Heavy on Fashion talks to Lily and Eve

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to interview another great company, Lily and Eve!  Lily and Eve was started by three sisters Maria, Mia and Tanya. Lily and Eve is an ode to their grandmothers, Lily and Eve and their upbring in the Southern Philippines.  I love the vibrant colors and fabulous mission behind the brand, which is to bring women together and bring them back to their roots of diverse origins.

I also love that they are fellow Jersey Shore girls. 

So without Further Ado, Here is Heavy on Fashion talks to Lily and Eve

Tell me a little about yourself. Where are you from? What's your educational background? 

I was born in the Philippines but raised in Jersey, exit 9 - I see you're from The Shore! I actually have a degree in Telecommunications Management so I'm a daydreaming project manager in the daytime and get busy when I get home. 

How did Lily and Eve come to be?

Lily and Eve consists of 3 sisters. We grew up in the States so this is our way of appreciating and holding on to our identity and culture. The style of jewelry is inspired by the indigenous tribes of the Southern Philippines with their beading and bright colors. The cloth we use for the oversized clutch purses are traditional tribal clothing. When a friend or relative comes to visit, we always request accessories only because it's nothing that's available here. Every time we wear the accessories we always get compliments. We were lounging in South Beach when we realized maybe we should stop hording all these goodness for ourselves and open it for everyone. 

When did you realize you wanted to become a jewelry designer? 

I wanted something more than what is being offered. I usually dress in monotone and what a fun way to stand out by accessorizing in bold colors and pieces.

What is your favorite part about being a jewelrydesigner? What is your least favorite part about being a designer?

My favorite part is coming up with unexpected colors to come together and/or designing something that I'm not such a big fan of but everyone loves or designing something that I really like but not everyone feels it - It plays with my emotions sometimes. It makes me wonder if I have bad taste?? My least favorite part is when a design just doesn't work! I recently tried to make these beaded French knot stud earrings and they were just too heavy. I have to find another way to make it work. It's frustrating but I have to find another way.

What was the first article of jewelry you ever designed?

The first ever accessory I created were these bangles made of twigs. Some where braided others were intertwined all were secured using twist ties from the grocery store. I thought I was so cool. I even painted them gold. 

What do you like best about designing jewelry? 

I don't consider myself a jewelry designer, I'd like to expand and say I'm an accessories designer. The best part of being an accessories designer is having successful "accidents". I say accident because I also sew purses. These purses were an afterthought - not part of the plan at all! I decided to make them to add variety to the line. The Lily and Eve oversized clutch purses are our most popular item. 

What advice would you give any budding designers? 

Be consistent and determined - business is slow when you first start but don't give up! Set goals - it doesn't have to be huge goals but make sure you work towards that goal. Last year, we set a goal to do 1 show a month. Not only did we reach that goal but we superseded it averaging 3 shows a month. It was TIRING but definitely fulfilling. Most of all, don't forget to have fun - it's all about balance.

How has the art world influenced the Lily and Evebrand?

Art, to me, plays on feelings and emotions. I especially like Roy Lichtenstein because his work challenges "tradition". I also like the surrealist painter Salvador Dali. Both of their works are bold, thoughtful, and memorable. Those are the qualities I want to exude with the Lily and Eve brand. 

Describe the Lily and Eve woman?

Lily and Eve is an ode to my grandmothers so it should be fitting to say that the Lily and Eve woman embraces her roots. She radiates style and grace. She is fearless who stands up for what she believes in and looking good while doing so. 

If you had the chance to dress *anyone* who would it be.. who do you think is the most stylish person around?

Hands down, the awesome Iris Apfel -SERIOUS heart eyes! I love how she does not conform at all. I love how she puts everything on but still looks cohesive. I can go on and on -  I really admire this woman's fashion and style!

Where do you see Lily and Eve in 10 years?

I would love for Lily and Eve to get the recognition as a respected company not just for jewelry but an accessories house with a women's and men's line. 

What does fashion mean to you?

Our company motto is Believe in Bold so fashion, to me, is about emotion and having the confidence to stand out and express yourself. 

