I’ll take any excuse to put on a wedding dress, or any excuse to put on a big, beautiful ball gown really. While I did started my business so that I could work from home in my yoga pants (okay… maybe that’s not why, but it’s definitely a perk!), the model/blogger in me loves getting all glammed up and playing dress up! A few months ago, I teamed up with an old friend from high school who is now a super talented photographer, Matt Shuck, for a bridal editorial. I haven’t been modeling or doing stuff like this as much lately with my crazy, growing business, but this shoot made me realize how important it is. It wasn’t just the glitz and glamour that made me enjoy this day so much, but also the chance to play on the edges of my creative passions. We need something magical that takes us away for a day
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,
Rain or shine, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year nominee, Racheallee Lacek, was beyond determined that the Bikini’s and Martini’s event held on Tuesday, June 25th was going to be a success no matter what! Originally scheduled to take place at Skybar Pittsburgh, the event was moved downstairs to Diesel Club Lounge due to inclement weather. In exchange for a $20 donation to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, guests received light appetizers, a complimentary SKY vodka cocktail, and access to the bikini fashion show. “The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) campaign is a fundraising competition in communities across the U.S. in which participants vie for the title of Man or Woman of the Year. They raise funds for blood cancer research in honor of local children who are blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year. The titles are
Throughout the entire photo shoot process – before, during, and after, there’s never a dull moment. Take a peek… Weeks before the shoot – Being bikini body ready With the launch of Pretty Living PR in January of 2013, and finishing up my senior year in college, I definitely didn’t get to spend as much time working out as I would have liked to last semester. But with some more flexibility in my schedule now, I’m working my butt off (literally) with exercising six days a week. I get bored super easily, so I like to mix things up between personal training sessions at the gym, hot yoga, ballet classes, and lots of outdoor runs!