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What Would Martha Stewart Do? Get Inspired And Meet Martha Stewart At Macy’s

January 19th, 2016 by Christen There comes a time in a woman's life where she becomes more excited about placement settings and home design aesthetics than shopping sprees and designer shoes.  I'll admit, my latest obsessions have evolved from curating personal style to (dare I say it) designing intimate events with (and for) family and friends.  And if there's one person you can depend on having inspiration for designing experiences you'll love, it's Martha Stewart.   From the kitchen to home life and even planning my future wedding, following Martha Stewart, has inspired me to step up my design game in every area of my life.  That's why I'm so excited to meet the mother of style, the duchess of design - Martha Stewart at Macy's.  Join Macy’s in welcoming Martha Stewart at a special signing of her new book "Martha Stewart Weddings, Ideas & Inspiration". Learn tips for planning the big day, and with any Martha Stewart Wedding book purchase of $60, you'll get a chance to meet her and have your book signed*!   Martha Stewart   Celebrating 20 years of the design debut of Martha Stewart Weddings in 1995, it has been the premier resource for couples looking to plan and personalize their big day. From the engagement to the day itself, every detail is covered. You can learn what goes into making a “Martha” wedding, which includes dreaming up a cohesive theme and color palette, as well as finding a dress and suit, registering for gifts, enjoying showers and bachelor(ette) parties, hiring vendors, choosing the flowers and cake, and orchestrating a sweet send-off for the evening.   Martha Stewart     This year has already proven to be a year of transition, from work, relationships and the fact that I'm moving into a new home has me in a design-frame-of-mind all day, everyday.  Whether you’re planning a wedding for yourself, a friend, client, or even looking for designer ideas for a new home, office or work space - this book is a must-have – and who better to get advice from than Martha Stewart?! I'll see you Thursday, January 28th at Macy's Herald Square (New York) at 6pm. For more information on this free event, find more details here.     Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Sketch It, Submit It, Sell It! With The @RadioShack Invention Challenge

May 5th, 2014 by Christen Do you have an idea for the next generation of hot toys for kids?  If you've had an idea or have wondered why your inventive idea has yet to be produced on store shelves then today is your day to get noticed!  


  Remember last week when I shared RadioShack and Quirky are giving inventors a chance to prove they know just what is needed to make a toy that no one can put down? The brands are looking for submissions for smart toys that are intelligent, intuitive and interactive, and ideal for kids of all ages. The top product will be produced by Quirky and sold exclusively in RadioShack stores.  Last week, RadioShack and Quirky hosted a Sketch and Design night at the RadioShack custom concept store on 42nd street in NYC.  


  During the event, guests were invited out to the store to sit down with illustrators and create the visual concept for the next great American toy.  With a single phone call and the help of my niece Shanna, I submitted an idea for the "Diva Doll".  The Diva Doll will record you or your child's voice and will playback up to 10 personalized messages anytime.  


  Check out more interesting inventions created from the 'Sketch and Design' event below...  


      If you have the next great tech toy idea and missed out on the 'Sketch and Design' event fun, there's still hope!  You can still submit your idea online today only at (Submission deadline is May 5th 2014).  Want to learn more?   Connect with RadioShack via social media on FacebookTwitter and Instagram today.

Famed Fashion Designer Jason Wu Designs Everything…Except The Kitchen Sink…

November 8th, 2011 by Christen From the runways to electronic store shelves, Jason Wu is one of the leading fashion designers that has gone beyond the helm of designing fashions worn by models - into creating model designs of cameras, electronics and now powder room, kitchen faucets and accessories alike.

Since faucet brand Brizo® established a relationship with fashion designer Jason Wu in 2006, architects and designers have anxiously anticipated a collaborative collection between the two luxury brands. After many years in the making, the two brands are delighted to introduce the Jason Wu for Brizo Collection, a stylish powder room suite that merges the signature styles of both brands in a line of products for the bathroom. The collection reinforces the position of the Brizo brand as fashion forward and innovative, and it marks the debut of Jason Wu into the world of interior design.

“As a designer I thoroughly enjoyed working alongside the Brizo product team to translate my designs into a collection of products for the home. It was an exciting challenge combining my design aesthetic with the innovative technology of Brizo products,” said Wu.

