Behind the Seams: Q&A with Lilliana Vazquez

August 31, 2012
You know that feeling when you meet someone for the first time and you say to yourself that girl is cool I want to be friends with that girl!? That was the feeling when I met Lilliana this summer when we did a segment together for New York Live TV with Justine Santaniello. We had such a blast on the shoot and bonded especially when I had to be her seamstress and loan her my vintage gold jacket for the piece. Oh and we did go to dinner a week later.... So I bring you the amazing Lilliana Vazquez. Get to know her :) You will fall in love too. 


You can keep up with Lilliana here:
    -facebook page
           Cheap Chicas
    -twitter page
          @cheapchicas
    -blog:
           www.cheapchicas.com
xo,
Stacy

what I wore: DIY Dip Dye style

August 30, 2012

I had incredible time with my whole family DIY'ing these Dip Dye styles with vintage pieces - Steven Alan menswear button down shirt and my old Alice & Olivia Dress (see below). I will have a full post later in the month (after NYFW) with all the HOW TO's for you to get this look. so STAY TUNED! So much going on over here, it's hard to keep up with myself lol! For now hope you like what I wore! :)










xo,
Stacy

Behind the Seams: NYFW Vol. 3- ExploreModeling.com contest WINNERS/MODELS!

August 28, 2012
Behind the Seams: NYFW Vol. 3- ExploreModeling.com contest WINNERS/MODELS!


I'm so excited to present to you the 16 models I've cast through ExploreModeling.com for my September New York Fashion Week show! I've been working with Cristina DeHart, the owner of Explore Modeling for 4 years since my first ever runway show in Los Angeles. Boy does time fly! Look how far we've come! This was our greatest casting yet! We had 700+ entrants and over 100+ videos posted! This was my hardest casting yet. The models this year who submitted to us online were truly AMAZING. Thank you all for your notes to me in your casting profiles, I tried to read every single one! 

I had to share one of my favorite video entrants with you guys. Olayinka Noel's video blew me, my team & Christina away and I just had to cast her! Love the music and video editing she did! Well done and so much fun! Check it out!



Keep believing in your dreams. 
xo,
Stacy

MIDNIGHT INSPIRATIONS: Eco-chic

August 27, 2012
Being green is very important to me. Working in fashion, I love being able to create and use items that aren't harmful to the environment, but on-trend at the same time. For example, the Alice Tee's used in past collections were 100% organic both in dye and the screen technique! 
Black and White Alice tee from the Fall '08 Collection
 Here are some ways you can be eco-friendly everyday!!
1. Create an eco-friendly office:
http://nymag.com/homedesign/features/70012/
 

2. Instead of using disposable bags, I use my Boy Meets Girl® eco-friendly tote bag to go to the grocery store instead of the plastic bags. I bring mine with me EVERYWHERE!!
with Micah Jesse, Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum at the micahjesse.com 5 Year Anniversary Party

3. Recycle old product to create new ones! It can be a fun DIY project too!. As you can see from past blog posts, i re-use lots of old/leftover fabrics and accessories to create new things.. like a fantastic scarf, a great head piece and even Halloween costumes! 
I always enjoy hearing new ways to be eco-friendly at home or in the office, so let me know what you do to be green!!
Xo,
Stacy

Midnight Inspirations: Summer Birthday Gifts

August 24, 2012
I love the summer for two reasons. the first, of course is the warm weather! The second, so many of my girlfriends have birthdays to celebrate! So in salute of summer birthdays check out
my summer must haves :)

1. For the girl who can't get enough sparkle- my new Boy Meets Girl® X Jimmy Crystal Accessories is now available on Lockerz! See the whole collection which includes rings, bracelets, necklaces, hair barrettes and pins!! 



2. For the girl who loves the beach- This Mar Y Sol Elliote Woven Raffia Fedora and Laugoa Gypsy Bag in Purple are must-haves for all your favorite beach babes. A chic way to protect their hair and scalp, and a tote bag to keep all their personal items safe from the sand :)) Both items available on Lockerz in a variety of colors! 


3. For the active girl who loves working out- Core Fusion has lots of great classes at Exhale spa in NYC! An amazing workout and keeps you from feeling guilty all summer about those yummy birthday cakes :))


4. For the girl who gets cold inside (from all the AC's blasting) and cold outside (walking the beach at night)- she needs the Boy Meets GirlⓇ  Coco Hoodie to keep you warm no matter where you get chilly! 
of course when you buy them on Lockerz you can use your PTZ to get it 50% off! 

