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February 29, 2016
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Mode Mondays ~ Oscars Red Carpet, 2016

Lady Gaga stunned on the Oscar red carpet last night with this dramatic pant suit in white.

February 22, 2016
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Mode Mondays ~ Statement Spring 2016

The past two months have been amazing with the launch of Athleisure Mag which focuses on fashion meets fitness meets lifestyle. As Co-Founder and Style Director of this platform, I love interacting with all the people that we do in order to make it all come together.

In addition to my role here, I am the Fashion Editor of DJ Mag and love creating projects as a Statement Stylist and more. If you're fortunate enough to be in NYC or other cities experiencing a warmer then normal winter - it makes you get just that much more excited for Spring. Starting March 1st, I will share must have essentials for Spring 2016 which I will share throughout the month of March. In addition, you will get my weekly call outs of items that are a must each week from projects that I am working on.

February 15, 2016
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Mode Mondays ~ Red Carpet Arrivals, Grammys 2016

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The Grammys is an awards show which allows you to see a number of looks whether it's simply fun, high end glamour or something in between. One of my favorite looks came from Miguel and Nazanin Mandi. Miguel performed a tribute to Michael Jackson with Off the Wall's, 'She's Out of My Life'. Earlier in the night, he hit the red carpet with his finacee wearing

February 01, 2016
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Mode Mondays ~ Supermodel, Cindy Crawford

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I remember when I started reading Vogue at a really young age and seeing Cindy Crawford. In addition to never ageing and looking phenomenal, I love she continue to reinvents herself through her novel, Becoming, her beauty line and more. This multi-talented looker who turns 50, currently graces United Airlines', Rhapsody.

January 25, 2016
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Mode Mondays ~ 73 Questions with Derek Zoolander

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Although I'm on set, I'm loving this video which was released a few days ago. I'm a fan of Vogue's 73 Questions. Derek Zoolander takes us on a tour of his home which seems very similar to David Barton Gym. In addition, there are fun cameos throughout. Who's excited for Zoolander 2?

January 18, 2016
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Mode Mondays ~ Styled by Accessory2, Native Dreams

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I love when work comes out that I have styled. Make sure to check out, Native Dreams in the current issue of ShuString Magazine.

January 11, 2016
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Mode Mondays ~ Best Dressed, Golden Globes 2016

Jaimie King of NBC's Blindspot stunned on the Golden Globe's red carpet with a dress that was the perfect fit for her. Designed by Australian designer, Genny this plunging neckline with rich green fabrication was amazing whether she was on the red carpet or presenting an award.

In addition to her stunning dress, makeup artist, Jeffrey Paul for IT Cosmetics created a look to enhance her regal ensemble for the Golden Globes presenter for Best TV Movie/Limited Actor. Inspired by her outfit, he wanted to give her a touch of drama with a focus on her eyes.

FACE:

· IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer in Light

· IT Cosmetics Eyelift In A Tube in Light-Medium

EYES:

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· IT Cosmetics Brow Power Super Skinny Universal Waterproof Brow Pencil in Dark Brown

· IT Cosmetics Liner Love in Black used with IT Cosmetics Tightliner 10-in-1 Dual-Ended Brush #13

· IT Cosmetics Tightline Full Lash Length Black Primer Mascara

· NEW IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara (Available February 16)

LIPS:

· IT Cosmetics YLBB Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Blushing Nude

Jeffrey Paul notes that, "The color's a beautiful rose nude that makes the lips look flushed with color but soft and pretty, to balance out her stunning dramatic eyes."

December 28, 2015
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Mode Mondays ~ Louis Vuitton, Watercolor Luggage

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Growing up, I wasn't a major fan of painting as I don't like getting my hands dirty; however, Louis Vuitton created a video on their Watercolor Luggage which just makes the act of zen that much more luxurious.

December 21, 2015
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Mode Mondays ~ Out of Office Excellence

Although last Fri marked when some people ended the year at their offices, there are a number of people who will go to work finishing out odds and ends before the new year. Whether you work for someone or for yourself, one of the favorite ways that people like to get ready for some downtime is to put up the very necessary, Out of Office message. Whether you do it for the entire holiday season or various times, we could all stand to learn a bit of finesse for our altered communications. As a stylist, I find that there are interesting ebb and flows to work where all of my clients have different timelines that they need to be able to be connected with me. It's always a toss up on what I put on my OOO, for how long I state that I am unavailable etc.

I had the opportunity to talk with Mister Manners, Thomas P. Farley who partnered with Microsoft Center for Out of Office Excellence. He shared information regarding how we can manage our lives when it comes to electronic and social interaction with our work peers. I created my own out of office image which you can too as one of my favorite memories from Zang Toi's SS16 runway show this past Sept.

