Saturday, December 31, 2011


And then it became December 31st...

Can you guys believe it? Hope you guys have a wonderful time tonight!!! I would totally write more, but I have to run. Later gorgeous people!


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Fashion: Jason Wu//Target

Designer to the stars, Jason Wu is designing for Target!! Also famously known as the designer of First Lady Obama's white gown that she wore to the inaugural ball. This is very special...for some reason I didn't know about this until a few hours ago when S told me about it. Where have I been?? Hmm...I guess there's only one thing on my mind these days;)

This is going to be a good one...I can feel it!!!


Home: Bookshelf

Since minimalism is the only way to go these days, this Cerruti Baleri Mac Gee Modern bookshelf is exactly what the doctor ordered:) Ok,'s way too pricey, but the look is great...don't you think?

Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Saturday in my Life!//Pt. 2

For those of you who don't know...I  was born and raised in Sweden to Eritrean parents. I was lucky enough to be born into a family of love and great friendships. My parents were and are very much in love and my siblings are the most wonderful people you'll ever meet....I know, I know...this is where I say "despite the fact that they get on my nerves", but really I think I along with my obsessive/compulsive/controlling/"clean that up right now" personality is the one to get on peoples nerves. What can I say, I get it from my daddy. Either way, I've been lucky.

From the time I can remember I've always had a wonderful Christmas. My mother used to make us all dress sister and I used to get our hair done and my beautiful Mamina (that's what we call her) wore her latest Eritrean dress along with her best gold. She always looked stunning, and every time my father would look at her as if it was the first time he laid eyes on her. I always loved their relationship and felt blessed that they were so open about their love when our culture is far from showing the kind of love that my father showed my mother. I have no idea if my writing is making any sense right now...but wharrreverrr!

Sooo, to my next point. Where I'm from we celebrate Christmas today, the 24th of December. I've spent the entire day moping around, because I've been alone. Yes, yes...I sound pathetic:) It's true though, in America, Christmas is spent on the 25th, hence, I'm alone on the 24th, as this is the day where people spend their time last minute shopping. Anywhooo, here I am being super not grateful.

Today I realized that I need to get over myself and just be thankful for everything and everyone that I have in my life. I'm kind of weirded out by myself that it had to get this dramatic for me to appreciate what I have in my life.

With that said....Merry Christmas beautiful people. Thank you for everything!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Style: Fancy Pants

Who doesn't love a splash of color. How dreamy would it be to have a tux for New Year in this pink color. I don't know what's going on with me right now, but I kind of love the idea of PINK:) How very Barbie of me.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Outfit: New Years Eve//2012

I kind of want to wear this for New Years Eve. What do you guys think? I actually have no plans of going anywhere, but I'm obviously still outfit hunting. I would totally wear it around the house and look fabulous!!! I may in fact do the tux. It's fabulous.


Made by me: Yellow Tea dress // At the Mayor's ball

This dress actually has a bare back, but obviously I didn't get that in a picture. There is such a long story with this thing, but because I'm not evil I will not share it. Hope you guys are having a great Sunday aaaand that you're finishing up for Christmas.

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Sunday, December 04, 2011

Press: A night out with Nicole & Andruw Jones

Designer Nicole Jones was looking stunning in a dress by yours truly, with her husband (pro baseball player) Andruw Jones at the Delta Double Play Rally Event  for Childhood Cancer Research.

Ps. I know, I know...the pic is not as clear as it should be. Sorry:)

Music: Where Them Girls At ft. Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida

Home: Office

How adorable is this?! If you're going to have a home office, this desk is a must have. Loving the retro feel, don't you. What do you guys think??

Ps. Found it on Cake & Bell:) Even the name is yummy!

Friday, December 02, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

News: Marni + H&M = True

Guess what up to collaborate with Swedish clothing giant is non other than Italian fashion house, Marni. Great news!! I can't wait to see their prints and their adorable dresses.

Press: Designer Fatima Bocoum//Magazine Shoot

Designer Fatima Bocoum at a magazine shoot in a dress by yours truly. She looks amazing. More pics to come.

