Photos of my delicious meal at The Oceanaire Seafood Room located in Baltimore, Maryland –
Fashion Awards MD is considered to be one of the premiere fashion events in the Baltimore area. This year’s theme was “Traveling Circus” and sponsors for the event included: Harbor East, Linell Ellis, Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey, Christopher Schafer Clothing, About Faces Day Spa and Salon, Lana Rae, South Moon Under, Open Fly Magazine, Hide N Seek Entertainment, Maryland Renaissance Festival, Baltimore Fashion Alliance, The Fly Wire, Yelp, and DeBois Textiles.
Style + Life + Fashion had the opportunity to attend the event being nominated for the Fashion Media Category. I was surprised to be placed on the ballot (for a second consecutive year) because I only had plans to attend as a media source. Once I received the email confirmation I was very excited to be amongst such a talented list of bloggers.
Jaslene Gonzalez from America’s Top Model served as the host for this year’s event. She was seen wearing a beautiful red asymmetrical gown, created by local fashion designer B. Descai with an additional black, sequin, and green dress selected by fashion stylist Thea Washington. Jaslene looked stunning and did a wonderful job of engaging the audience.
What I love the most about attending any fashion event is the creativity and talent that’s circulating in the room. From face masks to custom design apparel, everyone came out to be seen and noticed. The evening continued with a variety of performances between the nominee categories and recognition was given to those with a flair for beauty, fashion, and the arts. In the honorary words of the Fashion Awards MD, we should strive to “Inspire and Be Inspired.”
For additional photos and winner’s list visit: FashionAwardsMD.com
Fashion to Figure and Denise Caldwell invite you to a Summer Style Party to celebrate FTF’s new White Marsh Store location! Join us on Monday, June 30th at The White Marsh Mall from 6 PM – 8 PM for sips, sweet, and trend advice from style expert and curvy fashionista Denise Caldwell!
Gwyneth Paltrow and David Babaii Partner with Blo Blow Dry Bar and Body By Blo; Announce Opening of New Location in Gaithersburg, MD
Gaithersburg, MD – Ari Yakobson, Blo Blow Dry Bar and Body By Blo’s CEO, along with Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and hairstylist to the stars, David Babaii are proud to announce their continued expansion in North America. Together, they now welcome their new franchise partner and local resident of Gaithersburg, Laurie Tucker, to the Blo family. As the 43rd Blo location, the salon will officially open in Gaithersburg, Maryland on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 317 Ellington Boulevard.
According to Laurie Tucker, “I cannot wait to bring Blo Blow Dry Bar and Body By Blo to Maryland! Gaithersburg women are in need of quick, affordable and convenient beauty services – I am confident that they will enjoy our upbeat atmosphere, catwalk-quality blo outs and expert nail and wax services. I can’t wait to blo Maryland away!”
To celebrate the opening of Blo and Body By Blo Gaithersburg, MD, the salon is offering $25 blo outs and $10 off your wax or nail service plus pink drinks, sweets and girly tunes will be served in true Blo style.
Friday, June 27 from 9am to 5pm
Saturday, June 28 from 9am to 5pm
Sunday, June 29 from 11am to 5pm
Blo Gaithersburg I Body By Blo Gaithersburg
317 Ellington Boulevard
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
TO BOOK A BLO OUT (OR WAX AND NAILS!):
firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-216-0256
Spread the Blo and tweet us at: @bloheartsyou @bodybyblo
Blo Blow Dry Bar and Body By Blo offer affordable beauty services seven days a week. Blo maintains top session stylists to deliver flawless hair in-bar or onsite while Body By Blo has the best nail technicians and estheticians on hand for manicures, pedicures and waxing. Walk-ins are accepted and online reservations are available for those pressed for time at www.blomedry.com or www.bodybyblo.com.
ABOUT LAURIE TUCKER:
Wife and mother of two boys, Laurie Tucker was blessed or cursed with wavy hair. As a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in accounting, her love of style and getting a great blo out led her directly to becoming a Franchise Partner with Blo Blow Dry Bar and Body By Blo. Her philosophy is “I love to laugh, and I love a good deal!”
Summer’s finally in full swing and that means we’re attending several outdoor parties. With that being said, we are also enjoying barbecue chicken, pasta salad, and other food items that can give us summer calories.
Luckily, I was able to share a few healthy eating tips on Fox 45 News, compliments of bistroMD.com
Black Pantsuit: New York & Company | Pink Pumps: Ninewest | Lipstick: Buxom
Smart tips for summer grilling, courtesy of bistroMD
“Use spices and herbs for seasonings instead of pre-made marinades/sauces which enables the cook to control sugar and sodium.
Season freshly chopped veggies with seasonings of your choice and toss in a bit of olive oil. Then wrap the veggies into a foil pouch. Place pouch on top grill rack while meat is grilling and flip occasionally. This times your meat and your veggies to complete at the same time.
Grill sliced pineapple and serve warm over Greek yogurt for dessert.
Use leftover grilled veggies the next day on a salad or as a homemade pizza topper, or use them with your leftover grilled chicken or steak for fajitas.”
At home, I had the opportunity to grill a few sliced pineapple and served over greek yogurt and it tastes delicious. I am actually planning to incorporate grilled fruits and veggies in my personal summer menu because it’s a time saver and super healthy (win-win situation.)
