Monday, September 8, 2014

YOU'RE INVITED! New York Fashion Week Party and Fashion Show at Highline Ballroom


I'm so excited to announce that The Style Socialite blog is one of the official hosts for the New York Fashion Week Party and Fashion Show at Highline Ballroom!

The event will take place this coming Thursday, September 11th at 8pm. It will include an open bar, epic fashion show and live performances. 

Join me, Jspace and Israel's Voice for this unforgettable finale event for New York Fashion Week. 

Tickets are starting at only $10 and are expected to sell out soon so make sure to secure your ticket here: http://jspace.co/1xl635s

Sunday, August 31, 2014

China Southern Airlines Dignitary Gala at The Plaza Hotel


China Southern Airlines held a glamorous gala at The Plaza Hotel to celebrate their inaugural flight from Guangzhou, China to JFK.

This is China Southern Airline's new non-stop service between New York and Guangzhou that is meant to better connect the US and Chinese markets and further promote New York as a global destination. 

The evening gala featured a cocktail hour followed by a sit-down dinner in The Plaza’s Grand Ballroom, speeches by China Southern executives, a raffle and performances by China Southern’s flight attendants.

This unique international evening had an impressive roster of invited guests that included, WABC Host, NY Times bestselling author and TV Correspondent Rita Cosby, Actress Julianne Michelle and Political Filmmaker, Social Activist, and Actor Sean Stone.

Confirmed Government Officials included:
Kenneth E. Hyatt – Acting Under Secretary for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce
Ambassador Vinai Thummalapally –Executive Director, SelectUSA International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce
William Colton – Assemblyman, United States Government
Markly Wilson – Director of International Marketing for the New York State Division of Tourism, United States Government
Haitian Lu, United Nations
Ian Chan – Office Manager of Councilman Peter Koo, United States Government
Elaine Fan, United States Government
Liu Yiwei – Counselor
Li Xiaomei – Consul, Consulate General of China in New York
Liu Lian –Secretary of Consul General Sun Guoxiang

For more than 30 years, China Southern - www.csair.com - has been the largest airline in The People’s Republic of China and is headquartered at the ultra-modern Baiyun International Airport Guangzhou. China Southern operates a fleet of more than 550 aircraft and serves 193 cities in 30 countries and regions, forming an extensive network with Guangzhou and Beijing as its hubs. China Southern is a proud member of SkyTeam and together with member airlines offers passengers a worldwide system of more than 19,000 daily flights spanning more than 1,000 destinations in 187 countries.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

3rd Annual Edeyo Foundation Gives Hope Ball


The Edeyo Foundation held their 3rd annual Gives Hope Ball at the historic Liberty Theater. I was so excited to have the opportunity to cover this fundamental fundraiser for Haiti.

The evening raised much-needed funds for the Edeyo Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the future for children in Haiti through education.

The gala was hosted by Stephen Baldwin and sponsored by Uptown Magazine, Ciroc, Jet Blue, Soniq Chips and LDV Hospitality.

This fun-filled and colorful evening showcased Edeyo’s charitable programs abroad while exposing guests to the vibrant culture of Haiti. The ticketed evening’s program also included a cocktail hour, gourmet dinner, live auction, special guest musical performances by Grammy Award winning Jazz Guitarist Fabrizio Sotti & Gramm-Award winning recording artist, Melanie Fiona, music & dancing by Donna D. Cruz, and a brief interactive presentation to raise awareness about the mission of the Edeyo Foundation.

I wore a metallic green one shoulder gown from Laundry by Shelli Segal. I couldn’t imagine a more befitting choice for the Edeyo Gives Hope Ball. It was one of the first dresses I tried on and it ended up fitting like it was made just for me. The color was also absolutely perfect for the evening's theme. To complement the look I chose a pair of red and gold earrings by Jill Zarin. 

The Edeyo Foundation is dedicated to improving the future of children in Haiti through education, supplying students with learning materials and providing them with nutritional support. Edeyo in Haitian creole means “Help Them.” Since Edeyo was created in 2007, it has been responsible for the creation and management of a brand new primary school for students in the area of Bel Air in Port au Prince. École Communautaire du Bel-Air Herve Romain Cœur Joyeux (“École du Bel-Air”) currently serves about 220 students per year, all of whom had limited or no access to education until they enrolled in their program.

