Did you say 70? Happy Birthday Dodi!

June 30, 2014

You did it! You look AMAZING and your spirit is something we should all follow...POSITIVE!
Happy 70th Birthday Dodi! I cannot believe you are 70 today. Be Healthy & Happy!
I love you.

Journal Entries from the Past Vol.1

June 26, 2014
I started blogging on December 12, 2008as my personal journal to share with you all my crazy life and the Behind the Seams™ of building my brand Boy Meets Girl® (first using my blackberry, then my droid, now my iPhone4s/5 and as of February 2014 dabbling with my new gorgeous Canon EOS Rebel T3i). Over the past 6 years it has evolved into more than just my journal entries. It now incorporates all facets of my life! From what I wore at events, Q and A’s with my friends (from fashionistas, actors, writers and musicians), Entrepreneurship 101, My Tips (from Nails to DIY to fittings and more), my Midnight Inspirations (the things that inspire me all the time aka, Kate Moss Johnny Depp and products I adore), My Features on Olivia Palermo, and the list goes on and on...  
I recently asked my tweet friends if they wanted to see more of my journal entries from the past and I got an influx of tweets saying YES please! So I decided it was time to bring you some past journal entries here to help you see my highs and lows on this journey and give you insight to my world. 


033108 journal
"It clicked
I am a designer, a creator, a visionary, a people person. 
I realized people in NYC can be jaded from the world of society levels. Magazines portray what might be considered the best "butt" what has to be noted is remember who you are and what you set out to be and do. 

Never compare. Just be you!" Believe

040708 Journal
"Spring 09 presentation. Nerves, we did what was humanly possible. Believe in yourself and the 

hard work will pay off."

042309 Journal
"Wow! Cooper event was amazing surreal, beautiful and what we call a real success. I am on full speed. Tonight is ILP

I have given my all as best as I could for tonight with some politics involved but all for the 
greater cause to find a cure for breast cancer in young women like my dear friend kristen. 
I know tonight will be a success. Positive energy equals positive successful night. 
As my gorgeous husband is and says is be yourself. 
For being yourself is much better then not. Stay true to who you are. 
Do not become something that is not you. 
I love my husband with all my heart. He is my soulmate ."

050609 Journal 
"As if the gods are testing me Do you know why?"

091009 Journal
"Wow! Is this real! Have I made it really to my Fashion Week dream! I think so! Wow! A dream a reality and hard work. They should pay off right?! 
The ride is really crazy. Cannot lie extremely hard and challenging but the light at the end of the 
tunnel is amazing. Born with the drive to be a designer and be the best at what I do has lead me to 2009 and my first runway show, my event at bloomies launching my girls line, 
fashion night out ahhh. I will breathe. I will have composure. I will be ME.  
XoxoNana rose I hope you can see or feel this. I believe you can. Go confidently in the direction you lead. I miss your voice. I miss your love but I feel it all over me and for that I am grateful."

I am glad you stopped by because now you can join me Behind the Seams™.
And remember to always BELIEVE. Think. Say. Do.

My Tips: Organizing your brain

June 24, 2014

Recently there have been so many things I need to organize that even my apps like Evernote, my iPhone memo pad, my notebooks and my Google docs are miles long with everything from work to baby to life! How I keep up check out below.

My Tips: Organization 101
1. Creating color in your space. I think color is important. It helps brighten your day and your office. I like to store all my magazines in these organizers.

2. Keeping your bathroom pretty at home. These bins are perfect to put your hand towels and make your bathroom look neat.

3. I decided I needed to invest in a box that says CRAP on it. This is going to be used in my office to help store all my "crap" that I still think is necessary to have but doesn't need to be laying around for everyone to see. Plus the name alone gives a sense of humor to your office space.

4. I am all about the traveling makeup case. I travel a lot and keeping your makeup organized in a cool case is a must.

5. Candles. Enough Said. After a hectic day or week. Light some candles in your room or the bathroom while taking a bath and just chill out and BREATHE.

6. We live in a digital world so having real photo albums to store our pictures in is still so meaningful and to me very important. I have been storing all my sonogram baby pictures in a new album and it is so nice to see something off the phone or computer screen in a book like the good old days.

7. Who doesn't need a plastic organizer to put all your nail polishes?

8. the perfect cushion for a NYC apartment. This is a great piece to rest our legs on.

