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Royel Bijou Spring 2013 Catalog

Hey everyone!

It has been a while since I have been able to get on here and do my rants on the world of fashion, turns out that I have had a rough go of things these last few months.

However I won’t let that dampen the mood here. I am back and though I am not 100% I am at a point where we can pick up and carry on! So I will start this week off with my Spring Collection for 2013 it is finally here! Yay!! Check out the catalog and if you see if there is something in there you want me to make just for you. Next to the prices that there are a couple of colors, those are the colors I have in stock right now to make the clothes with. If you have another color in mind let me know. If you like the silhouette but not the pattern or color let me know, and we can work with that. More than anything enjoy the fashion. I love to keep things simple. I find that most the time simple is a bit more elegant.

So take a look at the catalog and let me know your thoughts!

Be Blessed until we meet again!

Ja Nelle

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90 days…..and counting

Hey guys!

I have been kicking butt and taking names. My husband and I have been on this 90 day weight loss challenge, and I am  super surprise by the results. I have already lost 10 lbs! I have a lot more energy and can think way more clearly LOL! Other things that have been on the list are sewing and designing i will be posting picks soon. My good friend Laura Trovillion (an awesome photographer) has been kicking butt also getting her new Studio up and running. Check out her blog it’s amazing what she is doing for the women of her community.

My new catalog for the spring is coming under way. I had to take small break due to breaking my toe. 😦 Totally sucks yet it gave me a moment to really think things through and actually rest. I’ve got some fresh ideas and I can’t wait to share it with you all.

So I want to know what is going on in your world. Hit me up! I am posting some super inspiring songs, movies, quotes so just sit back and enjoy them. Talk to you all soon!


There are a couple of things on this one site but check it out!
The power of Storytelling (see above)

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Golden Globes!

I forgot to show you all the winners and well those that need a bit more help in the fashion department from the Golden Globes. Let me know your views. Do you agree or disagree with my findings?

1st up is Katharine McPhee (from American Idol like a billion years ago)

Now I love the dress however with the cut I think this would have looked even better as a pant suit.

Katharine McPhee

Next up is Jennifer Garner (married to Ben Affleck)

Love the color and fabric choice. However I think she should be careful if she bends over.

Jennifer Garner

Here we have Anne Hathaway (star in Les Miserable) 

She was smart she kept everything simple and chic. Very elegant.

Anne Hathaway

Tina Fey (comedian)

Not only is this woman HIL-AIR-RE-OUS she is stunning in this tuxedo esque black and white number.

Tina Fey

Heidi Klum (model)

I always have a crush on her clothes. Always something fresh and new. While this gown is particularly safe for her it is very flattering.

Heidi Klum

Helen Mirren (actress)

Who says you have to look drab after 60? Not I said the blind man!

Helen Mirren

Taylor Swift (musician)

What can I say very nice indeed!Taylor Swift

Robert Pattinson (actor) 

Like anything you put this man in is going to make him look bad sheesh.Robert Pattinson

Quentin Tarantino (director)

Quentin Tarantino

Now there are some times when I look at these folks and realize that some of them have way to much money and not the right people working for them in the design department. Doesn’t mean I don’t like those people, I just think they need to have a better staff looking after there fashion choices. Here are my picks for not so HOT.

NeNe Leakes (reality “star”)

All I can do here is shake my head.Nene Leakes

Mayim Bialik (actress she was the star on Blossom and now Big Bang Theory)

Why did they make her look older than what she was?

Mayim Bialik

Kaley Cuoco (actress Big Bang Theory)

What in the world is wrong here. I know but can you tell me?

Kaley Cuoco

Halle Berry (actress) 

I Love Love Love Halle but for her petite frame they should have thought twice about this number. I’m just saying.

Halle Berry

So there you have it everyone my very limited picks for the 2013 Golden Globes. Send me a line tell me your thoughts about this post!

Talk to you soon!


Totally feel bad here!

Hey Guys and dolls!

Totally forgot to post some thing in the last couple of days. I have been crazy busy, which is a good thing.

So I was able to get my husband on board with the 90 day weight loss challenge. This morning was our 1st go. 5am up and ready downed our 4 glasses of high quality H2O (code word for filtered) and we were off to the front room for a serious workout. 45 mins later while we were both panting and sweating, it was time to eat a healthy meal of oatmeal and flax seed and egg whites with spinach and tomatoes and a little sea salt. This was followed by a 12 oz glass of herbal tea. Not too bad, but I shall see what happens later on today.

