Film and TV Inspired Halloween Costumes

by christiem on October 19, 2014 · 0 comments

Some people go BIG when it comes to Halloween costumes and by BIG I mean BIG DOLLARS.

But, not all of us want to dish out big bucks for something we will probably never wear again.

Rather than investing in a Halloween Costume that will only last one night, make the most of your budget by styling a fashion forward piece that you can wear again, to fit the look of your favorite movie and tv characters!

After all, there is no better place to find Halloween Costume Inspiration than in films and on TV.

Here are a few of my favorites that make a perfect pairing with this spooky season and will deliver a WOW on All Hallows Eve yet keep you fashionable all year long.



Cynthia Steffe Ponte Shirt Dress Available at Nordstrom 

Cambridge Satchel in Black Available at Shopbop

Deborah Lippmann Fade To Black Naiol Lacquer Available at Neiman Marcus

Commando Opaque Dig Free Tights Available at Nordstrom

Steve Madden Troopa Boot Available at Nordstrom 


JULIUS Structured Military Coat Available at FarFetch

Steven Alan Banded Collar explorer Shirt Available at East Dane

John Varvatos Slim Fit Suspender Pant

 John Varvatos Thayer Tall Button boot

Leather Journal with metal Lock


L’ecole Des Femmes Suspender Pleated Skirt

TOPSHOP Short Sleeve Cotton Shirt

TOPSHOP Shrunken Leather Biker Jacket

MODCLOTH Patent Office Heel

ASOS Over The Knee Socks

Guess Oval Wood Bead Chain Rosary Necklace

NARS Hardwire Lipcolor


Religion Wool coat with Asymmetric Buttons

AllSaints Piper Leather Peacoat

Diesel Thavar-Dest Leather Pant

Basic Black T-Shirt 

Wire through Ear Earrings 

Latch Zip Black Leather Ankle Boot

Hugo Boss Motorcycle Gloves


Model Bootcamp: Size it Up

by christiem on October 14, 2014 · 0 comments


I just completed a 15 day photoshoot.  Whew! I’m exhausted!

After working through 8 racks of wardrobe, 37 pairs of shoes, 40 principle models and 85 extras I realized it was time for another Model Bootcamp post!

Nothing and I mean nothing irritates me more than when I ask a female model their size and they say “Um, I’m like a 3/5″.

My face turns red and I have a compulsion to keep correcting the model as they argue with me.

I say “Oh you mean you’re a 2/4″?

They reply “Yeah I’m a 3/5″

I say “Yes a 2/4″

and so it goes…..round and round.

Why does this infuriate me?  Well, a 3 or a 5 is a Junior clothing size.  If you are over the age of 13 you are in adult sizes which run 2,4,6,8, etc.  You are NEVER a 3/5 unless you are still making plans for the freshman Homecoming Dance.

The same goes for men.  When a stylist asks you what your jacket size is the answer is NEVER “I’m a medium”.

You should always reply with a number and length such as 42R or 40L.


Here is what you should know:










Sleeve Length




and if you want to be really thorough, Hat Size.

Gentlemen, if you do not know these sizes you can go to any retailer that carries suits and their sales experts will measure you for free.

Please beautiful people.

Don’t drive your stylist crazy and run the risk of having to wear clothing that is too small or waaaay to big.  Size yourself up!



Downtown Summerlin Streetstyle

by christiem on October 12, 2014 · 2 comments


This weekend I was on the streets of Downtown Summerlin at the Grand Opening Street Festival spotting the best of downtown street-style and handing out give cards to the chicest in the crowd.


Effortless chic.  easy and relaxed yet polished and put together.  These ladies have the “IT” factor.


Casual Cool. Sometimes an added accessory punches up your look to polished perfect.


Funky and Fun. These looks are packed full of personality.

...and the Fashion fabulousness didn’t stop there!  

Downtown Summerlin retailers showcased some of the hottest Fall Fashion’s under a beautiful bright blue sky on a fashion runway right smack in the middle of Festival Plaza Drive.

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Missed the fun or want even more?

There are tons of store openings and special events happening in the coming weeks at Downtown Summerlin!

I’ll share all the Fashion Fabulous announcements as soon as I have them!



Donkey Milk.

Yes, you heard me, Donkey Milk.

This is the key ingredient in the latest product, from beauty guru Napoleon Perdis.

