WIN BOY MEETS GIRL® ITEMS SIGNED BY SABI & ME (Stacy)!!!

January 31, 2012
It’s been an amazing ride, but I’m sad to say this is the LAST Behind the Seams Contest :( But we promise to go out on a VERY high note... no pun intended :)) And I also promise that more is to come too in 2012 too. 
Check out Sabi in these three UNIQUE Boy Meets Girl® looks that I styled along with my friend, Stylist Ali Lang, and were shot by friend and amazing photographer, Sophie Elgort.  

We captured this whole experience while shooting on location at my other great friend Claudine De Sola’s studio Caravan Stylist Studios. These were all captured HERE in Episode 8 of "Behind the Seams." I could not be happier to wrap the series with this.




Tell us on Facebook which Boy Meets Girl® outfit that Sabi is rocking in the picture above is your favorite and where would you wear it! Leave your answers in the COMMENT BOX underneath the photo!! Maybe you like ALL of them... that's OK too! Just be sure to include the outfit # :))

Win one of these three signed prizes!!
It’s been an amazing ride so i want to thank you all for being a part of this process with me. Check back in tomorrow where I’ll be sharing the winners! gotta go get ready for our Wrap party!!


Contest Terms & Conditions:


1. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
2. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Prize is non-transferable and has no cash value.

3. HOW TO ENTER: All entries must be received by 11:59 P.M., EST on 1/31/2012. You may only enter online. 
4. All entries become property of Boy Meets Girl® & StacyIgel.com and will not be returned. 
Limit: Only one (1) entry per person, regardless of e-mail address used.

Good luck everyone! See you back here tomorrow!

Xo,
Stacy







Friday Finds: Check out my PAST Features on Inspiring Entrepreneurs/Editors/Bloggers/Photographers….

January 27, 2012

I wanted to share with you all some of my past features. I have done 400+ posts so I selected a few for you to see from the past.  I will continue to feature amazing people this year whom I work with and who I just think are inspiring and you should know about. 

Enjoy and  have a beautiful Weekend.
xo, Stacy

Q&A with Jen Steele of Cosmopolitan Magazine!

Q&A with Lucky Magazine's Fashion Market Assistant, Noelle Sciacca!  

Friday's Finds- On how to cook a quick meal for the Holidays!

Q&A with Shantell Martin! 

Q&A with Jody Lee from Agoura High School! 

Boy Meets DJ Smarty Girl 

Friday's Photography Finds with the amazing Marc Mez!

Boy Meets Triathlete Girl! Part 2 

 Career Day with Latin High School Student Katie! 7/19 

Friday's Friend Finds- meet Azizah Rowen 7/1 

Q&A with Photographer Sopie Elgort!

Boy Meets Nubia's Nonesense Girl! 

Get to Know: Tara Smith, Celebrity Hairstylist 6/16 

Help fight Bullying

Boy Meets Coast to Coast Blogger Girls!

My (tiny) Special Guests  

Thank you Old Journals and Best Friends 

Friday Finds: Introduction to Flo Fox Part 1 





Late night working...need a white space right now

January 26, 2012

JOIN OUR LIVE TWITTER CHAT WEDNESDAY TO WIN PRIZES FROM BOY MEETS GIRL®, STELLA & DOT, AND POSTER SIGNED BY SAMMI!

January 25, 2012
I remember when I found out Sammi Hanratty was going to be back in NYC for the premiere of her new movie, “The Greening of Whitney Brown.” Last time i saw her, she had just finished filming and now it was her big NYC premiere!! Wow, how time flies.  Sammi and I have worked together and continue to work together to fight Bullying in Schools as well as in cyberland, on behalf of the amazing organization Bully Bust
I am excited for you to see Episode 7 of “Behind the Seams with me” on Lockerz.com because you will see Sammi is much older then she was when we did our event at Bloomingdales 2009. 
And I have gotten younger LoL! Watch below ;)


JOIN US ON TWITTER TONIGHT because we will be answering your questions!! Make sure to see Terms & Conditions below before joining the chat & Entering the GIVEAWAY!!

WHO: Follow @StacyIgel @SammiHanratty1 @Stelladot @Lockerz 
WHAT: Twitter Chat to answer your questions! Ask us anything about the Episode, fashion, or BullyBust!! You still have time to get your questions ready!!
WHERE: Join us on Twitter or Ustream (where Sammi will be live on Video)-- Regardless of where you join from you MUST USE #BehindtheSeams if you want your questions answered!! :))
WHEN: TONIGHT!! 10-11pm EST/7-8pm PST
WHY: Because I know you want to ask us about all the above and we have tons of great giveaways!


**The giveaways will be given out to active participants throughout the chat but increase your chances of winning by asking us both great questions.  
**If you are deemed a winner, please DM us with your mailing address so we can ship you your prizes!!

PRIZES:
- FIVE Giveaway Winners will receive:
Stella & Dot pieces worn by Sammi in the Episode and Boy Meets Girl® Accessories! 
ONE Grand Prize Giveaway Winner at the end of the Chat will receive a “Greening of Whitney Brown” poster signed by Sammi AND a Boy Meets Girl® Everytime Hoodie in Black/Silver. 