OOO messages allow people to know that you are not available, sporadically checking emails or another person who can assist in a request. How is the best way to construct a message that lets people know I am unavailable in general except in special cases for specific accounts/vendors?

It's important to abide by whatever you indicate you'll be doing (or not doing) during your time out of the office. In other words, if you say you are not going to be looking at email at all but then do check—and reply—to at least some emails, you are putting out a mixed message (literally)! If your job requires you to be reachable in case of an emergency, provide instructions for how correspondents can do so. I suggest including a phone number where they can reach you. When faced with the prospect of interrupting you in real time while you are away, most folks will determine their issue is not much of an emergency after all, and simply wait until your return.

 

Do you suggest sending an email to various people prior to setting an OOO up for those accounts that may have more access to you?

If there are individuals who will be covering your duties while you are away, it's essential you provide them with the tools and information they'll need to do so. An advance email is an excellent way to give them everything they'll require. If you are going to be out of the office for an extended period of time (i.e. more than a week), I would also advise those with whom you regularly correspond. Give them ample opportunity to reach out with any questions they might have several days prior to your departure from the office.

 

What process should be used when re-connecting with the world when you are battling an inbox with a lot of messages to return?

You have a brief grace period upon your return during which it may be permissible to continue using your out of office message before turning it off. However, that grace period is measured in hours…not days. If you anticipate having a heap of emails to return when you are back in the office, you might consider giving yourself some leeway in your out of office message with language such as "I will be returning the afternoon of …." to allow yourself the morning to get a handle on your in-box before the new emails begin pouring in. (And they will!)

Is there a limit to when one should use OOO message?

Unless your position requires your colleagues and clients to know where you are at every moment of the day, I would not concern myself with creating out of office messages each time you set foot out of the office. If you will be gone from the office for a few hours, I would go old school: shut your computer down and tape an 8 ½ X 11 sheet of paper onto your monitor indicating your whereabouts and the time of your return, e.g.: "At a conference until 4:00 today." If you will be out of the office for a day or more and not checking email, then you should set up your OOO message.

What are your thoughts on those that use OOO messages each weekend (ie I am out of the office as of 6:00pm on Fri and will return at 8:00am on Mon morning)?

This is overkill. I would not go this route unless clients and colleagues require your regular attention over the weekend and in this particular instance you plan to alter that communication path and go completely off the grid.

How can the OOO message be personalized?

I would keep the messaging for your business out-of-office short, simple, and professional, saving the whimsical out of office messages, e.g., "I'm in Margaritaville searching for my lost shaker of salt," for the out of office message on your personal email accounts.

We live in an age where the borders of social allow us to be connected to those we work with. If someone doesn't answer on email, we stalk their social and if we see them tweeting about their lunch. some feel it is ok to connect with them there to find out about their lack of answer on a subject on email. How does the OOO mindset work as it pertains to social and how can we apply it?

How any one person chooses to spend his or her time away is that individual's choice. A work colleague might check that person's social media to peer in on a vacation out of curiosity's sake, but it would be an abuse of the friendship to use a social media insight as a "gotcha" or as a means of breaking through to procure an answer to a work-related question. If the person is taking a work break, let him or her enjoy it!

At what point when one is leaving an OOO should they consider sharing information of co-workers who can assist projects in their absence (ie you're out of office for the back half of an afternoon you don't leave a contact person vs being out for the afternoon with a major project and product that is about to go live the next day - do you leave a contact)?

Chances are, no one is going to bother your colleagues with a request that was initially directed at you. That being said, if you are disconnecting from email entirely (or simply won't have reliable access to it) having someone designated as next in line who can answer questions while you are away is the responsible thing to do. Just make sure the covering individual is not going to be out of the office, too, and that he or she has not made you his or her backup person!

December 14, 2015
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Mode Mondays ~ The Power of the Well Placed Accessory

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One of my favorite things when I'm running from one place to the next for who knows what is to take the time to check out great window displays or to simply see pieces that must be added to my collection. Osklen's Soho store stopped me in my tracks initially because of the black and white sneakers. Of course after I got over the fact that these were a must, I was drawn in by additional accessories within their window.



Kimmie is a Celebrity Statement Fashion Stylist, Style/Accessory Expert and TV Personality who is the Co-Founder and Style Director of Athleisure Mag. She is also the Fashion Editor of DJ Mag and contributor to MIMI (Time Inc's beauty site) and Vogue.it. Accessory Agenda is a behind the scenes look at her work on and off set as well as items that are on her essential list for your wardrobe.












As a Fashion Stylist, Kimmie's work has been worn on a number of celebrities, personalities and has been published within an array of magazines (Esquire, DJ Mag, Heaven Has Heels, Velvet Magazine Dubai and more). You can see more of her work at Statement Stylist as well as her full portfolio. You can also find out more about Mens Athleisure which is co-founded by Kimmie focusing on menswear fashion editorials.



















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