Wednesday, November 14, 2012

THROWBACK THURSDAY WITH A TOAST TO MY AUTUMN 2009 AS I PREPARE FOR FALL '13 IN 3 CITIES

Sometimes we want things when we want them BUT only GOD knows the timing.  Only he has made it possible for me to be able to present my Fall 2013 at 3 ground breaking  shows in the top of the year.  Faith without works is dead right.  


As I am preparing for the shows I couldn't help looking back where it all started with my autumn 2009 line.  Here is a toast to my first collection.  I strive to design classic pieces that can be worn for many more moons to come without ever going out of style.  I am looking at this and remembering sewing and being so scared.  I also remember flying to New York for the first time to buy my fabric.  The trip resulted in the Brocade dress with the plunging neckline being used in an America's Next Top Model editorial shoot.


THROWBACK THURSDAYS - AUTUMN 2009 MY FIRST COLLECTION 








I am very excited about the new autumn 2013 I'm starting to work on.  This is going to be the first time that I am outsourcing some of my samples.  


Peace, love and happiness!!!!!!

- Evelyn
xoxoxo  


Saturday, November 10, 2012

LEARNED TODAY THAT LOVE ALWAYS ENDS IN A TRAGEDY

Yesterday I didn't get to check off anything off my To-Do-List, now I am playing catch up.    I have never been that girl that plans ahead of time when it comes to my wardrobe.  Maybe I should start, but I think I am not at the liberty of my right side of my brain.  I am so for the moment that it sometimes scares me.  

The Unpologetic listening party was the reason behind me not being able to check off my to-do-list.   I couldn't take any pictures because everyone had to check in all electronic devices before entering the 40/40 club. Every time someone; celebrity or not compliments my creative ideas I feel such a sense of accomplishment because like I have said before... All I can do is suggest and hope that people like what I am suggesting.  When Rihanna stopped to compliment the duds it was very humbling.  On my way to 40/40 I had on a different EL coat and this white girl ran to sit next to me on the train and she kept screaming how hot I looked.  I really think I am ready now to put my work out there in the different stores.  I really think it is time for a fashion PR team.  I have been called Miss Fashionista on the New York streets more than I can count and this reassures me  that people actually do want what I'm suggesting.  I am humbled and grateful for the gift that the LORD blessed me with.  I am striving to use my gift to glorify his name, because it is HE who blesses my path.

Below is a look from my collection that would be perfect for this season.  As those invitations are coming through and you are not sure what to wear and all you know is you want to look different from everyone else..... EL is the place for you.   Email or call me with all your holiday wardrobe needs.  I will be more than happy to suggest...







Below is my Spring short skirt with a matching cape.  I have paired it up with my favorite accessories ranging from Marc Jacobs to Asos.

  
  


Love you guys much and again thanks for stopping by...   Until next time lets all love while we can and be afraid to show love.

xoxoxo
- Evelyn (pronounced Eve - lyn)



Tuesday, November 6, 2012

WHY NOT VOTE IN STYLE...EL's TOP PICKS OF THE DAY...

Happy Voting Day!!!! Let your voice be heard no matter whom you are voting for.  Stand for what you believe in.  Remember to vote in style.  I have decided to share my top picks and share on the blog.  Hope you all enjoy!! 

All I can do.... is suggest and HOPE people will like what I suggest....This is my sentiment exactly when I am designing.  I had fun making this skirt about 2 months ago.  I'm really in love with it.  This number can be worn so many different ways and the plus is you can rock it all year around.  (Borrowed from my "NO CLIMATE COLLECTION").  Today's picks or rather accessories and beauty products range from Asos shoes (OMG!!! I so heart anything Asos) to Dior beauty Products.  They are all nothing shy of being divine.  I personally am rocking a steal version of that Dior nail color. The gorg. men's watch i-sss to die for (not literally..so please don't try it at home)  Tomorrow I will have different pairings for the same EL African Print floor length banded hem skirt.  I love both shoes so had to post both.  This is when more is more, and great of course!!








Let me know what top you would adorn this EL African Print floor Length skirt with?  The skirt is currently on tour, and I patiently wait to see what top she decided to adorn.  Below I had to show you all a zoomed in pic of the watch so you would all see why I am crazy about it.  Very innovative I would say.. 





