Friday, December 31, 2010

The End of a Decade

The end of the first decade of the 21st Century is upon us. As we walk through the door of 2010 into 2011, we leave a year filled with excitement, turmoil, change and survival of the human spirit behind.

I thank God for His never leaving me to fend for myself. I've been in that place, and it's not a very pleasant situation. In the past year, I've faced disappointments, triumphs, fear of the unknown, and anticipation of the future. I am thankful to come through it with my mind in tact. God has been there for me every step of the way, and I am most grateful for His faithfulness to me, even when I wasn't my most faithful to Him. I thank Him for loving me, even during my most unlovable times. I thank Him for keeping me, even when I didn't want to be kept. And I thank Him for the unmeasurable gift of the life of His dear Son, my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

This coming year is another chance for me to get it right. To gain momentum in the journey to my destiny. To taste new treats, and to venture into new territory. I'm hoping to leave the country for awhile. My destination of choice is London, England. I hope to make it there either in the summer or fall of 2011. I pray that God will grant me His blessing to sail uncharted waters.

For all of you, my readers and dare I say, my friends, who have stuck with me even when I was abandoned by inspiration, to you I say thank you and I hope you'll continue the journey with me. May 2011 bring you great peace, prosperity, and the realization of your dreams.

God bless you all and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Romantic Red

Hello, all! Happy good Sunday after Christmas! Hope you all had a Merry and Blessed day.

The Holidays are festive to say the least, and the color that most expresses the essence of the Christmas season is, of course, Red. Red is vibrant, rich, radiant, and eye-catching. How can you not stand out in a crowd wearing a flirty, fabulous and feisty little red number?

BCBGMAXAZRIA breathes new life into the cocktail/party dress this season with everybody's favorite shade of red. The designs have clean, form fitting lines and are extremely flattering to the female anatomy. Sexy without being trashy, the LRD is sure to make a huge splash this holiday season and beyond.

FA'SHOE'NISTA celebrates the holidays with the fun, fabulous, fashion designs of BCBGMAXAZRIA! Feast and flirt, my dears. Now, let's get Pretty!




Monday, December 20, 2010

Carine Roitfeld leaves French Vogue

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Happy Monday, everyone. Hope you all had a wonderful and fashionable weekend.

I'm sure many of you have already heard about Carine Roitfeld of French Vogue announcing on last Friday her plans to step down after a decade as Editor-in-Chief of the iconoclastic publication.

Though many in the industry were surprised by what seemed to be a "sudden" move by Ms. Roitfeld, the lady herself gave us a window into her future plans while the subject of a fashion profile featured in New York magazine's spring 2008 fashion issue. According to the self-proclaimed fashion stylist, she has never been too keen on the business aspect of the fashion world and was quoted as saying "my best quality is to be a stylist. I never think about this career, this big job...I never wanted to be what I am today, and I will not die in the position."

Since Roitfeld's arrival ten years ago, French Vogue has experienced uncanny success, both editorially and in garnering top advertisers. In addition, the magazine has seen it's circulation increase at an astounding rate, according to Conde Nast International chief executive, Jonathan Newhouse.

Roitfeld, who will stay on until January 2011, insists that there is no career based motivation behind her leaving. She merely thinks it's time for her to "do something different" and wants to leave while still at the top of her game. At the top, indeed; the style maven has never been one to shun the spotlight and is as much known for her own personal style as she is for her incredible ability to style others.

No doubt, she will be missed by all who had the opportunity to work with such a brilliant personality, and I for one am waiting with bated breath to see what Roitfeld's next move will be. Below are some of my favorite Roitfeld fashion moments in time:

Photo courtesy The Sartorialist

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Photo courtesy "I Want to Be a Roitfield"

Quotes and other information courtesy of New York Magazine.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Designer Showcase: The Innovative Designs of Jeffrey Campbell

Jeffrey Campbell is a family owned company that's been around for 10 years and whose origin is the heart of Los Angeles, California. The designs are innovative, young, fresh, and indicative of the ever evolving trends in fashion footwear.

Since it's inception, the Jeffrey Campbell line has expanded to Europe, and can be found in uspcale boutiques throughout all of Asia, Canada, Australia, The UK, New Zealand, and a growing list of countries around the world.

So, join this week's FA'SHOE'NISTA Designer Showcase in celebrating the groundbreaking and edgy designs of Jeffrey Campbell, the hardest working family in designer shoes.

For more information on the Jeffrey Campbell line, visit the Jeffrey Campbell official website.

All images courtesy of

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I'm a published author!

To all my friends in the blog-o-sphere. I'm a self-published author! Yaaay me! My book is entitled Affirmations: and Other Poems, and is available on my writer's blog The Urban Muse, as well as on in the form of a Kindle book, and on

I'm also a guest blogger on

Check out my word play and tell me what you think. Love y'all!

Donald J. Pliner Fashion Boots

Hello all! Hope you've all been great while I've been away. Things got crazy for me over the summer and it's taken me a while to recoup. I'm slowly but surely getting back in the writing game. It's been hard with more challenges at work and with my health but God is good and I'm not going to give up just yet.

With that said, Winter is indeed here with the cold winds and the drab days. What better way to give a gal a lift than with a pair of snazzy boots to bring out the well dressed diva in us all. Designer Donald J. Pliner's collection for fall/winter 2010/11 is stunning to say the least. Short or tall, these soft supple suedes are sure to add a touch of class to any winter wardrobe.

Feast your eyes and enjoy!

Isn't this color yummy?

Donald J. Pliner
Sale price, $245.00

Donald J. Pliner
Eli shearling cuff bootie