC studio, and distributing through our Merchandisers, we eliminate the typical costly overhead and high price markups of retail. We pass these savings on in the form of better prices for our customer.

Contact me today and enjoy these perks and so much more! Shop my boutique today for the best styles in Jewelry!

 

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey!

 


High/Low Fashion: Sporty Biker Chic Vibes

Posted on: April 7, 2017


Enjoying a lovely Saturday with these two beauties Loren from @EnlightenedbyBravery (Gigi New York Clutch)  and Amanda from @Everythinghurts.me (Gigi New York Satchel)

I must say this was one of my FAVE outfits I styled for a fun outing with my girlfriends. It’s the perfect casual chic outfit that’s still comfortable, simple yet so fashionable all at the same time. I love to mix high and low fashions to create such a comfortable look that’s great for a day out with the ladies. This look is great for any outing really, especially if you still want to look stylish but still comfy. What’s great about this outfit, everything seen on me are great transitional pieces for the Fall or even Spring. I say Fall because the olive leather jacket is a great piece to wear in the Fall for it’s deep autumn color tones plus you can style this with just about any outfit. The pops of colors and light weight garments I wore would be perfect for a Spring day. No matter how or when you you wear an outfit like I did here, you’ll be so comfy and looking so fly everywhere you go! I always strive for comfort first, but of course I keep it classy, stylish and always chic!

This leather jacket has to be one of my fave jackets at the moment. I absolutely love the Olive green color with it’s biker style details, it’s the perfect balance between edgy and chic. Another plus, not only does it look amazing it’s super affordable. My wedge Nike sneakers I wore were are not only   super cute but comfortable as well. They give me a little height but yet I don’t feel any discomfort at all unlike other wedge sneakers. I’ve experienced discomfort with other wedge sneakers before.  Where the sneakers were purely for style and very rarely do I where them now. But these babies I could walk in them for hours and my feet don’t hurt at all. As for my handbags, and if you don’t know by now, I’m a HUGE handbag LOVER which goes hand in hand with my love for shoes. But those two topics will be saved for another post coming VERY SOON! For more details on this look, shop my look below. As always stay fashionably FABULOUS loves!!

Shop my look

Leather Jacket: Zara/ Top: Theory/ Jeans: Rag & Bone/ Sneakers: Nike/ Sunnies: Quay Australia/ Clutch: Gigi New York

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 What’s your go to look that’s comfortable yet fashionable?

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey!


Women’s Wednesdays: Anniesa Hasibuan

Posted on: March 15, 2017

 

As Women’s History month continues, I wanted to show recognition to this remarkable woman. Someone who has redefined culture, impacted the world and fashion and is the epitome of what it is to be a strong, empowering female. Her name has been heard all over the world and rightfully so. At the young age of 28, her designs go beyond fashion, she is not only a designer but an influential role model for many women all over the world. Her name is: Anniesa Hasibuan. If you haven’t heard of her yet, now you have, she is one woman whose unforgettable. A humble, talented women that has made her mark on the world as one of the first Indonesian females to present during NYFW last September.

This NYFW season, I was grateful to attend another show of hers, and I was reluctant to sit front row alongside my fellow Lady Bosses Ellese from Rock Paper Glam and Gina from What The Doost. Each season, I’m in complete awe with all of the creations the designers present during NYFW. Anniesa Hasibuan is one designer who not only creates exceptional pieces but gives a whole new meaning to the word empowerment. Last September, she presented her collection where all her models wore the infamous hijab. The Hijab as been seen on many women all over the world often times as a sign of modesty and privacy. Most often, women have been stereotyped as disempowered and constricted when wearing the hijab. But she quickly changed many perceptions of that in one evening. It’s as if I was transported to another time, where women were seen as equals, where we all stood strong and proud wearing the hijab. In one evening, her impact during NYFW, made a HUGE statement in the most positive ways seen all over the world.   The hijab is now not only seen as a strong symbol for many women around the world, but a big fashion statement that is recognized and seen has something quite powerful.  Despite’s many misconceptions and stereotypes, Anniesa Hasibuan changed the view of many and has made a huge impact on both the world and fashion.

