Fashion Awards MD 2014 – Style + Life + Fashion Media Category Recap

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.

FAMD Program
FAMD Program

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.

Kimberly West FAMD
Style + Life + Fashion attending the Fashion Awards MD

Dress: Romeo & Juliet {Saks Fifth Avenue} | Handbag: Louis Vuitton | Beauty Products: Fake Bake, OPI, and Cutex One Step Wipes

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.

Jaslene Gonzalez and Lana Rae
Posing on the Red Carpet

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.”

Excited Nominees and Guest

For additional photos and winner’s list visit:

Mother’s Day with About Faces Day Spa & Salon

About Faces is one of my favorite day spas and salon.  While living in the Baltimore metro area I’ve had the opportunity to partake in a variety of their services, from having an all day birthday package, to enjoying a “mommy and me” spa day, and coordinating a “girlfriends” pedicure with a glass of wine (over looking the harbor.)

I have never been disappointed with their level of professionalism, products, and services.  Most importantly, their day spa and salon caters to all skin and hair types.  The best shampoo, straighten, and blowdry service I’ve ever had, happened (on my birthday) at About Faces in Towson.

And while every spa/salon has their own set of services, each location provides a tranquil atmosphere which encourages rejuvination and relaxation.


Of course as we approach Mother’s Day, I have to acknowledge their top picks when we consider gift giving!  According their facebook page some of their selections are actually a few of our favorite beauty products:

 1. Kérastase Paris Elixir Ultime

2. Philosophy “For Mommy with Love” gift set

3. TOCCA candles

4. OPI polishes

5. CAUDALIE Beauty Elixir


Lastly, don’t forget to enter their Mother’s Day Photo Sharing Contest! The guidelines for the spa/salon include following their Instagram site, share a photo of yourself with mom, and hashtag #aboutmom and tag @About Faces.


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