Press: Good Housekeeping May 2015


SHOPLBT‘s Loop & Tuck Brown Leather Belt by Cobalt has graced the pages of Good Housekeeping May 2015 edition and is being worn by one of my favorite funny actresses Kathryn Hahn! This belt looks SO GOOD I’m so impressed with the entire fashion editorial. Thank you Good Housekeeping and thank you Lori Bergamotto, Kristen […]

Next Event: May Fair – May 2, Norwalk CT


Come on out and see me and shop all of SHOPLadyBowTie merch at May Fair on May 2, 2015 in Norwalk CT.  The extremely nice people at the Christ Episcopal Church at 2 Emerson Street, Norwalk CT are hosting a huge charity vendor, auction, tag sale, bake sale  from 9am-3:00pm.  Come rain or shine for […]

Fashion Stars of the Lehigh Valley

Student designer Ana Raiola and her models

I am so excited to report for the second time an event that took place on March 22 in the great town of Allentown, PA, my hometown, the fourth annual “Flying Solo: Thinking Outside the Box” student designer fashion show.  I was unable to attend the event this year but I wanted to share with […]

Jamberry in the House


I recently received some Jamberry nail wrap samples and I’m so excited to try them out.  I have the new Pantone color of the year in matte Marsala and a few mini wraps for my girls.  I’ve tried Sally Hansen in the past but Jamberry are a little bit different in the way of application […]

Beauty and the Bubbly – Feb 20 – Norwalk, CT


Calling all ladies in Fairfield County Connecticut! LadyBowTie is coming to Norwalk for a premier shopping and fashion event hosted by The Hour at the Norwalk Inn on February 20, 2015.  Doors open at 6:30pm for shopping, vendors, auction, fashion show, hors d’oeuvre and champaign.   More information and advanced tickets are for sale by clicking […]

DIY Painiting My Laminate Desk

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Hello everyone!  This is a little off topic but I wanted to share with you my most recent DIY (do-it-yourself-project) project.  The reason I’m posting this is because 1) I’ve found my personal interest expanding (beyond fashion) 2) everyone has some old junky piece of furniture that although its still good and functional the style […]

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Favs of Fashion Week Fall 2014

Better late than never. It was a fantastic Fall showing. Tons of heavy chunky knits layered over whispy silks and chiffon.  Lots of neutrals, black & gray, with peeks of neon brights. Fur. And my favorite the amazing jewel toned patterns and mixed mediums. Here my picks for the upcoming trends and favorites for Fall ’14:

Photo credits and to see entire collections can be found

Chanel F14

Chanel Fall ’14

Alexander McQueen F14

Alexander McQueen Fall ’14

Altuzarra F14

Altuzarra Fall ’14

MaryKatrantzou F14

Mary Katrantzou Fall ’14

Chanel F14a

Chanel Fall ’14

LouisVuitton F14

Louis Vuitton Fall ’14

Prada F14

Prada Fall ’14




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Curating Fashion: G. Bruce Boyer Speaking Event – January 18, 2014 Moravian College

From time to time I’m asked to share exciting fashion events happening in my hometown area, the Lehigh Valley, PA. I’m happy to do that again today.  Please take a minute to review the email announcement I received from the Lehigh Valley Arts Council about the upcoming speaking engagement “Curating Fashion” by fashion writer G. Bruce Boyer.  I encourage all fashion fans and students to attend this event.  There is so much to learn and when opportunities knock in your area, you should definitely take part. ~Cori/LadyBowTie

Elegance in the Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930's Wood Carlson Co., tailcoat, black wool, 1935, USA, gift of Kay Kerr Uebel, 89.65.9 / Gown, metallic, silk, circa 1935, USA, gift of Mrs. Jessie L. Hill, 93.71.12

Elegance in the Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930′s Wood Carlson Co., tailcoat, black wool, 1935, USA, gift of Kay Kerr Uebel, 89.65.9 / Gown, metallic, silk, circa 1935, USA, gift of Mrs. Jessie L. Hill, 93.71.12

This is James from the Lehigh Valley Arts Council. I am sending you this email to invite you to attend and spread the word about our upcoming event, Curating Fashion, featuring noted men’s fashion writer, editor and curator G. Bruce Boyer on January 18, 2014 at Moravian College’s Payne Gallery from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Boyer will speak about his career in fashion and his upcoming exhibition, Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930’s, at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC.

Boyer is a long time resident of the Lehigh Valley, having graduated from Moravian College and attended Lehigh University’s graduate program. For more than thirty-five years, he has been a dynamo in the fashion media, internationally recognized for his featured articles in The New Yorker, Town and Country, L’Uomo Vogue among many others. He has written several books on fashion history and has also appeared on national TV and NPR. Elegance in an Age of Crisis runs February 8 to April 19, 2014, and showcases eighty outfits and thirty accessories from the finest dressmakers and men’s clothiers of the era.