This season, she presented her F/W ’17 collection Drama. Once again, she left us in complete awe with all the glitz and glam. Each model dazzled and shined down the runway, in her hand beaded pieces, full-length detailed skirts and intricate designs accessorized with once again the infamous hijab. Her collection and show uplifted our spirits and left us wanting more. Although the hijabs proved to be the main focus last season that wasn’t the case this season. They blended into the background as the outfits took center stage— but perhaps this was the intention. Her designs modeled and seen on the runway illustrated a strong, elegant, glamorous, empowered woman who had exceptional taste and exuded a luxurious lifestyle and persona. Anniesa has proved to us that she is a women beyond her time that can will continue to make waves and statements for all of us to applaud and follow. It comes to no surprise that Anniesa Hasibuan stunned her audience again with an intense, regal runway show. I’m sure many of you are aware of how we females have felt disempowered in our society lately. After seeing Anniesa’s show and many other designers during NYFW, the presence of the female voice was very strong. Giving us all hope that we can all stand proud, unite together and feel strong, empowered and uplifted.  If you attended any of the shows at NYFW you felt the strong politic presence this season. The feeling and atmosphere was quite powerful. Anniesa Hasibuan not only keeps us fashionable but inspires us to be all we can be no matter what race or culture. More reasons to love her, not just for her fashionable creative talents but her encouraging female spirit.

After seeing her show, I left feeling proud and teary-eyed. Her runway show not only gave me chills, but the message and impact she’s made on the world is truly incredible. There aren’t many women who’ve dared to make a difference, made changes in cultural perspectives and continues to uplift everyone around them but she is one whose done this and so much more. I’m blessed and grateful to witness her journey and see how she’s made a name for herself heard all over the world.  She is a true example of a strong, influential, creative, inspiring lady boss who we all can look up to and follow for years to come.

Behind the Scenes and interview with Anniesa Hasibuan:

 

If you missed this show, watch it here:

What were your thoughts about her runway show? Do you think she’s an inspiration to us all? What are ways that you can inspire, empower and enlighten the world?  Please do share your stories I love hearing from you and please use the hashtags: #SFBWW #SFBInspires #SFBEmpowers

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey.

 

 


SFB Goes to The Stand NYC

Posted on: February 13, 2017

Looking for a place with a great atmosphere, delectable dishes, unique drinks and a guaranteed night of fun and laughter? Continue reading I got you covered!

After another fun-filled busy day on Day 5 of NYFW, it was time to unwind and switch gears. My husband and I went to enjoy a nice dinner and comedy show at The Stand. It was a great way to end the evening and shift gears for a second and enjoy a laugh or two with great food and drinks to pair with the evening.

Known as the “Best Comedy club” and venue in NYC, The Stand is the perfect location to enjoy mouthwatering dishes and innovative cocktails. All who venture into this establishment is sure to have a good time. They pride in only providing superb hospitality and service while also showcasing only the best talent out there on one stage every night. Famed comedians such as: Dane Cook, Bill Burr, Artie Lange, Gilbert Gottfried, Colin Quinn, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Nick DiPaolo and more – as well as the funniest up-and-comers in NYC have graced the stage at The Stand a time or two.

So if you’re looking for a good time then visit the The Stand, where your guaranteed an amazing time laughing and enjoying every minute of your visit! I can tell you this from experience, this is one place you’ll definitely want to check out if you haven’t already.

 

What you should try from the Menu (Restaurant Favorites): 

Appetizers

Cheeseburger Dumplings

Mini Crab Cakes

Lobster Avocado Toast (Crowd Favorite)

Rock Shrimp Tempura

Entrees

The Stand Burger

Miso Glazed Salmon

Roasted Mushroom Pizza

Sake Braised Beef Short Ribs

Sides:

Truffle Mac and Cheese

Sweet Potatoe Tater Tots with Maple Dip

Dessert: 

Salted Caramel Bread Pudding

Chocolate Lava Cake

Signature Cocktails:

New Raj

Pepper and lemongrass infused Bombay Sapphire East Gin, fresh squeezed lime juice, agave syrup, cucumber and basil (Very refreshing and delightful)

Drunken Florist

Lavender infused Bulldog Gin with elderflower, cranberry and lemon

Verde Vice

Jalapeno infused Alacran tequila with mezcal, agave, grapefruit and fresh lime

My husband and I enjoyed their cheeseburger dumplings  and mini crab cakes to start. For our entrees: My husband enjoyed the Miso Glazed Salmon, I had the Chicken Paillard and we both shared a side of Truffle Mac and Cheese. The food was too good, we were sad we didn’t have room for dessert. We will definitely come back to try a Stand favorite: the Salted Caramel Pretzel Bread pudding. It just sounds heavenly! Let me tell you first hand, hands down the food was not only tasty but ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Special Thanks to The Stand and Sally Shan for such a fun-filled evening!! We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Stand and will definitely come back soon!

