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Friday, February 26, 2010

Michelle's latest looks we love

Perfectly groomed in a custom sheath dress with a leaf print chiffon bodice by Jason Wu. The occasion? Music preview hosted by the First Lady for the upcoming Governor's ball featuring Grammy-winner composer and singer Harry Connick Jr., at the White House. Photo credits: Getty Images This look is beautiful. We are loving every little bit of it: from Mrs. Obama's hair, makeup and jewelry to the black tiered ruffled Thakoon gown she wore. She brought pure glamour to the Governor's Ball. Photo credits: Getty Images Photo credits: Pete Souza/White House. Love, Kelie.

Naeem Khan - Always a favorite of mine

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

I'm officially a REBEL!

I told you in an older post that I wanted to get a professional camera. Well the day has finally arrived! My Rebel T1i finally arrived in the mail last week! I am by no means a photographer, yet, but I like the idea of someday being a renaissance woman; able to write, shoot and edit videos, take professional photographs and so on... You see where I'm going with this, right? When I opened the package, I was a bit intimidated. I was afraid to break it or assemble it the wrong way. I instinctively more often then not, try to assemble things without reading the instruction manual. I don't know why I do that, it's just one of those things that I do! But thankfully for my non-instruction reading self, it turns out that these cameras are really user friendly and sturdy. When I mustered up enough courage, I assembled it and it went 1, 2, 3 ta dam! This camera is amazing. It shoots sharp photos and can also record videos! To baptize it I strolled down to the tents at Bryant Park. What better way, right? Yesterday was the last day of New York Fashion Week, which I'll be talking to you about next week. I have tons of photos from the shows and can't wait to share them with you! But in the meantime, here is the view from outside the tents. This picture was taken at night, obviously, a couple hours before the last show to ever be held at the tents: Tommy Hilfiger. Farewell Bryant Park! Love, Kelie Photo credits: Me!!!!
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

FWAC for Haiti Relief

I have fantastic news! :) I designed, his and hers,"God save Haiti" t-shirts to raise funds for Haiti relief . Those of you who know me personally know that I designed this t-shirt a while ago but never released it. But on January 12th, that all changed. I couldn't bare the thought of what had happened and was motivated to act. They are on sale now for $20 with all proceeds going towards Haiti relief. Many of you already bought yours and together we've raised over $600. :) Together we can rebuild Haiti. Why not start today with this t-shirt purchase... Email me: info@fashionwithaconscience.org I leave you with the words of Helen Keller in 2 separate quotes: - “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” - “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Love, Kelie. :) Changing the world one thread at a time... PS: It's already been a month since the 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti! It's amazing how time flies. And even though this crisis may now be far from our minds the reality of the devastation is still palpable...
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Monday, February 15, 2010

Haiti, one month after the earthquake. How you can help!

A month has passed, now what?

The disaster that hit Haiti last month and left the country totally devastated is still fresh in all of our minds. It is even more so in the minds of those who lived it and are still living through it. Let's not forget about them as we go on with our daily lives. We won't stop talking about this and finding ways to contribute to the rebuilding of that nation until it's done. Here is a great opportunity to be a part of the relief efforts.

On Wednesday February 17th, Living Measure will join YP4C, The JI Group and Triumph in holding a special fundraiser in support of Haitian relief and recovery called "United for Haiti" from 5:30pm to 9:00pm at Nikki Beach in New York City.
Event Proceeds and Details
Proceeds from the fundraiser will be directed to one of the following two entities: 1) President Obama's Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. Email confirmation printout receipts dated after January with personal ID must be brought to the event for admission.
2) The Haitian American Alliance (HAA) of New York. All payments through our dedicated eventbrite link will go directly to HAA. Email receipts for tax purposes will be sent by HAA to donors and will not need to be brought for event admission.
Our keynote speaker for the fundraiser will be the Reverend Al Sharpton. Other special guest speakers include Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, Manhattan Deputy Borough President Rose Pierre-Louis and HAA Founder Dr. Jean Claude Compas. We will also have a musical selection performed by American Idol contestant Joanne Borgella, who is of Haitian descent.
VIP tickets will be sold for $100 and general ticket prices are $25. We will be offering expedited venue entry, a private section as well as complimentary appetizers for VIP ticket holders. We also will be auctioning off a few very special items to event guests.
This will be a wonderful evening. Hope to see you there!
Love, Kelie

Friday, February 12, 2010

OMG moment: Alexander McQueen

The entire fashion community is in shock. We've lost one of fashion's greatest creative minds. Alexander McQueen was found dead in his London home this Thursday. It seems like the London based designer committed suicide, this only a few weeks after his mother's death (February 2, 2010).
This happened in one of the fashion industry's busiest times. His MCQ line which was scheduled to show in this week's New York Fashion Week had to be canceled. The 40 year old man was also supposed to present his always highly anticipated Autumn/Winter women's wear collection in Paris next month. But in McQueen's own twitter words: "life must go on!!!! " But it will be hard to replace you Alex. You will be missed. Hope you finally found peace. Love, Kelie

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Quote for today and everyday!

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. - Carl Jung

Monday, February 8, 2010

Fashion for Relief and Naomi Campbell to raise funds for Haiti

We are really excited about this news. The infamous Naomi Campbell is throwing a fashion show and guess what? You are invited. This show will be held in none other than Bryant Park to raise funds for Haiti relief. Unlike regular New York Fashion Week shows, which are only open to fashion people, this show is open to the public. The fundraising fashion show will be held on February 12 at 7pm. And for $100 to $150 you can join the celebrities and media people that will be in attendance. The supermodel called on her designer friends and they answered. Together they are expecting to raise $100, 000 for Haiti. So come out and be part of the buzz for a good cause.

Read more: A Big Tent to Benefit a Big Cause (NYT)

Friday, February 5, 2010

How does she do it?

If you were wondering how Mrs. O-so-fashionable picks out her clothes, wonder no more.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Recessionista files: Sample Sales

Starting February 4th, 2010 - Fall/winter merchandise from Sonia Rykiel, Vanessa Bruno, Orla Kiely, and more is up to 70 percent off at Kisan. The Sonia Rykiel black striped sweater is $117 (originally $390), the Tsumori Chisato cotton coat is $295 (originally $980), and the Farmers' Market Kross gray sweater is $76.50 (originally $255). Through 2/7. 125 Greene St., nr. Prince St. (212-475-2470); M–S (11–7), Su (noon–6). - Samantha Thavasa accessories are up to 40 percent off during the online Valentine's Day sale. The beige canvas and leather tote with matching shoulder bag is $210 (originally $350), the black and gray satchel is $174 (originally $290), and the two-tone camel leather day bag is $237 (originally $395). Through 2/14. Online only.
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OMG moment: London Fashion Week live

If you can't go to London, dress in designer duds and go to some of the most coveted fashion shows in the world, now you don't have to. Let the shows come to you. From February 19th to February 24th, you can watch all the LFW shows live in the comfort of your own home. This is digital fashion at it's best! I invite you to sit front row with me. Love, Kelie. London Fashion Week to be streamed live (Elle UK)
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Quote for today and everyday!

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. - Helen Keller

Monday, February 1, 2010

Ouch!

I have been M.I.A. for the past couple of days. I never thought that such a small thing could inflict so much pain! To make a long story short I was unable to write last week. I will spare you the gory details since I am all better now and ready to continue our journey on the chic philanthropy trail! I've missed you! Love, Kelie.

Just a thought...

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in other; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."

- Audrey Hepburn