Category Archives: Fashion

Life Cycle of a Dream

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Pull up a chair, have I got a story to tell you! Today I am  finally to pulling back the curtain on a BIG project that I have been working on. This is a big step of faith that I needed to do today when I realized how much I needed YOU! Months ago,  I gave Read more…

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Caroline Macaron fits your stylish feet!

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Audio Podcast: Ladies!! I have found bliss! I am interviewing a shoe maker today!! How exciting is that! Mother and daughter team, Caroline and Catherine are the brain power behind Caroline Macaron a stylish and elegant show that fit your needy tired feet! The original idea came about when Catherine did not want to give up Read more…

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Jane Hamill from Fashion Brain Academy

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Audio Podcast: Jane Hamill is my guest today and she is on a mission! Jane Says, “My goal is for every designer to make a living using their creativity while becoming business savvy – even if you hate sales and cringe at the idea of a marketing plan.” As a former fashion designer and retail Read more…

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Be creative and compassionate: Help Khali halt MS

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Please tune in to today’s video’s!! You may have heard me mention that I was going to be making this run of the Smart Creative Style Course a fund raiser. You mave have watched some of Khali Whatley’s videos.  She is a branding expert who instructs inside the Smart Creative Style Course.  She is simply one Read more…

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Don’t miss the forest for the trees! Smart Creative Style is open!

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Audio Podcast: Being a creative business owner, make that ANY TYPE of business owner requires vision and a lot of it. You have to have a lot of pieces in play to run a successful small business and it can be daunting. You know I am your constant cheerleader but I am also a practical cheerleader Read more…

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Discover Your Passion Workshop

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HI!! Excited to tell you about the new workshop I launched over on atly.com! I call it a workshop since it is self paced and fast. There are 3 parts, lots of videos and activities and the cost is $38. Don’t let fast fool you, the activities in the workshop can take months to master and Read more…

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Let’s talk about ideas, inspiration and copying

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Well the title to this post and video is loaded, right? I could write a lot of text, but I would rather have you tune in to today’s video and you can give me your thoughts. After all-I have been having this conversation with myself all week, so it is about time I had it with Read more…

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Jessie Artigue from Style and Pepper Keeps it Smart and Stylish

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Today I am chatting with the energetic, stylish and SMART, Jessie Artigue. You know I love a girl with style and Jessie has boundless amounts of it. Her blog Style and Pepper is full of ideas, tips and spunk. Not only does she blog about  personal style, DIY projects, healthy cooking, adventures as a style Read more…

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From sketchbook to the street: A look at Kelsey Montague’s passion

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Meet Kelsey Montague, one half the talent behind the Nikita and Vesper brand. Kelsey has teamed her skills up with her sister’s skills, and they are on the move to make the world a better and more fashionable place! They sell a mix of vintage and new items, some of it featuring Kelsey’s art. I love the Read more…

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The colorful world of Samantha Hahn

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Samantha Hahn is my guest today, she is a fabulous illustrator with a client list that anyone would envy. With clients like The Cut (New York Magazine), Daily Candy, Refinery 29,  J.Crew, Marc Jacobs, Mac Cosmetics,  Tiffany’s, Victoria’s Secret, she is one busy lady! I am amazed at how prolific she is and I love that she has kept up with Read more…

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Amy Butler sharing her heart and her business

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This is a re-airing on my 2 part interview with the wonderful and wise Amy Butler. Every time I sit down and talk with I learn something amazing about myself (how does she do that?) She was so kind to join in the Smart Creative Style course to talk about the business of “Amy Butler” Read more…

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The Essentials of Fabulous

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…because WHATEVER doesn’t work anymore. I was out at Barney’s  taking a friend to lunch (like a City Girl)  and I ran across this title. I did a double take. Because whatever doesn’t work anymore. Amen, sister. I promptly picked it up (got permission to untie the bow wrapped around it, it was Barney’s after Read more…

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An inside look at the Smart Creative Style Course

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I don’t know what is making me happier this morning putting this course together or learning new technology to make this video!! This was a creative exercise for me! Woot! The girl CAN still learn new tricks, who knew? 2 days for a 3 minute video and I thought illustration was time consuming! Haha! I Read more…

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Jessica Warner turns her passion for textiles into Twofold

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Twofold was created by Australian native Jessica Warner Stites to channel her passion for distinctive textiles. She decided to open an online store to feature the remarkable work of textile designers. When she contacted me, I thought, “Perfect, women supporting women.”  Passion supporting designers. Jessica is a perfect example of marrying her creative passion up Read more…

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Dear Kate and Julie Sygiel, a perfect match

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You are going to like this interview. File Julie Sygiel under the Smart Cookie category. This innovative engineering student took one entrepreneurial class in college and it was a game changer! She figured out something women need and she she set out create a solution. She designed leak proof, wicking, absorbent material for lingerie and Read more…

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Designer Virginia Johnson created her brand with her point of view

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I was so so thrilled to interview the amazing Virginia Johnson because not only is she a fabulous creative entrepreneur, she is also a fabulous watercolorist. OH! And she designs scarves!!!!  Hello, if you know me, you know I am in heaven about now. If you don’t know Virginia, she is a Canadian born designer who Read more…

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Simply Stylist connector Sarah Boyd wants you to network!

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Sarah Boyd had an idea. That idea was to bring all the people she was meeting working in fashion PR into one place, under one roof to network! Simply Stylist is a concept where  designers, fashion bloggers, stylists,  and editors come together for  fun and informative networking events. You get to learn, network and (a Read more…

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Jennifer L. Scott and her 20 Stylish Secrets

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I have to finally come to terms with the fact that even though I was born in Italy, I am a Francophile. When I was a flight attendant, no matter how tired I was we we arrived in Paris something just lit up inside me. Gorgeous city. A lot of cafes, a lot of places Read more…

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Making the world FashionABLE with Barrett Ward and Amber Lehman

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I was so excited to meet Barrett Ward from FashionABLE. Barrett and I started our conversation when I entered the design contest that was held in conjunction with the One Campaign and the Alt Summit conference. As I researched what FashionABLE was all about, I knew he had to come on and share his story Read more…

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Annie Selke on Pine Cone Hill, Dash & Albert and how she manages a mountain of inspiration!

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Yipee! It’s Annie Selke and I at her headquarters in Pittsfield, MA. Annie is an author, designer and founder  the renowned home furnishing companies of Pine Cone Hill and Dash and Albert. Pine Cone Hill  features bedding, sleepware, table linens and accessories (eek! fun! scarves!) with a bright, happy and contemporary vibe. Dash and Albert  features unique, durable Read more…

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