Tonight’s Comedic line up included: 

MC Paul Virzi (@PaulVirzi)

Janeane Garofalo

Joe Bartnick (@JoeBartnick)

Sean Patton (@mrseanpatton)

Yamaneika Saunders (IG: @yamaneika) (Twitter: @yamaneika)

Joe Lists (Twitter: @JoeListComedy) (IG: @joelistcomedy)

Yamaneika Saunders and I

Photo by: @DeSouza_03

If you haven’t been to The Stand, I highly recommend this place, you won’t be disappointed. If you don’t have any plans for Valentine’s Day, spend it at The Stand. This Valentine’s Day, get struck with Cupid’s arrow at The Stand. Enjoy their innovative + unique cocktails and a night of comedy for one memorable date night to remember. <3

Valentine’s Day Specials

The Stand is your one stop shop for great food, great drinks, and great laughs this Valentine’s Day!

We have 2 great shows happening at 8pm & 10PM!

Admission for each show also includes a complimentary round of champagne!

Performers include (lineup subject to change) :

Big Jay Oakerson, Judah Friedlander, Sean Patton, Matteo Lane, Yamaneika Saunders, Dante Nero, and More!


Special Prix Fixe Dinner from Chef Seth Levine

Opener:

Salad
– Winter greens, spiced butternut squash, crumbled goat cheese, chianti poached pears, candied walnuts
Appetizer:

Scallops
– Seared diver scallop, sunny side up quail egg saffron lobster sauce

Entree, Choice of:

Truffle Roasted Chicken

-Slow roasted breast of chicken stuffed with chestnut and truffle stuffing, rosemary fingerling potatoes

Prawns 

-Grilled giant prawns, citrus Caviar, butter wilted spinach

Filet Mignon 

-8 oz filet, Pink Peppercorn gravy, black garlic mashed potatoes

Dessert:

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

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Photo by Peter Onysko

For 8pm tickets, http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=481428&cart

For 10pm tickets, http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=481429&cart

Call 212.677.2600 for more information or email: standnychost@gmail.com

For more information on The Stand go to: www.thestandnyc.com 

Follow them:

Tweet The Stand: @TheStandNYC

Instagram: @TheStandNYC

Whose your favorite comedian?

Visit The Stand and share your experience using the hashtag: #SFBSocialScene

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me in my journey!

 


SFB Takes on NYFW F/W ’17: NYFW Essentials

Posted on: February 9, 2017

NYFW is in full swing and I wanted to share my essentials for the week during my fun filled busy days. Some of told me I carry my life in my handbags because when they’ve carried my bags they can at times be quite heavy. I basically carry my life in there and at times it can feel like i’m lifting weights at the gym. What can I say, you can never be too prepared. NYFW can be very busy and fast paced.  This is nothing new for this New Yorkers and many of us love and crave this lifestyle. We’re   immune to the hustle and bustle of NYC. It wouldn’t be NYC or NYFW if it wasn’t fast-paced, grueling and crazy! All in good fun and fashion. Here’s my NYFW essentials list:

