March 6, 2014
We all do it. Maybe now it is more like a pin or a clip or screen shot! But cutting out print magazines and making mood boards is still in my blood. I am not sure when I found this picture, and do not even recall which magazine it came from, but I have had it up on my bulletin board for ages and whenever I need a little inspiration for what hair and make-up look I want to achieve for a special night out on the town... I turn to it along with my many other magazine cut-outs!
How I achieved this look:
Do you like this look?
March 3, 2014
Introducing our March ‘14 Muse of the Month, Abbey!
I am excited to introduce you to this month's musical Muse! Abbey is part of a band called the 'Perfect Couple' with her other half Greg based out of Nashville! They've have been writing and making music together for 12 years, and married 10 of those years! I love Abbey's bright style, positive attitude and catchy tunes. Learn more about Abbey below and make sure to check her new album that just released on iTunes!
Abbey Moore. Check out @theperfectcouple on twitter and instagram, and on facebook and their website.
2. Favorite charity to support and why?
I have 2 favorite charities. My 1st one hits closer to home. Its called “Theresa’s Twists”. It’s founded by my sister and my parents. My sister Theresa has Asperger’s and her whole life our family has tried to figure out how to help her live and thrive to her fullest potential. She is truly magnificent! So- My parents combined their love of gourmet pretzels, and love of my sister and are soon to launch a food truck! It’s goal is to employ Young adults with Asperger’s and teach them life skills and give them training that will make them more employable for the workforce! They also hope to educate people about Aspergers and breakdown misunderstanding and stereotypes. You can learn more about this awesome cause at http://www.theresastwists.com/
My 2nd favorite charity is called LightWriters. They assist photographers and film makers in the use of their lenses and talents for good. They do this by
- Photo mentoring under served kids
- Pairing professional photographers and film makers with non profits who could benefit from their talents.
- Tell the stories of the under served through still and moving images. To learn more about them you can check them out at http://www.thelightwriters.org/
3. Favorite Boy Meets Girl® item and why?
My favorite Boy Meets Girl item is hands down the Boy Meets Girl tights. I mean i love absolutely everything, but these tights are by far one of my main fashion staple items! I wear them with so many different outfits, and everyone asks about them! I even wear them in the summer under a pair of cute jean shorts, these tights rock!
Who is your muse or the person who inspires you most? Could be anyone! If you would like to be considered for Boy Meets Girl®'s Muse of the Month see the rules here!
February 27, 2014
I am especially excited to take you Behind the Seams™ with model and actress, Angela Bellotte. I cast Angela for our Spring 2009 campaign. Angela is the epitome of a Boy Meets Girl® model – she’s confident, smart, absolutely gorgeous and so much FUN! It’s no wonder that those images from that shoot remain some of our most highly publicized photos.
Angela recently became involved with a company called Pepper and Paul™, which provides cinematic experiences to online shoppers and is excited as she will be part of the cast in their upcoming short films. Pepper and Paul features designers and merchants that focus on giving back to the world and creating a compassionate, sustainable future. In my interview with Angela, I asked her what her proudest career moment has been and she said, “I just had this moment in November at the premier for the Delivery Man, which was my first movie as an actress, and the first time I have ever seen myself on the big screen. I was with my girlfriend in the theater and when we saw my face on the screen we both screamed! I felt like a movie star.”
I am so proud of Angela and love watching people I have worked with rise and shine! I will leave with you Angela’s favorite movie quote from Amy Adams (Sydney Posser) in American Hustle, “I was broke, fearless, with nothing to lose. And my dream, more than anything, was to become anyone else other than who I was.”
Learn more about Angela below. And follow Angela on Instagram @silence_of_the_ange to see what she is up too!
a few other questions I asked Angela that I wanted to share with you:
what have you learned about the work force that you didn’t know in college?
Angela: Your college education can only take you so far….its your passion, persistence and courage that will move mountains, open doors, and inspire others.
what is the hardest part of your job? Highlight one or all that apply!
a. lack of sleep
b. long hours/crammed schedule
c. find a good balance between personal life and work
I love my job. All of these nights without enough sleep, the stress of not enough hours in a day, lonely days on the road…. it is all worth it to me. We all need to experience some type of hardship, some suffering to really appreciate the end result.