For more information or to donate, visit www.edeyo.org

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

St. George’s Society 2014 English Ball

I was honored to receive an invitation to St. George’s Society English Ball. This year the coveted society ball was held at 583 Park Avenue.
The English Ball, at which guests wear formal attire with decorations, is the Society’s major annual fundraiser with proceeds going directly to its charitable programs.

Since it began in 1770 as a banquet to celebrate St. George, the patron saint of England, it has been with rare exceptions held every year since and is now established as the premier English social event in New York.

In 1995, the Society established the Medal of Honor, to recognize a person for exemplary service to British interests and/or the international community at large and it was decided that this honor would be awarded every year at the English Ball. Previous distinguished recipients include Sir Win Bischoff of Lloyds Banking Group, Bob Diamond of Barclays, Angela Ahrendts of Burberry, Mark C. Pigott, KBE of PACCAR; Lionel Barber of The Financial Times; Sir John Rose of Rolls-Royce; Martin J. Sullivan, OBE of Willis; and Sir Howard Stringer of Sony Corporation of America.

This year the Society honored Wilbur Ross, CEO of WL Ross & Co. LLC. A well-known private equity investor in the U.S., Mr. Ross was designated one of 50 most influential people in global finance by Bloomberg Businessweek.

 “I am honored to have been awarded the St. George’s Society’s Medal of Honor and to associated with the organization, which has an extraordinary history of helping British and Commonwealth nationals in the New York area, said Mr. Ross.

The Honorary Chair of the 2014 English Ball is Hilary Geary Ross, with co-chairs JoAnne Davidson and Ceasar N. Anquillare JP.

The Society’s Royal Patron is HRH The Duke of Gloucester, KG, GCVO, who takes an active interest in the charity’s work.

St. George’s Society of New York was founded in 1770 by English settlers for the purpose of offering advice and relief to fellow Englishmen in need or distress. Its mission today is to assist disadvantaged people of British and Commonwealth heritage living in the New York area. The Society provides two major forms of assistance, a Beneficiary Program helping elderly and disabled people, and a Scholarship Program at Lehman College (part of CUNY) supporting outstanding students with university tuition.

Visit www.stgeorgessociety.org to learn more and donate.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Lighthouse International 2014 POSH Gala


Lighthouse International’s POSH gala was a decadent affair that brought out both fashion and society's elite. This year the gala was held at the historic and lavish Metropolitan Club on 5th ave. 

Posh Gala hosts included: Hamish Bowles, Amy Fine Collins, Alex Hitz and Lorry Newhouse.

This year’s honorees were: 

Jonathan Adler, Founder & CEO of Jonathan Adler Enterprises-POSH® Lifestyle Visionary

Thom Browne, Designer, POSH® Fashion Visionary 

Sheila Nevins, President, HBO Documentary Films- POSH® Artistic Visionary  

POSH® Vice Chairmen: Muffie Potter Aston, Andrew Bolton, Michael Bruno, Mario Buatta, Margo & John Catsimatidis, Chele Upton Chiavacci & Richard Farley, H.R.H. Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Simon Doonan, Somers Farkas, Cornelia Guest, Sharon Handler-Loeb, Karin Hehenberger, MD, PhD & Jean Denoyer, Carolina Herrera, Grace & Chris Meigher, Richard Plepler, Marc Rosen, Remo Ruffino, Chairman/Moncler, Allison Sarofim, Julie Wainwright.

Lighthouse Guild is the leading not-for-profit vision + healthcare organization with a longstanding heritage of serving the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired, as well as those with multiple disabilities or chronic medical conditions.

Visit lighthouse.org to learn more and donate. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

CANY 2014 Gala at the Edison Ballroom


Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY) held their annual gala at the beautiful Edison Ballroom this year. I was thrilled to be invited to cover such a special and tremendously important gala fundraiser. Through the use of drama therapy and creative expression in a group setting, CANY helps children and adults expand their self-concept, imagine new life possibilities and build the social and emotional tools they need in order to live meaningful lives.

In honor of the occasion I wore a vintage hot pink petal THEIA gown. Actress Katrina Bowden wore the same dress a few months earlier to an event. I loved the theatrics of the look with its ever so delicate flower petals that transitioned into a show-stopping hot pink ombre. 

