So Much Going On...A Recap!

Monday, February 18, 2013

I'm so behind on blog posts. I have to admit, I'm kind of overwhelmed. My life has been so busy, I don't think there was one night last week that I was even home.  And besides for that I have some exciting family stuff pending that's keeping me on my toes.  I guess when you're so filled up there's no more space for anything else. But as you know I like to find balance...I'm always struggling to return from extremes to balance.

With last week's New York Fashion Week, and this week's London Fashion Week going on at a lightning speed pace, the images have been pouring in so fast that I've been having a hard time saving and categorizing them. Suffice it to say, there will be a LOT of wonderful and modest fashion coming our way this Fall.

Issa at London Fashion Week
Top Row: Tory Burch, Tanya Taylor, 10 Crosby, Lisa Perry, M.Patmos.
Middle Row: M.Patmos, Temperley London, Mulberry, Tadashi Shoji, Noon by Noor
Bottom Row: Edun, DKNY, Philosophy, Jenny Packham, Bibhu Mohapatra

Last week, I also had several opportunities to leave my comfort zone for the sake of promoting a good cause. I spoke briefly about my experience as a kidney donor at an awards ceremony that my husband, the Deputy Mayor of Lakewood, NJ arranged, to bring about awareness and to inspire. And then just one week later, I was invited to be a guest on an Internet radio show discussing the same topic. You can listen to the show here:

I'm officially afraid of public speaking, which made me think a lot about challenging ourselves and pushing our comfort zone limits to really create the person we dream (but sometimes are too afraid) of becoming. Donate a kidney? Sure! Speak in front of crowd? NO WAY! Something is definitely wrong with that picture. As the famous quote goes, "If your dreams don't scare you then they're not big enough." So if you dream it...just do it! 

Besides for all of that, I hosted a beautiful event for Freeda Wigs, a company that I highly recommend if you're looking for a high quality wig combined with personalized customer care and amazing styling. My new Freeda Wig is probably the nicest wig I've ever had and I don't stop getting compliments. Visit  Freeda Wigs here or call them at 718-771-2000 and tell them that Sharon from Fashion-isha sent you.
Party decor by Pret-a Partee

And finally, I'm so happy to announce that I am co-chairing an AMAZING Couture For a Cause fashion event with two fabulous women: Michal Weinstein of MLW Design and Esther Silber-Berg of Esther Inc. to benefit Renewal, the organization that is near and dear to my heart, the one that helped me with my kidney transplant and has helped so many in need. They require all of our support.  Learn more about Renewal HERE. Now, let me tell you about this event:
The Joys of Life will be a fun fashion event hosted by the one and only Joan Rivers! There will be a fabulous auction, light refreshments and cocktails, swag, and a fashion show featuring fabulous designs by Raquel Couture for adults and Zoe Ltd. for children.  The models will be styled to inspire looks for all of your joyous celebrations in life. There will also be a meet and greet with Joan Rivers for those who purchase VIP tickets. Check out the Couture For A Cause website for more information.

We need you! We are looking for prizes for our auction and sponsors for our event. Sign up to donate a raffle HERE. Whatever you can help us with will make a huge difference. You can even make a donation below that will go directly to supporting Renewal and this event. Just email me at with your name, and how much you donated so we can give you the proper credit. And if you know of any corporations or people that would like to sponsor this amazing event please let me know ASAP!

Donate to our event here:

So remember: If you have a dream or a thought to do a positive thing that can literally change your or someone else's life, then go outside your comfort zone and take that first step. The rest will follow.

Here's to an inspired week ahead!

Up next: More fashion from New York Fashion Week!

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  1. You've been so busy, Sharon! Good for you. I've been waiting for your fashion week recap, so I'm excited that you will be posting about NYFW later this week. I saw so many nice looks from various Instagram photos, blogs, and other social media sites. I know Fall '13 shall be amazing!

    More Modern Modesty

  2. My dear, dear girl,

    YOU TOO ARE OVERWHELMED? I am going on a blog break from POSTING, until I return back from California to visit family. I am however, taking ONE DAY to hop on the train down to Santa Monica pier and walk on the beach.

    YOU are so inspiring my dear. Look at what you have accomplished? But we all need to step back, as some other blog "sisters" are doing. We push ourselves, and that is how things get done. But we do need breaks and maybe you can take one from posting. We will all be here when you return. Think about it. It is already doing me a world of good so I can FOCUS on my next dedicate more time to writing and illustrating. THAT IS ALL.

    LOVE! Anita

  3. Wow what a week. That's great that you are promoting donation.

  4. OK, wow! You are amazing.
    I'm so happy that you challenged yourself and did the radio program. Applause, applause.