I Dream Of Jeanie

Keeping with the trend of people who’s style I lust over, let’s talk about Ms. Jeanie Mai.

Jeanie Mai

For those of you not familiar with her, she hosts a makeover/lifestyle show on the Style Network called How Do I Look, which takes women who’s styles & lives need an overhaul and help them find outfits that fit their bodies as well as who they really are inside. Jeanie always has a very sophisticated, classy look, but always manages to find a way to add an edge to it, whether it be blue streaks in her hair to spikes on her wrists.

I was interested to find that Jeanie has a slew of other jobs added to her resume’. She started out as a makeup artist for MAC and worked her way up to painting the faces of celebs like Alicia Keys and Christina Aguilara (to name a few).

A communications major in college, she soon began auditioning for local television stations, and landed a job hosting her own music countdown. She gained attention with her style and kooky personality, and soon landed a job as an entertainment reporter and producer of a show on the WB. These jobs snowballed into the career she has today, and the “Fashion Wearapist” has built quite the book of credentials.

 

Jeanie also dabbles in philanthropy, making missions trips to Africa, Thailand and Vietnam. Heartbeat Vietnam, a nonprofit organization, helps improve health care for poverty-stricken children. She also works with Dress For Success, Sister To Sister and Seven Bar just to name a few. She also uses her red carpet appearences to support up and coming designers by wearing their looks.

 

Jeanie can do no wrong in my eyes when it comes to her style, and she is a good example that dressing with class does not translate to stiff and boring. Her style has inspired many of my looks, I hope you find inspiration in Jeanie too!!!

Outfits I Adore: Gold, Sparkles &Frills

This outfit is too cute for words ❤

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This outfit is so girly and fun. I’m such a fan of gold, so this shirt has me swooning… The skirt is the perfect lightweight material for these hot summer days. While the velvet blazer  may be a little hot for the weather right now, it is adorable (the shirt brings the buttons out so well); I would still go for a blazer, but a cotton one would be better suited for the summer. Paired with a cute pair of neon purple pointy toe pumps for a pop of color (like these from Casadei)I think the outfit would be gorgeous 🙂

 

10 Fashion Icons I Love

1. Marilyn Monroe

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She will always top my list ❤

 

2.  Audrey Hepburn

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Classic beauty

3. Kate Moss

my.favorite.model.period.

4. Michelle Obama

My First Lady gets it right every time

5. Gwen Stefani

Gwen

Ms. Stefani

6. Blake Lively

<3 this #Blake

7. Emma Watson

Emma Watson

8. Beyonce

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Queen Bey

9. Coco Chanel

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10. Jackie O

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Timeless

Blogs I Love: Necole Bitchie

One day I stumbled upon necolebitchie.com when I clicked on a link from another site, & since that day it has become my go-to blog for urban celebrity info. I was surprised when I found out that the blog I had been reading daily was run by a girl I went to middle & high school with named Necole Kane (pictured here)

I am soooo proud of her, and seeing her success is actually what made me decide to take steps necessary in order to pursue my dream of becoming a stylist; she showed me that coming from a small town on the eastern shore of Maryland does not stop you from reaching your dreams. So thank you Necole, for setting such a good example 🙂

I’m sure you’ll enjoy her blog as much as I do, check it out here:

http://necolebitchie.com/

Blogs I Love: Fashion Bomb Daily

My favorite urban style blog hands down is Fashion Bomb Daily. Since discovering it, I’ve visited daily (no pun intended 😉 ) and can always count on them to keep me up-to-date on who’s who & what’s what in the world of fashion and celebrity style. My favorite feature is Fashion Bombshell/Bomber of the Day, where people are allowed to submit pictures of themselves, describe their styles and open themselves up to the opinions of the blog’s readers. One day I’ll be brave enough to submit some pics 😉 If you haven’t already, go check it out!!

 http://fashionbombdaily.com/

 

 

10 Random Facts About Me

1. I have an 18-month old son named Isaiah who is the love of my life 🙂

2. I’m absolutely terrified of clowns!!!

3. I’m addicted to chewing bubblegum (but I always swallow it 0-O), animal-print & the colors red, purple & black

4. I LOVE movies (horror & comedy are my favorites)

5. I will be attending DCFW in the fall 

6. I’m 5’5″

7. I have a collection of about 800 fashion mags I’ve amassed over the years

8.My favorite stylist is June Ambrose

9. I have one sister named Tamu

10. I’m from the eastern shore of Maryland

🙂