2018 is here!!
Sorry ladies I will get better at blogging this year I promise. That is one of my resolutions actually. This is my first one since taking over Housewives In The City-San Antonio so bare with me and be nice haha. Comments are always welcome btw...
Today I pat myself on the back! Day 3 of this new year in 2018 and I have already had my 8 glasses of water each day as I promised myself. Is it ok to be proud of such a simple thing like that!? Haha I really am proud that something that was so hard for me to do is getting done with hard determination and will.
My point is ladies, is that when you hear people say "I can't do this" and "I can't do that", it's simply an excuse! It's hard work sometimes (most cases) but that drive is what you need like gas for a car.
I went to my dermatologist today and had a skin analysis done which is very awkward when the doc is looking at your naked body scanning your skin when you haven't shaved in days because it's so darn cold out haha. Yikes....AWKWARD!
That's another resolution off my list is to fix my skins complexion so was prescribed all kinds of ointments and creams for this. Water is the natural medicine that will help my Doc said. Ugh.....
One day at a time....
Happy New Year!
If you have hung out with me for any length of time you will discover that I definitely have my own style going on. Wearing “fashion” has never been my strong point. Mostly because I am the mother of five plus I always love things that fit my mood. I could be wearing a skirt or jeans or heels or running shoes. For me it all depends on how my day is filled.
But I have always loved being a part of watching designers flourish in their creative zones on runways, and behind sewing machines. Back in the day, when I had cable television and a DVR, (I am guessing some people still have these right?) I would record all the Project Runway shows along with America’s Next Top Model.
Spending hours catching up on all the episodes and relishing in the new ways the designers saw clothes and how those models displayed them. I think it was the little girl in me who always hoped to find this avenue of life. Although life took a different route my love for the industry is still burning strong.
So as this blog continues to develop and grow my voice I knew fashion needed to be involved. It just makes sense for who I am and a passion I have always had.
Over the course of this Fashion Friday Summer Series I will be highlighting some boutiques both online and brick and mortar that are standing out in the fashion world-either online or on the local runways here in San Antonio.
And just this last Saturday Coco of Coco Productions had her fifth Stylish Saturday runway show of local designers. And I was quite impressed with the mix of local, fast fashion that was displayed in this 70’s themed style.
These models had their work cut out for them between the 10 different designers and a changing room with no air conditioning. But I say... it just made the women “glisten” in their bare back jumpers and high waisted trousers.
Models is not for the faint of heart. It is hard work. And these girls did nothing less then impress the onlookers in the industrial style CoLAB that was the back drop for the show.
Chris Cantoya and John Frazee captured the amazing designs, styles and designers from many angles. This quick recap will take you through the evenings highlights.
In case you fall in love with something here many of these designers can already be found in stores like Diva J’s Closet and A.Marie and Flawless Fashionista plus online on etsy. Plus they would love to make something special order just for you, just look them up on Instagram or Facebook.
The next show fashion extravaganza will be in October. If you’re a designer, model or artist in the industry contact me and I will get you all the info you need.
Partnering up with San Antonio Housewives in the City for our February Girls Night Out, is a sweet stylist and hair color mastermind Cassandra from bluemilk salon + creative space. She will be bringing the GNO guests her expertise on styling tips, using dry shampoo and how to make perfect beach waves all using her favorite product EVO.
The other day I had the fabulous oportunity to have my hair done by Ms Cassandra and from the moment I walked into the bluemilk zone, Sola Salon, I knew I was in for a different kind of hair styling experience.
Cassandra sat down with me face to face. She asked questions about my hair goals, what I loved about my hair, what I wanted to improve. She took notes and gave suggestions all in the right places.
There was no rushing here.
No hurrying for a break or to meet her next client.
Just calm and peaceful.
I had been wanting to grow my natural greys out but in such a way that was classy and as low maintenance as possible.
We discussed if bayalage hair painting or foils would be best.
And foils one this time around.
As we chatted away about life, experiences and general getting to know one another while Cassandra was weaving color into my hair. She spent time rinsing my hair and conditioning it in such away as to create the least amount of damage to it.
Cassandra cares about using good products on your hair that are: 1.) less harmful for the hair 2.) also less harmful for the environment. And that includes sustainability of ingredients .After putting some amazing EVO products on my hair, and blowing it out, she shaped it to style.
I was in awe! The fact that she was able to make me look like a classy, naturally greying (younger rather than older) woman was beyond me. The highlights were so natural and true to my color you can’t even tell. The are just helping me blend away all the old color and bringing out the natural highlights I am wanting more of.
Looking for a good hair stylist can be challenging. Often women spend years unhappy with their hair but not knowing how to express their need to change. If that is you maybe you should chat with Cassandra and see if she would be a good fit for styling your hair.
You can find Cassandra on FB here or IG here. She is also a mastermind at posting photos of clients before and after on IG along with having a passion for teaching stylists the importance of furthering their hair-ucation and growing their salon businesses.
Love you Cassandra!
"Think like a Queen. A Queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness" -Oprah Winfrey
This is my mantra on life and how I live. I am not scared to fail because that motivates me more if I do. I learn to live one day at a time and will never be too old for it.
I enjoy spending time with boyfriend whether it's traveling, reading a book, trying new eateries or playing with my dog. I find myself as easy going as it gets.