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Monday, July 30, 2012


It's the norm for SIDE OF STYLE to be allowed into a client's home for fittings/styling purposes...it's far from norm for SIDE OF STYLE to be allowed into a client's home with cameras rolling to share snapshots of their fittings/styling sessions with the public. SHOUT OUT to one of SIDE OF STYLE'S most outspoken CRAZIEST clients that allowed SIDE OF STYLE to photo share her styling session...our styling sessions are always full of giggles and FUN! Snippets below and full photos coming soon to www.sideofstyle.com; I appreciate and LOVE MY CLIENTS and could never THANK YOU all enough!

Friday, July 27, 2012


Received the invite below and immediately wished I could click my heels and end up in Frisco tomorrow! Peep the remover/pads at the bottom of the bottle of nail polish...convenience is KEY...literally ;-)
If you have NOTHING on your TO-DO LIST tomorrow a little get-a-way, like the event below, will be perfect after an exhausting work week!

Nokia invites Dallas residents to experience the Nokia Lumia Lounge – a pampering experience offering free custom manicures and exclusive nail art designed by celebrity manicurist Kandi Banks. Visitors will discover the secrets of great celebrity style with exclusive interviews from Nokia Pink Lumia Glam Squad members, Kandi Banks and Niki Schwan - fashion expert and celebrity stylist.

Kandi Banks, celebrity manicurist and member of the Nokia celebrity Glam Squad

Saturday, July 28, 2012
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Stonebriar Centre Mall
2601 Preston Road
Frisco, Texas 75034

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Back in March I had the opportunity to be on the judges panel, for MISS TEEN HOUSTON, with the young lady that's behind TeKay Designs. I'm wishing her all the best with this event and if you're searching for pieces with an international feel attending this event is a MUST!


I wish to invite you along with your family and friends to view TeKay Designs fashion presentation during the Houston International Fashion Week event. Please bring a print of this invitation letter with you to notify the concierge that you are a guest of TeKay Designs Fashion House.

Feel free to make any necessary copies of this invitation to accommodate your attendance. Please arrive in fashion-forward attire to display your personal style. You may reserve seating for you along with your family and friends upon the website listed below. I would love to receive feedback from you about my fashion show presentation.

Houston International Fashion Week

Baker Ripley Neighborhood Center

6500 Rookin St

Houston, TX 77074


August 1st – 2nd , 5:00 to 9:00 PM

August 3rd , 5:00 to 9:00 PM

August 4th, 5:00 to 11:00 PM (Free dinner & show)

August 5th, 2:00 to 7:00 PM




From south bound Rout 610, turn right to merge onto US-59 S. Merge onto SW Fwy Service Rd. Continue onto Southwest Fwy. Turn left onto Hillcroft Ave. Turn right onto Sands Point Dr. Then another right onto Rookin St.

Show Schedule

August 1: Opening Rally - National Costume; Men's Showcase: 5pm - 9pm

August 2: Miss Plus and Fabulous and Plus Size Showcase, 5pm - 9pm

August 3: Bridal and Quinceaneara Expo - 10am - 2pm
Bridal Show, Sit Down Dinner - 5pm - 11pm

August 4: Collective Designers Fashion Show - 5pm - 11pm

August 5: Kids Fashion Show, Maternity Fashion Show and My Kid and I on the Runway Show - 2pm - 7pm


TeKay Designs is an international fashion house with headquarters in Houston Texas. TeKay designs and manufactures unique bridal, formal ethnic wear and accessories. The Bridal collection includes ethnic bridal, modern (traditional) bridal, and maternity bridal. The Ethnic line carries designs that embrace cultures in Africa, Asia, North and South America, as well as Europe. We showcase fabrics and fashions influenced by various ethnic groups around the world by infusing cultural elements into current and historical creations. In addition to embracing the cultures of these regions, it is also our goal to support the individuals who create these fabulous textiles and materials. TeKay is committed to fair trade practices as well as supporting our staff in Ghana whom we consider as extended family. TeKay Designs manufactures its products in the US and Ghana. Please visit Tekay Designs on the Internet. View our product lines and schedule an appointment so we may service you personally and professionally

