Wardrobe Stylist 2017 attends Project Role Model Fundraiser






I was pleased to attend the Project Role Model Fundraiser at the historic Fairmont Copley Hotel.  It was a night filled with fashion, fun, and the who’s, who of Boston; House of Representative Jeffrey Sanchez, Chantel Mayo, Commissioner Bill Evans, Denise Kaigler founder of MDK Brand Management, Melissa MacDonnell President of Liberty Mutual Foundation, Janelle Woods-McNish Director of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Shellee Mendes Owner Salon Monet on Newbury Street, Peggy Fogelman Director of Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and many others. News Anchor Lisa Hughes and Sports Anchor Steve Burton also of WBZ/TV/CBS were the perfect hosts. The event was a great success raising over $110,000.



Denise Kaigler Founder of MDK Brand Management with Massachusetts House of Representatives Jeffrey Sanchez 




Jorge Milliano and Mr Phillips Trophy Season








Trophy Season Miami Edition

It’s trophy season in Miami, quite storms and cumulus clouds are clearing up!  The sunshine, smiles, trophies and champagne celebrations are about to be seen all around the globe! Miami get ready!  Official Mr.Phillips and Jorge Milliano are about to flood your airwaves this summer!


Music Producer, song writer and artist Mr. Phillips relaxing before promos for Spanglish King start with the single Whyne Up Yuh Bumpah!


I would personally like to thank my brothers for keeping me in the loop from the beginning until the end of their upcoming projects!  Late nights and early morning whats app messaging with new songs and strategies sent to me to prepare for this very moment!  If you paid attention to my website you would notice that we continued to say El Tiempo Es Ahora (The time is now!)  It’s Trophy Season!  See you soon!


Music Producer Jorgie Milliano gearing up for trophy season Fusion King will be available soon, he also produced Ivy Queens new album!


Ivy Queen and Jorgie Milliano working in silence before the big takeover!



Irina Gorbman Catwalk for The Cure

I am so excited to announce that Irina Gorbman will be participating in Catwalk For The Cure on Friday, March 9th, at the Boston Design and Innovation Center.

Irina Gorbman is an abstract artist and a designer for fashion and decor.  Irina’s art draws inspiration from Zen philosophy and Buddhist teachings, aspiring to cultivate vitality and harmony within ourselves and with the world.

IGModa is Irina’s clothing brand, where her original expressionistic art is transformed into wearable art. Art That Heals™ concept is the focal point of the brand. Irina’s carefully designed, limited-edition pieces feature eye-catching patterns, vibrant colors and abstract brushstrokes. IGModa’s latest clothing line is designed to appeal to professional and amateur athletes, dancers and leisure wearers alike. The active wear collection includes leggings and tops, that can be combined into a myriad of different combinations to allow for maximum customization and seamless transition from workouts to everyday life. IGMode clothing strives to deliver to its wearers physical comfort and inner balance.  In addition, all pieces are ethically made using eco-friendly polyester and spandex fabrics.

Irina Gorbman’s art, fashion and decor collections have been featured at Architectural Digest Design Shows in New York City, Boston Home Decor Show, Boston Fashion Week and various exhibitions and fundraising events.

Irina lives outside of Boston. When not in her art studio, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, exploring local woods with her German Shepard, and recharging with yoga and meditation.

Click here to shop with Irina  www.igorbman.com/fashion shop leggings at www.igorbman.com/leggings  www.igorbman.com/tops

Disco is Forever

Dear all concerned!  My Disco is not a trend! It’s the way of life Darlings!

I was doing my Fashion due diligence by researching the trends of 2018 and I found Disco on the list of a luxury retailer!  I gagged, then I laughed and sipped on my Pure Peach Martini!  I’ll have you know that I LIVE, SLEEP and BREATH DISCO!  The soundtrack to my moods, the majority of the music that I listen to is from the Disco era.