My makeup/hair was done by Valerie Starr from Caravan Stylist Studios. Valerie created the most brilliant movie star-esque updo/ makeup using Sexy Hair, Kryolan makeup, MD Complete Skincare and iKonic Styling tools

Valerie made me over into a modern day version of Audrey Hepburn with an immaculately sculpted side-swept updo and feature enhancing make-up. It was the most perfect look for the THEIA dress and of course the theatre themed evening.  

For over thirty years, Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY) has been offering drama therapy programs to traumatized children and adults in the New York Metropolitan area, helping them to build new life skills and realize their potential through the art of drama. Working in partnership with 20 leading social service agencies and health care institutions, CANY serves almost 1,500 children and adults annually in residential centers for children and youth, special schools, veterans mental health centers, and domestic violence safe shelters.

Check out www.cany.org to learn more and donate! 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Patrizia Luca F/W Desk 2 Dinner Presentation for Barami

Lauren Rae Levy and me. (Both dressed in Patrizia Luca for Barami)
I was thrilled to have a chance to preview Patrizia Luca’s Desk 2 Dinner F/W14 collection for Barami. My friend and Celebrity Stylist Lauren Rae Levy curated select pieces for the preview and extended the invitation for me to attend. 

The Patrizia Luca collection for Barami featured a selection of high-end day to night pieces that very much embodied the glamorous European look. Patrizia Luca or P.Luca as it’s known is an extension of the Barami brand. 

Headquartered in New York City, Barami’s vision is simple: To provide women with fashionable, affordable, quality clothing that can be worn from day to night. As women become more prominent in the workforce, founder, Bahram Hakakian focuses on providing both value and quality by manufacturing his own designs. 

Barami is a lifestyle brand that embodies fashion and versatility. Barami styles are perfect to wear to work and can transition seamlessly to an evening out. 

His team includes daughters, Neda and Nika Hakakian who grew up loving fashion and admiring their father’s hands-on approach to womenswear. Neda and Nika developed and launched the high-end Patrizia Luca Milano line as part of the Barami brand. I had the pleasure of meeting the ever so glamorous Neda at the preview that day. 

P.Luca for Barami clothing can be found at any Barami store location, and online at pluca4barami.com.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Magaschoni Private Shopping Party Hosted by Francine Leinhardt


Magaschoni held an exclusive shopping event and a preview of their 2014 Fall collection at their showroom. The private event was hosted by Francine Leinhardt with her friends as invited guests.

Synonymous with luxury, Magaschoni is known for its gorgeous and diverse range of custom colors, sumptuous and high-quality cashmere, and designer-level detailing, such as intricate embellishments and specialty stitching. Each garment is constructed with great care, impeccably tailored and finished with a beautiful lining so you will feel glamorously pulled together inside and out.

Headquartered in the heart of New York City’s fashion avenue, Magaschoni has four freestanding boutiques and is sold in 800 premier department and specialty stores worldwide.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Harley Davidson Fashion Preview + Motorcycle Riding Experience!


Harley Davidson hosted a unique event experience for Editors/Bloggers to preview their stylish new apparel and accessories collection for women. The event also featured a presentation and a cool opportunity to see what riding a Harley feels like.  

The morning of the event I was going through my closet to pick out the most appropriate outfit for the occasion.

I decided to go with my Member’s Only leather leggings and crushed velvet top by Juicy. Edgy chic accomplished! 

Fast forward to later in the day. Harley Davidson sent a personal car service to pick me up for their special event. (It’s always such a treat to have transportation provided.) Beaming with excitement I couldn’t wait to see what they had in-store for me!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Ivanka Trump Shop For a Cause Boutique Soiree



The Shop for a Cause soiree was held at the Ivanka Trump boutique in Soho to benefit the Orthopaedic Foundation's 2014 "Dr. for a Day" Program.

The Dr. for a Day program gives students the experience of being a doctor for the day, working alongside top orthopaedic surgeons.
Chaired by Karen Kollitides, the shopping party had a wide array of exquisite Ivanka Trump jewelry, handbags, and shoes to choose from.
Ivanka personally curated some of her favorite pieces and offered 20% to support the cause.
World renowned wine connoisseur, Jim Clendenen, from Au Bon Climat chose his Santa Barbara County Chardonnay and La Badge Au-dessus Pinot Noir to accompany a sampling of Mediterranean Hors D’oeuvres.  
I wore one of my favorite pink Eliza J dresses, a golden Natori cuff and Rachel Roy heels for the party.  

