Reflection

Gosh….is it just me or did 2013 creep up on us out of nowhere?! What a year this has been. I started this blog this summer and it has been a journey. I love everything about this new direction I’m going in. I just need to remain focused on it and give it my all if I want to really have fun with it and feel accomplished. 

I also got my good Nikon this year so no more excuses for anything! I have all the materials I need!

Now as for 2013, it will be time for me to make some major decisions as well as some major moves. I already have Spain and Amsterdam on the list of places to go. New York is really on the list of places to move, I’m officially ready and have somewhere to stay. I don’t like the flow with the wind with living somewhere which was somewhat of my hold up of really moving.

I just want to keep my bucket list afloat with me and make sure I’m checking things off, it’s only right.

What are some of the things you all are reflecting on, as well as looking forward to in the New Year?

NYE Outfit Inspiration

NYE Outfit Inspiration

Shrug jacket
$1,365 – farfetch.com

White gold stud earrings
$320 – johnlewis.com

Causse short glove
$580 – brownsfashion.com

The Opening Party for Release the Blowdry Bar

I always wonder sometimes how I get on various lists to be invited to events but thank you!!! I got to attend the opening of Release Blow Dry which is an African-American owned and created salon. The event was hosted by Paul Wharton (Real Housewives of DC/ The CW) and Kate Michael (K Street Magazine). This salon was created by two hairstylists which I think first hand understand how a salon should be run and different hair types. I thought that was pretty dope, we need more entrepreneurs out there to start something and be different about it. I know we all know about the Dry Bar which is all over the DMV but the question is what makes Release the Blowdry Bar different? I think the answer is the hairstyles that are able to be accomplished, the food, the drinks, and the parties and events that can happen at the salon. You can have a girls night out at the salon, a bridal party, and more!

I think the location is pure brilliance! The H street corridor is up and coming and at a fast pace. I love how close this salon is to me which means I can get there in no time if I am too lazy to do my hair or just need a me day. The hair types can be short to long and super curly to straight. I was impressed with them being able to do short hairstyles because I didn’t see any short hairstyle options at Dry Bar which turned me away from going there.

I had a great time and was able to meet with the owners briefly and Paul Wharton, he is just a sweetheart and a good time. LOVE HIM!

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Doll Circa 1930 Feature

I’ve decided to do various features on my blog on young artists out there for everyone to read about. I feel like blogging is not only an outlet for myself but an outlet for others to let their talents shine.

My first feature on my new blog is Doll Circa 1930 which is a jewelry line that was started in memory of Lauren’s grandmother.  She always admired her creative abilities and style.  She incorporated her in the company name, so that her spirit lives on.

Doll came from her grandmother’s nickname that was known by many.  Circa 1930 was the year that she was born.  Doll Circa 1930 target consumer is one who thinks outside of the box also known as artsy/hipsters.  The line is something out of the norm, vintage inspired with spunk.

The current holiday deal is if you spend at least $20, get $10 off your entire order. Now through December 9th 2012!  Please take advantage! You can even customize your order.

Here are some snapshots of some of her pieces::

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Website: dollcirca1930.bigcartel.com

Facebook Page: DollCirca1930

Instagram: Vintage_Spunk

Pop Up Beauty Lounge

I had a chance to attend the Pop Up Beauty Lounge hosted by Nife O. of  Skinny Hipster (www.skinnyhipster.com), and fashion/beauty blogger, Naja of NajaDiamond.com (www.najadiamond.com).  The event took place at La Petite Marmoset which was transformed into a live fashion and beauty lounge.

Their were day to night hairstyles shown live by Adrin “Seven” Washington, of Seven and Company Hair Studios, cupcakaes from Red Velvet Cupcakes (YUMMY), and live music from DJ Mim (she rocked!).  There were also gift bags with goodies given out and a raffle to win a few things.

It was a pleasure meeting these ladies over the event. I thought this was a well done event and look forward to future events.  A portion of the proceeds from sales at La Petite Marmoset went to benefit the Red Sprinkle Fashion Camp, which encourages entrepreneurship in creative careers amongst young women in the DC metropolitan area.

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