Thursday, July 30, 2009

Obsessed With Something Other Than Fashion.

Obsessing about a certain fashion or jewelry line is something I am very good at. Its part of the reason my credit card is faded. My credit card has a wonderful vintage look to it, but in reality its one month old. So, I decided that I needed to replace my fashion obsession with something good and service oriented, like Felicia Sullivan's recent Fashion For All clothing drive. Amazing that girl! Its been my goal this past year to get a spot on the Boston Children's Hospital NYC Marathon Team to run for my niece Annika, and last week I found out that I made the cut!

Annika is 19 months old, and since October 2007, she has had two open heart surgeries and three catheterizations. (Annika's full story and profile can be found here, on All of her surgeries have been done at Children's Hospital Boston, where I have decided that angels take residence. Every time I pack my bags and head up to Boston for her surgeries, I lose a little bit of my heart. I am a fixer. I like to come up with a solution and fix things. That's just the way I do things here. But I quickly realized that I could not fix Annika, and the only way I could help her get better,was to raise money that would benefit the hospital that is saving her life.

She isn't my daughter, but my sister (her mother) is my other half and anything that happens to her, happens to me. So I take this very personally. That's why I applied for a spot on the Children's Hospital Boston NYC Marathon Team. I had to write a little essay, have a phone interview and will have to raise $3000 by December. I am 100% devoted to this race and this cause and I am writing about it in this blog, because it takes up a huge portion of my life. I am a busy gal, but never ever ever ever too busy for Annika and her little heart. This is the stuff that matters in life.

If you are interested in donating, I would be forever grateful and you might bring tears to my eyes. Here is the link, and feel free to pass this on! Thanks!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Have You Played Fashion Editor Yet? I suggest you do...

If I wasn't in PR, I would be a fashion editor. Well, that's what I would WANT to be anyway. Today's New York Times features this amazing new site called Polyvore, that allows the users to create their own outfit and display it in an editorial collage, much like what you see in Elle and Vogue. Its addicting, and I could spend hours planning outfits for the next 20 years. That's why I think I could be a good fashion editor, its shopping glorified! Anyway, check out my latest pairing; kind of loving this look!

Have fun and get back to work!

Friday, July 24, 2009

A Little Local Press, for Kick PR.

As many people know, I recently located to Cape Cod, Mass from NYC. This recession is a scary one, and in order for me to continue running Kick, I needed to remove myself from the expensive environment that is, New York City.

So I moved up here about three weeks ago, and have been working and maintaining my same daily routine of editor pitching, calling and even traveling with clients for work. Everything is the same, except its totally different.

Upon arrival in Cape Cod, I contacted the Cape Cod Times asking if I could write a fashion blog for them. Turns out , they have someone already, but the features editor turned the table and asked if she could do an article on me and the fashion contrast between Cape Cod and New York ( I did laugh, as did she.)

The article ran today, and I think its fun! I would never call myself a fashion maven, more just someone who immerses herself in the industry and finds a great deal of joy working around it. However, the Cape Cod Times refers to me as a maven here, so I guess I just have to live with it.

Also, I would like to note there is an error in the second paragraph. It mentions that I worked with Ted Baker and Mavi Jeans and that is incorrect. These were clients of Sharon Schoenberg, the woman I partnered with back in January. The reporter pulled it off the site and I didn't get to clarify, so I am doing it now. Anyway, here is the article. Enjoy! Cape Cod Times Article

I would also like to give credit to Bob Carey for that amazing picture he took that ran in the article. Thanks Bob! You can find more of his work at

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Road is My Runway.

As many people know I am a runner and that I am training for the NYC Marathon on November 1st. For more information on why I am running, and who I am running for, click here.

I spend a lot of time out on the road running by people and cars. And because of that, I feel I need to look presentable, even when I am dying on mile 10. I don't like oversized t-shirts and cotton shorts, and even if I did, they would not be conducive to the type of training I am doing. It wouldn't be pretty; as I am learning there is chafing and also a serious amount of perspiration. Oh, and tears. This is hard people, its hard.

But, its a decision I have made, to run this marathon, and I have made it my mission to find chic and comfy running gear that actually inspires me to run. My obvious first stop was Adidas on Houston in NYC. I don't normally buy this brand, but I have to admit, they know their stuff when it comes to fit and style. And thankfully, I am not a fan of the Stella McCartney line, because $140 for a shirt I will sweat in seems obnoxious. I found a few things in the Running department as well as the Yoga. I fell in love with this Supernova Skort, it is SO comfy, the waistband isnt too tight and the material does not bunch up mid run. I guess i'm just a girly girl deep down, because I enjoy running in a skirt!

In the Yoga department, I found this Adilibria tank in fuchsia that I think is awesome. I wear a sports bra under it, but its super lightweight and I love the racer back and mesh detail. This line also comes with elastics on all of their tags, which is a little bonus.

Something I am known for, is leaving things behind when I travel, or just forgetting to pack very important things like a toothbrush, sports bra and socks. This happened recently when I traveled up to visit my boyfriend in New Hampshire and the only place nearby was K-Mart. I was a little hesitant, fearing that their sports bra department would consist of cotton and some sort of cheap spandex. I was pleasantly surprised by their options, and the Bestform bra I bought there is now my favorite, and fits better than my Nike one! And the fact that their products came in all under $15.99 is a bug plus. ( That's not me over there on the right...)

But I have to tell you the one of the weirdest things I came across was from New Balance. Recently they came out with the Bonita Running Dress. I cant really say much about this, because it just seems a bit odd to me. A skort, sure! But a dress? Wearing this dress while running would make me feel like I was late for an event and also, forgot to wear heals and instead put on sneakers. Sounds like a bad dream to me, so for now I will stick to separates.