9.. a rolling organizer case. Perfect for a creative like me who has ribbons and sketches and journals and ....... it can go with me anywhere in my home or even at the office.

How do you Organize your life?

what I wore: Maternity SwimSuits

June 20, 2014

What I wore:
(*note-sarong was a gift from dear friend Sophie Elgort for my Birthday from Africa)

Other Maternity SwimSuits I am coveting:

Thanks for the love 

For all my ladies. What swimsuits are you rocking this summer? I want to know. Do you like the tankini trend like me?  You don't have to be pregnant to rock this style (wink wink).

What is Old is New Again Vol. 2

June 17, 2014
Style and trends do get recycled as seen in this post I wrote in 2010 about the long skirt trend which once again is back again! Kicks and Birks are back too (woot woot)! I feel so lucky that this is my summer of being pregnant and I get to rock maxis, kicks and birks all summer long. Such a great time for a trend to be recycled :) 

 Photo via tumblr

Orange is the New Black

June 13, 2014
The long anticipated second season of Orange is the New Black finally launched on Netflix on June 6th! This is one of my favorite shows, I was so excited to cuddle with DJ Blue Steel that weekend and watch all the episodes. I am not sure why a show about being in prison got me excited to create a collage for you with Orange inspired product but it did! Maybe it's what I envision some of the girls wearing when they get out of jail.

Let me know if you are a fan of Orange is the New Black?
Also check out my Orange is the New Black Halloween costume post here.

Father's Day & Special Giveaway!

June 6, 2014
What to give the Father that....

1)You want to Thank for being the Best!
I recently fell in love with this new easy to import from your Iphone or Android photo book called Mosaic (thanks to my friend Lara of Pretty Connected). I already ordered one of these for my Mom and super excited to order another few for my Father and Father-in-Law. I spent time showing my Father how is easy this mobile app was since we both have been searching for a way to create a photo album from our phones and voila thanks to Mosaic our dreams came true. I am excited to give one lucky winner a free Mosaic book that you will be able to create from your own photos. It takes less than 5 minutes and will arrive to you in less than 4 days! Retail Value $25.

2)Is a NEW Father
I think Shades are the perfect gift for a new Father. He has earned the right to rock cool shades don't you think? Congrats new Fathers! I am giving away these Hobie Polarized sunglasses. Retail combined value $170.  

3)Is going to be a new Father in a few months (ie; my very own Dj Blue Steel :))
Everyone has told me that new Mom's and Father's are going to need a lot of COFFEE. So I made a fun video with my good friend Celebrity Makeup Artist James Vincent below to show you what I am giving to one lucky new Father out there! Enjoy! The Brim SW20 machine is available exclusively at Walmart locations nationwide and retails for $45.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Please note all opinions are my own*
I will announce winner on this post on 6/12/14.

For other ideas and past Father's Day posts check the below out :)

Midnight Inspirations: Meet our June Muse of the Month!

June 2, 2014
Introducing our June ‘14 Muse of the Month, Annie!

I don't always get the chance to meet our Muses that we select for this monthly post but I was fortunate to meet Annie who came to visit me and my team at the BMG headquarters last year. You can check out her post on her visit here. Annie has also covered Boy Meets Girl® and myself on her blog over the years which you can check in these past posts here and here. We are very impressed with Annie and what she has accomplished already! Check out more about Annie below and why she made our Muse IT list.

1. Name and Social media channels: Annie Robinson, Fashion & Beauty Blogger & YouTuber
Social Media Channels:

2. Favorite charity to support and why? 
Supporting charities is so important to me and one of my favourite charities is ONEXONE. ONEXONE is a non-profit initiative based in Canada and the United States designed to better the lives of children locally and globally through the following sectors: water, hunger, healthcare, education and play. I have recently been invited to become a ONEXONE Ambassador which is a true honour. I am looking forward to being a part of The Million Meals Movement which is taking place this April and is looking to pack 1 million meals across North America to help end hunger. 

3. Favorite Boy Meets Girl® item and why? 
Everything from Boy Meets Girl® is absolutely amazing and it is so hard to pick a favourite piece, however I do find myself rocking my Old School Coco Hoodie again and again. This hoodie is cozy and casual not to mention a favourite of celebs such as Cher Lloyd!

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!