Archive for January, 2013

[VIDEO] A Pep Talk From Kid President

This video has been spreading over the internet like wild fire!

I first saw “A Pep Talk from Kid President” on The Seventh District blog on Tuesday and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.  After seeing the video posted on Facebook and receiving it from a friend via email, I knew I had to share.

This pep talk will surely inspire you to get moving!

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You were made to be awesome!

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Dress for Success Washington, DC Annual Tag Sale!

It’s that time of year again! Dress for Success is hosting its annual tag sale this Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 10am to 2pm.  Proceeds from the sale benefit Dress for Success’ programs so the organization can continue to serve women in the Washington, DC community.  

 Dress for Success Tag Sale Dress for Success Washington, DC Annual Tag Sale!

If you’re interested in updating your wardrobe and give back to your community, please stop by this Saturday!

 

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You’re Invited: “Endless Touch” Hair & Body Products Launch Party

I am really excited about this event next week!!

Last month I hosted a giveaway for the Endless Touch gift basket that featured body butter, hair & body oil and a body scrub (Shout out to Tiffany who won the basket)!

My hair stylist and make-up artist, Alicia Holliday, has been working tirelessly to create an extensive line of products to debut to the DMV. She created Endless Touch, an all natural hair and body products line that includes lip balms, body srubs, hair and body oil and more for women, men and children. You can check out my review of the products here.

Endless Touch Launch Party Youre Invited: Endless Touch Hair & Body Products Launch Party

The Endless Touch Launch Party will take place next Wednesday, February 6th at Tabaq Bistro on U street.  The event is FREE!! Attendees will enjoy drink specials and have the opportunity to sample the products.  Alicia will also be selling products at the event, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

I have known Alicia since elementary school. She has made a name for herself as a hair stylist and make-up artist and I am extremely excited and proud of her as she expands her business. If you love natural beauty products and want to support a local business, I hope you’ll join me at the launch party next Wednesday!

 For more info on Endless Touch visit www.endlesstouch.biz

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Styled by Keri: Favored by Yodit Photo Shoot

Socialite and party promoter Yodit Gebreyes is expanding her business.  She has started an event planning company called Favored by Yodit. The website is scheduled to be released next month so to prepare for the site launch, she had a photo shoot last week to take pictures of herself and various table settings she designed for special occasions.

Yodit contacted me to assist her with styling her looks for the shoot.  She selected the apparel, but needed me to help with accessories. Unfortunately, I couldn’t stay for the entire shoot so I styled her first look and I also finalized the looks of three models.  I used my jewerly and jewerly from personal stylist Lauren Matthews. Here are a few pictures the shoot:

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If you’re in need of a stylist, don’t hesitate to contact me at keri@adivastateofmind.com or 301-836-1451!

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QOTD: Do You Feel Pressured To Get Married & Have Kids?

marriage and kids QOTD: Do You Feel Pressured To Get Married & Have Kids?Lately it seems like everyone is engaged, just got married or having kids.  If you’re in your late twenties and single without kids, do you feel like you’re behind?

Every time I talk to one of my friends, the topic of marriage and kids comes up. She’ll be 28 this year and like me, she is not in a relationship. It seems to really bother her that she’s almost 30, without a husband or kids. I sometimes sit and wonder “damn, is it REALLY THAT BAD that you don’t have either of those things right now?”

Where did this idea of being married and having kids before the age of 30 come from? Do women (and men) fear being consider “old parents?” Has society made us feel like we haven’t accomplished anything if marriage and kids don’t happen at a certain age?

I’ll be 28 in March and personally I don’t feel pressure to be married or have kids right now. Do I want to be in a relationship?  Yes. Am I ready to walk down the aisle right now? No.  Post graduate school, I don’t think I envisioned myself getting married before 30. And I’m definitely not ready for kids right now. I’m still trying to get my life in order; how can I possibly be responsible for someone else??

I was getting my hair done on Friday and the married lady next to me starting talking about how women these days are so pressed for marriage that often times they settle. PREACH!!! Instead of enjoying single life, dating and waiting to find a mate, some women end up settling just so they can have the title of being someone’s wife.  To all of you out there wanting to get married and have kids, please don’t settle!! If you end up not getting married until you’re over 30 years old, that is ok! That’s better than settling for someone at 28 and not being happy.

