My CBS “Virginia This Morning” Segment on “2011 New Year’s Eve Fashion”

On Thursday, December 15, 2011 I had the wonderful opportunity of pre-taping a segment for CBS “Virginia This Morning” on “New Year’s Eve Fashion”.  I received the email to participate in this segment only the week before and I was so excited. I immediately started calling upon my fashion friends to assist me with this project. Let me just say, it was a week to remember.  From pulling clothes, to scouting models, to doing fittings, it all came together beautifully. I met a lot of new sponsors along the way and although I couldn’t squeeze everyone in to the segment, I have some great ideas planned for upcoming projects. I have to especially give thank you’s to all involved from Sonsi, IGIGI,  Nordstrom and Ashley Stewart for coming thru for me. I truly appreciate all of your personal assistance.  My photographer was Jaime Patterson of  “Hidden Exposure Photography”  and she captured some great shots of the segment. My models were Chanay Taylor, Darryl Miles and Lindsey Brown. They did a wonderful job on screen too.  I was interviewed by CBS’s Jessica Noll and we discussed what’s popular to wear on New Year’s Eve. My color scheme was my favorite color of purple, so everyone’s attire had a hint of the hue in it.

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I first off had Chanay represent what  you would likely wear to a New Years Eve’s wedding or an upscale gala.  Her gown was by IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel and is the perfect selection for the occasion. Celebs such as Gabby Sidibe and Nikky Blonsky have been seen on the red-carpet in this designer’s clothing.  I had the pleasure of wearing Igigi on the set as well . These gowns are so luxurious on and you are sure to be a stand-out at any event that you attend.

Next was Mr. Debonaire, Darryl, in his attire provided by Nordstrom.  Honestly, this was my first time styling a guy, besides my son,  so I had to bring it. I’m trying to step out of the box with just styling plus-size women so I am very proud of the outcome look on Darryl. For his attire I had him to coordinate with my other female models’ outfits. He would be able to escort either model, Chanay or Lindsey, to NYE events. I had him in the sophisticated b-boy look with a blazer, vest, dress-shirt,  pocket-square and denim jeans.  Most of his clothing was by designer Ben Sherman, English Laundry and Cole Haan.  (BTW, all of Darryl’s clothing is on sale now thru January 6th during Nordstrom’s  Big Holiday sale)

Lastly, I had model Lindsey in clothing provided by Ashley Stewart. She is wearing the trends of faux-fur, studs and and skinny pants.  This outfit would be perfect for a girls-night-out themed NYE’s event. If you’re dancing the night away into the new year, you can easily remove the  shrug and show off your studded purple bustier blinging off the disco ball in the center of the room.  Notice that Ashley Stewart now sells the “basketball wives” style earrings.  Since Lindsey is wearing these  statement earrings I didn’t put a necklace on her because I felt that would clash with the studs on her bustier. I only did one piece of jewelry on each hand, a bracelet on one arm and a ring on the other hand,  to not over accessorize  her. Lindsey wore her own shoes , which are a deep pinkish color, and that  proves my point that not everything has to be matchy-matchy in order for it to complete the look.

Here are my models in their looks below:




Love Spell Gown by IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel  $190.00  Sizes 12-20

Jewelry from

Sueded Platform Pump  $30 from Charlotte Russe


Ben Sherman ‘Kings’ Trim Fit Geometric Velvet Sportcoat  $295    Nordstrom

English Laundry Trim Fit Dress Shirt   $98.50   Nordstrom

J.Z. Richards Silk Pocket Square   $36.50   Nordstrom

New Era Cap ‘EK Yorker’ Fedora   $46.99   Nordstrom

Ben Sherman Paisley Vest   $125   Nordstrom

Cole Haan ‘Air Aiden’ Loafer  Sizes  7-15  $198  Nordstrom

Jeans, Darryl’s Own


Faux Fur Cocoon Shrug  $49.50

Purple Sleeveless Jeweled Top  $39.50  Sizes XL-3X

Grey Skinny Sateen Trouser  $36.50  Sizes 12-26

Pewter Rosette Clutch  $34.50

Earrings, Bracelet & Ring from

Shoes: Lindsey’s Own

The segment will air on Tuesday, December 27th at 9am on