“Much like fashion accessories help pull together an outfit, these added pieces complete the look of the home bathroom, allowing homeowners to infuse the collection’s style throughout the space to create one seamless, integrated design,” said Judd Lord, director of industrial design for Brizo products.

The complete collection will be available in showrooms in spring 2012, although pre-order reservations are available now through February 20, 2012 for a limited number of faucets and coordinating accessories. For additional information about the Jason Wu for Brizo collection, visit:

Are You Feeling The New Face of Facebook?

September 22nd, 2011 by Christen   The announcements have been made and a new less-private Facebook is upon us. Earlier today during the F8 developers conference  - Mark Zuckerberg announced big Facebook changes — and now it’s your turn to chime in. What do you think of the new Timeline, showing all your stories and all your apps? Is it really a new way to express who you are?  Are we in line for a social "over-share"?  When is sharing too much actually too much? Check out the streaming stories from around the web and the top stories online and let us know if you're really feeling the new face of Facebook.  

Facebook Timeline Redefines User Profiles

Facebook partners up to bring music, news and videos to your profile through Open Graph

Facebook outs Timeline, gives your profile page a new outfit


Are you excited about the new look of Facebook or are you over the hype?


MBFW: Falguni & Shane Peacock SS12

September 13th, 2011 by Christen With many of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week shows already under our belts, the Falguni & Shane Spring/Summer 2012 show revealed itself as a great surprise in spring/summer fashions with its bold colors, wild patterns all while paying homage to the military fashion trends of the past. A striking interweaving of reptilian scales and insect-like patterns was a great break in the monotony of floral, dainty and spring like collections that we've experienced lately. Is this everyday fashion? By no means. But, these fantasy designs & color combinations are sure to be a hit on the red carpets for starlets looking to stand up and out amongst the rest...


Falguni & Shane Peacock 2012 is filled with embellished pieces and layers of chiffon, leather, metal & feathers!


This collection brings to life the idea of fashion fighting each other as "armor" for the modern woman...


What's found beneath? Heavy undertones complete with shoulder pads, heavy embellishment and flashes of black...


A kaleidoscope of jeweled tones and colors revealing the strength of warrior goddess-like models cascaded down the runway in front of such celebs as Lala Vazquez and Joan Rivers...


These looks are as amazing as they get at fashion week - breaking the rules of "traditional" springtime looks...


Creating an airy definition of fashion and luxury combined with rock n roll, Falguni & Shane Peacock redefines what Spring and Summer should look like.


Falguni & Shane Peacock designers - take a bow...


What did you think of these looks?  Which celebs could you see rocking these fantasy frocks?

Divas Drive in Heels: Social Media Super Coupe

September 1st, 2011 by Christen

A sleek stylish design.  Personal assistant-like capabilities.  This diva's dream coupe!  

This sporty four-seat concept car was unveiled in Germany this week. The Evos will debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The Ford Evos plug-in hybrid concept vehicle is so smart, it can socially network with its driver’s friends and recommend roads and routes that might be quickest or the most fun to drive. According to Ford, the vehicle gives its driver the ability to tap into this “personal cloud” of information at any time — for example, picking up where the driver left off on that favorite song he or she was listening to inside the house. The vehicle’s smart systems monitor its driver’s “physical state and workload,” adjusting the car’s handling, heating, cooling and music to suit the driver’s level of alertness, perhaps even keeping him from falling asleep.  A Ford spokesperson says, “The car gets to know you and can act as a personal assistant to handle some of the usual routines of a daily commute.” When will you be able to test drive this beauty?  Not anytime soon - the company intends to use the ideas incorporated into this futuristic vehicle in many of its upcoming cars you’ll see on showroom floors.  Here's hoping to a change of heart, because this diva could really get used to coupes like this 😉 Ford Evos Concept Coupe      

3D Foot Fetish with United Nude

March 2nd, 2011 by Christen Where true architecture meets shoe design.  The Iris van Herpen X United Nude product is a glamorous ankle bootie with smooth round lines and golden leather detailing on the front and back of the shoe, with three-dimensional characteristics. Transparency, reflections and movements create the effect of visual estrangement. The construction of the shoe is so complicated and precise that each pair is 100% hand-made with the highest grade Italian kid leather available. $1,295.00



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