‘Coverage From My CBS “Virginia This Morning” Back to School 2013 Fashion Segment’

BTS CollageToday I appeared for the 6th time on the CBS “Virginia This Morning” show here in Richmond, VA. I always enjoy when I’m on. The TV crew and anchors are so welcoming and courteous to me and my models. I was interviewed by Jessica Noll and the feature was a  “Back to School- Looks For Less” theme. What I did was take high-end designer and celeb looks and re-created them for much less for kids from elementary age through college. I also had the lovely Jaime Patterson of Hidden Exposure Photography on set to capture all of the fun!

CBS BTS Interview

CBS BTS Collage

First up was Hannah, my elementary school student, re-creating the Floral Print Jeans Trend as worn by Beyonce and Jessica Alba:

Floral Print Jeans Trend- Hannah

On Hannah:

Hannah CBS

Screen Print Tee  $4 (on sale) at The Children’s Place

Twill Floral Jeggings ($18 on sale) from The Children’s Place

Navy Cardigan $23 from The Children’s Place

Ballet Flats $12 from The Children’s Place

Headband $3 from The Children’s Place

Backpack, $5, from 5 Below


Then Solomon was in the Cargo and Denim Layered Look as worn by One Direction and other pop guy celebs. 

Cargo Pants Trend- Solomon

On Solomon: 

Solomon Collage

Cherokee Cargo Pants in Sandstone $14.99 from Target

Orange Pullover $12 and Plaid Shirt $14 both from Target

Denim Jacket from The Children’s Place

Levi’s Boots $35 (on sale) from Macy’s


Kimmy was my high-school model and she wore a look that is seen quite often on singer Rihanna and that is the Denim on Denim Trend:

Denim on Denim Trend- Kimmy

On Kimmy:

Kimmy Collage

Skinny Jeans by Arizona $9.99 (on sale) at JCPenney

a.n.a Denim Shirt $21.99 (on sale) at JCPenney

Nicole Lee Handbag

Pumps (model’s own)


Lastly, I had model Chanay to represent the other side of back to school fashion, and that is from the teacher’s point of view. Yes, teachers have to be fashionable as well. Chanay is wearing the Mixed Prints Trend  in stripes and color-block as worn most often by singer Solange Knowles.

Solange Mixed Prints Collage

On Chanay:

Chanay Collage

Joe Fresh™ Striped Shirt $49 from JCPenney

Worthington® Color-Blocked Ankle Pants $29.99 (on sale) from JCPenney

Mustard Chain Trim Hobo Bag $39.50 from Ashley Stewart

Stretch Plate Belt in Black $16.50 from Ashley Stewart

Necklace and Earring Set $16.50 from Ashley Stewart (in-store)

Carlos Santana Pumps from Macy’s (my own from 2009)


Here are other ways to wear the mixed prints trend too:

Mixed Prints Trend- Chanay

Video Link Available HERE