If you were in NYC this weekend, Central Park was crawling with people as we had sunny weather, buds on the trees and it felt reasonable enough to be out with a few layers on! Summer is around the corner but for now we're satisfied with not having to walk through snow and ice. If the winter can stay like this until Spring, I'm a happy girl! I was with the boyfriend this weekend and seeing that I live by the park, it's appropriate to begin thinking of fun outfits for him when it's time to be outside and relaxed! A picnic is much more enjoyable in the park when you have a fab look that you're rocking! Today, I'm inspired with my ongoing love affair with grey! I'm a huge fan of John Varvatos and think his sweaters are phenom and a must in any wardrobe. These can be paired with a number of fun jeans but try to have a bit of a tapered leg and stray from the boot cut style of jeans whether you opt for skinny or straight for him. Pop on our scarf whether you're guy is bold and goes for color or add some black into the look! Finally, you know that I'm a Sebago girl from my appearances with them on HSN as an On Air Host to designing Kimmie Smith x Sebago Fall 11 Collaboration (can I just say that if you loved the fall collection from the previews, you'll love what I have in store for you for Spring 12) - I think it's the perfect hanging out for the weekend kind of shoe!
As you guys have seen this week, I was on HSN for Sebago during their Spring Fashion Series presented by Elle Magazine! On Wed 23rd, there were a number of shoe brands that came out (I mean I saw Beverly Feldman who I adore and walked past her as I was going on the set)! I appeared on a 2am, 7am and 3pm slot talking about Sebago, where to wear them, how to wear them and why I loved them so much! I had to remind myself that HSN is the fourth largest network with a viewership of 95 million households! I have to say that HSN doesn't play around! They're on schedule, super sweet and the follow up is insane. I'm so happy for everyone that tuned in but for those that didn't I have some videos that you can enjoy!
I also want to thank those that dressed me! First off I have a HUGE love for Ann Taylor and LOFT! All my pants came from these fab brands as I wanted to wear cropped pants or leggings that showed off my footwear. I have never owned a pair but after wearing these I would say that your closet must have them going forward! I love bling and nothing says that more than Chelsea Taylor! I loved wearing the necklace, various bracelets and the ring! Of course the tops from 2am and 7am were Thai Nguyen from Bravo's Launch My Line! I love his boho chic style. But I also loved wearing Eva Varro during the 3pm show as she has been dressing me for years! Also, if you loved the nails - you know that Susan Nam, Celebrity Nail Stylist and owner of Polished Beauty Bar, keeps me in Zoya's Indigo!
There are a number of shows coming up in May and October with my involvement with Sebago and of course I will keep you up on information regarding my Kimmie Smith x Sebago Fall 2011 collection as well!
It seems like I have known, alluded and dreamed about the next couple of days forever but to clue everyone in, I collaborated with Sebago to create an amazing line which will be available on their site as well as select stores for fall of this year! My shoes will be showing at Capsule here in NYC starting Feb 19th - Feb 21st. I will also be there for interviews and just to say "how do" tomorrow and for most of Sun (then I am flying out for HSN to do Sebago's Spring 11 line on air). I am really excited as I created the collection in Oct in Dominican Republic and had the honor of designing at the same time as Ronnie Fieg which I have TONS of respect for. My shoes have traveled a bit from Berlin for the Bread and Butter Show to Vegas for Project. Both shows there was a lot of feedback for this women's collection with what I like to call - a buddy shoe - guys you will love this! So for those in the industry, bloggers, photographers, etc that have been asking me what the line looks like - this is a great weekend to see it. I was definitely inspired by my concept of "Living the Lifestyle" and being able to have that comfortable shoe that allows you to go from running to showrooms, Editor's appointments, lunch and then an unexpected girlfriend's night out during the week and brunch on the weekend! I'll be tweeting from the booth as well as keeping you in the loop on everything that is going on from Sat through my HSN appearances!
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