Kick into Labor Day!

August 29, 2014
Over the past two years these Balenciaga kicks that I tore out of the April 2012 Vogue issue have been staring at me on my office moodboard. I have always been a fan of fashionable trainers and the recent resurgence of "Athleisure" has made me one happy camper this summer (especially because comfort, fashion, and pregnancy are key to being happy :)).  As we kick into Labor Day check out some of my favorite selections of sneakers, gym shoes, trainers.... You will definitely want to take this into your Fall Wardrobe as these are not going out of style (yea for me)!

What do you call your Kicks? Sneakers (a soft shoe with a rubber sole worn for sports or casual occasions)? Gym Shoes (a lightweight canvas shoe with a rubber sole; sneaker)? or Trainers? 

Some fun Labor Day posts you might have missed here

Wishing everyone a Happy Labor Day!

New Fav Beauty Product line: Susan Ciminelli

August 27, 2014
From time to time I veer away from my regular beauty go-to's. When I find products I love I normally stick to them for several years. In high school and college I was a big Erno Laszlo girl addicted to their sea mud soap. Sometimes our skin gets dry and sometimes it shines so there is always a balance when finding the right products and I think it is important to change it up from time to time. I was recently introduced to Susan Ciminelli's product line and was hesitant to try something new while in my third trimester of pregnancy but after reading the makeup of the products which include key ingredients such as; almonds, seaweed, avocado, lavender, etc  ... I was sold! Below are three of Susan's products that have entered my new favorite beauty category list. Check them out I know you will also become a fan and feel radiant!

This lightweight Cleansing Milk is good for all skin types and will leave a special sheen on your face. The blend of essential oils and herbal extracts helps to remove makeup and daily impurities. Key Ingredients include: Sweet Almond Oil, Seaweed, Calendula, Avocado, Jojoba, Pine Bark and Lavender.

The Restorative Red Marine Algae Cream is the most luxurious of the Susan Ciminelli Creams. Formulated with a special bio-fermentation technology, this cream deeply nourishes and moisturizes the skin.  With regular use it reduces fine lines, improves skin firmness and increases cell turnover. Key Ingredients include: Thyme, Soybean Oil, Red Marine Algae, Comfrey, Lemon and Chamomile.

I love finding a refreshing spray that keeps me refreshed during my busy days. Seawater when desalinated, is equal to our blood plasma and is easily absorbed into the skin because it is recognized naturally. I normally spray this around 3pm before a set of more meetings and then again around 7-8pm as I head out of work either to go home or attend a dinner or party. Key Ingredients include: Purified seawater, Pine Bark and European Sea Salt.

Also Susan will be starting her services and practices of beauty & wellness in September in the ultra chic Grace Belgravia in London and the beautiful 5-Star Villa Magna Resort in Spain! I would love to check both of these spots out wouldn't you? Congrats Susan!

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Journal Entries from the Past Vol.2

August 25, 2014
In 2008 I was asked to be part of this amazing book along other inspiring women called "Sixteen Weeks to Your Dream Business" by Nada Jones and Michelle Briody. Recently I have been going back in time catching up on all my old journal entries and found this book in my secret stash. At the time when I gave my tips I was still in the trenches (actually I am always in the trenches) of building my empire. It's funny if you look closely I promoted my myspace page which sadly is now something of the past in terms of platforms I update. What I love finding about this book is how it relates to my recent visit speaking at Pandora's Women in business leadership speaker series as this book focuses on entrepreneurial women as well.  I was part of the Make Some Noise chapter which I find interesting because several years later I was part of this panel called the The Disruptors (Fashion Digital Power Panel with David Gilboa, Founder, Warby Parker, Divya Gugnani, Chief Executive Officer, Send The Trend, and Áslaug Magnúsdóttir, Co-Founder & CEO, Moda Operandi) you can read more about it here. But I think there is a trend when looking back at this as a whole...I make noise and I am a disruptor in the fashion space. I like the sound of that :)

So if you are interested in this book you can check it out here and check out some of the other amazing ladies featured like Alle Fister founder of Bollare, Rebecca Minkoff and many others.

If you missed my last Journal Entries from the past check it out here.