Thursday, May 1, 2014

41st Chaplin Award Gala Honoring Hollywood Legend Rob Reiner

Photo credit: Richard Lurie 

The 41st Chaplin Award Gala at Lincoln Center was a star studded affair of cinematic proportions. This year legendary director, producer and actor Rob Reiner was honored with the coveted Chaplin Award.

Cinema legend, and 1998 Chaplin Award recipient, Martin Scorsese presented the award to Rob. A roster of film legends was also in attendance to honor Rob, including Billy Crystal, Michael Douglas, Michael McKean, Robin Wright, James Caan and Meg Ryan.

The 41st Chaplin Awards paid tribute to Rob’s extensive range of work from the pure comedy of This Is Spinal Tap and The Princess Bride to the intense drama of Stand by Me, the romantic comedy of When Harry Met Sally…, as well as his substantial on-screen work highlighted with the role of Michael “Meathead Stivic in the landmark television series All in Family.

In addition to his film career, Rob was also honored for his contribution to political causes like the California Children & Families Commission and most recently the American Foundation for Equal Rights.

The Film Society’s Annual Gala began in 1972 and honored Charles Chaplin as its first recipient. Since then, the award has been renamed for Chaplin, and has honored many of the film industry’s most notable talents including: Barbra Streisand, Catherine Deneuve, Michael Douglas, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Caine, Susan Sarandon, Jane Fonda, Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese, Sean Connery, Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine, Audrey Hepburn, Bette Davis, Elizabeth Taylor, Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Chaplin and many more.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, to recognize and support new filmmakers, and to enhance awareness, accessibility and understanding of the art among a broad and diverse film going audience.

Friday, April 25, 2014

A visit to Maggie Norris’s Couture Showroom + Exclusive Interview about her Fabergé Rosebud' Corseted Egg!


This week I had chance to spend time with legendary Couture Designer, Maggie Norris at her exquisite showroom in New York. Maggie is a consummate artist; she is a fashion designer with a passion for collaboration with all types of artists. This passion has taken her to the very height of design, Haute Couture, a world where art and beauty meld into a dialogue of craft and expertise. 

Maggie Norris's custom-made creations have been worn by various celebrities and socialites, among whom are Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Beyoncé Knowles, Diane Keaton, Anna Getty, Somers Farkas and Michelle Obama.

I met Maggie a year ago at a social event and have been following her work ever since. I was thrilled at the opportunity to visit her showroom and chat about her collaboration with Fabergé The Big Egg Hunt.

The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt is an innovative and engaging fundraising initiative that will see over 250 large egg sculptures – each designed by globally renowned artists, designers and creatives - placed throughout New York City’s five boroughs from April 1st to April 26th, 2014 benefiting both Elephant Family and Studio in a School.

Limited edition miniature eggs and other merchandise will be available for purchase at www.thebigegghunt.org.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

DINNER IS SERVED- by Rolise Rachel, At The Lair of Philippe Burke


My lovely friend Rolise Rachel from Social Life Magazine invited me to her private dinner party at the Upper West Side home of her friend Phillipe Burke. 

Around 30 of Rolise’s and Phillipe’s friends joined the intimate gathering that evening.

Spring weather was in full swing in New York so I saw the perfect opportunity to wear my Eliza J red dress with my favorite Michael Kors black heels.

A lot of the guests were entrepreneurs and it was fascinating to meet each one. Rolise’s dinner menu included salmon and potatoes with a honey & shaved ginger soy sauce.

“What should you bring?” the invitation read. “Just smiles and tall tales, nothing else.” Indeed, it was a night full of just that… 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Social Life Magazine Beauty and Health Soiree

 Wearing: Taylor Dress, Emma Logue snakeskin belt and Jessica Simpson heels 

Social Life Magazine’s Event Director Rolise Rachel and Publisher Justin Mitchell held a Beauty and Health event at the glamorous Social Life Residence in New York.

The evening was presented by the Art of Dermatology and hosted by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Julie Henderson.

