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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Just a thought...

Nearly all men can stand adversity but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Monday, October 25, 2010

We are loving JLo's tweezer free eyebrows!

What do you think of her new eyebrows au natural?

Feel good shopping: Trick or Treat

Feed for UNICEF, Trick-or-Treat tote, $13.20 at Cynthia Rowley ($3.50 from each bag will go to the UNICEF)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

TOMS and charity: water partner again!

Yes and it could not be too soon! If you didn't get a chance to get your hands on this feel good item, here is your chance. The TOMS shoes for charity:water are only $58 and can be purchased here. From each purchase $5 will go towards providing 540 people with clean drinking water in Sekura Village, Ethiopia and TOMS will of course donate a pair of shoes. This is a win (for a TOMS child), win (for the Sekura community), win (for you) situation.
Love,
Kelie XO

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mrs O in Harper's Bazaar

Our favorite lady in one of our favorite fashion magazines. What a treat! Coming up in the November issue of Harper's Bazaar is a feature story on none other than our First Lady of state and style. Here she is pictured with a group of young promising musicians for the "America's got talent" story. Mrs O also known for her "Let's move campaign" and her love for American art and culture, is hitting all the right fashion notes in a raspberry sheath dress by L'Wren Scott and bright blue heels. Read full story here.
Love,
Kelie XO

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

A quote for today and everyday!

Hugh Prather once said: "It is not that today is the first day of the rest of my life, but that now is all there is to my life."
Love,
Kelie XO

Friday, October 8, 2010

Our latest MObama faves!

Byron Lars dress and Alaia belt.
Michael Kors gown.
Photo credits: Reuters

Monday, October 4, 2010

Feel good shopping: Cook for the cure!

For the foodies who enjoy cooking just as much as the eating, here is a collection of products from KitchenAid that will give you the perfect excuse to put on a couple extra pounds!
Blender, 129.99 online.
Food Processor, $49.99 online.
Locking Thongs, $16.79 on sale online.
Love,
Kelie XO

Friday, October 1, 2010

DESIGNER WATCH: Betsey Johnson!

Betsey Johnson is a fashion designer with stamina and a name that evokes smiles everywhere. Since the 1960s, she has been deemed the “party girl” and even helped set New York City on fire alongside Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol.

In 2002, after removing a saline implant, she noticed a lump and was later diagnosed with breast cancer. Soon after she under went a lumpectomy and radiation treatment, thankfully she has been cancer free ever since and has been using her presence in the fashion industry to raise awareness about the life threatening disease. Some of her personal endeavors include, but are not limited to being the honorary chairperson for the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Initiative. Johnson makes public appearances, participates in numerous fundraising events, and regularly creates one-of-a-kind items to be auctioned off to raise money for breast cancer research and awareness. This year a specially designed pair of gloves are available for sale on her website.

According to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, about 207,000 women and 2,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Betsey Johnson beat breast cancer and now makes it her mission to help others to do so. Do yourself a favor this October as well as anyone you know who has a “rack” and put a wrap on breast cancer by checking for lumps. If you feel anything the least bit irregular, call your doctor and schedule an appointment today.

- StyleSTAR

EDITOR'S JOURNAL: Welcome to the issue

Although fall marks the end of summer frolicking, it still holds a special place in so many hearts and for good reason. For FWAConistas mix-matching, layering and the outpouring of new and not-so-new trends with a twist are Autumn faves. Check out FWAC: Trend for all things HOT from our new contributor StyleStar!
Yes, warm apple cider and pumpkin pie are also nice little treats! But nothing warms the soul like fall threads for a cause. If pink is your favorite color as it is the favorite of one of our writer's (she is obsessed) you are in luck. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month designers such as Ralph Lauren are offering a ton of products in the hue. If you are not a big fan of the Pepto Bismol shade do not fret! We will feature other Feel Good Shopping items for you to join the fight. And for all the straight shooters out there who just want to throw money at the problem, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation will gladly take your donations!
Betsey Johnson is not all about fun and games especially this October! This fille de joie is hard at work for a good cause. Her inspiring survival story lands her our Designer Watch spot this month.
This October think pink!
Love,
Kelie XO

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