Let’s set the Donkey Milk part aside for a moment and talk about Milk Cleansers. I have discussed Balm, Foam and Gel Cleansers here on my blog but I haven’t really touched on Milk Cleansers yet.

Milk Cleansers are a light and gentle cleanser designed for daily use to remove dirt, grime and make-up. They are a great alternative to other cleansers because they moisturize‚ nourish and balance the skin without the harshness of soaps. Fantastic for maturing, dry and irritated skin they hydrate while removing impurities.

Now back to the Donkey Milk.  Napoleon Perdis says he was inspired by Cleopatra’s signature beauty ritual of bathing in complexion-balancing milk when he created this product.

“Cleopatra is perhaps history’s most iconic beauty, but she was also blessed with an intelligence and effortless charm that is often overlooked.  Like the modern Napoleon woman, this girl was a multi-tasker!  She is said to not only have been a powerful leader, but also to have been a scholar, penning books on medicine and cosmetics, and inspiring beauty treatments all over the world.  She was said to have luxuriated in milk-baths.  This may seem strange to us now, but the Vitamins A and E found in milk are fabulous for skin cell repair and for complete complexion perfection.”- Napoleon Perdis.

Ok so milk is great for the skin but why Donkey Milk?

Donkey Milk, which is higher in protein than regular cow and goat milk, is also packed with vitamins and essential fatty acids like omegas 3 and 6 and, because the milk is similar to human milk in its composition, it is easily absorbed into the skin.

With no parabens, petrolatums and silicone free the new Auto Pilot Hydrating Milk Cleanser is made with organic donkey milk and packed full of vitamins and essential fatty acids to calm and balance your skin.

Have I sparked your interest yet?


What Is It: Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Hydrating Cleansing Milk.

What Does it Do: This made-in-Italy creamy cleanser removes makeup, soothes and softens skin while calming and balancing.

How to Use It: Apply 1-2 pumps and gently massage on skin.  Remove with a tissue or cleansing cloth.

Why I Love it: Ah-mazing!  The product removed all of my makeup- even eye makeup- without any irritation. My skin felt clean, smooth. plump and ridiculously hydrated, almost as if I had already put moisturizer on. Great for all skin types, but those of us with “maturing” skin will notice the biggest difference. Donkey Milk?  Sign me up!  My skin looks FANTASTIC!

Where Can I Get It: Neiman Marcus and



Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse

October 1, 2014

This Outfit of the Day Look began with a fabulous pair of Seychelles 1950’s inspired stacked heel shoes from Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse. Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, offering more than 30,00 pairs of designer and name brand shoes at affordable prices,  will open their doors to Las Vegas shoe-lovers on Thursday October 9th at Downtown Summerlin! […]

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Get Your Shopping Shoes Ready for Downtown Summerlin

September 29, 2014

Open, Open Open!!!! It’s finally here!  The Grand Opening of Las Vegas’ newest retail shopping destination: Downtown Summerlin! Downtown Summerlin will kick things off on October 9th with a four day street festival of shopping, music, food, fashion and live entertainment, beginning with a spectacular light show opening ceremony at 8pm on October 9th.  The […]

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The BoxTrolls: A Peek Beneath the Boxes

September 26, 2014

I LOVE stop-motion animation.  I have been obsessed with it since I was a child- remember The Year Without a Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer? My stop-motion devotion then carried through to adulthood with The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach and Corpse Bride. I am absolutely mesmerized by the realistic detail and gritty surrealistic […]

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12 Hours With Sisely Paris Phyto-Teint Expert

September 24, 2014

I work long days.  Really….long….days. A typical work day for me is anywhere from 10-14 hours with not much time for touching up so my foundation needs to be a heavy hitter. Lately I have been noticing that BB Creams, CC Creams and tinted moisturizers just aren’t getting the job done anymore. I need something richer […]

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Sisley Paris Phyto-Pate Moussante

September 21, 2014

I have ONE beauty tool that I am completely and totally obsessed with, my Clarisonic Mia.  Trust me, your cleansing routine will never be the same again after you try it. This miracle gadget employs a sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to gently, yet thoroughly remove makeup six times better than cleansing with […]

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Omorovicza Blue Diamond Resurfacing Peel

September 14, 2014

I just wrapped up a week long photoshoot.  Long hours, sweltering studio conditions and waaaay too much coffee had left my skin in need of a pick-me-up so it was the perfect time to test out a brand new product from one of my favorite skincare lines Omorovicza, Blue Diamond Resurfacing Peel. The Blue Diamond […]

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