Monday, January 13, 2014

2014 Event Calendar - DIY with Spoiled Diva

Register online here

Join designer ChaKiva Latrell, founder of Spoiled Diva by CL Felder, for the first session of the new series, DIY (Design it Yourself) with Spoiled Diva! Each month we will tackle a different project where ChaKiva shows you how remix your old frocks into something HAUTE!


First up in the series...SKIRTS!  Bring a skirt and we will remix it using printed fabrics and trims. You will need to bring at least 3 yards of a fabric you wish to use for your skirt.
Register online here!

Until next time,

Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva

Monday, January 6, 2014

OOTD: Ashley Stewart Color Block Jumpsuit

Black and White Color Block Jumpsuit - Ashley Stewart | Black Studded Pumps - Michael Kors
Hey Diva,
I  fell head over heels in love with this black and white color block jumpsuit by Ashley Stewart the moment I saw it!  And what's not to love? It has all of my fave design elements from the sweetheart neckline and trendy color block detailing to the curve hugging fit and super sexy drop waist peplum accent.


Now that we are experiencing chilly temperatures, I think a super cute faux fur capelet would make for an awesome addition to this jumpsuit. What do you think?

Until next time,


Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva





Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My year as Ms. Georgia Plus America 2013 - MBN Global Beauti Expo

Gown by Linda Bezuidenhout
Hey Diva,
So...a few weeks ago, I had the honor of hosting the My Beauti Network Global Beauti Expo at the Twelve Hotel in Atlanta, GA!



It was a rainy Sunday afternoon but that didn't stop the show. My gown of choice was a beautiful, ice blue velour sequined gown by my friend Linda Bezuidenhout. I just love the way this dress hugs my curves and the color is to die for!

With designer Linda Bezuidenhout

With founder of My Beauti Network, Renee Knorr
I had a wonderful time and really enjoyed hosting. But I must be honest... I never knew just how much work went into hosting an entire event! Sure it looks all fabulous and fun, but it can be an exhausting job. After all, you are talking non-stop the whole time and are responsible for making sure the show runs smooth and on time!



Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed each and every moment of the spotlight (like a true Spoiled Diva) but just in case you thought it was easy and that anyone could do it, I am here to tell you it isn't so!
 


Over the course of the afternoon, guests enjoyed live music, vendors and a mini artist showcase  by renowned Persian artist Ghazelah Coulter! Her paintings are truly amazing and inspirational to say the least.

Paintings by Ghazelah Coulter
Guests also were inspired by a panel of speakers who shared their knowledge on a number of topics from health and fitness to finance and money management.



 

The afternoon ended with a fashion showcase by designers Linda Bezuidenhout,  House of Van Miller and jewelry artist Baba Giyahmiee.




I had a blast and I hope that more hosting opportunities are in my near future! Big smooches to Paul Biagui Photography for the beautiful images.



 Until next time,

Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva

Monday, December 30, 2013

OOTD: Thrifted Menswear

  Norwegian Cardigan Sweater- Goodwill
Hey Diva,
So...on my last thrifting excursion, I found this beautifully crafted, authentic Norwegian men's cardigan. I especially love the metal "claw" style closures and the slick embroidered design.


I did a quick Google search and found that these sweaters can cost as much as $400.00 so I got a real steal at only $6.95! I think this look is a nice take on the menswear trend I've been exploring this season. Check out a previous post here where I tired out another menswear inspired look. Score one for the Spoiled Diva!



Until next time,


Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva

Saturday, December 28, 2013

OOTD: Holiday 2013

Pantsuit - designed by me constructed by Joe's Custom Clothier, Faux Fur Capelet - Macy's
Hey Diva,
I had a blast last weekend at the Celebs Give Back Toy Drive presented by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. My outfit of choice...this black and red pantsuit with coordinating full length train.


Some of you may recognize it as the pantsuit I wore in the 2013 Miss Plus America competition this past summer. I designed the pantsuit myself and had it made by my good friend and custom tailor, Joe Hinton of Joe's Custom Clothier!  Click here to revisit that post!



This time, I accented it with this sweet Leopard print capelet that I purchased at Macy's. I don't know about you, but I love the way the whole look came together...very regal!


What do you think about my faux fur capelet? Do you have one in your winter wardrobe?

Until next time,

Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva

Saturday, December 7, 2013

OOTD: Thrifted Winter Fashion

Textured Faux  Fur Coat - Thrifted from Goodwill


Hey Diva!
Let me tell you...I'm not a huge fan of the snow, sleet and ice that winter brings, but I am a fan of winter fashion! I thrifted this super cute faux fur coat last summer from my neighborhood Goodwill store and figured now was the perfect time to unveil it!

 

It's perfect for a chilly night out on the town or even a daytime brunch date. Here, I am wearing it with a slick pair of Italian leather and cashmere gloves that my sister gifted me.

So...what's your fave "can't live without" winter item? Please share it with us!

Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva

Friday, December 6, 2013

2013 Event Calendar - MBN Global Beauti Expo

MBN Global Beauti Expo. Click HERE for tickets!
Hey Diva!
I am absolutely delighted to serve as host for this years MBN Global Beauti Expo in Atlanta, GA! The event takes place on Sunday December 8, 2013 from 1pm - 4pm at the Twelve Hotel in Atlantic Station. There's still time to get tickets...hope to see you!
www.mbnglobalbeautiexpo.com

Until next time!

Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva