Archive for January, 2011

Kelly Cutrone…You Inspire Me…!

I love me some Grungy Gentleman on a daily basis, but I LOVE it even more when Andrew Mukamal & his Unbelievable Closet of Extraordinary fashion is featured, (loving the Vintage Dior backpack and Missoni x converse.)

I’ve always thought it would be great to be a fly on the wall at Peoples Revolution. I would love to see his daily attire, his style intrigues me (not to mention the many other Wonderful reasons, like the Incredibly Inspirational Kelly Cutrone.) I love his personality and Kelly’s outspoken, straight to the point, No Bull-shit attitude, hence “If you’re gonna cry, go outside…,” by Kelly Cutrone! Also, don’t forget to pick up her new book, “Normal Gets You Nowhere” April 26, 2011, you can buy both

You know, I was never considered Normal and to be honest I’m glad. I would rather be considered abnormal than blend in with everyone else. As my sons T-shirt design says, “Don’t Blend GLOW”… his motto is “Don’t blend with the rest Glow like the Best.”

I was always that girl people couldn’t wait to see, wondering what I was going to look like, what I’d be wearing when I got to school, a party, a  job… I was considered “different”, “weird”, “abnormal”. I’ve always had a very outgoing personality, I keep people on their toes.  Again, I was considered all the fore mentioned above along with “hyper”, or a question of “ What are You on, can I have some?” There Never was and still isn’t  a dull moment when I’m around people say. I can always bring people out of their funk and put a smile on their face. I was an Inspiration to my sons mantra, or so I’d like to think, lol. I’ve just Always preferred to be happy rather than sad, good rather than bad. What did Mae West say,” When I’m good I’m good but when I’m bad I’m even better.”

I saw a quote today on Twitter, sorry I can’t remember who Tweeted it at the moment, but it went something like this, “…There are no more hours in a bad day than there are in a good one”  So the way I take that is why bother to sulk and have a bad day when you can enjoy a good one! Turn you’re frown upside down, make light of every situation, try to find the good in all things…think Positive!

When I watched “Kell on earth” on Bravotv, I loved all their straight forward personalities.  I couldn’t wait to see what was next. They were so great to watch at work, they were doing something I could only wish I would have been able to do. It’s very hard, competitive work with long hours but I would still give my right arm to work for Kelly Cutrone, even if only for a day. I’d like to be an intern, be her gopher, do whatever it is for her & her company that she would allow me to do. I’d pick up her dry cleaning, go to Shake Shack, get lunch… It would be a dream being able to do something in the Fashn World, not to mention for the Greatest PR woman in Fashn. I love her as a mother, a strong business woman, a great book writer and just her overall personality. She is my Inspiration!

This is the part where I try not to get bummed out not being able to be the person I always wanted to be.  If I didn’t have health issues I know that I would be doing something in the Fashn world, not quite sure what, but it would be something in Fashn. So for now, I practice my photography which I would love to learn more about, I indulge in Fashn sites and go window shopping. I’m teaching myself how to do different multi-media art and I’m reading everything I can imagine that comes out in Fashn. Oh, and trying to learn how to Blog.

I want to say Thank you again to All of the Fashion Industry for giving me inspiration that helps keep me positive enough to stay alive and striving forward when the going gets tough. I’m thankful for each and every day I am given. I face each day like the glass is half full not empty. I look forward to each one knowing there’s always going to be new Fashn for me to embark upon.

You all keep me focused and Inspired, my family & myself can’t thank you enough, Fashn for me is Therapy!

…<3 God …<3 Life …<3 Fashn  …<3 Fun


A New Year w/a New Attitude

Well, its been awhile!!  It’s a New Year and I’m hoping Everyone involved can start fresh with positive thoughts and a New Attitude.

Life with Lupus is not fun! Life with Fibromyalgia is not fun! Life with a heart that beats irregular, too hard and too fast ALL the time, is not fun! Life with constant pain from back surgery nerve damage, is not fun! Life with Constant Migraine Headaches, is not fun! Life with the worry I could have another STROKE and this time not recover as well, is not fun!….This is My Life with Sneddons Syndrome and It Is Not Fun!

Regardless of how my health may be, I’m Excited to be starting out 2011 with a new Adventure ahead. We’ve been packing and have moved our stuff out of one house into the garage of our New one…Yahoo! It’s Exciting, but I’ve done way to much.

Packing and moving our stuff into a smaller place is trying. It’s not completely finished with electrical and a few other minimal things. I have managed to Overdue it, I’ve pushed to get things done and in turn it’s now going to set me back because I’ve made myself sick.  I find myself feeling guilty if I’m not doing something to help.  I wish there were ways that I could take the load off of my Husband.  He has worked so hard  building the new house with his own hands & I’m so proud of him. I’ve come to finally understand that it’s not just hurting me if I overdue it, but my husband and family too.

Even though, the house is much smaller, I feel it’s a way for us to finally SIMPLIFY our lives.  I find that the so-called, stuff, we manage to accumulate in our lifetime just ends up dragging us down. The More you have the More you want! I have found that having so MUCH when it comes to things, makes life much more Chaotic.  When you have too much and not enough space to put it is CHAOS!

I know that with my health being CHAOTIC in itself, I need to lead a very Stress Free Simplistic life.  I’m hoping that I’ll be able to dive into the wonderful world of Fashn and Decorating while I try to recuperate. It’s gonna be just me and my Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest & of course my Allure & Marie Claire for the next few days.

Our house is empty, but the walls have been beautifully painted, the bath tile picked out and placed, granite done and Espresso colored cabinets have been hung.  The electrical is being finished and fixtures put up and he may even hang the new front door.  It’s an exciting  journey to do your house from scratch, a long process but exciting  journey nonetheless.

We have about a week before we can move our FEW things inside, so in the meantime were going to be sleeping in our motor home.  It’s been raining hard for a week and been pretty cold for this area, but its suppose to be sunny after tonight.  (So the weatherman says) Lets just hope they’re right, the rain puts a damper on moving!!  I’m very excited and keep my mind focused on the adventures to come for this new year!  I’m praying my health gets better so that I can enjoy the decorating of our house.  God is so good and I’m very fortunate to be Blessed with an Incredibly supportive husband.

…I have Faith that I’m gonna have better days

…I miss indulging in the Fabulous Fashn World

…I’m ready to get on with this New Fashn Filled Faithful Fun Life in good ole’ 2011

ELEVEN 11=(Twin Towers) has Always been my favorite number!!..that alone let’s me know it’s gonna be Fantastic, not to mention my attitude and outlook is one to be reckoned with, I’m goin’ All Out Baby!!!!

…<3 God …<3Fashn