{Feature} I’m a “Lady Gun”

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This week I was so happy to see I was featured on the launch of the brilliant site “Lady Guns Global” !

The definition of a lady gun (noun, informal): an important or powerful woman who has inspired another, with or without knowing that she has

It brings me tremendous joy and pride to read about other inspiring women who are thriving in their truth and doing what they love. It is humbling being in such great company.

Get inspired.

Follow them:

Instagram + Twitter: ladygunsglobal

{Style} Sneaking In Some Spring

Daylight savings time is about to start and the days are starting to feel a tiny bit longer.  I’m ready to add a  spring touch to my wardrobe! Maybe if we buy more spring pieces, spring will come back to us faster!

Here are a few things that are in my shopping basket to get ASAP:
The Fringe Bag: The easy way to ease into the fringe trend.
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Source: Simons.ca
The Shirt Dress: I mean this look is so classic, easy and with clean lines. Love it.
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Source: Bloomingdales
The Fringe Skirt: At first I was not a fan but I would rock this with a button down, denim jacket and sneakers. Done.
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Source: Bloomingdales
What spring pieces are you coveting?
Yours In Style,
Angela

 

That’s Me!!: Dove Campaign “Love Your Curls”

The end of 2014 was a beautiful whirlwind for me because I was selected from an international open call to be in a hair campaign.  I had no idea it was actually for Dove until I was asked to come in to the first interview.  I sent in pictures of my myself and my hair to the casting email.  Before I knew it I was on a flight (business class…whoop!) to Brussels to shoot the campaign with 9 other beautiful curly haired women.  The only people who knew about it were my family, as I had to keep it secret until after it came out.

I can’t begin to express how grateful I am to be a part of this natural hair movement with Dove.  I truly love my curls. Prior to having “natural” hair; since the age of 13 years old I had my hair chemically relaxed. It was in my late twenties that I decided that I wanted to let my hair grow out the way it naturally is.  It took some time to learn how to take care of my new curly hair, definitely trial and error.  I think it can be a coming into yourself.  Not all curls are created equal, even on your own head! I discovered that less is more for my hair routine.  Especially after my hair was cut for the shoot :).  I’m back to short hair again but “Oh I love it, love it” #byeafro

Yours in style + curls,

Angela

Winter Normcore: How To Wear Distressed Jeans During Winter

 

Here is to a little styling inspiration on Youtube.  I wanted to show you a way to wear your beloved distressed jeans during these colder days.  All you have to do is add an extra layer or two like I did with my mesh hoodie.  Then be sure to wear thin leggings or tights under your jeans to keep the layer party going!   Top it with a cool wool hat and you are ready to go:

Get Inspired.  Shop The Look.

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Yours In Style,

Angela

{Life} I’m An Aerial Artist In Training

Sooooo….I’m asked daily this one question: “What do you do to work out? Your _____ are amazing”  I wrote a story about it…wanna hear it? Here it goes:

I grew up doing competitive cheerleading all the way through college. Yes, I did standing back tucks, tumbled and thrown in the air for entertainment. IT.WAS.THE.BEST!!  Cheerleading was my first love…many moons ago. [Editors Note:  I can still do a standing back tuck on a mat!]

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After college I had a stint as a professional dancer with the New Jersey Devils Dancers (which as of this year they know longer have).  It was an amazing experience! This was back when I had straight hair which allowed me to do all the “hairography” (aka hair whipping during high energy dances) necessary to entertain the hockey match masses. So serious.

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After that I stopped dancing for awhile; eventually realizing that I missed expressing myself through movement. That’s when I started training at Body + Pole on the Lyra (Aerial Hoop). I took my first class and was addicted! I love the fact that I can get a full body work out (plus a little cardio) just by creating shapes in a hoop. What I love about it is that I feel strong and graceful all at the same time.  Yes, it requires upper body strength, but you get that by doing it!  My goal is to have an act that I can perform at different venues. “The Aerial Stylist” is catchy right? ;)

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Through training at Body + Pole I have met so many magical and interesting creatives who dedicate their lives to their aerial art, may it be Pole, Lyra or Silks.  The friendships that I’ve fostered there have forever changed my life. I’m eternally grateful.

Catch some of my lyra freestyle posts on my Instagram Page:  http://instagram.com/styleclosetlife

Its a funny thing to see that on my FB page I’m ONLY “People You May Know” I’m matched up with are those who are in the aerial world, dancers or stylists.

I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Yours In Style (& Aerial),

Angela

Follow Body + Pole:

Instagram + Facebook: BODYANDPOLE

BONUS FREE CLASSES ALERT:

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If you are interested in trying a class at Body & Pole they are offering 1 FREE Aerial/Flex Class + 1 FREE Conditioning Class to clients who are new to the studio for the month of DECEMBER 2014.