I would like to thank the creators at Lily and Eve for the interview
You can check out the entire Lily and Eve line at http://www.lilyandeve.net/

(All photos courtesy of Lily and Eve)

Heavy on Fashion Talks to Bridgett Artise

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I love fashion entrepreneurs especially when they are helping the planet. I am so happy to bring you a exclusive Fashion designer, Teacher, Author, and boutique owner Bridgett Artise. Bridgett Artise, an F.I.T. graduate, is best known as the up-and-coming fashion designer behind the indie label Born Again Vintage and connoisseur of all things sustainable.  Her fabulous sense of style and strong eye for design has enabled her to create recycled clothing looks that are both unique and award winning.  Bridgett, along with Jen Karetnick, co-authored the book Born Again Vintage: 25 Ways to Deconstruct, Reinvent and Recycle Your Wardrobe (Random House 2008) and recently opened a boutique in Montclair, NJ by the same name. 
Here is Heavy on Fashion Talks to Bridgett Artise!

Heavy on Fashion:Tell me a little about yourself. Where are you from? What's your educational background? What are your general professional and non-professional interests?

Bridgett Artise: I am from Teaneck NJ, jersey girl through and through. I've always wanted to be different fashion wise and was dubbed the Lisa Bonet of my group in high school. I went to university of Maryland and was a bit lost and one of my friends at school mentioned transferring to FIT and I copied her basically. I majored in buying and merchandising and graduated and enjoyed being a buyer very much. Took some time off to be a mom and had an itch to create but wasn't quite sure what so I made gift baskets one year, tree toppers the next and finally stopped at t-shirts. T-shirts turned into chopping up vintage and I haven't looked back.
I've always enjoyed writing and reading and movies, I love movies.

Heavy on Fashion:What does fashion mean to you?

Bridgett Artise: Fashion is an individual definition. What I may deem fashionable may be ridiculous to someone else.  So ultimately fashion is knowing who you are and being able to express it through your wardrobe.

Heavy on Fashion:When did you realize you wanted to become a fashion designer?

Bridgett Artise: I think I became a fashion designer before I realized I wanted to be one. Me designing clothing for children for a talent show I produced was a time filler not intentional. The response I received sparked the interest to pursue it and I never looked back so not sure if I ever realized it.

Heavy on Fashion: What are some of your favorite clothing stores/catalogs/websites?

Bridgett Artise: I have not been to a mall in several years, I shop at thrift stores only. To say my favorite store is Salvation Army is actually funny but it is most certainly my favorite. Anytime I out of town the first thing I do is search the closest Salvation Army.

Heavy on Fashion:How do you prepare for a fashion shoot or show?

Bridgett Artise: With both I feel like sky's the limit. I'm not confined to a customer order or even a marketable look. I can design at my leisure so whatever I have been thinking about doing or whatever I might have been itching to try comes out in my photo shoots and/or fashion shows.

Heavy on Fashion: What do you believe makes a quality article of clothing?

 Bridgett Artise: Details. The main reason I love vintage are the details. It's not a garment that didn't have thought put into it. From the lining to the buttons to the hem, everything is meticulous. We do not have that today, at least in non designer retail.

Bridget Artise with Jerseylicious Glam Fairy cast. Photo courtesy of Timothy Ivy

Heavy on Fashion: How would you define the style your line exemplifies?

Bridgett Artise: My line encompasses the best of both worlds. New and old. The elegance, sophistication and quality of the yesteryear together with the funky and urban chic of today.

Heavy on Fashion: Where do you get your inspiration?

 Bridgett Artise: I'm mainly inspired by prints and textiles. I see a fabulous vintage piece and its loud bold print or its luxurious textile and I immediately want to create something from it.

Heavy on Fashion: What are your favorite patterns [prints] to work with and why?

Bridgett Artise: I adore houndstooth, it's so classic and elegant. I think mostly anyone can get away with a houndstooth print. I could wear it head to toe and still think its not overboard.

Heavy on Fashion: Where can readers find out more about you and your work?

Bridgett Artise: The first place to find me would be my website. www.b-Artise.com, then my Facebook page Born Again Vintage. I also recently opened Born Again Vintage 'The Collective' boutique in Montclair, NJ. My site has information on how to purchase, where my store is located and how to sign up for my workshops. My Facebook page give more real time events where I'm showcasing or my FIT schedule, etc.
Being Substainable is always fashionable my divas and gurus! 
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Heavy on Fashion Events The Emiliani Expo

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! Fall is finally here in NJ so what better way to celebrate than to attend the Emiliani Beauty Expo in Edison, NJ. The Emiliani Expo features of the best hair artists, the latest beauty and hair products, and original designs from up and coming designers. 

