Pastels, nudes, beading OH MY! Post-Oscar GMT red carpet review segment

What a fabulous morning! I was so honored to be asked to sit on the fashion/beauty expert panel on Good Morning Texas to for their special Red Carpet Review of the Oscars 2014. We dished on trends, who wore it best and more this morning!

Click here to see the segment:

We were in the middle of an ice storm which means we all had to overcome such huge obstacles to make this segment happen and I am so thankful to everyone involved!

Thank you to aftershock london USA for all the red carpet/prom looks. Paige Anderson for all the beauty and hair on all the models and My team at Chivvistyles – Kjay and Meghan. Also the beautiful models from The Campbell Agency.

Here are some of favorite looks from the night and then some behind the scenes from this morning!






Love and light!










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Trend Report : Spring Accessories 2014 Good Morning Texas

From texture to heavy metals Spring 14 is full of fresh and fabulous accessories to turn your look from drab to FAB!

Here is my segment on Good Morning Texas click here to see the segment


Me during the segment with the gorgeous Carrie McClure

Our first trend : Tie One On

Scarves, faux turbans, 50′s neck scarves and more! Tie a scarf around your bag, neck, head or waist…..just not all in one LOOK! Please :)





Our second trend : Touchable Texture

From snakeskin to beading to highly embellished to fringe and pom poms…..texture is everywhere on the runways and in blogs! It is whimsical and magical at the same time! But alittle texture goes a long way, so be careful not over accessorize on this cool trend!




Our third trend : Get in the game

From streamlined neons, to pretty embellished tennis shoes, from visors to flower crowns this season comfort and function make up our athletic inspired accessories for Spring 14! Dont go messy with this trend stay streamlined and classic and you will look good enough to win your own medal!





Our fourth trend : Body Armor

From metals in all colors to oversized metallic belts to statement necklaces coiled chokers and gladiator sandals and heels this category is chic and rich in metals. For this trend more is better so stack the metal cuffs, necklaces and wear a belt….no one will mess with YOU!







Until next time….love and light!
J :)

Big THaNK YoU to Ashli Vondara and KJay for helping me get all this cool stuff together!

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Accessories In the Nude competition educates and embraces future design STARS!

A girl can NEVER have enough accessories! Accessories can make or break the look. They really are essential in defining our unique style and expression of ourselves to the world. That is why I am so excited to be involved with this years Accessories in the Nude Competition . I am so completely honored to return a second year as a judge.

I am very careful to criticize or give design direction to artists. I have huge respect for fellow artists and I never want to impede their process. However on the business side of that, I have had my own line, my own boutique, represented many designers and shop constantly for my tv segments or fashion editorials so I do have my finger on the pulse of what consumers want and are responding to currently in the market.

I try to stay focused on the marketability of the product, value, target demographic and the need or saturation of a certain product and deliver guidance and direction based on those criteria.

Me at the event last year:)

The woman who created this amazing event is Meko Krout-King. She is a visionary and such a beautiful person inside and out! The creative director and fashion producer is our beloved, Willie Johnson. Willie has helped launch so many models and designers in this town that I would need an entire blog to list everyone!

Lisa Petty is hosting this years competition from DFW style daily. The panel of judges include me, Shona Che’re Gilbert by Shona, Blair Underwood from An Intimate Place, Amy Coffee and Amy Claro from Accessory Concierge. What a diverse group of professionals and I am so honored to be a part of the mix!

AIN simulates the feel of an eclectic range of fashion, accessories, art, and business. It will highlight the hottest apparel from new, established, and celebrity designers.

Accessories in the Nude is a three part event composed of a Business Seminar (where we educate designers on how to create a line sheet and business plan), Accessory Designer Competition, and last the Fashion showcase where we announce the winner of the Designer Competition.

The event provides a forum for designers, models, and buyers to meet in a marketplace, and for fashion writers/editors to cover this large, fresh event in Dallas.

Brooke Reynolds – AIN 2014 designer

AIN has partnered with the North Texas Thyroid Awareness Foundation Inc.’s and a percentage of each ticket sales will be donated to the Foundation. The Foundation’s goal is to be the voice of the many women and men who suffer from Thyroid Disease and have yet to be heard. For this reason, The North Texas Thyroid Awareness Foundation Inc. was created. Thyroid disease is a medical condition impairing the function of the thyroid gland which regulates the body’s metabolism. This disease can wreak havoc on the body’s ability to produce energy, build muscle, and regulate body temperature, produce hormones and much more.

Emme Designs – AIN 2014 designer

Megan Brigham – AIN 2014 designer

Kanupriya Pande Designs – AIN 2014 designer

Therefore, the North Texas Thyroid Awareness Foundation Inc. strives to educate citizens on the different diseases covered by thyroid disease. The NTTAF cannot stress enough just how critical it is to have your thyroid tested. The main goal of the foundation is to insure that thyroid testing becomes routine during annual checkups. The minor inconvenience of a blood test could have a major effect on one’s life. The foundation encourages people to speak up at their next annual checkup and ask for a quick screening of the thyroid.

Terri Datcher – AIN 2014 designer

Noella Kalambay Designs – AIN 2014 designer

You can’t miss this amazing event for an even more special cause! Here are the details below so you can mark your calendar now!


Ashlee Long – AIN 2014 designer

Love, light and RED lipstick!

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Increase your creativity and invigorate your soul for 2014 with Radiant Orchid!




Click here to see My Good Morning Texas segment

Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global authority, announced PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the color of the year for 2014.
“While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”
“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

Recreation Label Maxi Dress

elements boutique look

elements boutique look
shoedazzle shoes and bag
Trend Next jewelry

lilli of London look
shoedazzle shoes and handbag
trend next necklace

Shavonne Dorsey dress
Trend Next Earrings

Radiant Orchid’s rosy undertones radiate on the skin, producing a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. A dazzling attention-getter, Radiant Orchid permeated the runways during the spring 2014 fashion shows and is already making its way onto the red carpet. Fashion designers featured in the PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2014, including Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan, Juicy Couture and Yoana Baraschi, are incorporating Radiant Orchid into their spring collections and variations of this hue will carry into men’s and women’s clothing and accessories throughout next year.

A modern and surprisingly versatile shade, Radiant Orchid enlivens the skin, making all who wear it feel more healthy and energetic. Blending both cool and warm undertones, purple is an appealing hue for distinctive combinations and flattering to many hair, eye and skin tones.
This multifaceted hue is seductive when combined with red and pairs well with its sister shades of lavender, purple and pink, which provides an assortment of lipstick and blush options. Radiant Orchid’s exuberance also acts as a brilliant finishing touch to nails.


beautiful shades or orchid on your lips or eyes by Paige Anderson

the creative team and models
thank you to The Campbell Agency for all the beautiful models

thank you to Randy Anderson for the beautiful pictures and his studio

Blessings to all in 2014

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