April’s playlist has arrived full of feel good pop! Have y’all heard the new Iggy Azalea/Jennifer Hudson track!? In love. Also, after attending a show in Nashivlle and seeing local artist, Daphne Willis (I also have one of her songs on the list – that voice THO!) do a mashup of one of her originals and Eleanor Rigby, I put three different versions of the song on this playlist – including a dramatic orchestral arrangement! haha Enjoy!
I was recently asked to participate in an event put on by Nashville Lifestyles Magazine called “Food, Wine, and Design.” In the past, interior designers have been asked to create a beautiful tablescape for a 4 course dinner with wine pairings at Mason’s in the Lowe’s Vanderbilt Hotel to be showcased to ticket purchasers. However, this year, Nashville fashion bloggers were invited to put together a spring outfit and design a tablescape based on the outfit.
…Except I didn’t even know what the word tablescape meant until like… a year ago…
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While at Miss USA, all of us contestants always made fun of what seemed to be the dress code every day: “trendy daytime casual.” Like… what exactly is that? However, today’s look kind of reminds me of that. (Except I probably would have been wearing the tightest outfit imaginable back in those days and that weight… butimean…) Continue reading
One of the first contestants I met when I arrived at Miss USA 2013 was Miss Nebraska, Ellie Lorenzen. Obviously she was beautiful, but I specifically remember how bubbly and genuinely kind she was. Little did I know that she was also a woman of many talents.
Having studied fashion design in college, Ellie has always known she would work in fashion in some capacity. She grew up sketching and post Miss USA decided to do a sketch of her Miss USA competition evening gown. It caught the attention of other pageant contestants and Ellie L Illustrations was born. Continue reading
I was recently in Las Vegas for an entire week, and I have to say – it was one of my favorite trips to Vegas! As some of you know from reading prior Vegas posts, Vegas isn’t really my faaaavorite city – I’m not much of a club girl and I don’t get too into gambling. I do love the shopping, restaurants, and pools here and because of various jobs, Miss USA, etc. I think this my 10th trip to Las Vegas (and some of my trips there have lasted over 2 weeks), so I’ve done a lot of the touristy things (aka 99% of what Las Vegas is) a lot of times.
I experienced some new things and some of my favorite old things on this trip which has made it so fun. I was hired for a photo shoot in the Valley of Fire State Park and the scenery there blew my mind! Continue reading