Hello: Good Night

It's 1.21am as I'm writing this on my iPhone. I thought I would write a little blurb as I'm about to fall blurb:)

See you beautiful people tomorrow...


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Home: Swedish Design

Ley's get inspired. I am in love with simple and clean design for homes. Less is definitely right when creating a bright and clutter free space.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Books: Momzilla

Since laughter is the most powerful medicine of them all, I give you "Momzilla". I read this book a few years ago when flying from Stockholm to New York. When I landed in New York, I only had 2 more chapters to complete the entire book. Don't get me wrong, it's not the most intellectually stimulating read but it's lots of fun. It's an insight to the insane lives of the mother's on Manhattan's upper east side. Trust me when I say that I laughed from the first page to the last. Ah, joy!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Design: Anna Sara Dåvik

Nail jewelry anyone? Oh how this tickles my fancy...does it tickle yours? From Swedish designer Anna Sara Dåvik, defintely someone to bookmark in your fashion calendar.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Penny Loafer

-By Sha Glynn- While roaming around the Bloomingdale’s Friends and Family Sale this weekend, I became nostalgic.  And excited!  I was, for lack of a better word, slightly “verklempt” after noticing just how many new penny loafers were on display.  I couldn’t help but think about 5th grade, when I sported my loafers along with my white Jordache jeans and my sparkly Michael Jackson glove.  My childhood best friend and I even “designed” our own tops, writing PYT on white sweatshirts using red and black markers.  My Mom was appalled, I’m sure, but oh…those were the days!

The humble little loafer, once the source of emergency funds for kids needing to make a phone call—way before cell phones and even before pay phones cost a quarter—has come a long way.  Now it’s something of an icon and I’m so happy that it’s back!

From old-school, flat ones to cutting edge loafer pumps, these shoes are the perfect answer to the fall blues.  Wear them with jeans while tailgating on the weekends or with skirts to work.  Maybe you’ll even get the urge to listen to Michael Jackson’s Thriller album, like I did! 

Looking fashionably forward...

Today: Made my heart smile

Here it is again...another great conversation. Driving home today I randomly thought of someone I had not spoken to for a while. I have this rule that when someone crosses my mind I must call them, no it's not superstition...I promise, either way, I picked up the phone and called. The rest is what became a great talk.

It's funny how sometimes the one person that you haven't spoken to for a while will have the most amazing things to say. It may be a few nice words, or a considerate statement, and they may even share an advice or two, not knowing that it was much needed ;) (yes, I'm talking to you). Don't get me wrong...I'm not in a slump waiting to be dragged up, actually far from it, however, everyone needs a shove in the right direction (ever so often). 

That is the most beautiful thing with people such as my friend. They may not be the most tactful individuals, but they will tell you the truth, no matter how many tears you plan on shedding. I know I definitely need to hear it sometimes!! 

So thanks A!

Ps. What does this teach us? Maybe you should call and say hi to someone who has been crossing your mind. You may be a phone call away from some great insight. (Obviously with user discretion).

Xmas Present Alert: Triwa

Swedish design house Triwa are definitely adding color, and were recognized for just that by being awarded with Guldknappen (Sweden's most prestigious fashion award) for best accessories.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Inspiration: Whyred

I've always been very inspired by Swedish designers 'Whyred'! The colors, the simplicity, the straight lines. It's fashion!!! I can't wait to wear my Navy blue long winter coat from them, once it gets that cold that is.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Shop: Versace+H&M=WAR

Ok people, it's on! I went into H&M today, to get some things for <3 and learned that there won't be too much of the Versace collection in on Saturday when the collection officially comes out. I'm not sure what that means but on the 19th at 8am I am G.I Jane-ing it. See you there!

Ps. You know, you wanna!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Made by me: Nicole Jones in one of my dresses:)

I'm so excited that Nicole (Jones) wore my Honesty dress:) I totally named it after hers and Chantel (Watkins) jewelry line "Honesty". Ok, that was a mouth full....but seriously, these girls are so great <3 Nicole looks amazing!!!

Ps. Yes, I'm really happy!

