Sunday, September 23, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Where Prom Dreams Become Reality
For those of you that may not know, The Princess Closet is a non-profit organization committed to granting prom wishes for teens and awarding academic scholarship for Chicago’s female youth. As we all know, it’s every girl’s wish to go to prom and look and feel glamorously beautiful. However, this is sometimes a challenge for many families because they cannot always afford to cover their daughter’s financial prom expenses such as purchasing her dress, shoes, accessories, and even other traditional items such as prom tickets, transportation to and from prom, and everything else that goes into planning for this big special day. That’s where the Princess Closet comes in. We help our teens and save their families many of these burdens by providing free, beautiful prom dresses for our teens, accessories whenever possible and even complimentary hair and makeup services for those that are truly in need. In turn, we’re able to grant the prom wishes of Chicago’s teens and ensure that their prom experience is as beautiful and special as they are.
I must say that it is quite an honor to be the Spokesmodel and Honorary Board Member for Chicago’s own, Princess Closet. This team of dedicated “fairy god-mothers” are always committed to helping our female youth both personally and academically, and further more have devoted themselves to making dreams come true. I couldn’t ask for a better organization to be a part of. I love what the Princess Closet is doing and I’m proud to say that I am involved in their organization.
What Have We Done for Teens Lately?
Martina and I holding up her scholarship award on Univision TV!
The Princess Closet was recently featured live on Univision TV to present “The Believe to Achieve” Scholarship to our heartfelt winner, Martina Cohran. It was such a honor to have to the experience of touching Martina’s life and helping her on her journey to college. Martina’s such a beautiful and intelligent young woman and we were all very happy to have helped her in her academic endeavors.
Check out the video below:
The Princess Closet presenting “The Believe to Achieve” Scholarship Award to Martina Cohran (center)
Martina enjoying Connie’s Pizza and the beautiful pink gift bags I made for her!
Well loves, I hope you enjoyed my highlights from the Princess Closet "Believe to Achieve" scholarship presentation. This was truly a great experience and I look forward to sharing more exciting things with you guys soon!
In the meantime, please visit http://www.princess-closet.org/ for more information and the latest news from The Princess Closet.
Au Revoir Princesses!
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Hey Lovebugs! First let me say that my experience in Los Angeles was like none other before. I’m so fortunate to have had the opportunity to experience the culture, lifestyle, entertainment and new-world era that L.A. has to offer. Although, I only spent three short days there I already feel like Cali is my home and I’m counting down the days of when I can finally make it official. I proudly welcome L.A. into my world and invite the endless glamour awaiting me!
On Saturday, August 18th, The Grove’s, Nordstrom greeted a very special someone dressed in a beautiful, gold layered dress, punk rock pig tails and very haute couture signature stilettos- Guess who? Yes it was the Fabulous Miss Betsey Johnson of course! Betsey Johnson made a personal appearance at Nordstrom’s to celebrate The Grove’s Ten Year Anniversary Shoes!
I don’t even have to tell you how crazy the crowd and press went when she came out! Betsey definitely knows how to steal the spotlight and light up a room that’s for sure. And to top things off, she even took photos with fans who made a $50 or more purchase. Pretty hot right? Check out the video clip to see this crazy footage!
Betsey Johnson Shoes!
|Amour Genesis and Karen Marley!|
Quick Fact: Karen Marley is Bob Marley’s Daughter and the Owner of Buttons and Bows in L.A.
J’adore. J’adore. J’adore. That’s really all I can say about Sue Wong’s collection. I mean her line is so uber chic and one-of-a-kind that many words aren’t needed to explain the talented craftsmanship and creativity in her beautifully produced designs. Just see for yourself ;)
Some of Sue Wong’s Killer Dresses featured at Bloomingdale’s!
Within minutes of touching down from my flight, I learned that L.A. is definitely one of those places that embraces funky, eclectic fashions; bold, jaw-dropping designs and super-trendy looks that represent Cali’s uniqueness and appreciation for fashion, art and style. I was amazed at how fearless people were in terms of their selection of dress, while at the same time in admiration of their confidence and “Girl I know I’m fly attitude!” LOL this was just the icing on the cake for a girl from Chicago. As a lover of fashion and bold art, I’m always fascinated by people who aren’t afraid to represent their uniqueness and still really know how to work it!
Pets dressed in sunglasses and shoes
LOL this title alone says it all. Yea, only in L.A. will you see pets dressed better than their owners! I mean really? I saw everything from shitzhu’s in red bottoms to Yorkies named, “Fancy” shopping at Arden B. It was crazy, but I loved it! And just when I thought I saw it all, there it was….a little pooch trotting down The Grove in a pair of FLY sunglasses! Gotta love it right? LOL
Me and Fancy Shopping at Arden B.!
|Work it honey!|
|Uh Oh! Check out the cutie with the fabulous red bottoms! LOL|
Just three words:
Yeeaaahhhh Baby Yeeaahhh! Now Hollywood was definitely one of the highlights of my trip! From getting stopped in the street by an NBA player to taking pics with a Sylvester Stallone look-alike, I just enjoyed it all. To start this story off, my publicist and I were playing the tourist game (you know taking lots of pictures, sight-seeing, and getting caught up in the crazy crowds of people thrilled by the fascination of Hollywood life.
I took lots and lots of pictures by a few of the iconic Hollywood Street Stars. These were some of my favorites!
(Quick Fact: I used her “Why don’t you do right” song in my fashion film J )
|Mr. Playboy Himself (That’s right it’s Hugh Hefner)|
|The Amazing Elton John!|
|Shirley Temple Signature and Hand Prints! (One of my favorite childhood stars!)|
|The Lovely Julie Andrews Signature and Handprints! (Love her)|
Me and Sylvester Stallone (Don’t worry he’s just a look-a-like lol)