Behind the Seams: Designing with our BlogLovin' Contest winner Pt. 2

February 28, 2013
As you might have seen from this post I ran a contest with Bloglovin, Boy Meets Girl and Lockerz for the chance to have one lucky winner be flown to NYC and design a piece with me for NYFW. Amanda of FearlessBeauty17 was our Lucky Winner! Amanda came with her adorable Mom to NYC and visited me the day before the show to fit her design with a model. It was so wonderful meeting Amanda in person. Check out some of the fun photos and the video Amanda made on her experience below. And of course the DESIGN that went down the runway! Congrats Amanda. 

Amanda and her Mom right off the plane visiting the Boy Meets Girl(R) offices

Amanda rocking her Boy Meets Girl(R) Alice Tee on the Step & Repeat at NYFW
Here's her top we designed together going down the runway!
Photo via Thomas Concordia
Photo via Kevin B. Winebold

Also some fun coverage of Amanda in her local newspaper :)
full article here

If you could have created something with me what would you have designed?

Behind the Seams: #InvasionNYFW

February 26, 2013
Cassandra Bankson wearing our #liveoutloud campaign jacket. Having a really live out loud moment on the red carpet!
Photo Credit: Kevin B. Winebold
Today I am still catching up and absorbing what has transpired this month. The Boy Meets Girl® Invasion Collections debuted at NYFW as you all know from my many posts and it was an incredible show. My team and I worked very hard prepping for this show so it was beautiful to see it all come together and feel the positive energy and love. Enjoy the video below to feel the BTS with me and the photos. Also I have included my inspiration mood board for the show too!


Me and Rosario having fun! Because why should a show not be fun right.
 Photo Credit: Thomas Concordia
Backstage interviews.
 Photo Credit: Tom Mendes
The madness back stage. I love this shot!
Photo Credit: Tom Mendes
Hmm I think I am mediating here as the interviews started to get crazy
 Photo Credit: Tom Mendes

An incredible performance by Leah Labelle and model Larecia walking to her song LOLITA.
Photo Credit: Thomas Concordia
Red Carpet Roxy and Me with our fabu Harman Kardon Headphones who was a sponsor on my show.
Photo Credit: Kevin B. Winebold

That Moment. The hard work all leads to this moment and it is truly a blessing when you get to this place.
Photo Credit: Thomas Concordia
Leah Labelle and Me at the end of the show. Another beautiful moment. Photo Credit: Kevin B. Winebold

 To see more Behind the Seams™ with Stacy Igel photos from my NYFW show check out the album here.

My tips: How to de-stress

February 22, 2013
Wow what a month it's been! As you all New York Fashion Week just passed. It was amazing! Check out all the photos here to see what happened at the Boy Meets Girl® show from bts to the runway to the red carpet and all the incredible press coverage! Also stay tuned because in the next few weeks I will be giving my FULL NYFW recap(from What I wore and much more)!

Today, I wanted to talk about "de-stressing". I'm constantly on the go and working a mile a minute and to say that my life is stressful at times is an understatement. So when times get particularly crazy I have a few go to things that I do to get through the stressful times. Check them out below!

1. Watching documentaries!
I love love love watching documentaries even when I'm not stressed (see here)! I find it so interesting to learn about other people's lives and how they came to be where they are today. Two of my favorites that I recently watched are Katy Perry and Justin Bieber's. I also watched the Beyonce documentary and liked it a lot but recommend seeing Katy's and Bieber's first :) I took my nice to Katy Perry's and I think I enjoyed it more then her lol!

2. Reading Biographies and Autobiographies!
Just like I mentioned above I find it fascinating to learn about other designers and/or artists and musicians and how they got to be where they are today. My latest Biography I read was on one of my favorite designers Coco Channel(see past post here) and Autobiography was Purpose by my friend Wyclef Jean.

3. Working out(Yoga/Pilates/Soul Cycle/Core Fusion/Physique57)!
I love working out and wish I put it more in my weekly schedule. When I work out I feel my best both inside and out. I am a fan of all types of forms of exercise. And all of the above mentioned help me unwind and distress and make me feel happy with my arms :)

4. Singing Karaoke!
This is when you can really release all that stress. You might not have the best voice but it doesn't matter when you sing Karaoke!

 What do you do to de-stress?

Behind the Seams: With OK MAGAZINE & LEAH LABELLE!

February 19, 2013
The night before my big #INVASIONNYFW show OK! MAGAZINE came Behind The Seams™ with me & Leah Labelle. Leah literally landed a few minutes before OK! came in and we had a blast putting her look together into the wee hours of the evening. Nothing like the night before a big show! Check out the action and photos BTS and full video coverage here with video of me and Leah on!

Check out the full footage of the Boy Meets Girl® INVASION Collections show and Leah Labelle's live performance below.  Excited to hear how you liked the show and what Leah ended up wearing!
Thank you OK! Magazine for coming Behind the Seams™ with me the night before my big show!

Midnight Inspirations: My favorite "Boy Meets Girl" couples!

February 14, 2013
Happy Valentine's day everyone! 
Wanted to share with you guys some of my favorite "Boy Meets Girl" couples! Enjoy!

Joan Baez & Bob Dylan

Kate Moss & Johnny Depp

John F. Kennedy Jr. & Carolyn Bessette
Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe

All photos via Google

Who's your favorite couple from the past?