Everyone has their own timeline of when they want things to happen in life. Marriage and kids are some of those things we cannot control (if you believe in having children after you’re married). I would hope that while we all pursue living a life of love with a significant other and creating our own families in the future, we don’t feel like we are incomplete or we haven’t accomplished much because those areas are temporarily missing. Let’s have faith that we will receive the desires of our heart when the time is right!

What are your thoughts on marriage and kids?  If you’re in your late twenties, do you feel pressured to get married and have kids by a certain age? 

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You’re Invited: Red Carpet Premiere of “Unheard”

In partnership with B.P. Cinema Films, MaineDrama Productions is producing a short independent film entitled Unheard. In a world that sensationalizes sexual abuse, Unheard explores the journey to healing. What happens when the victims’ try to cope and live after the assault has occurred? Unheard challenges the stereotypes, our complacency, and charges us to do more.

Lucas, an independent filmmaker, digs deep into the lives of friends and community members trying to answer questions that burn in his mind. He desperately tries to be the voice for those in which he comes in contact. On his journey, he makes numerous discoveries, not only about his friends, but himself.

Check out the trailer below:

UnheardTrailer3 from UnheardTheFilm on Vimeo.

Writer Tramaine of MaineDrama Productions discusses what motivated her to write this film:

UnheardTheFilm:Extended Trailer from UnheardTheFilm on Vimeo.

The premiere is this Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the University of Maryland Colleg Park, Hoff Theatre. Doors open at 4pm. Following the premiere, attendees will enjoy a reception (light hors d’evores and beverages) and a talk back session with the cast and crew.

Purchase your tickets today!  Click here! Tickets will also be available at the door.

**Parental Advisory: This video may not be suitable for children under the age of 13**

 

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Looks We Love: Michelle Obama 2013 Red Inaugural Gown by Jason Wu

Jason Wu is winning!!

For the 2009 Inaugural balls, First Lady Michelle Obama wore a white Jason Wu gown. This year, she chose a custom ruby colored chiffon & velvet gown from the designer. She paired the gown with Jimmy Choo shoes and a Kimberly McDonald ring.

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FLOTUS 2013 Gown Looks We Love: Michelle Obama 2013 Red Inaugural Gown by Jason Wu

2009 Jason Wu Gown:

FLOTUS 2009 Gown Looks We Love: Michelle Obama 2013 Red Inaugural Gown by Jason Wu

I think she looks stunning in red!!

What do you think of the First Lady’s look? Which gown do you like?

P.S. Can I experience love like this?!? I’m just sayin…

Photos: Business Insider & Hello Beautiful

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Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2013

I’ve declared it a few times on the blog; Jason Wu is one of my favorite designers! For his Pre-Fall 2013 collection, he stepped up the sensual appeal offering a lot of leather options (pants, dresses and shorts) body hugging dresses and red carpet gowns that are sure to turn heads. The collection is perfection!!

Here are a few of my favorites:

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Check out the rest of the collection here:

 

Source: Fashion Bomb Daily

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Miss Teen DC and Miss DC Casting Call

Do you have what it takes? If you’re interested in pursuing the journey to become Miss America, you’ll want to attend this Miss Teen DC and Miss DC Casting Call this weekend!

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Model For A Day: WUSA9 ‘Inauguration Fashions’ TV Segment

This morning, I along with four other DC fashion bloggers, had the opportunity to model Inauguration gowns on WUSA9 News for their segment on Inauguration Fashions.   We showed off gowns from Carine’s Bridal Atelier and accessories from Bishop Boutique. It was an extremely early morning (we met at 4am), but I had a great time dressing up and being a model for the day with other local bloggers.

Check out pics and click on the link below to view the segment.

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Makeup time!

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With Meagan of www.districtsparkle.com and Eden of www.gardenofglam.com

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Accessories from Bishop Boutique

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With Morgan of www.dcfunemployment.com

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Teaser shot with Eden

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With WUSA9 Anchors

My bad for walking in front of the camera!

Anyone who mentions the segment will receive 20% off at Carine’s Bridal Atelier and Bishop Boutique this Tuesday through Friday.

Special thanks to Whitney Stringer for the opportunity!

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