Emiliani Beauty Expo 2012
Posted by Heavy on Fashion on Thursday, October 25, 2012

Check out more photos on the Heavy on Fashion Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/HeavyonFashion

Special Thanks to The Hip Event for the invitation.

Born Again Vintage & Fashion Night Out NJ!

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring you a look at Born Again Vintage Relaunch for Fashion Night Out.  I did not attend this fabulous event. This does not mean you guys should miss out on all the fashionable and sustainable fun. 

Here is a look at Born Again Vintage Re Launch for #FNO show via Press Release.

Born Again Vintage Celebrated Re-launched of Sustainable Couture Shop During Fashion’s Night Out

September 11, 2012 (Montclair, NJ) – Born Again Vintage hosted a sustainable evening of fashion on Thursday, September 6th from 7-9pm as Bridgett Artise re-launched her eco-friendly couture shop with a classic-meets-funky fashion show in celebration of Fashion’s Night Out.

Residents and fashionistas of New Jersey and New York joined together to preview Born Again Vintage’s newly revamped store and clothing line, produced from vintage and recycled clothing and recyclable fabric while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, champagne, and a live DJ.  Jeff Greenfield, star of the Style Network’s hit show Jerseylicious and Nicole Obert, star of Bravo TV’s, Shear Genius, also came out and joined the fun as they purchased items from Born Again Vintage and posed for photo ops with fans.

Allison Snediker, Founder and Designer of Banjo & Bone
(Photo Courtesy of The Hip Event)

The night commenced as guests surrounded the grass-covered runway to watch Born Again Vintage’s exclusive fashion show event displaying the latest designs from Corinthia People Designs, D-List, BANJO and BONE, Beautymarks Boutique, Patoise, Marigold Boutique, STAY by Stacey Angela, Rewynd Vintage and a special showcase from Art Exhibit by Christine Soccio.

Corinthia Peoples, Founder of Corinthia Peoples Designs (Photo Courtesy of The Hip Event)

“Vintage textures inspire me so my collection will always be something that you will not see anywhere else” says owner Bridgett Artise. “People were able to see what is offered at Born Again Vintage as well as learn you can be fashionably sustainable. I couldn't have asked for a better turnout.”

Following the runway show, all but one item showcased during the night was sold out. 

Fashion Show featuring 2012 fall collection from Born Again Vintage (Photo Courtesy of The Hip Event)

Prior to attending, guests were asked to fill out a carbon footprint survey and email in their results. The person with the smallest carbon foot print received an exclusive one-of-a-kind reversible recycled denim/leather bag with an item from the Born Again Vintage fall collection.

A runway look from Born Again Relaunch for Fashion Night Out in Montclair, NJ (Photo Courtesy of The Hip Event)

Bridgett Artise is the founder of Born Again Vintage in Montclair, NJ and former partner of Altier 516, who won Best Couture Shop of Essex County by Morris | Essex Health and Life Magazine in 2012.

Bridgett Artise
Owner and Designer of Born Again Vintage (Photo Courtesy of The Hip Event)

About Born Again Vintage
Born Again Vintage, a clothing line by designer B. Artise is the future of women’s apparel. It is comprised of garments produced from vintage clothing, recycled clothing, and recyclable fabric. Born Again Vintage is a pioneering force in sustainable fashion with designs being sold in boutiques from Soho to Tokyo. Born Again Vintage has appeared on top reality show Jerseylicious and has an A-list clientele including names like Sheryl Crow and Vivica Fox. B. Artise teaches a vintage class at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and her book "Born Again Vintage: 25 Ways to Deconstruct, Reinvent and Recycle Your Wardrobe" (Crown Publishing) has been reviewed in over 50 different publications such as Nylon and Teen Vogue. The New York Times brands her as a “Vintage Expert”.

About the Designers
Patoise by Sherieka Anglin provides many services in the areas of styling, personal shopping, designing, event coordinating, and costume design. Our team of seasoned fashion and business professionals has experience working with companies such as A&F, Liz Claiborne Inc., & Ebony Fashion Fair. Patoise will be one of the many talented designers featured in Born Again Vintage starting fall 2012; stop by to preview our stylish catalog of carefully selected jewelry and handbags!