59MM Logo Sunglasses


Silver Trench and Bold boots


Phillip Lim Trench and Chanel Boots after working on a photo shoot for Dawn Carroll


Before I even knew who La Lupe was, my silver Phillip Lim trench became my neutral coat. I only paired it with my Chanel sparkle boots recently for a photo shoot with my client, Couture Stone Designer Dawn Carroll  after binge watching Celia on Netflix for the first time who La Lupe was!  My favorite song by La Lupe is “Yo Soy Como Soy”





I and I is Rockers


Bell Bottoms

My father-in-laws Bell bottoms and groovy 6 octave vocal range!  Diana Ross’s eye makeup and wardrobe, Celia Cruz, Bob Marley’s fashion during the disco era.  The looks that  I constantly turn to and what’s embedded in me to conquer the world is disco!  When I became Wardrobe Stylist 2017, I wore a look that represented me! Cool, carefree, badass who owns every look, Song, breath, good vibration, love peace and soul! Disco is forever!

Honoring Danny Woods



Honoring Danny Woods

While the Grammys did not mention our beloved Danny Woods, I call upon Rolling Stone, Billboard Music Awards,  Billboard , Soultrain, NAACP and American Music Awards to do so!

I would like to thank a few of my friends in the music industry who are voting Grammy members that advocated on our behalf.  We the family would also like to thank the millions of Danny Woods fans around the world who are helping us get his name mentioned during award ceremonies and are taking action to fulfill our request for him to have his own Danny Woods day in Atlanta, Myrtle Beach and North Carolina.

A huge thank you to The National RnB Society Inc. for honoring him!



History in the making! 

Danny began his amazing journey in Atlanta, GA on March 27, 1942, the son of Daniel Woods, Sr. and Julia Dukes Woods. During his formative years, he strengthened his amazing voice and set the foundation for his faith while singing in the church choir.  Along the way, he caught the eye of Gladys Knight and developed a friendship that resulted in taking his first step onto a stage and performing during one of her shows.

Possessing a strong desire to share his talents with the world, Danny left Atlanta and headed to Detroit.  In Detroit, Danny befriended David Ruffin, later of the Temptations, Clyde Wilson, and Melvin Davis. With the talent this quartet possessed, forming a group was the only logical course.  They toured throughout Michigan, earning accolades from all who saw them.  It was during this time that Danny also performed with Rare Earth and Aretha Franklin.  Danny and David took the next step and moved to New York to find fame. There Danny met his hero, the great Jackie Wilson. While in New York, Danny’s talent wasn’t lost on the greats of the time. Danny performed many times at the Apollo Theater with the likes of The O’Jays, The Spinners, The Stylistics, Manhattans, Wilson Picket, Jackie Wilson, and numerous other entertainers.



As word of his talent spread, his exposure increased and the number of fans skyrocketed!  Riding on the tide of stardom, the members of Chairmen of the Board went on to do solo work with great success.  During this time, the Chairmen of the Board not only hit the airwaves but the charts as well.  With such hits as “Pay to the Piper” and “Give Me Just a Little More Time,” the Chairmen of the Board were featured on Don Cornelius’ “Soul Train.


In 1967, when Holland/Dozier/Holland left Motown and established Invictus/Hot Wax record labels, they needed a flagship act with talent to spare and charisma like no other.


Photo taken by Getty Images


That’s when they turned to Danny, General Norman Johnson, and Harrison Kennedy to be their premier talent as Chairmen of The Board.  It was during this time that Danny appeared on Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand” and “The Johnny Carson Show.”



Riding on the tide of stardom, the members of Chairmen of the Board went on to do solo work with great success.  During this time, the Chairmen of the Board not only hit the airwaves but the charts as well.  With such hits as “Pay to the Piper” and “Give Me Just a Little More Time,” the Chairmen of the Board were featured on Don Cornelius’ “Soul Train.


The highly coveted Aries album


In the late 1970’s General Norman Johnson and Danny Woods made the decision to bring their dynamic energy and untouchable talent back to the Chairmen of the Board, and the legions of fans, awards, hits, and successes were boundless.  As one of the top entertainers in the Beach Music genre he helped to create, Danny Woods has been inducted into the North Carolina and the South Carolina Music Halls of Fame, both as a member of Chairmen of the Board and as a solo artist.  He received awards, accolades and recognition that went far beyond the dreams of the young boy in Atlanta, singing in the church choir.


