Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Stella & Dot: Just Launched!

Hello lovers, I recently joined a fabulous group of stylists and launched my very own business. For personal service or to shop the latest trends in accessories check out Stella & Dot.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fall's Fashion Brim: Over-sized Hats

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 Over-sized hats are one of the most daring new fall trends. Reminiscent of the styles worn to the Kentucky Derby, these new huge hats are begging to be worn with everyday outfits. While they may not be for the faint of heart, embracing the big-hat trend will unleash your inner vintage-glam diva. Over-sized hats with wide brims look exquisite with wool wrap dresses and pencil skirts. Of course, you can always get away with wearing a pair of dark-colored skinny jeans, a cropped cardigan and a cotton tank with your over-sized hat if you prefer. Read more from guest blogger and celebrity stylist Anya SarreFall's Hottest Accessory Trends, Fall's Fashion Gem: Oversized Gemstone Earrings and Fall's Fashion Wing: Over-sized Winged Totes

Images via Polyvore iHeartValeriaJo

I Wear Pink For Grandma

I wear pink for grandma <3

In February I lost the most important person in my life to cancer, my grandma, and this set touched my heart. It may be almost the end of October and Breast Cancer Awareness month but I will forever cherish the loving memories of my grandma. Thank you PiaPia for making such a beautiful set and dedicating it to those who have experienced a loss of a loved one to cancer.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Harriet's 6th Annual PAFW & Runway Show

 So, unfortunately I didn't make it to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC this past September, but guess what? I'm lucky enough to be going to this year's 6th annual Runway Show, for Harriet's Park Avenue Fashion week. It's here in my city, Orlando, and I can't wait to see what's hitting the catwalk! I heard that last year's show was amazing and I'm sure there's a lot to offer this year with the emerging designers and all the boutiques from Winter Park and more. The set up is already making quite a statement! If you are local and want to experience Fashion Week and partake in a night full of fabulous fashions, fetes, people, along with a chance to be dolled up and glam, then check out for tickets and events leading up to the finale, the Runway Show! Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

PAFW: Avant-Garde Trunk Show & Fashion Soirée

  As you may or may not know from my previous post, Harriet's Park Avenue Fashion Week has finally arrived! It has officially started on Sunday Oct. 14th and will finish off with a highly anticipated Runway Show on Saturday Oct. 20th. This event is fashion filled with days full of amazing events hosted by several shoppes and designers in Winter Park's very own gem, Park Avenue. As I wish I could have attended all, I was only able to make it to one of the week day fetes! Tuesday, featured an "Avant-Garde Trunk Show and Fashion Soirée" hosted by a very trendy boutique specializing in rarity pieces, Things and Fashion, located on the corner of Park Ave and Morse blvd.

 I found myself immediately welcomed by shoppe owner, Julius, as he led me to the terrace of a fantastic party, filled with entertainment, refreshments and of course, my cupcakes served by handsome men. Models were styled from head to toe, dressed in amazing gowns, and adorned with the trendiest accessories. The event was sponsored by Things & Fashion, VitaminWater, PlanetTogs, iLashWorks and more. I experienced a great time from beginning to end and I can not wait for the main event on Saturday, the Runway Show! Tickets are being sold here, get them while they last at!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Park Avenue Fashion Week: Orlando Oct. 14-20


Winter Park, Florida –Harriett’s Park Avenue Fashion Week (HPAFW), Central Florida’s most comprehensive annual fashion event, brings the experience of high-fashion to Winter Park from October 14-20, 2012.  Central Park’s West Meadow is transformed into a fashion paradise featuring a 20,000-square-foot, air-conditioned tent with a full runway and lounge area modeled after New York Fashion Week’s Bryant Park.  

Harriett’s Park Avenue Fashion Week, named for one of the event’s most enthusiastic supporters, Harriett Lake, kicks off its sixth season in stores on Sunday, October 14, with seven days packed with trunk shows, designer meet-and-greets, VIP parties, special sales and more.  The week culminates on Saturday, October 20, with a spectacular runway show.