Rewynd Vintage began in January of 2009 and is co founded by Schnia Roseberry and Tiffany Smith. We specialize in eclectic vintage pieces for the fashion savvy client. Our vintage clothing and accessories are for individuals that aren't conformed to society trends and seeking a unique profile. We believe in "having expensive taste without the expense."

Corinthia Peoples Designs is an elegant, wearable art jewelry collection that inspires and adorns women's inner and outer sprits with unique one-of-a-kind/limited edition semi-precious gemstones and sterling silver jewelry. The collection speaks to the art enthusiast and to women who revel in being authentic and rare yet classy & passionate. Corinthia Peoples Designs has currently launched its first apparel collection of custom original cuts and fabrics that are enriched with African motifs and textures with a modern day jazz.

Beautymarks Boutique is the ‘go-to source’ for short and long evening wear styles including cocktail dresses, homecoming dresses, prom gowns, holiday party dresses, bridal party dresses and other special occasions.  For more than 15 years Lorraine Morgan’s Beautymarks Boutique has been renowned in fashion for image and pioneering style.  Beautymarks Boutique - The Image You Want.

The D-list by Yolonda Sheffa is a fun and quirky t-shirt company that believes in not creating drama but wearing it! The D-List offers screen printed shirts, vintage finds, and unique accessories. Sooner or later everyone will want to be on The D-List!

BANJO and BONE was established by NJ native Allison Snediker 2011 as a brand reflective of her love for the art of handcrafting, history and culture. Each Banjo and Bone item has been designed and handcrafted by Allison, using combinations of worldly and recycled materials (ex: Sandalwood beads she picked up on a trip to Tibet and vintage 1970's brass chains). The name is derived from her Hound dog, Banjo and his bone.

Old World Living Designs by Lisa La Valle-Finan is a home furnishings company that captures the essence of European style on a flea market budget. Known playfully as the original “flea market fanatic” she decorates using original, vintage, and found pieces. The host of affordable flea market shopping trips to Europe throughout the year; she not only guides her clients through the fleas but shares her knowledge about local culture at the same time with a handy background in cultural anthropology. You can purchase all of her items for your home at Born Again Vintage.

Metal Taboo is an NYC based line of socially deviant metal art that displays and celebrates our arrogance, sexuality, vulgarity, frustrations, and angst. Know thyself.

Christine Soccio, New Jersey based artist, will show her latest work of art, "Born Again" during Fashion Night Out at the Grand Opening of Born Again Vintage. Inspired by the fashions of renowned designer, Bridgett Artise, the 30x40" latex-on-linen painting was created using only recycled house paint.

Marigold Boutique is a stylish fusion of new and vintage materials. Montclair designer Maria Papale’s passion for all things vintage spurred the creation of her Marigold Boutique jewelry line. Collections feature beautiful and authentic vintage findings including antique watch parts, ornate filigree, crystal baubles and glass beads. Unique, wearable, well-priced jewelry with the genuine patina of time.

Stacey Angela, Luxury Swimwear & Resort designer/Fashion personality Stacey Angela is becoming a household name. Her exclusive Stay by Stacey Angela collection has been heralded from the high end fashion center of Japan to boutiques in Los Angeles. Her crochet pieces have been featured in the Miami Herald, Grand Life Daily, Lifestyles of the Authentic and Creative, Lincoln Road magazine, Nylon, Americas Next Top Model, VH-1, Complex mag, VH-1.com, Honey, Smooth, Jewel, Suede, LA Talk Radio, Wall of Style Radio. Her widely attended Fashion for Epilepsy events spread awareness about the illness of Epilepsy while showcasing cutting edge designers and models that have been affected by the malady.

About Fashion’s Night Out
Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative originally created in 2009 to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, and boost the industry’s economy during the recession. On Thursday, September 6, 2012, in response to overwhelming demand, Fashion’s Night out will return to New York City and cities across the country to highlight fashion and support retail with exciting events that include designer appearances, celebrity guests, fashion shows and musical performances. Purchase items from the 2012 FNO collection and a portion of the proceeds will go to the New York City AIDS Fund in the NY Community Trust.  In the United States, the program is a collaboration between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York. For more information visit: http://www.fashionsnightout.com/ or FNO on Twitter at @fnonyc (#FNO).

(Press Release provided by The Hip Event)

Heavy on Fashion at The Iconic Fashion Lounge Ladies Night Out!