Shop: Versace + H&M

This Versace for H&M leather dress is asking for me to attack it. I'm looking for YOU!!!

Style: Nice

Today: Deadlines

This is how I feel right now. I am the ghost with the machete looking ax-thing. Every job I ever worked was always extremely deadline oriented, so I have super low tolerance when people can't/won't stick to promised deadlines. It exhausts me when I have to chase people to finish projects. Who does that you ask. I could name 2 people right now! I need prayers as we speak so I don't go "beast" on a certain someone.

I've called Ruth 45,000 times to ask her to pray for me. She's probably just saying that she is. Hmm, what I would give to read her mind right now. I digress...but seriously, I need help.

Ps. I want my mommy! 

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Today: I remember...

Growing up I knew I wanted to do two things; write and create/make things. I loved telling stories and I loved anything that had to do with building things. I still do. The writing came from my mother and the building from my father. It wasn't more complicated than that:) When I was 7 I decided that I was going to write a play. Not any play, it was going to become a movie and I knew for sure that I would win an Oscar. I had the story in my head and it was only a matter of putting the words on paper. I was working on my masterpiece for years, and by years I mean days, back then three days really did seem like seven years.

The day I finished, we were invited to my mother's girlfriend's house. In an attempt to keep me occupied, my lovely mommy suggested that I draw the different characters in my story as well as their outfits. This sounded like a phenomenal idea and I started drawing. I did it for hours, until it was time to leave, and I voila...I was in love with fashion and the beauty of style. I always watched Fashion TV with my mother, but it wasn't until I started sketching that I really felt the love.

What about the play that was going to become a movie?? It sucked, and every time I tried to read it to my daddy he looked at me as if I had mental problems. He called it "never ending". I actually found it a few years ago in my old bedroom, and the embarrassment flashbacks that I'm suffering until this day are agonizing! Brrrr!!!! Thank God I was able to polish my writing skills...

Ps. The play was an insult to Oscar.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Made by me: Electric Blue Notte Dress

Music: With You//A’maal Nuux

Made by me: Hanna Dress

Event: Jaden's Ladder

L-R: Warren Huntley (, Yours truly:),
Greg Mabry (Bentley Atl),
Ruthie B 

Last night we went to the Fairway Gala at the Mason Murer Gallery in Atlanta. The night was put together by Nicole and Andruw Jones (NY Yankees) for, Jaden's Ladder an non-profit organization that assists survivors of domestic violence.  

Very interesting evening...with friends <3

Ps. Thank you Greg!!! 

Friday, November 04, 2011

Today: Soft Spoken vs. Conversation Crasher

Today I committed the ultimate "proper etiquette" crime. I interrupted two people having what seemed to be a great conversation. Although this may seem rather trivial to some, I find interrupting people in the middle of a convo to be up there with chewing with your mouth open, picking your nose, and/or pushing a pregnant woman in line at Wholefoods, and several other horrible and barbaric acts that proper upbringing prevents me from doing. I don't know what was worse...the fact that I interrupted them or the fact that I couldn't care less. All I knew was that I wanted to speak to one of my victims.

As I approached my targets I realized that it may not have been the brightest thing to do. Once my IQ decided to kick in I was too close to act as if I was just walking by...pretending at this point would have only portrayed me as a psychotic-stalker-beast, and I will take rude over p-s-b most days of the week. 
My "I don't mean to interrupt" was met with a "but ya did". Yes people "but ya did"!  

Once I was done committing one of my father's cardinal sins and the source of all evil (yes, interrupting) I turned around and walked away. A few minutes later there he was...nice, easy going and very forgiving:) I couldn't help feeling a tad bit embarrassed...which made my awkwardness come out, which in turn unleashed my shyness, which resulted in him calling me soft spoken. Yes, Freud would have had a field day in my brain today. After a short conversation he was on his way and gets an INTERVIEW!

Can I get a woopwoop for NO pride:) 

Made by me: Notte Dress

This is what I wore to Ruth's birthday party at the W hotel in Buckhead last night. I have many more coming. Very exciting...for me at least! The dresses are available for custom order right now...CLICK and let me know:)