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