We really hope that you will be able to attend and that you will help us

G. Bruce Boyer;, photo by Rose Callahan

G. Bruce Boyer;, photo by Rose Callahan

spread the word among your associates, supporters, and friends! We have attached a flyer to this email for your convenience; we hope that you will use it to promote the event. Click HERE for more information about the event. Tickets are $10 for Arts Council members and $15 for non-members. Get your tickets here.

Since 1989 The Lehigh Valley Arts Council have been the region’s central voice for the arts, promoting arts awareness and advocating its value—membership sustains the region’s rich, diverse arts culture. Visit our website for more information.


The Baby Made Me Do It


Happy New Year and I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.  I sure did but I’m sure glad its over.  As most of you know I’m pregnant and now into my 8th month and something happened over the holidays that I didn’t expect. Complete brain malfunction and shutdown.  My brain completely stopped working. I mean I would go to my day job, and blindly go through my daily routine but, with absolutely no other thoughts in my head. Completely blank.  I’d go to sit down and do a little LadyBowTie writing, finances or prepare for Spring buying season and I’d sit comatose in front of the computer with absolutely no spark whatsoever.  It was down right awful helpless feeling and so completely foreign.

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised, this entire pregnancy I’ve been running non-stop from fashion show, to shopping event to launching sales and knocking myself out trying to get on Bing’s shopping feed (which I finally succeeded at after an entire month or trying to learn their system).  All the while going to multiple mid-wife appointments for the baby, working the day job, preparing for Christmas and ignoring  the ever growing to-do list of things I needed to accomplish before this new baby actual comes. Holy smokes!  This was a whole new level of “baby brain”.

The body just knows, it knows when you’ve had enough and can’t possibly do any more and it shuts itself down.  I’m thankful that is all that has happened for me and my baby’s sake.  Stress affects everyone differently and it could of been a lot worse.  Do you remember what happened to that poor Kony 2012 guy?  I tried everything to bring myself out of the funk, I’d take a day or two off from LBT, which usually works, and look forward to that entrepreneurial hum to return and it just didn’t.

Its taken almost 3 weeks for my my brain to recover and now its finally starting to turn again. And not a moment too soon because tomorrow I am going on my buying trip for Spring and about to launch another big sale.

If there are any other Mom or Dadpreneurers out there (or any business owner for that matter), what I’ve learned from this involuntary brain shut down is:

  • Its okay to take a break, and sometimes a longer break than you anticipate.
  • We all need time for our brains to reboot so that new ideas and positive work energy will begin to flow again.
  • Doing the bare minimum is sometimes going to happen.
  • Daily blogging and writing is an exercise in stamina not creativity or intelligence and its really hard.
  • Take care of yourself physically.
  • Know your body’s physical limitations and quickly learn your mental ones.
  • Sleep.
  • Take care of you, your family and then your business and in that order.
  • Not every thing you write or decision you make is going to be perfect and accept it. Learn from it and let it go.
  • Its okay to sit in front of the TV and watch the entire season of Breaking Bad on Netflix if that is what truly helps you relax.
  • Let go of work personal business/work guilt.
  • Don’t let critics in.
  • Once you are rested get back on the horse and keep going.

Even after I’ve said all that I still want to extend my apologies to my readers and customers for not posting new content these last few weeks and being a little quieter on the social media front and I hope you’ll understand.  I’ve accepted that my pregnant body is now forcing me to slow down, really slow down and I’m okay with that.  I just wanted to let you know that I’m definitely still here and I’ve missed you everyday of my little “vacation” but I’m glad to be getting back on track and excited for the upcoming Spring season and I have several posts on the to-do list.   I also wanted to to make you aware that as me and my family prepare for our newest addition, doing all the washing, sterilizing and construction of bouncy seats there will likely be a few more short breaks for me.  As always, thank you for your patience and support.




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Holiday Looks Extravaganza

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An Attempt: DIY Hair Inspiration Boards

Do you know those 5 step photo collectives that show you how apply a certain eye make-up or create a neat hair braid that everyone is doing?  Well I love them!  I don’t have time to sit and watch YouTube tutorials on anything but I do have 3 seconds to scan a cluster of pics to […]

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Photos: Fashion for a Cause: 26th Annual Fashion Show

Presented by the Auxiliary for St. Luke’s University Hospital and produced by LadyBowTie and SophistiKate for the benefit of Get Your Tail on the Trail; 26th Annual Fashion Show being held at the Outlets at the Sands in Bethlehem, PA on October 24, 2013 starting at 5:30pm. A few pictures here and make sure to click […]

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Talent Soars! Flying Solo Fashion Show

Flying Solo Fashion Show The Lehigh Valley fashion design scene is on fire!  Every time I turn around my hometown is making giant leaps into the arts and fashion world and I couldn’t be more proud.  Proud because I’m just floored by the young talent that is being nurtured and celebrated in the arts community.  […]

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