  1. Wallet: This one is the newest addition to my collection from none other then Celine. It spacious and holds just about anything. Shop the wallet here.
  2. EOS Lip balm: By far the best lip balm known to man. Keeps my lips moisturized and hydrated especially during this erratic winter weather we’ve been experiencing. Shop EOS Products here.
  3. Like a Boss Note Pad: My go-to note pad where I write down just about everything to keep me on track and organized. Love the pink and gold details and the saying on the front of the notepad, so very true! Shop the note pad here.
  4. iPhone: I wouldn’t be complete without my iPhone. It’s like my life line, and an essential piece during NYFW and in life! Where I do my post for Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Instastories. Follow along with me as I take on NYFW, #SFBTakesonNYFWFW17 . Shop iPhone here.
  5. Watch: This is one of my favorite watches, my husband bought this for me during our honeymoon in Italy. It’s by Giorgio Fedon and its not only chic, elegant and timeless all at the same time. I absolutely love the details on the orange Italian Leather strap, love the pop of color. It’s great for keeping me on time and on schedule for all my NYFW shows, presentations, events and of course work. Shop this watch here.
  6. Liquid Lipstick : Lipstick is great for when your on the go. The right amount of color just when you need it. And I love this one too, because it’s the perfect pop of color, and it dries matte but still keeps my lips super moisturized and hydrated. So I don’t have to reapply so much throughout the day. Shop Lorac Pro’s Liquid Lipstick here.
  7. Battery Pack: This is absolutely essential during NYFW, because having a dead phone is no fun. This is also great to have even for every day use too. Shop a similar battery pack here.
  8. Perfume: Some days can be longer than most, so for me I like to always smell fresh and with my fave scent. At the moment this has been my go to sent lately. Learn more about Si Intense by Giorgio Armani here. Purchase your own bottle here.
  9. Strobe Palette: Touch ups are key during NYFW especially when your on the go. This palette has been a lifesaver and my go to lately. It gives me the right amount of sheen and shimmer in all the right places. Plus, it keeps me looking fresh face and camera ready for street style photographers . Shop the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette here.
  10. Make up Brush: Great for quick touch ups during the day. I’ve been loving this make up brush my Luxie Beauty. Shop the make up brush here.
  11. Sunglasses:  Sunglasses are an ABSOLUTELY MUST for Fashion week. Some may call me a sunglass addict, I feel you can never have too many pairs. To me they really pull any outfit together. And if they’re big enough, they can hide way those “designer” under eye bags or if you don’t feel like wearing eye make up that particular day. These have been my fave lately by Quay Australia. Shop these sunnies here.
  12. Camera: Taking photos on your phone is great and all but you can’t beat photos taken from a camera. This is my newest camera and it’s done wonders for my photos. Shop the Sony Camera here.
  13. Powder Mirrored Compact: It’s small and compact and keep you looking fresh faced throughout the day.  This one was a limited edition powder compact mirror from Guerlain. Shop similar compact here.
  14. Hand Lotion:  The weather here in NYC has been erratic lately. During the winter months my skin can get so dry. So I like to keep my hands and skin moisturized and hydrated throughout the day. This has been my go to lately and the scent is amazing!! Shop the product here.
  15. Snacks: NYFW is very fast-paced, busy and most times you’ll be moving from event to event with little to no time to eat. At times I’ve failed and missed meals due to my crazy busy schedule. So packing snacks are good and essential for my on the go schedule. Nuts and granola bars are great to have on hand not just for NYFW but for any long busy work day.
  16. Show Passes: Often times when attending NYFW shows you are issued a press pass which can give you access to backstage, front row or even VIP access to the events. This was one of my badges given to me for Style Fashion Week which was issued to me because I was Press/Media. It gave me access to the stage and backstage.

So there you have it, my NYFW essentials. Hope you found this helpful for you.

What do you carry in your handbag? 

Please do share using the hashtag: #SFBTakeonNYFWFW17 #SFBHandbagChronicles

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me in my journey!

 

 


NYFW Kickoff: Philip Ayler

Posted on: February 8, 2017

 

My NYFW kickoff evening continues with a presentation of Philip Ayler’s collection at What Goes Around Comes Around store on West Broadway, NYC.

“I started making these jackets because I had this vivid dream about traveling the world wearing this burgundy bomber jacket. I didn’t know where it came from but it stayed with me after I woke up. I just couldn’t get it out of my mind. [That morning] I got a phone call from a close friend of mine who’s a stylst and 15 minutes later she pulls up at my house, hops out of the car and is carrying a gift for me, a burgundy bomber jacket. I literally got on my knees outside of my house and said, ‘This is the strangest thing that’s ever happened to me, because I had a dream about this jacket last night.’ I really fell in love with that jacket. It fit me perfectly. I was getting so many compliments that it made me feel like I could wear it anywhere: to a rock show, to a fancy dinner at Chateau Marmont.” – Philip Ayler 

The presentation was a full blown party to preview his collection of vintage style jackets. Bomber jackets to me are all the rave now and i’m absolutely LOVIN’ the look. I would totally rock a bomber jacket in just about every style any day! All handmade in Los Angeles with only the finest vintage materials handpicked from all over the world. All of his jackets have a chic, patterned details with a retro vibe making each piece very unique.