Second annual Beach Music Awards


Astoundingly, through all of the successes Danny enjoyed, he remained as he was in his youth.  Above all in his life was his devotion to his Heavenly Father and his faith.  He praised his Father for all that he had received in his life and recognized that his talent was a gift from God, a gift he loved to share with others.  When not performing or visiting with others, Danny could be found wetting a hook, either on a river bank or on a pier; it never mattered to him as long as he was fishing. He never outgrew his roots.   Offstage, he enjoyed the farm life, meeting people, making them smile, and leaving them with the love he had for all, spreading his love of Christ. His stage presence was larger than life, his energy infectious, and his personality endearing.  Many called him friend and reached to share a bit of his light.”  Elaine Woods

*Photos provided by Danny Woods Facebook page by his fans and sourced from Getty Images.

Vivian Sessoms Grammys 2018


Song writer, singer, music producer Vivian Sessoms was a vision at the 2018 Grammy Awards!  She is Your favorite singer’s, favorite singer!





Vivian’s dress is from Jill Stuart, we wanted to go with a pop of color so we chose her cape from BCBG and to pull the look together the Charlotte Olympia glitter pumps with a bold Star to signify the moment of going to the Grammys!   Kate Spade jewelry complemented her look.


Photo taken by celebrity makeup artist Felicia G


Felicia and Vivian


Vivian and Natalie for Luxshop4u


Glam Team Wardrobe Stylist 2017 Natalie Mason for Luxshop4u and Makeup by Felicia G.

Buzz of the night amongst professional artist’s  *Hoping for a Danny Woods memorial mention, Kendrick Lamar, Dave Chappell, Jay Z 4:44 album, Kesha and Bruno Mars.

“I’ve shared the stage with Diddy, Joe Cocker,  Patti Austin and Cher, P!nk, Stevie Wonder  and numerous others.  I’ve had a wonderful journey before deciding to strike out on my own.”  Vivian Sessoms 

*Fun Fact

Vivian Sessoms’s vocal credit is including but not limited to the following artists:

Keith Sweat “Right and Wrong”

Robin.S “Show Me Love”

Lisa Lisa “If This Is Real”

Roberta Flack “Let It Be” For Roberta Flack Sings The Beatles

Lalah Hathaway “Out Run The Sky”

Lalah Hathaway “In The End”

Whitney Houston on tour


Writing Credits

Lalah Hathaway “Out Run The Sky”

Lalah Hathaway “In The End”

And many others.

To see throwback photos Vivian Sessoms while on tour with P!NK and many others click here! 


Carlton Jones Collection NYFW 2018 Pre Season

Words cannot express what a gift it was to personally be invited by Carlton Jones to preview the Carlton Jones Collection Pre NYFW 2018 on his birthday January, 10th, 2018.  Due to prior obligations in Toronto, I could not attend.  I first met THE ICONIC Wardrobe Designer, Celebrity Stylist and Fashion Director of World Bride Magazine in 2014, in Harlem while I was working in NYC for Singer Belinda Munro’s performance. We were outside when his neighbor, Belinda Munro introduced us, I will never forget the whisky colored leather luggage that he had in his hand!


Carlton Jones closing the show for his Carlton Jones Collection NYFW s/s18 Menswear Collection



Style Icon Carlton Jones in Vogue Italia



It was an evening of fun, beauty, cocktails and glamor when designers Cesar Galindo and Carlton Jones each showed a preview of their Collections.

Most shows have a traditional runway in the middle with designated seats on each side but these visionaries opted for an interactive memorable approach!  Held at Punto, guests were treated to beauty bars for manicures, makeup applications and if that wasn’t enough, a braid bar!



Image via Splash


Here’s what you need to know!  Resort Wear Designer Carlton Jones is a force in the fashion industry!  Carlton’s celebrity and world leader clients that he styled are First Lady Michelle Obama, Queen Latifah, Erykah Badu , Halle Barry, Diddy, Mary J.Blige, Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, Tyra Banks, and several others. Carlton continues to work behind the scenes on photo shoots for prestigious fashion magazines.


