Zac Posen

Zac Posen Spring 2013 RTW

*Birth Name: Zachary E. Posen

*Born in 1980 in New York City, New York

*As a boy, he always loved fashion and often designed clothes for dolls

*While still in high school, interned for Nichol Miller at the age of 16 years old

*At the age of 18 years old attended the prestigious Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design
-There he created a gown made of leather strips, which later was acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum

*His initial “big break” came in 2000 when model Naomi Campbell wore one of his gowns while he was still a student

*In 2002 at the age of 21, launched his first label, which held mixed reviews

*In 2004 Sean Combs(also known as “P. Diddy,” “Diddy” and “Puff Daddy”), became an investor

*During the recession in 2008, Posen sales dropped in the double digits.
-He decided to create a more affordable line, Z Spoke and began designing for Target

*In January 2013 made his debut as one of the season 11 judges for Project Runway, replacing Michael Kors

Fun Fact:
*After graduating college, his parents gave him a $15 per day allowance in which he used to create his own workshop from home
*Grew up with Claire Danes and the daughters of artist Julian Schnabel as his neighbors
*Ashley Olsen was his intern in 2005
*Posen is Danish for “The Bag”
http://www.biography.com; glamour.com

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Bring It In With Style!

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I couldn’t let 2013 end without showing you a few of my favorite styles to help inspire your New Year’s Eve party look! Whether your tall and thin, short and curvey or just a little of everything, there is a look for all!

Counter Clockwise:

*Hailey by Adrianna Papell Body Con Dress $118 (also in black)

*Adrianna Papell Metallic Pattern Sheath Dress $318

*Phoebe by Kay Hunger Faux Leather Trim Printed Flare Dress $298

*Aidan Mattox Spaghetti Strap Sequin and Tulle Dress $158

*Keepsake the Label ‘Sweet Life’ Foiled Leopard Print Dress $168

*ASTER Faux Leather Bustier Wide Leg Jump Suite $84

If your interested in any of these looks, they can be bought at Nordstrom.com or in store. Now lets bring in the New Year in style!

Go Through It

We all have faced or are still facing challenges in 2013 that have tested our FAITH. Whether it was loosing a loved one,  getting laid off,  financial struggles or receiving an upsetting diagnosis, if your still here today that means your a lot stronger than what you thought you were. 

Do you know that God never promised that life would be easy? If it were He would not have left His Word for our instruction. When we look at some of the great men in the Bible you will see they didn’t have it any easier. For example, could you imagine being Abraham and having to prepare to sacrifice your son that you asked God to give you? Gen. 22.

Or, what about Jonah? Could you be in the belly of a fish for three days and three nights uncertain of what was to come. Jonah1&2. I believe we all have different challenges for a reason and no ones is exactly the same.

Ever heard the phrase, “There is always someone else that is worst off then you?” Sad as it may be, its true. SN: Why is this suppose to make us feel better about our own situation? Anyways, one thing is for certain, the Lord will not put more on us than we can bare. 1Corinthians 10:13

We have to learn as children of the most high that we will go through hardships, but they are only temporary and ultimately for God’s glory. Whatever your struggles, know that God is for you and not against you. As I write this, I encourage myself and hope that it does the same for you. Cheers! May you have the best days in 2014!

Margot Robbie & Alessandra Ambrosio

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So after looking at these two beautiful ladies, I couldn’t decide which one should be my “Celebrity Pick of the Week-Holiday Edition,” so I chose both!

Actress Margot Robbie went for glamorous and sophisticated one shoulder white Armani Prive gown at the New York premiere of her movie The Wolf of Wall Street, which she stars opposite Leonardo Dicaprio.  The Grecian style dress featured a black sequined panel at the waist with a slight open back. Her shoes were by Brian Atwood (which remains to be seen) and her spider earings were by none other than Jacob & Co.

