New Column! I’m constantly sorting through magazines, social media, blogs and more to search for one-of-a-kind brands and products to follow, so I figured I’d start making a blog post each week about my findings! This week is dedicated to a few items you’ll be drooling over to kick-off summer:
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,
Fun fact: I’m originally from New Jersey (yes, I call it soda, not pop, and I am a huge fan of the New Jersey Devils). Anyways, growing up so close to NYC, it feels like home to me when I come back and I’ll take any excuse to go there. While probably unnecessary, but totally worth it, I completely insisted that I needed to be in NYC for the full seven days of fashion week festivities. I have literally been longing for this since I left NYC in September after last fashion week season. As I’m looking back on my favorite moments to share with you in this post, I cannot believe it went by so fast and that I’m already home! Not cool. Advertisement Day 1: Not-so-fresh off of a 7 hour bus ride, Ms. Duffy Dossier, aka Alex Duffy, and I arrived in the big apple around 7am
You’ve never seen a circus like this before… Published in PATTERN. Willyum Photography concept.create.capture, Designer – Andrea Howell of Tidal Cool Creations, Hair stylist – Tara Tumbleson-Welch, Makeup by Arrey Lee, Models – Allyn Lewis, Arrey Lee, LaShonda Reed and Chad Pitschka. Get the looks from Tidal Cool Creations: Black, white and yellow mismatched Harlequin gloves – $8 Black/white Harlequin dress – $90 Ruffled harlequin mini shawl – $15 Red/white mitred corset, sweetheart bodice, sheer embellished tulle sides – $80 Red/white polka dot booty shorts, with sheer tulle side insets – $25 Red/white stripe and polka dot bustle skirt, ties in front – $110 Red/black vertical stripe leggings – $25 Gold spandex booty shorts – $25 Black/white stripe corset with leatherette and zipper peekaboo detailing – $90 Cropped conductors jacket, hobo buttons – $90 Mini top hat – $20
Manis, massages, shopping, and photo shoots – doesn’t that should so fabulous and relaxing? Well, it was! If you missed Tidal Cool Spa Day on 11/22, shame on you. But, don’t worry. I’m recapping all the details, so it won’t feel like you missed a thing! Despite some morning travel setbacks, the Pretty Living girls finally made it to the Hildebrandt Artist Collective in Cleveland, OH for Spa day on Friday! The event was hosted by local Cleveland Fashion Designer, Andrea Howell of Tidal Cool Creations, produced by Pretty Living PR, and benefitted the Philippinne Red Cross to aid in offering relief to Typhoon Haiyan survivors. Check out the main features of the event:
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!