Love you guys...and enjoy your Tuesday.  I would wear this look to the voting polls.  Yessss why not vote in style??  Remember stay sweet, love until you can't love anymore.  What do you want to be remembered for after it's ll said and done with??? Love I Hope!!!

-Evelyn

Monday, November 5, 2012

I WANT SOME ICE-CREAM!!! I WANT SOME ICE-CREAM!!!

I know it's been a month since I wrote anything.  Life has been full itself.  I look up....  & my favourite season is here....Autumn for some and Fall for others.  I love the fact that I can layer up & keep warm.  One thing I know is I can't run around naked when I am hot, thanks to Adam & Eve. As most know already...we are going to have a VERY long winter.  So make sure you are rocking your EL Outerwear to stay warm.  I rocked one today.....

EL Tulip 100% Wool Coat

Here in New York the attitude is somber post Hurricane Sandy.  My heart goes out to all those affected.  My daughter and I were blessed to only suffer wind effects and not the flooding or power lose.  I will never forget that feeling when windows shook, and trees whistled all night. There are still thousands without power a week after the storm. There are a lot of people in need of clothes, comforters etc as we are faced with freezing temperatures, and as we are also facing yet another storm in a the days to come. My heart aches, and bleeds as I hear and see stories of people that have lost their children and loved ones.  I just pray that everyone finds peace and comfort through it all.


TREES UPROOTED IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD


MY DAUGHTER & I WALKED OVER THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE AND THAT'S MANHATTAN WITH NO LIGHTS.  PEOPLE WALKED OVER TO BROOKLYN GET FOOD

Leading up to the hurricane my week was full of sleepless nights as I frequented the Garment District, found my new favourite fabric store, making pieces for a client going on tour to making a hot dress for the Awards in LA.  Whoever thought me giving out my business card to a lady in an ice-cream  shop will land me a gig with an 8 times Grammy Award winning client.  It just goes to show how GOD places us perfectly in the right situations.  I wanted to get Coldstone Creamery Ice-cream for my daughter that day but a friend insisted we go to a local ice-cream shop.  I gave my card to a lady that was in the shop and that evening I got a vey humbling email and a couple of weeks later I was getting a call from my client's stylists.


......Never wait for someone to ask for your business card, sell yourself!!!!!!! is my new motto. You are your own brand.  You can never have enough clients.  It is no secret what GOD can do.  What He's done for me, He'll do for you also.



Remember... We are Christ's "letter of recommendation" to all who read our lives. Stay loving, forgive, live, and love more.

- Evelyn 



Monday, October 1, 2012

Behind The Scene Interview

I got a chance to shoot some footage as I was working the other day.  Carlos took this footage to test out my camera while D was working on the actual footage for my new website coming soon.   Thanks to both Carlos & D. D is such a team player..got off work and instead of going all the way out to Staten Island he came straight from Manhattan to Brooklyn without getting any sleep and thanks to Carlos for coming out to help.  Carlos is one dude that is forever positive, just like Ryan only with Ryan we have connected on a spiritual level.  You have to love that.  I promise you all...having positive people around you is such a great feeling.  Once you go positive you never go negative..that peace of mind is free seize it.  I have learnt that only hurt people hurt others.  When you are in a good place only positive thoughts take over.



Today I got to run to Downtown Brooklyn to the library with my baby for a quick sec.  One thing I just love about taking the subway instead of driving is the ability to just read.  There is nothing like just feeding your brain.  Now about the artwork that's in front of the library.... just a....mazing.  I couldn't resist taking pictures to share with you all.  I also took pics of the Barclay Center after the grand opening concert.  I took pics when I first moved here when they were still working on the stadium and now seeing people actually in lines going in...I can't even start to imagine how Jay Z is feeling.  Seeing where he grew up and where he is now is only confirmation that if you want something you have to go and get it.  They say...if you can make it in New York you can make it anywhere.

On our way from the Brooklyn Library we stopped at a local ice-cream place that makes their own ice cream. As we were leaving I decided to give a lady my business card but when I checked in my bag I realized that I had left them on my bed.  I remembered seeing one in my friend's car so I ran back out and her reaction when she looked at the picture on my card is what I live for.  It turned out she went to school for fashion but is in marketing now.  By the time I got home I had a very touching encouraging email from her with a lot of leads.  I continue being placed in the right places at the right time.  My friend had promised my daughter some ice-cream so I suggested Cold Stone ice-cream but my friend wanted to go and support their friend's ice-cream place that just recently opened. If not I would have missed out on the great leads.  God is amazing and I will continue to praise him.


