WOW 9 MONTHS!

September 23, 2014
Today marks 36 weeks, ladies and gents! WOW!! 9 MONTHS!!
(That deserves CAPS, does it not?)

I think these pictures, captured by talented fashion photographer Spencer Kohn during a Fashion Week event, truly captures how DJ Blue Steel is feeling. Thank you, Spencer, for capturing this special moment.




WOW9months on Make A Gif

what I wore: NYFW Pregnant Style

September 19, 2014
Check out what I wore last Wednesday attending a bunch of NYFW shows and meetings.
 You can see my post from Day 6 here
Thank you to Photographer Othello Banaci for capturing my Pregnant Style :) 



what I wore:
Sunglasses: RayBan
Jacket: Vintage Boy Meets Girl®
Necklaces: BMG x RL and In God We Trust
Rings: BMG x RL
Sneakers: NIKE
Bag: Fendi


All photos c/o Othello Banaci 
follow Othello here to see more of his Photography
twitter/instagram @Obshoots & facebook 



what I wore: Bow-Tie Nails

September 15, 2014

photo by Mike Coppola/gettyimages of me and Sammi Hanratty hands during NYFW



Thanks to Ari of theGLITTERY I got to collaborate with her on these special Bow-Tie Nails. 
I told Ari I was looking to do something with Bow-Ties and she sent me a picture on her nail of an idea she had and then from there I worked with her on the color scheme to match my jewels and my dress for this NYFW evening and voila the party nails were formed :) Below are all the steps that Ari did to achieve this look. Make sure to follow Ari for all her GLITTERY nail updates here @theGLITTERYblog.

DIPPED IN GOLD BOW-TIE NAIL ART TUTORIAL:

SUPPLIES:

TUTORIAL:

Step 1: after applying your base coat, paint 1 coat of Sally Hansen Miracle Gel, Game of Chromes. Wait a few minutes before moving to step 2. 

Step 2: paint a second coat of Game of Chromes, one finger at a time. It's important to do one finger at a time because the wet polish will act as the adhesive for your bow-tie- so it's best to work fast. While the paint is still wet, carefully place the hearts on your nail (the pointed bottom of the hearts should be facing each other). TIP: to easily pick up the hearts, dip a toothpick in a tiny bit of clear polish first.



Step 3: to really lock in your bow-tie, apply 2 coats of your Seche Vite Top Coat. It's suuuuper thick so will make those babies stick!

***If you want to do the party accent nail, skip step 3 on your ring fingers. Wait for your second coat of Game of Chromes to dry and then take a toothpick dipped in Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Blacky O. Dot in dots in rows of three on your nail. Wait about 10 minutes before sealing with your top coat. 


Thank you Ari for rocking my nails. I love this shot of Ari who always wears a headpiece with a light on it to get the perfect nail!   


9/11 let's all reflect and remember

September 11, 2014

On 9/11, I have found that the best way to cope with what happened 13 years ago today is to take part in the national Day of service.  Two charities are particularly important to me. They are YSC and Bully Bust. Here's a couple of links of various things I've done for those two organizations over the years.  http://www.stacyigel.com/search?q=ysc  & http://www.stacyigel.com/search?q=bullybust
Rather than put up a what I wore post or something like that that would seem just a bit too trivial on a day like this, I ask you to please visit one or both of these websites. Take some time to see what they're all about and if either of them piques your interest, please donate some of your time or money to these worthy causes. Or to another cause of your choosing. Let's do everything in our power to make this world a better place.  


Day 6: NYFW Recap Badgley Mischka & Cynthia Rowley

September 10, 2014
To start a day seeing this genius Bill Cunningham truly was amazing!
(photo shot on my Iphone)

Badgley Mischka Spring 2015 
Congrats on your 25th Anniversary! Love that Naomi walked out with Marc and James commemorating working with them since the beginning. Those are such beautiful moments!
ohh and love that I shot this and spot Bill again (sort of like where's Waldo ;))
(photo shot on my Iphone)

My favorite looks from the show
-long skirt and dresses with beautiful color palettes ranging from white to sky blue to ombre esq
-crop trend still looks to be going strong. I look forward to rocking this look after baby comes :)
-overall vibe of this collection was light and flowy and fresh. Bravo!
(photos via Style.com)

After the show Mike Coppola from Wire/Getty captured my look at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 lounge. You can see more photos here. This baby is getting a lot of action ;)

Was fun to have Sammi Hanratty join me at the show. 
Her outfit has a similar feel to the styles I loved above.

*note more on our outfits and street style photos to come soon*

past coverage on BM can be seen here and here


Cynthia Rowley Spring 2015 
Side note I covered Cynthia Rowley with Elsa Klensch in 1998. It was a show on a rooftop where Alan Cummings walked in the show before blogs & social media. I interviewed Cynthia back then and look forward to sitting down with her again in the future to talk about the past 16+ years. I also forgot that when Cynthia first opened her store in Chicago when I was in high school I was one of the first to go to the store and the news did a segment on me. Cynthia has always been an inspiration and this presentation was beautifully done. Bravo!

