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In honor of our 1 year anniversary, THE LOOKBOOK PHILOSOPHY is moving to it’s very own server!!! Please continue on the journey with me as I face life head on, growing my business, learning to balance life and family, and cataloging the many inspiring images and quotes that cross my path throughout my day-to-day travels. I’m so glad to have found you here at wordpress.com. Find us @ thelookbookphilosophy.com sign up to follow us via email and like our page on facebook! & Keep reaching for your dreams, with persistence, you will achieve them!!! xo

WOW!!! THE LOOKBOOK PHILOSOPHY IS 1 YEAR OLD!!!!

It’s hard to believe I wrote my first post a year ago today! At that time this blog was just a vision in my head. I had no idea I would meet so many fascinating and encouraging people along the way, but that is exactly what I had hoped would happen, and it has!! It’s been a really fun ride, and a wonderful outlet for me. I love blogging so much that I would continue to do it if I had no followers. But I am so thankful to all of you for following along and joining in on the ride! Your comments and thoughts continue to inspire me and help to make my journey more colorful. Thank you for a marvelous first year. Here’s to many more!!! xo

MAGIC: Day 1&2 . . .

Day 1 was pretty low key. The drive out was great! no traffic, good conversation and lots of . . . ugly, brown, dessert scenery. When we first got to Vegas we headed to Whole Foods to stock up on healthy goodies for the room. It started to thunder and pour down rain while we were inside. The checker told us it was Monsoon Season here in Vegas. Wow! Didn’t know they had Monsoons in Vegas!!! After  dodging the “monsoon” we checked into our room @ The Mirage, which, by the way, was 3000+ times more fabulous than the smokey, dingy box I stayed in @ the Riviera for MAGIC in February . . . Already the trip was off to a great start! After a quick lunch we picked up our badges and walked the show briefly. It was already 5:30 and the show was closing in an hour, but our timing was great because we ran in to a friend of Gina’s who invited us to the CALPaK Hennessey party @ The Palms Resort. They rented the whole 26th floor and had different themes and music for each room. My favorite was the Barbie Suite. So cutely decorated!! Barbie’s got great taste! But did you know that Barbie also has a stripper pole in her bathroom? Hmmm . . .

Today consisted of ALOT of walking and sourcing. There was more rain & thunder, which as I said before, I LOVE!!! I rarely hear thunder in Cali, and I welcome most changes of weather. We were indoors all day unless we were on the shuttle, so it didn’t effect us much. (except for the power outage @ the Sourcing show. There were no lights when we got there and it created a kind of “intimate” feeling). I saw lots of fabulous clothes and jewelry @ Project & Pool. MAGIC had some nice stuff too, but I felt more at home in the hustle and bustle (and loud music) of the Project & Pool tradeshows. There is definitely a different feel between the shows. I was actually surprised how calm and seemingly slow the MAGIC show was. The economy has definitely had an effect on things. Photos of the products are not allowed so I can’t visually share alot of the goodies I saw, but you know I have mentally cataloged them!! Tomorrow we are walking FN . . . the shoe show. Can’t wait!!! ☺

How was your Wednesday?

On the MAGIC Shuttle . . .

Good Morning friends!! Its been non-stop since we got here! Today it is thundering an raining…. I love it!! I’m on the shuttle from our hotel to the Mandalay Bay to walk more shows. Today is the first day we are really getting our feet wet. (both literally & figuratively!!) I’m blogging from my phone, which I never do, so bear with me. Not sure how this works, but I just love the capabilities that modern technology offers us!! Amazing! Today will consist of lots of walking and connecting. Hope you are all having a fabulous one!! I’ll post more of my journey as I go!! xo

A Night of Sheer MAGIC | Dinner w/ the Girls . . .

Looking forward to connecting w/ new contacts & reconnecting w/ old ones . . . over FOOD!!!

Happy Monday friends!! Tomorrow we leave for Vegas. Rob starts back to work tomorrow and the kiddies start back to school next week!! Change is in the air! I’m feeling a little anxious about it, sorta sad to say goodbye to the summer and non-stop family-time, but also excited to get back on schedule. (I have yet to master keeping the household on Mom’s schedule while Dad is home full time. Tee hee).

Fine Dining . . .

A view I will one day have from my very own dining room table . . . or kitchen window . . . or bedroom window . . . or living room terrace . . . or all of the above!!! ☺ via

Have a wonderful weekend & keep walking toward your dreams!! xo

3 Days of Sheer MAGIC . . . Walking the Shows Day 2

It seems crazy that I am going to be in (hot-ass) Vegas, and all my outfits consist of  long pants and jackets, but I get cold relatively easy, and it’s always freezing in the convention centers and meeting rooms!  Because my goal is to keep my feet from cramping up after walking and standing on them for hours, I think wedge hi tops are a great go-to because they are fashiony and relatively comfortable.

How do you solve the conundrum of merging comfort w/ style in your wardrobe?

Prints, Prints & Mucho Mas Prints!!!!

Back in the day when I had my clothing line, I was an avid consumer of Vlisco fabrics. Their Wax Hollaindais prints were a constant source of inspiration for me and I incorporated them into some of my favorite dresses and garments in the line. Since that time, Vlisco has grown and incorporated their own fashion and accessories collections. I am in love with many of their pieces, just looking at their line gives me that designer’s itch . . . . it almost hurts!!! . . . . Simply Gorgeous!!!!

The rich colors and patterns remind me of some pieces in Burberry’s recent Spring 2012 collection which I posted on back in November. The last 2 Burberry Prorsum collections have been on my wishlist since they debuted. The Spring collection is a wonderfully contemporary way to do prints . . . but I digress, yall are lucky my alarm just went off, I could’ve added another 2 paragraphs to this post!!!

Have a fantastic day!!! xo

All images courtesy of Vlisco.com

Aurélie Biderman Cités d’Or 18k Gold plated Cluster Cuff

I believe the name of this bracelet translates to “Cities of Gold.” This bracelet definitely looks like something one would unearth in an archaeological dig in some far off land. I think I would use that as my theme when getting dressed with this piece. You can purchase the Cites d’Or bracelet here for $1,200.

Those Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer . . .

I just love this image . . .

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