What does this have to do with fashion? EVERYTHING!!!! I don’t just want to show you all how to hide those flaws that make you and I uncomfortable. I want you to feel 100% all of the time and look your best. So this is my reasoning for being a guinea pig for you all. If I can follow this plan and maintain a healthy weight, then I can share all of my knowledge with you. What do they say nowadays…Knowledge is power. That  is the word on the street! KNOWLEDGE!

So today if you in a rut take about 10 mins out of your schedule to stand quietly (if you have kids hide in the bathroom!) then begin to slowly activate your body. How do I do that you ask? Simple, simply tap on your body gently (we are not trying to break anything). You will begin to feel a tingle through out your whole system. Once you feel that take slow deep breaths and relax, don’t move, just feel your body lighten up. It’s the little things that add up to the most productive you!

Till we meet again!

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What’s making Fashion news in your area?

Hey everyone!

So this post is a real simple and quick one. What is making news in your area? I live in Illinois and I must say they are not as fashion conscience as I would like. Yet everyday I run into a few fashionable folks here and there. It’s nice to have conversations with them and get a leg up on what’s new and hot.

OK so your assignment send me a shout out and I’ll post it on here. What is making fashion news in your area?

Till tomorrow then!

Happy New Year Everyone!

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The 90 day challenge!

Happy New Year! Guys and Dolls!!

So we made it! Every year we come up with crazy new years resolutions for the year and about 2 months into the year we quickly forget what resolutions we came up with in the 1st place. I am very guilty of doing this. However I am going to challenge myself to complete at least 90 days to get into some kind of shape and into a healthy lifestyle (I live a pretty healthy lifestyle but I could do better).  For those of you who do not know. I suffer from fibromyalgia and a seizure disorder. I am still pretty young and I have children and a hubby,that I am trying to stick around for. So that is the main reason behind pushing myself to do this. I will post a picture of what I look like now and each month I will update the photo. I am doing this because it will be nice to have someone else hold me accountable.

Now not only will I be doing this for my NEW YEAR to a NEW ME, I will be posting sneak peak pictures of my Spring collection. I will also offer a new “Contest” for you all.Let me know what you will do for the New You this 2013. Best Story will win a gift card!


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Happy New Year’s Eve!

I have been away enjoying my family for the past couple of weeks. I am sure you have been doing the very same.

Well I am back and now it’s time to party!! We are leaving behind the mistakes, broken promises we made to oursleves, failed goals we set in place. We’ve lost loved ones. Gained new ones and have discovered that this side of the ground is not so bad. We survived the impending doom of 12/22/2012, (haha had to put that in there) Now we hold our heads up high, put on our best duds, and kiss 2012 goodbye and welcome 2013 with open arms!

A quick PSA for all of you out there. Now there will be a lot of partying and possible drinking out there tonight. I want to quickly say that if you are going out tonight make sure you are safe and can make it to the 2013 year without ending up in the morgue. Drink and party responsibly! I want to see your lovely faces next year!


Now on to the Fashion….

What will you be wearing? If your in Illinois hopefully something warm it’s a monster out there. Gentlemen I have come across a really nice way to tie a tie. Check out my boy in this video.  It’s called the Eldredge knot very sleek!

You can’t tell me that, that isn’t wicked! Try it out and send me a pick if your were able to do it correct!

If your stuck and can’t figure out what to wear here are a couple of ideas for you!

For the guy who likes to keep it casual try this on for size.


Ladies I haven’t neglected you all. Check out the ideas I have in mind for you.

Women's New Year's Eve Style Guide

We can’t forget the hair and make-up. I am posting some fun holiday videos!

HOLIDAY HAIR TUTORIAL- Fast Short Hair Style ideas for Natural Hair

NO HEAT Holiday curls + Easy Hairstyles! (this girl is crazy!)\

Holiday Party Styles for long hair Winter

Hot 2012 Hairstyles

Holiday Make-up Tutorial (My Girl Antonia rocks!)


Whew! I think I have given you all enough to play with. Send me picks of your looks. Have a very and merry Blessed New Year. Talk to you all in a few days!

Plus I will post a pick of what I looked like for the new year! (try not to laugh to hard!)