Tatyanna in front of the beautiful artwork at the Brooklyn Library


Jay Z's stadium 


As always..... Talk to you guys next time.  Now you have seen my work space, next I will show you guys how I actually sew.

Love you all and again stayed positive and blessed.

One love!!!!

xoxoxo
- Evelyn....

Sunday, September 30, 2012

EL Spring 2013 and the baby blues take over....

I have been missing for a little over a week.  No blogging equates to a loud roaring sound of this invention called a sewing machine.  Yessss!! I have been glued to my sewing machine except for bathroom, and shower breaks.  So, last night September 28 was the first show at the Midtown Loft & Terrace on Fifth Avenue in Midtown.  I collaborated with a celebrity hairstylist Kiam.  The show started off rocky and I was getting the models to get out of my clothes as I attempted to walk off because it was just so much confusion and I just couldn't take it.  I was a big sport and stayed.  I was glad I did because none of the guests knew how chaotic it was in the back.  Shows are always chaotic, reminded me of my very first showcase in October 2008.  It was a great turn with some Viacom execs, Vibe Mag and many others in attendance.  Coco and Breezy came through to support.  THere was an amazing performer who opened the show.  He closed with a Miguel cover...of course I was a little biased because I love me some Miguel and besides I am eagerly waiting to see Miguel performing in concert.  Show did start late, so I didn't make my other show.  I attempted to have 2 shows in the same night.  "Don't try this at home" EL disclaimer...  On the other hand I am looking forward to my Hello NY show as I formally introduce myself to NY.  This is going to be an EPIC event as I showcase not just my SS '13 looks but also all my strong pieces from my previous collections.  The next couple of weeks are going to be hectic as I cast models, fit models, pick a glam squad and secure a venue.

I missed my daughter's first dance performance.  Craziest thing is I dreamt getting ready, making it an' all and as we were heading home.. I wake up from the dream. kinda like the pee dreams when you were a kid.  I immediately call my daughter and she tells me she's performed already :-(((.  I failed as a mother today.  I was so tired from not sleeping in a week that I even fell asleep with a handful of jelly beans which I woke all stuck on shoulder.  I really thought the world was under attack when I felt something on me.

Some of the looks from my Spring 2013 during a fitting


Rewind a week and a half back...  I got a nice visit from the A.   I am still hoping I don't wake up from this if it was a dream.  He pushed me to move to NY and so it was only right for him to be the first visitor from the A.  The week ended with my daughter and I taking the weekend to go and surprise my girl Greater in MA.  We have been friends since the 4th grade.  As we drove into Dorchester in Boston I immediately got the urge to watch Mystic River again.  I got to meet her hubby for the first.  I swear my girls have the best hubbies ever.  My 1st annual hubby of the year awards go to Greater, Esi, Ayanna and Tasha's hubbies.  My hubby will be on the 2nd annual award...wink wink..

Well below are my baby shower excursion pics from the time we got there to taking pics admiring the 24 acres of land my girl's house sits on.  The view is to die for.  I could just sit in the kitchen window or back porch and sketch for days at a time.  Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!  The positive energy can be felt through the pics.  The trip was way too short.  Everybody was nice especially her mother-in-law below in the peach. I have never in my life met a person that had such a pleasant spirit.  I fell in love with her.


Arriving at the Baby Shower and Pic with Greater's mother-in-law and her niece


I had to kiss Lucy in the oven during her final baking stage, Greater's aunts , Step mother-in-law, friends, and  the funniest ex-mother-in-law ever.  She kept me laughing




Once again, thank you for your visit.  

Love you all so dearly and please surround yourself with positive people and let others see the Christ in each and everyone of you.  Spread love and make the world a better place and remember to glorify who gave each and everyone of us our talents.

xoxoxo
- Evelyn Lambert

Sunday, September 16, 2012

EL SPRING '13 DRESS... WHO WORE IT BEST???

So with a new date set... I had a very eventful interesting week.  I finally got back in the groove of things.  I decided to finish off the no climate look that's included in my spring line.  As we are approaching the longer summers and shorter winters I've again decided to do some looks that can be worn all year around..besides it is always warm somewhere in the world.. right!!!  

