Happy Easter!

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Happy Easter everyone!  Just wanted to share a little photo of our fancy pants Easter eggs that we decorated the other day!

As you can see, I’m home from my amazing week-long Florida vacation and will be back to my regular posting schedule.  I can’t wait to share some details of my trip with you all.  Have a fantastic day!!

Spring Break!

Hey everyone! I’m going to be MIA this week…I’m in Florida vacationing with my family! We got in on Friday night and I’ve done a LOT of much needed relaxing so far. Have a fantastic week, everyone!

Personal Style: Distressed Denim

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I think that I have found myself a new favorite pair of jeans.  I normally buy “cheaper” denim for under $20, but I found myself wandering into the Gap a little while ago and stumbled upon the perfect pair of straight-legged distressed denim.  This is the first time that I’ve worn these (this was my outfit that I wore to the fashion show I posted about yesterday) and as you can see they are very easy to dress up or down.  A woman at the fashion show told me that I looked very “French” and I definitely took that as a compliment!

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Are you into the distressed denim look, or are you one of those people who says, “You paid money for jeans with holes in them?”


Clutch:  SIMILAR

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Fashion Show at the Tonawanda Castle

You guys have heard me mention about “wearable art” a few times before.  Wearable art is becoming such a huge thing, and a few of my friends are so talented and so creative enough to be able to create garments out of paper, bubble wrap, tissue, etc.  I wish that my mind worked in that way!

This past Sunday, I attended the fashion show “Evolution:  Wear Art Meets Fashion” at the Tonawanda Castle.

This was my first time at the Castle, and it was so beautiful inside!  It was the perfect place for an event like this.

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This fashion show was a fundraising event for the Impact Artists Gallery.  At the Impact Artists Gallery’s mission is to use their artistic talents to make a positive imprint on the community. Through diverse forms of media, they collectively inspire, promote, educate and emphasize the healing properties of art on their lives and in their environment.  That’s such a great mission to support…the arts have played such a huge role in my life growing up, and I don’t think I would be the same person today without that exposure.

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I was so impressed by the show.  The talent in the room was insane, and the clothing (and body painting!) turned out fantastic!

The lighting made it so hard to take good photos in there, and I just had my cruddy phone, so here’s just a few photos that turned out decent.

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Below are the pieces that were picked as winners by the judges.  They were all so intricate!  The dress on the left is made out of pop tabs, the second one in is 2,000 hand-made paper flowers (stuning!), third one in is comic books and wrappers, and the vest on the right was all hand-beaded.

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I was so happy that I was able to attend the show!

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Francesca’s is looking for models!

Are you a local couple who would like to try your hand at modeling?  Francesca’s is looking for you!

Ayres Photography is going to be shooting a look book for Francesca’s and instead of hiring professional models for the couple-shoot, they are looking for a real local couple who are totally in love and comfortable in front of the camera!

It’s going to be a nautical-themed photo shoot, and you can check out their Pinterest nautical-inspiration board…click the photo to see more!

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If you are interested in applying to possibly be chosen for the photo shoot, fill out the application on Ayres Photography’s page HERE.  Applications will be accepted until April 15th.

Have a great weekend everyone!