What gifts are on your summer birthday list!?
Xo,
Stacy 

Behind the Seams: NYFW Vol. 2, The Music & Wyclef

August 20, 2012
Behind the Seams: NYFW Vol.2, The Music & Wyclef 

I have been working with Wyclef Behind the Seams™ on the music for my show. Clef is producing & performing the music for my  Boy Meets Girl® x Lockerz #foreveryoung NYFW Runway Show. I have been sharing with him my inspirations for the collection and together we are selecting the music that will make for an amazing show. Wyclef is a Grammy award winning musical genius. You will not want to miss this show! 
I am excited as we will be live streaming the show so you all can be part of the night too!






xo,
Stacy

Midnight Inspirations: Johnny Depp

August 17, 2012
Happy Friday! My five favorite Johnny quotes that continue to inspire me... 

Johnny with ex-girlfriend Kate Moss.. my favorite "Boy Meets Girl" couple.  love their style! 
"I am doing things that are true to me. The only thing I have a problem with is being labeled." -Johnny Depp 

"If there's any message to my work, it is ultimately that it's OK to be different, that it's good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgment on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different color." -Johnny Depp

"Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all." -Johnny Depp 

"There are four questions of value in life... What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love." -Johnny Depp 

"People say I make strange choices, but they're not strange for me. My sickness is that I'm fascinated by human behavior, by what's underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people." -Johnny Depp 

Which is your favorite Johnny quote? share it with me here!!

xo,
Stacy 


Behind the Seams: NYFW Vol.1, Elle Magazine

August 13, 2012
Behind the Seams: NYFW Vol.1, Elle Magazine


Happy Monday everyone! We are exactly one month away from my biggest New York Fashion Week show yet! The show was just announced in The September issue of Elle Magazine with Katy Perry on the cover! I'm so excited about this issue! I'm such a huge fan of Katy's style, music and work ethic! I recently saw her move, " A Part of Me" with my niece and I think I was a little more excited than she was (no joke) so you could imagine how excited I was to see her grace this cover!!

Also check out these past blog posts I did this time last year where I talk about how obsessed I am with her style and her music! And stay tuned over the next few weeks for my NYFW Behind the Seams™ inspirations and happenings! 





What musical artist style inspires you?
Xo,
Stacy

Behind the Seams: Q&A with Lenay Dunn

August 10, 2012
Happy Friday! I cannot believe it's August. Where does the time go??? I am excited to bring you Behind the Seams™ today with me & Lenay Dunn! I met Lenay ages ago! She is the host of the amazing MTV show called 10 on Top and you can check her out every Saturday at 11:30am EST on MTV.  Lenay was also a model in my NYFW show last year which you can see here. What I love about Lenay is she is full of life and is a hard worker. Lenay most recently on top of her duties of hosting has become the face of the American Rags line for Macy's. You can check out my recent celebration with Lenay at the launch party for this collaboration here

Check out Lenay's Q&A below to learn more about Lenay and her favorite part of her job!







You can keep up with Lenay here:
-twitter page- @LenayDunn
-website - www.LenayDunn.com
-instagram- @LenayDunn

XO,
Stacy

Midnight Inspirations: Meet our August Muse of the Month!

August 7, 2012


Introducing our August ‘12 Muse of the Month, Megan!


1. Name: Megan Parken

2.  Favorite charity/cause to support and why? 
My favorite charity is on behalf of my good friend Ben Breedlove who passed away on Christmas eve last year from complications of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. His charity is Africa New Life Ministries. You can get more information on their website here.

3. Favorite Boy Meets Girl® Item:
The Zoe Tee is my favorite because of the cropped, casual style and the cute logo! Check it out on Lockerz.com and get it for up to 50% off!! 

Who is your muse or the person who inspires you most? Could be anyone!

If you would like to be considered for Boy Meets Girl®'s Muse of the Month see the rules here!  

Xo,
Stacy


p.s. Check out all of Megan's Collections on LOCKERZ!! 

Behind the Seams: "Today's Look"

August 3, 2012
Happy Friday everyone! I'm so excited to share with you all my feature on Andrew Mukamal's blog "Today's Look" for not just one but TWO amazing episodes. It was so fun having Andrew come to the showroom to talk all things fashion and Boy Meets Girl®! Check out the videos here!

"Today's Look" Episode #280: Special Guest-Stacy Igel of Boy Meets Girl® - Pt. 1



"Today's Look" Episode 281: Special Guest-Stacy Igel of Boy Meets Girl® - Pt.2



Which episode was your favorite?
xo,
Stacy