Monif - 11.24.08

I know this is two lust file entries back to back, but I promise you I’m really not that materialistic :-) .

It’s just I woke up this morning and it’s dreary and raining…reminds me of London practically year round…I got some bad news about a family member (Trish, I love you cuz, keep your spirits up!), and I don’t feel like getting out of bed and going into the boutique…

So on days like this, it’s good to dream a bit right? Plus the LA Auto Show is going on right now and I LOVE Auto shows…I am not a real car-nista at heart, but I always go to the NYC Auto Show when it’s in town…so last night at 1am bored but yet oddly awake, I checked out the LA Auto Show website when I found my dream car…

I present you…


Lexus IS250C Convertible

This is a beauty, I can just see me whizzing through NYC traffic in this one…no, who am I kidding, taxi drivers would dent this thing up by the end of day 1… I’ll keep this garaged for my weekends :-)

if only it was a hybrid…well by the time I can get one, hopefully they’ll have a hybrid for me…SOLD!

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Monif - 11.23.08

First, thanks to Corinna from A Celebration of Curves for giving me a suggestion on a techie to fix this blog…hopefully they get all the glitches out and you guys will be able to comment…but in the meantime, you can keep sending me emails, I love to hear from ya!

Ok, on to lust file…

Santa, I promise I’ve been a good girl this year…contrary to popular reports, I’ve been behaving myself even more than last year…I’ve even cut out cursing kicking eating icecream after 11pm road rage in 2008…(the other things I’ll work on in 2009), so I hope you can see it in your heart to give me this this year…

Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Alma GM – Pomme d Amour

Or maybe you’ll satisfy my delusions of grandeur by finding me a Monif C. Customer that works at Louis Vuitton and wouldn’t mind trading employee discounts…don’t think I don’t know about Louis’ warehouse sales for employees…if there’s anybody out there that’s got the hook up, FIND ME… PLEASE… FIND ME…

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Monif - 11.23.08

Thanksgiving Sale! Oh, and I am going to be repeating myself all week, but TRUST me, you want to pay attention…if you are NOT already signed up for the Monif C. Email List, even if you aren’t sure if you are signed up for the Monif C. Email List, MAKE SURE you sign up TODAY! Just put your email in the little box to the left of the site…you’ll thank me this week :-) !

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Monif - 11.23.08

So I was at home last night minding my business when I got a text from Mia one of my models…

“Hey Mo, watching the AMA red carpet and most are wearing sequins n beading…its right on target w/what ur doing w/the party dresses!! Congrats!”

I wasn’t surprised, sequins are going to be everywhere this season and even going into the Spring…Although I’m not a big trend dresser, I know the trends given my business, but frankly I know like most people know that sequins are something that have been around forever and you can pull out a great sequins dress 5 years from now and wear it to a party and it will continue to look just as fresh and stylish.

I didn’t get a chance to check out the red carpet, I put on the TV just in time to see Beyonce “wuk up stink” (that’s good in case you don’t know) as my Bajan mother commented, but I did check out the red carpet pics after.


Pink was my favorite one of the night…but…


Monif C. “Olivia” Sequins Party Dress – Black/Dusty Purple


Monif C. “Olivia” Sequins Party Dress – Blue/Silver

I don’t know about you, but the thick girls look better in my opinion!

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Monif - 11.20.08

So this past Sunday, Monif C. held a customer appreciation champagne luncheon for the 40 customers that are our biggest supporters. These women consistently support the Monif C. brand and some of them have more Monif C. clothing than me! It’s important to us to acknowledge and show our appreciation for those that help our little engine that could :-) , so we had a fantastic luncheon for them on Sunday.

The luncheon was catered by a fantastic caterer out of Pennsylvania (if you are looking for a fantastic caterer that specializes in Caribbean food, email me)…add in too much champagne (and a late run for Cranberry & Vodka), red velvet cake, and shopping, and what more can you ask for!

We were so happy with the turnout…many of our customers are not even in the New York area, but you all traveled to come lunch with me, so I appreciate that!

I would like to thank my father, Duane, Brandon, Rachel, and Doris (the A team) for coming in and getting everything together! Also, thanks to Tara Taylor, makeup, and David Paul, photographer.

For those that were invited and could not come, email me, I have a special gift for you…

In the meantime, check out some of my favorite pictures from the luncheon:


Preston Bailey, eat your heart out :-)


my expressions are a mess…


Hey Deb!


Brandon, you are really enjoying that food huh?


Lisa & Mia


Me in the “Malinda” Crystal Beaded Chiffon Dress – Dusty Purple and Shantell in the Nikki Little Leopard Dress…now those are some hot plus size dresses!


Red Velvet Cake – Thanks Make My Cake!


did everyone have enough food, drinks, and shopping??? say cheese!

Thanks to all the customers that came and couldn’t come, we appreciate you!

  • Marshan P, NYC
  • Concetta D, PA
  • Mrs. Coates, NYC
  • Shantell W, NJ
  • Christine C, NYC
  • Julie J, NYC
  • Patti G, NJ
  • Tanya B, NJ
  • Bahiya W, NYC
  • Nadra W, CA
  • Chiquita W, VA
  • Jamila W, NJ
  • Katrina D, NJ
  • Roxanne C, Bermuda
  • Cheryl O, NYC
  • Shanda F, NJ
  • Josu R, MA
  • Layne E, CA
  • Tricia C, NJ
  • Jazmine W, NJ
  • Adrienne N, NYC
  • Carmen M, CA
  • Jennifer P, TN
  • Sabrina T, NJ
  • Melanie C, MA
  • Iris C, NYC
  • Lisa S, NYC
  • Audrey S, NYC
  • Tamara W, Chicago

Click here for more pictures from the Luncheon!

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