Can't wait to hear your questions! Talk to you all later! Xo, Stacy

Also check out adorable Sammi here last night announcing the live Chat :) I heart you Sammi

*Terms & Conditions:
1. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
2. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Prize is non-transferable and has no cash value.
3. HOW TO ENTER: All entries must be received by 10:59 P.M., EST on 1/25/2012. You may only enter online. 
4. All entries become property of Boy Meets Girl® & StacyIgel.com and will not be returned. 
Limit: Only one (1) entry per person, regardless of e-mail address used.




Friday Finds: Muse of the week, Kate Moss

January 20, 2012

Happy Friday Finds! My Muse of the week is non other than the incredible Kate Moss.

Who inspires you?

Xo,
 Stacy

My Style Tips of the Day!

January 19, 2012
Happy Thursday everyone! The weekend is almost here whoohoo! Today I wanted to feature the Boy Meets Girl(R) Three's a Charm Anklet Socks- perfect for keeping your toes toasty :)








Xo,
Stacy

PRESENTING... "A Day in the Life" Facebook Caption Contest, brought to you by "Behind the Seams with Stacy Igel"

January 17, 2012
Hope you all enjoy this Facebook Contest!
Can't wait to hear your thoughts on what I am doing in this photo from Episode 6



UPDATE: Congrats Bryn Lackey who suggested I was emailing the DJ team and telling them that the Boy Meets Girl® college line should include Oklahoma State because it would be a huge hit! :)

I love this response because it is very likely that I was doing something for Boy Meets Girl® University! Thanks so much for entering!! Please send an email to pr@boymeetsgirlusa.com with your mailing address! have a great weekend! xx Stacy

All you have to do is comment on the image above (on Boy Meets Girl® Facebook
the winner will receive the ENTIRE prize package shown below

Click here to enter!




Prizes:
  • Dakine Central Pack - (Black)- to carry all of these items below! nothing can get left behind :))
  • G-Shock Metallic Solar Powered Glide - (Blue)- to keep track of my crazy schedule
  • Takeya Classic Water Bottle - (Black/Green Apple)- staying hydrated is SO important!
  • Lockerz Recycled Journal- to write all of my thoughts as they come to mind.. my brain is constantly on the go! 
  • Aerial 7 Tank Headphones - (Midnight)- not sure I could get everything done if I didn't have my music playing in the background!! 
  • Boy Meets Girl CoCo Hoodie -  an everyday essential
  • Boy Meets Girl Fuzzy Babba Slipper Sock- to rest your feet after being on them for a long day :))
  • Lockerz 2500 PTZ card- Find our more about Lockerz PTZ here! Money to shop!! This is a must $$$




Please note theTerms & Conditions Below before you enter:


Terms & Conditions:
1. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
2. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
3. HOW TO ENTER: All entries must be received by 5:59 P.M., EST on 1/19/2012. You may only enter online. All entries become property of Boy Meets Girl®. and will not be returned. Limit: Only one (1) entry per person, regardless of e-mail address used.




Good luck to all!
Xo,
Stacy





Friday Finds: Introduction to Flo Fox Part 1

January 13, 2012


Every once in a while I meet someone who immediately leaves an indelible mark on me in one way or another and has the ability to forever change my outlook on life.  On January 5, 2012, I met an incredible woman who did just that -- the incomparable Flo Fox.  In fact, she earned a DJ name on the spot -- DJ Photo Flo -- unheard of!   

The first thing I saw when I entered her apartment (besides from the mountains of photographs) was the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Issacson in audio book format resting on her coffee table. I had JUST finished reading it myself a few days before!

Someone should do a biography on Flo.  She's a trailblazing urban photographer and a champion for the handicapped who stole the show in an unplanned cameo in the Joan Rivers documentary a couple of years ago, which has since led to a whole new generation recognizing and appreciating anew  Flo's work.  The woman has led an incredible life, so I decided to dedicate two blog posts to her. Volume One starts today.  


The best way to describe Flo's apartment is like Bill Cunningham's apartment on acid).  Her archives are massive and every inch of every wall is covered with her work, her friend's work, and interesting knick-knacks she's picked up during the course of a life very-well lived despite suffering from MS.





Flo Fox has been many things in her life. When I asked her what has been her most memorable career experience she replied, "Which career?” She then proceeded to direct me through an undulating sea of portfolios to some of her original clothing designs and wardrobe stylist clippings.  Oh, and she wanted me to tell you all that she's also been a seamstress, candle maker, talk show host and a tailor.  She may have mentioned another job or two but I have to keep this blog to a PG-13 rating...

