Fox 35 News Segment – Fall Shoe Trends

This Monday I was featured on Fox 35 Good Day Live discussing top fall shoe trends!

For the season, pointed toe is back in style! Also, cap toe, bordeaux, & jewel tones are must haves. Any type of shoe with a little bit of added sparkle gives a great touch of style to your outfit.

Motorcycle boots as well as booties are also huge for fall!  Another trend I’m loving is borrowing from the boys  – i.e. oxfords & smoker flats in various prints & colors.

In case you missed the segment check it out RIGHT here! xo

http://www.myfoxorlando.com/video?clipId=7845942&autostart=true

FOX 35 News Orlando

eHow Style Segments!

Recently, I had the pleasure of being asked to film 19 segments for the style section of Ehow.com!

If you’re not familiar with eHow, it’s a website with more than 30 categories that cover just about everything, it’s a one-stop online resource for life’s challenges. Professionals from every field come together to offer expert advice, backed by the additional support of the eHow community. Together, they’ve created a library of accomplishments online–and it’s available to you anytime, anywhere.

I was featured as a expert on style, explaining various “how-to’s” regarding accessories, clothing & other general style questions!

Here are a few of my favorite segments that I filmed…

How to Wear Cheetah Print Tights — powered by ehow

How to Make a Leather Jacket Look Dainty — powered by ehow

Cute Ways to Wear Boring Clothes — powered by ehow

How to Find Jeans for My Body Type & What Not to Wear — powered by ehow

For more, go to eHow.com & check them all out!

Some fun behind the scenes pictures of the day-long filming session I did for the 19 segments…

Neiman Marcus Lafayette 148 NY Styling Event

This past week Neiman Marcus Orlando was kind enough to invite me to be a part of this amazing Lafayette 148 New York styling event!

The top 3 stylists in Orlando & I were asked to choose at least one piece from the Lafayette 148 New York line & style it in a way that reflected our own personal style & aesthetic.

I chose the Haiden Two-Tone Blouse ($298) & was then inspired by all of the feminine leather featured around Neiman Marcus’ contemporary department – so I went to work creating from there! This Alice & Olivia pleated high-waisted leather skirt ($330) was too major to not use! I topped the skirt with a DVF leather studded number styled over the shoulders – just like Ken Downing showed us in his fall fashion preview. My handbag choice (Proenza clutch, $895) came from the pop of color used in these to-die-for-must-have Charlotte Olympia pumps! The last touch to my outfit was the Alexis Bittar jewerly & Tory Burch sunnies! I placed the necklace right under the collar of the blouse so it stood out. I wanted to give the Lafayette 148 blouse a more youthful, feminine, edgy overall look – which I think I accomplished!

Thank you again to Neiman Marcus Orlando for including me in this creative event!

XOXO, Mel

My Loss – Your Gain!

Being in the profession that I’m in, sometimes I get stuck with high-end designer items that I don’t necessarily need! I’ve decided to start listing some items on Ebay so other people can enjoy them instead of them just sitting in my closet. I’ve listed my first two items…Please feel free to message me any questions about them and pass them along to your friends! 🙂

Item #1: Stuart Weitzman Nude Naughty Pump, Size 11…Pointed toe pump, 4″ heel, leather lining, leather outsole, slip on, upper: 100% patent leather.

I used these shoes for a photoshoot & wasn’t able to return them, they aren’t my size! They are a great shoe & new with the box…perfect for wearing at any type of event. Valued at $298.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/320933240373?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649#ht_500wt_1044

Item #2: Jimmy Choo Black Glitter Heels, Size 8…From the 24:7 Collection. A glamorous evening slingback made of Italian leather is covered in glitter and paired with a snake-embossed platform. Snake-embossed leather heel, 4″ (110mm) Snake-embossed leather platform (20mm) Compares to a 3″ heel (90mm) Peep toe Adjustable ankle strap Leather lining and sole Padded insole, Made in Italy.

I used these shoes for a fashion show, the bottoms of the shoes were covered in duct tape & show some VERY minimal damage from that [pictures shown on Ebay listing], which is why I was unable to return them! Besides that they look awesome & are brand new with box. They are valued at $665.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320933241201#ht_500wt_1044