MNG by MANGO Reunion at JCPenney

Vahni and I flew to NYC last weekend for the fabulous MNG by MANGO reunion (or, meet-and-greet for people like me who weren’t able to make it to Spain) and for the group photo “big reveal”. Sangria poured and conversation followed thusly. We were, quite literally, within the velvet rope in a roomful of bloggers whose style was as eclectic (yet, eclectically similar? if that makes sense) as our personalities. It was so fabulous. Everyone was so nice, and heartfelt thanks goes out to Yuli, the rest of the Style Coalition team, and the fabulous MANGO and jcpenney team for a wonderful collaboration. So much fun.

And now…party pics (I just love perusing party pics after the fun is over…don’t you?)

As promised, here is another sneak peek of my debut design for my new label (the name of which is yet to be revealed, tee hee):

It’s so wearable – that’s what I love about it. I wear it all the time (and it has been KILLING me not to be able to reveal it until now!) and it’s so incredibly versatile. I wear it with jeans, I wear it with skirts, I wear it with silver shorts (eerily similar to the look above–with sequins, which I LOVE). It’s versatile, and the cut is one of my favorite things – the shoulders have this ruche-ing going on, and the epaulets give kind of a strong sophisticated angle to the shoulders which visually slims the waistline. I could totally take credit for this waist-shrinking effect, but it’s just a happy byproduct of my design. Yay! Remember, the piece will go on sale for 48 hours only starting 9am EST on Monday (11/22) so snag one before it ends Tuesday night! Doesn’t regret suck? I mean…no pressure…or anything.

  • Devon

    I LOVE the color of your sweater! :) It looks like you had a lot of fun! I can’t wait to grab that blouse you designed. It looks like it’s going to be a wardrobe staple of mine.

    Also, I love your silver manicure. I’m rocking a silver/platinum mani myself this week. What color is that? I’m wearing OPI Designer De Better from the new muppets collection and I must say that I really like it!

    • Kristina

      Aw, thank you so much Devon. The great news is, it’s more than half the price of most designer silk camp-style shirts out there these days! The silver nail polish is one of my holy grails of silver foils: China Glaze “Millennium” . Can be very hard to find, but if you do, snag it. It’s wondrous (not glittery, more like a foil).

  • Sophie

    Great post!!!
    Love it!!


  • Neris

    WOW; your designs look incredible and VERY much wearable :) Seems like you had lots of fun at the Mango party :)

    Happy Friday!


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  • Sarah Stright

    The party looks like so much fun! I want to be able to do things like that!! And your label looks as if it’ll be incredibly chic. I’d expect nothing less though.

  • Penny Pincher Fashion

    I love your necklace in these party pics and that color is fantastic on you! Counting down til I can buy that shirt…the more I see it, the more I love it!! :)

    • Kristina

      It makes me so happy to hear you say that! Yay!

  • alyson

    awww so glad you got to reconnect with everyone. You and Vahni together are such the power blogger couple. :) Wishing you a wonderful Friday!

    • Kristina

      Haha alyson, that we are! we can’t get stay apart, clearly. :)

  • Erica

    What a fabulous event! Looks like it made for a great night :) Looking forward to seeing your blouse on sale!

  • Rachel Tatem

    That’s awesome! Looks like you had a blast.

  • Monique @MotorCityMoxie

    Looks like a wonderful time. Congratulations on your new title as fashion designer. I can’t wait to support!

    • Kristina

      Thank you so much Monique!

  • Rachel from Love a la Mode

    I love the shirt you designed… do we know what the price is going to be yet?

    • Kristina

      It will be under $100!

      • Rachel from Love a la Mode

        Ok perfect thank you!

  • Lauren Nicole

    Both you and Vahni look great. Congrats on the design. I love it.

  • Catarina

    I’m new to your blog and loved it :)

    Just emailed you :)

  • Designer for Islamic Clothing

    I LOVE the color of your sweater! :) It looks like you had a lot of fun! It looks like it’s going to be a wardrobe staple of mine. I like it.