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I had a fashionable couple of weeks; exclusive interviews, celebrity appearances, and some fab Boutique openings. Today I have the inside look at the Iconic Fashion Lounge Ladies Night Out event in Hoboken, NJ. Fabulous hors d'oeuvres and fashion plus a great cocktail is a combination for stylish heaven.

Iconic Fashion Lounge carries Women's and Men's Apparel. From messenger bags to cocktail dress, you can find it all at Iconic Fashion Lounge in Hoboken, NJ. So ladies and gents, here is a look at the Iconic Fashion Lounge Ladies Night Out!

Great Christmas gift for the male counterpart or family member in your life!

I heart this bag..if you didn't know I am a handbag whore! 

I really like these pieces especially the super long necklace. I am into extra long necklaces lately.  

I am a sucker for embellishments on shoulders! 

The Food! 

You know I have pictures of the spread!

 Qream is the latest Liqueur from famous music artist/producer Pharrell Williams! 

Check out this ubber cute and yummy cake pops by I Love Cake Pops

I feel in love with this mini cupcakes by ALM Desserts ..so good!

The Iconic Fashion Lounge! 

The crowd at the Iconic Fashion Lounge was very nice. With Bobby Brown makeup artist, Kathy Genchi doing everyone makeup andKrystal Basile from Diva Makeup applying some serious lashes and threading eyebrows, you can not go wrong!  

A fellow blogger getting her Eyebrows threaded! I also had my eyebrows threaded too, Krystal did a great job.

Here I am with the owner of Iconic Fashion Lounge, Lauren Proske.

I had a fab time in Hoboken. I would like to thank the owner of Iconic Fashion Lounge, Lauren Proske and Chrissy Colombino of The Hip Event for the invite. I had a ball! 


Heavy on Fashion at the So Excessive Boutique Sip and Shop Event

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am happy to bring you an exclusive look at the So Excessive Boutique Sip and Shop Event in Newark, NJ! I also got the chance to interview Keena Williams, owner of So Excessive Boutique. From some fabulous cocktail to some great accessories, So Excessive Boutique Sip and Shop Event was a hit. Oh did I mention that Emily Bustamante  of "Love and Hip Hop" came by! There were some serious fashionista and gurus in the building and here is a look at it all. 

The Interview!

The Crowd ! 

Owner of So Excessive Boutique Keena Williams and Reality TV star Emily B of "Love and Hip Hip"
Crux New York creators, Sennie Clark and Ahyiana Angel with and Reality TV star Emily B of "Love and Hip Hip"

Reality TV star Emily B of "Love and Hip Hip"

What a lovely sight! 

You can't go wrong with Audrey! 

You can't go wrong with these Skinny Girl White Cranberry Cosmo either! 
The Jewelry

This is some serious hardware...love the metal work!

I have to say I am obsessed with this necklace! I usually do not go for this look but this necklace is eye catching. 

Love this necklace! 

This would be a great Christmas Gift..Hint Hint! 

I really like the Good Vibes earring, it reminds me of my name plate from my earlier years!

My nail polish color is Yummy Mummy nail polish by Butter London.

Too Fly...No Pun intended! Ok I lied...the pun was intentional...lmao!

This is a interesting take on Chandelier earring

Love these earrings, I believe Beyonce wore a pair of these in one of her videos! 

The Swag Bag! 

I love my swag bag! Thank you So Excessive Boutique! 

I would like to So Excessive for the Invite and the fabulous Swag Bag. Make sure you check out SO Excessive at http://www.soexcessive.com/ and swing by the boutique 1212 Raymond Boulevard in Newark,NJ 

Heavy on fashion at The Schultz Furrier Media Lunch

Hello everyone! I had a chance to attend a fabulous media luncheon at Schultz Furrier in Millburn,NJ!  Schultz has everything from fabulous fur coats to adorable and affordable mink scarves. I am so happy to bring you an exclusive look at Schultz new showroom. So check out some luxury, food, and some serious fashion! 

The Store! 

Schultz Furrier is a family owned luxury apparel and accessories company that has been in business for over 70 years! Schultz Furrier store has 2 floors full of fur coats, jackets, blankets, scarves, gloves, and more. For all you fur lovers, Schultz also does repairs and has on-site storage. This is a good look! 

