Midnight Inspirations: Native Union Pop Phones

September 28, 2012
Happy Friday everyone! So I have tell you all about my new favorite accessory, Native Union Pop Phones! How fun are these? You can now play telephone with me!
Me on the step&repeat showing off my silver pop phone!

You can plug them into your cell phone and can talk on it like an old school telephone! So cool and much better for you too! We included these in our gift-bags at my Boy Meets Girl(R) 
New York Fashion Week show presented by Lockerz.com and they were a total hit! I actually discovered Pop Phones when I was in the Hamptons over the summer and found them in my favorite surf store in South Hampton and bought one in blue. So I was stoked when Pop Phones wanted to collaborate with me for my VIP NYFW bags :) 
Models Julija and Hao playing around with the blue and purple Pop Phones from their giftbags!

 Which color is your favorite? Native Union Pop Phones are available here! You know I am a hello kitty girl too so check these out as well here in their special collaboration section. I am hoping to do a collaboration with Pop Phones too in the future. Stay Tuned!




Do you use a Pop Phone?
xo,
Stacy

what I wore: FNO & NYFW

September 27, 2012
Fashion Week is always crazy for me from co-hosting FNO, to attending other friends Fashion Shows, to business Dinners and my own NYFW show! So of course wanted to take you into what I wore :)

FNO
Photo Credit: Steve Mack(Getty)
Dress: Vintage Boy Meets Girl®
Coat/Dress: Vintage Brocade similar style here
Necklace: Vintage Jade
Lapel pins (#sportscollars): Boy Meets Girl® available here
Rings: Vintage and Boy Meets Girl® available here and here
Shoes: Vintage Miu Miu similiar style here 
Hair & Makeup: me 


I had such an amazing time at my Boy Meets Girl® New York Fashion Week Show presented by Lockerz.com. One of my favorite pieces from the new collection is the Forever Young Crop Top! I love showing off my American pride(90% of the collection is made in the USA and 2 of the pieces were locally made in NYC) in this crop top which can easily be dressed up for an event (as seen below) or just hanging out with friends!

NYFW
 Photo Credit: Thomas Concorida Photography
Dress: Vintage BCBG
Crop top worn over dress "Forever Young": Boy Meets Girl® available here
Necklace: "Bob Collar" made in NYC collaboration piece with Jean&Merce available here
Lapel pins (#sportscollars) worn on "Bob Collar": Boy Meets Girl® available here
Rings: Vintage and Boy Meets Girl® available here and here
Bracelet: Boy Meets Girl® available here
Shoes: special event shoes from Dj Blue Steel -Christian Dior
Hair: Shabtai Hafif 
Makeup: Inglot sponsor of NYFW Bethany Townes
Nails: Inglot sponsor of NYFW Janet Deschamps


Have you watched the NYFW video yet? Watch it here! Hope you liked my outfits & nails! What did you wear?
xo,
Stacy

9/24: Behind the Seams: Explore Modeling & #Liveoutloud

September 24, 2012
When I selected model Cassandra Bankson from Exploremodeling.com I had no idea about her story. As I told editor from Today.Com  "Designer Stacy Igel said she immediately liked how Cassandra’s look and walk jibed with the show’s bohemian style and its theme, “Forever Young,” inspired by a Bob Dylan song. Cassandra's “long hair fit the style of what we’re doing," Igel said. "Natural, carefree, she definitely had the vibe of what I was casting for the show.” 
I have been working with Cristina De Hart (owner of ExploreModeling.com) for several seasons casting models virtually through her incredible and safe platform. Check out this press piece from  2010 when we discovered Nora who has now walked in my show 3 times! . 
The review process takes a lot of time and during this process I review 1000+ entries of photos and videos that get uploaded to the casting. I don't get the time to read everyone's bios..I am always on a mission to find that RIGHT look for the theme of my show. Luckily this year after working with Cristina for several years we really worked as a team and she helped me in filtering what she knew I was looking for and for the first time ever I cast 17 models all via EXPLORE MODELING!!! Cassandra was one of the models who came from out of town. So when I met Cassandra at the fitting and got to sit with her and Cristina to hear her story I was BLOWN AWAY by her confidence to overcome her insecurities and bullying. 

As you all know if you read my blog and follow me and my brand I am an Ambassador for the organization BullyBust.org so of course my head started spinning and I got so excited to work with Cassandra past NYFW on being an UPSTANDER. So right after NYFW we created a video contest asking everyone to tell us their Live Out Loud Moment! 

Check it out below!

 Watch the video we made below and check out all the rules below the video on Youtube!





How do you #LiveOutLoud?
xo,
Stacy

Behind the Seams: NYFW came and went all with a BANG!

September 21, 2012
I can't believe NYFW has come and gone! What an amazing show! Things are a little crazy right now around the office so in the mean time if you didn't get a chance to see the show check it out below! Also don't forget to check out the NEW COLLECTION which became available right as it came down the runway exclusively on Lockerz.com! I will be sharing my favorite "buy now wear now" pieces next week :) 

 Make sure to WATCH the entire show  here!





What was your favorite moment from the show?
xo,
Stacy

today a journal entry...

