- You must follow @doll_inthecity on Instagram!
- Hashtag #DollsintheCity with the photo posted below on Instagram!
Friday, April 26, 2013
As we all prepare for an event-filled Spring and Summer in RVa, we ask that you don't book up your calendar just yet!
Dolls in the City is coming back to the Cap City on May 10th fro 6-930pm at Art6 Gallery in Downtown Richmond! Grab a hold of your seats because this year Dolls in the City has a surprise for you all...
Dolls in the City will be going on TOUR!!
This is how the creator Leslie described her classy event:
"Our event, Dolls in the City, is tailored with the fabulously chic doll in mind that is looking to satisfy her need for the latest in beauty, fashion and the arts! The purpose of this event is to create an ambiance for like-minded women to be pampered, mix and mingle for a great cause all while promoting local business owners and galleries.
Our first event which was hosted at ARTworks was a huge success so this year we will be venturing into new markets outside of the RVA area as well. What sets this event apart from similar trade shows or beauty night out events is our aim to provide an experience for business owners and guests alike which is why we have chosen to kick off this year's series as "The Experience" tour.
Doll Factory is a lifestyle brand currently offering handcrafted natural body care products. I also developed a brand called Pucker Cake which is a line of natural lip products."
Notorious Styles attended Dolls in the City last year and had a BLAST!
In honor of this fabulous event Notorious Styles has partnered with the Head Doll Leslie to do a giveaway!
The terms of the giveaway are:
The Winner will be announced on MAY 3RD!!!!!!!
Get on it Dolls!
Friday, April 12, 2013
This week's Most Notorious Talent is one of my FAVORITE jewelry designers and Naturals!
She was always so sweet since the first day that we met her and I was thrilled when she agreed to allow this interview to happen!
• Please State your Name and Talent for our viewers.
My name is Ja’nay Hargrove and I make Jewelry out of corks or remnants of corks.
• What made you get into designing jewelry?
Well, I’ve always been an artistic person. Whether it was making a table and painting it, Painting on canvas, or sewing. One day I decided to stick two paper clips through some left over corks from a party I had. I attached two earring hooks and viola! I had earrings. I went out that day grocery shopping and I could hardly shop because of how many people were stopping me. Everyone said “Are those corks on your ears? How awesome! Where can I get some? How creative! Where did you buy them?”. So from that moment I knew I was onto something. Of course I use a more professional method of creating jewelry than that now, but that was how Jewelry by Janay came about.
I’ve always liked carrying myself outside the box. I have never been one to follow trends. So I wanted to create something that could be a trendsetter, game changer, be worn every season with every outfit, and would never become dated.
• I LOVE your cork earrings, have you ever thought of or vended in a wine expo or something along those lines? If so, how was the response you received?
Thank you! – Yes that is all I think about. I have not as of yet but am vigorously working very hard to do so. I know Jewelry by Janay will be a hit when I do so stay tuned!
• Describe your unique jewelry in three words.
A Show Stopper!
• What type of women make up your target audience?
I don’t have a specific audience. Men, women, children, teens, different races, ages all stopped me and currently stop me to compliment me on my earrings. All my clients rave about the compliments they receive when out and about. Jewelry by Janay is not just for the urban community. I strive to reach all ethnics groups and promote others to accessorize outside the box!
• Where do you see Jewelry by Janay in 5 years?
In five years I see Jewelry by Janay being made by the bulk by manufactures. I want Jewelry by Janay at every winery I can reach out to. I also would like to be traveling to different cities promoting and selling Jewelry by Janay at wine events. That’s my goal!
• You know we have to talk about your gorgeous hair! What're your top five favorite products?
Wen conditioning cleanser.
Carols Daughters Vanilla spray conditioner
Black castor oil for my scalp
• What's your weekly hair care regiment?
I deep condition once a week and wear my hair in a wash and go style. Every morning I apply a curl soufflé to my damp hair after a shower.
• Are you completely stoked about Return of the Curls this year??
Completely! This is such a big deal for Jewelry by Janay and also I am ecstatic about the sponsors that will be there. I cannot wait to see the on stage demonstrations and hear curly Nikki talk about healthy hair growth.
It really encompasses who I am. When you look at my line you see me. It’s art and every artist expresses themselves through their art. Jewelry by Janay is not based on trends so it will always be ‘IN’. I am all about promoting creativity and keeping the inspire to be inspired wheel going. I want everyone to know you can think outside the box and stay “Notorious” while doing so!
To get in contact with Ja'Nay to purchase jewelry or have her as a vendor at your event, you can contact her at:
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Lately Kim Kardashian has been receiving a lot of flak from the media due to her poor choice in Maternity Clothing.
|Can you or your baby breath?|
I actually have to agree.
