#TravelTuesdays Michelle In Italy

Do you all see 👀 Aunty Michelle in these Italian streets looking all the way fabulous!  Oh my goodness, get your life.  I love it.  She looks absolutely great.  Ladies stick with your fitness, finance, & fashion goals.  Raise your standards always!  Let Michelle inspire you.

Cheers to life,

Danalee Francesca

Fashion Fridays: To Shorts or Not To Shorts?

Is the question?  I have always been scared of shorts, true story.  I am a curvier woman, so shorts can come off a little sexier than I may want.  But, I get so jealous when I see women strutting around carefree in their shorts.

Summer is almost over so get it in, or wear them in the Fall with some leggings, I feel like you can still rock that style. I am thinking the best type of shorts to get are looser fitting. Hear me out, fitted can look good depending on your body type however if you share my fear, then loose in the thigh area may be the way to go. But it has to be styled right, I don’t mean some baggy homely looking shorts, I mean nicely tailored to your body shape.

I’ll let you know if I take the plunge. I have to find a pair I can really fall in love with 🙂

These are some different ways to wear your shorts, with a longer sheer top, I like that style, cut off jeans with heels, a little looser for your bike ride, or very sexy and fitted for a night out.


Fashionably yours,
Danalee Francesca

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96Magnolia Pop-Up Shop

Come out and shop this weekend at 96 Fort Greene Place.  Located downtown Brooklyn around the corner from BAM (The Brooklyn Academy of Music)!  I’ll be there helping out!  The proceeds benefit 96Magnolia, a show house that will bring fashion, interior design and wellness together in one place.  The initiative brings health and wellness programming to our Brooklyn Community in support of the American Cancer Society.  You can find some great Holiday pieces…designer vintage & new clothing, glassware, accessories and more for affordable prices!  Stop by and say hello!

Naeem Khan Collection

How HOT is this Spring Day Scene! There were butterflies flying around! Just delicious 🙂

I absolutely loved the Naeem Khan & Ranjana Khan Collections! The dresses were Chic Chic Chic! The jewlery designed by Ranjana was breathtaking, romantic and whimsical. It was a exciting presentation that captured the sensual essence of a woman! Check out the Naeem Khan Gallery for more pics!

Hey Ms. Jay!_DSC0422_DSC0347Bryant Gumbel with his wife Hillary Quinlan. Love that dress! They both were very nice!

                                          Ranjana Khan (Right)                                                   He Looks Fab! (Left)  Stopped this Fashionista, Amiata on the way to NK Show (Right)

Alexander Wang: My Epic Fail

Photographs taken by Bill Shatto

So, I didn’t exactly get into the Alexander Wang show! EPIC FAIL! Such is life…you can’t be everywhere right
🙂 Check below, to see the view that I had. It’s a great photograph Bill! You have to be able to laugh at life, that’s what its all about. But, I did meet Ms. Janelle Monae! She is a sweetheart and very beautiful!
Check out the video of the Alexander Wang Collection. His Spring Collection is a deconstruction of college wear. I like a couple of pieces and no its not because I was not actually seated at the show lol! These are the two that I like…the dress reminds me of the oversized sweatshirts we used to wear in college. It’s SEXY SIMPLE!

Janelle Monae & The Fashionista

Janelle & Beautiful Model Liya Kebede

This is a HOT pic!


Alice + Olivia Collection

Photographs taken by Bill Shatto

Alice + Olivia designed by Stacy Bendet proved to be a breathe of fresh air with its Spring Collection. The pieces were SEXY CHIC and wearable! I especially love this look pictured to the left. The sequin top with the pencil bottom is all me! The dresses are soft and are great for a hot date!
Check out the gallery of picshttp://www.billshatto.com/danalee/aliceolivia & s0me of the celebs that were there!

Ooooo I’m a Model!

Loving these dresses!

I need a pair of the liquid leggings 🙂

The Hayden-Harnett Line

Toni, Designer of Hayden-Harnett & The Fashionista
I had a chance to attend the Hayden-Harnett presentation entitled “Lava Fields of Love” with friend and designer Steven Cutting. Hayden-Harnett is a Brooklyn based business in Greenpoint. You know I love that! I was able to speak with Toni, the designer, pictured to the left. I asked her what her inspiration was for the colors and textures. She explained ” My team and I looked at natural materials, modern nomads, lava fields and barren landscapes as the inspiration for the looks.” I often have designers coming to me asking for assistance in finding investors or just wanting to know if it is feasible in this economic climate to start a line. So, from a designers point of view I asked what advice she would give new designers. She stated “That new designers should be true to their singular unique voices. People are still looking for the next new thing!” You hear that designers, don’t give up!

It was a great presentation of the line with serenading by the Opera Company of Brooklyn. Who knew Brooklyn had an Opera Company! Overall, I loved the leather bags and jackets! The color scheme was beautiful, I see purple! My fav dress was the Blake Dress in Grenadine. HOT! Click on the link http://www.billshatto.com/danalee/hayden-harnett to see more pictures of the Hayden-Harnett Line!

All pictures taken by Bill Shatto

Love that orange leather bag.
The Scene!

Modeling Hayden-Harnett…love the peachy orange color hues coupled with the brown shoes and handbag!

Steven Cutting and The Fashionista! I got the inside scoop on what he’s been up to!