Drop it like it's hot...

Hope y'all are gettin' your bbq & fireworks on today in honor of our nations Bday?! Tear it up, America-- this is YOUR DAY! Celebrate yourself! July also happens to be the month that all my recent market editing assignments are hot off the presses! Check it:

An image of the July 2012 cover of Good Housekeeping magazine Good Housekeeping feature, 'The United States of Style' shows y'all how to serve up Made in America chic-ery in your own homes! Oh tangy!

First page of the Good Housekeeping magazine article

This story proved to be more challenging than y'all would think b/c there's hardly ANYTHING from the world of home decor that's manufactured from start to finish in our great country, but we managed to round up some gorg':

Good Housekeeping magazine article page 2

Shot by the uber-talented, Anna Williams and styled by genius dynamo, Marcus Hay I think this story turned out brilliantly! Shout out to the tireless two-some, Laura Eckstein and Sara Lyle at Good Housekeeping who did so much to rock the house on this one too!

Page three from Good Housekeeping magazine article

And when you're at the newsstand gettin' your copy, be sure to also grab this month's Real Simple magazine for double style value:

An image of the July 2012 cover of Real Simple magazine

Every July issue Real Simple helps some highly-deserving folks finish up a home nightmare and turn it into a room of their dreams! Now THAT'S a party, y'all know I had to be at! And lucky for me I was!

Opening page of Real Simple article

Produced by the Senior Market Editor a.k.a., Priestess of Chic, Kelley Carter and styled by Lili Diallo, who's styling is so beyond sophisticated, it's actually other-wordly, these homeowners weren't just served finished rooms, they were given glamour, sweetie dahling-- YES! HUGE Holla must also go to Amy Blier-Long, who schooled us in how a market editor really gets what they want, when she just called up the president/ceo directly b/c no one else at the hardware company seemed to have a clue! Oh hi, Mr President...I need 50 drawer pulls...like, tomorrow! Damn, grrrrrl!

An image of the second page of Real Simple article

Third page from Real Simple article

Final page of Real Simple article

I hope y'all can handle all this style that these awesome magazines are serving in July?! Happy 4th!!!