I mixed 2 eco friendly prints with the top half (bodice) giving you the fall/winter feel because of the color and spring/summer is infused into the look by the use of the yellows, pinks and some blues on the bottom half of the mini.   As you can see I have once again come up with another signature sleeve which is always fun for me. In the picture you can't really get the effect.  When I get professional pics done I'm sure you guys will get to see the new EL sleeve.


MY NEW SIGNATURE SLEEVE


WHO WORE IT BEST??



I have two different models in the dress and I am curious as to who wore this look better. I will let you guys be the judge... Please leave me a comment.  Alita is on the left and Nik is on the right.  I have shown the pics to a few people and they all favor one over the other.  The dress also comes in a solid color for those that are afraid to rock prints.  


Last night I went to a local house party in Brooklyn hosted by an Artist.  There was inspiration everywhere I looked.  The energy from being around creative people always sets me off like a rocket. When I am around positive creative people, I understand what the word delight means. I am  amped up and have literally been listening to Miguel all day, and now I find out he performed at FSO in Atlanta today.  If I could be in two places at the same time. 

Check out below an area in the house I was hanging out last night.  That red chair was to die for.  He has 2 of them, one on each side of the sofa table.  The artwork was divine and so soothing. 

The red chair was to die for.  He has 2 of them, one on each side of the sofa table.   

That silver chair was divine, & so was the artwork throughout the house.  Had to get a picture of a guest.  She is an artist and I fell in love with her top and shoes.  

Feeling the pinks... Looks like I was not the only one feeling kinda pink, but I was definitely the only one blotted.  Kelly Osbourne slayed in her she wore to the Chris Benz Fashion presentation during NYFW.  I so heart her entire look including the houndstooth clutch (not biased there, considering my use of the print in my previous collection).  Rochelle Humes also dorned the pink skirt in a textured fabric. Is 2013 really......ready for the royal blue that Hailee Steinfield is rocking which happens to be the same royal blue in my printed fabric...hmmmmm!!! 


   

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Thank you for visiting... please stay positive, and always respond with love to all including your enemies.  

Hugs and kisses
.....Evelyn




Thursday, September 13, 2012

Asked to hold a diamond bracelet and car title in exchange for clothes...

As promised, today I will post a pic of one of the pieces from the EL Spring '13 after the event tonight.  Yesterday I had all my dates mixed up...that's what happens when you don't get sleep.  I did an all-nighter finishing off a piece for the collection which I made so my girl could wear to an event as my muse.  After getting dressed, I get a text telling me event was on Thursday and not Wednesday.  Imagine that...looool!! So we had to get undressed because we had missed all the other shows already.  I am now heading out to Lincoln Park for 2 shows followed by a red carpet event tonight at 10pm.  Pics will be coming soon, this is all after I stop by my side gig to take pics of the soup of the day and their handmade juices so I can update their facebook page.  

On Tuesday the disappointment from not raising enough money for showing as I wanted department from me as I have had to continue moving on.  I think because I suspected on August 31st that it was going to be a milestone made it a little easier to move on and finish preparations of the new date and new location. I really feel blessed to still have a support system from those that donated and are still donating rallying behind me to make this happen.  Thank You!!...and this is really from the bottom of my heart.

As I personally know who orders my footsteps I know things are happening the way they are supposed to.  This process has taught me a lot. I know a lot of people has great intentions but at some point it's healthy to realize that promises without action never get anything done.  It's just that in this industry its' hard being your own PR, Designer, Sample maker, Select your own models, Book your own venue, and let's not forget being a mother and all that comes with it and that's all putting it lightley..... oooh!!!!! and not forgetting my side gig so I can pay bills and feed my child and start paying off all my debt out there and believe me it's a lot.  That's the life I chose, so I am going all the way.   I was really fortunate  to find something I can still do from home.  I am putting my computer skills to work by working on a website, maintaing a facebook and twitter accounts for a local Caribbean Restaurant.  

In life I have now come to terms also with the fact that you have different levels of support and friends.  I thank Ryan for helping me realize this and come out of my denial phase.  I was one day talking to him about my event and he sent me a text to read Romans 8:28 and also reminded me that God is allowing me to see who I should and should not trust and that what God has for me is for me.  I just love him and thank Rico everyday for introducing us.  I am still like a baby..when babies get burnt by fire, when they heal they go back to the same fire saying hot! hot!!.  That's the story of my life.  I know what's good for   me but I always tolerate what I shouldn't...God help me.  