Carlton Jones Collection

“Poolside Red Carpet goes to the next level with the new Capsule Collection”  Carlton Jones



Carlton Jones Capsule Collection NYFW preview of A/W18

Past is certainly present with his  “Homage to Azzedine Alaia” Carlton Jones

“Combined with a love of fluidity and some of the finest fabrication to touch skin, Carlton Jones Collection is a men and women’s luxury ready-to-wear label established in New York City in 2015.”  Carlton Jones


Carlton Jones Capsule Collection NYFW Fall 2018


“This fall, capsules of a resort-inspired collection furthers Jones’ aesthetic that resort isn’t a destination, it’s a Feeling.” Cited from SplashThat

Who does not love a fashion incentive?  Shop his current collection now on CarltonJonesCollection to sign and receive 15% off of your first purchase!

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Koltun Ballet Boston collaborates with Irina Gorbman Fine Art





If you are looking for a ballet performance or school that trains the world’s future bright stars then look no further than Koltun Ballet Boston!  Koltun Ballet Boston is the premier academy of the Boston area founded by former principal dancer’s Alexandra Koltun and her husband Alex Lapshin.  I was lucky to meet the owners several years ago when I was one of the first Tom Ford Product Specialists in New England! Fast forward to the present when artist and designer Irina Gorbman from Irina Gorbman Fine Art and I were talking about our strategy and goals for our businesses she informed me that her designs will be featured in Koltun Ballet on January 20th, 2018, 3pm at the Koltun Studio during their Winter Showcase.  


Ballerinas wearing Irina Gorbman’s Fine Art


It’s a wonderful collaboration and concept for the ballerinas to wear expressionistic art while the ballerinas express themselves through dancing!


Alex and Alexandra


Koltun Ballet

Koltun Ballet Boston’s Gold Medal winning Alexandra Koltun graduated from the Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg Russia, she was trained by legendary stars and later became a principal ballerina in the Boston Ballet for Christopher Wheeldon’s Fire Bird and Four Seasons.  Alex Lapshin joined Les Grands Ballets in Montreal in 1997, and then the Boston Ballet in 1999.



Irina Gorbman

Irina is an abstract self-taught meditative artist and lifestyle designer. The vibrancy of her color combinations creates an uplifting and recharging experience and reflects Art That Heals™ concept. Her company offers fashionable wearable art designs in limited quantities so every piece is a unique work of art.


IG: It was a great pleasure to work on custom designs for Koltun Ballet Boston modern dance performance, choreographed by Kristin Wagner. This collaboration feels special not only because of KBB’s amazing commitment to traditional classical ballet and a vibrant synergy between the young dancers and the teachers but also because it continues a century-old tradition of Russian Ballet using costumes and set designs created by an artist. The roots of this trend go back to performances by The Ballet Russes in Paris.


The Winter Showcase will be held on Saturday, January 20th at 3 pm at their home studio 23 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472 . It’s open to the public


For more information about the Winter Showcase please visit www.KoltunBalletBoston.com

Or email info@KoltunBalletBoston.com


Photos and information were provided by Irina Gorbman and Koltun Ballet.


Kassandra Tomlinson


Photographer Kassandra Tomlinson

Kassandra Tomlinson is a premier photographer in the Toronto  Fashion and Entertainment scene. I am very lucky to have her share photography tips for new bloggers on Luxshop4u

Natalie: Congratulations on your success!

Kassandra: Thank you!  It has been a journey but I do not consider myself successful just yet. I enjoy working towards my goals and excited to see the outcome. 



Natalie: Kassie, I would like to start off by telling you how proud I am of you! I watched you grow into a beautiful and talented photographer!

Kassandra: Awe, thank you so much, I really appreciate it. It’s especially great when people I’ve known from birth can see my growth. Congratulations on your success, I see you are killing the fashion!

Natalie: Thank you!  It was pretty exciting to win the Wardrobe Stylist Award for the Boston 2017 Fashion Awards.  All those years of walking the walk and talking the talk paid off!
Now I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the best photographer!  What’s the key to taking great photos?  Richard is always yelling via text message for me to wipe my lens!

Kassandra:  Hmmm?  If you are talking about a good selfie it’s honestly all about intentions and what you want to say to the viewer.  To have a well lit photograph just make sure you have sufficient light especially with phone photos.  Know your angles! Its always a good idea to practice at anything you do so you can become camera ready at any moment.  When I take portraits I have to quickly access another persons personality and their angles so I can capture their best self. Most importantly just have fun and make sure objects are in focus.  lol


The Metamorphosis Series, was a painful selfie! Kassandra was running back and forth to press the shutter and then pose!