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Beside fabulous and luxury full fur coats, Schultz furrier also has some great affordable items available too! I  am loving these rosette fur scarves. Very cute especially for the winter time.

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Schultz Furrier is also making their way into the handbag business. I talked about the potential Schultz handbag in my interview with one of the owners on my Youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/TheMalanB.

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Schultz also has fur blankets...Yes you read correctly Fur Blankets! You can not get more Lux than that! 

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This is great for everyday wear! 

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 I really like this!

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This vest is too funky for words. I can see this on some fabulous stylist wearing this in NYC for an event.

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The Schultz Family

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Here is the Schultz Family.

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Great photo of the models for the event and the Schultz Family!

The Food!

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 I also chatted with fellow blogger Lillie Morales-Torres of Jerseyfashionista.com. I covered a fashion shows early this year and Lillie was the host! Anyway, Lillie and I talked fashion over this yummy cheesecake. Fruit, Veggies and a fabulous Cheesecake, Yummy for the tummy!

Side Style Note: The Centerpiece was so cute. Loved the flower arrangement.

Thank you Bag!

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My Look!

I wore my fav purple cow neck top with some serious sequins action on the shoulders, my black leggings and my favorite leather wedge boots! 

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Yes That is Me!

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Special Thanks to Schultz Furrier in Millburn, NJ and The Hip Event!  You can also see the exclusive interview on my Youtube channel at Check out the exclusive interview at http://www.youtube.com/TheMalanB


Fashion Show and B-day wishes with Tracy DiMarco

Hey guys! I just want to let all my local east coast readers know that Tracy DiMarco, Star of Reality TV show Jerseylicious,  is having a Birthday Party My hometown, New Jersey! It is going to be tons of fun with some reality show stars, a fashion show, and all that Jersey has to offer. 

The best thing about this event is that some of the proceeds will be going to Children's Charities. So make sure you head over to this link - http://wantickets.com/Events/95258/Join-Tracy-DiMarco-from-Style-Network-s-Jerseylicious-for-her-Birthday-Party/ and pick up your tickets today! 

Beauty and Charity Go Hand in Hand

Hello all may fashion divas and gurus. As You all know, I am all about awareness for great causes and charity event. Today I would like to talk about a great event happening in my state, New Jersey about  Breast Cancer Awareness Month. October is the official month for Breast Cancer Awareness, so today I am giving all of you the heads up about fabulous charity event !  

We all go to the salon to get our hair look fabulous and stylish. So why not head over to Laboratory Hair Studio in Morristown, NJ for a great cause! Laboratory Hair Studio is having a "Show U Care..Wear Pink Hair" event at their salon now until October 31st to help raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® North Jersey affiliate! Last year Laboratory raised $10,000 for the month of October through pink hair extensions to customers who supported the event. Fabulous, Right! So if you want to add some color to your do, why not do it for a great cause. 

Check out the flyer below for more info!

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Special Thanks to Chrissy of TheHipEvent.com for the heads up! 

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Heavy on Fashion at The Crazy Sexy Coo:l A transition from Summer to Fall Fashion Show!

Hello guys! I have some great Jersey Fashion just for you. I was invited to CrazySexyCool : a transition from Summer to Fall Fashion Show at the Vinhus Restaurant and Lounge in Roselle Park, NJ. There was some great fashion from Priscilla Designs, District 5 Boutique, and Johnny Russia by Avetis Ioannisyan. This show was a great look at Jersey Fashion. Whoever said that Jersey doesn't have any style was seriously deranged. 

There was some great vendors at the event to including Angie's Boutique, Lets Play Dress Up NYC, House of Henna, and Endless Favors. 

Check out Priscilla Designs on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Priscillas-Design/166358276743895

I love this dress! 

Check out District 5 Boutique at http://www.district5boutique.com/

This swimsuit is great for the 2012. 

Check out Johnny Russia by Avetis Ioannisyan at http://www.johnnyrussia.com/

Here is the Host of the evening

Lillie Morales-Torres of Jerseyfashionista.com hosted the Crazy Sexy Coo:l A transition from Summer to Fall Fashion Show.

My Look! 

I usually stick to the natural look when going out. A bit of mascara, lipstick, and a bit foundation. 

This is what I wore for the event. I was really itching to wear my plus size cheetah print top. You can not get more Jersey than animal prints! 

Here is my accessories, all from my closet. Thank goodness for closet shopping!