Guests were treated to hors d’oeuvres by Elegant Affairs and cocktails by Altaneve Prosecco. Socialites, tastemakers and trendsetters had a chance to preview Mina D. Jewelry, Au Naturale, Mynt Smile, Skinney Medspa, Aquaffinity, By Chez Lingenrie, Love Grace Organic, Green 2o Water and Developing Faces.

Pedicure.com was also on hand to pamper guests with fresh Spring manicures. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

ELEQT "Fall Into Spring" Rooftop Party and Fashion Show With Mina D Jewelry


ELEQT, a luxury social network for the world’s trendsetters held a “Fall into Spring” event at The Sanctuary Hotel rooftop in New York. The event featured a special fashion show with Mina D Jewelry’s new Spring collection.

Mina Deutsch is the gifted designer behind the sumptuous Mina D Couture Jewelry collections. Born and raised in Brooklyn, she began her career in the New York City Diamond District, working for a high-end diamond firm for over 20 years. With her vast experience and firsthand knowledge of both diamonds and semiprecious jewelry, creating her own line would come as a natural next step on her career path.

Mina creates unique pieces because she believes jewelry should be one of a kind and as unique as the women who wear them. Her collections comprise unique, exquisite jewelry designed with pearls, semiprecious and precious stones such as garnet, aquamarine, amethyst, precious and natural stones such as agate, amazonite, jadeite and chalcedony, to name just a few.  

Sunday, March 30, 2014

SCENE Magazine & Saks Fifth Avenue Black & White Party

It’s always such a pleasure to receive an invitation from SCENE Magazine, an NYC based society and fashion magazine. SCENE is known for hosting the most fun social events around the city. This time they put together a fabulous black and white party with Saks Fifth Avenue.

10% of sales from the evening went to benefit Coalition for the Homeless.

My evening was spent receiving air kisses from old fashion friends and exchanging business cards with new ones.

This was one of the very few events that I decided to attend this past month. After Fashion Week ended I took a brief hiatus from the New York social scene to think about everything. I felt like I was getting a little too caught up in the frivolous part of it all and didn’t pay enough attention to what was truly important.

During my brief self-reflection I realized how much fashion truly means to me. My happiest memories are dressing up in glamorous looks and mingling with fascinating fashion/society souls in the city. 

The most rewarding part of it all is reading fan emails from readers who’ve been inspired by my stories to add a touch of glamour and adventure to their own lives. This is what matters the most to me. 

I look forward to bringing you even more beautiful looks and entertaining stories. In addition, I’ll also be making exciting expansions to the blog in the coming months. :)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Fashion 4 Development’s International Fashion Designer Presentation and Cocktail Party


Fashion 4 Development’s International Fashion Designer Presentation and Cocktail party was one of the most glamorous and fascinating parties during the first day of New York Fashion Week. The socialite and dignitary studded soiree was held inside a beautiful crystal decorated room at the Mandarin Hotel in New York.

Four emerging international designer’s were showcased: Diana Dorozhkina, Auguste Soesastro, Giovanni LoPresti, and Angelo Lambrou. Models wearing each designer’s stunning creations walked around the room as guests and media eagerly snapped photos.

I wore a lace dress with semi sheer silk sleeves and contrasting red zipper by my designer friend, Alice Yim. I’m absolutely in love with this dress which she named Perle. I literally made a mental note to wear this dress for fashion week when I saw Alice wearing it for the first time a few weeks before. The red zipper in the back was everything for this piece. I paired the look with matching red lipstick, black tights and red heels by Guess. 

Fashion 4 Development (F4D) is a global awareness platform that goes beyond fashion and seeks to unite diplomacy, media, business and the creative industries to enact sustainable change. Utilizing fashion as a platform, F4D has successfully united organizations and people alike, to create awareness and improve the livelihood of societies at large in support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and “ Every Woman Every Child “ the initiative spearheaded by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

RAINE Magazine's Glamorous Soiree for Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin at the Pierre Hotel


I had a chance to attend Raine Magazine’s international issue celebration party for their star cover girl Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin. The soiree was held at the Pierre Hotel, notably one of the most luxurious hotels in New York located right by Central Park.

Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin is a singer, socialite and philanthropist and the seventh generation descendent of railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt. The beautiful blonde heiress is also owner of her own record label, C&R Records.

Consuelo has performed around the world and shared the stage with notable artists like Mya and Vanessa Carlton.