My favorite looks from the show
-I love the elegant look of these tie up shoes with the dresses. I need those shoes for next Spring!
-love the detailing of the dresses and tops
-I cannot wait to wear these pants. Love the stripe down the side always makes you look slender.
-Interesting I chose more of the darker pieces. I do love Black and Red. The rest of the collection had hints of pastel blue which I am also loving going forward. 
(photos via Style.com & right photo from my Iphone at the presentation)

It was fun to see Sammi again at this show and new friend Laura Gomez from Orange is the New Black. In the past week Laura and I have had a dinner, hosted an event and attended Cynthia's show together. As they say three's a charm :)  More photos captured by Wire/Getty photographer Michael Stewart can be seen here.


what I wore: Caravan Stylist Studio NYFW party & Bloglovin Awards

September 9, 2014
Sunday Night I had back to back NYFW parties. Being 33 weeks pregnant I wanted to make sure I felt comfortable so I decided to rock my gold air-max Nikes to go along with my look. I had a blast and yes this pregnant lady stayed out way past her bedtime but its Fashion Week and I was feeling alive and so happy running into all my friends, hosting a party with incredible people for a good cause and celebrating the WIN of the OliviaPalermo.com blog at the Bloglovin awards! 

Simple SkinCare presents Caravan Stylist Studio NYFW cocktail party was my first stop this past Sunday.  Claudine of Caravan Stylist Studio and Simple Skincare put on a beautiful evening to celebrate Made in USA designers with Save the Garment Center and I was honored to be one of the hosts.

I told Claudine rubbing my belly was like rubbing a Buddha's belly it brings good luck ;)

I always love running into this talented rockstar Lily Lane. The height difference being that I am wearing my kicks is quite hilarious...thanks Lily for bending lower for me lol!

Upclose and personal so you can check out my hair and makeup and jewels and all that jazz ;)


Next Stop...

Photos below c/o Bloglovin 

Bow Ties are my new thing especially around my Baby Bump :) Nail post to follow.



Right before Olivia's site won for best Celebrity Blog. I have been a guest writer for Olivia's site since April of 2012 so I was very excited to be part of her big WIN. Congrats Olivia!

what I wore:
Dress: (been my pregnant go to dress) from Hatch this time I belted with a vintage belt given to me by Dj Nielle Kat years ago.
Bags: Fendi & BMG totebag
Nails: post to follow this week with all the details :)
Hair and Makeup: c/o the incredible Betsy and Elisa at their NYFW #bebeautybar. I have worked with Betsy and Elisa for years and they have glammed me up for many events. They are so talented and I felt like a million dollars. Braids and Smokey eyes done and done. Make sure to follow them on twitter and instagram @betsyelisa_inc and facebook here. Thank you again ladies!
Back of the amazing hair done by Betsy... 


For more #behindtheseams shots of this past week make sure to follow my instagram @stacyigel :)



p.s. below some past fun posts from NYFW
http://www.stacyigel.com/2012/03/what-i-wore-to-nyfw.html
http://www.stacyigel.com/2012/09/what-i-wore-fno-nyfw.html 
 http://www.stacyigel.com/2014/02/behind-seams-fall-2014-badgley-mischka.html#disqus_thread http://www.stacyigel.com/2014/02/what-i-wore-nyfw-day-6-day-7.html  (here i found out i was pregnant!) 
http://www.stacyigel.com/2012/02/show-tell-thursday-nyfw-street-style.html http://www.stacyigel.com/2012/02/essentials-for-surviving-ny-fashion.html

Meet our September Muse of the Month BOY Edition!

September 8, 2014
Introducing our September‘14 Muse of the Month BOY Edition, Marc!

Welcome to our very first BOY edition! I am soooo excited to start this edition with photographer and good friend MARC MEZ! All my guys friends have been begging me for a BOY's line and I did promise my nephew years ago that I would make him some boy's clothes. I did make him a special shirt that he wore and rocked down this runway show.  And as you can see above Marc does fit in the everytime hoodie :) So I will keep you posted on the future of BOY by Boy Meets Girl® but for now let's turn to this first BOY Muse of the Month. I have been working with Marc since 2008. Marc has shot many of the Boy Meets Girl® campaigns. He is a true creative talent. He has brought my vision to life with his incredible photography and I am so grateful for our partnership over the years. He recently said he might move away from photography. I said NO WAY...NOT ALLOWED! I think he was just having a moment :) . Learn more about Marc below while also enjoying his photography from over the years.  



1. Name and Social Media Channels: Photographer, Marc Mez
Instagram- @marcmez
Facebook- Marc Mez




2. Favorite charity to support and why?

Adopt-a-block: Dream Center Los Angeles - Every Saturday morning at the dream Center A big group of people gather together then spread out over the city of Los Angeles along with food trucks and clothes that have been donated to the dream Center food bank throughout the week. Then off to spreading the love and caring for people in need and hope to about 10 different sites in the city.



3. Favorite Boy Meets Girl® item and why?
I like the hoodies because they are comfortable and about all there is for a guy :)




Thank you Marc for being my first BOY muse and for being an incredible visionary to work with!


Check out my feature today on OliviaPalermo.com: Boutique Spotlight: Colette Consignment

September 4, 2014

Excited to share with you my latest post on OliviaPalermo.com
Read the post further here and let me know how you like it!
Happy NYFW :)