Adversity does show a person's true character.. It wasn't until I got stuck in a quick sand I saw people for who they really are.  When things are good everything is good, but the minute you go through hell, you look around and everyone scrams but that's not after telling you what you should do.  The last few years have been very challenging but eye opening....from eviction processes to having no food.  Someone said to me the other day that I don't look like what I was going through.  I am not where I want to be and not I want to be BUT I am glad I am not where I was and who I was.  When you deal with clients who don't respect your craft you end up in situations that are not pretty.  I once had a client offer to pay me with her diamond bracelet and her husband's car title because she couldn't pay her $2,400 invoice.  She ended up paying $1,400 by then my leasing office has already filed an eviction and the Marshals are knocking on my door.  Fortunately the rent gets paid but apparently once they come they still have to proceed.  So we had them to watch them finish and then turn around and put the stuff back into the apartment.  This 2010 process broke me down and changed my outlook on life.  I never knew what it was like to have your stuff put out.  When you spend time sewing you expect to get paid just like a nurse gets paid for all the work they did.  For some reason my business practices were not effective, which is why now you have to pay me up front for me to do any work for you.  When you go to Neimans you pay before you get merchandise.  2011 was no different.  Here I am 2012 stronger and enjoying my new season and reaching for the stars..

As a result of my experiences.. I have to put those in my close circle into different categories in order for me to grow and move in the right direction.  I must emphasize that I don't expect anything from anyone and seek praises only from GOD!!  It's just that in-order to have a healthy life I have decided only to keep those that are good for me and vise versa.  If every time I share something good with you and you always laugh or make a slick remark whether it's directly to me or behind my back..I just have to really move on.  Friendship has to be effortless and I'm not perfect so if anyone feels the same way about me I respect it.  As we get older we lose patience I guess for any bull in our lives.  I have been blessed with some friends like Trice (but not limited to) , we might not talk everyday but the love never ends.  When you have a friend that understands you and vise versa without getting mad because we all handle things differently is priceless.  We might go for months without talking but when we talk it's like we never stopped.  I love low maintenance friendship loool, it's really because I have so much going on.  Being around my homies is so stress free though because you never have to hear anyone talk about others..  

Anyway have a productive day...I am in a second.  Enjoy your day and stay prayed.  God answers prayers..look at my life and you will see how has moved in my life.  I hope my story will help others realize that faith and being obedient is all we need and he'll never forsake us.  I am going to continue sharing my journey as I am being molded.

A tribute to my bestie Priscilla who went home to be with the Lord in 1997.  She was a friend like no other.  I loved this chic and still do.  I realized also that I think I built this wall because the pain I suffered and which I still feel from losing her is unbearable.  If you open a dictionary I really think her face should be next to the definition of friendship.  I now also tend to compare her to those in my life..which is not fare.. I guess.  

 Enoch and I. (Priscilla's lil brother...my brother) surprised me 2 weekends ago and I am still in awe.


Love you guys!!!
Hugs and kisses


Sunday, September 9, 2012

...the WINNER is......

I decided to give back as a way to say thank you for your support.   I am really excited about getting visitors to the blog from all over the world and so the least that I can do is to say thank you for being a  a part of my support system. 

I could reveal the winner now but that will only take the fun out of the game.  You have to watch the video to see the lady that is getting a custom piece from the EL Spring/Summer 2013 line.  Also enjoy the surprise.







As many know Fashion Night Out opened up NYFW.  I couldn't miss the fashiongasm madness that took over the city.  Leave it up to Evelyn to do laundry on the same day.  My day started at 0530hrs with my daughter and I getting ready for her first day of High School.  

As you can see from the pictures below..we had such a ball. I am enjoying watching my daughter coming into her own.  Despite her attempting to wear her Fergie prom shoes which broke before getting out of the subway, we still had a ball.  Her spare shoes bought the day before didn't help because she squeezed into them just because she had to have them ghrrrrr!!!.  That's why I was not happy about having to buy something else for her to wear on the fly.  So a $7:00 pair of flip flops came to the rescue. oooh and she made it work.. My future runway diva and all that!!!!  









My baby and I parade bound.....


Hugs and Kisses....





Friday, August 31, 2012

You Snooze...You Miss!! You Allow Clutter...You Miss!!

