angiegattonWith my line of work, I have the opportunity to meet many wonderful people in the industry. Every week I am introduced to someone (and something) new and exciting.

While CAbi isn't new, it has certainly gained exciting momentum! 

Ironically, through middle school football I have come to know the lovely and inspiring Angie Gatton, CAbi Fashion Consultant. Who says you can't be fashionable on the football field, anyway? Long before Angie was a representative for CAbi, she was a customer. In fact, she's been working for the company for three years, but sporting the designs for over seven! With a house full of boys, CAbi has become a creative outlet for Angie. She says,

"I would never have dreamed of meeting so many interesting, beautiful women through this business. My girlfriend circle has grown exponentially!"

Just as Angie thinks she has come across the best CAbi collection ever, the next season tops it. Every time. It's refreshing to see Angie in a line of business she truly enjoys and reaps the benefits from in flexibility in quality of life with her teenage boys and husband. And the line itself — wearable and on trend.

With a background in Interior Design — many working years under her belt — Angie has landed in a career that suits her lifestyle and love of fashion. She is active in the community, loves to travel and naturally, is a fantastic entertainer!

For those who have not yet been introduced to CAbi, the line (Carol Anderson) was carried in Nordstrom years ago. As the business grew, the desire to offer a fresh, personal buying experience for customers grew. In 2001, Carol Anderson by invitation was founded. Learn more about CAbi's story and be sure to seek out the expertise of Angie!

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I've seen a lot of jumpsuits. But nothing quite like this.

Jay Ahr's see-through jumpsuit is crafted from loosely woven mesh and lined with internal shorts. It's definitely a show stopper. Yet, I am more obsessed with the assymetrical bralette by Helmut Lang.

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Available at Net-a-Porter


Fashion Week is coming up. New York. London. Milan. Paris. This will be another season that is too difficult for me to physically get away for. However, I will be on the edge of my seat viewing footage from home.

Almost daily, during fashion week seasons, I receive designer collections to review from across the globe. I especially love being introduced to designers that have such a point of view that I stop in my tracks and put my editorial calendar on hold. Enter Marianna Cimini.

Marianna Cimini is a brand that blends a love for sharp silhouettes with the ease and functionality of sportswear. Marianna was the fashion designer for Max Mara and Tod’s before she launched her eponymous label during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Milan in 2012. Her vision reflects a blend of rigor and play, demonstrated by the use of very traditional materials and very cutting-edge, technical fabrics. She creates bold pairings with color.

The themes for the FW14 collection revolve around a longing for separation, a newfound femininity and the acute awareness of a new beginning.

And here we see, yet again, that pink is a major player this year.

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Has spring fever hit you yet?

If it hasn't, just check out the spring collection from Brunello Cucinelli.

With resort season upon us, and spring around the corner, it's time to take a peek at what's coming out. I guarantee, you will love everything from this Italian house. The fabrics. The layers. The ease of it all. Favoloso!

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Time to check back in with our friends at ReKixx to see how the exciting journey in the Kickstarter program is going. Such a bright idea — sneakers that are manufactured using a unique mix of materials that look and feel like canvas and rubber but are made entirely from a propriety blend of lab certified recyclable materials. Green fashion that enables you to express your style over and over again. And Mother Earth approved!
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With just a $1 pledge, you can help take this initiative to the next level. Check out the SS14 line up and reserve a pair of ReKixxs now!

Photo from ReKixx Kickstarter