I love strutting my stuff. Seriously though, tell me of a woman who doesn’t! We all do! So when Denise and Melissa of The MOMS platform asked if I was avail to join them for a holiday fashion segment on WPIX-11-Live in New York of course I shouted YASSSS, YAASSSS . The thought of being in a fashion segment on PIX-11 brought back memories of walking[see at 12:45 wearing red dress] in Strut The Fashionable MOM Show At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week At Lincoln Center in 2013 .That experience is one that is still unforgettable.
Leading up to the big day on WPIX. Myself and mom-models Christy who tweets at @mstwocents and Jennifer who tweets at @mommadanddaboyz discussed with Denise some of the places we shop for reasonable mom fashions. I went with Century 21 as I just love their mix of designer and European fashions, Jennifer went with Burlington Coat Factory and Christy chose ThreadUP the online consignment shop.
I headed to Century 21 on Cortland Street directly across from the World Trade Center and tried on a few outfits .
The big day came I arrived at the PIX11 studios by 7:30am. I went through security and looked around for the others. The wait area was already buzzing and hair and makeup was alight with lots of movement. I said a brief hello to Councilman Mark Levine who was there to speak about the fatal NYPD shootings that had occurred in Brooklyn and how the Mayor was going forward with NYPD relations. Milling around also was a group dressed in holidays costumes of elves, santas and and santas helpers. They were getting their makeup applied and taking selfies. Needless to say the holiday excitement was uncontainable all around .
With my makeup applied I headed back to the wait area to greet Denise and Jennifer looking up I spotted supermodel Alex Wek as she walked into the wait area and head directly to the makeup area. I learned that Wek was there to speak with PIX-11 morning News Anchors Sukanya Krishnan and Kori Chambers about being chosen to push the button to release the Waterford Crystal Ball for the 60-second countdown to ring in 2015 in Times Square. Wek will be representing the International Rescue Committee (IRC) alongside its president David Miliband, South Sudanese model Nykhor Paul, local high school senior Sonam Lama and Cuban-American actor and singer Jencarlos Canela .
Finally it was time to get in front of the cameras. Denise took her place next to Sukanya in a black Rent the Runway jumpsuit paired with suede Just Fab wedges. Her words of advise to us moms, “Just have fun ladies!” she said. Which is exactly what we did!
Overall, it was an amazing experience and one that I will hold dear. Sukanya even told us that we could send greetings out to our loved ones. I said hello to my three kids and even got to send wishes to my students at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. Thank you WPIX-11 and The MOMS. This was definitely a great lead in to a wonderful start of my New Year.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! HAPPY NEW YEAR! HAPPY NEW YEAR! HAPPY NEW YEAR!