Hello, my dear friends! Words can describe how much I appreciate your love and support throughout my three and half years of blogging journey, all the up and down times. One thing I’ve learned from blogging is whatever passion get you started, hard work is the only way to get you there! In the past half-year, I begin to see a few rewards of my work as a blogger / stylist — I’ve been featured in three well-know Washington publications as one of the trend/style setters of the year. The most recent one is Style Setter feature of Washington Life magazine in their April issue. I happened to modeled for one of the makeup / hair style features, so I thought I’d share them all here, hoping they can bring you more spring style inspiration.
While it is cool to be featured as a style setter, the best thing for me is 1) a validation to my work; and 2) meeting other creative people in the area and feeling even more grounded. Each time, I had the opportunity to meet a group of talented people with different professional backgrounds, photographers, dancer, tv show host, designer, doctors, even people from corporate America. I discovered that my fellow style setters are leaders of their creative fields and look stylish while doing so. What they do has a profound impact on people around them and the DC community as a whole. To a certain degree, this separates DC style setters from the “traditional” style setters we know, I feel very honored and more so humbled to be in their company. Without further a duo, here is a group photo of Washington Life magazine Style Setters of 2017. You can read more about this feature online here:
From left to right: Meg Briam, Victor Nguyen-Long, Sara Azani, Desiree Venn Frederic, Dan Roberge, me, Paul Wharton (photo by Nick Ghobashi)
The outfit I am wearing sums up my take on spring 2017 trends and some will go well into summer and fall: bright, neon hues, exaggerated portions, statement earrings and of course, baring shoulders. In the next few months, I am hoping to see our streets as well as screens blooming with bright colors, ruffles big and small as well as glowing skin.
In the same issue of Washington Life magazine, I also had an eye-opening experience modeling for GlamSquad, a beauty app through which you can request professional hair and makeup services to come to your home. Getting glam in front of your own mirror is no longer a novelty that is exclusive to celebrities and socialites, or brides. The better news is the services are quite reasonable consider all the time you could save by not going to salons.
In the feature, I modeled two spring hair and make up trends, the first one a simple, sophisticated look that is good for the office or a formal party, especially the red lips being matte which make them daytime appropriate. It is super easy to do, I taped a tip or two from the stylists while they were working on my hair and face.
The second look is more care-free and romantic, perfect for off-duty or a night out. I am still curling iron challenged, so I’d leave the hair styling to professionals, but the blush application all the way into the temples, I might attempt to replicate on my own. 😀 “Highlighting is so last year” as they told me, “All about blush bomb now”.
More about both looks and how-to can be found on Washington Life April issue (digital copy here)
If you are interested, learn more about GlamSquad services on their website, and if you do want to try out their serve, use “petiteflowerpresents” promo code to get $25 off your first appointment.
Thank you so much for reading! See you in my next post!