WATCH ME WORK: Why My Style Code Live Gig Was The Perfect Job
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being a part of Amazon Live's Fashion & Beauty show, Style Code Live, talking about one of my favorite things - shoes and more shoes !!! I love it when I'm booked for a concert that mixes both my passion for media and fashion. This is […]

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being a part of Amazon Live's Fashion & Beauty show, Style Code Live, talking about one of my favorite things - shoes and more shoes !!! I love it when I'm booked for a concert that mixes both my passion for media and fashion. This is the perfect job!

(Prepping for my segment in the green room which by the way I totally want to copy for my own place)

When the folks at Style Code Live at Amazon Fashion asked me to be a part of the new segment they were doing, SCL +, to talk about anything shoe-related, it was obvious to me. You want me to be on TV (or in this case a live internet stream) discussing my fashion and style - where's the job? I have 6 Emmy nominations for my media work and this site called Kéla's Kloset - it was a job sent from above. #BookedBusyBlessed. The segment was about shoes I could talk about for hours let alone 15 minutes. I truly believe that shoes can make or break an outfit and are always worth the investment. No matter how much weight you gain or lose, your shoes still fit. The funny thing about this segment is that it also featured shoe closet tours from some of your favorite fashion bloggers, which all gave me a real craving for sole. WATCH HERE

Funny story: I bought two different looks for my segment that producers could choose from. As soon as I stepped out with that mustard yellow top and jeans, host Dimpy sent me right back into the room - she was wearing the exact same combo. I was really happy with this because this red, white, and gingham look was my top pick for the segment. However, you are not supposed to be wearing tight prints on the camera, but after taking a test it all worked! Although the almost twin vibes with Dimpy let me know we were gonna click on the show and boy, have we. Dimpy was so wonderful and welcoming; not all talent is so kind to share their scene but she was more than happy to do so. Not only a talking head, she's also the fashion producer for Amazon Live, which handles a lot of the content and stories you see throughout the show. I love a woman who knows her way in front of the camera and behind the scenes * raises her hand *. Like I said, we instantly connected. Check it out HERE

(I feel like I'm a bit of a big deal)

What's cool about Style Code Live and the SCL + segment I did to kick off the nightly show is that 1- it's Live and 2- you can shop whatever you see on the show in real time. Since we were talking about everything shoe-related, you could purchase both mine and Dimpy's shoes as well as featured bloggers while you watched the show. How is that stupid? It's my kind of show. In fact, I wanted to gain more live experience under my belt and it was THE perfect place to put my skills to the test. Co-hosting with Dimpy, I felt like I was playing with my girlfriend, but with cameras filming us and over 20 million people watching. Not much.

Watch the segment to see all featured shoes but here are a few pairs that I am in. I have a soft spot for all the knot / bow look that is going on now and I love shoes that go out of fashion.

I had the most fun on the SCL + set and hope to be booked to do everything again soon.

Kloset sweater today

Blouse ~ Zara | Gingham Top ~ ASOS | Pants ~ Zara | Shoes ~ Amazon

Get the look in your Kloset

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