Contest & Giveaways: my NYFW survival guide + win tickets to NYFW!!

February 7, 2013
I can't believe its NYFW again and my own NYFW show is a week away! Ahhh! Not only am I prepping for my own show but I am also attending and/or covering a bunch of shows and parties. Yes that means it is quite madness indeed. Over at my Boy Meets Girl® headquarters we have last minute preparations, long meetings, and late late nights! If it wasn't for a few of my favorite goodies I wouldn't be able to get through this week! So I thought how fun to share with you a chance to win what gets me through the week. I call this my NYFW Survival Guide.

1. Boy Meets Girl® Minky Bean Slippers! I don't have a lot of time to relax around NYFW so my slippers are perfect for long nights in the office doing seating charts and finalizing looks!

 2. Zico Coconut water! So yummy and extremely hydrating! A must to keep me moving all week. And you can win 24 bottles of your own too!

3. I am loving my special pair of GoJane shoes and you will see these rock my runway so because they are super comfy we wanted to extend you a $50 gift certificate to their site to get your own pair.

4. My Boy Meets Girl® note pad! Perfect for keeping all my important notes together! And it's super stylish too!

5. I  always like to have something on my lips to keep me looking a little alive(lol). One of my new favorite finds is the Kissaholic Aphrodisiac Lip Stains by Booty Parlor! It is perfect for taking me from the office to the NYFW red carpet! We're giving away 3 colors: LoveBite (berry), Frenchy (red), and Nibble (pink)!

6. A girl needs to keep up with her hair during this week. So I go either natural curly or keep it tame by blowing it dry and straightening it with my Infiniti Pro by Conair™ 1875 Watt Salon Performance AC Motor Hair Dryer and my Infiniti Pro by Conair™ 1-1/4" Tourmaline Ceramic flat iron.

That's a $500+ gift value!! So here's where it gets fun...not only do I want to share with you my NYFW survival guide, I want to offer one lucky winner 2 tickets to my NYFW show! It's next week, February 13th at 2pm, so to use the tickets you'll need to be in the New York area or willing to get yourself here! Enter with Rafflecopter below! Contest will close on Sunday, February 10th and winner will be announced Monday, February 11th!

 Good Luck!


Midnight Inspirations: Meet our February Muse of the Month

February 6, 2013
Introducing our February ‘13 Muse of the Month, Alanna Kali!

1. Name: Alanna Kali also known as alannakalixo on Youtube 

2. Favorite charity/cause to support and why?
 My favorite non-profit is She's the First. They raise money to sponsor girls in third world countries to go to school, so they can be the first in their families to graduate. I've made numerous videos supporting the cause and I've had a tie-dye cupcake sale at my high school. I'm very thankful for my education and I want to help other girls get the education they deserve. Check out their website here!

 3. Favorite Boy Meets Girl® Item: 
 I love the Boy Meets Girl® Everytime Hoodie, it's so comfortable and goes with everything! Check out some of Alanna's videos featuring Boy Meets Girl(R)! NYFW & Boy Meets Girl Haul! Boy Meets Girl Forever Young 2012 Fashion Show! (NYFW) 

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!

p.s. Check out all of Alanna's Collections on LOCKERZ!!
You can also stay in touch with Alanna via:
Twitter: @alannakalixo
Instagram: @alannakalixo

Behind the Seams: Designing with our BlogLovin' Contest winner Pt. 1

February 5, 2013
Hey Guys! So with February New York Fashion Week just around the corner(literally 7 days until the show but who is counting ahh),  I wanted to give you guys a little sneak peek of a special piece that is going down the runway! Back in December I announced the HUGE NYFW contest with Boy Meets Girl®, Blog Lovin' & Lockerz, where one lucky person was going to get the chance to come to NY and help me design a piece for my NYFW show! Our winner was Amanda of Youtube channel FearlessBeauty17!
Check out her entry below!

I was really excited to work with Amanda because I loved her video and her design work she had shared with me via her video. I was particularly excited about a few strong themes that worked perfectly with my inspiration for the show.  Amanda and I had an initial design call and have been working over email to put together an amazing piece for the show. We have been completely in sync. I'm so excited to show you guys!

Below is a sneak peak into what Amanda sent over to me after our first call...
Stay tuned for another post after NYFW revealing Amanda's piece off the runway and her special visit to my office as well as fitting the design on a model for the first time :)!

Contest & Giveaways: Big HUGE NYFW contest with Harman Kardon, Boy Meets Girl(R), Epic Records, Leah Labelle and Me!

February 4, 2013
Hey guys! So excited to be working with Harman Kardon, Epic Records, Boy Meets Girl(R) and our NYFW performer Leah LaBelle to bring you this amazing Sweepstakes!
What you will win:
1. VIP tickets to our “Invasion NYFW” show on Wednesday, February 13th and watch Epic Recording artist Leah LaBelle perform her new single “Lolita”

2. Model with me and Leah in an exclusive backstage photo shoot after wearing items from the Boy Meets Girl® “Invasion Collections” and a pair of Harman Kardon headphones that you will also see on the runway!

3. A select photo from the photo shoot will be featured on a BILLBOARD in Times Square NYC (YES I JUST SAID A BILLBOARD!!!!)
Entering is easy! Just go to this special Facebook app page that was created for the contest and follow the steps! Don’t forget to share your entry through Facebook and Twitter!

 Have you entered yet?!? Good luck!