Another Holiday Gift Guide...

December 10, 2017
While thinking about the title for this awesome Holiday Gift Guide I did feel you are probably reading a lot of them right now so here is another one to add to your running list. But, this one is filled with a lot of love and I do think you will want to grab these items right away for all the holidays coming up. Wishing you all a Happy Holiday season. I am praying for a lot of peace and love. We sure do need it right now. Also remember to keep smiling as it makes people wonder what you have been up too and everyone needs a little happiness around them. 

Shine John Lennon in your room (office, home, anywhere).

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
And no religion, too
Nothing to kill or die for
Living life in peace... You...
Imagine all the people

Never been more relevant than today!

Pocket-sized animal Totems to help keep you calm anytime, anywhere!
Totem Tamers was created when a mother witnessed her son begin to have anxiety attacks and reconnected with a friend who struggled with panic attacks. Through both their experiences, Daniel Mather and Julie Stampler joined forces to create a product to help anyone who struggles with anxiety. There are four pocket-sized totems: Owl, Bear, Shark and Bulldog. Each Totem Tamer is accompanied with a book that are beautifully illustrated and helps guide you through your anxiety.  

3.  Spero-Hope, LLC
Jamie, the creator of Spero-Hope is a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed at age 33. She developed her own line of personal hygiene products that are aluminum, paraben and chemical free. These deodorants and body butters smell great and do not pollute your body. Through her products she is raising awareness for breast cancer and a healthy, chemical-free lifestyle.

I featured Jolly Oak in 2013 here on the blog which is founded my Mandy Fayne and Kim Strauss. I am excited they are back with new packaging and my favorite new flavor "nutz 4 s'mores" in perfect packet sizes for this mompreneur on the go! Check out all the flavors and the healthy ingredients here and scoop these up for everyone in your life. 

This month I partnered with good friend and amazing mompreneur Pamela Pekerman (I featured Pamela on the blog in 2015 here). 15% of the proceeds from this full circle Boy Meets Girl tee go to the Vasculitis Foundation, an "international  organization for patients with vasculitis, their families, friends and the health care professionals who care for them." Pamela lost her father, Ilya Peckerman, to this type of vasculitis disease on December 18th, 2009. It has been her mission to raise awareness since his passing.

My recent coverage on the blog here announced the BOY MEETS GIRL BLACK LABEL collaboration with Veronica Webb and Sophie Elgort. I am so excited to twin with my Dylan Reid now with these limited edition TODDLER TEES! Thank you to these amazing press outlets for the recent coverage on this collab: ELLE, WWD, Daily Front ROW.

If you are a Kristen Wig fan and you remember her skit on SNL you will chuckle with me seeing Dylan Reid enjoying this headband as much as mommy.

 Have a Happy, Healthy and Safe Holiday season!

*Please note all opinions are my own*

previous Holiday Gift Guides can be seen here

Also check out this cool new app called Hintd where you can curate lists and share with your family and friends.

Did 90's Fashion Ever Go Away?

November 20, 2017
I graduated from college in 1999 (you can now figure out my age. aahh :) ).
                                                                     91-95 (high school)
95-99 (college)

When I look back at the fashion of the 90's and what I wore I realize that what I wore then has really never gone away and my wardrobe has always included...
Slip Dresses
Oversized tees
Concert Tees ( i.e.; Nirvana & Pearl jam) 
Statement Tees
Crop Sweaters 
Metallic and Mesh

Photos above by Arthur Elgort

I am thrilled to announce my recent collaboration with 90's "Supermodel" Veronica Webb, photographed by Sophie Elgort. The Supermodel era of the 1990s was really a modern Golden Age of Fashion.  Personally, I was working for Elsa Klensch in the summer of 1998 and covered the runways with her, so I was able to watch the Supermodels own the runway up close and personally. Veronica Webb was the first black Supermodel with a major cosmetic deal.  Sophie Elgort was a young kid playing in her father Arthur Elgort’s studio during that time period. During the shoot shot at Arthur’s studio, we actually looked up old images of Veronica shot by Arthur. It was very nostalgic and cool.

This nostalgic BOY MEETS GIRL BLACK LABEL limited edition collection, has been exclusively released on today. Thank you to ELLE for this exclusive feature!

story x @stacyigel
model @veronicawebb
photos of Veronica Webb in BOY MEETS GIRL BLACK LABEL x @sophieelgort
creative director/stylist @stacyigel
hair x @andreawilson
makeup x @marc_cornwall sweats x @veronciawebb x boymeetsgirlusa
BOY MEETS GIRL shoot coordinators x Jonna &Kendall
Studio x Arthur Elgort Studio

Statement Tees

October 27, 2017
Recently I was interviewed for a piece in Allure magazine titled, "Can Wearing a Political T-shirt Create Social Change?" This has been a debate with a lot of people and I think it is important to think about this question. So do let me know in the comments below or on any of the social platforms  (twitter, facebook, instagram) you engage with me on what you feel. 

In the interview I said the following, 
“Contributing to causes that can help make a stand or help one in need gives me a sense of hope that others will follow and continue to show their support,” she says. Every month, Igel releases a limited-edition collection with 10-15 percent of the sales dedicated to organizations that “impact communities in need in a positive way.” Her most recent cropped sweatshirts, which read, “Women Crush Everyday,” support Planned Parenthood, while her oversized “F*ck Racism” tees give back to the ACLU.

“The fashion industry is an extremely fast-paced environment where it’s a constant race to catch up,” says Igel. “Dedicating myself to other passions of mine allows me to take a step back and see the big picture. It allows me to slow down for a second to breathe and think, how can I make a difference today?” - Stacy Igel for Allure Magazine

So clearly, I do believe STATEMENT TEES are important in our world today. I believe they have always served a greater purpose and if we can join a larger group of people together who feel the same way it creates a positive movement and also gives back to help the world. So I hope you join me in doing the same.

Photo credit: Getty Images

What I Wore:

Boy Meets Girl® has donated to causes since inception, with bullying at the forefront. A percentage of the proceeds of this top will be donated to the National School Climate Center's BullyBust. With all that is going on in the world - take the time to take a stand, and make people listen. We must all come together to make a difference. Be involved, be BOLD.

Tulle Skirt  (c/o of Stylist Ida)
Giuseppe Zanotti Design shoes c/o Boutique Kaarina K in Finland
Hair & Makeup Valerie at Caravan Stylist Studio

Photo credit: HRW photographer Melanie Einzig

In partnership with Human Rights WatchBoy Meets Girl® is introducing a t-shirt that brings awareness to "defending the rights of people worldwide." We are working together to make the statement that IMMIGRANTS ARE US. We are all equal, and we must stand up for one another, regardless of where we come from. Join the movement. 15% of the proceeds from this top will go to the Human Rights Watch. Order this tee by 10/23 to receive by 11/3 to wear on 11/8 to stand in solidarity with immigrants around the country. Take a stand! #BMGxHRW #ImmigrantsAreUs  

Illustration on the back of the t-shirt was created by the talented Molly Crabapple.

more event coverage of events that day can be seen here: