Behind the Seams: Q&A with Stylist Ali Lang

April 30, 2012
How cute is Ali Lang ;)

Love this picture of me and Ali

Happy Monday! Today, I am taking you Behind the Seams(TM) with my 
good friend and the talented Stylist Ali Lang. As you can see from the pictures above Ali has incredible style (the vintage flair you know I love!) and we heart each other ... always hugs and smiles even when we are working on projects together. Ali and I met when she was the head of the the MTV wardrobe department and our mutual good friend Dana thought we would be great for each other and she was right :) When we met we just clicked. I am actually off to Ali's Bridal Tea Shower as I am writing this blog post. If you didn't get a chance to see Episode 8 of my show Behind the Seams(TM) check out this episode here where Ali and I style together Booming pop sensation Sabi at Caravan Stylist Studio with Photographer Sophie Elgort for my Boy Meets Girl(R) campaign shoot. From here you can understand our dynamic and why it is so great to work with someone who you just jive with.
So now make sure to read more about Ali in her Q&A below:

1)how would you style your favorite Boy Meets Girl(R) item: 
I just love the classic logo hoody. You can dress it up or down. When Stacy and I did a shoot for her fall campaign we showed everyone how to rock the hoody in so many different ways. It is a staple in my closet and should be In everyone's. 
 
2)what causes and/or organizations do you support?
I am a big fan of " Do Something" I have been involved since I was in high school.

3)what is your favorite part of your job? 
Waking up and loving what I do. I adore making people feel good and confident. I was a phyc major in college. My friends and co- workers call me a fashionable therapist. 

4)what have you learned about the work force that you didn’t know in college? 
I didn't know that a job could be fun. I always thought a job was  suppose to be 9am-5pm. I always wanted to reach for the stars..I did and now I dress them. In college I thought TV was TV, never did I think I would be on it at times and work in entertainment. 

5)what is the hardest part of your job? Highlight one or all that apply!  
As much as I love my job it often takes a toll on your social life. Thank god I have an amazing and understanding fiancee. I find myself always trying to find a perfect balance between all. Oh, also I keep going and going! When I sit down for five seconds in the middle of a shooting week I want to nap and eat chocolate.
a. lack of sleep
b. long hours/crammed schedule
c.  find a good balance between personal life and work

6) Favorite all time movie quote? 
"I am one stomach virus away from my goal weight" (Devil that wears Prada) I die from it and use it all the time. 

7) Favorite thing to do in NYC/or city live in? 
Walk,walk and walk. Things are always opening and closing. Everyday is a new adventure. I just adore NYC.

8) If you could live out of the country where would you settle down? 
 I want to stay in NYC! but if I ever had to move I would say London. good shopping,people and food. 

9) What’s your favorite..

    -website? Alisonlangstyle.com oh and Abc.com/therevolution
    -book? Philistines of the Hedgerow by Steven Gaines ( I love books about real estate, I think I was a broker in my past life) also adore the show " Selling New York".
    -gadget? iPad
    -guilty pleasure? Shoes and bags
    -midnight snack? Mint chocolate chip stonyfield frozen yogurt

10) What’s been your biggest splurge this season? 
Camel patent leather Christian Louboutins 

11) What’s your biggest purchase steal? 
 I love discounts. For some reason lately I find everything I like is full price. But I did just purchase a fabulous Cynthia Rowley dress at Anthropology that was originally $450 for yessss $50.

12) Social Media: Do you have.. 
I am the worst and NEED to start tweeting.( Alisonlangstyle.com )
  

Thank you Ali for being part of today's Behind the Seams(TM) with me post.
I even learned something about you today that I don't think we both realized our favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip! 
xo,
Stacy


p.s. I will teach you twitter one of these days too.

Midnight Inspirations: Jewelry Obsessions

April 27, 2012
I love all kinds of jewelry from simple and understated to chunky and statement, I love it all.
Here's what I'm currently in love with.

Zandra Rhodes Cuff

Lisa Freede Jewelry "I Dare You" Bracelet Gold



What jewelry trends are you totally obsessing over right now?
xo,
Stacy

Midnight Inspirations: Printed Bottoms

April 25, 2012
Printed Bottoms are everywhere! I have to say I do love pops of pattern! Great for spring and into summer! You can find them in florals, stripes, polka-dots, graphic prints, and even leopard!



From my Spring-Summer 2012 prints "Collections" on Lockerz.com





From the Boy Meets Girl ® Tumblr


Rock and Republic women's astonish skinny denim available at Lockerz.com


From my Mood Board "Collections" on Lockerz.com



What do you guys think of the printed bottoms? Would you rock them?

xo,
Stacy

Entrepreneurship: The do's and don'ts of fashion interviews

April 23, 2012
Whether you're interviewing for a fashion job or internship, there is a certain etiquette that i think everyone should follow. See some of the DO's and DON'T's of fashion interviewing which I have learned and observed along the way!

Me here with my Dj team at NYFW who went thru grueling interviews with me lol! 
Do- Research the person and the company you're interviewing for and also the job description of the position you applied for! Have all materials ready- notepad, pen & hard copy of your resume!
Don't- have unnecessary materials out such as your phone. 


Do- Dress with confidence! Wear something professional but add your own personal flare. 
Don't- Embellish your resume when talking about past experiences... Just be YOU.
Do- Ask questions! Make eye contact! Show that your interested and want to know more about the company.- including mission statements, charitable causes and other general info! Have one or two questions prepared for the end of the interview.
Don't- Ask personal questions about the interviewer. Only ask questions that are relevant to the available position and the company.


Let me know if you have any other questions!! Always happy to help :))

xo,
Stacy

Check out my feature today on OliviaPalermo.com: How to Rock "The HOLE Shebang!"

April 20, 2012

Excited to announce that today is my first post on OliviaPalermo.com!
Read the post further here and let me know how you like it!
Xo, Stacy 




Midnight Inspirations: Coco Chanel Book

-->I am in the midst of reading Coco Chanel written by Justine Picardie. I’ve written about her in past blog posts as an Inspiration to me. I love learning how a designer like Coco Chanel started her business and where the NAME and LOGO comes from. Whenever someone is interviewing me about Boy Meets Girl(R) these two questions are usually asked first. It’s funny I didn’t already know this about CC!
Coco's name was Gabrielle. She got her nickname Coco from a popular song she used to sing!  The famous LOGO was inspired from the mosaic windows she would look at in the boarding house she grew up in for catholic girls. Isn't amazing how the creation of brand can form from what you see on the streets, walls even on the subway. I LOVE IT!





Also check out my Coco Chanel Collection I am building here on Lockerz.com

Is anyone else reading this book?

xo,
Stacy

what I wore: This Month!

April 19, 2012


Spring is finally here!! With the warmer weather comes fun dresses, light layers and maxi skirts! Here are a few photos of my favorite outfits I wore this month.


Dress: Vintage 
White Top: Boy Meets Girl® Sanctuary Top

 Stripe Jacket: Sway Chic
Floral Sheer Top: Sway Chic
Broach: Boy Meets Girl®

Dress: Theory dress 
Shoes: Barney's 
Necklace: mjm 
Jacket: Comptoir Des Cotonniers
Skirt: Zara
Button-down: Vintage plaid from London
Necklace: Stella & Dot


What have you been wearing for the warmer weather?
xo,
Stacy