Watch “Bruno Mars Super Bowl XLVIII Half time show” on YouTube

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If you missed the Pepsi Half Time show during Super Bowl XLVIII, then visit the link below to see Bruno Mars perform!

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This Weekend x Urban Art Gallery

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Nothing to do this weekend?  Then head over to the Urban Art Gallery, located in Philly (Philadelphia, PA) to check out some fresh art from their new exhibitors.  The art will be on display throughout the month of February, however the opening reception will take place on this Saturday, February 1, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  It’s a fine time to hang out with friends and meet new ones  while enjoying complimentary wine and cheese at this free event!

The Urban Art Gallery is an intimate gallery where creative professionals gather to network and host events.  Stay up to date on what’s happening at the gallery by visiting their site or contacting them.  Various creatives throughout the city host events that showcase upcoming artistic, musical, vocal talents and/ or events where creative professionals can network and come together to give back to the community.  Be sure to make your way to this free event to learn more about one of Philly’s hottest spots.  If you can’t make it tomorrow, then contact the gallery to find out when they are open to check out an event and/ or check out the amazing art work on display.

….Thanks for stopping by….

Just Me x Flaws and All

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I am me, unapologetic and fully confident.  I must admit…it took me awhile to get to this point.  For the longest, I thought that I had everything to prove to everyone else.  I thought I had to be considered the skinniest, prettiest, and every other -est by everybody else.  In spending sometime by myself and taking the time to pursue those dreams closest to my heart…I simply realize that everybody’s else’s thoughts about me are not the absolute.  I can only be me…and truly that is the best way to be.

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I’ve got blemishes, stretchmarks, bruises, scars…you name the flaw and I probably have it somewhere lol.  I am by no means perfect and I love that about myself!  I’ve finally gotten to a point where I accept and love who I am, who God made me to be.  My flaws aren’t just on the inside, they are on the inside as well and I am asking God to help me with those as well.  I’m not perfect and I own that and it took me a long time to get to this place in life.  There is no need for me to be content with being fake or unreal, I am who I am and I love whom God made me to be.

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Who am I?  Just me lol.  A young college educated mother of one, who is a blogger, artsy, and ambitious.  While this Queen sits on her throne and awaits her King…she won’t be moping around.  Instead, she’ll be loving who God made her to be, raising her princess, and working.  I don’t know why it took me so long, but I truly thank God for this confidence, I am me all day long and I love it!  I accept my flaws and appreciate the good that I have to offer.  I know I wrote an entire post about flaws…but with everyone talking about what is always perfect…I just thought I’d be different and discuss what’s not so perfect….beginning with me and that is okay.  Because what isn’t perfect is real just as much as what is perfection can be real.  There’s so much to me and I am exploring it all!

Take a look in the mirror and smile and love whom God made you to be.  Now you see the you that everyone else loves so much!  Accept your flaws because they are real and make you uniquely you.  No one else can have your flaw or your perfection because God made them especially for you!  Which is beyond beautiful.

“Gelatto Dreams” x My Art x Inspired

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Hi, today’s post is a little personal to me.  I am currently reading a book and I was inspired from a particular chapter in that book to create a painting such as this.  The funny part is, I sketched this painting out about a month ago!  Well, I finally got to it after all the madness settled down.  Although I named this particular painting “Gelatto Dreams”, just because I like the way it sounds and it kind of looks like it….I’ve been eating peach frozen yogurt allllll week long yummy!  This painting is a water color on bristol board- I’m going to start investing in canvas, although this paper is thick and super durable, the edges curled on the final product, so I’ll have to frame it soon to protect it.

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When I originally sketched this painting out, I created four squares because I was inspired by Pop Artist Andy Warhol and I only wanted to use bold and bright fantasy colors- life is great with plenty of color!

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Got all the color in, just wanted to have some creative fun!

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I love the painting at this stage, I was inspired by another great artist, Henri Matisse.  His use of thick bold lines in his art is captivating, since being inspired….I used them as well to outline the painting….it gave the art some life!

