Ann Caruso's Fashionable Week: Dinner With Deepak Chopra

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Celebrity stylist and fashion consultant Ann Caruso will be blogging about the many stylish events and appointments she attends. Caruso has an illustrious career working for magazines like Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, InStyle as well as luxury brands. This week, she dines with Deepak Chopra, sees the wonderful Fall collection of KAUFMAN FRANCO, and meets the devotees of Stella & Dot.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Pisces Joint Birthday Celebration of John Demsey, Alina Cho, and Marilyn Gauthier

After my luxurious weekend in Miami, it was back to work in NYC. I often work late hours and had a deadline to beat, so I missed the fabulous birthday party of my friends, John Demsey, Alina Cho, and fellow Pisces Marilyn Gauthier. I had to share this picture, because I’m in love with Alina’s dress by Cushnie et Ochs. Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs made the dress for her from the Spring runway, which was shown in yellow. After Alina saw another dress they made for Mrs. Obama in a gorgeous green, she asked for the same green as the First Lady. This is my favorite “best dressed” moment, since Gwyneth Paltrow at the Oscars!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Intimate Dinner with Hosts Rachel Roy and Shauna Mei to Celebrate Dr. Deepak Chopra's Law of Attraction Mp3 Playbutton

Has anyone ever asked you who your dream dinner guests would be? Well, Deepak Chopra is one of mine. So you can imagine how I felt when Rachel Roy and Shauna Mei of asked me to join them for an intimate dinner to celebrate Dr. Deepak Chopra’s Law of Attraction MP3 Playbutton. Chopra has recorded an exclusive guided meditation on mastering the Law of Attraction and using it to create a happier, more fulfilling life. Pin it on, press and start attracting a better life! (Go to to check it out.)

In attendance were: Meredith Melling Burke, Mary Alice Stephenson, Dylan Lauren, John Demsey, Fern Mallis, Bibhu Mohapatra, Fabiola Beracasa, Dani Stahl, Kate Lanphear, Debbora Lee Jackson, Ubah Hassan, Simon Collins, Anamaria Wilson, Phillip Bloch, Jason Campbell, and George Wayne.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

KAUFMAN FRANCO Fall Appointment

I went to visit the designer duo, Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco, of KAUFMAN FRANCO. They are a celebrity stylist’s best-kept secret that needs to be told. As a team, they have worked at Valentino, Ungaro, Anne Klein, and started their own line in the Fall of 2004. They dress tons of celebs, because their clothes are sexy and sophisticated with a slight edge. The collection was polished, refined while still having elements of edginess and rawness that have been prevalent in their past collections. Lots of reds, pinks, grey, and of course black!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Morning: Stella & Dot Speaking Engagement

I had the pleasure of speaking to 40 of Stella & Dot’s top stylists from all over North America, who were flown in for a glam getaway and a visit to Stella & Dot’s Soho Design Studio. Stella & Dot is a social selling company that sells costume jewelry and accessories exclusively online and through trunk shows by independent stylists. Stella & Dot has created over 12,000 jobs for women across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.  They believe that every woman has what it takes to create the life she wants for herself. Everyone from stay-at-home moms to women sick of working in the corporate world have had success stories in the millions. Stella & Dot was named a Fashion Group International Rising Star winner this past February. CEO and Founder, Jessica Herrin, and Chief Creative Officer, Blythe Harris, named the company after their grandmothers. Their pieces have been featured in InStyle and worn by celebrities Katy Perry, Emmy Rossum, and Fergie to name a few. I spoke about the accessories trends for Spring/Summer and offered tips on how to style their accessory line. I also shared some upcoming trends for Fall.  The energy and excitement was high. I have never seen women so excited about a product as much as these Stella & Dot devotees! Check out this line, it’s worth seeing and the price points are amazing!

Evening: Time to Relax and Reflect

I was so excited to see Friday night come! I was inspired after meeting Dr. Deepak Chopra, I brought out all my favorite books of his to peruse, and listened to his Law of Attraction meditation button.

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