Yessssss, Yesssss, Yessss, Yessss, the...co-pilot....has.....now...been....officially. engaged.  The countdown can't be any more serious than this.  My first time launching a collection in New York during Fashion Week.  

"Evelyn, you need to write a book, do a movie or something..." those were the words that came through the phone this morning as I was going over the ever changing plans of my show.  I actually started writing when I first moved to America as a result of a culture shock.  My life is full of life itself... I have learnt to use lemons to make lemonade if lemons are what I stumble upon. 

God the father continues to give me all these different awesome lemonade recipes by officiating my life, God the Son adds this awesome water by orchestrating my life and God the Holy Spirit adds the most temperature changing ice cubes by executing my life.  Without this trinity I really would not be where I am today.  

My lights shined brightly in my head when I read the story of Jacob and how for as long as he wasn't going where God had instructed him to... all the wells they were digging for water were dry.  It wasn't until he finally decided to be obedient and go where God had sent him that he found water. After a heartfelt convo with a friend I  decided to be obedient and make the move to New York which I had been fighting  since 2010.  When God says move, we have to move and trust him to open doors that no man can open.  I know there are many waiting for the success story but just as many, if not many more waiting for the weakest link story.  Fortunately..... even though I make clothes for women, I don't seek praises from man because my father said I shouldn't.  I strongly believe I was given a gift for a reason.  

I didn't mean to preach today..I just couldn't help reflecting on who is ordering my footsteps. I am learning that jobs come and go, beauty fades, markets rise and fall.  Even close relationships can end.  The bible that I read teaches me principles that lead to freedom, and lasting happiness. I was starting to get stressed out about not reaching my financial goal to showcase my capsule collection, in the show that I wanted to...but when we make our own plans God has his way of reminding us that we have to live his plan.  I still get to show my collection but all of a sudden my financial goal has decreased and is now more feasible.  Everything that happens in my life has been to teach me a lesson and I would like to think that I am good student.  I feel I am ready for it all.....my career, the major retail stores, the dating, the hubby, the son, and all, because we are warned to not fear man.  Maybe now the "why are you single?" questions can now finally cease and desist.. I wrote my vision and make it plain on a table that he may run that readeath it; it will come it will not tarry...sayeth the Lord!!!  Habakkuk 2:2-4.  My daughter and I did on December 30th 2011 after a trip to Michaels for some arts and crafts.  Come July 2012 95% of our vision has come and did not tarry. 

Some pictures from this week as I was getting my inspiration at Lincoln Center...  I can't do this by myself, I am making clothes for you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!  So, enjoy!!!! Love you guys much... until next time. Stay prayerful, encouraged, positive and loving!!! Muah!, muah!!, Muah!!!


My new gadget and best porridge ever.."Pumpkin Porridge




Monday, August 27, 2012

I'm Giving Away an EL Exclusive....The Monday After Pharrell and Jannelle Monae

Today I had to take my daughter to Stuyvesant High School for testing.   I look the way I do in the video below because I only 2 hours of sleep.  I have a special prize for one viewer.   After watching the video let me know what color tank top was the last jogger in my background rocking?????  Leave your comment with the correct color and we will do a draw live on the blog and the winner will get an EL exclusive from the new collection.  Let's keep it fun.. Guys you can participate for you mother, sister, girlfriend or your wife.




This past weekend was the 8th annual Afro Punk Fest at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn.  This was my daughter and I's second concert together and the caviar is that it was FREE!!!! of charge...  The line up included Erykah Badu on Day 1 as the headliner with Jannelle Monae on Day 2.  My daughter was disappointed because Gym Class Heroes cancelled but by the time Jannelle Monae was on song number 2, she was all smiles and in a screaming battle with the thousands of New Yorkers that were in the park.   

Pharrell introducig Jannelle Monae

Jannelle Monae and her band KILLIN' IT!!!