Brazilian beauty Alessandro Ambrosio who is best know for her work as a Victoria’s Secret model, wore a plunging champagne long sleeved gown by Hugo Boss to the amfAR Inspiration Gala Los Angeles in Hollywood. She topped off her sexy look with a metallic gold belt, gold pumps by Christian Louboutin and jewelry by Martin Katz. Her gown has also been worn by British model Jordan Sung and Taiwanese actress/model, Shu Qui; however we think she styled it best! Way to go ladies for having the top holiday looks!

Buy of the Week-“Kalisi” by Vince Camuto

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I am in LOVE!  Wear them to work or just for fun, these comfortable leather open toe booties are the latest from the Vince Camuto collection. They feature a buckled ankle strap with a  4″ in heel for only  $139. Just think, skinny jeans, a sexy low cut top and fun accessories and your ready for date night or out with the girls! You will rock!!!  Also in black.

Baby Tresses?

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If your thinking “What in the world they have wigs for babies?”, well then your right. I may be a little late on this one, but it has been in the back of mind since I saw it featured on the Today show over a month ago (It also appeared on the Tyra Banks Show). Baby Bangs is the name of the product and it was inspired by a grandmother and hair replacement artist, Lisa Griggs-Campbell in 2009.  Griggs-Campbell, along with the help of her daughter and granddaughter, produced the product in just under two years.

Baby Bangs come in 5 different band designs and 6 hair colors. You can choose “London Flower,” “Fairy Tale Flowers,” “Germanium Vivace,” “Daisy in the Sky,” or “Dahlia Drop,” which is pictured above. The are intended for babies that have little to no hair at $29.90 a piece for ages 0-9 months. The “hair” attached to the band is made of a microfiber called kanekalon, which is suppose to be the finest and most natural fiber around. Their motto, “For the girl that has everything, except hair.”

Okay now that you have had a good laugh what do you think? Would you buy it for your child? Personally, I have never used this product nor will ever use it on my daughter. I do believe in testing out a product before giving a review, however, that will not be the case today. I find this product absolutely ridiculous! A toupee for a infants…come on now! I know as a mother how frustrating it can be to try and style your child’s hair and all you have to work with are sprouts. All the while thinking when will this hair grow in??? I can sympathize especially when you have a little girl because when your younger your often taught beauty is in your hair. However, all hair grows in its own time and your child will look no less beautiful with or without it.

After exploring the website I found that if you have a return/exchange the product, you must do so within 5 days of receiving it. 5 days? What if I suddenly have to be out of town or maybe my package is sent to the wrong house upon arrival? According to the website they are not responsible for any shipping mishaps. They suggest you get tracking on your package and to include your credit card information so they can bill you for the shipping exchange.  Yea, nope, I’m really not interested.

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Now, if you don’t want a “full weave,” but want to enhance your child’s hair you can try Bebe Doos. For whatever reason I am less offended when I see these. I think they are actually kind of cute! Cute as they are, I still won’t be using these on my child. These “perfect ponies” as they are called will run you $20 and come in 5 different hair colors and 10 different ribbon choices. The creator, Melanie Cruz is a stay at home mother and started them in 2010 for her niece. She admits that Bebe Doos are silly, but they  “add a unique, fun accessory to every little princess’ wardrobe.”

Since being out, they are now a hit on Etsy. I am guessing because they are less creepy looking then the idea of a an actual wig on an infant? It also isn’t bad when you can get a little notoriety from celebrity baby Jordyn Grace Duggar of “19 Kids & Counting.” Ain’t that something? Oh and when it comes to returns and exchanges, they only ask that you contact them 7 days before you send the product back and they do not charge you any additional shipping when sending it back to you. Now that sounds better.

At the end of the day, whatever you decide to put in your child’s hair is your business. Don’t get me wrong, I like a good hair weave and will wear one myself. I also admire organizations like Locks of Love that give hope to medically ill treated children who have lost their hair to such as cancer. I just don’t agree with them for infants.  I find that we as people often seem to flock to what we consider the next “big thing.” However, when doing so, let us be ever so cautious of the message we are trying to send. Just because something is created doesn’t mean it should be bought.

Good day! 🙂

baby-bangs.com; bebedoos.com; today.com