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Follow-up and Photos from GLITZBURGH: Glamour Meets Giving ~ A Black and Gold Affair

1 Jun

The May 23rd “Glitzburgh Glamour Meets Giving” event held at FATE Lounge in the Strip District was not only a fun and fashionable affair – but also a success, raising almost $14,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

The music was great, the drinks were flowing, and the fashions were fantastic. The crowd was the perfect mix of young and old, and the vibe was friendly, giving, and generous.

Everything was local – from the makeup worn by models (Pittsburgh-based “Obsessed” minerals –www.obsessedminerals.com) to the music (Danielle Barbe, Anthony Jardine) to the fashions on the runway (Sew Addicted, Shop 412, Decade Pittsburgh) and even the models (including Pittsburgh Steeler James Harrisonand Miss Pennsylvania Gina Cerilli.)

I was “live-tweeting” from the event, giving you the most current updates — and, yes, afterwards, I made sure to head home and watch the series finale of LOST, which was, naturally, DVRed and waiting for me that very evening!

See below for some fab photos from this awesome occasion!

En Route to Glitzburgh Glamour Meets Giving

Er, thanks for the Press Pass, but it's glitzburgh.WORDPRESS.com 😉

Danielle Barbe Performing

Glitzburgh at Glitzburgh 😉

Me again

My date/boyfriend and I at Glitzburgh: Glamour Meets Giving 2010

Singer Anthony Jardine Performing at Glitzburgh GMG

Martha Stewart Does Market District

14 May

Today, Martha Stewart madness took over Market District in Robinson Township, right outside of Pittsburgh. Approximately 750 people got the opportunity to see a demonstration of Martha’s new “Martha Stewart Clean” eco-friendly household products, and get either books or products autographed by Martha herself.

Ms. Stewart was, of course, polished, polite, and impeccibly dressed, and surprisingly friendly, posing for photos with fans during the book signing and being chatty. The whole event was run very efficiently and smoothly and was overall well-done and well-organized, and very tasteful.

Even though we were told that she would not pose for photos, when I got up there, she took a picture with me without my even asking her to. I was expecting someone to just take a picture of her as she was signing my book, but she was gracious and nice, and even offered me encouragement on publishing my own book someday.

I admit, I went into it as a skeptic. I wanted to see what it was all about, and I wanted to blog about it for my ‘day job’ because of the whole healthy living and wellness component, but, I’ve never been a huge Martha fan. However, it goes to show that you shouldn’t judge people because, she was very kind to me and didn’t rub me the wrong way at all. I can only speak for my personal experience but I left happy, and, after looking through the Fresh Flavor Fast book, hungry.

Kudos to Market District (and what a fabulous store that is, anyway!) for putting on such a lovely event!

You can read my other blog about health living, going green, and eating well for overall wellness, here.

Glitzburgh at the Carnegie Museum -> Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art: A Benefit for the Persad Center

12 May

On Monday, May 10th, the Persad Center of Pittsburgh hosted their annual art benefit “Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art” at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland.

This event featured 200+ local, regional, and even international artists, live and silent auctions, and fabulous hors d’oeuvres and appetizers. Dinner was buffet-style and included delicious gourmet food ranging from from local restaurants and bistros to chains such as PF Chang’s.

The crowd was ever-diverse and included businessmen, doctors, philanthropists, art students, drag queens, the transgendered, bisexual, lesbian, gay community, art collectors, devoted volunteers, bloggers, media, and the local avant garde circle. There literally was something for everyone – food, art, and beverages for every taste! Guests could enjoy wine, whiskey, soda, or lattes, and could munch on ravioli, salad, rice, or salmon rolls. The art ranged from Andy Warhol-esque paintings like the “Mums” print to glass-blown vases and still-life photography. There were tastefully done nudes, a plant-woman, a brass marionette, and many abstract pieces. There were pastoral works, watercolors, and nautical-themed works, ethnic and tribal pieces, and other works with more of a pop art flair.

Glitz and glam melded with class and culture, and every intersection was met with grace and poise. This was an event free of judgement and full of welcoming, and hope. It truly was an evening of celebrating art, and celebrating life. I hope to be able to attend next year, and I hope that the Persad Center was able to raise lots of money this year for their wonderful cause.

