Come rain or shine, Sunday will be Oscar time! And as the last hurrah of awards season, the theme of the night will be: Go big, or go home. I stopped by StyleLab’s annual Oscar’s Jewelry Suite today to scope out all of the sensational sparklers we’ll spot on the red carpet – and few pieces could be described as understated. Jewelry expert Michael O’Connor was on hand to offer styling advice and dish on the hottest trends in accessories. What pieces will Hollywood’s brightest stars be shining in at the 86th Annual Academy Awards? Let’s sneak a peek.
Jillian began her career in writing as a journalist. She’s covered a variety of topics from trials and tradeshows to produce and local businesses before landing herself in the fashion industry. She spent two years as Associate Editor at WSAToday, a trade magazine for footwear and accessories buyers, where she focused on women’s shoe brands and luxury handbags and jewelry. Currently she manages the content of JustFabulous The Blog, as well as generates copy for the brand site.
Every year around Valentine’s Day, the Alumni Scholars Club at the University of California – Los Angeles holds a Locks of Love drive. Long-haired Samaritans, both men and women, come from miles around to shear their tresses in the name of charity – including me. I chopped off and donated my golden locks for the third time last week. Oh, and I did I mention the minimum length to donate is 10 inches?
Well, I guess it’s that time. Time to ‘fess up and admit that magazine workouts probably do work… if you actually follow the program. Fabshionistas, I won’t lie to you. I got through 2.5 sessions of this ab workout before I gave up completely.
It’s the beginning of the New Year, and no doubt a resolution high on people’s lists is ‘Getting Into Shape.’ I’m no exception. One of my favorite Christmas presents was a Fitbit, which will surely boost my motivation. As a fitness enthusiast, I’ve been a subscriber to Fitness and Shape magazines for the past year. Each issue is filled with workouts that make tempting promises, like how to get Flat Abs Fast and Sexy Arms In 6 Moves. But it’s rare that I ever actually try one. Until now.
Oops, she did it again! It may seem hard to believe, but on this day 32 years ago, Ms. Britney Jean Spears was born in McComb, Miss. Since then, we’ve seen the Princess of Pop get married and divorced, have 2 sons, launch 7 studio albums and create quite a buzz among the paparazzi. She’s risen to the top, come crashing down and then made an impressive comeback. In honor of Brit-Brit’s bday, I’ve created a timeline to highlight her most significant milestones. You better work!
Next to Christmas and my birthday, National Dessert Day may be my favorite day of the year. I already have a huge sweet tooth, so giving me an excuse to stuff myself with treats is hardly necessary. But giving me a way to justify it is fabulous! Thankfully, eating isn’t the only part of desserts I enjoy; I also love to bake. Which is why I’m thrilled to share my Top 3 Dessert Reality Shows with you.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a cause I am very passionate about. Back in college when I joined a sorority, I was excited to become part of an organization whose national philanthropy is breast cancer education and awareness. But my involvement didn’t end with graduation. I continue to fight against this disease as an alumna. And you should, too. Here are a few ways to show your support – besides wearing pink.
I recently attended a friend’s housewarming party where the only source of sustenance was meat – lots and lots of meat. As consolation, I was told there was some broccoli for the vegetarians. News flash: broccoli alone does not a meal make. This is hardly the first function I’ve attended that didn’t cater to my dietary restrictions, but I usually come better prepared. In recognition of Hug A Vegetarian Day yesterday, I’ve put together a few tips on how to tailor your menu when hosting an herbivore.