September 20, 2012
In the past year I have categorized my blog to be sectioned into a bunch of categories to give you a taste of my world Behind The Seams(TM).  When I first started this blog on December 16th, 2008 I wrote this post seen here. I told you all then "Working hard to build the next biggest brand. Testing the blogging world so you can all be part of what makes me tick. I am excited to take you into my journey. There are a lot of highs and lows. But, in our djness there is an amazing light at the end of the tunnel."
I cannot believe it has been 4 years since I wrote this to you all. In these past 4 years I have built my brand and still building and I have done things I don't think I ever imagined I could do. I have not stopped working. This business is definitively something you have to work hard at and when it is your own it is 24/7. I am thankful for my incredible team as there is no "I" in TEAM.
Gosh I have so much I want to say to you and I have definitely neglected my journal style as since 4 years ago there has been so many social platforms that I update and have to keep up with that sometimes just the basics sleep away. More to come this month on everything NYFW and much  more :)

Photo by: Fashion  Blogger  Christina Topacio of BLOG: www.profreshstyle.com of me and Wyclef at the end of my NYFW show on Sept.12, 2012
xo,
Stacy

Midnight Inspirations: Meet our September Muse of the Month!

September 18, 2012

Introducing our September ‘12 Muse of the Month, and birthday girl, Jarina!!


1. Name: Jarina De Marco

2. Favorite charity/cause to support and why? 
Save The Children because I feel that every child should be able to grow up feeling safe and nurtured and Save The Children's work promotes this vision that i have in the best possible way.
 
 3. Favorite Boy Meets Girl® Item:
 I love the "Every Which Way Skirt" because the cut is flattering to my Latin curves and when choosing and outfit, I like items that makes my booty go pop!

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

ps- if you missed her performance during our "Forever Young" NYFW show, watch it HERE!!! 

Behind the Seams: NYFW Vol. 5 OUR TIME IS NOW #FOREVERYOUNGNYFW!

September 12, 2012

It's finally here! New York Fashion Week! This is a big big big big show! The music, the clothes, the models, the social media, the live streaming, the teamwork...it's all finally coming together! I can't wait to show you what I have been working on over here with my incredible DJ teams and the incredible ARTISTS!
Can't make the show? Don't worry it will be live streamed exclusively here Lockerz.com/foreveryoungnyfw and you will be able to buy the looks as they walk down the runway! Its been my dream to bring you "buy now wear now"! I did this last September only for a few styles now I am bringing you the full collection as you see it exactly as it comes down the runway thanks to the incredible Lockerz team!
And don't forget to check out our LIVE photography TAKEOVER here in the Boy Meets Girl® Lockerz collections "#ForeverYoungNYFW Street Style by Sophie Elgort" by photographer Sophie Elgort!





See you on the runway! Enjoy the show!
xo,
Stacy

Behind the Seams: Vol. 4- Cris Cab and Jarina De Marco

September 11, 2012
Behind the Seams: NYFW Vol.4- Cris Cab and Jarina De Marco

Thanks to my good friend Dj Jazzy I had heard a sample of Cris Cab's music a year ago and was instantly drawn to his unique voice and sound....I saw him a few weeks ago at his concert in New York and he was incredible live. 
I am thrilled to be having him perform at my NYFW show!
Shot on my Iphone obsessed with this shot. Might need to blow it up for my office wall!
When Wyclef first told me about Jarina De Marco and played me her music I was blown away by her voice. She has such a unique style too. She's very "Boy Meets Girl®"!
Wait till you see her perform at NYFW. She's incredible!
Of course we made special NYFW WISHES in the Wish Wall behind us. Hmm I wonder what our wishes were?

If you have not heard of Cris or Jarina they are musicians to watch and I cannot wait for you to hear them live here on 9/12 Lockerz.com/ForeverYoungNYFW

xo,
Stacy




Midnight Inspirations: Joan Baez and Bob Dylan #2

September 7, 2012







Happy Friday! xo,
Stacy













Behind the Seams-Q&A with Claudine De Sola

September 6, 2012
Today I'm bringing you Behind the Seams with me & Claudine De Sola. Claudine and I met 10+ years ago (wow!). In the time that we have known each other we have formed not only a professional relationship, but a real amazing friendship and bond. We understand each other and know what it means to really work 24/7. Claudine recently got me a birthday present that says "make do" on it. This present could not have been more perfect. We make do and make things happen even when things get crazy. I am so grateful for our business and personal relationship. Life moves fast and sometimes we don't stop and say THANK YOU or DO YOU KNOW HOW AMAZING YOU ARE or THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS BEING THERE FOR ME and BELIEVING in ME. So today I bring you the extraordinary Claudine De Sola: a female entrepreneur, a Dj, a rockstar, a publicist, a stylist, and an amazing friend. Learn more about her below then scroll down further for details on tonight's Fashion's Night Out event I'm co-hosting with Claudine. See you tonight!! #NYMADE







Hope to see you at FNO :)
xo,
Stacy

Check out my feature today on OliviaPalermo.com: How to Rock "Green"

September 4, 2012
Excited to share with you my latest post on OliviaPalermo.com!
Read the post further here and let me know how you like it!
Xo, Stacy 
 

 

Midnight Inspirations: Joan Baez and Bob Dylan

September 3, 2012

Happy Labor day everyone! Here's a little sneak peek at my "boy" & "girl" muses for New York Fashion Week!



"As long as one keeps searching, the answers come" - Joan Baez


Keep calm and NYFW!
xo,
Stacy