I was faced with a decision of letting my daughter stay in the house and prepare for her specialized testing on Monday morning or let her go to the concert.  These decisions are never easy for me as a mother.  I always find myself being a little lenient with my daughter ever since her dad moved away in 2010 because she was affected by the sudden move.  I think for me it was more so the not saying bye in person…no hugs and kisses.  I remember having to tell her he had cancelled on their dinner date because he didn’t have time because he had to get on the road.  I found myself allowing her to do things I would never have allowed previously.  I find myself wearing the many hats of being a mother, a friend, the sister that she doesn’t have and the only one thing that  I can never be for her is be a father.  As a sister, a mother and a friend I can be that for my daughter but I can never know what it's like to be a man.  All I know is little girls need their fathers in their life so that they can have a healthy relationship with their partners.  When I hear people say Happy Father’s day to a woman…it boogles my mind.  A woman can never bring to the table what a man can and I feel we are not sending the right message to a child when we allow them to look at us as we are filling in the father void.  I had to nip it in the butt the first time my daughter told me happy father’s day.  We had a loooong talk and one thing I have always tried to maintain is a good relationship between her and her father and make her think that she has the best father in the world. I watched my mother do the same with my brothers, sisters & I when my father died, she subconsciously turned everything up a notch, and I saw right through it.  My heart used to just ache for her because she didn’t want us to miss our father as much as she did.  My father was the only one that bought us sodas once a month...all of a sudden my mother was allowing it. This was something she had opposed for years.

Overall the concert was serious and testing went well despite the rain.

Hugs & Kisses to all and thank you again for visiting
......Evelyn


Friday, August 24, 2012

Look What I found in E Harlem.... Fabricgasm!!!

Okay, I find myself not getting enough of this fabricgasm..... A fabric store is my home away from home.. because most of my inspiration comes from fabric.  I work backwards compared to most designers.  I decided to go to the garment district yesterday.  Please leave me a comment letting me know what you guys think of this fun fun find...Courtesy of E Harlem






My baby, Alita & I goofing off before leaving the house






Here is my daughter & I getting ready.  I don't know anyone else who takes as many pics as we do on a daily basis.  We had to make sure we were also camera ready along with Alita who was going to 106&Park with Vance (Tatty & I so love Alita and Vance.  They are the cutest fun couple everrrrr!!!!). Even though my daughter is now bugging me to register for 106&Park tickets....I need someone to please help me and let this little lady know that I have some sewing to do. I can't have a show without clothes...Some have tried.. History shows it doesn't work.  

Today in the video below we are looking at more steals I found in E Harlem while I'm looking fabulous!!!!!!  Got my devotion in already...can't start my day without feeding my spirit.  I have to read as soon as I get up...now I have my playlist ready.  Today's playlist includes this R&B Divas song Lovin' Me.. I'm so hooked.  Brandy's new song...tells me Brandy is baaaaack.  I love me some Brandy and Ryan Leslie.  I have Monique Walker "Second Chance" and Deitrick Haddon "We Cry Holy" in the mix.
























Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Yesterday I decided to get everyone involved in helping me pick my fabric pairing for the dress I am working on.  I am excited about the use of my African fabric and marrying it with some fun solids.  Please leave me a comment on whether you think I should use A..the "Purple", B..the "Cobalt", C...the "Canary Yellow" or D.. the Pink.  I was also thinking green...





Sunday, August 19, 2012

Week 1 August 13 - August 17

Forte Green (Brooklyn) Board of Education, My daughter's cupcakes, EL SS'13(fun back details)


Week 1 was VERY hectic!!!! ....a continuation of the week prior where I attempted to raise funds to pay for my NYFW show.  I reached out to friends and Ryan touched my heart by making the first donation, considering I've only known him for less than 2 months.  Ryan has been extremely supportive and inspiring as a fellow designer.      Bahja followed, then Tracy and Martha.  I was overwhelmed by their support and how much they believe in my vision.  I was humbled and am VERY much obliged....  If anyone wants to donate please click on the donate button on the top right hand side of the page.  

After a short celebration of the success of my studio session for the promo clip and my donations, it was back to balancing my career, motherhood and a personal life which is the norm for me.  I got my proof of residency letter from Con Edison, so I finally was able to go down to the Brooklyn Board of Education as seen in the picture above to register my daughter for High School.  Gosh!!! High School.....I still am trying to come to terms with my angel starting High School.  Her passion for baking cupcakes and making bracelets has been put on hold for a while as she prepares for her audition and testing for several performing schools.  We got her ticket for LaGuardia and Stuyvesant.....  In the midst of my motherhood duties I still had to finish the back of this cobalt blue dress.  There is nothing like a woman's dress leaving a memorable expression as she exits a room.  The back detail of this dress is to die for....  Stay tuned to see what I have worked up for the EL girl.