If you haven’t been following my #StrengthAndStyle campaign, now is an excellent time to start! Who doesn’t love to shop for a cause? In addition to planning the Red Shoe Gala, we have been working on adding a new component to the #StrengthAndStyle campaign! I’ve reached out to a few of our clients at Pretty Living PR to do a Shop4Strength promotion on their online stores helping to raise money for the campaign while we help promote their business and the concept has really taken off! So far, we have Pink Sugar Crystals and Vienna Victoria on board with many more collaborations in the works. Interested in getting your business involved in the #StrengthAndStyle campaign? Email me – firstname.lastname@example.org.
This past Thursday marked the end of first week of my Woman of the Year Campaign What an amazing whirlwind it has been already! I cannot believe how fast this is going! As you may or may not know, I have been nominated as a candidate for this year’s Man and Woman of the Year campaign benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I am so honored and excited to take what I love doing everyday and apply these skills to such an important cause! For a more detailed background on the #StrengthAndStyle campaign, click here. To start the week, after lots of letter writing and emails, my team and I headed to the campaign kickoff event at Pittsburgh Winery. It was wonderful to finally meet more of the LLS staff and the rest of the MWOY candidates!
Ladies, this post may very well change your life… Well, at least the life of your heels! For soooo long, I thought I was the only girl in the world with this problem: I’d go and buy a pair of heels, and no matter how cheap or how expensive they were, a few months later the ‘heel cap’ would be completely worn off, making a horrific metal-to-floor shrill upon impact when walking (or I guess running in my life). Once that would wear away, into the garbage that pair went. Apparently, this part of the heel is replaceable, but come on, who knows how to do that, and how many cobblers do you know that are still around? To put things into perspective, I was buying a new pair black pumps every other month. Once the tip of a heel is damaged, there is no longer a purpose for that
An inside look on what you don’t know about photo shoots: Alarm goes off. It’s 4:00am. (Hits Snooze). 4:15am. There’s the alarm again. Ugh. (rolls out of bed). It’s a Thursday morning. Still pitch black outside by the way. I throw on an oversized pink blouse, leggings, and boots – trying to look at least half put together. 5:00am and we hit the road. It’s off to Fort Wayne, Indiana (normally a 5 hour drive) for a photo shoot with Willyum Photography. Big shout out to Shaun Novak for being my road trip buddy for the day (side note – he makes music and has an absolutely phenomenal voice that you should check out here). Anyways, of course this is a shoot for my all time favorite fashion designer, Andrea Howell of Tidal Cool Creations. I mean, I don’t just take day trips like this for anyone! When you model for TCC,
With my lifestyle, my hair takes quite the beating everyday. After all the numerous photoshoots, fashion shows, and event styles I have put it through over the years, I honestly have to stop and be so thankful that I’m not bald yet. I couldn’t even tell you how much money and time I have spent throughout my life looking for deep conditioners, protective sprays, and whatever else I could find. Plus, I have even tried my fair share of DIY concoction experiments at home (special thanks to Pinterest). I should also mention that ever since my gal and master stylist, Melissa Altenbaugh of Swank Hair Studio, taught me how to curl my hair with a want, I’ve been pretty addicted. I hardly ever leave my house without curling my hair anymore. I’ve been taking Vibrance Vitamins for Hair Growth from Eu Natural for about three weeks now (which have consisted of two photoshoots,