You can still be sexy, classy and pregnant.
Her of all people should be aware of that.
Yes, most women feel that since they've gained a few dozen extra pounds that they can't be sexy or feel good about themselves.
This is one of the most amazing times in your lives,
So what if your feet are a bit swollen, buy a size up and sport them like they're the most comfortable pair of flats that you've ever purchased.
I was watching Style Network one Monday, Mommy Monday, and they were showing episodes of BravoTv's Pregnancy in Heels.
Rosie Pope has some of the CUTEST Maternity Clothes I have ever seen.
Maybe Kim Kardashian needs a Rosie Pope Intervention.
There are plenty of websites and stores and even HAND-ME-DOWNS from her sister Kourtney that look so much better than the fashion choices Kim has chosen thus far.
Her decisions are getting better BUT I've found a list of websites for all of you Mommy-to-be's out there for super cute and fashionable Maternity wear that you're sure to love!
Return of the Curls presents Curls Gone Wild Natural Hair Expo and Hair Show is just about THREE WEEKS AWAY and the good news just keeps rolling in!
THIS JUST IN:
- MACY'S IS NOW A SPONSOR OF RETURN OF THE CURLS!!!
- KAREN'S BODY BEAUTIFUL IS NOW A SPEAKER AT THE MAY 4TH AND 5TH VIRGINIA EXPO!
- NATURALHAIRDOESCARE IS GOING TO BE HOSTING THE VIRGINIA EXPO!
- THERE IS STILL VENDOR SPACE AVAILABLE!!!!! DO NOT HESITATE TO GET A TABLE!
PARENTS! THIS ONE IS FOR YOU!
CURLS GONE WILD ATTENDEES WILL BE OFFERED A SAFE, SUPERVISED, AFFORDABLE KID'S CORNER WHERE YOU CHILD OR CHILDREN WILL BE ABLE TO WATCH A MOVIE, PLAY GAMES AND PARTICIPATE IN SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES WHILE YOU ENJOY THE EXPO!
CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT IT IS ONLY $5 PER HOUR TO BE PROVIDED WITH SUPERVISED CHILD CARE WHILE YOU ARE ABLE TO ENJOY THE EXPO AS LONG AS YOU LIKE????
There will also be a NATURAL HAIR SHOWCASE taking place LIVE on-stage! Sunday, May 5th is the day that all local, amateur and professional stylists can compete and showcase their talents! Know a natural hair stylist that isn't participating in the hair show but is THE BOMB? Send them our way!
ALSO! Notorious Styles is having a contest for you all to win free tickets to the hair show and expo! See the link below for details or visit our instagram @NotoriousStylez!!!
If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, you might want to get them NOW! The show is only three weeks away and this is an event that you don't want to miss!
SEE YOU THERE!
Monday, April 8, 2013
I am pretty sure you fashionsitas have heard that the Notorious Rihanna has her own clothing line. Now I, Chynesha, am a HUGE fan of Rihanna's style and hearing that she had her own clothing line, I knew I had to check it out. I visited the website and fell in LOVE. H&M, 21, Rumors, and many more stores are out the door in regards to my shopping. Her garments are totally different then what the Fashion Industry is doing, her style is in every piece that she has created. Monday, March 4, 2013 was Rihanna's BIG DAY. She released her River Island Spring collection to seven different cities around the globe. Not only was it a great success but, her online pieces were sold out within a week. You can say whatever you want about her personality, her music, her love life or her style, but this women is successful in everything she does. I will be looking forward for her Winter Collection, until then, here is a sneak peak of her collection.
Her Launch Parties
As always Stay Classy
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
For those of you all that have been living under a rock, Return of the Curls: Curls Gone Wild Hair Expo's Virginia Show is about FIVE WEEKS AWAY!
The Hair Show team has been working extrememly hard and you will soon see how much it has paid off!
We have a special treat for our Virginia and North Carolina readers!
In honor of Notorious Styles being BEYOND ready for warm weather, we've decided to have a READY FOR SUMMER GIVEAWAY!
Here are the details of the contest giveaway!
- Follow @NotoriousStylez and @ReturnoftheCurls2 on Instagram!
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Hello my Naturalistas, I hope everyone is having a happy Tuesday. Today I wanted to upload a video of me showing you how I style my Havanna twist but my Webcam was acting funny. I had research on YouTube that can help you style your protective hair. These three videos can work on any protective style not just Havanna Twist. Hope you guys enjoyed.
As Always Stay Classy!