Wednesday, July 25, 2012



Tuesday, July 24, 2012

**Plug Life**

Paint the Town PINK

Recently SIDE OF STYLE was invited to be apart of PINK (Victoria's Secret) opening its first stand alone store in The Woodlands and to interview Victoria’s Secret’s Angel Elsa Hosk. Due to a family emergency I could not attend the event (and with that I’m currently searching for SIDE OF STYLE stand by team members to make events like this when I can’t *winks*). But the good folks, who invited SIDE OF STYLE, were kind enough to send photos from the event. If you’re in/near The Woodlands I’m sure you’ll stop in PINK for your usual goodies, and I can’t wait to take my niece for a visit to pick up our usual PINK goodies! (“Usual” is used because it’s like who owns a PINK item and doesn't end up going back for more? LOL)

And before I go I must say Elsa Hosk is a true beauty; Thanks again for the invite/photos Milan!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I'll be There

I may be in front...or I may be waaaaaay in the back....either way I will be there to support. Hopefully one or two of my style soaked readers will be there as well!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Road Tripping

Recently saw a photo of PRADA Marfa on Tumblr and I thought...Marfa? Isn't that in Texas? Did the Google thing and found something that seems unreal.

If you knew about PRADA Marfa please stop reading HERE :-)
(And if you've visited or visit please send photos to key@sideofstyle.com for a blog post here)

But if you are as just as surprised as I am check this out (Scribbling "TO DO" on my TO DO LIST)---

"Prada Marfa is a permanently installed sculpture by artists Elmgreen and Dragset, situated 2.3 km (1.4 mi) northwest of ValentineTexas, just off U.S. Route 90, and about 60 km (37 mi) northwest of the city of Marfa.The installation was inaugurated on October 1, 2005. The artists called the work a "pop architectural land art project." The sculpture, realized with the assistance of American architects Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, cost US$80,000 and was intended to never be repaired, so it might slowly degrade back into the natural landscape.This plan was deviated from when, three days after the sculpture was completed, vandals graffitied the exterior, and broke into the building stealing handbags and shoes. A few days after Prada Marfa was officially revealed, the installation was vandalized. The building was broken into and all of its contents (six handbags and 14 right footed shoes) were stolen, and the word "Dumb" and the phrase "Dum Dum" were spray painted on the sides of the structure. The sculpture was quickly repaired, repainted, and restocked. The new Prada purses do not have bottoms and instead hide parts of a security system that alerts authorities if the bags are moved."

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Add Dress

Kelis was spotted in THE DRESS July 2010 and Chaka Khan has was spotted in THE DRESS recently. And THE DRESS will make it's way to HOUSTON soon. Check out the deets for HOUSTON FASHION WEEK:

"Betty Page Boutique and it's classic looks are very popular across the nation and has been invited to participate as a guest boutique during the "Full Figure challenge" event November 2012. (A Houston Fashion Week event.)"
---Houston Fashion Committee

Have I mentioned I love THE DRESS?

Forever Plugging

 What a weekend it has been...but test and trials come to make you strong (Screaming: "We are conquerors!). Amazed that I pulled off SIDE OF STYLE'S latest project without full assistance from my asSISTERant due to her being ill...I'm rooting for you sis! Straight plugging for SIDE OF STYLE has been my focus since 2008 and BIG THANK YOUS to those that have plugged for SIDE OF STYLE throughout the years...I appreciate the business, collabs, and support! FOREVER PLUGGING!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012


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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Who Run the World???

"Below the mason dixon line, down there where the girls are fine..."---Frankie Beverly

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


H-Tine  H-Town stand up! These two beauties repped well at the 2012 BET Awards!