“The glamorous style, high fashion and talented designers make our celebration one of the premier fashion shows in the Southeast,” explains Paige Blackwelder, co-owner of Tuni and chair for the event.  “You can’t get up close like this in New York.”

Harriett’s Park Avenue Fashion Week is a proud supporter of the Winter Park Women’s Health Pavilion at Winter Park Memorial Hospital and their fight against women’s cancers.  A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to the organization.

“Park Avenue Fashion Week attracts visitors from across Central Florida to discover the many exceptional boutiques and salons in downtown Winter Park,” said Patrick Chapin, president/CEO of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.

Guests can learn more about the participating boutiques and salons, review the schedule of events and purchase their seats for the runway show at

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fall's Fashion Wing: Over-sized Winged Totes

    Givenchy tote bag

  The hottest bag this fall is the new winged tote. If you carry a lot of paperwork to the office or you bring a change of clothes with you to work, you will love this new refined tote. The winged tote exudes power and confidence with its east/west shape and crisp angles. For an added punch, pick a winged tote in a bright color like magenta or sunshine yellow. Your fall and winter wardrobe will love the unexpected pop of color. All eyes will be on you when you strut down the street carrying a new winged tote. Read more from celebrity stylist and guest blogger, Anya SarreFall's Hottest Accessory Trends and Fall's Fashion Gem: Oversized Gemstone Earrings.

Images via Polyvore iHeartValeriaJo

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fall's Fashion Gem: Over-sized Gemstone Earrings

Irene Neuwirth earrings

  Large gemstone earrings are popping up on the red carpet in record numbers this fall. While most women may never get to set foot on a red carpet, there is nothing stopping them from capitalizing on this beautiful trend. Graduated gemstone earrings are a classic and timeless choice. The beauty of this trend is that you can wear statement earrings with a dress to a wedding, with a pencil skirt to the office, and even with a pair of jeans and a chunky sweater to dinner. Simple ballet flats, leggings and an over-sized, cowl-neck sweater almost beg to be worn with a gracious pair of statement earrings. Read more from celebrity stylist and guest blogger, Anya SarreFall's Hottest Accessory Trends and Fall's Fashion Wing: Over-sized Winged Totes

Images via Polyvore iHeartValeriaJo

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

ShoeDazzle's Celebrity Stylist Anya Sarre

 Anya Sarre is one of Hollywood’s most influential trendsetters. A nationally recognized celebrity stylist, Sarre is known for her impeccable eye and ability to tie any look together with the perfect accessory. Named “Best Television Fashion Stylist” for her appearances on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and countless other media outlets, Sarre is the go-to fashion expert for Hollywood’s biggest celebrities.

  Just recently, I had an amazing opportunity to have the fashionable, vibrant celebrity stylist, Anya Sarre, appear as a guest blogger here on {la femme} Meets Fashion. With her wondrous eye for fashion and chic sense of style, she was able to contribute fabulous material about Fall's Hottest Accessory Trends, which adds greatly to My Fall PicksI am still in awe that she would take the time to grace my page and if you love Fall, fashion or accessories, these are a must read! You can also find her on, a wonderful site about fun, fashion and everything fabulous!  

Fall's Hottest Accessory Trends

 Guest Post by Anya Sarre

Fall's Accessory Trends Alert

Fall's Hottest Accessory Trends Alert by iheartvaleriajo featuring leather tote bags

  The right accessories and shoes will transform a good outfit and turn it into a show-stopping ensemble. This fall's hottest accessories have one common theme; they prove that bigger is definitely better. Whether you love the look of this season's shoulder-grazing statement earrings or the new winged tote, over-sized accessories are the way to go this fall! Embracing one of the new over-sized trends or all of them? Well, get ready for tons of compliments from family, friends and strangers on the street.

Add the Perfect Finishing Touch to any Outfit with Fall's Hottest Accessory Trends...Anya Sarre

Read more from celebrity stylist and guest blogger, Anya Sarre: Fall's Fashion Wing: Over-sized Winged Totes and Fall's Fashion Gem: Over-sized Gemstones Earrings.