The recipe used was from Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa:
- 1 pineapple peeled and sliced in 1/2 inch thick pieces
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon ground
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg ground
- 1/4 cup apple juice concentrate
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Plain, nonfat Greek Yogurt
- Carrington Farms Flax/Chia Blend
- In a bowl combine all ingredients except pineapple, yogurt, and Flax/Chia blend
- Marinate pineapple slices in mixture for 15 minutes
- Grill pineapple on each side for 2 minutes
- Remove from heat
- Serve warm over Greek yogurt, sprinkled with Flax/Chia seeds
Overall, I had a wonderful time hosting the morning news segment and even learned a new recipe that I can use at home. As a prior nutrition teacher, this was right on target and also fun to discuss.
Don’t forget to try these tips and eat healthy this summer!
Style + Life + Fashion’s Photo of The Day goes to (again) Jennifer Lopez. Lately this “fly girl” has gotten it right with her sense of style.
Jennifer’s seen wearing a fresh, fun, and flirty look while promoting her new album on BET. She definitely knows how to switch up her “fashion” according to the right occasion.
Think Like A Man Too came out in theaters today and I am looking forward to seeing this movie. All of the characters are hilarious and who doesn’t love to watch Kevin Hart on the big screen.
To my surprise and excitement, Motions was the official hair care sponsor for the movie. I was one of the lucky bloggers to receive a package filled with a plethora of new products. And honestly, every product that was sent smells heavenly and has done wonders for my tresses!
Because my hair is natural (4B texture to be exact) I have a difficult time finding quality products that hydrate and grow my hair. Although I love being a naturalista, I don’t consider myself to be a product junkie because once I find something that works, I generally stick with that item.
Since receiving the products, I have loved using them and my favorites out of the bunch are the Shine Enhancing Pomade, Deep Conditioning Masque, Define My Curls Creme, and Radiating Hair Gloss. In addition to sending products, I also received a personal style card from Rihanna’s hair stylist, Ursula.
Once my hair grows a bit more, I will share photos. I hope that everyone will start their “sexy” summer by seeing the movie and try out the wonderful new hair care products from Motions.
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Celebrate The First Day Of Summer With Indique Hair
Dia Simms (Executive Vice President of Blue Flame Marketing x BadBoyRecords x Revolt TV), Cynthia Bailey (Bravo TV) and more to be honored by Indique’s Ode To The Sunny Season
ATLANTA, GA – (pitchengine.com) June 2014 – Indique Hair, one of the leading premium hair extension brands in the United States, announce their national First Day Of Summer Campaign and series of events. Events will be hosted at twelve of Indique Hair Boutiques simultaneously across the nation on Saturday. Hosted by top industry professionals, the campaign events will take place on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
The series of events will cater to Indique clients, beauty industry professionals, and will showcase Indique’s textured hair offerings to prepare for fun in the sun. Indique will kickoff the events by partnering with BossLady Magazine to celebrate the the July Cover Release for Dia Simms Executive Vice President of Blue Flame Marketing x BadBoyRecords x Revolt TV) and will honor Cynthia Bailey (Bravo TV) and more at their Atlanta boutique. For more information on a First Day Of Summer in your city visit www.IndiqueHair.com/summer and to join the conversation the Twitter/ Instagram Handle is @ILoveIndique and Hashtag #SummerHair.
PARTICIPATING INDIQUE BOUTIQUE LOCATIONS AND TIMES:
MEET DIA SIMMS AT THE ATLANTA BOUTIQUE:
312 N. Highland Ave. NE Suite C
Atlanta, GA 30307
ABOUT INDIQUE HAIR
With a winning combination of hair experts and stylists, and more than 25 years of industry experience, Indique Hair International provides 100 percent virgin human hair that is natural and of the highest quality. With an impressive client base that consists of Lady Gaga, Lala Vasquez, Rihanna, Ciara, Jill Scott, Brandy and more, Indique Hair’s unique Indian virgin and natural human hair extensions are lustrous and tangle free. Indique Hair International is the only company that produces hair extensions at the source, with headquarters in India; Indique Hair has free-standing boutiques in Brooklyn, Soho & Little Neck in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Boston. For more information visit www.Indiquehair.com.
Lupita Nyongo is on the cover of Vogue Magazine for their July 2014 issue. This talented beauty is a red carpet siren and mega actress. In the magazine spread she can be seen wearing, Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, Givenchy, Jonathan Saunders, Prada, T by Alexander Wang and J. Crew. I love the combination of how fashion meets art and high end couture.
Take a look at the photos below:
Photos and Designer info can be found on BellaNaija.com
Lilly Pulitzer®, the authentic resort fashion brand owned by Oxford Industries, Inc., (NYSE:OXM), is thrilled to celebrate the long-awaited first day of summer, June 21st, aka National Wear Your Lilly Day in a bigger way than ever before. Never needing a cause for celebration, Lilly Lovers will toast their lighthearted lifestyle and the sunny days to come in their favorite Lilly pieces.
Summer is bolder and brighter and in the world of fashion, Lilly is THE resort brand to fulfill those requirements. The perfect answer to a jet-set lifestyle inspired by their Palm Beach roots, the Lilly world is filled with bright colors and wild prints. Whether you’re at a pool-side soiree, weekend wedding or burying your toes in the sand, Lilly Pulitzer’s classic chic styles and personality-filled prints are always bound to kick your summer into high gear.
Lilly will also be spreading the celebration on June 21st in-store, online, and via their social media platforms. Just like Lilly opened stores wherever she had friends, on National Wear Your Lilly Day you will find well-known friends of the brand painting your Instagram feed in colorful prints and sunny illustrations custom made by the Lilly Print Studio. Taking the social media a step further, this summer Lilly is innovating with a user-generated content gallery via Offerpop Commerce that turns the hashtag #summerinlilly into a shoppable feed from bright & stylish Lilly Girls.
Shop the Summer Collection at www.lillypulitzer.com so you are ready for the First Day of Summer!