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The final product as you first saw it.  I added some brush strokes around the painting to make it more lively.  I like…I hope you do too.  Leave your thoughts below, I’d love to know what you think.  If you have any questions, you can leave them in the comments section below.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Fashion’s Elite x Art x Inliquid Benefit v.14

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Love art, fashion, and charity?  Well then the Inliquid Benefit on Saturday, February 8th is where you want to be! Inliquid, is a non profit organization that makes opportunities and opens doors for artistls, hosts artists portfolios and artist information online for free.  Inliquid will be hosting their next benefit, which will be a silent auction, hosted by some notable figures in the arts!

Inliquid Benefit v.14’s host this year will be Maria Papadakis, an Emmy award winning personality, this year’s theme for the event will be “The Art Of…”, which honors the culinary arts, fashion, and visual arts- this is a benefit that I am looking forward to!  Fantastic food, fabulous fashion, and the arts- sounds like my kind of night!

This year, the benefit is set to attract some special guests from Philadelphia who are all about fashion such as Cory Wade Hindorff of America’s Next Top Model, Bela Shihu of NINO Brand, and Dom Streater, winner of Project Runway Season 12.  In addition, there will be plenty of jewelry, sculptures, photography, and more up for auction during this benefit.  There will also be plenty of food and refreshments and special performances throughout the evening.

This exciting benefit will take place on Saturday, February 8th, from 7:00-10:00 p.m., tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door.  There will also be a networking night for Young Professionals from 6:00-10:00 p.m. that is free of charge and will be held on Friday, February 7th.  Both events will take place at the spacious Crane Arts Building, 1400 N. American St., Philadelphia, PA 19122.

Before this artistic and classy event, you can preview some of the art that will be apart of the silent auction and begin online bidding by clicking here.

This sounds like an exciting evening that will be full of creativity and style, if you’re in the Philadelphia area, then this is something you don’t want to miss.

Got the Look? : Awards Season Style

It’s Awards season and all the stars on the red carpet are setting trends and style standards.  While it’s Awards season, do you have your look?  Galas, formal events, and Valentine’s Day are just right around the corner.  Check out some of the designers represented by CreativPR below to check out their lines and find out below how to contact them to schedule your personal fitting today.  You can look just as good as the stars in Hollywood with these gorgeous looks from the designers shown below!  (All images are property of CreativPR.)

Yvette

These haute couture looks in the Yvette collection are simply fabulous with the color palette ranging from deep dark fall colors to pastel.  The embellishments are just right on every look!

O'Blanc

The O’Blanc collection is reminiscent of classic looks, A-line, and sheath.  These looks drape perfectly and every body type can find a style to fit them on the red carpet.  I love the use of the classic pan-tone colors and bold hues.  Anybody looking to be classic Hollywood chic can’t go wrong with this collection.

Lum

The Lum collection is very reminiscent of old Hollywood, the looks remind me of old films such as Cleopatra, and the looks of actresses Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly.  These looks seem as though their inspiration has derived from there and they are full of classic and strong lines and structures.

DR

Drenusha Xharra brings the glam with these sleek metallic looks, soft lace, and a golden yellow glow in the line.  If you’re looking to be chic and modern, this is the way to go.  My fave look is #84, it’s fabulous…you can wear this on the red carpet and mix and match the pieces for a night on the town. You can’t go wrong with #84 or any of these looks!

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Adolfo Sanchez’s collection is mesmerizing.  I love the soft teals, white, the entire palette!  I especially love the way that this collection builds up from modern/ chic to bring the drama with couture on the last picture #22.  The model is especially fierce, rockin’ her golden fro mohawk!  I love it!  The designers concept is clear and striking from onset to finish and this collection speaks volumes.  If you’re looking for anything bold, eye catching, dramatic, couture, or fabulous then you’ve found it all in this collection!

CHANDRA

After you’ve chosen one of the looks from above, take the time to style it with one of these fabulous pieces from Chandra Jewelry.  In one of my older posts, Walk the Talk Event, I had the opportunity to meet one of the designers behind Chandra Jewelry and view their beautiful collection of accessories.  Trust me, you cannot go wrong with one of these pieces!  They are fantastic!

If you’re looking for something to wear to a formal or semi-formal event, definitely contact CreativPR, they will not steer you wrong with these talented fashion and jewelry designers on their roster.  For more details on setting up an appointment, click on this link for details.

….As always…thanks for stopping by and drop a line telling me about your favorite look posted above!

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