Thank you to the Persad Center and the Carnegie Museum of Art for a lovely evening….and especially to Kristen Hawley, who, I looked for all night, but, was unable to connect with! (A testament to the vast number of guests and the large crowd that this esteemed event drew! Kudos!)

Cheers to a successful evening!

Check out some of my photos from the event, below!

Celebs Get Real: Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson Release Untouched Photos! And Me, Makeup-Free!

15 Apr

This week, Britney Spears authorized the released of her untouched Candies ads – cellulite and all!

Recently, Jessica Simpson posed makeup-free on a magazine cover.

I like this celebrity trend!

While they’re still better looking than the average gal, it IS nice to see that even celebrities have their flaws. I’m not at all “for” the tabloids that exploit stars with their “who has cottage cheese thighs” and “guess who’s flab this is?” worst-of beach bodies issues – BUT – if stars like Britney and Jessica want to authorize the public to see the “real” them on their own terms, well, more power to ’em!

Below are the pics – today’s Photos of the Day!

Britney Pre-Airbrushing – and After  ~ (Shot 1)

Britney Pre-Airbrushing – and After  ~ (Shot 2)


Spears said she did this to show women and young girls that she is not perfect!

Here are Simpson’s May photos from Marie Claire – Jessica Simpson and her camp swear that they are without makeup. Here is a photo of Jess with makeup (left) and then the May 2010 Marie Claire cover without:


Here’s a shot of Ms. Simpson from the inside of the mag:


Jessica posed au naturel, saying that she has nothing to prove. Her new show, The Price of Beauty, is about finding beauty from within, and explores the entire world searching for what each individual culture defines as beautiful. Perhaps, as her song, “In This Skin” alludes to, and despite all the paprazzi badergering her about her weight, Jess really is comfortable in her own skin? I hope so.

By the way – I believe her claims that she is makeup-free. What about you? Here’s a good blog dicussing the topic:

And how about Britney? Despite her bruises and cellulite, I’d take her bod any day.

Thoughts?

I’m interested to hear a GUY’S perspective on this one! Is Jess pretty? Fat? Britney? Yes, no?


Regardless, as woman, I applaud them for going makeup-free. Here’s makeup-free me, taken just now at 6:52pm EST! No makeup, no editing, hair au naturel, too! Ladies ~ anyone else brave enough to share NO MAKEUP pics?!? Scary…..but somehow, freeing! 🙂    Get empowered, we don’t need makeup or re-touching, right gals?? 😉

(Please note: I’m OK with posting a no-makeup face pic. Do not ask me to post a bikini pic right now. I am soooo NOT THAT confident hehehe)




Mom-to-Be Rumors: First Beyonce, now….Kristen Stewart? Pregnant and Engaged:

28 Mar

Attention Twihards: Unconfirmed Rumors —> Are R. Stew and K. Patz getting hitched? AND expecting?

Thursday night, I posted an entry about the circulating rumor that Beyonce and husband Jay-Z are expecting their first baby.

Now, the blogosphere is swirling with rumors of (yet another) Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson engagement rumor, this time, due to the fact that, according to (the always mysterious) “sources” …”Kristen is definitely pregnant.”

Unlike the Beyonce and Jay-Z preggers-posts that were reported by some heavier hitters such as the New York Times and the Huffington Post, this one has not particularly come from any even somewhat-credible sources. But, alas, as of 24 hours ago, hundreds of blogs were reporting the two “Twilight” saga stars as getting hitched and popping out a little one!

Let’s hope if they do, that it smiles a little more than Kristen (who, by the way, has been looking STUNNING on the red carpet lately, and definitely does not look pregnant at all) and is a little less bashful than Pattinson.

What do you think … are they getting married? Having a baby? The engagement rumors would surprise me less if they turned out to be true. But, this was Kristen last week at the NYC premiere of her upcoming film, “The Runaways” … she doesn’t LOOK pregnant. (And might I add, her Emilio Pucci dress is DELICIOUS! I want! K.Stew is becoming a fashionista as of late! I dig it.)

Guess we’ll have to be on bump (and ring!) watch with these two…. I can’t say that I’d hate it. They are kind of perfect together.