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This weekend I had the pleasure of being in extreme close proximity to one of my favorite TV personalities and fashion consultants-Tim Gunn. For the few who might read this and not know who he is (yes, mom, I know you don’t know who he is.) He’s the chief creative officer for Liz Claiborne and the co-host for one of my favorite shows, Project Runway. He hosted a fashion show at Somerset Mall near Detroit and the place was packed!

I met up with Suze of Miss Vinyl Ahoy and Katelyn of Vogue Vintage. Suze saved me a seat near the runway and I was able to snap photos at a great angle. At the end of the show, there was a question and answer session where he answered every question enthusiastically and candidly. I love how he didn’t shy away from answering questions on his opinions on show contestants and who he thought should have won the last season of Project Runway (he stated clearly Mondo should have been the winner.)
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One of the models dressed in Kate Spade
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I thought this model was so stunning. I believe she’s dressed in Lucky Brand.
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I love Tim’s expression in this one! Ha!
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Suze waving at me when I first got there.
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Suze!
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Katelyn!
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It was so great to see Tim Gunn, Suze and meet Katelyn. Can’t wait to hang out with them more in the future!
More photos on flickr!
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a visit from Haley

Now that Haley works full time an hour away (as a packaging engineer!) from me, I don’t get to see her as often. But she graced me with her presence on Monday! Our plan was to originally do outdoor shots, but I didn’t get out of work until 7 and by then, it was too dark to photograph her outside. Instead, I set up my beginner lighting kit in my apartment and played around with it and was quite thankful for Haley’s patience.

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[sweater by f21, shorts from anthropologie, tank from express, vintage necklace and shoes by all black]
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Blogger of the Moment: eat.sleep.wear

I’ve mentioned Kim of eat.sleep.wear plenty of times in posts. We met in New York City last February for fashion week and we instantly bonded. I love her! No one really compares to her. She is so incredibly positive, a great friend and beyond gorgeous. She’s the package deal. I love reading her posts because there’s always so much enthusiasm and sass in her writing, plus her boyfriend, Brian takes amazing photos of her. She has such a great style that I can relate to (and I’m sure you will adore her and her style too!) I’m glad to announce eat.sleep.wear as my next Blogger of the Moment. Please read her interview below!
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Name
Kimberly Pesch
Location
The City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia PA
Age
Im blushing. 26. But October is my bday month so I will be 27 on October 24th!! 
How long have you been blogging?
I have been blogging since November 2009! So a little under a year J So funny because I feel like I have been doing this forever!

What prompted you to start a fashion blog?
I love the idea of being involved in a community of girls and guys that are sharing their daily outfits and explorations. It’s the real people on the streets that really bring clothes to life and I love to be able to share that with anyone that’s willing

to listen.
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How would you describe your style?
I would describe my style as Modern Classic mixed with a little bit of Rock and Roll. I tend to dress based on my mood and one day it could be girly, and the next edgy. One day SASSY and another day casual.
I love bloggers who also have a career like you, my sweet dear kim! Can you explain in more detail what you do for a living? How does this play into your style?
Ahhh. The day job! I am a full time graphic designer at a Agency in center city Philadelphia. Right now I am doing a lot of designing for web, but also LOVE to design print pieces. My favorite thing to do is brand identities. To be able to brand a business, place, person is something really unique! It really gets your brain moving starting with concepting, sketching and then eventually creating logos, brochure, websites, signage etc. I am an artist and always have been. That being said, a lot of the design I love is traditional swiss based design (look it up kids, because its freaking awesome and beautiful) It’s always very simple and clean and I would definitely relate that to how I dress. I definitely have a modern feel to the way I dress myself and sometimes, the simpler the better. Focus on one piece that I want to be the star and keep everything else simple.
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What would be your dream job?
AHHHH your making me pick! I would have a few things on my list. When I was picking majors for college, it was between fine art and acting. I definitely miss the thrill of performance and being on stage. It is such a RUSH! So acting is definitely omething that will always be on my list. Also, I have always wanted to be a makeup artist. Who doesn’t love playing with colors and paint faces?? I would also love to have my own design business and be able to work with clients who inspire me. Being able to marry my love of fashion and design would be a huge win for me.

What designers/fellow bloggers/etc inspire you?
This is an easy one. YOU!!!! I really think that our styles have a lot of similarities. And our love of looks rooted in simplicity and form are something that bond us together. Other bloggers that inspire me on a daily basis would be Sterling Style, MyStylePill, High Street Cardigans, What I Wore, and Keiko Lynn to name a few. I love that I am able to interact with other bloggers, and bounce ideas around in cyberspace and even in real life!
Some designers that I of course lust over include Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, DKNY the list goes on and on and on. HAHAHA.

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What are some of your hobbies besides blogging?
NOM NOM FOOD. My boyfriend and I are very into cooking and enjoying food. Taking that time to sit together, chat, eat, and enjoy is something we hold in high regard. I think that people forget to slow down sometimes. NOT ME.Can I call the beach a hobby? Well, lets say it this way, I do love getting out of the city and enjoying the natural world. Whether that be down the shore taking an evening beach stroll, or taking a hike in a nature preserve. I love time spend outside. Another hobby I have is Scrabble. I know, im 26. It’s ok people. Scrabble makes you smart right?? Well, I might be the world’s worst speller but I love playing scrabble. Or any other board game for that matter. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE photography. Blogging allows me to have a great excuse to be playing with my cameras constantly. Such a great way to capture beautiful things in this world.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
5 years huh? HMMM!!!! I see myself married to my lovah Brian who is an amazing inspiration to me (and a GREAT artist), exploring different cities, and hopefully evolving in the blogging world. I’m just excited to see what the future holds for me! Watch out world, this 20 something girl is ready to GO! Xo, Kim
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Winter Essentials

As the weather cools down and I freeze, I can’t help but be excited. I celebrate my enthusiasm for colder weather with some must haves on my list including some more affordable shearling options to satisfy me and you, my dear readers! I’ve been doing my research on versatile boots, coats and sweaters! I just cannot wait! What are you most excited to wear this winter?
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naomi

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Sometimes insanely beautiful people enter your life and instead of raging with envy, you photograph them. And so I photograph Naomi. I heart her!
Naomi was an intern for us at Capital Area Michigan Works! last spring semester and she always came to work dressed in such stylish, fun outfits. I was constantly gushing–so much so that the words “that’s so cute!” probably means nothing to her anymore. I just couldn’t help it!
Naomi wore a simple black dress with cap sleeves, patterned tights, a scarf I want to steal and a red leather jacket this past Wednesday. Naomi’s closet I believe is filled with these amazing versatile pieces that she can accessorize differently and dress up and down for various occasions. Take the outfit she had on for the shoot, without the jacket it’s so sweet and feminine and with the jacket, it just adds such an edge.
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[dress by piko 1988, jacket by leather loft, purse and scarf by f21, ankle boots by steve madden, tights from lord & taylor]
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