Month: April 2014

Event Alert – Life of a Model Working Bootcamp (Baltimore, MD)

Attention aspiring models of the Washington, DC metropolitan area!! The ever-fabulous Liris Crosse is bringing her "Life of a Working Model Masterclass" to her hometown of Baltimore, MD NEXT SATURDAY, MAY 3!!! This class is for ALL aspiring models - plus-size, straight-size, children, etc. - and even actors!! LAWM-Bmore You all know Liris - she was the featured campaign spokesperson last year for Ashley Stewart and was featured in The Best Man (yes, THE The Best Man). She has also served as the hostess of Curves Rock Weekend. Although she typically hosts this bootcamp in her adopted hometown of New York City, she is coming home to share her wealth of knowledge with the ladies of the DMV. Do not miss out on this opportunity!! The cost is a mere $150 if you register by April 30. (The price goes up to $200 afterwards.) For more details (and to register!) please visit IMPORTANT NOTE: There must be a minimum number of registrants; otherwise the class will be cancelled. Do not delay! Register today!!! Go get it!

What’s In YOUR Quart-Size Travel Bag?

Hello Faithful Readers! (I call you this because if you are still checking my blog after several weeks - months!? - of infrequent updates, you are faithful and loyal indeed!) Part of the reason for my laziness delinquency is the fact that I have been traveling like crazy for work. I am truly becoming an expert at navigating security check-points and learning how to live out of a suitcase. A huge part of both of these tasks is managing the 3-1-1 rule. You know, the rule that one passenger can only have a single one quart bag in his/her carry-on luggage containing liquids no larger than 3 ounces (well, actually it is 3.4 ounces). If, like me, you are a person who hates to check luggage, it can be a real challenge to squeeze even your most basic toiletries into that stupid one quart bag. But it is absolutely necessary - good hygiene is non-negotiable! Now once you add in your beauty items...well, things take on a whole different dimension! I used to be one of those people who abandoned the need to look good while traveling. But after having more than one encounter with Mr. Eligible and Mr. Superfine while in transit, I quickly learned that my tenet of style to "always [look] as if something important is going to happen to you that day" must still apply when I'm on the road! With the help of a few sample sizes, drugstore travel bottles and *giggle* hotel freebies, I've managed to cobble together a pretty decent bag of travel liquids. Check it out! my liquids in my 3 quart bag Highlights include my regular Vaseline - both make-up removal and Vaseline Lip Therapy (hat tip to Sheila at Painted Ladies for introducing me to this product) and KISS New York Aqua BB Cream, a multi-function product (another hat tip, this time to Ashley at FabEllis for turning me onto this gem of a product). Being the product junkie that I am, I have tons of free samples or "gifts with purchase" all around my apartment, such as the Lancôme Moisturizer and Jane Carter Leave-In Conditioner. Traveling offers the perfect opportunity to give these items a try. If I end up hating them, it is usually no big whoop - at least no one in my "regular" daily world had to see me looking crazy. At the same time, it allows me to give a test drive to new items and possible add them to my beauty arsenal. A win-win for all! Are you a frequent traveler? What do YOU keep in your bag o' liquids?

Monday Morning Memo – Healthy is Beautiful

monday morning memo"To me, healthy is beautiful. Doing yoga and getting that spark in your eyes--that's beauty. If we don't start understanding the word beauty in these terms, then we are missing the point completely." - Thandie Newton, actress

Event Alert: District of Curves Full Figured Fashion Showcase

DistrictofCurves4x6 At 6pm on Sunday, April 27th, the Washington Post Conference Center, which is located inside the historic Washington Post building at 1150 15th Street NW, will transform into a full-figured fashionista's dream as it serves as the venue of the inaugural District Of Curves DC’s Full Figured Fashion Showcase. This event will feature the following retailers: Brett's Trove, The Unique Girl Boutique, Pop Up Plus NY, Jon Marc of Seven Curves, Real Diva's Are Large, Crystal’s Bridal, Fashion To Figure, IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel, Ashley Stewart, and Juul Couture. Interested in attending the showcase? Here is your chance to win a FREE ticket below! Simply follow @curvy_ceo and @DCFullFigured on Twitter and tweet: "I entered the @curvy_ceo giveaway to win 1 ticket to the @DCFullFigured fashion show on 4/27". Finally, post a link to your tweet in the comments section below! (The contest ends on Sunday at midnight!) a Rafflecopter giveaway Not interested in waiting to see if you win a ticket? You can purchase a ticket here and you can get $5 off if you use the code "curvyceo"! Hope to see you at the showcase!!! District of Curves is an extension of the Curves Ahead Project, which aims to promote self-esteem, positive body image, and assertiveness. Created by Mickey Armstrong of M. Armstrong Photography, the Curves Ahead Project is centered on full-figured fashion and the stories, struggles, and journeys of the everyday full-figured woman. The photography project features models, business owners, and other important figures in the full-figured fashion community. The Curves Ahead Project is a glimpse of the Full figured community from a photographer’s lens.

Monday Morning Memo – The Best Color to Wear

monday morning memo "The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you." - Coco Chanel As you can tell by the lack of posts, I've been somewhat out of the loop lately. "Real life" has been kicking me in the butt...and it's all I can do to keep up with the Monday Morning Memos. Right now I barely have my finger on the pulse of what is hot right now. For instance, except for Pantone's Color of the Year - radiant orchid, in case you didn't know - I have nary of clue of what colors are trending right now. That's why I found some solace in today's Monday Morning Memo, which comes from the uber-fabulous Coco Chanel. At the end of the day, what is "hot" or "on trend" doesn't matter at all. What you should wear is what looks best on YOU! Hope you're able to enjoy some of this warm weather that has finally made its way into the world!