Christian Siriano Fragrance Launch + #FOMO + NYC Pop Up Shop


So let me tell you about my latest case of #FOMO. It is a serious one. When you get invited to Chrisitan Siriano’s fragrance launch party, you go. Hosted by none other than Coco Rocha and attended by the star elite and fashion idols like Alexa Chung, you go. I, on the other hand, decided to cut my trip to Fashion Week in half, in order to attend to my mommy duties, and the half I decided to attend made me have to miss this stellar soiree. The fact that my instagram feed was loaded with party pics last night didn’t make me feel better either.
What did make me feel a little better was finding out that there will be a 16 day Chrisitan Siriano fragrance Pop-Up Shop during Fashion Week, starting September 3rd,  at 402 West 13th Street in New York. 
You can watch the seductive promotional video and get your hands on a bottle for yourself at
The fragrance, called Silhouette, is the designers first foray in to perfumery, and according to Instyle Magazine he says: 
“Fragrance is an item that lasts a really long time, and I wanted it to be something that was signature to my brand and my world that could last 50 years. We’re all about dressing all types of women, and I wanted the fragrance to feel the same way. Even down to the name, Silhouette, we wanted it to feel like it could be for every woman – she can be any size, any age, any shape, and it’s all about celebrating the silhouette of a woman.”
Well that kind of sums up why I love Christian Siriano so much. Besides that fact that he is such a talented designer that in my mind can do no wrong, ever since first busting out on the scene after Project Runway. I am really excited to try out his fragrance during my trip to NYC, and also see what he has in store for his Spring fashion collection.
The pop-up shop is going to be interactive, with a plant wall using all of the plant notes contained in the fragrance, and a place where you can photograph your own silhouette. (You know I can’t pass up a chance at a cool selfie!)
Below is an image of the bottle – a very pretty Silhouette I must say.

Image: Instyle Magazine
View more Christian Siriano fragrance launch party pics here.

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Last week we took a quick trip to escape the snow for some sunshine in Key Largo, Florida☀️ We spent every moment possible outside, Tom and Adam got their Scuba Diver PADI certification (yay!) while Sophia and I spent our days either swimming or drawing marine life and landscapes. This was my first trip after my sister passed last November, and even though I look so happy here, there were so many moments I felt the grief and sadness, as if it happened just yesterday. I am still figuring out how I want to show up in this space, as I have changed so much as a person since the loss. I just don’t feel called to post some of the things I shared before. Maybe that will change someday, or maybe it will just naturally evolve into something new. I think I will take this year to just process it all. (Even the idea of taking an entire year to think through something is a huge shift for my usually hyperactive type A personality) My focus at the moment is just living in the moment with my family and friends, spending time doing things that make me happy and healthy. I hope to share some of that journey here with you ~ thanks for following along ❤️
I had planned to shoot this outfit in collaboration with @lenacoutureofficial right before my dear sister passed away. Saba, the designer, was more than understanding if I didn’t want to anymore - but after thinking on it for a while I decided I wanted to - in my sister’s honor 💗 She was always my biggest hype woman. When i would feel like I’m not good enough or that I should quit (which was often) she would tell me I was unique and great and to keep it up. When I think of my sister, beauty and love is all that she embodied in her being. She expressed that on the outside also - as she loved to wear everything glam, bright & colorful, and full of bling. Hair done, nails done, everything did - that was Nusrat. For this shoot I took the time to get glam after a long hiatus - and makeup and hair took so long because I think I forgot how to do it, but afterwards I was surprised how I felt transformed. When I wore this gorgeous outfit that I know was designed with such love and incredible attention to detail by @lenacoutureofficial, I felt all of that beauty - like a walking piece of art, and very much at peace. Thank you so much to @divmophoto for capturing the feeling so well 💕
Ski weekend with my favorites ❄️❄️ So proud of Sophia for skiing on her own for the first time!
There are some trees with seeds that only grow after a fire. Their seeds are completely sealed with a resin that have to be physically melted off by a great fire in order to propagate. So to do we as humans, gain wisdom only after great pain and suffering.*
A month ago (and one day) I lost my sister and best friend to cancer. I am still completely gutted and broken. But, I’m also so so grateful to have had felt the love that now brings me so much heartbreak. ❤️ I am so inspired by her - and I will forever live my life to honor her memory. Miss you sis ❤️
Classic outfit combo: oversized blazer + denim 🖤fendi mules @shoeslutz
Just a mom who loves mums 🌸 🪴
Cozy for a coffee date ☕️
French. Toast. Egg. Bake. Save this recipe for a weekend or holiday brunch - it’s SO good and fool-proof! I’m not even a sweet person and I love it. The pecans are a non-negotiable IMO - I get honey bourbon vanilla pecans for this and it is just heavenly. Enjoy!