Chanté Gossett-Fashion Show 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Hi readers,

I have been busy working my full-time job but here are the photos from Chanté Gossett's fashion show. I have been talking to Chanté about doing another full feature on her as a designer as well as more photos soon.

Her fashion show was really one of the first I've seen in Kansas City so well executed; from the Ipads on the table with her website, from the craftsmanship of her garments, to the step and repeat, the cocktail menu, music, and staffing of the event. Great job Chanté! (I want to cut my hair short like pronto)

I have lots of fun upcoming events and can't wait to share them with you. Please keep staying tuned and if you haven't yet please go to my Facebook page and like JADATO!

My outfit is: Vintage Silk Diane Von Furstenburg Shirt, Vintage Dooney and Burke purse, Vintage Gold Earrings, Banana Republic Black Shirt, and Moda Satin Pumps



Wearable Tech: CFDA USB Bracelets

Friday, November 15, 2013


I was looking on E-bay for Christmas gifts and came upon these tech bracelets. They have been on sale since November 11, proceeds of the sales will go towards the CFDA Foundation, which raises funds charitable initiatives and campaigns on behalf of the American fashion industry's designers. I really wanted the Rachel Zoe one but by the time I was thinking about buying it two hours later it was sold out! I ended up buying the Mara Hoffman bracelet instead and just got it in the mail yesterday.

Mara Hoffman's personalized tech bracelet incorporates an original print from her Resort Swim 2014 collection. Inspired by the mythology and mysticism of India, the collection pays homage to classic Indian imagery. The 'tiger stripe' print featured on the bracelet includes Bengal tigers, a symbol of power and beauty, as well as crescent moons symbolizing rebirth and regeneration. The bracelet is manufactured by MOHZY and comes with an adapter for iPhone 5/5S/5C and 4/4S, which allows users to charge and transfer data from the iPhone or other devices, and is also compatible with iPods, Android smartphones and BlackBerry devices with a micro USB connector. (From E-bay's description)

I have already gotten compliments around the office about it and I'm going to be so excited to wear it around. How cool is it to always have a phone charger on your wrist? I will say it can't be plugged into a wall but if you are around a computer with a USB port you are good to go. Check out the other designs remaining and invest in a unique Christmas gift before they are SOLD OUT. BTW-they are $25.00 and that includes free shipping. Happy Holidays!

Fashion Times-Wearable CFDA Tech USB Bracelets


Crafts & Drafts/Jewelry-Kansas City

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Hi readers!

I am a big fan of supporting local! In Kansas City we have a huge base of amazing artists right in our backyards so why not support them? I met a girl named Kira Terrey at a craft fair last weekend in Kansas City and loved her stuff. I wanted to walk around a bit more and come around for a few of her pieces. When I came back she was sold out of a few items so it pays to buy immediately at these things when you see something you like! (I don't think my husband would agree) I ended up buying the cloud necklace, and really love the originality of it, and the craftsmanship that went into making the piece. If you want to see her Etsy profile click here Kira Terrey Etsy.

The bracelet I bought from a different vendor but I didn't grab her business card :( I will say she was a super savvy business lady who was selling her jewelry, while holding her baby, and swiping my debit card at the same time. I had a blast walking around talking to the vendors and enjoying a 8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company. Do any of my readers have any fun events they do in their towns to support local businesses?