To redeem: 
-Set up a MindBody user profile [Go to www.bodyandpole.com —>Click “Sign Up For Class” Button—>Click “Sign Up!”]
-Then call (212.334.6900), or come in, and have someone at the front desk assign the classes to your account

{Style} Rings, Necklaces, Jewelry Oh My!

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Faye (Fashion Hound) is a genius at finding fashion places for us to check out! When she told me about Showplace Antiques, I had no idea we were literally going to a jewelry candy land when I met her at the lovely Ms. Sheri Weiss’s vintage jewelry shop.

(Learn more about Sheri on Faye’s Q+A)

We had so much fun TRYING to select all the pieces we wanted to shoot! Can you imagine?  Sheri has THOUSANDS of vintage pieces in her shop.  My mind was in jewelry shock.  I styled this look with a striped crop shirt from Express and my silver vintage skirt from Housing Works.  The boots are from Nasty Gal purchased over a year ago. #teamnonewclothes

I did not have enough fingers to show it all without looking crazy in the NY streets. Hahaha.

Find your own treasures from her here:

Boo Bear Baubles

Ruby Lane

Thanks again for the fabulous time Faye and Sheri ;)

Yours In Style,

Angela

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{Style} Oversized Coats + Thrift Shopping with New Friends

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This past weekend I had the absolute pleasure of playing with clothes with the fabulous Faye the “Eco Stylist” and creator of Fashion Hound!  She is also the Style Ambassador for the Salvation Army (think styling and shopping at thrift stores full time!! Can we say DREAM JOB?) to show others how to reduce your fashion footprint and stay in style at the same time.

Clearly, we have PLENTY in common.

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{Faye Scouting The Location}

 We met at the Salvation Army in Manhattan (46th St Location) to find outfits to style and shoot together.  I’ve had this oversized coat that I scored at the Housing Works Buy The Bag store for a minute.  I’ve been dreaming of shooting it with a full tone on tone look.

It is a easy way to make an outfit look more sophisticated and expensive.

I found the sweater, skirt and the shoes at the Salvation Army…among other things that I will be sharing on a later post! (I had to literally stop myself from shopping).

Check out the outfit 

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What do you feel about wearing all one color?  Let me know your thoughts in the comments. Also, be sure to follow Faye on Instagram and her blog: http://fashionhound.tv/

Photographer Credit: Faye Delanty (Fashion Hound)

Yours In Style,

Angela

{Stylist Training} Starting Your Keaton Row Styling Business

Have you been thinking about trying out being a stylist through the platform Keaton Row?  You are already a stylist for Keaton Row, but want some tips on how to maximize your earnings + build your business?

Come to my training event at the KR Headquarters in New York City on Tuesday Oct 7th, 2014 6:30-8:00PM

Get Your FREE Ticket (click me!)

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{Sign Up To Be A KR Stylist By Clicking Image Above}

Who is Invited:

– Existing Stylists who want to learn how to grow their business
– Anyone interested in learning more about the KR Stylist Opportunity

Come join us for an evening of:

– Meet and greet with top Stylists in your area
– Hands-on training
– Prizes/sales incentives

We are limited to 35 guests, so RSVP to secure your spot early. Make sure to bring your computer to get the most out of this training-focused event.

Have any stylish friends? Invite them to learn more about the Keaton Row opportunity!

FAQs

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

We recommend you bring your laptop or tablet, as this will be helpful during the training session. You are welcome to bring along your friends, especially those whom you feel might be interested in joining Keaton Row as a Stylist and expanding their client base. But because of limited seating, please limit to two guests.

Get Your FREE Ticket (click me!) 

Bring A Friend (or two!)

Yours In Style,

Angela

{Fashion Event} Styling Event: Housing Works + #ReadySetThrift

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YOU ARE INVITED

When I was asked by Patrice Williams of Looking Fly On A Dime to be part of this event I thought….Uhhhhh YES!!!!  We have been following each others careers via social media for awhile, so I was so excited to have to opportunity to do this event with Patrice!  I have been a huge fan of Buy The Bag since the glory days in Long Island City with flying designer bags and walking ON seas of clothing.

I will be in amazing company with the host: Patricia Williams of Looking Fly On A Dime, Monroe Steele of Fashion Steele NYC and Tracy Chambers of Tracy Chambers Vintage.

Join us!! Tickets are LIMITED!!!

When:  Saturday September 13th, 2014

Time: 5:30-7:30PM

Where: Buy The Bag Shop- 159 28th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232