The facts about Flo:
1. Born legally blind in one eye in 1945, she lost sight in her other eye by the time she was 30 years old in 1975. “Fenciful”- 1973  
c/o http://www.gis.net/~fotoflo/


2. Diagnosed with  multiple sclerosis in 1976 - “Networking”- 1982
c/o http://www.gis.net/~fotoflo/



3. Confined to a wheelchair since the early 80s.- “Trying Their Wings”- 1986
c/o http://www.gis.net/~fotoflo/
4. Continued taking amazing photographs despite her limitations for three decades, becoming a champion for the rights of handicapped persons.  “Personal Earthquake”- 1989


c/o http://www.gis.net/~fotoflo/

5. Only recently has Flo developed the need for assistance to physically take photos, but this has not inhibited her work as you can see from below. “Flatiron from a Helicopter”- 1997
c/o http://www.gis.net/~fotoflo/

Flo is one of the most POSITIVE woman I have ever met.  MS be damned... More from our time with Flo in the next blog installment (including Flo’s favorite places to shoot, more photos, a bedroom tour, etc), but I'll leave you with some words of advice from Flo that hit home for me: 
“Take RISKS. Don’t follow RULES. Make your MARK.”
Flo Fox is a visionary artist and an even better human being.

Xo,
Stacy




Tip of the Day: how to build a successful team

January 11, 2012






Over the holidays I read Steve Job's biography and could not put it down. His words inspired me and jogged many memories of when I was first starting my brand and the struggles and accomplishments that came about.

There were many notes I took away from reading his book, but one I want to share with you all today is the importance of building a team and finding a groove so to speak. I've had many different types of Boy Meets Girl(R) team members, some staying on board longer than others (Steve, like myself, believed that building a long lasting team is the key to success).

Below are some tips on what to look for when building a creative, driven and motivated team:

1. Focus- Each of my team has a specific role in the company and setting weekly meetings to stay on track is very important. I try to follow this plan so I can also keep on par with my own tasks and can manage my team with the right focus. When we loose focus we stray from the the goal. Focus is key.

2. Trust- People you can count on day in and day out.

3. Creativity- I hire and look for key team players who inspire and challenge me everyday and also who think outside of the box.

4. Energy- A positive energy creates a positive environment.




Also make sure to check out Episode 6 of Behind the Seams with Stacy Igel releasing on Lockerz.com on January 17th- where you will get to see the day and life of my world and working with my fabulous team :)







Xo,
Stacy

WIN THE ULTIMATE DJ PRIZE PACKAGE see below for details!!!

January 10, 2012
I’m so excited for the launch of Episode 5 of “Behind the Seams with Stacy Igel”™ and to announce this CONTEST!! 

If you're not aware of Lockerz, it is my NEW fave destination! Read more about it below :))


Recently, I wrote about the DJ names of my Boy Meets Girl® team and the naming process, so I was thrilled to share one of my favorite hobbies and surprise them on camera with a trip to Scratch DJ Academy Studio here in NYC for VIP lessons with DJay JungWatch them in action now and then read on to WIN!!


Now we want to know what your DJ name would be and WHY … because the reason behind the name is the best part!!


How to enter:
1. Follow @StacyIgel and @ScratchAcademy 
2. Tweet us with your DJ Name and where it came from using #BehindtheSeams... of course in under 140 Characters or less. DJ Name must be no more than THREE WORDS. :))





Prize:
ONE WINNER and a FRIEND will receive the Ultimate DJ Prize Package consisting of:

1. A 1-Hour Private DJ Lesson for you and a friend with DJay Jung at the NYC Studio. I will also be stopping by to make sure your spinning in style! The lesson will be taught on turntables and can be utilized by all skill levels, perfect for music lovers.
(please scroll to bottom of post for Terms & Conditions)

2.  Aerial 7 Tank Headphones - Midnight

3. Boy Meets Girl CoCoHoodies in Black/Silver
 

Details:
Giveaway Starts: NOW!
Giveaway ends: Friday, January 13th 12:00pm EST
Winner will be Announced Immediately

Terms & Conditions:
In Order to Win the Ultimate DJ Prize Package you must
1. Be a legal resident of the 50 United States and District of Columbia
2.  Live in NYC or be there during the time period of January 2012- March 31st 20123. The lesson is a $110 value that can be applied January 2012- March 31st 2012 at Scratch DJ Academy headquarters in New York. 
4. The gift certificate is non-refundable. 
5. To schedule the lesson simply call 212-529-1599 and state the Gift Certificate number located on the top left hand corner of the gift certificate.
**No purchase is necessary to win. A purchase will not increase your chanced of winning. 


Why is Lockerz my favorite new site? you can watch my show AND earn PTZ toward great products. The PTZ get discounts on not only Boy Meets Girl® items but on other amazing items like jeans, electronics and accessories. Watch the episodes without being a member of the site, but you must be a member if you want to rack in those PTZ and SHOP!! With their newest creation on the site, you can tag things from anywhere on the web and put into your own little Locker (imagine yourself inside your locker back in high school and making your own collage) and earn more PTZ. so easy!
Also you can now leave comments in each video with facebook connect. Check it out here 
http://lockerz.com/p/watch/3vu/behind-the-seams-with-stacy-igel-ep-5-scratch-dj-academy?cat_id=




Best of luck DJs!! Xo,
Stacy
me and DJay Jung :))