Natalie: How did you get into photography?

Kassandra:  I’ve always been influenced by the arts starting out mostly in dance and drawing. My mother studied fashion design so she was a big influence in my love for art. Growing up my family loved taking photographs and every event would be documented.  I dived more into it in high school when my uncle would shoot video and he would make me shoot behind the scenes. I was good at it so I stuck with it and started to learn and practice everything I can about photography. 

Natalie: What’s the correct way for someone to find their light?

Kassandra: When in doubt think of the light as the sun.  For the most part to the side and up will give you good lighting. 






Natalie: During New York Fashion Week 2018 Fall/Winter many bloggers will be out taking photos during the shows.  What tips can you recommend for capturing the perfect visual?

Kassandra: Theres so much visually stimulating fashion and backdrops during fashion week that I would suggest trying to find a balance between everything.  Aim for lots of color and arrange objects so it’s not a clutter.  Don’t be scared to experiment and have fun while capturing!

Natalie: What’s your go to look  to wear on set?

Kassandra: Hahaha, I always like to be comfortable.  Jeans and a tee are my go to when I’m shooting.  Theres a lot of bending and weird positions I get myself into while shooting, so its best to wear things that stretch and has good circulation. 

Natalie: Are you receiving a lot of Bookings for Christmas?

Kassandra: I took a bit of a break this Christmas.  I used my time to catch up on some retouching and working on some personal projects. 

Natalie: For photo shoots what colors do you recommend for backdrops?

Kassandra: It all depends on the mood. You can never go wrong with the basic shades white, grey and black.  I love to experiment and olive green and canary yellow are on my shot list these days. 



NYC candid photo of a woman walking down the subway staircase


A poster in Brooklyn



Natalie: How do you coach someone to create the right shot?

Kassandra: People are more comfortable when they are treated like a friend.  If I have time on sets while models are doing their hair and make-up I try and get to know them a bit.  This helps especially for new models, so that way when its time to shoot they develop a comfort level and it gives me a chance to see their character a little.  It’s important to let them know there is now wrong pose. That awkward move might be something great on camera, and it makes them open up some more when they can laugh at themselves. 

Natalie: What’s a reasonable price that you advise photographers to charge bloggers?

Kassandra: I can’t suggest a price but I do know communication is key for business relationships.  Everyone needs to know their worth and be paid reasonably and fairly.  Negotiate prices and working something out so that way everyone is good with the outcome. 


Vacation in Cuba


Natalie: Any recommendations on how to select a photographer?

Kassandra: Do your research and look at their portfolio.  If you feel their style matches you then reach out to them and see if it’s a good fit.  Don’t just grab the first person because you think its a cheaper price. I have had a lot of people do that and then come to me because they were unhappy with the photos they received from somewhere else. 

Natalie: I am thankful to have you share your wealth of knowledge with the Luxshop4u community.  Let fashion and creative lovers everywhere know how they can book you for Fashion  show’s, music album photos shoots, etc.

Kassandra: Thank you for having me!  I can be reached by email : tomlinson.kassandra@gmail.com  IG : kass.wt  website : www.kassandrat.com


Much love to the Tomlinson Family Happy Holidays

From Natalie for Luxshop4u Wardrobe Stylist 2017


Wearable Art by Irina Gorbman


 Gift Giving ideas for Christmas and Hanukkah 

Wearable art by Irina Gorbman is the perfect gift for the art aficionado in your life!



My talented friend Irina Gorbman is an accomplished artist and designer was recently interviewed by Dirty Water with one of my other friends Luxury Knitwear designer Nataliya after their fashion show!

Art That Heals is an artist’s vision, mission and a  feeling that people experience while looking at her abstract creations.  Irina uses all colors of the universe on canvas in a meditative style to create this healing effect.  “Color Healing” is an ancient art movement traced back to early Egyptian times and Ayurvedic medicine.





Irina’s abstract expressionistic paintings, wearable art fashion collections, artistic fabrics and accent wallpapers were showcased at during Boston Fashion Week, Architectural lDigest Design Shows in NYC, Boston Home Décor Show, Boston Design & Market, Design & Decor Building in Manhattan, galleries and fundraising events (including WGBH & Dana Farber).

To purchase Irina’s art please visit