:: Mii TIME ::

:: Graphic by Elijah McCreary Jr. ::

Hey guys!

 I have had my blog for a year today!

When I first started MirrorCheck, I would have never imagined that I would have the amount of support and number of readers that I do today. This hasn't been easy and I haven't been the most consistent with posts BUT when I do post, it's of quality and each post has a meaning. I will NEVER post anything that I haven't taken the time to research and feel comfortable putting the MirrorCheck brand behind it. So with all that I would like to say THANK YOU
to everyone who reads, comments, bashes, loves, follows, and etc!!
Just you coming by to see what's going on my blog means alot to me. :)

What's next you may ask?!? Well, at the start of the new year, I will be revealing "Something New" to the style of MirrorCheck. Expect more outfit posts, editorials from magazines and from my own styling gigs, GIVEAWAYS, and more for the fellas & the ladies!


If you haven't already please follow my blog on BLOGLOVIN,
add me as a favorite on Chictopia, and
follow me on Twitter @KrystleMii!

Also if you like the graphic above be sure to email Elijah at emjrdesigns@gmail.com



I hope everyone had a WONDERFUL Christmas Day!!!

Just a few pics of me taken with my new camera earlier today...
I need to work on the settings a little bit.



:: DO YOU ::

Image is everything, but we can't always rely on our
outer appearance to get us where or what we want.

Jessica Stam for Vogue China January 2011
Photography: Ellen von Unwerth
Stylist:  Anne Christensen
image via thefashionspot

How do you feel when you look at yourself in the mirror?
 Do you like what you see?
Do you even know who the person in the mirror is?
Can you accept who you are once you've stripped away your style?

I would like to think that everyone can accept who they are on the outside because they know who they are on the inside...but in reality everyone can't. Yes my blog is named MirrorCheck, but that means sooooo much more than looking in the mirror and liking what you have on, how your hair looks, and etc. It's a full self-assessment. Real confidence comes from knowing who you are, looking in the mirror, and truly accepting those things about yourself that you aren't happy with.

I know this was random, but I want all of my readers to be
confident when doing their MirrorCheck ;o)


:: B O O T E D ::


Today was my first time braving the crowds to go shopping for Christmas gifts...didn't find much unfortunately. Snapped these pics when I got home. BYE!


:: In The Mirror | Fhonia Ellis ::

  Designer and creative mind behind Rebirth Designs, Fhonia Ellis is "In The Mirror"

That's Fhonia in the purple dress! Love Her!!

I first saw Fhonia on Facebook and I became quite intrigued by her personal style. 
Fhonia describes her style as vintage, sexy, futuristic, edgy, and girly.

:: The Designer ::

Fhonia is from Louisville, Kentucky and has been designing apparel & accessories for 7 years.
She usually creates her ideas for new garments and accessories from her own style. She says, "My collections actually match me to a tee. In one word, free. I love to dress based on how I feel".

:: The Collection ::

I asked Fhonia about her clothing line and how she derived the name of "Rebirth" and her answer
 completely blew me away. "I came about the name of my line, REBIRTH, through life. I went through a lot of pain, hardship and felt like my back was against the wall. After all I went through, God blessed me enough to make it to the other side. I was a new person in Him. I was free, had freedom, and the old me died...". Absolutely poweful, there's no better feeling in the world than knowing who you really are. I must agree that no other explaination or word could have better described a change like that.

A woman who wears REBIRTH is fearless and free, very confident, and not afraid to stand out in a crowd...a trendsetter. I love Fhonia's attention to detail and her ability to work with patterned fabrics. As a designer who constructs all of her garments and accessories herself I must say that she is doing an AMAZING job. I believe I'm totally biased to her use of mosaic mirror chips on her clothing. Her eye for creating intricate patterns from those little mirror pieces is just mind blowing.

:: Pressing Forward ::

I feel that location is everything depending on your goals in the fashion industry, and Fhonia has a similar take on it. "Louisville is not a city known for fashion so [being here] it has had some affect on business. My mind is so far out there and Louisville, I feel, is not ready for what lies inside of me", she says. Fhonia has made a decision to relocate to better herself as a designer and to expose herself to new cultures for inspiration, which is a great idea!


I hope you guys enjoyed getting to know more about Fhonia Ellis and her clothing line.
Be sure to check out her website  www.fhoniaellis.com where you
 can purchase the garments above!
She's also on twitter @DESIGNSBYFHONIA


:: SHE IS ME::


Emily Didonato for Numero #118
Photographed by:  Miguel Reveriego
Styled by:  Capucine Safyurtlu
images: fashiongonerogue.com

If there were ever an editorial that I would choose to represent me...smh
I'm all kinds of in love with this. The hair, the pale pink, the HAIR...gah the styling is perfect!



Keeping your feet warm in cool weather is a must!
Which is why I want to let you guys know about a GIVEAWAY held by Whooga Ugg Boots!

Whooga is recognized as one of the fastest growing boutique Ugg brands in the world. 
Their ultra soft Thermofleece insides means plush and comfy fibers for your feet.
They come in multiple styles and colors so you have a variety to choose from!

To enter the giveaway all you have to do is sign up for their NEWSLETTER (Name and Email Address) and at the end of each month, Whooga will draw winners. How simple is that?! The giveaway is open to everyone, and all countries around the world so all of my international readers can get in on this too!

If you love these boots as much as I do and can't wait to find out if you've won a pair,
the awesome people over at Whooga are giving my readers 10% off your orders 
for the next week only if you visit their site and make a purchase using my exclusive discount code: 1148MIRROR.


::PiNK RoCK::

Ok so the other day I was on Solestruck browsing and I saw all these pale pink versions of Jeffrey Campbell shoes. I was like man these are really cute but why the hell are all of them pink...but then I recieved an email giving the details of PINK ROCK one of JC Shoes capsule collections for Spring/Summer 2011.
Check out some of the pics from the mini lookbook.

These are available now over at Solestruck where I first saw them

Click the pic to head over to Soletruck and start browsing!

I wouldn't mind having the Foxy style...Love 'em


:: GRAViTY ::

It's been a while but well worth the wait...

I went out Thanksgiving night with some friends and had a great time. I got to see my homie Victoria of fashionequalslove.com and we totally took advantage of the location!

Victoria is wearing the infamous Jeffrey Campbell Lita! Love them on her!

I'm wearing thrifted earrings, a vintage 1980s Flightsuit where I took in the leg opening to get the look I wanted (the pants originally stopped at my ankles), F21 scarf worn as a belt, Rock&Republic pumps, and a MirrorCheck Brooch I hand made. 



Check out this neat little vid of Aaron Osborn owner of Osborn Design.
Aaron jumps around showing off the different styles of shoes offered by Osborn.
The video was shot on location in Greenpoint, Brooklyn by Chris Keener.

These handcrafted kicks are definitely a great gift idea!!!


::ON SET::


Me on set with the models I styled for the Popular Boutique Shoot last Saturday.
 They have sooo many new items and they are all uber cute!
Stay tuned for their new arrivals!!!

I wore a thrifted flower print top and earrings, a random pair of skinny jeans, & BCBG cowboy boots.


:: DISCO ::

Tom Ford's women's spring collection gives us 70s GLAM!!!

I love all the different types of women displayed in this editorial. This collection is amazing.
Vogue US December 2010
images: fashiongonerogue.com



Got this jacket about six months ago. My first time wearing it was this past weekend, and I love it even more now than I did when I bought it. I've been wearing a lot of green lately...don't know why.




Alicia Keys
Vogue Italia November 2010

She looks ah-mazing!