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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.....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....