Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fitting & Patterns Video: 1st Annual Meet, Shop + Learn

Fitting & Patterns

Our visit with professional pattern-maker Catina Ferraine was a great learning experience for all the ladies and gents who were in attendance, below is a video of her demonstration on how to properly take fitting measurements.

Part 2 of 3 - Fitting & Patterns w/ Catina Ferraine

Start saving your money and setting aside vacation days now for the 
2nd Annual Meet, Shop + Learn 2013! 

mimi g.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Studs & Pearls + 1st Event Video "Introductions"

Hi Darlings!

Today I am sharing the first video of the 1st Annual Meet, Shop + Learn with Mimi G.
I want to thank the hubby for editing the videos for me and adding his touch, which cracked me up...how come he is so silly? LOL! There are 3 videos all together but today I am sharing video 1of 3 "Introductions" and below you will of course find my "daily look"

Meet, Shop + Learn with Mimi G.

Edited by the silly hubby ;-) love you, thank you!

Get The Look....

Shoes by Charles David HERE / Jeans Zara HERE / Top NY&Co. (similar) HERE and HERE/ Bag (local boutique) not that similar but....HERE or HERE
MK Watch HERE / MK Chain Link Bracelet (similar) HERE / Pearl Ring (similar) HERE / Layered Pearl Necklace HERE / Kate Spade Sunnies (similar) HERE

mimi g.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sexy + Comfy: Black Zara Dress

Hello Darlings!

My dear hubby is working hard editing the videos from the event on saturday so since I couldn't post it today I will just show you my fabulous Zara dress which was so comfy to wear and so fab!!!

Get The Look...

Zara Dress HERE / Clutch (similar) HERE and HERE / Steve Madden Heels (similar) HERE
Sunnies Kate Spade (similar) HERE / Various Bangles F21 (old) / Bead Cuff F21 HERE
Zipper Pull Ring (local boutique) / Mustache Ring (local Boutique) similar HERE and this one is SO CUTE! HERE

mimi g.

The Coalition World Premier!!


"The Coalition" made its premier this past weekend in Miami, Florida at the American Black Film Festival and although I could not be in attendance I heard first hand how GREAT the film was and that both screenings were SOLD OUT! I have a special connection to this film because the director, Monica Mingo, is someone I consider a friend and the costume designer was the very fabulous Erica Bunker, friend and blogger.

I have long awaited a film that was intelligent and carries a strong story line and "The Coalition" has delivered just that!....and there are beautiful people to look at which is always a bonus.  Lead by the creative talents of Team Sizzle Films, Inc. Executive Producer, Writer Terrell Suggs of the Baltimore Ravens and Producer, Writer, Director Monica Mingo this film is destined for greatness. 


The bad boys club is really not all that bad. Young, rich and handsome...the boys know how to have a good time. They love women, fast cars and doing whatever they want to do. There comes a time in life, however, when karma is helped along. When it's done by a group of scorned women...it can prove to be devastating.

Official Trailer! 


mimi g.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Meet, Shop + Learn Event Pics!!!!

Meet, Shop + Learn 
an amazing day! 

What can I say, I was overwhelmed with gratitude and was humbled by the group of ladies and gents who came out to meet me, shop with me and learn with me.

 I had ladies who flew in from Florida, Chicago, DC, Texas, Colorado, San Fran & Tennessee! We started at 11am by meeting at the Fashion Business Inc. office of which I am a member, we did intro's some Q&A's and then all the ladies got a free and informative class with a friend and professional pattern-maker Catina Ferraine where they learned how to take proper body measurements and make slight pattern adjustments....priceless information!

Today I will share the pics of the day and in the next day or so Ill post some of the video footage ;-)

Lets Get Started!

This is the amazing group of ladies! I wore my neon jeans so in the event one of my girls got lost they could easily find me, LOL
Everyone getting settled in and getting name tags... Once we were all settled I had everyone stand up and introduce themselves, we laughed a lot! then I spoke a little about my self and went into Q&A where they were able to ask me questions about issues they have or tips they needed etc. It was a great classroom setting and it turned out great!
We then headed off to professional pattern-maker, Catina Ferraine's studio where she gave a class on why patterns often don't work right, what to look for and change, how to measure clothes you already own to get an understanding of your fit and comfort preference and then she demonstrated on one of the girls (Janet) how to properly take measurements and how to fix issues along the way. We then had the girls and gent break into pairs and measure each other so they could leave with a set of accurate measurements.
I had such a diverse group of women it was amazing! I loved being able to see and meet the people who comment and support my blog and how different they all are which made me so happy that my blog caters to so many different groups!
Taking measurements ;-)
Lovely Ladies! Natasha & Tamara
Patricia and Hubby Joe who was just as excited about being there as she was! 
Catina and I were able to go around to everyone and assist or answer questions as they measured each other.Everyone listened carefully as Catina spoke, trying to soak it in.Thank you Catina! the ladies had a great time learning from you. Then we hit the streets of downtown...Joy had to leave us early but we enjoyed her while we had her ;-)Muriel made the first purchase once we hit the streets!We took over the stores, LOLThe ladies at Michael Levine's who was awesome in giving my group a discount on their purchases!I love all the smiles!We kept Pilar busy ;-)This was my very first event and I am so happy that it was a success! can't wait to do it again. Stay tuned for video footage coming soon.

mimi g.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Friday Night Dinner + Meet Up Sneak Peek

Hello Darlings!

I had such an amazing weekend! this was of course the Meet, Shop + Learn weekend event and it was a total success, I will be sharing pics of the day tomorrow and video on Tuesday if I can get the footage edited quickly enough. To say it was humbling experience is an understatement and I'm so excited to share all about it over the next few days.

First I want to show you pics from Friday nights dinner and my lovely friends who joined me, then what I wore for the "event" Saturday and a sneak peek pic of Saturday; make sure to check back tomorrow for pics and details of what we did.

Get The Look....

Open Back BCBG Romper (on sale now) HERE / Steve Madden Heeled Sandals (on sale now) HERE / Necklace F21 (similar) HERE
 Dinner at Louie Bottega: Janet, Tamara + Natasha ;-)

What I Wore Saturday...Get The Look

Denim Shirt (similar) HERE / Neon Pink Jeans (similar) HERE and HERE / Necklace (old) H&M / Tory Burch Sunnies (similar) HERE / Sandals HERE

Sneak Peek of Saturdays Group 

mimi g.