Her first dance single “Naked” spent 16 weeks on the Billboard charts and reached #12. Her follow-up single “Feel So Alive,” co-written and produced by Peter Amato reached Billboard’s #2 spot for Breakout Artist and #21 on the U.S. Billboard Dance Charts.


Consuelo’s current single, “Here We Go” captured the attention of the German, French and UK DJs and landed her in the German club charts for the first time.

The worldly heiress was definitely a befitting cover choice for Raine magazine’s international issue. Raine is the first magazine to serve as the platform for rising creative and unconventional entrepreneurs.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fashion Week Hair Makeover With Celebrity Stylist Eran Edri at Francky L’Official Salon

Celebrity Hairstylist Eran Edri and me
(Wearing a dress by Bobi Los Angeles)

With only a few more days until New York Fashion Week I wanted to do something completely different with my hair. My trusted fashion friends Martha from MDollNYC.com and Eleonora from Sensationofhouse.com recommended their super talented celebrity hairstylist friend Eran Edri from the famous Francky L’Official Salon on Madison Avenue. Both beauties have been made over by Eran recently and their hair looked so flawless. Of course, I immediately reached out to Eran to see if he had any time. Luckily for me he had an opening this past Saturday! I was so excited for the opportunity to be styled by Eran for Fashion Week! 


Best known for his expert layered cuts Eran’s work has attracted top designer clients, from Carmen Marc Valvo to Helmut Lang. His exquisite work has been featured in various publications including Italian Vogue, Instyle as well as seen on the runways of NY Fashion Week. Eran has trained with Frederic Fekkai and Tony & Guy, he holds certificates from Balmain, Peter Coppola, L'Oreal, and Wella.


The Francky L’Official Salon is known for having an impressive roster of clients which includes celebrities, socialites and models.

Eran greeted me like an old friend and the reality of the experience really set in. I was about to get my hair done by one of the most talented /sought after hairstylists in New York!


Saturday, January 18, 2014

JCPenney's New Year, New You Fitness Event With Karina Smirnoff From Dancing With The Stars


Karina Smirnoff from Dancing with the Stars hosted JCPenney’s New Year, New You Fitness Event in JCPenney’s SoHo showroom. Guests were treated to Karina's fitness dance classes that both burned calories and taught killer moves. I was so excited to begin my first official workout regime of 2014 with the DWTS legend! 

Karina and I were both dressed in JCPenney’s exclusive new Xersion and CityStreetActivewear lines.  

“These clothes are comfortable, super cute and sexy, and fit the body in all the right places,” said Karina. “It’s great that JCPenney has such a wide selection for every fitness level. I want a set in every color!”

Fellow DWTS Dancer Henry Byalikov also brought his expertise to the floor teaching salsa and high-octane routines to the excited participants. 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Best Memories Of 2013 + Happy New Year!

(Meeting Liam Hemsworth at the HUGO BOSS NYC Flagship store party definitely tops my list of epic moments from the past year!) 

Happy New Year my dearest readers! I’m so excited to see where my fashion career will take me in 2014. To celebrate the start of the New Year I wanted to reflect on the memories of the past year.

My favorite moments were full of glamorous dresses, extraordinary soirées, meeting fascinating people and new business opportunities.

Aside from the good memories there were also times where I wanted to completely give up on fashion. But, miraculously each time I went through a rough patch something always pushed me to continue whether it was a great press mention for my blog, encouragement from friends and family, or a new business opportunity. Of course, the best source of inspiration was emails from my readers asking fashion questions or letting me know that I inspired them.

This past year I also had a pretty sad breakup. My friends have joked that my life sometimes mirrors Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City. Perhaps they’re right?!

All of the experiences both good and bad have definitely influenced me in my personal style. I took some pretty daring fashion risks this past year and I don’t regret any of them. It’s very cliche to say but fashion has always been in my blood. The clothes I wear are a reflection of my personality. Sometimes, I can be classic like Audrey Hepburn and other times I love a bolder look like Daphne Guinness.     

I’ve learned that life is about living ‘epically’ and taking risks both personally and professionally. It’s about following your heart and going after your dreams and not listening to anyone who tells you you’re not good enough. I hope to accomplish a lot in 2014 and of course document every moment of my fashion adventures as The Style Socialite. :)