Here are some of my favorites:

Although his jackets have that vintage appeal they can suit and flatter anyone really. Available for both Men and Women. Philip Ayler is exclusively sold online and at the What Goes Around Comes Around in New York and Los Angeles.

If vintage is your style, then get your very own limited edition Philip Ayler jacket today!

For more information on Philip Ayler and his jackets go to: www.philipayler.com

Which one would you rock? Please do share using the hashtag: #SFBFashion #PhilipAyler

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me in my journey!

 


NYFW Kickoff: The Nylon Project

Posted on: February 8, 2017

Hey Loves!

It’s been a great winter so far. January was the perfect time to decompress, reflect and settle into the new year. It’s February and you know what that means….. Time for the fun and madness to begin all over again. This is my favorite time of year and as a New Yorker, I’m thrilled that we get to enjoy two seasons of it every year! NYFW!

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This season, I kicked off NYFW attending my first two events of the season. My NYFW began with an event that wasn’t just about fashion but an event to bring hope and to empower those in need. Here’s a personal fact about me: I’m all about giving back and bringing awareness to causes and organizations that have a positive and profound message behind it. This event brought together influencers, celebrities, public figures and more to enjoy a night of fashion, live performances and of course the launch of  The NYLON PROJECT. This is an amazing project founded by Jordana Guimaraes, an initiative to aid the homeless in NYC through fashion + entertainment via a viral #ItCanBeYou campaign. Homelessness is a real thing that many of us don’t even think about because it isn’t happening to us. We may not be experiencing the struggles that many are facing all over the world, but it could happen to any of us at any given time. It’s happening now in our society and many of us see it but sometimes don’t want to face it. The evening brought us all together during NYFW to highlight the current circumstances of those in need. I’m happy to take part in this project and honored to have attended the event. The Nylon Project begins in NYC and with our efforts, the project will go globally.
The NYLON Project took place at The Delancey in New York City, guests enjoyed live performances, a runway show, industry networking + much more.
Be part of the cause and help make this campaign go VIRAL. Let’s all help bring awareness and raise funds to aid the homeless. Go to: https://www.gofundme.com/the-nylon-project . Hopefully we all can change lives and make a difference for those in need.
Celebrities which included Christina Milian, Jenni Farley (JWOWW), Wé McDonald of Season 11 of The Voice, Gender Capitalist Rain Dove, Peter Madrigal of Vanderpump Rules, Miss New York 2016 Nicole Kulovany, Rachel Lynch of I Hate Blonde walked the runway sharing stories of just a few of the homeless we have encountered in the last few months.
Performances by the FAULKNER band from Los Angeles, Che’Nelle – singer/songwriter, Wé McDonald of Season 11 of the Voice took place.
 
Sponsored brands included Anje Clothing, Belle Fare, Fair Harbor, JayDee, Eternal Springs, SCRD, Wild Mantle, SoFrancisco, Karli Buxton, The Valencia, Mana Made Jewelry, Lonewolf Collective, HERO New York, Conscious Step, Mr. Custom Made, ARMARIUM, House of Eleven and Alkemi Collective.
 
Other sponsors included Christo Fifth Avenue + Guilty Beauty Gal – responsible for all make-up & hair as well as Latoya Mcleary responsible for styling the show. 
 
Digital sponsor StayFilm created a platform in which everyone can use moving forward to assemble images & videos of what they’re doing to aid the homeless in their community and turn it into a video which can be shared on social media via our #ItCanBeYou.
 
Special thanks to CommGroup (branding agency in Brazil), as they assembled the logo/branding concept for The NYLON Project. They designed the logo to implement an image of the streets/sidewalks, since that’s where “home” is for the homeless.
 
Video sponsor Vocab Entertainment was responsible for creating the first film/documentary for The NYLON Project – CLICK HERE
The Nylon Project in WWD, read the feature here: http://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/new-york-citys-homelessness-provides-impetus-to-raise-awareness-through-feb-7-fashion-show-10738240/
For more information on The Nylon Project go to: https://www.facebook.com/thenylonproject1/
Tweet The Nylon Project : @nylong_project
Instagram: @thenylonproject1
Photos taken by @SocialFashionistaBeauty and @TheNylonProject1
Would this be something you’d like to be part of?
How will you help the cause and make this campaign go viral? Please do share using the hashtags: #ItCanbeYou #TheNylonProject
As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me in my journey!